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ZEI T GEIST Here Lies Love, National Theatre

THEATRE Here Lies Love

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and Norman Cook – aka Fatboy Slim – bring Here Lies Love to London. Already acclaimed in its New York production, the tale is a historical drama set to an infectious disco beat. The “poperetta” traces the fate of Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of the Philippines, whose ZOVLHOVSPJL_[YH]HNHUJLTHKLOLYHÄN\YL of notoriety and scorn. 30th September to 8th January 2015 at the National Theatre

BOOK Finnish Design: A Concise History by Pekka Korvenmaa

Nowadays Finland is a byword for design, but it took a landmark exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1961 – Finlandia – to impress that fact upon Britain. So it’s appropriate that the V&A is publishing this history charting the rise of what was once a backwater of Scandinavia. Leading art historian Pekka Korvenmaa looks at the nation’s design evolution from the 19th century to the present – from Alvar Aalto, who forged what became known as Scandinavian Modern, to the textiles of Marimekko – and considers how the legacy of these designers has influenced the nation’s industry and image. £30. Available from The Harrods Bookshop, Second Floor

MUSIC Hugh Masekela Hugh Masekela and his trumpet first caught the attention of the jazz world more than half a century ago, and it wasn’t long before the young man from South Africa had crossed the Atlantic to play with Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong and a host of other legends. Now, aged 75, there’s no sign of his powers or brilliance waning, and his one night at the Barbican is a must for music lovers. Expect a richly entertaining evening, drawing upon his wide jazz repertoire and pop past, in which he’s worked with Paul Simon and The Byrds. 27th October at the Barbican Hugh Masekela

Postscript II by Tris Vonna-Mitchell

EXHIBITION Turner Prize It’s an annual ritual: the Turner Prize shortlist is announced and the usual suspects throw up their hands and ask, “But is it art?!” Meanwhile, the more open-minded simply take it all in and enjoy the suspense before the winner is announced in December. This year’s shortlist features diverse talent. Ciara Phillips reconstructs office spaces to make us look anew at the working environment. James Richards spotlights the foibles of pleasure with photographs of censored books. Duncan Campbell is a playful filmmaker whose work provokes and beguiles. And wall projections and installations by Tris Vonna-Michell will have viewers hunting for answers to his teasing puzzles. From 30th September at Tate Britain

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