October and Autumn means a number of things: time to put away the t-shirts and snuggle into jumpers, cosy up in front of the fire and a whole new season of things to see and do in London.

1. Fabric of India, Victoria and Albert Museumthis latest exhibition at the museum is part of the India festival taking place at the museum over the next few months. It is the first major display to explore the varied world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century. The focus will be on the amazing skills and the variety of fabrics that will delight and inform visitors. (on display until the 10th January 2016.Tickets are £14 with concessions available).

Wall hanging (detail), cotton appliqué, Gujarat. 20th century Credit line: Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2. Farinelli and the King, Duke of Yorks Theatrestarring Mark Rylance, this West End transfer from the Shakespeare’s Globe has proved popular with the critics. The Daily Telegraph’s  Dominic Cavendish said: “it draws us into a borderline psychological state twixt sleep and wake, lucidity and incomprehension, jest and earnest.” (Performing until December 5th. Tickets can be bought from: Theatre Tickets Direct.com , Discount Theatre.com and ATG Tickets . 

3. La Musica, Young Vic Theatre:  this intense two-hander by Marguerite Duras is sharp and straight to the point, telling the story of divorced couple revisiting their past to move forward into the future. It contains excellent performances from Emily Barclay and Sam Troughton, but it is only on until the 17th October. Read Love London Love Culture’s review here .

4. Dressed by Angels, Old Truman Brewery: think of costumes from any film, theatre production or popular television show and chances are Angels Costumiers has made it. This fascinating exhibition showcases some of the most memorable costumes created by the family business and takes visitors on an intriguing journey through a history of costume over the last 175 years. the exhibition runs at The old Truman Brewery until January. For the full review read it here.


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