Whistles Weekend: October culture picks

From a film boasting Carey Mulligan and Mary J. Blige as the female leads, to a live reading from actor turned writer Tom Hanks, we round up the cultural highlights you shouldn't miss this October.

Listen: October 2017 Playlist

As the nights become longer, our playlists are turning to dreamy, get-up-and-dance hits from Michael Boothman, Four Tet and a reworked Bee Gees classic that'll keep the winter cold at bay.

Obsessions: The trouser suit

No longer hidden away in boardrooms, the trouser suit is set to make a strong return this autumn/winter.

Whistles Book Club: Five self-improvement reads for September

Often touted as the new New Year, September is a great time to take stock of the year so far and set your goals for the remaining few months.

Exhibition: Matisse in the Studio

Delve into the working studio of Henri Matisse, with London’s Royal Academy of Arts’ intimate exploration of the artist’s most treasured personal objects, and their important role in his work.