OK, so you may have given up stamp collecting shortly after your eighth birthday, but it still has quite a following, nevertheless. So why not be one of 11,000 visitors to go to Autumn Stampex, held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London? The Philatelic Society will feature a special display and there will also be events and competition for younger philatelists to enjoy. For details call 0171-359 3535.

Fancy a pared down, tobacco-heavy evening? Then the Tony Crombie Benefit Night at the 100 Club in Oxford St, London W1 will be the right venue for you. A fantastic line up of stars are performing including George Fame, Guy Barker, Peter King, John Critchenson and many more. All in aid of the ailing drummer.

7.30pm, pounds 10.00.

But for those who fancy a special late summer night out, possibly one of the last this year, then the English Symphony Orchestra concert at Malvern Priory could be just the thing. The programme includes Mozart's serenade "Monotturna", the 4th and 5th violin concerto and the Prague Symphony.

For details: 01684 560045. pounds 2.50 to pounds 15.00.

The Police Superintendents' Conference might not be your idea of fun, but the boys and girls in blue will today gather in Bristol to hear Jack Straw's first address to the conference as Home Secretary.

On a lighter and yet more heady note, Leeds Castle in Kent hosts its annual flower festival today. Set in the castle's stunning grounds, amid the roaming peacocks, the theme of this year's floral extravaganza is "Countries of the World". Call 01622 765400 for details.