GET A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE: POOR BY CALEB FEMI
Not a poetry man? This new volume by Caleb Femi might convert you. In Poor, he combines poetry and original photography to explore the trials, tribulations, dreams and joys of young Black boys in 21st-century Peckham. He contemplates the ways in which they are informed by the environment of concrete walls and gentrifying neighbourhoods that form their stage, writes a coded history of the personalities and sagas of his own south London youth, and pays tribute to the rappers and artists who spoke to their lives. Above all, this is a tribute to the world that shaped him as a poet, and to the people forging difficult lives and finding magic within it.
SELF-GIFT WITH THIS HOT JEWELLERY DROP: MISSOMA
Missoma has launched its first men’s capsule collection. Gone are the days of men’s accessories being limited to rings and watches – this new selection features a mix of chunky chains, bold flat-link bracelets and classic finer chain necklaces, each designed to wear solo or layered up. All pieces are 18-carat gold vermeil, sterling silver or 18-carat gold plated on brass. Prices start from £7.
ORDER IN SOMETHING SPECIAL: SMOKESTAK
Smokestak’s David Carter has launched a weekend takeaway and delivery service. BBQ aficionados can order meat directly to their door if they live within a two-mile radius of the restaurant’s Shoreditch home, or pre-order and pick up from Sclater Street if they’re further away. For a full feast, diners can kick things off with crispy pigtails; smoked cod roe and potato skins; crispy ox cheek with anchovy mayo; or mushrooms on toast with beef dripping gravy. The main event centres on burgers stuffed with native-breed pulled pork and ginger slaw; point-end beef brisket and pickled chilli; or smoked pastrami with mustard and dill.
THEN WORK IT OFF WITH A PT SESSION: 1REBEL
Frustrated you can’t work out with your trainer at the gym? You can now pick your favourite trainer via the 1Rebel website and have a one-to-one session with them over Google Hangouts. The team’s workouts cover a range of HIIT, strength, boxing, yoga and mobility combinations. Book as many sessions as you want, and you’ll get a complimentary 15-minute consultation before your first class. Prices range go from £35 for 30 minutes.
LEARN FROM THE BEST: WAITROSE VIRTUAL FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL
Waitrose’s first Virtual Food & Drink Festival opens on Thursday. Over four days, guests can take part in live cooking lessons from the Waitrose Cookery School, brush up at masterclasses with guest chefs Nathan Outlaw and Dhruv Baker, and find out what inspires Heston Blumenthal. Meanwhile, Waitrose drinks experts will share their tips and knowledge via wine talks, tastings and cocktail demos hosted by some of the brand’s favourite suppliers and producers. Tickets are £15 for a one-day pass and on sale now.
READ THIS LOVE LETTER TO THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: KLOPP: MY LIVERPOOL ROMANCE BY ANTHONY QUINN
Whether you’re a Liverpool fan or not, you can’t deny the impact of the club’s leading man, Jürgen Klopp. Back in March, the Reds were two wins away from an extraordinary achievement – their first league title win in 30 years – and everything was set up for them to seal it with a derby win against cross-town rivals Everton. Then the season was postponed. In the hiatus, journalist, novelist and life-long Liverpool fan Anthony Quinn wrote this inspiring portrait of the German manager who came to Liverpool in 2015. As he waits for and then follows the club's title-clinching return to action, Quinn offers a revealing, personal take on a long-awaited triumph.
GET STUCK INTO THE GOLF: THE MASTERS 2020
Cross the pond for the 2020 edition of the Masters from Augusta National, which last year was the stage for one of sporting history’s greatest comebacks. After suffering career-threatening injuries and a fall from grace, Tiger Woods won himself another Green Jacket. Can Tiger roll back the years once more? We’ll find out this weekend. This year’s event has a new place in the schedule due to the pandemic, meaning key timings are a little different to what you may be used to, but the tournament will still be like no other. All four rounds are live on Sky Sports, meaning you can get one-off passes via Now TV.
WATCH THIS OSCAR WINNER: JOJO RABBIT
Missed it the first time around? This weekend, Sky Cinema is showing Taika Waititi’s Academy Award-winning JoJo Rabbit, a WWII satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose worldview is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
CALL IN SOME SUPERLATIVE COCKTAILS: Hawksmoor at Home
Hawksmoor is expanding its at-home offering into cocktails. Available to order for nationwide delivery through the Hawksmoor website, the range features four bottled and four canned cocktails, including signature classics such as the ‘Fuller-Fat’ old fashioned and ‘Ultimate’ dry martini alongside a sour cherry negroni and ‘Backburner’ (Ocho tequila, Dangerous Don mezcal, jalapeno and pineapple soda). The bottled cocktails serve two and are £12 to £14 for 200ml or £48 for a set of all four. Canned cocktails are available as a set of four for £28.
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