10 Hot Things To Do This (Long) Weekend

22 August 2014 by

GALLERY >> What To Do This (Long) Weekend

CHECK OUT THE PRIMETIME EMMYS

The boldest, grandest awards ceremony in TV is rich with British talent this year. Lena Headey (above) and Michelle Dockery will represent us as the new golden age of TV pats itself on the back, under the stewardship of Seth Meyers.

On Monday

READ MY REAL CHILDREN

Jo Walton’s novel is an existential take on identity and memory. Battling Alzheimer’s, Patricia Gowan recalls her life as Pat and Tricia, two sides of the same person. Warning: tears will be shed.

£12.99, Corsair, out Thursday

PARTY AT NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

West London readies itself to take its annual revenge on the East End for commandeering its party spirit over the last decade. Drink flows, music blares and the festival’s Caribbean roots live on in an unusually
well-spirited two-day street rave that, most fundamentally, costs absolutely nothing to attend.

Sunday-Monday, Notting Hill

LISTEN TO ARIANA GRANDE’S ‘MY EVERYTHING’

New pop princess alert! Second album from Mariah’s natural heir, on which the young Latina vocal powerhouse grows up and gets urban. Featuring the irrepressible summer smash Problem.

Out Monday

DISCOVER SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Second helpings of this inky blackand-white, highly stylised film noir. Starring Jessica Alba and Eva Green, we’re wondering who’s the most fatal femme?

In London from Friday; nationwide from Bank Holiday Monday

WATCH WHAT IF

Are you ready for Daniel Radcliffe as a romantic lead? If so, this feisty romcom (also starring Zoe Kazan, right) has
plenty to recommend, including the hilarious Adam Driver.

In cinemas now

DON'T MISS MTV MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS

Is it only a year since Miley twerked up a storm? Stakes are thus upped for this year’s performers, but we’re not sure Taylor Swift is ready to lose her squeak so resolutely. Beyoncé leads the nominations; Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora also hit the stage.

On Sunday, MTV and online

SEE WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

In collaboration with the South Bank’s Festival of Love (nice idea), that brutalist icon of Thameside architecture the Hayward Gallery opens an exhibition exploring themes of the visual language of love. Modern romance rarely looked more evolved and involving.

Until 14 Sept, southbankcentre.co.uk

PRE-ORDER VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Devotion in hardback to Britain’s most revolutionary couturier of the post-war era. Vivienne’s co-writer Ian Kelly spent two years shadowing the grande dame to bring us the fascinating story of how a living legend happened.

Out 9 October, £25; pre-order at viviennewestwood.com

GET TO KNOW MAUDE

Dubbed ‘a fashionable children’s tale for grown-ups’, David Longshaw’s mouse is a franchise waiting to explode. As for the 32cm furry fashion editor? The devil no longer wears Prada; the devil eats gouda!

£8.99, CreateSpace

Hurrah! The Bank Holiday is here and we can't wait to escape the office and head into a whole three days of weekend bliss. Got any plans? Fret not if you don't because we've got plenty of suggestions. It'll be frocks a-go-go at the VMAs and The Emmys (be sure to see all the best dressers right here) and it's time to party at the Notting Hill Carnival. If you're looking for a more chilled out one, we recommend watching Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and curling up with a good book - Jo Walton’s new novel, My Real Children, gets our vote.

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