For a cinema trip that will have you gripping on to the edge of your seat, watch Emily Blunt play the leading role in Sicario, a thriller about the world of narcotics in deepest, darkest Mexico. The English actress plays a convincing FBI agent who is tasked with taking down some of the country's most wanted drug lords.
For the foodies a table at Aubaine may please the palette, where bottomless cocktail brunches are on offer until the beginning of October. Think free-flowing drinks and French small plates all for £15.
Read on for the week's full list of events...
In Mexico, "sicario" means hitman. This new thriller starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin explores the dark world of narcotics in Mexico – and the FBI's attempt to bring down their neighbouring country's most wanted drug lords. FBI agent Kate Macer, played by Emily, is recruited to join a task force consisting of government official Matt, played by Josh, and shadowy Alejandro, portrayed by Benicio. The trio and their teams must travel back-and-forth across the US/Mexican border in the hope of capturing a vicious cartel boss.
FOOD AND DRINK
Cointreau fizz brunch
Cointreau cocktails and small brunch dishes are on offer at Aubaine, the elegant French brasserie, patisserie and boulangerie located in London's Broadgate Circle. For a limited time only until Saturday 3 October, diners can enjoy a two-hour seating and indulge in as many Cointreau cocktails and plates as they want, all for £15. The menu includes mini burgers, croque monsieurs, smashed avocado on toast, egg Florentines and French toast with blueberries among other brunch favourites.
To book a table visit aubaine.co.uk/locations/broadgate-circle.
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Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal
"Fashion fades, style is eternal," Yves Saint Laurent once said. Durham's Bowes Museum has dedicated a special exhibition to the late French fashion designer and featured 50 garments including some of Yves Saint Laurent's most iconic pieces. Some of his staples include the trench coat, the pea jacket and the first tuxedo and first trouser suit for women. By making use of male dress codes, Yves Saint Laurent brought women a sense of social empowerment whilst retaining their femininity. The exhibition explores the designer's work and life and the influence he had, and still has, on the world of fashion.
To book tickets visit thebowesmuseum.org.uk.
Whispers through a megaphone
Miriam cannot speak above a whisper but today she has had enough. After heading outside for the first time in three years, she meets Ralph, a shy psychotherapist who has just extracted himself from a loveless marriage. The pair's chance meeting in a wood during stormy weather marks the beginning of an amusing, restorative friendship. Filled with wit and sparkling prose, Rachel Elliott's debut follows the quirky friendship between Ralph and Miriam as they try to make sense of their lives.
Nicole Kidman returns to the West End stage in London for the first time in more than 15 years, to star in Photograph 51. In a play directed by Michael Grandage, Nicole plays British scientist Rosalind Franklin who tries to dissect and understand a precious photograph before her fellow scientists. The photo was in fact an X-ray diffraction image of DNA taken by Raymond Gosling in May 1952, one of Rosalind's students, and was critical evidence in identifying the structure of DNA.
To book tickets see noelcowardtheatre.co.uk.
Ginger Spice charity night
Get ready for a spicy evening hosted by lifestyle blogger Rosie Llewellyn and talented comedian and chef extraordinaire Hardeep Singh Kohli. The pair present "Ginger Spice" – a night of where guests can dine on a seven-course Indian feast on the rooftop of the old BBC building in White City, now called Storeys. Firepits, blankets and a special menu of hot cocktails will be on offer for guests to enjoy while taking in the magical views over West London. A total of 60 tickets at £49 are available, with all proceeds going to charity to support the current refugee crisis. The rooftop venue is also home to daytime games areas and DJs playing during the night.
To book tickets see grubclub.com/a-little-lusciousness/a-little-lusciousness-ginger-spice/3306.