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The Spark Events

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Events for Wednesday 1st Oct 2014

1 october


World Vegetarian Day, which began in America but is now celebrated worldwide, is held annually on October the 1st and kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month.

http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=88

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 2nd Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 3rd Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Saturday 4th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

4 october

4 october

great and small

October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. Rescue shelters run fundraising events, animal conservation is taught in schools and many donate to animal charities.



photo: Hannah Sarah Johnson

Check out the website to get involved.

http://www.worldanimalday.org.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 5th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 6th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 7th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 8th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 9th Oct 2014

happy birthday Johnny


Today, October 9, would have been John Lennon’s birthday.

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 10th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Saturday 11th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

wild things

wild things

Every two years the prestigious Wildscreen Festival brings the most influential film-makers in the wildlife media industry to Bristol to celebrate the best in wildlife TV and film. Enjoy talks, debates, workshops, film screenings and evening events.

http://www.wildscreenfestival.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 12th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

wild things

wild things

Every two years the prestigious Wildscreen Festival brings the most influential film-makers in the wildlife media industry to Bristol to celebrate the best in wildlife TV and film. Enjoy talks, debates, workshops, film screenings and evening events.

http://www.wildscreenfestival.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 13th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 14th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

chocolate week


The annual national celebration of chocolate, is sponsored by Divine Chocolate in collaboration with the Academy of Chocolate. There will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains and sculptures and foodies will be able to find out more about chocolate, its origins, cocoa beans, how it is made and also taste the finest chocolate in the world.

http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 15th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

chocolate week


The annual national celebration of chocolate, is sponsored by Divine Chocolate in collaboration with the Academy of Chocolate. There will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains and sculptures and foodies will be able to find out more about chocolate, its origins, cocoa beans, how it is made and also taste the finest chocolate in the world.

http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 16th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

chocolate week


The annual national celebration of chocolate, is sponsored by Divine Chocolate in collaboration with the Academy of Chocolate. There will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains and sculptures and foodies will be able to find out more about chocolate, its origins, cocoa beans, how it is made and also taste the finest chocolate in the world.

http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/

World Food Day


This year's theme is Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.

http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/home/en/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 17th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

chocolate week


The annual national celebration of chocolate, is sponsored by Divine Chocolate in collaboration with the Academy of Chocolate. There will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains and sculptures and foodies will be able to find out more about chocolate, its origins, cocoa beans, how it is made and also taste the finest chocolate in the world.

http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Saturday 18th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

chocolate week


The annual national celebration of chocolate, is sponsored by Divine Chocolate in collaboration with the Academy of Chocolate. There will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains and sculptures and foodies will be able to find out more about chocolate, its origins, cocoa beans, how it is made and also taste the finest chocolate in the world.

http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 19th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

chocolate week


The annual national celebration of chocolate, is sponsored by Divine Chocolate in collaboration with the Academy of Chocolate. There will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains and sculptures and foodies will be able to find out more about chocolate, its origins, cocoa beans, how it is made and also taste the finest chocolate in the world.

http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 20th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

11 - 20 october

11 - 20 october

sing if you’re winning

Now in its 4th year the Gathering Voices Festival of Song is an inclusive, intergenerational celebration of the human voice. Covering a variety of styles and taking place across the region, enjoy live performances, workshops, masterclasses & more.

http://www.festivalofsong.org.uk

chocolate week


The annual national celebration of chocolate, is sponsored by Divine Chocolate in collaboration with the Academy of Chocolate. There will be talks, tastings, demonstrations, launches of new chocolates, chocolate fountains and sculptures and foodies will be able to find out more about chocolate, its origins, cocoa beans, how it is made and also taste the finest chocolate in the world.

http://www.chocolate-week.co.uk/

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 21st Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

21 october

21 october

October 21 is ‘officially’ Apple Day, although there are events taking place all over Sparkland throughout the month, including at Coleridge Cottage, Nether Stowey on Oct 26, where you can join in apple-related fun, games and activities, have your apples identified by the experts from Charlton Orchards and enjoy the day discovering the former home of the author of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan.

http://www.england-in-particular.info/cg/appleday/index.html

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 22nd Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 23rd Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 24th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Saturday 25th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Sunday 26th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

saturday 26 october

saturday 26 october

Mexican wave

The Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that not only remembers the dead but also celebrates life. During the Day of the Dead Festival Bristol will take on a Latin American flavour, with salsa, mariachi, pumpkin carving lessons and ghost walks.

http://www.dayofthedeadfest.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Monday 27th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

sat 19 - sun 27 october

sat 19 - sun 27 october

book ‘em!

Unputdownable, the Bristol Festival of Literature, is back for a third year. Featuring 40 brilliant writers in 30 events, books are off the shelf and coming alive in caves, pop up shops, cafes, outdoor trails & art hubs. Get to grips with thrillers and fiction, see books performed & try writing yourself.

http://www.unputdownable.org

27 october

27 october

there’s lovely

Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914.



"My birthday began with the water -

Birds and the birds of the winged trees flying my name

Above the farms and the white horses

And I rose

In rainy autumn

And walked abroad in a shower of all my days"

'Poem in October' from Dylan Thomas' Collected Poems (London: Phoenix, 2003)

http://www.dylanthomas.com/

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Tuesday 28th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Wednesday 29th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Thursday 30th Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

Events for Friday 31st Oct 2014

1 - 31 october

1 - 31 october

Black History Month.

Celebrating and remembering unique, important & influential people as well as key events in the struggle for racial equality.

Photo credit: Memoirs of a Black Englishman www.tangentbooks.co.uk

http://www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

*yellow entries are paid for ads

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