We've been waiting a long time for Jurassic World, but finally Isla Nurbar is open again to the public - and we're all in for a big surprise! Elsewhere this week, HELLO!'s pick of this week's events and new releases includes a great new book by one of Spain's hottest emerging literary talents, and the perfect event for those, young and old, with green fingers.
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The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman, Mamen Sanchéz
Perfect summer reading, The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman is a deliciously quirky and humorous novel which tells the tale of the mysterious disappearance of an Earl Grey-swigging English gentleman in the heart of Spain. Madrid-born author Mamen Sanchez' book, which has been translated into English after becoming a runaway success in her home country, is part love story, part crime comedy and part literary adventure all rolled into one. Brimming with delightful characters, romance and mystery – it also offers poignant insights into what people will do for love which linger with the reader long after they close the last page.
Eden Green Fingers Gardening Festival
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a keen amateur, visitors to Cornwall's Eden project, who will be hosting a special gardening festival until 21 June, can pick up inspiration for their own garden from expert gardeners and special guest horticulturists. Broadcasters Anne Swithinbank, Chris Beardshaw, and Charlie Dimmock will all be attending and offering their tips and tricks for budding gardeners.
Visit edenproject.com for more information
800 Years of Magna Carta
The Historic Houses Association’s (HHA) member houses are hosting special events this summer to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, first drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to make peace between the unpopular King John of England and a group of rebel barons in 2015. Visitors are invited to follow in the footsteps of families who played a pivotal role in paving the way for the rights we enjoy today, with Hedingham Castle hosting a spectacular day full of history, rebellion and battles, while Tiverton Castle will run a guided tour of the house and on the family connection of a previous owner with William de Forz, one of the 25 Magna Carta barons.
Visit hha.org.uk for more information
Twenty-two years after Steven Spielberg's classic film Jurassic Park was unleashed on cinemagoers, the franchise returns with a brilliant roar. This time around, Isla Nurbar has been safely reopened, but with visitor numbers dwindling the team behind the scenes decide to create a new attraction to spark visitor interest. With Hollywood star Chris Pratt teaming up with Bryce Dallas Howard, and indie director Colin Trevorrow behind the camera, Jurassic World is a triumphant return.
FOOD AND DRINK
Boulangerie François Terrasse
A pop-up summer terrace at the Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Terrace, the Grey Goose Boulangerie François Terrasse will transport guests to the shores of the Cote d'Azur, with an understated elegant decor reminiscent of the French Riviera. Featuring a limited edition summer martini cocktail using flavoured vodkas and paired with a delicious food menu, the pop-up will soon travel onwards to Manchester and Edinburgh.
Visit harveynichols.com for more information
Bend It Like Beckham
With just over week to go until opening night, previews for Bend It Like Beckham, the West End adaptation of the BAFTA-nominated British footie film, have been selling quick. Featuring Twilight star Jamie Campbell-Bower and theatre professionals Natalie Dew and Lauren Samuels, the stage show has been steered by the film's director, Gurinder Chadha, while the music has been written by the hit composer for TV theme tunes, Mr Bean, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Q.I. and The Vicar of Dibley.
Visit benditlikebeckhamthemusical.co.uk for tickets and more information