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Voting is open for the fourth annual Older People in the Media Awards. The awards are being run by older people’s charity, Independent Age, in collaboration with Gransnet, the social network for the UK’s 14 million grandparents. Held exclusively online for the first time in 2015, the awards are a celebration of the best representations of older people’s issues in the media.

UK tattoo blog Inkluded has collaborated with Deasil Art Gallery to present an exhibition featuring artwork by a selection of UK and Midlands tattoo artists. Inked Palette opened on 3rd October to a busy launch event and now remains open to the general public until 20th October 2015.

In honor of military service members who arrived on San Francisco shores for Fleet Week, October 5-12, Madame Tussauds San Francisco are displaying two iconic wax depictions of Robin Williams for the first time. A lifelong resident of San Francisco, Williams toured extensively with the USO, making three tours each to Iraq and Afghanistan, and traveling overseas to 12 countries to entertain troops.

Families across the UK can enjoy their festive family tradition once again, as Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment, Feld Entertainment’s action-­‐packed ice spectacular featuring four fun-­‐filled Disney stories comes to the UK this autumn.   Worlds of Enchantment showcases beloved characters from Disney Pixar’s Cars, The Little Mermaid, and Disney Pixar’s Toy Story.

Birmingham Comedy Festival and The Glee Club announced Josh Pugh as the recipient of the 'Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2015.' Standing in front of an enthusiastic Glee Club audience, Josh was presented with his award by BBCWM’s Daz Hale. Describing his win as “validation”, Josh said: “It spurs you on to do the next thing … to do 10-20 minutes, longer shows.”

World famous attraction Madame Tussauds, London, will reveal wax figures of ALL six James Bonds standing shoulder-to-shoulder, this October.  The unique experience, developed with EON Productions, will feature brand new figures of George Lazenby, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan brought together with the attraction's existing figure of Daniel Craig.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the drowning prevention charity, launched its first Open Water Festival at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. The Ragley Crawl saw participants of mixed abilities from across the country take the plunge into open water at the estate’s lake for the charity’s first open water swimming event with all funds raised to go towards its drowning prevention work.

Due to instructions by her doctor, Kelly Clarkson has cancelled her upcoming UK tour including her show at the Genting Arena on 14 November 2015. Statement from the promoter: Regretfully, due to instruction of her doctor, Kelly Clarkson must remain on vocal rest for the remainder of the year resulting in the cancellation of her scheduled tour dates in Canada and the UK. All tickets will be refunded at the original point of purchase.

The serious business of what is humour will be put under the spotlight in new exhibition ‘This Is Not A Joke’ opening at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Saturday - and featuring the work of eight internationally-renowned artists. Paintings, drawings, films and installations will make up the three-month show, which takes a wry look at the concept of humour and challenges people to have a serious think about it. 

Spooky fun is promised in Wolverhampton to mark Halloween. The City of Wolverhampton Council has teamed up with Harry Jones Leisure for a Halloween Carnival in Wolverhampton City Centre on Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November, 2015. It features a giant fun fair, games and a competition for the best fancy dress costumes, along with the Signal 107 Roadshow and live music stage. Refreshments will be available.

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is turning 40 and has kicked off a year of celebrations with the official opening of the Piazza Garden – outdoor space which has been transformed to make it brighter and more fun. The Garden was opened at the 25th edition of Autumn Fair by organiser i2i Events. The NEC officially turns 40in February 2016 and the opening of the Piazza Garden is just the start of a series of events that will run right through until August next year.