Pinch Punch First of the Month: Six things to see, spend and do over the next 30 days. Edited by Emelia Hamilton-Russell
See: All About Eve
If anyone’s been watching Sex Education and wants to see much more of Gillian Anderson, there’s no better way than live on the stage. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production from director Ivo van Hove questions the cultural fascination with celebrity and youth.
All about Eve runs from 2 Feb – 11 May 2019, The Noël Coward Theatre, 85-88 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4AP
Spend: La Bouche Rouge, Paris
Whatever you’re planning for Valentine’s day, a new red lipstick is an act of self-love. These ones from La Bouche Rouge have reusable leather cases and microplastic-free formulas, so you can rest assured that your war-paint isn’t harming your either health or the environment.
For those agonising over a suitably showstopping V-day gift, nothing says ‘I love you’ like diamonds, and nothing says ‘I understand you’ like these colourful, quirkily designed diamond rings from Ruth Tomlinson.
Listen: Milkman by Anna Burns
Anna Burns’ Booker prize-winning novel is now bestselling on Audible, and for good reason. The singularity of the narrative voice demands to be read aloud in a lilting Northern-Irish accent. The effect is unsettlingly immersive.
Do: The Fabulous Fund Fair, with Natalia Vodianova
Party with models at London Fashion Week by getting a ticket to Natalia Vodianova’s annual fundraising bash. Previous installments of the annual charity event have seen Karlie Kloss selling her cookie line ‘Klossies’, Liv Tyler manning a coconut shy, Kristin Scott Thomas reading Tarot and Vodianova selling kisses. All the money goes to Vodianova’s charity, The Naked Heart Foundation, which raises money for children with special needs.
The Fabulous Fund Fair will be held at London’s Roundhouse on 18th February. Tickets are £1,000 for admission.
Emelia Hamilton-Russell writes for Spear’s