ANTARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, BUCKINGHAM PALACE
A collection of photographs will be exhibited together for the first time to mark the centenary of Captain Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography documents dramatic landscapes, harsh conditions as well as the more lighter moments between the men on the journey. 21 October 2011-15 April 2012, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

TOKYO’S FASHION NIGHT OUT
If you happen to be in Tokyo, join the throng of international Vogue editors, including Anna Wintour and the UK’s Alexandra Shulman, for a shopping event conceived to boost morale after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan earlier this year. www.fashionsnightout.jp, 5 November

BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL
This arts festival is a perfect way to kick off half-term. With over 150 events that are crammed in the parks and squares of Bloomsbury, the variety is staggering. There are park trails in Russell Square, Doctor Who in comics at the Cartoon Museum. A celebration of everything Bloomsbury has to offer. www.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk 21-23 October