Our October event highlights 2019
See this messed-up drama about a haunted Southern family. It's horrifying in all the right ways.
Catch this offbeat musical about an indomitable adventurer. It’s a joyful slice of Americana.
See Lucy Prebble’s metaplay about the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. It’s a surreal and brilliant drama about the madness of our times.
Celebrate Halloween early at this apocalyptic charity walk where you can run around town dressed like a zombie. Break out your best fake blood and white face paint so you can look the part along with the other hoards of Londoners who’ll take to streets lusting after brains.
See monster-sized machine parts transformed into sculptures reflecting on the landscape of a crumbling Britain.
Ibsen’s masterpiece has been rewritten as a postcolonial parable by the talented Tanika Gupta. While there are similarities with the original, there is an underlying allegory for the end of the empire throughout, with Anjana Vasan putting in a terrifically good performance as heroine Niru.
The megalithic mother of all art fairs returns for another year in Regent's Park. For four days the world's best contemporary art galleries all come together under one giant marquee roof, offering visitors the chance to either line up some serious purchases or just do some serious art window shopping.
Now in its eighth year, Frieze Masters features over 130 international galleries selling seriously high-end art from the ancient era to the end of the twentieth century. This is the place to tick off major names in art history, from Rembrandt to Picasso to Hepworth and beyond.
During the first weekend of October, people all over the country are getting together in the name of art and science and setting up temporary Fun Palaces. For its fifth year, already 40 palaces have been planned to pop up across London.
Move over Venice Biennale... Lesbiennale, London’s first lesbian festival billed as a ‘multi-event celebration of dyke culture’ is happening on Oct 8-10. Devised by Boiler Room’s 4:3 and curated by Nadine Ahmad and Naeem Davis, it’ll take place at various venues.
Get ready to be shaken and stirred, because London’s annual celebration of the perfectly mixed spirit is back. A £10 digital pass entitles you to £6 cocktails in many of the capital’s best bars all week across an elongated 10-day week (to celebrate the fact that it's LCW's 10th anniversary).
This October sees the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, undoubtedly the capital’s – the UK’s – biggest celebration of international cinema from the past year. On the programme is an astute mix of the best movies from Cannes and the other major festivals, and prestige awards contenders from the major US studios.
The all-conquering musical streaming enterprise makes a big leap IRL with four days of sets and gigs spread across Peckham. Each day is dedicated to a different hip-hop genre: jazz, hip hop, bass and club and there’s a ‘no headliners’ ethos.
Gaze at breathtakingly beautiful drawings of the world in miniature. Forget the ‘Mona Lisa’, these are the Leonardos to see.
London is not the kind of city that turns down a party. So, we're giving Oktoberfest one big, warm wilkommen with plenty of big frothing Steins of beer, platters of Wurst, fetching leiderhosen getups and oompah bands playing the trumpet like they don't give a schnitzel.
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