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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.

www.erdinger-oktoberfest.co.uk

LONDON RESTAURANT FESTIVAL

Various venues

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.

www.londonrestaurantfestival.com

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.

www.decorativefair.com

YAYOI KUSAMA

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. 

www.victoria-miro.com

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. 

www.frieze.com/fairs/frieze-london

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.

www.wimbledonbookfest.org

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.

www.wandsworthart.com

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.

www.ftmlondon.org

‘GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN’

Somerset House

Thur 25 Oct until 3 Mar

Snoopy Banner, Des Hughes 2015, Courtesy of the artist.jpg

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. 

www.somersethouse.org.uk

SPACE SHIFTERS

Hayward Gallery

Wed 26 Sep until 6 Jan

Richard Wilson No Numbers, 2013 Photo: Eiji Ina

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.

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/space-shifters

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