ERDINGER OKTOBERFEST LONDON
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Thur 27 Sep-Fri 28 Oct
Enjoy a month of Bavarian-themed fun, join 3,000 lederhosen and dirndl-dressed guests in a Bavarian beer garden, with Oktoberfest bands and traditional German food, as the world’s largest wheat beer brewery, Erdinger Weißbräu, brings the authentic German festival to east London.
LONDON RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
Mon 1 Oct-Wed 31 Oct
A line-up of mini menus, food events, tasting evenings and more involving hundreds of the capital’s best venues. Book exclusive (and keenly priced) ‘Festival Menus’ and enjoy the ‘side orders’ –including Japanese film and food pairing screenings, a special tour and dinner at the Saatchi Gallery, and the ever-popular restaurant-hopping tours.
THE DECORATIVE ANTIQUES & TEXTILES FAIR
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park
Tue 2 Oct-Sun 7 Oct
The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair leads the way as the antiques event for interior design with more than 140 exhibitors from across the Europe. Find a wealth of wonderful period design – from £15 vintage French wine glasses to paintings by well-known modern artists to antiques dating from the 17th century. Art Deco, post-war and 20th century design makes up around one quarter of objects and furniture for sale.
Victoria Miro, Hoxton
Wed 3 Oct-Fri 21 Dec
The Queen of the polka dots is back in London. The Japanese artist’s works are being shown in the gallery’s two spaces, plus its waterside garden. Expect all the things that have made Kusama’s artwork so beloved to fans: pumpkins, flowers and endless dots. Plus a brand new infinity mirror room involving paper lanterns.
FRIEZE ART FAIRS 2018 IN REGENT PARK
Thur 4 Oct-Sun 7 Oct
View, browse and buy world-class art from around 160 of the world’s top contemporary galleries in Frieze London alongside works from the past in Frieze Masters showcasing 6,000 years of art history from more than 130 leading international galleries, including ancient works and Old Masters’ paintings – all in the beautiful surroundings of Regent’s Park.
WIMBLEDON BOOK FEST
Thur 4 Oct-Sun 14 Oct
The 10-day festival aims ‘to bring literature to the heart of the community and the community to the heart of literature’. It hosts almost 100 events with a wide offering of well known writers. Any money raised is ploughed back into the festival and its education work with local schools.
WANDSWORTH ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE
Sat 6 Oct-Sun7 Oct and Sat 13-Sun 14
More than 175 artists invite you into their homes and studios across the borough. Take a peek at the places where beautiful art is made and discover artists you never knew were on your doorstep.There will also be opportunities for you to make your own art.
NIGHT AND DAY: 1930s FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Fashion and Textile Museum, London Bridge
Fri 12 Oct-Sun 20 Jan
An exhibition looking at the era between the Roaring Twenties and wartime austerity. Fashionwise, the 30s are a bit of a forgotten decade, but it was a time of beautiful and innovative design that anticipated the joyous femininity of Dior’s New Look in the 1950s. Also ‘Thirty from the 30s’ bringing together many of Cecil Beaton’s most iconic images.
‘GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN’
Thur 25 Oct until 3 Mar
Celebrating the fantastic talents of Charles M Schulz in the cartoonist’s own creations and those of many artists and designers inspired by his kooky drawings. Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Peppermint Patty in discovering the enduring appeal of ‘Peanuts’ and its impact on contemporary culture and society.
Wed 26 Sep until 6 Jan
Featuring artworks by over 20 international artists that alter or disrupt our sense of space and re-orient our understanding of our surroundings, including pioneering sculptures from the 1960s – concerned with light, volume and scale.