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What To Do, See & Buy: Hedgehog; OU TV; Oi Polloi; Timothy Allen; London Design Festival; Pedlars' Guide to the Great Outdoors


Bright ideas

New children's brand Hedgehog is brimming with clothes, toys and homewares that will make you wish you were young again. Check out the pillarbox-red satchel and this gentle toadstool lamp – old-fashioned items given a delightful modern spin. £68, hedgehogshop.co.uk

Sharp shooters

'OU TV', a series of free filmmaking workshops held in a full-scale model of the original Open University set at Bristol's Arnolfini gallery, kicks off tomorrow. Learn how to make storyboards, edit and use a camera. Call 0117 9172300 to book a place.

Check, mate

Menfolk, give thanks. The new season has landed at Oi Polloi in Manchester, and it is a winner. Bag yourself a stylish corduroy cap, Dr Marten shoes, or this summery Bayfield shirt by Barbour. £79, oipolloi.com

The chef's special

Timothy Allen, new head chef at Launceston Place, has made the west London place his own with dishes like goat's cheese and duck ravioli, and Cornish brill roasted on the bone with coastal prawns. The three-course lunch menu for £23 is a dreamy bargain. Launcestonplace-restaurant.co.uk

In the hot seat

The hottest designers in town are applying the finishing touches in time for the London Design Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next month. We love these Amateur Masters chairs by Ngispen, which will be showing at Superbrands London; for your own sneak preview, visit londondesignfestival.com.

Sweet tweets

Pedlars' Guide to the Great Outdoors by Charlie and Caroline Gladstone, founders of the groovy online shop, is great. Filled with beautifully-illustrated tips and acts (and birdspotting tips), it's a cool, alternative summer read. £16.99, pedlars.co.uk