Five things that are inspiring us this week...


The Hot Ticket: A Streetcar Named Desire

National Theatre Live has teamed up with the Young Vic to screen its production of Tennessee Williams' iconic play - starring Gillian Anderson - in over 1100 cinemas in more than 40 countries.

The Book: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
and His Years of Pilgrimage

Award-winning Japanese author Haruki Murakami tells the remarkable story of school boy Tsukuru Tazaki, and his personal journey of love, loss and friendship in his new, eagerly-awaited novel.

The Event: Lapada Fair

Art aficionados and antique collectors will flock to London's Berkeley Square again this autumn as this annual fair returns for its sixth year. From chic furniture to intricate tapestries, it's well worth perusing.

The Hotel: Soho House Chicago

There's a new reason to visit the Windy City as it becomes the latest location for the chain of cool member's-only social clubs. The good news? Non-members can enjoy…

The Must-See: Downton Abbey

Series five is finally here (hooray)! It starts in 1924 with the election of the first Labour government, and (of course) scandal shortly ensues. Look out for a special appearance from Richard E Grant…

Airs late September, ITV
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