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October Events in South London




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October 2018 Events in South London

4th-15th London Film Festival (est. 1953)             
The London Film Festival is an annual film festival with cooperation from the British Film Institute (BFI). It screens more than 300 films, documentaries and shorts from approximately 50 countries.   

5th-13th Streatham Festival
The Streatham Festival (est. 2002) has grown into an acclaimed London arts festival with varied events including comedy, film, art, photography, food, music and dance

5th-14th Herne Hill Music Festival
The Herne Hill Music Festival will feature local community, professional and internationally renowned artists against the backdrop of Brockwell Park and other well-loved landmarks of Herne Hill.

7th Roots and ShootsApple Day
Roots and Shoots , Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 6DN (entrance Fitzalan Street)
Apple displays this year from Somerset (c.40 varieties), National Fruit Collection  at Brogdale (c.50 varieties) and Wales (c. 15 varieties).  Exhibition (Origins and evolution of apples). Heritage Fruit trees for sale and talk. Apple pressing, games. Storytelling.  Crumbucket the Musical Dragon  music,, plus a wide range of hot food and cakes. Established in 1999. 11am - 4pm. Children free, Adults £2

18th-21st Affordable Art Fair (est. 1999)
Everything will be for sale between £100 and £6,000, with paintings, original artist-made prints, sculpture and photography all on show. Whether you are looking for artwork that is traditional or contemporary, humorous or edgy, by a famous name or an undiscovered talent, there is something for everyone

28th End of British Summertime
British Summer Time (BST) operates until the last Sunday in October when Britain reverts back onto GMT and clocks go back one hour at 02:00am.


28th - 4th Nov UK Sausage Week
Celebrate British Sausage Week by buying from these London Butchers
Some British sausages favourites:
Cumberland (No breadcrumbs, only meat.  It is also formed as one coiled, continuous sausage
Glamorgan A vegetarian sausage made with cheese, breadcrumbs, egg, onion and herbs
Lincolnshire The only seasoning used (apart from salt and pepper) is sage
Newmarket Pork, sage, cayenne, ground mace, pepper and nutmeg

31st Halloween
It means. In the medieval and early modern period (1500-1800) Halloween (All Hallows Evening ) became widespread. Bonfires became especially popular in this period. they were used  to burn the Harvest chaff but over time the bonfires were seen as guiding Christian souls in purgatory or a means of warding off witchcraft and the plague. In Ireland and Scotland, on Halloween children went souling with turnip lanterns  Halloween became popular in America in the last e 18th Century with the pumpkin replaced the turnip

In Season

English Apples
Sweet apples arose originally on Kazakhstan's border with China. It is likely that they gradually spread into Europe through the Middle East and several manuscripts from ancient Greece, including Homer's Odyssey, refer to apples and describe apple orchards. There is evidence that apples grew wild in Britain in the Neolithic period but it was the Romans who first introduced varieties with sweeter and greater taste. The earliest known mention of apples in England was by King Alfred. The outstanding English apple remains the Cox Orange Pippin.

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