As the days get shorter and the weather cooler, it’s hard not to think about hibernating in October. But avoid the temptation. Not only are our parks a riot of gorgeous warm coppers, golds and russet reds as the leaves start to turn, but there’s also loads to do, see and eat this season. And of course there are all those Halloween parties to look forward to at the end of the month. Here we round up our autumn faves.
Where to shop
We could not be more excited just a stones throw from our studio at Market Peckham in the first week in October. Market is an old Edwardian building at the heart of Peckham's creative and cultural community- the Market team are currently renovating the space into a shared work and cultural space but in the mean time we are using the huge ground floor for our very first stand alone pop up. We will have a gorgeous selection of your favourite ethical brands, some of the best sustainbility focused fashion titles and will be bringing back our ever-popular Nathalie Bond Organics range to launch at the pop up. A great opportunity to view the collection up close and personal - do come and and say hello!
Gather&See @ Market Peckham, 133 Rye Lane
Weds 4th - Sunday 8th October, 11am - 6pm (Sun 11am - 4pm)
What to watch
One of life’s little pleasures is sitting in a dark room being entertained by some moody flick and eating popcorn. This October expect to see a mix of the best movies from Cannes and other major festivals at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, the UK”s biggest celebration of international cinema.
4 – 15 Oct, www.bfi.org.uk/lff
What to visit
The new season at the Science Museum is celebrating the global influence of India’s science, culture and thought. It includes a special screening of Slum Dog Millionaire with Danny Boyle coming along for a Q&A afterwards. You could also take part in a tea blending workshop.
4 Oct – 31 March, www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Don’t miss: Dali/Duchamp
While the art of these two twentieth century greats may seem completely contrasting, a new show at the Royal Academy reveals some surprising common ground between Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp. It’s also just a treat to have them both exhibited under one roof.
Royal Academy of Arts, 7 Oct until Jan 3
For some girl power with a difference, head to the London Transport Museum to have a gander at their new major exhibition showcasing work from key female graphic artists who have designed for London Transport and Transport for London the last two centuries. See beautiful, original posters from the museum’s collection.
3 Oct – 1 Jan, www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Fresh from success at Edinburgh festival, The Fall by South African student artists is taking the theatre world by storm and comes to the Royal Court for a limited London run. It was written during the aftermath of the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town and explores how race, class, gender and history’s voices intersect.
Until 14 October, www.royalcourttheatre.com
Watch world-class dance performances by choreographers from around the world during Dance Umbrella. This international festival brings innovative performances to iconic and unusual London spaces, from well-known venues to shipping containers. There will also be workshops, talks and exhibitions.
11 – 28 October, www.danceumbrella.co.uk
What to eat
It’s not all about pumpkins this month, although they’re undeniably delicious cooked in a comforting spicy soup. Beetroots are also in season. Try them roasted with chestnuts or add them to a risotto. For pudding simply team sliced seasonal pear with some salty, organic Stilton. Yum.
What to wear
We are embracing Autumn in our sartorial choices this month. Beaumont Organic's super soft Fran shirt in a khaki and black plaid is a great choice for throwing over chunky knits - Tricotage's Lou knit is one of our personal favourites. Meanwhile A Peace Treaty's new in scarves woven from baby alpaca wool are colourful and warming at the same time - a great accessory for any outfit. And footwear is all about comfort - Veja's Holiday style in Grafite have flannel upper which works really well with more wintry outfits.