1) Leeds First Ever Rum Festival 
Saturday 15th October from 12pm to 5pm 

At the Corn Exchange this weekend I'm super excited for the Rum Festival! There'll be a cocktail bar featuring brands such as Re'Al Syrups, Havana Club, Appleton Estate, Santa Teresa and Rumbullion. There'll also be masterclasses, live music and DJs, alongside local Caribbean food.

2) No/Gloss Film Festival
22nd - 23rd October

Read my full preview of this here! It's going to be an amazing event!

3) Leeds International Film Festival LIFF30
3-17 November 

This year, Jim Jarmusch's new work Paterson will open the festival, while Toni Erdmann, the jewel in 2016's Cannes' crown, will close it. Last year I was lucky enough to go to lots of screenings during LIFF29 - I loved getting to journey around Leeds to the different venues, and seeing all sorts of amazing films! Can't wait for this.

4) Beacons Metro
26th October - 8th November

Dinosaur Jr., Margaret Glaspy, NAO, Fucked Up and more... It's going to be a great week for music in Leeds! Also it's only £50 for an all inclusive ticket, lovely stuff.

5) The Exorcist Outdoor Cinema plus Halloween Disco
Friday 28th October

Last year I saw the Nightmare on Elm Street in Kirkstall Abbey as part of Sneaky Cinema, and though it was very chilly it was a definitely worth the October alfresco screening. Super spooky and lots of fun! Go this year if you get a chance.