Wednesday, 16 August 2017

BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s The SSE Arena Wembley, London 19 October 2017

New on sale: BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s
BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s 
The SSE Arena Wembley, London 
19 October 2017
The BBC will stage BBC Children in Need Rocks the 80s--a very special fundraising concert, celebrating the decade in which BBC Children in Need’s first major appeal took place.

Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Sara Cox and will feature performances of some of the most iconic hits of the era, including: BananaramaBoy GeorgeErasureEuropeImaginationJason DonovanUB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey.
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French Afternoon Tea for One, Two or Four at La Table Des Saveurs (Up to 48% Off)

French Afternoon Tea

About La Table Des Saveurs

La Table Des Saveurs is a cosy patisserie-style restaurant known for its wide choice of sweet and savoury crêpes, as well as a variety of cakes and tartines, with gluten-free options available. Diners can also tuck into pizza and breakfast meals, including salads, bagels and French toasts. The restaurant's staff aims at creating relaxed atmosphere for enoying the treats.

Choose from Three Options

French afternoon tea includes:
  • Each person can choose a savoury crepe, a sweet crêpe and a cake accompanied by a pot of tea
  • Choice of a savoury crêpe: la ratatouille | la Popeye (with spinach) | Champignon (with mushrooms, bechamel sauce and cheese) | saumon fumé (smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill and lemon juice) | La Biquette (goats’ cheese and roasted peppers) | la tuna
  • Choice of a sweet crêpe: la confiture | chocolate | dark Belgian chocolate with mixed nuts | honey and lemon or sugar and lemon | banana and chocolate | banana, strawberry and maple syrup | seasonal fruits | seasonal fruits, Greek yoghurt and honey
  • Choice of cakes: giant macaron | carrot cake | apple crumble | abricot crumble | abricot tart | raspberry cheese cake | chocolate cheese cake | blueberry cheese cake | orange chocolate (gluten free) | pear tart | brownies | large macaron | concerto | pecan tart | almond tart
  • Tea


  • Jamie’s Italian set menus feature dishes from Jamie’s new 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food cookbook
  • This summer, diners at Jamie’s Italian restaurants* can sample some of the delicious recipes from his latest book 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food. Each dish is based on just five key ingredients to create simple yet nutritious, flavour-filled food. Jamie’s Italian’s Quick & Easy set menu features five starters and five mains, with different options for both lunch and dinner from 24 August.

    Starters from the lunch menu include Creamy Welsh mussels delicately poached in cream and cider, and Pappa al pomodoro pepper and tomato soup. Mains include Lemony courgette linguine, Carrot & grain salad or Sizzling steak & fries. The lunch menu is priced from £11.95.
    At dinnertime, diners can enjoy Crispy squid & smashed avo dip, while mains include a Golden herb-crusted pork escalope, Harissa squash salad and Sizzling sirloin with fries. The set dinner menu is priced £15.95.  See the full lunch and dinner menus here.

    The recipes for these dishes and more are in Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food. The book features over 130 recipes for tasty, everyday food created using just five ingredients. Chapters focus on hero foods like chicken, fish, salads, pasta, and sweet things. The emphasis is on quality, rather than quantity of ingredients, to deliver sumptuous flavours with minimum fuss.

    “The inspiration for 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food was a desire to create simple, comforting food that was full of flavour, but not masses of ingredients. It’s all about making a few quality ingredients shine. That’s why the recipes are perfect for Jamie’s Italian restaurants, as the food we serve is based on carefully sourced ingredients, cooked simply to create great tasting dishes. It makes perfect sense to create the new set menus using some of our favourite recipes from the book”, says Ed Loftus, Director of Food Development at the Jamie Oliver Group.

    The Jamie Oliver Cookery School in Westfield is also running a Quick & Easy cookery lesson to teach students how to cook five family favourites from the book. During the one-day lesson participants learn how to cook Meltin’ Mustardy Beef, Crispy Garlicky Chicken, Quick Asian Fishcakes, Potato & Artichoke Al Forno and Cherry Chocolate Mousse, as well as picking up tips on essential kitchen skills. The first class runs on 6 October, priced £150. For more information see

    A Channel 4 show, Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food, will air from 21 August to accompany the book. Over the eight half hour episodes Jamie will show just how simple it is to create delicious food from just a few ingredients, whether you’re an expert cook or absolute beginner.

    Quick & Easy by Jamie Oliver Lunch Menu
    • Prosciutto & celeriac salad
    • Creamy Welsh mussels
    • Crispy fish & smashed avo
    • Pappa al pomodoro
    • Truffle tagliatelle**
    • Aubergine penne arrabbiata
    • Hot-smoked salmon pasta
    • Sizzling steak
    • Carrot & grain salad 
    • Lemony courgette linguine
    Quick & Easy by Jamie Oliver Dinner Menu
    As lunch apart from Crispy Squid & Smashed Avo, which replaces fish version
    • Aubergine penne arrabbiata
    • Harissa squash salad
    • Rosé pesto prawn pasta
    • Golden pork escalope
    • Sizzling sirloin
    *Excludes Jamie’s Italian Gatwick and Jamie’s Italian Threadneedle
    **Recipe not featured in 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - London Design Festival is coming soon

London Design Festival
16-24 September

London Design Festival is a city-wide festival that celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world.

As the Festival hub, the V&A will house a broad range of specially-commissioned installations and displays around the Museum by some of the world’s most exciting designers, as well as a huge programme of events including talks, tours and workshops.

Follow the conversation:


by Ross Lovegrove
A 21.3 meters long fluid sculpture of folded material. 

Presented by Alcantara®, Ross Lovegrove’s installation is an intuitive and evocative response to the V&A Tapestry Gallery.      
Reflection Room
by Flynn Talbot
An immersive coloured light experience that will be the first London Design Festival installation to be housed in the Prince Consort Gallery.

In partnership with Barrisol with further support from Tryka LED and Seam Design.
The British Land Celebration of Design Medal Exhibition
An exhibition showcasing the work of the 2017 Medal winners, and their outstanding contribution to London and the design industry.
While We Wait
by Elias & Yousef Anastas
This immersive installation about the cultural claim over nature in Palestine is made from elements of Palestinian stone, shaped by both innovative and traditional techniques.

Supported by Concrete, Dubai
by Petr Stanický
A pair of sculptural works by Czech glassmaker Petr Stanický.

Displayed in light-filled vestibules adjacent to the V&A Glass and Ceramics galleries, these pieces explore the characteristics of our residence in non-uniform spaces.

Supported by the Czech Centre
Garden Ware: What is a Good Pot?
by Bruce McLean & 1882 Ltd
Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debuts a new body of work titled ‘Garden Ware’ in collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent ceramics brand 1882 Ltd. in the V&A Ceramics Galleries.
Tour: London Design Festival at the V&A
Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 September
12.00, 13.00, 16.00 daily; 
Friday 18.00, 19.00, 20.00

Join a free, guided tour of the London Design Festival at the V&A, taking in a host of installations and displays around the building.

Free, drop in
Global Design Forum
Saturday 16 – Friday 22 September

Global Design Forum is a week-long celebration of design and what it can do.

A layer-cake of talks, discussions and workshops, the Forum lifts the lid on the most innovative thinking in the world of design today.

Join the conversation #GDF17
Booking essential
Barber & Osgerby
Monday 18 September, 19.00 – 20.45

Collaborators for over twenty years, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have applied their talents to everything from industrial design and furniture to lighting and installations. 

Join them as they discuss their research-based approach to major projects from the Tip Ton chair with Vitra to the 2012 Olympic Torch.

Booking essential
V&A Digital Design Weekend
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September,
10.30–17.00 daily

Back for the seventh year, the Digital Design Weekend brings together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design.

Join the conversation #LDF17#DigitalDesignWeekend

Free, drop-in