5 Things Every Man Should Know About This Week

​Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

Your cultural(ish) guide to the week ahead

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BOOK: Nick Clegg - Politics

When: 16 September

On one hand, you're probably far too busy paying back your financially debilitating student loan to fork out for what is destined to be 288 pages of shameless, overly-earnest blame-dodging.

But on the other, Cleggy Boy has been busy delivering the goods when it comes to governmental gossip. Like the time that Michael Gove hid in a toilet. And the wholly separate time when Michael Gove accidentally locked himself in the toilets, too.

Hopefully there are a few more Michael Gove toilet anecdotes tucked in there.


When: 16 September

It can't actually be good, can it? It currently holds 100% on Rotten Tomatoes but - come on - it's a horror movie reboot. It's against the laws of cinema for this to be anything more than a legacy-stomping cashgrab.

And yet: the 5-star reviews are piling up, the trailer looks great, and the Blair Witch brand of 'real life' scares could be about to shake the genre up once again.

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When: 17 & 18 September

There are hundreds of normally inaccessible locations across the capital – including private homes and historic sites - that fling their doors open for one weekend a year for the immensely popular architecture festival Open House London.

This year, 200 venues have been added to the bill, including the Brutalist Salters' Hall next to the Barbican and Brentford's 'floating high street.' Book now to avoid disappointment.

ALBUM: Keaton Henson - Kindly Now

When: 16 September

Meekly soulful singer-songwriter Keaton Henson's third album is set to be more of the same - but that's no bad thing. Dainty pianos, heart-stirring acoustic numbers and gallons of romantic woe.

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MOVIES: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

When: 16 September

Hardcore Beatles obsessives may not feel there's much new in Ron Howard's upcoming documentary, which covers the short-lived, hysteria-drenched touring years of the world's most celebrated band.

The rest of us, though, can enjoy a surprisingly fresh reminder of pop culture's biggest and best biography — and the music, of course.