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24 March 2012 – Fun for today!

24 March 2012 – Fun for today!

Oh – the stuff we know about!

Mar 24:
regional photocall/Amy Childs’ Tan. Amy Childs, star of The Only Way Is Essex and Celebrity Big Brother, poses for photos before signing of her tanning range from 12noon-1.30pm. (nadia@canassociates.co.uk). Tesco Extra, Holmbush Centre, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6TD.

Mar 24 – 25:
regional convention/Doctor Who Official Convention. Matt Smith, Steven Moffatt, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Raquel Cassidy, Simon Fisher-Becker, Ian McNeice, Nick Briggs, Mark Sheppard, Lindsay Bonaccorsi, Barnaby Edwards, Neill Gorton, Danny Hargreaves, Tom MacRae, Stephen Nicholas, Stephan Pehrsson, Michael Pickwoad, Andy Pryor, Gary Russell, Julian Simpson, Caroline Skinner, Marcus Wilson, cast and crew, attend official celebration of all things ‘Who’. Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 5AL.

Mar 24:
international awards/GLAAD Media Awards New York. Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, Ted Allen, Ellen Barkin, Dakota Fanning, Tracey Gold, Vinny Guadagnino, Megan Hilty, Carson Kressley, Padma Lakshmi, Jay Manuel, Gilles Marini, Bernadette Peters, Martha Plimpton, Russell Simmons, Harvey Weinstein, Johnny Weir, Wendy Williams, Glee stars (Rivera and Monteith) host and stars attend annual ceremony honouring positive gay and lesbian representation in the media. Second awards take place Los Angeles, April 21 (see separate entry). New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York 10036.

Mar 24 – 25:
festival/The Guardian Open Weekend. David Miliband, Ed Balls, Cherie Blair, Ed Davey, Mumford & Sons, Grayson Perry, Diane Abbott, Ian McEwan, Mike Figgis, David Hare, Jon Snow, Robert Harris, Alain de Botton, Linton Kwesi Johnson, India Knight, Caroline Lucas, Judith Kerr, Andrew Neil, Grace Dent, Steve McQueen, Jon Ronson, DBC Pierre, Charlie Brooker, Zac Goldsmith, Cressida Cowell, Simon Hughes, Matthew Williamson, Tom Watson are among speakers at newspaper’s inaugural festival of ideas, innovation and entertainment. Kings Place, York Way, Kings Cross, N1.

Mar 24:
charity gig/JLS: A Special Afternoon Concert. Marvin, JB, Aston, Oritse perform special matinee show for charity. Their Sport Relief charity single, PROUD, is out March 19. Support from OLLY MURS and RIZZLE KICKS. Proceeds SPORT RELIEF. The O2 Arena, Millennium Way, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0DX. Don’t you just love these intimate gigs?

Mar 24:
gig/Nero. Dubstep/D&B ‘remixers du jour’, promote debut album, WELCOME REALITY, out now. O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL.

Mar 24:
regional festival/The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival. Alan Parker, Ian Rankin, Philip Pullman, Jodi Picoult, Marina Lewycka, Claire Tomalin, Anthony Horowitz, Rowan Williams, Michael Morpurgo, PD James, Alain de Botton, Lavinia Greenlaw, Simon Armitage, Max Hastings, Liz Hoggard, Simon Jenkins, William Boyd, David Hare, authors, take part in annual literary festival. Runs to April 1.

Mar 24:
theatre – regional/Tiddler & other terrific tales. World première of stage play adapted from books by JULIA DONALDSON (writer) and AXEL SCHEFFLER (illustrator), the creators of The Gruffalo. Features their best loved titles Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest
Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Made by the creative team behind Treasure Island at the Bristol Old Vic: SALLY COOK, designer KATIE SYKES and composer BENJI BOWER.

Mar 24:
awards/Tongues On Fire: London Asian Film Festival Closing Night Awards. Javed Akhtar, scriptwriter and lyricist, receives Lifetime Achievement Award at closing gala ceremony for 14th annual celebration of Asian cinema. BAFTA – The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, 195 Piccadilly, W1J 9LN.

Mar 24:
club night/Zawe Ashton. Zawe Ashton, star of tv show Fresh Meat, plays one-off dj set at the academy’s Feeling Gloomy and Club De Fromage. O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS.




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