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Things to do: London August/September

Posted on August 20 2013

Things to Do: London Read: The Impossible Collection of Jewelry Jewellery aficionados will appreciate Assouline's latest release. From Art Nouveau to the millennium, historian Vivienne Becker highlights the key pieces that represent the best design of our time. This tome showcases the works of Cartier, Van Cleef, David Webb and more. www.assouline.com

Watch: A Midsummer Night's Dream at the William Shakespeare Globe Directed by Dominic Dromgoole and set in mythical Athens, this inventive comedy focuses on love and chaos. The Duke of Athens is engaged to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons and encounters a tangled web of lovers: Hermiais is in love with Lysander but is engaged to Demetrius. Helena is in love with Demetrius, but he loathes Helena. The adventure begins when the Duke of Athens commands Hermia to marry Demetrius, and the couples retreat into the woods where they stumble upon a row between the king and queen of the fairies. A Midsummer Night's Dream 21 New Globe Walk, SE1 9DT

Web: shakespearesglobe.com Tel: +44 020 7902 1400

Listen: iTunes Festival Held at the Roundhouse in Camden, the month-long annual music festival is back and will kick off on 1 September. From Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon to Justin Timberlake and Tinie Tempah, they have a roster of musical acts of various genres. iTunes Festival September 1st to 30th Roundhouse Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH Web: itunesfestival.com

Eat: Afternoon Tea at Balthazar Balthazar's London edition pays homage to its British setting with its afternoon tea offering. Head pastry chef Régis Beauregard spent a decade curating his culinary skills at the Ritz's afternoon tea before creating his sumptuous menu for Balthazar. The traditional afternoon tea offers a classic range of sandwiches (including crab and tarragon mayonnaise and smoked salmon), freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam along with a selection of pastries including lemon, raspberry and rose water macaroons, banana and spice cake and almond rocher. Balthazar Restaurant 4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 7PR Tel: +44-020-3301-1155

Web: balthazarlondon.com

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