EIGHT THINGS TO DO TODAY, WHATEVER TIME YOU GET OUT OF BED

8am

For those of you who can club all night and miraculously carry on clubbing when dawn breaks and beyond, Vibrance at Grays will fulfil all your dancefloor requirements. DJ Brother Jim spins some righteous house and garage grooves from 6am until 6pm. 4 Gray's Inn Road, London (0171-430-1161). Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane

9am

For those of you of an artistic bent, the Alternative Art Market in Spitalfields offers you the cream of contemporary art at affordable prices. The market runs from 10am until 5pm, but get there early, as it tends to be first come, first served. Brushfield Street, London E1 (0171- 377-8634). Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street

10am

The Duxford 95 Air Show is a spectacular day of derring-do in the air. It is complemented by a strong programme of ground-based activities and the event culminates in a breathtaking display of aerobatics. Open from 10am-6pm, admission pounds 10. OAPs pounds 7.50, concessions pounds 5. Duxford Airfield, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

11am

The London Docklands Seafood Fair will be overflowing with all manner of dead marine life, live musicians and street entertainers. There will also be a funfair. The fair takes place around Port East and Canary Wharf, from 11am-6pm. Docklands Light Railway: West India Quay / Canary Wharf

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noon

The Chinese Mid-Autumn (Moon Cake) Festival in Chinatown features enough Chinese arts and crafts, food, dancing, music and martial arts to satisfy the most ardent Bruce Lee fan or lover of oriental cuisine. 11am-6pm, Newport Place, London W1, nearest Tubes Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus

1pm

There seem to have been more festivals for folkies this summer than there were during the summer of love: the latest in the long line is the Coombe Abbey Big Top Folk Festival, featuring Aran wearers Edward II, Stravaig and Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies. Coombe Abbey, Brinklow Road, Binley For details, telephone: 01926-452555

2pm

The Beer and Hop Festival at the Museum of Kent Rural Life is one which makes you work hard for your ale. Pick some hops and fire up the kiln before sampling some (or all) of over 50 real ales. 11am-8pm, pounds 3.50, concessions pounds 2. Lock Lane, Maidstone, Kent (Tel: 01622-763936)

3pm

For car freaks everywhere, there is an International Autojumble at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Hampshire. Browse around 1,000 stalls selling everything to do with motoring. Open 10am-6pm, the pounds 7.75 admission price , includes entry to the museum. For further details, telephone: 01590-612345

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