Our October event highlights
What is it? Trafalgar Square turns into a celebration of Africa featuring live music, traditional dance, fashion, food and crafts to enjoy.
Why go? The main stage will host musicians from all over the continent and children take part in free batik and mosaic-making workshops.
What is it? This annual celebration in Trafalgar Square marks the Festival of Lights with heaps of food, music, activities and fun.
Why go? For a live line-up will include both traditional religious performances and contemporary Asian music and dance. Plus, plenty of Southeast Asian food.
If you're going to celebrate Halloween (Saturday October 31 2015) this year, we suggest you go all out. Head down to your local costume shop and prepare to scare at one of the capital's best Halloween parties. Plan your fancy dress in advance, however – a pink bunny suit just won't cut it at this time of year.
What is it? Discover the ways objects have been used to mock, cajole and undermine systems of power throughout history in this exhibition curated by Ian Hislop.
Why go? From ancient Mesopotamia to modern Brexitotamia, get ready for a bucket load of dissent and satire.
What is it? The Hayward Gallery close their 50th anniversary year with a major exhibition of sculptures large and small that distort the hell out of the gallery space.
Why go? To go wooooaaaaaaahhhh..... and then probably stumble around a bit.
What is it? Discover the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England at the British Library in an exhibition that makes the most of the Brit Lib's own collection of historic manuscripts.
Why go? To see the Cnut Gospels, along with many treasures from elsewhere.
What is it? A major exhibition at the V&A showing you exactly what the deal is with videogames, with everything from insights into the design process to DIY gadgets made by grassroots gamers.
Why go? If you want to know why videogames are no longer the preserve of geeky teenage boys locked away in bedrooms.