Related Topics
Skywalking stars

Film: It's the regal thing - the royal gala showing of Star Wars has the Prince of Wales in attendance. Witness the return of the Jedi at the special charity pre-screening of the digitally remastered film on Thursday at the Odeon. Leicester Square. Director George Lucas and Mark "Luke Skywalker" Hamill will be there. Tickets pounds 75-pounds 175. 0171-543 1234. The film opens to the public on Friday.

Hot stuff

Theatre: You may or not be tempted by the cast - Ian Reddington, "Trickie Dickie" from EastEnders, Denise Black from Coronation Street - at the Nottingham Playhouse from tonight. The publicity calls it "mouth- watering". Whatever, Debbie Issit is a very good playwright and The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is a very good, interesting play. With a mixture of sex, death, food and Elvis Presley, you have it all. Until 29 March. 7:30pm Tickets pounds 4.75-pounds 14. 0115-947 0882

Orders order

Talk: Graham Swift will speak on the work to succeed his Booker Prize winning Last Orders (Macmillan paperback, pounds 5.99) on Friday at the NFT's Lyttelton Theatre and follow that with a question and answer session in which one of the questions may well be about allegations concerning the intimate relationship of Last Orders with Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. 6:30pm. Tickets pounds 3.50 (pounds 2.50 concs). 0171-928 2252.

Bowled over

Book: Tibor Fischer's new novel The Collector Collector has been called the "best novel ever narrated by a bowl". A work which indeed is not up to the standards of his previous The Thought Gang, but still impressive, despite that rather unpromising narrative device. On a par with his first, Under the Frog, short-listed for the Booker Prize in '93. Out today. pounds 12.99, Secker & Warburg.

Grosz first

Visual Arts: A major artistic witness to social injustices in Berlin between the wars and a prominent figure in the Dada movement, the draughtsman and political cartoonist George Grosz is the subject of an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts from 20 March. It will be the first display of his work in the UK since 1962. Works include drawings and watercolours of prostitutes, scheming politicians and beggars from the Weimar Republic. Tickets pounds 5 (pounds 1-pounds 3.50 concs). 0171- 494 5676.

Your witness

Television: The hard-hitting Witness series returns on Tuesday with six parts. Beginning with child abuse, it also tackles babies born in prison, a "Dr Death" who encourages suicide and Britain's most radical Muslims. C4 9-10pm. Strong stuff, and just the tonic for the usual Tuesday night fare.

Here's the craic

St Patrick's Day: For Irish beer, cheer, food, and music head for the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool tonight. Catch Mary Couglan, a singer with something of a voice and a reputation in Ireland. Tickets pounds 10-pounds 11. 0151- 709 3789.

Hard day's sell

Auction: "Beatles for Sale" is at the Tokyo Auction House, Japan, on Saturday, with a satellite link to London and broadcast on the Auction Channel, which should allow virtual bidding from virtually anywhere. Items include the barbershop immortalised in "Penny Lane" (estimate pounds 200,000), the only guitar ever to be signed by all the Fab Four (estimate pounds 80,000- pounds 100,000) and the terrace house where Ringo Starr was born for about pounds 5,000- pounds 10,000. Bonhams: 0171-393 3900.

Head start

Sport: For real Boat Race aficionados ... it's the Head of the River on the Thames this Saturday. There aren't many better sights than 420 boats winding their way en masse down the river. The Olympic heroes Matthew Pinsent and Steven Redgrave "star".

Dangerous liaisons

Conference: At tomorrow afternoon's One World Conference, leading journalists, captains of industry, politicians and human rights representatives will be discussing whether (and, if yes, how) companies and media corporations should do business in countries whose governments are accused of political repression. May Fair Inter-Continental Hotel, London, 18 March, 2-5.30pm. Fee pounds 48 (pounds 32 concs). Details: 0171-312 0034.

New dance

Dance: Either "the most exciting dance group in the world" or an "appalling way to spend public funds".Our critic says: "For courage and mastery, DV8 is unmatched." The dance group DV8 starts a tour on Wednesday. Cambridge Arts Theatre, 01223 503333. Tickets pounds 9-pounds 14. Ends 3 August, QEH, London.


James Aufenast, Cornelius Grupen.

Masterly Meistersinger

Opera: Bernard Haitink conducts the long-awaited revival of Graham Vick's masterly production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger (above) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on Friday 21 and Monday 24 March. Tickets pounds 7-pounds 147.50 Edward Seckerson's review, page 12 Last chance

Theatre: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? finishes at the Aldwych on Saturday. Superb performances by David Suchet and Lloyd Owen. 7:15pm. Tickets pounds 7.50- pounds 25. 0171-416 6003.

Opera: Jonathan Miller's Armani-clad production of Cosi Fan Tutte at the Royal Opera House ends on Wednesday. Cast includes Melanie Diener and William Dazely, Lea M Jones and Timothy Robinson as the lovers. David Wilson-Johnson is Don Alfonso. 7pm. Tickets pounds 4-pounds 90. 0171-304 4000.

React Now

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Recruitment Genius: Business Development Executive / Digital Marketing Executive

£26000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A luxury beauty house with a nu...

Recruitment Genius: Housekeepers - Immediate Start

£8 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This company are currently recruiting new exp...

Recruitment Genius: Head Concierge

£25000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This award winning Property Man...

Recruitment Genius: Content, SEO and PPC Executive

£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...

Day In a Page

Read Next

Clean energy should be our mission to the moon

Martin Rees
Angela Merkel and David Cameron say goodbye in the Bundeskanzleramt after their meeting in Berlin, Germany, 29 May 2015  

The complacency of Europhiles could lose them the referendum

Steve Richards
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific
In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

In this the person to restore our trust in the banks?

Dame Colette Bowe - interview
When do the creative juices dry up?

When do the creative juices dry up?

David Lodge thinks he knows
The 'Cher moment' happening across fashion just now

Fashion's Cher moment

Ageing beauty will always be more classy than all that booty
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination

Health fears over school cancer jab

Shock new Freedom of Information figures show how thousands of girls have suffered serious symptoms after routine HPV injection
Fifa President Sepp Blatter warns his opponents: 'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

'I forgive everyone, but I don't forget'

Fifa president Sepp Blatter issues defiant warning to opponents
Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report

Weather warning

Extreme summer temperatures will soon cause deaths of up to 1,700 more Britons a year, says government report
LSD: Speaking to volunteer users of the drug as trials get underway to see if it cures depression and addiction

High hopes for LSD

Meet the volunteer users helping to see if it cures depression and addiction
German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

Saving Private Brandt

A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral