To the theatre: London shows we recommend
Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre // Josephine Price
The Tempest, Barbican // Pat Riddell
Ink, Almeida Theatre // Tamsin Wressell
A man’s home is his castle
The catch? You have to restore them and turn them into hotels, restaurants, spas or heritage sites
When? 200 will be up for grabs in the next two years
Who? The State Property Agency of Italy
Why? To promote Slow Tourism
Top 3: Music-themed drinking dens
An underground music cafe near Kyoto’s university, Ringo Bar is filled with Beatles posters and some painted Union Flags. Singing to favourite hits is a must.
Depeche Mode Baar, Tallinn, Estonia
This one is a little nook in the wall, containing red vinyl booths surrounded by DM-related memorabilia — all because one fan couldn’t get enough.
Dylan’s Cafe, Shillong, India
Locals adore Bob Dylan. So much so that a tribute cafe to the singer-songwriter opened last year where cushions bare his face, and themed evenings include poetry readings.