October Diary

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1: 'Visionfest' visual arts festival begins, Merseyside. National Brass Band Championships begin, Wembley Conference and Exhibition Centre, Wembley. Organ Concert, Carlo Curley, Ely Cathedral.

2: Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. King's School Rochester Choir and Orchestra perform Haydn's Missa Sancti Nicolai, Rochester Cathedral. Horse Racing, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp, Paris.

3: 'Doing Well with Dyslexia' art exhibition opens, Unicorn House, London NW1.

4: 'Recording London: 100 years of the Survey of London' exhibition opens, Museum of London, London EC2.

6: 700th Nottingham Goose Fair begins, Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham. International Festival of Fine Wine and Food begins, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London W14.

7: Cheltenham Festival of Literature begins, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

8: 'Selling Lifestyle: 30 years of Habitat' exhibition opens, Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7. Royal Photographic Society's 138th International Print Exhibition, Bath, Avon. Edward Barnsley Educational Trust furniture workshop Open Day, Froxfield, Hampshire. Performance of Handel's Messiah, York Minster, in aid of St Leonard's Hospice, York.

9: Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. Choristers' Concert, Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. World Conker Championship, Ashton,

Northamptonshire.

10: World Mental Health Day.

11: British Philatelic Exhibition: Stampex begins, Royal Horticultural Halls, London SW1.

13: Leeds International Film Festival begins, Leeds. 'James McNeill Whistler' exhibition opens, Tate Gallery, London SW1. International Ballroom Dance Championships, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7. Golf, Toyota World Matchplay championship, Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey.

14: 'The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s' exhibition opens, National Portrait Gallery, London WC2.

16: Twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

17: Powerboat Racing, Windermere Record Week begins, Cumbria.

18: 'Kalighat: Indian popular painting 1800-1930' exhibition opens, Victoria and Albert Museum, London SW7. Organ Recital, Portsmouth Cathedral.

19: 'Making and Meaning: the young Michelangelo' exhibition opens, National Gallery, London WC2. 'The Infertility Maze' exhibition begins, Science Museum, London SW7.

20: Wexford Festival Opera begins, Wexford, Ireland.

22: British International Motor Show begins, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands. Half-term Workshops begin, Science Museum, London SW7.

23: Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity. British Summertime ends.

26: 'Bill Viola: Nantes Triptych' video / sound installation opens, Tate Gallery, London SW1.

30: Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity. Radio 3 Young Artists' Forum Concert, National Portrait Gallery, London WC2.

31: Halloween. 'Arts of 18th-century France' Study Course begins, Wallace Collection, London W1.

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