Take a journey through the world of music at Whitby’s annual Musicport Festival, an event full of excellent live music and cultural diversity.
Location: Whitby, North YorkshireCoastal towns
With its fine selection of food stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for foodies.
Location: Nottingham, NottinghamshireFestivals and carnivals
Get hands on with baby dragons and learn dragonology as ‘Alchemy Entertainment’ takes over the Dean Heritage Centre for the whole weekend.
Location: Forest of Dean, GloucestershireForests and woodlands
Watch stand-up from some of the world’s top comedians and then learn how to be funny yourself at the Birmingham Comedy Festival.
Location: Birmingham, West MidlandsPerforming arts
Meet some of the UK's most beloved authors in an annual literary festival for the whole family.
Location: Portsmouth, HampshireEvents
Great food and drink are just two of the many reasons to visit Bath this autumn, as the city goes all foodie with the Great Bath Feast in October.
Location: Bath, SomersetCity
The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, home to over 50 historic building exhibits, demonstrates how barley and hops are transformed into ale and beer.
Location: Singleton, Nr Chichester, West SussexMuseums, galleries and libraries
There are over 200 films to choose from at London’s most accessible and exciting film festival.
Location: London, Greater LondonLiterature, film and TV
Eat your way around this flavoursome festival, celebrating one of the UK’s most distinctive foods.
Location: Lincoln, LincolnshireBudget
Book lovers simply can’t miss this prestigious literature event in the Yorkshire Dales.
Location: Ilkley, West YorkshireFestivals and carnivals
Get up to NewcastleGateshead and be inspired by a festival centred around art and creativity in children.
Location: Newcastle, Tyne and WearPerforming arts
You can spend a whole weekend in October honouring the great literature that was inspired on the island.
Location: Cowes, Isle of WightOctober events
There’s no shortage of wordy stimulation and novel debate for aspiring book worms at the Chester Literature Festival.
Location: Chester, CheshireLiterature, film and TV
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