GET STUCK INTO A NEW PODCAST: FROM NOW
TV and film legend Brian Cox, of Succession fame, joins forces with Game Of Thrones star Richard Madden for this new fictional podcast. A lost spaceship returns to earth after 35 years and a lone survivor disembarks, the same age as when he left. In the ensuing media chaos, he reunites with his identical twin (now an old man), but what starts as a joyful reconciliation leads to dark revelations that threaten their relationship, and the earth's population too.
BINGEWATCH THIS NETFLIX SERIES: Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel
From director Joe Berlinger (Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes), Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel is the first episode in a new documentary series that deconstructs the myths and mysteries surrounding infamous crime locations. For nearly a century, the Cecil Hotel in downtown LA has been linked to untimely deaths and serial killers. In 2013, college student Elisa Lam was staying at the Cecil when she vanished, igniting a media frenzy and mobilising a global community of internet detectives keen to solve the case. Lam’s disappearance, the latest chapter in the hotel’s complex history, offers a chilling and captivating lens into one of LA’s most immoral settings.
TREAT YOURSELVES: Adam Handling Valentine’s Day Menu
Take the pressure out of Sunday night with Adam Handling’s Valentine’s Day box. Packed in-house by the team at Frog by Adam Handling in Covent Garden, the box’s five-course menu for two includes sourdough with chicken butter; lobster tagliatelle; honey roast duck with hasselback potatoes and braised red cabbage; chocolate and raspberry mouse cake; white chocolate and champagne truffles; strawberry cocktails and a bottle of Irony Brut Rosé. The box costs £250 and is available for nationwide delivery.
BRING THE BAR HOME: Canvas Sensory Bar Experience
Elevate Friday and Saturday night drinks with Canvas, a new service that delivers an all-round cocktail bar experience at home. Each of its monthly boxes is put together in collaboration with a top bartender. You’ll get an assortment of snacks, pre-mixed cocktails and extra little touches, like candles and music. The first box, Primavera, has been created to celebrate the aperitivo. To get in on it, sign up to the guestlist at Canvas.bar, where you’ll be notified when reservations open. You’ll then have 24 hours to secure one. Boxes are £75 (plus P&P).
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Living With Art: Picasso To Celmins At The British Museum
On Sunday, the British Museum unveils its online exhibition Living With Art: Picasso To Celmins. Spanning almost a century of modern art, the exhibition will showcase highlights from the wide-ranging collection of Alexander Walker, a late film critic for the Evening Standard and prolific collector of modern and contemporary prints and drawings. The exhibition features 30 prints and drawings by artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Lucian Freud, Bridget Riley and David Hockney.
UP THE ANTE AT HOME: Boxology Boxing Classes
If you’re searching for a top boxing class to try at home, Boxology is the name to know. Led by a team of world-class boxers and coaches, its online classes are made for those with some previous boxing experience and a decent level of ability. They will teach you how to master the basics, learn new boxing combinations, and treat boxing-related injuries. There are two courses to choose from, each one featuring over 100 10-15-minute lessons, so you can learn at your own pace. Courses start from £179.
GET OUTDOORS: Hampton Court Gardens
Hampton Court Palace is set to reopen its historic gardens. If you’re local to the area, or looking for a new outdoor space to explore when restrictions begin to ease, the gardens make a great day out. With 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland to explore, you can visit the world's oldest puzzle maze, a record-breaking grape vine, three National Plant Collections and a huge variety of wildlife, including the descendants of Henry VIII’s deer herd. Tickets cost £8.
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