TOP THINGS TO DO IN LONDON, NOVEMBER 2019

This Section will be updated as and when I source new events/activities so don’t miss out and be sure to check in daily for updates.

DEATH OF A SALESMAN

The critically acclaimed Death of A Salesman has returned once more for the year, After a sell-out run at the Young Vic, it has now taken residency at London Piccadilly Theatre. Without giving too much away Wendell Pierce (Who some of you may know as Zain from American Tv series Suits) is joined by Sharon D Clarke to tell the tale of an unsuccessful business trip to find his two adult sons living at the family home. Business has been tough for him as of recent and its takes its toll on the 69-year-old, who drifts in and out of daydreams and hallucinations throughout the play.

Sound good? Catch it whilst it’s here for a second time round, with performances until 4 Jan 2020.

Location: Piccadilly Theatre, Soho

Price:  Tickets available from £15

https://www.thepiccadillytheatre.com/death-of-a-salesman

 

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SKATE @ SOMERSET HOUSE

 Wednesday November 13 2019 – Sunday January 12 2020

The 900-square-metre outdoor rink now in its twentieth year,  arrives at Somerset House. It’s grand eighteenth-century courtyard is something of a festive must.

Their popular Skate Lates – evening sessions with specially curated music playlists will return again this month whilst Messrs Fortnum & Mason are once again running the rinkside show. Treat your tastebuds to chocolate fondue and sip on champagne at the Skate Lodge. If that’s not enough for the hardcore skaters, theres an epic 24-hour skate on December 7th!

 

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JAPANESE WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL @ MR FOGG’S TAVERN & GIN PARLOUR

A special new winter experience has arrived at Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour and Tavern. The Winter Light Festival  runs until 24 November 2019. The neighbouring venues of the Gin Parlour and Tavern have transformed into a Japanese-inspired, illuminated oasis, serving House of Suntory cocktails and tasty fusion cuisine.

Visitors will have the once in a lifetime experience to embark on a sensory journey to the Far East, with tastes, sounds and sites of Japan. After walking through a red Torii, guests can take a seat and enjoy the Instagram worthy pink Japanese blossom surrounding the bar. Alternatively, you can follow the lantern trail upstairs to the Gin Parlour which is guaranteed to have you in awe.

Location: Covent Garden

https://www.mr-foggs.com/christmas/

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BONFIRE NIGHT

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Remember remember the 5th of November. Marshmallows, Bonfires and all the things you admire.

As the autumn evenings get chillier, The first week of  November comes in with a quite literal bang. Over the weekend of the 1st, many parks across London are offering an evening of a show stopping array of fireworks, blankets, mulled wine and more. Wrap up warm, grab the hand of a close one and head to one of the  many bonfire displays.

Locations:  

  • 1/2 November: Alexander Palace Fireworks Festival
  • 2/3 November: Crystal Palace Fireworks @ Crystal Palace Park
  • 3 November: Fireworks Night @ Victoria Park

Price:  £ Prices vary according to location

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 – EVENTS

Welcome to the month of October, we have finally entered into the wonderful month of Black History Month. London is a city made all the better by its multiculturalism and we are certainly spoilt for choice with ways to celebrate this year, take a look for yourself below (Check in for new additions to the list all month long).

What will you do to commemorate this month? (Let me know in the comments below)

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MUSUEM OF LONDON – Black Culture in London

 October 1-30, 2019 – London Wall 

Museum of London are hosting a a variety of great FREE talks  exploring the history of Black culture in London. All talks are free and booking is not required. Some talks include:

  • The eternal beat – 3 , 6 & 27 October, 2.30pm.
  • 30 Years: From Brixton to Tottenham – 10 October, 12.30pm.
  • Windrush – 1, 9, 12, 13, 16, 23, 27 & 30 October, 12.30pm; 2, 7 , 9, 14, 15, 21 & 22 October, 2.30pm.

Visit the site for more information and a full list of talks: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london

 

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BLACK GIRL FEST

Saturday 12 October, 2019 – Business Design Centre

The UK’s first festival celebrating Black women and girls is back for another year and this time theme is ‘Taking Up Space’

The theme comes from Black Girls Fest bid to  break down barriers, champion diversity and create new seats at the table in an array of industries from tech, literature to hair and beauty.

It will be a full day affair from 10am – 7pm with lots of fun workshops, masterclasses as  well as a marketplace, exhibitions, live performances, screenings and more.

Visit the site for more information and tickets:

https://www.blackgirlfest.com/

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THE BHM COMEDY SHOW

Friday 25 October, 2019 – Walthamstow Assembly Hall

As Black History Month draws to a close, Walthamstow Assembly Hall will be hosting a black history month special comedy show. What better way to end this month than with a night of belly laughter and entertainment.

COMEDIANS ON THE NIGHT INCLUDE:

Host – Wayne “Dibbi” Rollins
Slim – The people’s Champion
Rudi Lickwood – the Black Knight
Prince Abdi – African royalty
Roger Dee
Njambi McGrath
Babatunde – winner of best newcomer at black comedy awards

LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:
Jermain Jackman (Back by popular demand)
Saxophonist – Ray Carless – one of the London jazz scene’s best-kept secrets

Visit the site for more information and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-biggest-black-history-month-comedy-show-in-london-2019-tickets-66113105077