On the agenda: Like scary movies? Now you can scream as you stream. Plus, cabaret for kids and more...

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Restaurateur – and judge on BBC 2's Great British Menu – Oliver Peyton is to host a one-day mini-market next Saturday, outside his Inn The Park restaurant in St James's Park, London (right). As befits a man of foodie pedigree, expect the produce to be top notch, with wild-picked mushrooms from renowned toadstool authority Brigitte Tee, joints from the award-winning Deli Farm, and cakes from the man himself courtesy of his bakery. 10am-5pm, innthepark.com

Adam Jacques


Ever seen a piece you like but want to know more about it before you invest? High-end British design company Established & Sons has the answer: it has relaunched its website with a "knowledge" tool that offers all sorts of information about its range of products and designers, with items ranging from the Zaha Hadid's classic Aqua Table to Belgian designer of the year Sylvain Willenz's torch light (far right, £95). establishedandsons.com



If you've seen the highly publicised scarefest that is Paranormal Activity and are ready for your next instalment of camcorder horror, then check out award-winning flick Exhibit A. Rather than a demonic presence, it relies on a family in meltdown, as witnessed through a teenage daughter's lens, as its bête noire. Best of all, it's free, thanks to the new independent film-streaming website indiemovies online.com. And if frights aren't your cup of tea, you can also stream a whole slew of indie classics, from Lantana to Lars von Trier's Boss of it All, from the back catalogue; great if you feel like your local multiplex is groaning under the weight of Christmas turkeys.



With the school holidays almost upon us, London arts venue the Barbican is hosting a Christmas show to entertain the little ones. Cabaret Simon is a junior-centric cabaret by highly regarded theatre group Lone Twin, with a playground full of unusual acts including whirling flamenco dervishes, inept circus performers and a comic compère (below left). Wednesday to 31 December, barbican.org.uk



The latest wheeze from recession-hit authors is a book tour that doesn't cost a penny, has no carbon footprint and doesn't entail spending six months a year not writing. In a blog tour, explains Marcus Chown, author of the brilliantly named science book We Need to Talk About Kelvin, an author is "hosted" by literary bloggers around the world. There's conversation with readers, quizzes and perhaps a chance to win Chown's book from Faber. Follow his virtual tour at marcuschown.com

Katy Guest


You've bought the remastered CDs and strummed along on your plastic guitar – what next for the die-hard Beatles fan? The T-shirt, of course (far left). Visionary fashion house Comme des Garçons launches its collaboration with Apple Corps, the music label formed by The Beatles, on a limited range of luggage and apparel this month, available at Dover Street Market. The cartoon apple print designed by Rei Kawakubo adorns satchels and overnight bags made from guilt-free leather alternatives for all those aspiring McCartney vegans out there. T-shirt, £70, doverstreetmarket.com

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