Things To Do In England - October 2012
Live Music In England
As we head towards Autumn, here are To There And Back Travels picks for things to do in England during October:
1. BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ARCHIVE
‘Visit the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre to see and handle some of the thousands of finds not yet in our galleries.’
When: Various dates in October
2. CAROLE NASH CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE MECHANICS SHOW
‘With the emphasis firmly on motorcycles from the 60's, 70's, and 80's; the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics show is getting bigger and better each year. With more than 30,000 enthusiasts demonstrating the growing popularity in motorcycles from this era it really would be a shame to miss it. Also the amazing Wall of Death will be back, where they will be doing their breath taking shows throughout the weekend.’
When: 20th & 21st October
Where: Stafford County Show Ground, Staffordshire
3. WARWICK WORDS FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE AND SPOKEN WORD
‘We can promise you a very exciting and stimulating selection of events and workshops from over sixty writers and poets including Roger McGough, Kate Mosse, Christopher Brookmyre, Elizabeth Buchan, Tim Harford, Hannah Rothschild and many more!’
When: 28th September to 7th October
Where: Various venues around Warwick, Warwickshire
4. WILD PLANET EXHIBITION
'Wild Planet' is a photographic exhibition showcasing stunning images from the natural world that highlight the dazzling beauty and diversity of our planet.
The exhibition will feature 80 images chosen by BBC personality and zoologist Chris Packham from previous years of 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year'
When: Running until 28th October
5. GREAT MALVERN CARAVAN SHOW
‘In need of some fresh air, beautiful scenery and time with family and friends? Craving the caravanning, motorhome and camping lifestyle? Or are you simply looking to view the exclusive 2013 models?
We are one of the only shows where dogs are allowed too. So don't forget to pack your pooch and maybe take part in the Doggy show on Sunday!’
When: 5th to 7th October
Where: Malvern, Worcestershire
6. BRAM STOKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
‘The Bram Stoker International Film Festival celebrates the life of Bram Stoker through four days and nights of gothic decadence cumulating with the highly anticipated and world famous Bram Stoker European Vampires Ball now in its third year.
Bram Stokers European Vampire's Ball is a night of dark romanticism and a gothic interpretation of beauty, inspired by Bram Stokers Dracula.’
When: 25th to 28th October
Where: Whitby, Yorkshire
7. BRITISH NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS
‘The high point of the British competition ploughing season is the annual British National Ploughing Championships. These are organised by the Society of Ploughmen and are held at different venues each year and are regularly contested by around 250 local ploughing champions.
There are classes for conventional, reversible and horse-drawn ploughs, as well as expanding classes for vintage tractors and ploughs which attracts 60 area champions each year; and also vintage horticultural machinery.’
When: 13th & 14th October
Where: Whittington, near Lichfield, Staffordshire
8. BRISTOL-CON, SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY CONVENTION
‘Guests this year include writers John Meaney and Gareth L. Powell, and artist Anne Sudworth. We have also named a Ghost of Honour: our dear friend Colin Harvey who passed away much too young in 2011. Many of our regular guests will also be back for more, so we must be doing something right.
Books, comics and merchandise will be available in the dealers’ room and authors will be available for book signings. There will also be a pub quiz and live music in the evening.’
When: 20th October
9. FLAME & THUNDER
‘Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles including a Jet Dragster, Jet Funny Car, Jet Truck and Jet Beetle. Experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel machines along with cars and bikes from all classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross, Drifting and Stunt Riders. The climax of the day will be a huge firework display with massive bonfire.’
When: 27th October
Where: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
And last but by no means least:
10. WORLD CONKER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
‘A picturesque corner of Northamptonshire hosts the World Conker Championships on the second Sunday in October every year. Thousands flock to the venue near the ancient market town of Oundle to watch this great spectacle as modern day gladiators fight for glory armed only with a nut and 12" of string.’
When: 14th October
Where: Venue to be decided, near Oundle, Northamptonshire