October Diary

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1: Soho Jazz Festival opens, London W1.

2: Summer Fun Day, Thundridge, Hertfordshire, in aid of Save the Children Fund. City of Portsmouth Supreme Stakes, Goodwood. Al Capone Hot Jazz Festival opens, Malvern.

3: Cambridgeshire Handicap Stakes, Newmarket. National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, Youth Section, Wembley Conference Centre, London NW6.

4: Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp, Paris. London to Brighton Running Race. Annual Punch and Judy Fellowship Festival, Covent Garden, London WC2. Pearly Harvest Festival, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London WC2. Annual Transport Rally, West Yorkshire Transport Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire. Gala Performance, Royalty Theatre, Kingsway, in aid of National Aids Trust.

5: Launch of Asthma Week, organised by the National Astham Campaign. Launch of the Joint Council for Anglo Caribbean Churches Drug and Alcoholic Abuse Project, Railton Road Methodist Church, London SE24.

6: Royal Horticultural Society's Flower Show, RHS Halls, London SW1.

7: Horse of the Year Show, Wembley Arena, London NW9.

8: Cartoon Exhibition and Auction in aid of Care, at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.

9: Finchcocks Fair, Goudhurst, Kent. Sunday Times Decanter Wine Show, Olympia 2, London W8. Hull Fair, Hull.

10: Wasdale Head Show and Shepherd's Meet, Seascale, Cumbria.

11: Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. Royal Craft Fair, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. World of Art Deco Fair, Greenwich, London SE3.

12: An Evening of Mendelssohn, St John's Smith Square, London SW1, in aid of the Patsy Hardy Trust.

13: LAPADA Show, Royal College of Art, London W8.

14: Hastings Day Celebrations, Hastings, East Sussex. Annual National Service for Seafarers, St Paul's Cathedral, London EC3. Tavistock Goose Fair, Tavistock, Devon.

15: Thames Barrier Closure, Woolwich, London.

18: Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. Antiques and Collectors' Fair, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Apple Day and Hoppers Hop, Maidstone, Kent. Autumn Fair, Ardingly. Trafalgar Day Parade, Sea Cadet Corps, London SW1.

19: Windermere Power Boat Record Attempts, Windermere, Cumbria. Film Premiere of 1492 - Conquest of Paradise in aid of the NSPCC and Relate, Empire Cinema, London WC2.

22: Horse Racing, Doncaster. Wexford Festival Opera opens, Wexford.

24: Cotswold Christmas Craft Show, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

25: Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. British Summer Time Ends. Diwali, Festival of Lights. Antiques and Collectors Fair, Hungerford, Berkshire. Motor racing: Duckhams Formula Ford Festival and World Cup, Fawkham, Kent.

26: Celebrations to mark 40th Anniversary of the Queen's Accession, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, London SW5.

28: Musical evening in aid of St John Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem, St James's Palace.

29: National Honey Show, National Army Museum, London SW3.

30: Kensington Fashion Fair, Kensington Town Hall, London W8. Chelsea Antiques Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3.

31: Halloween. Beaulieu Fireworks Fair, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire. Grand Bonfire, Firework Display and Steam Trains at Night, Embsay Steam Railway, Embsay, North Yorkshire. Littlehampton Bonfire Procession, Worthing, West Sussex.