What’s On This Weekend: 11-13 October 2013

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There are loads of fascinating things to see in London this weekend, from seeing movies at a world-class film festival to viewing a stunning array of early Elizabethan jewellery at the Museum of London.

BFI London Film Festival

The acclaimed BFI London Film Festival returns for its 57th year of screening world-class film in the heart of the city. Featuring more than 450 films in total, the festival is a perfect opportunity to see new films before anyone else.  The festival opens with the European premiere of Tom Hanks’ new film Captain Phillips, and you can see the full two-week programme and ticket options on the BFI website. 9-20 Oct 

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

This year more than 1200 people entered this prestigious competition, which is run by the Royal Observatory. Visitors to the exhibition can see the spectacular winning entries, including the overall winner ‘Guiding Light to the Stars’. You can also see the images featured in a new planetarium show. Tickets to the Royal Observatory cost £7 for adults. Until 23 Feb 2014

Rumfest at ExCel

Love rum? Then don’t miss Rumfest, an annual event showcasing the best – and rarest – versions of the spirit.  Not only can you sample more than 400 different varieties, but you can also enjoy a variety of masterclasses and demonstrations that will teach you everything you’ll ever want to know about rum! Tickets start at £25 – check out the festival’s many ticket options to make sure you get the right Rumfest experience for you. 12-13 Oct

The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels at the Museum of London

Discovered buried under a cellar floor in the City of London 101 years ago, the Cheapside Hoard is a spectacular collection of Elizabethan and early Stuart jewellery. You can see more than 500 pieces, including necklaces, rings and perfume bottles, as well as learn more about the fascinating history of the find. Book using our special offer to get 2-for-1 tickets (normally £10 for adults). Until 27 April 2014

Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art at the British Museum

Visit the British Museum to discover the art of Shunga – erotic Japanese pictures that were created between 1600 and 1900. Not only can you learn about the taboo artform’s complex history and see a variety of exquisite pictures, but you’ll also discover the way it has inspired modern Japanese art and Western painters. Adult tickets are £7. Until 5 Jan 2014

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