What's on in London: October 2023

What's On in London Oct 23 - BFI Peeping Tom

What’s on in London:
October 2023

What to see and do in the Capital this October

Words by Ali Howard


Frieze Masters, 11-15 October, Regents Park
October in Regent’s Park is all about Frieze. The ever-popular Frieze Masters returns for its 11th edition with over 130 of the world’s most significant galleries represented. Chiltern Street’s The Gallery of Everything showcases the work of the late American artist Judith Scott, whose complex structures of multicoloured materials that bind found objects within, are a particular highlight, rarely seen – and even more rarely sold.

Gloucester Green, Regent’s Park, NW1 (frieze.com)

What's On in London Oct 23 - Frieze Masters Untitled
Untitled, 1993. Photo by Benjamin Blackwell



Winter Art & Antiques Fair, 30 October – 5 November, Hammersmith Road, W14
A veritable snooper’s paradise, this much loved annual showcase of the finest art and antique dealers returns to Olympia London. Strategically timed for when the clocks go back and the nights draw in, it is an altogether autumnal affair, full of expertly curated collectibles, and of course, shiny things to covet. Expect only authentic pieces, from ancient to contemporary.

(olympia-art-antiques. com)

What's On in London Oct 23 - Winter Art Antiques Fair



The Time Traveller’s Wife, From 7 October, Apollo Theatre
Following successful adaptations of Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 novel for film and TV, the musical premiered in Chester last year; this month sees its much-deserved West End transfer. Produced by Colin Ingram, and with original music by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart, we’re expecting a joyous, emotional ride.

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D (0330 333 4812; timetravellerswife.com)

What's On in London Oct 23 - Time Travellers Wife Musical



BFI London Film Festival, 4-15 October, BFI Southbank
Snuggle into a 12-day celebration of the moving image in BFI’s 67th London Film Festival. With a whopping 252 titles, including features, shorts and XR works, the festival opens with the international premiere of Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn and closes with the world premiere of Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya’s The Kitchen, and boasts a wealth of treats in between.

BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, SE1 (020 7928 3232; bfi .org.uk)

What's On in London Oct 23 - BFI Peeping Tom



REBEL: 30 Years of Fashion, Until 11 February, The Design Museum

Marking the 30th anniversary of the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN programmethis is a must-see, not only for the sartorial set but anyone with a passing interest in popular culture. Expect some trailblazing garbs, from Bjork’s controversial swan dress, worn at the Oscars in 2001, to Sam Smith’s inflatable latex suit from this year’s BRIT awards.

224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 (020 3862 5937; designmuseum.org)

What's On in London Oct 23 - Rebel: 30 years of fashion


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