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Idris Elba on the decks – in Coventry?

Pic credit: BBC Luther, a fifth series has been confirmed. Filming will start next year.

He is indeed. City nightclub Kasbah has announced the Luther star will be mixing it up on Sat June 30 as part of their Tricky Disco Club night. When he’s not on a film set the actor has been quietly carving a name for himself as a Superstar DJ playing sets at Glastonbury and Creamfields Festival,



A National Trust supper club?

National Trust Images

Apparently so! The lovely Upton House on the Warks/Oxon border is holding a series of dining experiences, starting with a tasting menu with gin cocktails and jazz (niiiiiiiice) on Fri June 8.


Gin Supper at The Rose & Crown, Warwick, with That Boutique-y Gin Company

Rose & Crown Warwick / refurb

The Rose and Crown, 30 Market Place, Warwick, is teaming up with their friends at That Boutique-y Gin Company for a one-off evening combining a 3-course supper and gin tasting on Wed April 18. Dinner, arrival drink and gin tasting is priced at £35pp. Call to book on 01926 411117.


Leamington’s Tame Hare collaboration dinner with Shipston-on-Stour based Cotswold Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery will be matching boozy cocktails and drinks from their collection to chef Johnny Mills’ experimental, season food on Wed April 11. Dishes include a Cornish Crab ‘Cocktail and Duck, Whisky Mash Sausage with Rhubarb and Broccoli. It’s £55 pp, all matching drinks included. Booking is essential and may only be made through the restaurant via email: or Tel: 01926316191.


In Conversation With…2017 Turner Prize Winner Lubaina Himid, Rugby Art Gallery

Prominent artists Lubaina Himid and Claudette Johnson talk about their work and inspirations tie-ing in with the gallery’s new About Face exhibition (Sat March 30-June 16) on Fri May 25, 7-9pm, £5To book visit ragm or Tel the Visitor Centre on 01788 533217.


An evening with TV presenter Andi Peters, Hampton Manor

An interactive evening hosted by the Andi Peters; journalist, Good Morning Britain TV presenter and Celebrity Master Chef contestant at this Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms. Andi will share some of his escapades in the over dinner and a Q&A session. The evening includes 4-course tasting meal by former Alive & Kicking presenter Andi Peters, arrival drink and canapés, tea coffee and petit fours. £75 per guest on a shared table. An additional drinks package is available at £35 per person, hamptonmanor


The Breaking Bad Cocktail Experience with award-winning mixologist Rob Wood, Birmingham

Molecular cocktails at Heisenbar

Wearing goggles and a protective suit, you’ll be whisked into a scene straight out of the award-winning series – a science lab in a custom-made RV is where award- winning mixologist Rob Wood will take you on an interactive cocktail masterclass at pop-up The Heisenbar on Fri April 6 & Sat April 7 at 9 Milk St, Digbeth, Birmingham. A four-course cocktail menu is£30 per head, Eventbrite


And another supper club!

supper club long dining table with glasses and cutlery and chairs

They’re hitting their stride aren’t they?! The Sneaky Supper Club at the Isis Farmhouse was a roaring success despite the Beast from the East turning up uninvited and there’s a new one popping up on Fri 27 April at an undisclosed location in Oxford. Keep an eye on the facebook page to snaffle your tickets early.

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