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October

Sheffield - 01/10/2011 - Grin up North
1st - 31st October Sheffield - Grin up North, six years old but rapidly becoming one of the top comedy fests: a host of well-known and newer comic talents
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Nottingham - 05/10/2011 - Goose Fair
5th- 9thOctober Nottingham - Nottingham Goose Fair; one of the most famous travelling fairs in Europe 
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Birmingham - 07/10/2011 - National Wedding Show
7th - 9thOctober Birmingham - National Wedding Show; an absolute must for all those planning their perfect. A unique and glamorous wedding shopping experience with thousands of ideas to plan your perfect dayfrom over 300 wedding experts.
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Lincoln - 08/10/2011 - Spalding Pumpkin Parade
8thOctober Lincoln - Spalding Pumpkin Parade; live bands, a parade, pumpkin throwing and carving.
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Peterborough - 09/10/2011 - East of England Autumn Show
9thOctober Peterborough - East of England Autumn Show; a great day of birds, animals, Scruffts and giant vegetables. 
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Liverpool - 09/10/2011 - Liverpool Marathon
9thOctober Liverpool - Liverpool Marathon; a first class race day experience for everyone participating and watching.26.2 miles of absolute enjoyment! 
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Southampton - 12/10/2011 - Queen Elizabeth Superliner Launch
12thOctober Southampton - Maiden Voyage of new superliner Queen Elizabeth
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Manchester - 13/10/2011 - Manchester In the City
13th - 15thOctober Manchester - Manchester In the City; the premier new music event in the world 
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Wells - 14/10/2011 - Wells Festival of literature
14th - 21stOctober Wells - Festival of literature; listen to a wide range of writers on travel, biography, history and politics. 
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Hereford - 15/10/2011 - Hereford Cider-making Festival
15th - 16thOctober Hereford - Cider-making Festival; Demonstrations of traditional cider making at the Cider Museum in Hereford. Fun games and activities for children and adults.
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Worcester - 15/10/2011 - Applefest
15thOctober Worcester – Applefest; Tenbury Wells annual Applefest is back and will exhibit over 200 varieties of Apples. 
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Canterbury - 15/10/2011 - Canterbury Festival
15th - 29th October Canterbury - Canterbury Festival; Kent's International Arts Festival is the largest festival of arts and culture in the region. Attracting an audience of nearly 80,000 people across over two hundred events in two weeks there is something to suit everyone from classical music to contemporary dance and from comedy to world music with theatre and much more 
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Chester - 17/10/2011 - Chester Literature Festival
17th - 30thOctober Chester - Chester Literature Festival; celebrating the written and spoken word in style. 
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Ely - 17/10/2011 - Ely Apple Festival
17th October Ely - Apple Festival; Apple games, competitions, activities and apple-related food, drink and other things on sale. Now ask yourself, when was the last time you went to an apple festival (a real apple, not a laptop)? 
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Chichester - 20/10/2011 - Sloe Fair
20thOctober Chichester - Sloe Fair; a traditional fair which was granted rights to be run every year by King Henry I in the 12thcentury. These rights expire if a year passes without one stall being set up (apparently even during the war years locals would set up a candy floss stand to preserve the rights) 
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Salisbury - 21/10/2011 - Salisbury Carnival
21stOctober Salisbury - Salisbury Carnival; a procession of floats and fun from all over the South West take to lighting up the streets with their second year of the carnival being illuminated.
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Hull - 21/10/2011 - Hull Comedy Festival
21st October – 21stNovember Hull – Hull Comedy Festival; now in its fifth year. 
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Hereford - 22/10/2011 - Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival
22nd - 23rdOctober Hereford - Flavours of Herefordshire Food Festival; celebrating simple, natural and local food atHereford Race course with famous faces such as Jean-Christophe Novelli. 
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Nottingham - 25/10/2011 - Game City
Nottingham - Game City; a unique videogame festival: the world’s best loved videogame festival. 
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Leicester - 26/10/2011 - Diwali Day
26thOctober Leicester - Diwali Day; Diwali celebrations in Leicester are the biggest outside of India. Enjoy fireworks, live music and dance. 
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Lichfield - 29/10/2011 - Drayton Manor Fireworks
29th- 30thOctober Lichfield - Drayton Manor Fireworks; a weekend of spectacular fireworks, set to music, brings the 2011 season to a close. 
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Nottingham - 29/10/2011 - Robin Hood Pageant
29th- 30thOctober Nottingham - Robin Hood Pageant; set within the grounds of Nottingham castle,transformed into a medieval village. 
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Lincoln - 29/10/2011 - Tastes of Lincolnshire Sausage Festival
29thOctober Lincoln - Tastes of Lincolnshire Sausage Festival; a huge culinary event held in the grounds of Lincoln Castle. 
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York - 31/10/2011 - Halloween in York
Halloween York - try the York Maze, the world’s largest maize maze  
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Sheffield - 31/10/2011 - Sheffield Fright Night
31stOctober Sheffield - Sheffield Fright Night; Britain’s biggest Halloween Party; much of the city centre becomes car-free and gets taken over by over 40,000 people, many in ghoulish fancy dress. 
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