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An Evening With Nigella Law­son, Queen’s Hall, Oc­to­ber 14. Ed­in­burgh venue for the tour of the TV star and global food icon, cel­e­brat­ing 20 years since her first cook­book. www.fane­pro­duc­tions. com/nigella

Cock­tail Week, var­i­ous venues, Oc­to­ber 15-21. Be stirred if not shaken with an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion of cock­tails avail­able across dozens of bars in the cap­i­tal. www.ed­in­burgh­cock­tail­week.co.uk

Samhuinn Fire Fes­ti­val, Royal Mile, Oc­to­ber 31, 9pm. Torch­lit pa­rade that cel­e­brates the Celtic New Year and which in­cludes ac­ro­bat­ics, fire-danc­ing and wild drum­ming. www.beltane.org/about-samhuinn

Ok­to­ber­fest, Princes Street Gar­dens, Oc­to­ber 31-Novem­ber 4. Ger­man beer, Ger­man food and Ger­man at­mos­phere. Live mu­sic adds that ex­tra some­thing to the mix. www.ed­in­burgh-ok­to­ber­fest.co.uk Hor­ror Fes­ti­val, var­i­ous venues, Oc­to­ber 25-31. Go and get ghoul­ish with a week­end of the­atre, com­edy, work­shops and in­ter­ac­tive events. There will be live per­for­mances in the Ban­shee Labyrinth with hor­ror-re­lated the­atre, com­edy, bur­lesque and po­etry. The fes­ti­val also in­cludes talks from au­thors in­clud­ing one by Dacre Stoker, de­scen­dant of Bram Stoker, who will be talk­ing about his lat­est book Dracul. www.ed­hor­ror­fest.co.uk

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