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Beer fes­ti­val Oc­to­ber 6–8 East­bourne Beer Fes­ti­val, Win­ter Gar­den, Comp­ton Street. Of­fer­ing more than 160 cask ales plus ciders and per­ries, in­ter­na­tional bot­tled beers and wines, along with live mu­sic and food (www. east­bournebeer­fes­ti­val. co.uk; 01323 412000)

Cloth­ing sale Oc­to­ber 15–16 Ware­house Sale, The Mu­sic Room, South Molton Lane, Lon­don W1. Hosted by the Beretta Gallery, the sale will in­clude coun­try cloth­ing, tech­ni­cal ap­parel, sa­fari wear and tra­di­tional shoot­ing cloth­ing (www. beretta.com/en-uk/store/ lon­don-gallery/)

Art and craft fair Oc­to­ber 6–9 Hand­made at Kew 2016, Kew Palace Pavil­ion, Rich­mond. Browse the work of more than 200 in­ter­na­tional mak­ers and gal­leries, in­clud­ing ce­ram­ics, glass, fur­ni­ture, tex­tiles, sculp­ture and jewellery. Tick­ets also give you ac­cess to Kew Gardens (020–8332 5655; www.kew.org)

Oc­to­ber 6–9 Frieze Lon­don, Re­gent’s Park, Lon­don NW1. Fea­tur­ing more than 160 of the world’s lead­ing gal­leries, view and buy art from hun­dreds of to­day’s lead­ing and emerg­ing artists, as well as talks from the cu­ra­tors and artists them­selves (020–3372 6111; www.frieze.com)

Theatre Oc­to­ber 8–Novem­ber 20 The Wind in the Wil­lows (right), var­i­ous venues around the UK. Tour­ing to Theatre Royal in Ply­mouth, The Lowry in Sal­ford, and the Mayflower Theatre in Southamp­ton, Ken­neth Gra­hame’s clas­sic tale has been adapted into a new stage mu­si­cal with a book by Down­ton Abbey cre­ator Ju­lian Fel­lowes and mu­sic and lyrics by Olivier Award-win­ning team Ge­orge Stiles and An­thony Drewe (www.windinthewil­low­sthe­mu­si­cal.com)

Book now Oc­to­ber 20–23 Dom Pérignon Trans­for­ma­tion, South Molton Street, Lon­don W1. Open­ing its doors in May­fair, Dom Pérignon presents a com­pli­men­tary 15-minute multi-sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence, en­cap­su­lat­ing the his­tory and alchemy be­hind the Cham­pagne (020–7808 4391; http:// uk.dom­perignon.com/ en-gb/trans­for­ma­tion. html) Novem­ber 17–Jan­uary 15 Skate at Som­er­set House with Fort­num & Ma­son (left),

Som­er­set House, Strand, Lon­don WC2. A won­der­ful event for all the fam­ily, but it gets booked up so it's worth se­cur­ing your place. En­joy skat­ing to a DJ sound­track and pop-up shop­ping filled with fes­tive gifts and food from Fort­num & Ma­son. Skat­ing tick­ets from £7.50 (www. som­er­set­house.org.uk/ skate) The Lovell Quinta Ar­bore­tum, Swet­ten­ham, Cheshire CW12 2LF Oc­to­ber 2, 12.30–4pm. £5, chil­dren free, dogs and coaches wel­come Au­tumn is the time to en­joy trees and there is nowhere bet­ter to do this than the ma­jes­tic ar­bore­tum orig­i­nally planted by the great as­tronomer Sir Bernard Lovell around his home, The Quinta. There are won­der­ful walks through 28 acres of trees and shrubs, in­clud­ing na­tional col­lec­tions of pines and horn­beams and glow­ing shades of au­tumn colour just be­gin­ning. Even though you will come across many rar­i­ties, this is so much more than just a col­lec­tion of trees, with mem­o­rable fortes such as dis­cov­er­ing av­enues with trees like cathe­dral pil­lars and views to the Cheshire coun­try­side. Visit www.ngs.org.uk

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