With Glastonbury, T In The Park, and the Isle of Wight festivals creeping up on us, Edith Bowman's new book, Edith Bowman’s Great British Music Festival is the perfect read to get you into the festival season. Twenty per cent discount across Seven Dials and St Martins Courtyard Spring Shopping Event will also help as prepare to pack our festival wardrobes, while HELLO!'s pick of this week's events and new releases also includes a site-specific art exhibition on Anglesey, which he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge used to call home, and the return of a Jimmy Garcia pop up restaurant...
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Edith Bowman, Edith Bowman’s Great British Music Festival
She's a staple at any British music festival so it's no wonder that Edith Bowman has put her 20 years of experience into a new non-fiction book celebrating the best of British music and events. Exploring every festival from the world famous Glastonbury to lesser known festivals such as Festival No6, Edith takes a look back at their histories and find out why the festival scene continues to thrive in 2015.
Seven Dials and St Martins Courtyard Spring Shopping Event
Nestled between Covent Garden and Soho, St Martins Courtyard plays host to an afternoon of live music and complimentary cocktails and cupcakes this weekend. With fabulous discounts off your favourite brands, from the Duchess of Cambridge;s favourite L.K Bennett to luxury knitwear connoisseurs Barbour, it's the perfect time to add to your new summer wardrobe.
Visit stmartinscourtyard.com for more information on tickets
Four On Anglesey
A brand new exhibition showcasing four brand new landscape portraits is now open on the island of Anglesey. Painted on location and now being left out on display to brave the elements of summer and autumn, the four canvases is an innovative and novel concept by Anthony Garratt. Positioned at four different locations across the island, which is on the North West coast of Wales, the exhibition hopes to provide a thought-provoking look at the stunning island.
Visit menaiholidays.co.uk for more information
The Theory of Everything
The winner of three BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, and one Oscar, The Theory of Everything is one of the most beautiful British films in years. Starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Professor Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as his first wife Jane Hawking, the film tells the true story of how the pair fell in love at Oxford University and then dealt with their world being turned upside down by life-changing news.
Available on 11 May
FOOD AND DRINK
Jimmy's Pop Up: The Secret Garden
Jimmy Garcia is back with another pop up, this time set in the heart of Clapham, London. Converting the 409 restaurant into an enchanting Secret Garden, head chef Jimmy has created dishes to suit spring and summer. Treats on offer include venison tartare, pork belly and cheek and deep fried oysters, while sweets range from the ultimate ice cream factory dessert to an Earl Grey lemon tart. The main draw, however, is the indoor smoky barbeque for at least two to share. Diners can cook their selection of organic meats over the grill, paired with Jimmy's secret marinade sauces. All this can be washed down with botanical-themed cocktails.
To book a table, see jimmyspopup.com/the-secret-garden
Monty Python's Spamalot, a brilliantly irreverent comedy which spins the Arthurian legend on its head, is now on tour in the UK and makes a stop in Liverpool this week. Loosely based on the hit 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knight of the Roundtable ("they dance whenever able!"), and includes a fantastic set of original and classic Monty Python songs. The UK tour sees Joe Pasquale return to the role as King Arthur - and his son Joe Trancini makes his debut as the best coconut banger in all the land, King Arthur's manservant Patsy.
Visit spamalotontour.co.uk for more information