What's on: October 2014

What's on: October 2014

BBC Philharmonic and Salford Symphony Orchestra

IWM North, Manchester, 3pm and 8pm, Oct 17-18

The story of a soldier from Salford is to be told in a series of special performances at the IWM North. Services No Longer Required will be broadcast live at 8pm on October 17, and performed in the Main Exhibition Space at Manchester's Imperial War Museum. Letters from Arthur 'Pat' Burke have been dramatised, to tell of his time at the Battle of the Somme, through to his last stand at Ypres. Tickets are £15, available from www.Quaytickets.com 

The Great Bath Feast

Until October 31

Meanwhile, the city of Bath is celebrating with a month of mouth-watering food and drink events. For supper clubs, cooking classes, workshops, tasting sessions, talks, and The Great Bath Feast Pavillion, visit www.greatbathfeast.co.uk

London Fields Free Film Festival

October 17-26

In the capital, London Fields' first ever free film festival will be taking place. From documentaries to animated and experimental films, there's plenty to see; as well as Question and Answer sessions, curated screenings and other special events to attend. For the full line up, visit www.freefilmfestivals.org

Tour of the Universe

Various locations, UK, October 20-31

For something a little bit different, why not take a trip with Rocket Scientist Neil Phillipson to outer space?  Suitable for adults and children over 8, this show includes planetarium-style presentations of the night sky and has been dubbed a 'topical comedy chat show', all about the universe. The tour visits Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Southport, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Bath and Peterborough. Tickets from £15, visit www.touroftheuniverse.co.uk

National Arthritis Week 2014

October 12-19

Last, but by no means least, it's National Arthritis Week from October 12-19. The charity Arthritis Research would like to make the public aware of the one in six people who live with the daily invisible pain of arthritis, by enouraging us all to 'be a Pain Killer'. Visit www.nationalarthritisweek.org to complete the National Arthritis Survey, and to find a charity event near you.