Special events in the terminals at Heathrow
Mr. Men pop-up exhibit
Visit our special pop-up Mr. Men exhibition to see some of the best Mr. Men memorabilia from over the years and find out about all of Mr. Adventure’s friends.
Items on display in the mini-museums include a 70s Mr Men train and an 80s Mr Noisy radio.
Thursday 13 October to Tuesday 1 November 2016
- Terminal 2: Located opposite WHSmith on the way to Wondertree restaurant
- Terminal 3: Near Rhubarb
- Terminal 4: On the way to Gate 21
- Terminal 5: Lower Level, beneath the middle escalators near World Duty Free
It all started with a tickle...
The Mr. Men began in 1971 when eight-year-old Adam Hargreaves asked his father one of those impossible questions that children like to pose their parents,"What does a tickle look like?"
In response, Roger Hargreaves drew a small orange man with extraordinarily long arms that could reach anywhere to tickle anyone. Adam’s question had sparked an idea in Roger’s mind of personifying human emotions and character traits. Mr. Tickle went on to become the first character in the hugely successful Mr. Men Little Miss series.
The books became an instant hit, selling more than a million copies within three years. Roger went on to write many more memorable stories with the Little Miss characters being added to the series in 1981. His son Adam creates and draws new characters to this day.
A third of Brits own a Mr Men or Little Miss book, with a calculated 354m books in households across the UK.
There are now 90 characters, the latest being Heathrow’s very own Mr. Adventure!
Who is Mr. Adventure?
Mr Adventure is Heathrow’s very own Mr. Men character and the face of all things family-related at Heathrow. You’ll find him in our play areas, Kids Eat Free promotion and even visiting around the terminals.
Start (or continue!) your own Mr. Men collection with a Mr. Adventure book, available for just £2.99 at WHSmith in all terminals.
To celebrate the pop-up Mr. Men exhibition we are giving away a personalised Mr.Men gift pack! Click here
Meet Abir Mukherjee author of The Rising Man
Friday 28 October, Terminal 4, WHSmith towards Gate 21 13.00 to 14.00
‘Abir Mukherjee’s A Rising Man is a whodunit set in the social and political tinderbox of 1919 Calcutta - a thought-provoking rollercoaster' - Ian Rankin, Observer
Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. But with barely a moment to acclimatise to his new life or to deal with the ghosts which still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that will take him into the dark underbelly of the British Raj.
The perfect read for lovers of enticing historical fiction, including fans of Jason Goodwin, Boris Akunin and Ray Celestin.
Get your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Out now at WHSmith
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
Why we'll keep reading Harry Potter again and again via @Pottermore #ReadTheMagic
Caffè Nero - home of live music:
Caffè Nero in Terminal 2 Arrivals will be home to exciting live music on various dates throughout October. Enjoy some good food and be entertained at the same time. Unless othrwise stated, performances start at 10.30am.
Steve Young - 29 October at 13.00
A singer/songwriter & globe trotting session guitarist. After years on the road with Darren Hayes (Savage Garden), Ramin Karimloo (Broadgrass band, Les Mis, Phantom) he has finally released his own blend of Acoustic Country/Pop & Blues. “A fine & powerful voice” says Radio 2’s Head of Music, Jeff Smith. Recent performances include Bob Harris ‘Under The Apple Tree’ support for Nashville star – Carlene Carter, UK Blues singer – Jo Harman, Time Out London’s - Rising Stars of UK Country, The Union Chapel London, Islington Assembly Rooms, London C2C Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, Rhythms Of The World and local events.
His live sets have enthused his ever growing fan base. His music has been aired by Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) Tony Fisher (BBC Radio Essex), BBC Radio Kent as well as BBC Radio 4, BBC 6 Music + Local & Worldwide international online & FM stations. His debut album ‘Troubadour’ was released on July 1st after raising £6000 on Pledge Music. First single ‘Back To Mine’ released on Mar 8th & second single ‘Home For The Summer’ on Aug 19th. The 3rd and final single is due in Jan 2017.
Albert Man - 30 October at 12.30pm
Praised by BBC Radio Head of Music as a “brilliant singer-songwriter,” Albert Man is an “insightful artist to watch” according to Pledge Music’s managing editor Matt Conner. He has established himself as one of the more interesting songwriters on the London gig circuit with avid support from RockShot Magazine, who recently compared his songs to that of “Ben Folds in verse, wit and chord changes”.
The Manchester-born, half-German singer-songwriter plays both solo and with a full band and delivers “stunning vocals” according to the Alternative Friday blog. He writes piano-led, melodic pop songs described by Fresh On The Net as “sweet piano led shenanigans that come over like the lovechild of Billy Joel and Adam Levine”.
Albert released his eleven-track, self-produced album Cheap Suit in 2016, receiving airplay on both FUBAR Radio and BBC radio. It was described as “a wonderful wonderful album”, high praise indeed from BBC presenter Ady Dayman. Two songs from this album were also chosen for Tom Robinson's Fresh Faves on his Fresh On The Net blog, "It’s testament to the pervasive quality of his songwriting that twice now he’s been selected by our wonderful weekend voters." – Biff Roxby (Fresh On The Net). His debut four-track EP was “a bit special, to say the least” according to music blog GetIntoThis and he is set to release a brand new four-track EP, recorded at Pete Townshend's barge studio, in early 2017.
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