Five things to get or see in October

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London Film Festival - Richard Hawley - Africa in motion - Anish Kapoor - The Grapes of Wrath


London Film Festival
From 14 to 29 October various venues, London

From the much awaited premier of The Men Who Stare at Goats and film master Jacques Audiard's latest work The Prophet to less known rich pickings from world cinema, the London Film Festival 2009 promises to be excellent. We'll report back from the screening rooms in our next issue.


Truelove's Gutter
Richard Hawley

The latest offering of Sheffield's Richard Hawley may be his darkest album yet as he experiments with different instruments. The new depths to his music are nevertheless a joy to listen to.


Africa in Motion Film Festival
From 22 October to 1 November 2009 Filmhouse cinema, Edinburgh

The Africa in Motion Festival is in its fourth year. It aims to engage with, challenge and explore the issues surrounding Africa. It is a welcome initiative to overcome the under-representation of African cinema in Britain. The presence of some of the filmmakers and the talks they will give make the festival an attractive proposition indeed.


Anish Kapoor
Royal Academy of Arts London, until 11 December

The Royal Academy offers a survey of artist Anish Kapoor. A number of new and previously unseen sculptures from the artist are on display.


The Grapes of Wrath
English Touring Theatre
Various venues

The English Touring Theatre was created more than ten years ago to bring quality plays to people across Britain. It is touring an adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath - the Depression-era story of an impoverished family of sharecroppers driven from their home by drought and an economic crisis.