Thursday 09 October 1997
Laugh, be merry and move your body at the Aberdeen Alternative Festival. Celebrating diversity and self-expression with comedy, dance music and theatre, the strong line-up includes Spiritualised, The James Taylor Quartet, Misty In Roots and the Reduced Shakespeare Company. To 18 Oct (01224 635822)
Or feast your eyes and tantalise your taste buds at the International Festival of Fine Wine and Food, a wonderful opportunity for those who dare to try to buy such delicacies as smoked alligator and nutmeg ice- cream. To 12 Oct. pounds 16. Olympia, London W14. (0171-244 0950)
Opera, jazz, salsa and the extraordinary Chinese State Circus are just a few of the features at this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival certain to add some spice to the Autumn season. At various venues to 19 Oct. Information 01603 614921.
Meanwhile, Libor Pesek conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, to perform Dvorak's gruesome tale of The Spectre's Bride. Birmingham Symphony Hall (0121-212 3333), 7.30pm, pounds 6-pounds 31.
But if the festivities fail to inspire you, Evening Ragas: A Photographer in India by Derry Moore, should. For those too tired or too broke for travel, the stunning compositions and portraits in this new book prove a welcome alternative. John Murray Publishers, pounds 20.
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