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This month, see Claire Foy’s next act, watch the world premiere of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth on stage, and revel in our favourite book fes­ti­val

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FILM

THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Claire Foy swaps the twin­set, pearls and clipped vow­els of

The Crown’s Queen El­iz­a­beth II for a dark crop and a hand­gun as she takes over from Rooney Mara to play Lis­beth Sa­lan­der in the se­quel to David Fincher’s renowned The Girl With The Dragon Tat­too. In an ac­tion-packed thriller, com­puter hacker Sa­lan­der is on a mis­sion to ex­act re­venge on be­half of women who have been phys­i­cally abused by men. Some­what con­fus­ingly, it’s based on the fourth novel in the Mil­len­nium

se­ries, the first au­thored by David Lager­crantz, who took over the se­ries after the death of Stieg Lars­son in 2004. But re­ally, all eyes will be on Foy. In cin­e­mas na­tion­wide from 9th Novem­ber

THEATRE

WHITE TEETH, KILN THEATRE, LON­DON The premiere of Zadie Smith’s break­through novel has ar­rived in north-west Lon­don, from where Smith hails and where her books are set (as she says, a ‘melt­ing pot where noth­ing’s ac­tu­ally melted’). One of the first pro­duc­tions at the newly ren­o­vated Kiln Theatre (for­merly the Tri­cy­cle Theatre), White Teeth has been adapted for stage by Stephen Sharkey and fol­lows wartime friends English­man Archie Jones and Bangladeshi Sa­mad Iqbal as they nav­i­gate ques­tions of iden­tity and cul­ture. An epic can­ter unit­ing mu­sic, dance and com­edy, this is my theatre pick of the sea­son. From 26th Oc­to­ber-22nd De­cem­ber; kil­nthe­atre.com

FES­TI­VAL

CHEL­TENHAM LIT­ER­A­TURE FES­TI­VAL After Hil­lary Clin­ton topped the bill last year, all eyes are on this year’s edi­tion of the Re­gency town’s 10-day lit­er­ary knees-up. Ex­pect the likes of Kate Atkin­son, Darcey Bus­sell, Gra­ham Nor­ton and Sir David At­ten­bor­ough to grace Chel­tenham with their pres­ence, along­side sport­ing le­gends, in­clud­ing Sir Chris Hoy, and foodie na­tional trea­sures Prue Leith and Nadiya Hus­sain. Heck, even Os­car-win­ning Mrs Doubt­fire star Sally Field will be in con­ver­sa­tion about her new mem­oir. With some­thing for ev­ery­one, you won’t fail to fall for the magic of our favourite book fes­ti­val. From 5th-14th Oc­to­ber; chel­tenham­fes­ti­vals.com/ lit­er­a­ture

ART

ANNI AL­BERS, TATE MOD­ERN, LON­DON When she was dis­cour­aged from be­com­ing a painter, multi-hy­phen­ate Ger­man artist Anni Al­bers turned to tex­tiles in­stead and weaved her magic on the looms of the Bauhaus. Fast for­ward nearly one hun­dred years, and Al­bers, who was 94 when she died in 1994, is widely held to be the sin­gle most im­por­tant tex­tile artist of the 20th cen­tury. Trail­blaz­ing though she was, there has never been a ma­jor UK mu­seum ex­hi­bi­tion of her work – un­til now. Ex­plore her kalei­do­scop­i­cally colour­ful oeu­vre – from geo­met­ric wall hang­ings to small-scale cre­ations – in the cap­i­tal’s land­mark mod­ern art mu­seum. From 11th Oc­to­ber-27th Jan­uary 2019; tate.org.uk

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