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29 October 2018 | Rosa Johnston-Flint

With Hallowe’en on Wednesday and Bonfire Night celebrations this weekend, the festive season is kicking off with a bang!

Oktoberfest, Edinburgh
If you’re more excited by beer pumps than pumpkins, you’ll be hopping with joy to hear that it’s not too late for Oktoberfest! Edinburgh celebrates this harvest-time beer festival from Wednesday until Sunday.
 
Launched in 2013, Edinburgh Oktoberfest has live music, great atmosphere, food, and of course lots of beer in a giant tent that fits 1,800 revellers in the vibrant centre of town. Tickets start at £5, with some including a mass (1.5 pint) of Bavarian Festbeer.

Photo credit: Reach
See their website for more information and to buy tickets.
 
Spooky Ship, Bristol
Follow your ghoulish guide and navigate the darkest nooks and crannies of Brunel's 175-year-old ship, the SS Great Britain. Explore its eerie sights, sounds and smells and watch out for characters lurking in the shadows, hoping to share their terrible tales with you.
 
The performance will centre on the true story of long-serving and well-loved Captain Gray, who disappeared from his ship in the dead of night leaving a bereft crew and an abandoned family waiting in vain for his return…
 
The show runs from Wed 31 Oct to Sat 3 Nov, with tours setting off every 10 minutes, from 8:00pm onwards.
 
Photo credit: Bristol Old Vic via website
To find out more, visit their website.
 
Go Ape After Hours, nationwide
Venture out into the darkness this Autumn to experience the newest adventure from Go Ape. From twilight zip lines to sundown segways, nothing will get your heart beating faster this Hallowe’en!
 
Choose from a number of After Hours Adventures at Go Ape centres across the UK this Autumn. Available until December.
 
Photo credit: Go Ape via website
Visit their website for more information.
 
Cinnamon Kitchen, Oxford
With Vegan Month starting on Thursday, Vivek Singh’s modern Indian restaurant Cinnamon Kitchen Oxford in the Westgate development is plating up for the planet with the launch of a delicious vegan menu. Featuring an innovative selection of vibrant, plant-based dishes, vegans and non-vegans alike can enjoy a four-course menu (£35 per person) whilst taking in views of the iconic Oxford Spires.

For more meat-free ideas, don’t miss our guide to the best UK vegan restaurants for World Vegan Month.

Photo credit: Cinnamon Kitchen via website
Visit their website for more information.

 
Rambert2 at Lighthouse, Poole
Made up of the world’s most exhilarating early career dancers, the brand new Rambert2, a joint collaboration between Rambert School and Rambert Dance Company, attacks works from some of the world’s most thrilling choreographers at Lighthouse from 30-31 October, including a new creation by Rambert’s guest artistic director Benoit Swan Pouffer.
 
Rambert is world famous as Britain’s original dance company. Rambert2 takes the company’s reputation for bold moves with technical virtuosity, and kicks it up a notch.
 
Photo credit: Lighthouse via website
For more information, visit their website.

 
NAE PASARAN!, in cinemas nationwide
Released in UK cinemas from Friday, NAE PASARAN! is a painstakingly-documented, emotional account of the factory workers at Rolls Royce East Kilbride in Scotland who refused to repair and return the military jet engines of Pinochet’s Air Force, in protest against their use during the 11th September 1973 air raid on Santiago. For the first time, this feature film brings in the story of Chileans who crossed paths with the engines.

Directed and produced by Felipe Bustos Sierra, nearly 45 years after their defiant stand in protest against General Pinochet’s Air Force in Chile, Scottish pensioners discover the incredible outcome of their solidarity.
 
The film celebrated its World Premiere at the Closing Gala of Glasgow Film Festival 2018.
 
Photo credit: NAE PASARAN! via website
To find out more, see here.

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