* OVER the past year, we have enjoyed gigs in churches, a castle crypt, a prison wing, a cow shed and a woodland glade. And next week another unusual venue can be added to that list – a bookshop.

To celebrate World Book Day, promoter Seb Reynolds is staging his latest Pin Drop Productions night at the super-cool Albion Beatnik Bookshop, in Jericho.

Tuesday’s show (which is actually two days before book day) will feature sets by hotly-tipped Afro-math-rockers Nairobi, pictured, Glaswegian balladeer RM Hubbert, local folk artist Bethany Weimers and the startling Marcus Corbett who mixes folk and classical Indian music to beautiful effect.

The music starts at 7.30pm, and entry is £4.50.

* POSSIBLY the most glamourous musical event of the summer, Henley Festival, this week announced it’s line-up. And a mixed bill it turns out to be.

Gracing the banks of the Thames will be The Beach Boys, Madness, Paloma Faith and jazz pianist Jamie Cullum, right.

The five-day black tie event, which raises money for charity, will also feature a gala James Bond night, with music from the movies performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jamie, who will play on the Thursday, told us: “It should be a beautiful night in Henley. I’ve heard great things about the festival and the fact that it also raises money for a good cause is fantastic as well.”

Henley Festival runs from July 10-14. Go to henley-festival.co.uk.

* THERE were celebrations throughout the night at Cornbury Park, we suspect, following Sunday night’s Oscars.

Among the winners was the documentary Searching for Sugarman, about the hunt for ‘lost’ 70s folk icon Sixto Rodriguez.

Directed by Malik Bendjelloul, the film tells the story of the singer’s disappearance, and his ‘discovery’ in Detroit, where he was working as a builder.

In a classic case of great billing, the cult artist was announced the following morning as a headliner at Wilderness festival, which takes places at Cornbury from August 8-11.

He is joined by Noah & the Whale, Empire of the Sun, Michael Kiwanuka, Ghostpoet, Tribes, Matt Corby, King Krule, Melodies Echo Chamber, Lucy Rose, London Folk Guild and Eliza and the Bear and Tom Odell who last week won a Brit Award. Go to wildernessfestival.com