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Architecture Week, happily taking place during the warmth of June, kicks off formally tomorrow (Friday) with various sages lecturing groups of visitors in Millennium Wheel pods on the architecture of London. Meanwhile, culture supremo Chris Smith presided over the informal launch at Howarth Tompkins' remodelled open-air Theatre in Regent's Park on Monday. Embarrassingly for him, however, the managing director of the theatre, Ian Talbot, revealed that the Islington MP had never been there before, although he resolved to change that forthwith. Nor, clearly, had the chief executive of the Arts Council Peter Hewitt, who on leaving asked Astragal's advice on where the nearest cabyielding road was. The Architecture Week event, meanwhile, is growing in importance; for more information (or if you want to help) call the hotline on 09068 881190, or www. archweek. co. uk.

Meanwhile, look out for an architect-designed dessert to mark the week. Will Alsop has teamed up with another ex-AA alumnus, Fergus Henderson, to present the special concoction at Henderson's St John restaurant in Smithfield. Book now!

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