What’s on in London for October 2014

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London is still quite busy and this month the weather has still been good which is keeping everyone out and about, (and it’s not often I can say that). Meanwhile the summer is virtually over and the days are getting darker earlier (it gets dark now at about 7 pm), so winter is not far away. October still has lots to offer with some big music act coming to our shores, not to mention lots of international soccer matches playing in the capital. As usual there are also some one off events not to miss especially around the Trafalgar square area. So enjoy what’s on offer and have a happy Halloween

No 1. 1st October 2014 “UEFA Champions League: Arsenal Vs Galatasaray” at Emirates Stadium.

Tickets start from £36.50

No 2. 2nd October “UEFA Europa League Group C: Tottenham Hotspur Vs Besiktas ” at White Hart Lane.

Spurs drew the away game 0 . 0 so they will want to get a win a home , should be a very wxciting game. Tickets from £25

No. 3. 12th October 2014 “Diwali in London 2014” in Trafalgar Square,

Every year, Trafalgar Square hosts a Diwali celebration that attracts thousands of people to central London. This year’s packed programme takes place on 12 October (11 days before the official date for Diwali on 23 October), and includes free music and dance from community groups and professional artists on the main stage, as well as food stalls and a range of child-friendly activities.

The afternoon and evening events provides fun for the whole family, with special activities such as sari dressing, Punghra dance classes, children’s theatre and a kids foot parade. You can also hunt for a bargain at the Indian bazaar, or be pampered in the Asian beauty zone. In addition to this main event in Trafalgar Square, there are smaller festivals and family Diwali events across London, as well as special menus in some London restaurants.

No.4. 12th to 14th October 2014 “Ed Sheeran”at The O2

Commercial pop by the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter who is currently based in London.tickets are from £39.50

No.5. 16th till 19th October 2014 “Frieze Art Fair 2014” being held in Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.

Join the great and the good from the world of art as the spectacular Frieze Art Fair gets underway. This highly anticipated annual fair takes over a large part of the royal park, as leading national and international art dealers and galleries show off cutting edge work. Focusing mainly on contemporary art, visitors are able to browse and buy art from more than 160 different galleries.

The event has been slightly revamped for 2014, with one new attraction being the Live spaces, where performance based installations are being showcased. The Focus area has also been changed slightly this year. Originally designed to foster a community of the more interesting emerging galleries, it has now been extended to take up a more significant area of the whole festival. Highlights from the exhibitors this year include efforts from the likes of Eric Bainbridge, Lee Kit, Goshka Macuga and Barbara T Smith. With practically all the big names from contemporary art taking part in one form or another, this is the perfect destination for both art buyers and admirers alike.

No.6.   22st October 2014 “UEFA Champions League: Chelsea Vs NK Maribor”at Stamford Bridge

Tickets from £35

No.7.   22nd October 2014 ” World Freestyle Football Championships” at the indigO2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich.

The best freestyle footballers in the world are coming to London as part of the F3 World Tour 2014, battling it out to become the World Freestyle Football Champion.

Freestyle football is the art and sport of juggling a football, using all parts of the body to entertain audiences and outperform opponents.

Witness the extreme in football entertainment, as the highest ranked 16 athletes in this new sport present a mixture of choreography with music and intense tricks to outperform their opponents on the stage with their football. British competitor Andrew Henderson will be looking to maintain his challenge for the title, whilst Charly Iacono from Argentina, will be putting in his best performance after narrowly losing to Andrew in China.Tickets are £12.

N0. 8 .   23rd to 26th October 2014 “Lady Gaga: ArtRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball” at The O2

Lady Gaga brings her unique sound and style to The O2 during her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour, part of a marathon European visit. Audiences can expect to be treated to tunes from her recent, multi-platinum selling album ARTPOP, which has stormed the music charts around the world. With huge venues booked and glowing reviews for the experimental direction taken with her latest songs, it’s clear the pop superstar is still at the height of her musical powers.

Always keen to push the boundaries, fans of Gaga know to expect the unexpected from this beguiling performer as she blurs the lines between performance art and mainstream pop.

Tickets from £42

No.9.   26 October 2014 “American Football NFL: Atlanta Falcons v Detroit Lions” at Wembley Stadium

The NFL International Series is about to get a whole lot bigger! In a ground-breaking and historic move, the NFL will being playing three games at Wembley this season, sending some of the biggest stars from America’s most popular sports league to London. Expect fast-paced action in what has the potential to be one of the most exciting Wembley match-ups ever! Don’t miss this crucial mid-season match, featuring hours of entertainment both on and off the pitch, NFL cheerleaders, team drum lines and an exciting pre-game show. Tickets from £56.

No.10.   31st October 2014 “The KISS FM Haunted House Party” at Eventim Apollo

KISS FM DJs spin pop, electro, hip hop and R&B, with live performances from Example, Professor Green, Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne, Gorgon City with MNEK and Laura Welsh, Rizzle Kicks and Fuse ODG. Tickets from £30

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