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This is what you should be doing with your time in October.

October 1 

Mad world
Dublin, Ireland

After rave reviews down under, veteran stage and TV comic Bill Bailey brings his latest show to Dublin for three crazy nights before a huge six-month tour of Ireland and the UK. Themed around “the gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are”, Limboland sees the surrealist stand-up deliver a new batch of bizarre family travelogues, quick-witted satirical rants and even some of his signature songs.

billbailey.co.uk

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In Limboland: Bill Bailey 

© Andy Hollingworth

October 4

Big hitters
Wembley Stadium, London

With American Football getting more and more popular in the UK, the NFL is heading back to Wembley for the 2015 International Series – a three-game showcase of one of the USA’s biggest sporting franchises. Kicking off the mini-season are the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets – two east-coast teams with an infamous rivalry stretching back to their first meeting in 1966. With the stats suggesting an even match-up (they’re tied on five wins apiece since 2010), this promises to be an epic clash and a great advert for the game – with all the cheerleading spectacle you’d expect.

wembleystadium.com 

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7 October

BFI London Film Festival

Held over two weeks, the LFF offers the chance to get a first look at some of next year’s biggest Oscar contenders. This year’s opener is Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan.

bfi.org.uk/lff

“Suffragette” Official Trailer

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October 12-16

Heavy metal
Stratford, London

The 2015 BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge is heading to the Olympic Park’s Copper Box Arena and sees eight teams from around the world battling for supremacy in this fast, brutal and bone-shatteringly full-on contest. It’s not nicknamed ‘murderball’ for nothing…

wwrc15.com

October 23-26

All that jazz
Cork, Ireland

Taking over the rebel city’s best venues, the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival offers four solid days of jazz, funk and soul from the best international talent. This year’s headliner is New York legend Marcus Miller, who’s played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jay Z.

guinnessjazzfestival.com

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