The What, Where, When: 3 October

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days
WHAT: Birmingham Literary Festival. Literary festival with all things books including readings, workshops, poetry, competitions and events for children.
WHERE: Various venues across Birmingham
WHEN: 02 – 11 October

WHAT: National Poetry Day. The biggest UK celebration of contemporary poets and their poetry.
WHERE: Nationwide
WHEN: 02 October

WHAT: The Cake & Bake Show. Top one stop shop for everything cakey.
WHERE: Earls Court, London
WHEN: 03 - 05 October

WHAT: National Wedding Show - Birmingham. Part of a series of shows across the UK, a showcase of everything you need for your big day.
WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham
WHEN: 03 - 05 October

WHAT: Caravan & Motorhome Show – Devon. This is the place to go if you are thinking of investing in a caravan or motorhome, also featuring the Static Caravan and Holiday Home show.
WHERE: Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon
WHEN: 03 - 05 October

WHAT: The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Recognised as not only the world's oldest literary festival but also as the largest and most accessible.
WHERE: The NEC, Birmingham
WHEN: 03 - 12 October

WHAT: Wimbledon Bookfest. This annual event offers a huge programme of talks, quizzes and walks all with a literary leaning. Don't miss the gala dinner.
WHERE: Various venues across Wimbledon
WHEN: 03 - 12 October

WHAT: Enchanted Festival. Set amongst the rustling leaves of Faskally woodland; enjoy a multi-award winning sound and light show in the wilderness.
WHERE: Faskally Wood, Pitlochry, Perthshire
WHEN: 03 - 26 October

WHAT: Melton Mowbray Food Festival. The UK's largest festival in honor of regional food boasting over 200 exhibitors.
WHERE: The Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
WHEN: 04 - 05 October

WHAT: World Porridge Making Championships. Drawing competitors from around the world all after the coveted title of "World Porridge Making Champion."
WHERE: Carrbridge Village, Scotland
WHEN: 04 October

WHAT: Run or Dye: Hever Castle. Participants in the 5K run are showered with coloured powder at each kilometer that they complete.
WHERE: Hever Castle, Edenbridge
WHEN: 04 October

WHAT: House of Suarez Vogue Ball. Vogue teams compete for dance supremacy in wonderful costumes on the dance floor and the catwalk.
WHERE: Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool
WHEN: 04 October

WHAT: Swansea Festival of Art and Music. Well established and dynamic event for art lovers.
WHERE: Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea, Wales
WHEN: 04 – 18 October

WHAT: Palace to Palace. In aid of the Princes Trust 4,000 people take to their bicycles.
WHERE: Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle
WHEN: 05 October

WHAT: London Honey Show. A very golden event featuring every aspect of honey making including the 'London Beekeeper of the Year Award.'
WHERE: Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London
WHEN: 06 October

WHAT: Manchester Literature Festival. Featuring an assortment of literary treats from poetry readings to bookish walks.
WHERE: Various venues around Manchester
WHEN: 06-19 October

WHAT: The Big Brew Up. Get adventurous with tea, and throw a fundraising event with tealeaves in mind to raise money for The Soldier, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA).
WHERE: Nationwide
WHEN: 06-12 October

WHAT: RHS London Harvest Festival. Taste and buy homegrown produce at this floral and foodie event celebrating harvest.
WHERE: Royal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, London
WHEN: 05 October

WHAT: BFI London Film Festival. Featuring films from around 50 different countries. Showcasing over 180 feature films and 30 short films.
WHERE: Various Venues across London
WHEN: 08-19 October

WHAT: A Night Under the Stars. A gala evening in aid of The Passage homeless charity with pre-concert reception.
WHERE: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
WHEN: 09 October

WHAT: Elizabeth Gaskell's House Opening. Opening of the famous author's Manchester home.
WHERE: 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester
WHEN: 05 October

WHAT: The Bad Shepherd Exhibition. Featuring many rarely seen contemporary works from artists including Jeff Wall and Sarah Lucas.
WHERE: Christie's Mayfair, 103 New Bond Street, London
WHEN: 11-16 October

WHAT: Brighton Photo Biennial. The UK's largest festival of photography.
WHERE: Various venues around Brighton.
WHEN: 04 October – 02 November

WHAT: The Art of the Brick. Over 75 artworks made from more than a million LEGO bricks.
WHERE: The Old Truman Brewery, London
WHEN: Until 05 January 2015

WHAT: Eden Park Holistic Lifestyle Fair. Try out an amazing range of holistic therapies and natural lifestyle products.
WHERE: Eden Park, Buckland Newton
WHEN: 04 October

WHAT: ARCHIVE: Imagining the East End. Showcasing a wide range of diverse photographer championing the East End of London.
WHERE: Cass Gallery, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London
WHEN: 02 October - 02 November

WHAT: Grange Hotels Recipe Competition. Grange Hotels is celebrating a delicious combination of chocolate and creativity.
WHERE: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London
WHEN: 12-19 October

WHAT: The Small Hand. New stage thriller by Susan Hill, author of Woman in Black, starring Andrew Lancel, Diane Keen and Robert Duncan.
WHERE: Theatre Royal, Windsor
WHEN: 07-18 October