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THURSDAY 4 An Evening with Bernard Cornwall Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J. 7pm, £5, £3 for Waterstones loyalty cardholders. Best-selling novelist Bernard Cornwall, author of the Sharpe series, is interviewed by popular historian Helen Castor and talks about his new book, 1356. Info: 020 7851 2400 www.waterstones.com


SATURDAY 6 Game Masterclass Claridge’s, Brook Street, W1. 11.30am, £170.


Learn how to prepare and cook game including grouse, partridge and venison. Following the practical tutorial, which finishes at around 2.30pm, a grouse pie lunch will be served. Info: 020 7107 8872 www.claridges.co.uk


TUESDAY 9 Cheese tasting The Mount Street Deli, 100 Mount Street, W1. 6pm, £10.


Hugh Padfield from the Bath Soft Cheese Company leads a tasting including Bath Blue, Kelston Park and Wyfe of Bath. Info: 020 7499 6843 www.themountstreetdeli.co.uk/events


In Conversation with Molly Ringwald Waterstones Piccadilly, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J. 7pm, £5, £3 for Waterstones loyalty cardholders. Actress and singer Molly Ringwald, the teen star of The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink, discusses her debut novel, When It Happens to You. Info: 020 7851 2400 www.waterstones.com


WEDNESDAY 10 Mayfair Chocolate Tour Starts outside 9 Conduit Street. 10am,


MONDAY 15 BAFTA TV Preview: Brazil with Michael Palin Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, W1. 6.30pm, tickets free for members, £7.50 for public. See a preview of Michael Palin’s new BBC series about his travels around Brazil, followed by a Q&A with Palin, series producer John Paul Davidson and director Francis Hanly. Info: 020 7734 0022 www.bafta.org


£40. Runs until October 13 (normally runs on Saturdays). Celebrate Chocolate Week (October 8-14) with a tour of Mayfair, exploring English chocolate’s heritage. The three-hour tour includes hot chocolate and samples. Info: 020 3432 1306 www.chocolateecstasytours.com/ mayfair_chocolate_tour


Science News Quiz The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, W1. 7pm, tickets are free but need to be booked in advance. The Royal Institution launches a new topical panel show science quiz, with special guests and demonstrations. Info: 020 7409 2992 www.rigb.org


FRIDAY 12


Chocolate Cocktail Making Masterclass The Atrium, Lower Ground Floor, Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, W1.


FRIDAY 5 Malaysia Night Trafalgar Square, WC2. 12pm-10pm, stage entertainment from 5pm, free entry. Malaysia Night showcases the Southeast Asian country’s culture and traditions, including food, arts, fashion and music. Musicians and dancers will perform and visitors can sample authentic ingredients and dishes at the food market. www.malaysiakitchen.co.uk


THURSDAY 11 Lesley Downer – The Geisha and the Modern World Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, W1G. 6.45pm-8.45pm, £10, £8 concessions, £6 Asia House Friends. Author Lesley Downer, who has written extensively about Japan’s geisha, finds out how they have been affected by the internet, the economic downturn and the 2011 earthquake in her latest book, Across a Bridge of Dreams. Info: 020 7307 5454 asiahouse.org


7pm-9.30pm, £30 including canapés and cocktails.


Discover how to make two chocolate cocktails and taste them alongside canapés from L’Artisan du Chocolat. This is part of Fortnum and Mason’s programme of events to celebrate Chocolate Week (October 8-14). See Fortnum and Mason’s website for more. Info: 0845 602 5694 www.fortnumandmason.com


SUNDAY 14


Family Studio: The Big Draw at the RA


RA Learning Studio, The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, W1.11am-2pm, free entry, no booking required. Learn about the RA’s collection of casts and sketches in the historic Life Room of the Royal Academy Schools. The


event is taking place as part of The Big Draw, a month-long festival that celebrates drawing. Info: 020 7300 8000 www.royalacademy.org.uk


SATURDAY 27


Glorious Game Wine Lunch Corrigan’s Mayfair, 28 Upper Grosvenor, W1. £95, contact the venue for times. Take part in a tutored tasting exploring game and wine, including a champagne and canapé reception, a four-course meal with matched wines, coffee and petit fours. Info: 020 7499 9943 www.corrigansmayfair.co.uk


EVENTS: Lucy Brown lucy@pubbiz.com


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