Feeling crafty? Head down to Hampton Court Palace this weekend to get some inspiration at The Handmade Fair, taking place between 15th and 17th September. A host of famous faces will be in attendance including the Queen of Craft Kirstie Allsopp who will be sparkling her way through the event in a dress which has been hand decorated with Swarovski crystals by Rosy Nicholas.
Other well known names appearing at the fair include upcycling expert Annie Sloan, star gift wraper Jane Mears, Mr X Stitch himself and The Great Pottery Throwdown's Keith Brymer Jones. Tickets can be tailored to suit your own interests by picking the Q&As and workshops you most want to attend.
Victoria & Abdul
The extraordinary, never-before-told story of Queen Victoria and her Indian clerk, Abdul Karim, is brought to life in this new drama, which stars Judi Dench and Bollywood's greatest export, Ali Fazal. The film follows the story of the pair's unlikely friendship and devoted alliance, both of which are questioned by her royal household. Going against everyone's wishes, Victoria enlists Abdul as her "munshi" - her adviser, secretary and teacher. As their friendship grows, tension between Victoria and her household rises.
E! Celebrates 10 Years of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a Kardashian? E! is hosting a free two-day event in celebration of the show's ten-year anniversary, where fans will be able to experience everything Kardashian. Taking place at the Saatchi Gallery from 22nd to 23rd September, the immersive event will offer ultimate selfie opportunities, make-up masterclasses and more, so you really can keep up with the Kardashians. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so apply now!
FOOD AND DRINK
Sofitel Wine Days
As we approach the traditional wine period in France, back in London, The Balcon restaurant is playing host to special 'Sofitel Wine Days'. Guests are invited to sample a variety of wines, sip on wine-based cocktails and indulge in wine and food pairings.
The special pairing menu will be available at the restaurant from 21st September until the end of October, with a different dish on offer each day, from Bavette steak to Welsh lamb, and of course a beautifully selected glass of red or white.
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Angel Food Bakery
To celebrate The Color Run coming to Brighton for its fifth consecutive year, Angel Food Bakery has created limited-edition rainbow-themed cupcakes that you can get your hands on from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd September. On race day itself on the 23rd, the bakery, located on 12 Market Street, will also be giving away FREE cupcakes to the first 200 colour runners that visit the store post-run, to congratulate them on their efforts.
thecolorrun.co.uk and angelfoodbakery.co.uk
Donald Roberston Book launch
This week, Donald Robertson launched his new book at publisher Assouline's flagship house, Maison Assouline. The store will feature a selection of the artist's eye-catching pieces, along with exclusive and unique hand-painted Assouline leather goods, framed iconic images from the book and playful posters.
The DONALD Pop-Up shop will be open from September 15th to September 19th.
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Just in time for autumn, Fever-Tree has launched two new drinks, the Smoky Ginger Ale and Spiced Orange Ginger Ale. London's most popular bars, including Callooh Callay, Hix and Swift, have enlisted their bartenders to create new cocktails based on the latest Fever-Tree offering. Throughout September, these new Fever-Tree ginger variants will be found in mixed drinks and cocktails. Which one will you go for?
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This Saturday marks the return of London's annual Slider Decider; an almighty burger competition where the UK's best chefs gather on Broadgate Circle to battle it out for the title of Slider Decider Champion. There will be a whole host of buns for you to try on the day, before a team of expert judges knuckle down and decide on their favourite; so make sure to arrive early to catch all the action.
Expect to see chefs from top restaurants like Señor Ceviche, Hagen & Hyde and Cinnamon Kitchen doing their thing behind the grill, before the winner is announced and the Square turns into a bustling spot with live music and alfresco bars dishing out the goods late into the night. Tickets are only £15, and entitle you to five mouth-watering competition sliders on the day.
Ever wanted to try before you buy at John Lewis? Now you can. The high street giants are launching The Residence at their flagship store in London, and branches in Liverpool and Cambridge, offering shoppers the chance to try, experience and shop at the first ever fully furnished in-store apartment. The Residence will be open daily and have all the characteristics of a home - meaning customers can enjoy a coffee, jump on the beds and take part in free workshops. Customers can also apply to sleep overnight in the shop, or host their dream dinner party in store!