The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing and reading
Letters of Note
was sold to a gallery in Puerto Rico in 1963. Now it’s returning to London for
Flaming June: The Making of an Icon,
along with several of his other works on loan. 4 November-2 April, Leighton House, London W14 (www.leightonhouse.co.uk).
Seamus Heaney HomePlace,
an arts hub dedicated to the life of the Irish poet, has opened in the village in which he grew up. Future events include talks by Louis de Bernières and Alan Hollinghurst (6 and 20 November). Bellaghy, County Derry (www.seamusheaneyhome.com).
compiled by Shaun Usher (Canongate £16.99). This “eclectic mix” of letters “captures minds throughout history, from presidents to pop stars to paupers”. It is an “aesthetic delight of a book” (Observer).
Kate Humble and Simon Reeve present a new three-part series about life in the Arctic, the frozen tundra that spans across eight countries and millions of miles of ocean. Tue 1 to Thur 3 Nov, BBC2 8pm (60mins).
Storyville: Chasing Asylum – Inside Australia’s Detention Camps
A look at Australia’s controversial offshore detention policies for migrants, with never-beforeseen footage of the appalling conditions inside the island camps. Tue 1 Nov, BBC4 9pm (60mins).
Peter York’s Hipster Handbook
The social commentator explores the rise of hipsters, and their impact on contemporary culture. Thur 3 Nov, BBC4 9pm (60mins).
Flaming June: returning to London