There's something for everyone in this week's what's on guide. Downton Abbey fans, listen up. Julian Fellowes, creator of the hit period drama, is hosting a one-off special event where Julian will talk about his life and his exciting new project Belgravia.
For the kids, Disney on Ice is returning and promises jaw-dropping new performances. Older children and teenagers, meanwhile, will be spellbound by The Huntsman: Winter's War, starring the handsome Chris Hemsworth.
Read on for this week's hot events and new releases...
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The Huntsman: Winter's War
Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt have teamed up to star in The Huntsman: Winter's War – a prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. Having lost her own baby daughter, a heartbroken Freya the Ice Queen (played by Emily Blunt) seeks revenge and builds an army of huntsmen to act as her protectors and "children". Freya teaches her "children" never to fall in love, but when two huntsmen Eric and Sara (played by Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain) defy her, the ice queen retaliates. The pair set out to end her and her evil sister Ravenna's wicked reign.
FOOD AND DRINK
Saint Luke's Kitchen
Every six to eight weeks, a new celebrated guest chef will take over the kitchen at Saint Luke's to present a menu that coincides with the release of their new cookbook. Tickets are now on sale for the first rotating food event of the calendar. On 29 April Great British Bake Off's Chetna Makan will start her three-day residency and launch her new cookbook The Cardamom Trail. Whether it's a sponge cake with cardamom, pistachio and white chocolate or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences transform baking from the familiar to the exotic. At the helm of the creative menus and rotating chefs is head chef Gavin Lambert. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now.
To book tickets visit lib-rary.com/cardomom-trail.
Good Ship Benefit
Following on from the success of Curl's Best Friend and The World Cup BenePub, Benefit's annual pop-up is back this month, this time in the form of a ship! Set sail on the Good Ship Benefit, docked at Victoria Embankment, where you can explore three decks of fun, glamour and pampering. For five months the ship will be open, offering ladies cocktails, cuisine and cosmetics!
For more information visit goodshipbenefit.co.uk.
Disney On Ice
Disney fans will be delighted to hear that Disney On Ice has created a brand new show with jaw-dropping performances to celebrate a quarter-century of the company's biggest films. All of the beloved characters including Mickey Mouse and Frozen's Princess Elsa will dance and skate to music from the iconic films, as well as pay incredible tributes to hits including The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan, for an unforgettable experience. The Silver Anniversary celebration show launches in London on 13 April.
For more information visit disneyonice.co.uk.
FOOD AND DRINK
Walter and Monty
If you work in the City or nearby, put this date in your diaries. Walter and Monty restaurant, London's hottest grill, is giving out free food at lunchtime on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 April to celebrate its launch. Following a string of successful appearances at various street food markets around the capital, Walter and Monty are setting up shop, permanently, in Bury Court, East London. Beef picanha, mint leg of lamb, fresh fish and colourful salads are all on the menu. The restaurant will open for lunch and once this is mastered, breakfast and dinner will follow.
For more information visit walterandmonty.com.
An evening with Julian Fellowes
The Downton Abbey creator has an exciting new project up his sleeve and is inviting guests to join him for the evening as he dishes details about Belgravia. The story project, which will be published in weekly chapters on a new app, is set in the 1840s when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever... Julian will be speaking about his new venture on Tuesday 12 April as part of the London Book & Screen Week. The evening will begin with a champagne reception followed by a talk by Julian and Jessica Fellowes, author of the official Downton Abbey companion books.
To book tickets visit londonbookandscreenweek.co.uk/event/an-evening-with-julian-fellowes.