The summer sunshine is finally here, and along spending summer evenings at amazing rooftop film clubs, HELLO!'s pick of this week's events and new releases also sees Les Twins, who have performed with Beyoncé, take to the stage of Sadlers Wells, and there's a treat in store for fans of a sparkling tipple, as Moet invites fans to learn more about the champagne process in the heart of London's South Bank....
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JK Rowling, Very Good Lives
JK Rowling became one of the world’s most famous and beloved authors with the release of her Harry Potter series in the 1990s. Now, for the first-time in book form, fans of JK’s can read her 2008 Harvard commencement speech, a deeply moving and affecting discourse which drew on her own post-graduation years of self-discovery. The short novel discusses how we can come to terms with failure - and asks how we can all use our imagination to better not only ourselves but also others.
Available from 14 April
Rooftop Film Club
The ultimate film experience is back for the summer and taking place across four of London’s hottest venues. Kensington, Stratford, Peckham Rye, and Shoreditch will see film fans take to the rooftops of local buildings to enjoy great food and cool refreshments as they watch their favourite films on the pop-up big screen. Everything from big screen classics such as Casablanca and The Graduate will air alongside recent awards winners such as The Theory of Everything and Selma.
Tickets available now from rooftopfilmclub.com
The Rolling Stone Years exhibition
Fans of rock will want to head down to Proud Galleries in Soho to check out The Rolling Stone Years exhibition, a collection of images by legendary photographer Baron Wolman. The exhibition, which runs until 24 May, offers an intriguing insight into the world of music, with iconic and era defining images of stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin, The Who and The Grateful Dead.
For more information head to proud.co.uk
Cobain: Montage of Heck
From acclaimed direcotr Brett Morgan, Cobain: Montage of Heck is the first fully authorised documentary of Kurt Cobain, exploring the life of Kurt from childhood through to teenage angst and later depression, and onwards, as he became the frontman of one of the most critically acclaimed bands of all time, Nirvana. Interviews with Kurt's parents, former bandmates, and his wife, Courtney Love, are used alongside Kurt's personal archive of art, written word, music, as well as never-before-seen home videos and animation, creating a powerful and gripping look at what made Kurt such a lasting icon.
FOOD AND DRINK
Champagne tasting sessions at The Moët Academy
Ever wondered how Champagne is made and what differentiates it from sparkling wines? For two weeks only starting on Monday 13 April, fans of the tipple can go back to school and learn about how champagne is created, in a 90-minute grape to glass journey organised by The Moët Academy. Guests will first be invited to walk through rows of vines set up in Southbank's OXO2, and learn about the French region and the three distinctive Champagne grapes. And the best bit? Indulging in a tasting session afterwards, while soaking up London's panoramic views across the Thames.
For more information and to book tickets visit moetacademy.co.uk
Hip hop festival Breakin' Convention returns featuring Les Twins
Mega stars in the hip hop world Les Twins, who have performed with Beyoncé, Missy Elliot and Meghan Trainor among others, will be featuring in the annual hip hop festival Breakin' Convention next month. The identical twin brothers, dubbed Lil Beast and Ca Blaze, will be tearing up the dance floor and delivering high energy performances at this year's festival held at the Sadler's Wells theatre in London.
Show nights are on from Friday 1 to Monday 4 May, with prices starting from £15. To book tickets see sadlerswells.com