The summer sunshine is finally here, with the heat wave looking to stay this weekend! Fashion lovers may want to pick up a new book on Audrey Hepburn and sit and muse over the style icon in a park. For foodies and sporty types, a Wimbledon-inspired tea may be just the ticket, while a murder mystery evening at Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium will suit the detectives among us. Read on for HELLO! Online's pick of this week's events and hot releases...
Magic Mike XXL
Channing Tatum fans, rejoice! The Hollywood hunk is back on screens, and this time the Magic Mike sequel is set three years after Mike Lane's retirement from stripping. The former dancer misses the excitement and feeling of being on stage. Most of all, though, he misses the best friends he ever had, the crew known as the Kings of Tampa. Opportunity comes knocking when the guys look him up as they travel to Myrtle Beach for a stripper convention. With the promise of outrageous fun, a reinvigorated Mike can't resist the chance to jump in and take it all off again.
Murder Mystery evening at the National Marine Aquarium
Something fishy is going on at Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium. The tourist attraction will host its first Murder Mystery evening, where guests are invited to join the Captain of good ship Maria for an evening like no other. Dining at the Captain's table, guests will be treated to a three-course dinner and nostalgic fun and games while the mesmerising sea life swim past. As the mystery slowly unfolds, the Captain's secret must be solved, before dancing and party the night away follows. The event will take place on Friday 17 July with tickets costing £40 each.
To book tickets and for more information visit national-aquarium.co.uk.
Carsten Höller: Decision
Popping up on London's South Bank is a new exhibition by Belgian artist Carsten Höller, named Decision. From the start, visitors must choose between two different entrances, behind which lie separate routes into the first gallery. Once inside, guests encounter a range of situations – including the invitation to consume a pill, contents unknown – that ask them to reflect on the process of decision making. Leaving the exhibition involves sliding down one of two sides from the museum's rooftop, an invitation from Carsten to lose control. The exhibition runs until Sunday 6 September.
To book tickets visit southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/carsten-höller-decision-91658.
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FOOD AND DRINK
Wimbledon afternoon tea
Tennis fans will be glued to their TV screens next weekend, with the Wimbledon men and women's finals taking place on Saturday and Sunday. And what better way to immerse yourself in the south west London tournament than with a quintessentially British pastime – afternoon tea? The Conrad London St. James hotel is offering guests a Wimbledon-inspired champagne afternoon tea, complete with strawberries and cream, with the opportunity to watch the sporting action on giant TV screens. Tickets start from £39 per person.
To book an afternoon tea visit conradhotels.com/London.
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
Known for her classic roles in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady and Sabrina, Belgium-born actress Audrey Hepburn will forever be remembered as a film and style icon. Posthumously, her popularity has endured and her image continues to be reproduced in various contexts. This new book showcases 145 portraits and supporting images of Audrey, and follows her career from her early years in London to her Hollywood heyday, ending with her final years as a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF.
Available to buy from The National Portrait Gallery.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon's best-selling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is playing in London with a brand new cast. The story follows teenager Christopher Boone, a genius and mathematician who has an autistic spectrum condition, who lives with his dad in Swindon. When Christopher discovers that his neighbour's dog has been murdered, he sets out to investigate whodunit, and in the process discovers some deep and dark family secrets of his own. The hilarious and bittersweet drama is touring around the UK.
To book tickets and for more information visit curiousonstage.com.