LONDON RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
Celebrate the London Restaurant Festival this October as it sweeps through the capital once more. Highlights include the gastronomic roadtrip Gourmet Odyssey, (that is, a restaurant crawl on a Routemaster bus), which hops from course to course including restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Arbutus to Dishoom on Upper St Martin’s Lane. 3 – 17 October. For information, tickets and festival menus go to www.londonrestaurantfestival.com.

KING JAMES BIBLE READINGS AT THE NT
Readings from National Theatre luminaries such as Mark Gatiss, Lindsay Duncan, Maureen Lipman and Patricia Routledge are taking place at the Lyttelton Theatre to celebrate the King James Bible’s 400th anniversary. Nicholas Hytner directs the twelve 80 minute extracts.

8 October – 6 November, £8 for up to 3 readings, £6 each for 4 to 10 readings, £5 each for 11 to 12 readings from www.nationalthreatre.org

BID FOR A BANKSY ON 10 OCTOBER
Start saving for the ultimate in street art. An urban contemporary art auction will be held at the Cumberland Hotel, where Banksy’s limited edition spray paint work, Mosquito, is up for grabs (estimated cost between £30,000 to £50,000).

For more information, go to www.dnfa.com