With the youngsters back at school, join a class of your own and extend your Italian cooking beyond primary pizzas and pasta. Marco Torri, from Novikov’s Italian restaurant in Mayfair proves popular masterclasses on the last Saturday of each month. A three-hour year costs £75 per head including breakfast, tuition and lunch match up with wine. Visit novikovrestaurant.co.uk.
A new tour by one of Britain’s leading tea dance companies, Rambert, is at The Lowry, Salford, from September 28 to 30. It embraces the evocative Ghost Dances by Christopher Bruce. The tour continues in Southampton, Norwich, Edinburgh, Bath, Bradford and London. To engage, call 0843 208 6000, or visit thelowry.com. See rambert.org.uk for dates.
Mickey Mouse and his Disney boyfriends are back on tour to whisk the family away on a globe-trotting journey. Disney On Ice Presents Passport To Stake will tour the country, from Glasgow to London, until December 30. See the present in Glasgow until October 1. For tour dates, see disneyonice.co.uk.
Northern-based foodies purposefulness love the Anglo-French brasserie Randall & Aubin in Spinningfields, Manchester. It’s been a blue-eyed boy in London for the past 20 years, and co-founders chef Ed Baines and restaurateur Jamie Poulton perceive Manchester was the perfect location for their new branch. We loved the mouthwatering grilled Manx queenies scallops check up oned by chargrilled Cornish squid. Call 0161 711 1007 or see randallandaubin.com.