13 Things To Do In London If You Hate Halloween

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13 Things To Do In London If You Hate Halloween

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Watch a Charlie Chaplin film at Sands Film Cinema Club

Halloween seems to start earlier each year. If you're not a fan of pumpkins, cauldrons and all that spooky jazz, it can be tempting to hibernate for the latter half of October. But don't — Eventbrite has plenty of London events without so much as a whiff of pumpkin.

17 October

PUNK ART: See exclusive original artwork from various punk rock and roll musicians at Underdog Gallery SE1.The Punk Rock 'n' Roll art show has over 20 musicians showcasing their original art work. Free, prebook, 17-25 October

20 October

BAKE IT CAKE IT: Inspired by the Great British Bake Off? Learn to make and decorate biscuits and cupcakes and more in this two-hour session at Greenwich Pantry. You may not meet Paul Hollywood, but you will be tutored by a team of trained pastry chefs. £59/£35, prebook, 6.30pm

22 October

DESIGN AND CRAFT FAIR: Made London in Marylebone sees designer-makers from all over Europe come together to sell their products directly to the public. £8, prebook, 22-25 October

LIVE JAZZ: Jazz musician Henry Lowther — who has  recorded with the likes of Bing Crosby, Nelson Riddle, Simon Rattle, Paul McCartney, and Elton John — performs live at Karamel in Wood Green. £8, prebook, 7pm

24 October

PARALLAX ART FAIR: 3,000 pieces of wholesale fine, decorative and applied art from around the world are on display at Chelsea Old Town Hall for Parallax Art Fair. Free, prebook, 11am-5pm

COFFEE COURSE: Like your morning caffeine fix? Head to Yellow Warbler in Stoke Newington for a beginners coffee course. It starts with a cupping (coffee tasting) of some different origins and processes to give an idea of the range of flavours that can be had in speciality coffee. Then learn about the different factors that influence flavour - process, origin, roast etc. £35, prebook, 2pm

25 October

CHARLIE CHAPLIN: Sands Films Sunday Salon screens 1928 Charlie Chaplin silent film The Circus, complete with an introduction to the film and a post-screening discussion. £10, prebook, 7pm

26 October

THE CURIOUS MR HOWARD: Tessa West has just completed a biography of 18th century reformer John Howard. Today, she gives a lunchtime talk at St Paul's Cathedral about Howard's life, attempting to reform the prison and incarceration system across Europe. Free, prebook, 1pm

28 October

INDIGO DYEING: Try dyeing of a different kind at this indigo dyeing workshop at The Peckham Pelican. Bring up to four items of clothing/pieces of cloth with you and spend your evening tying, pleating, scrunching, folding and knotting using Japanese shibori techniques. £20, prebook, 7.30pm

Indigo dyeing with Nicole Line

29 October

THE BIG LEBOWSKI: Love the Coen brothers' film? Get stuck in good and proper at this Big Lebowski evening. See the film screened at a 12 lane retro bowling alley in Stroud Green. As well as the screening (accompanied by plenty of food and drink), your ticket includes an hour and a half of bowling (including shoe hire,. £40, prebook, 6.30pm

RAVE KARAOKE: Rave Karaoke takes place at the Old Queen's Head in Canonbury. Grab your day-glo and whistles, and put your hands in the air to classic 90s and 00s dance tracks. £3, prebook, 7pm

VEGAN WORKSHOP: Vegan blogger, TV presenter and cookbook author Kirly-Sue runs a seminar to help anyone considering becoming a vegan. Learn about making the transition, and get plenty of advice, vegan recipes and more. Free, prebook, 7pm

30 October

WINE SUPPERCLUB: Just because you're avoiding Halloween parties, there's no need to stay off the booze. The Burgess & Hall Wine Supper Club in Hampstead features a two-course supper carefully paired with at least four autumnal wines. £40, prebook, 7.30pm

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Last Updated 17 October 2015