5 Things to do in the next 24 hours ...
1 BOOK: The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe, £8.45, Waterstones, Bridge Street, Peterborough. Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom. Newly divorced and unable to communicate with his daughter, he realises that while he may have 74 friends on Facebook, there is nobody with whom he can share his problems, until a strange business proposition comes his way, changing his life forever. 2 CD: Eminem, Recovery, £8.99, HMV, Cathedral Square and Queensgate. Detroit-born rap superstar Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, follows up 2009’s Relapse with Recovery, his seventh studio album. It contains some of the most poignant work of his career.
FOOD: Potato Nests
3 with Sour Cream and Smoked Salmon
Ingredients: 1 1/2lbs large russet potatoes; 1/4 cup thinly sliced smoked salmon; 1tbsp grated lemon peel; 3/4 cup sour cream; pinch of salt and pepper
Preparation: Boil potatoes until soft, refrigerate. Pulse salmon and lemon peel in processor, mix in sour cream, refrigerate. Preheat oven to 425°F. Grease 32 mini-muffin-tin cups. Peel and grate potatoes, toss with salt and pepper. Place potato mixture into each muffin cup, bake until golden. Carefully remove from nests, cool for four hours add sour cream mixture, serve. 4 TELEVISION: Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 11.35pm, BBC1. Jonathan Ross presents another edition of his chat show with an interview with one of the world’s biggest music stars, Kylie Minogue. Jonathan also speaks with the sharpest tool in the comedy shed, Sean Lock, and there’s more music from Seasick Steve. 5 DVD: Football: World Cup Final 1966: England Vs W Germany, £2.99 available from HMV in Cathedral Square and Bridge Street. Chance to see Bobby Moore lead his team to victory.
1 PETERBOROUGH Festival takes place over two weeks, beginning tomorrow with a series of events in Central Park, including performances from Peterborough’s X Factor star, Nicole Lawrence and Britain’s Got Talent dancing duo Stavros Flately. 2 PUNKY Rebel Media, pictured, return to The Met Lounge, tonight. Doors open at 8.30pm and support act Method Behind Madness will be on at 9pm. Tickets cost £4 in advance, by calling 01733 571616. 3 LET your funny bones be tickled by the Comedy Consultants’ latest event at Radius tonight. Headlining is Gary Delaney, and joining him are Glen Maney, Tom Goodliffe, Patch Hyde and Adam Tempest. Tickets cost £10 in advance. E-mail thecomedyconsultants@ hotmail.co.uk 4 A NO Frills ceilidh is taking place at St Mary’s Church Hall in Pinchbeck, near Spalding, tonight. Dancing to local band The Beltonas with caller Sue Gray, the event will also include a display from the Slapdash Appalachian dancers. Doors open 7.30pm. Admission is £2.50.
5 THOMAS the engine will be holding his birthday party at the Nene Valley Railway. There will be three departures on Saturday and Sunday, at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, with tickets now on sale at £12 per person, which also includes a trip pulled by one of Thomas’s friends from Wansford to Peterborough and back. Call 01780 784444.