Swedish spy chiefs under fire for lavish £400,000 James Bond party

The Swedish secret service has come under fire for lavishing more than £400,000 on a James Bond-themed staff party.

Larry Keenan: Photographer who captured Dylan, Ginsberg and the Sixties counter-culture

In December 1965, as Bob Dylan's controversial tour, carrying his newly amplified sound across the US, arrived in Northern California, the singer reacquainted himself with his Beat poet friend Allen Ginsberg, then staying on the West Coast. When the two showed a public display of loyalty outside City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, a 22-year-old photographer captured this intriguing meeting of the folk hero and the literary muse. Larry Keenan was the young cameraman whose shots provided a historic record of that Dylan-Ginsberg summit. When the two were joined by others, including the poets Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure and David Meltzer and the author Richard Brautigan, not to mention the guitarist Robbie Robertson, this rendezvous was soon referred to as the Last Gathering of the Beats, that group of radical writers who had challenged American convention head-on in the 1950s.

DVD: Jaws on Blu-ray (12)

Robert Shaw's unhinged sea dog scratching a blackboard and informing Amity folk that "I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy.

Flash Mob, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

When the dancers of Flash Mob ask the audience to join in with a dancealong routine, they get a giggly, enthusiastic response. It’s a happy ending for a friendly show that brings together dancers from various reality TV dance series, in styles from hip hop to Irish dance.

Tatyana, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker is known for her work with huge and perilous sets.

Morning ****; All That is Wrong, ***,
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Are the kids alright? Not really, to judge by the Traverse’s theatre programme. In Simon Stephens’ Morning, which concludes with words “There is only terror. There is no hope”, the troubled state of today’s youth is laid bare in sinister and brutal fashion.

I Heart Peterborough, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Five years ago Joel Horwood’s adolescent drama I Caught Crabs in Walberswick won a Fringe First and transferred to London’s Bush Theatre. Now the playwright, 31, has teamed up again with Ipswich’s Eastern Angles on another coming-of-age yarn.

Album: Delilah, From the Roots Up (Atlantic)

Camden girl with attitude releases hugely impressive debut that hints at masterwork still to come ….

DVD/Blu-ray: We Bought a Zoo (PG)

I bought a corkscrew, which was marginally more gripping than this cloying true tale.

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The BBC presenter Huw Edwards has held private talks with director Danny Boyle in an attempt to defuse a potential row about the corporation's coverage of the Opening Ceremony, The Independent can reveal.

The Hollow Crown: Henry V, BBC2, Saturday / The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, Wednesday, Channel 4

The last of the BBC's Shakespeare history plays takes a more intimate, low-key look at Henry V

Album: Plan B, Ill Manors (Atlantic/674)

We've had to wait a very long time for a record like this.

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