LISTEN TO CROUCHY CHAT FOOTY WITH WILLS: THAT PETER CROUCH PODCAST
Cloud-bothering ex-England striker Peter Crouch has a special guest on the latest edition of his ever-excellent BBC podcast. The president of the Football Association himself, Prince William, invited Crouchy over to Kensington Palace (pre-lockdown, of course) for takeaway curry and a chat. There was also a follow-up Zoom call in which the royal reveals how much the beautiful game means to him now he’s a dad and why exactly he supports Villa.
CHECK OUT AN EXHIBITION: AMONG THE TREES
The Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery reopens this weekend. Tickets for its summer exhibition, Among The Trees, are available to pre-book online. Through a collection of sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and paintings, this fascinating show vividly highlights the crucial role that trees and forestland play in our lives.
GET A TOP-NOTCH STEAK DELIVERED: GAUCHO AT HOME
Argentinian steakhouse chain Gaucho has launched a delivery service. Choose from a simplified version of its meat-focused menu and enjoy some of the group’s most popular dishes at home. Highlights include the meat feast empanadas and lomo fillet steak, as well as a Sunday roast – all available for delivery or collection.
TUCK INTO A PAGE-TURNER: WRITTEN IN BLOOD BY CHRIS CARTER
Bestselling author Chris Carter has dropped a new book. Written In Blood follows pickpocket Angela Wood who steals a stranger’s briefcase and is immersed in a nightmare that seems to have no end. Carter’s background in criminal psychology makes his characters chillingly real, while a fully fleshed out story grips you from start to finish.
JUMP INTO AN OUTDOOR FITNESS CLASS: CORE COLLECTIVE
Gyms have reopened, but if you’d rather work out in the open air, Core Collective has you covered. It’s running sessions outdoors on Clapham Common, with this weekend’s classes ranging from circuits to yoga and HIIT to guided runs. Book a spot in advance and make sure to bring your own sweat towel and water.
ENJOY A SUNDOWNER AT THIS POP-UP: STREETEAT WIMBLEDON PARK
Having found success on the South Bank, Underbelly opens a StreetEat in Wimbledon Park this Saturday. In a lakeside setting, the pop-up will house a range of street food vendors as well as plenty of bars and even some live entertainment. Open from 11am until 8pm on Saturdays, with pre-booking required to avoid overcrowding.
STREAM THIS DARK COMEDY: PRODIGAL SON
Prodigal Son dropped on Sky One (aka NowTV) this week. The show follows criminal psychologist Malcolm Bright as he gets up close to some of the US’s most dangerous criminals, including his own father, a notorious serial killer. Starring The Walking Dead’s Tom Payne as Malcolm and Michael Sheen as his homicidal father, this dark comedy makes for great weekend viewing.
SIT FRONT ROW AT A WORLD PREMIERE: OLD VIC: IN CAMERA, THREE KINGS
Waterloo’s Old Vic theatre streams the world premiere of Three Kings this weekend. A new play by Stephen Beresford that’s been exclusively written for Andrew Scott and created for the Old Vic: In Camera series, it will be streamed live from the venue with an empty auditorium. Tickets start at £30 for the Friday night, Saturday night and Saturday matinée performances
GET PUNKY WITH A NEW ALBUM: A HERO’S DEATH BY FONTAINES DC
Dublin punk band Fontaines DC release their second album on Friday. A Hero’s Death features 11 tracks that move on from the sound of their Mercury Prize-nominated debut. Bands from The Beach Boys to Beach House have been cited as influences on this second release, but don’t worry – the guitar riffs and poignant lyrics are still there.
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