Video:Annual London Arts Events in Octoberwith Evan Ball
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Transcript:Annual London Arts Events in OctoberHi, I'm Evan Ball, here for About.com, and today we'll be taking a look at some of the great arts events that take place in London each October. London is a city with plenty to see and do, and if you find yourself there in October you'll have an array of arts-related events to choose from. Let's take a closer look!
Information About Annual London Arts Events in OctoberIf you are a lover of film and happen to be in London during late October, the London Film Festival is must see. One of the premiere film festivals in Europe, the British Film Institute's London Film Festival, has screened films from around the world for over half a century. There are also seminars and panels for those interested in learning different aspects of the art form. In the long tradition of London art fairs, the Frieze Art Fair, features new works from both up-and-coming and established artists. Put on annually by Frieze Magazine, the fair runs between three and five days in length during the middle of October. Visitors can view and purchase works from over 170 galleries world-wide, and listen to artists discuss their work at daily organized lectures.
Poetry in London During OctoberPoetry is certainly a part of England’s artistic and cultural history, and London features a slew of events for National Poetry Day each October. From live readings of classic poetry to the work of contemporary scribes, the events on National Poetry Day offer something for all tastes. Visitors can also hone their skills at free workshops and hear what it takes to get published at one of the scheduled seminars.
Drawing in London During OctoberIf you feel compelled to create the art as opposed to viewing it, The Big Draw should be right up your alley! Usually running the entire month of October in London, The Big Draw is full of free drawing and painting activities for all ages. Another bonus: the materials are complimentary.Typically, the weather in London during October is mild but leaning toward chilly.
What to Know Before You Go to the Annual London Arts Events in OctoberWith average highs at 57 degrees Farenheit and lows reaching down to the mid-40s, a coat is advisable. On average, it rains about a third of the month, so be sure to pack an umbrella. To learn more about these events and others, be sure to visit About.com’s GoLondon Site!Whether you’re a film buff, an art junky, or a fan of poetry, London has a number of exciting arts events during the month of October, regardless of your tastes.
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