July 3 2015 Latest news:
Wimbledon, surely the sporting calendar’s most eagerly anticipated annual event, is in full swing.
Forget ultra-marathon running/throwing your quaking form off a vertiginous platform/launching yourself out of a plane/ rowing solo across the seven seas. The RAF has come up with a far less alarming and infinitely more enjoyable way raising funds for charity.
“Let’s do it, let’s fall in love”, goes one of Cole Porter’s best-known ditties in High Society. Well, to get you in the mood and stimulate that amorous feeling, Skylon at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, has designed some special cocktails, available only for the duration of the feel-good musical’s run at The Old Vic, until 22 August.
Calling all aspirant Ansel Adams… the Landscape Photographer of the Year Award is inviting hopeful snappers to “Take a View” in its ninth annual search for this country’s budding photographic talent.
The Radio Times is to host its inaugural eponymous festival, in what it intends to become an annual fixture on the cultural calendar.
Move over champagne – British-produced wine is having a moment. Those conducive climes, partcularly in Sussex and Kent, are giving French and Italian competitors a run for their money, as sales of the home-grown grape rose some 200 per cent, with a £100 million profit this year alone. Waitrose, that barometer of sophisticates’ taste buds, also reported a 95 per cent increase in sales since last year.
Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank, the world’s largest medical collection and the Great Central Railway are among a host of projects set to receive new National Lottery investment.