The very model of a modern Labour Minister: A tribute to Charles Clarke. (via TalkPolitics).
Next week Mrs P. and myself are heading off to Essaouira in Morocco for the annual Gnawa World Music Festival. Headlining this year is the Senegalese musical legend Youssou N'Dour. If you're unable to join the 100,000 of us descending on Essaouira (and if you haven't got accommodation, don't even think about it) you could do worse than go to London to see these two Malian masters at work.