What's happening in October?

1–31 October

Do you love to draw, or think you can't? The Big Draw Festival is your opportunity to join a global community in celebrating the universal language of drawing. So get a pencil in hand and join in some experimental drawing activities in your area!

5 October

From small things to big things, make someone's day by doing something nice: compliment a busy shop assistant or buy someone a coffee. You're guaranteed to put a smile on their face.

Photo of Fun Palace illustration

3–4 October

Fun Palaces is an ongoing campaign supporting culture at the heart of every community, with an annual weekend of arts and science action created by, for and with local people

10 October 

A day to think about mental health and how you could mobilise others to do the same.

20 October - 1 November

Decorate and leave autumn leaves as treasure for people to find when they’re out and about. Little Bird SOS is an arts and health project based in Leicestershire helping people improve their health and wellbeing though creativity. Join their #LeafBombing campaign to add delight and connection to each other’s lives.