Unmissable Things To Do in London – November 2017

Unmissable Things To Do in London – November 2017

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November you’re a firework, come on show ’em what you’re worth, make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”, as you shoot across the sky-y-y!

This month’s top things to do in London include circus delights, sexy cabaret, rib-tickling comedy, rib-sticking food, ace music, edgy theatre, a walk in the park and – yes – fireworks!

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Cabaret & Circus

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Comedy

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Exhibitions

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Festivals

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Film

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Food & Drink

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Music

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Theatre & Performance Art

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Curios

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Cabaret & Circus

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Nights at the Circus | Various Venues | 1-2, 6, 8 & 17 November | Times Vary | £5

An inclusive cast of both learning disabled and non-disabled artists explore sex, desire and violence.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fauvealice.com%2Fnot-yet-told||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety | Hackney Empire | 3 & 4 November | 7:30pm | £10-£35

The ultimate cult variety line up featuring up and coming stars including Frieda Slaves (pictured above), comedienne Jayde Adams, punk provocateur CHRISTEENE and so many more.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fsohotheatre.com%2Fwhats-on%2Flady-bunny-in-trans-jester%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Anna Mann’s Late Night Cheese and Sex Party | Soho Theatre | 17 November | 11:30pm | From £11

A wild night of cheese, sex, and late night comedy from character comedian extraordinaire Colin Hoult.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sohotheatre.com%2Fwhats-on%2Fanna-manns-late-night-cheese-andamp-sex-party||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Comedy

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Late Night Rising | Soho Theatre | 4 November | 11:30pm | From £9

See the next generation of comic talent coming through the ranks of the prestigious Soho Young Company.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sohotheatre.com%2Fwhats-on%2Flate-night-rising%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Happy Mondays | Amersham Arms | 13 November | 8pm | £10

As winter digs its cold claws in help raise money for Lewisham Food Bank with Dave Johns from ‘I, Daniel Blake’.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fbilletto.co.uk%2Fe%2Fhappy-mondays-13th-november-2017-for-lewisham-foodbank-tickets-225980||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Exhibitions

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The Hidden History of Africa Before the Slave Trade | St Ann’s Library | 9 November | 7pm | FREE

Discover pre-colonial history not taught in schools including the Empire of Mali, the Yoruba Kingdoms, Medieval Sudan, Medieval Ethiopia and the East African Coast.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%2Fe%2Fthe-hidden-history-of-africa-before-the-slave-trade-thursday-9-november-2017-tickets-37240248586||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Festivals

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Blackheath Fireworks | Blackheath | 4 November | 8pm | FREE

Hands down the best free fireworks display in London never disappoints. Get there early for food and fun.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lewisham.gov.uk%2Finmyarea%2Fevents%2Ffireworks%2FPages%2Fdefault.aspx||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

GFEST – Gaywise FESTival | Various Venues | 13-25 November

Films, performances, visual art exhibition and debates tell the stories of LGBTQI people around the world.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgaywisefestival.org.uk||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Fringe! Film Festival - The Misandrists

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2017 | Various Venues | 14-19 November | Times Vary

A monster programme of unmissable queer cinema and events. Highlights for us include the closing film Fluidø (Main picture) and The Misandrists (pictured above). [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Ffringefilmfest.com%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D3||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Film

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Murder On The Orient Express | All Good Cinemas | From 3 November

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Food & Drink

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Broadway Vegan Market | London Fields Primary School | Every Saturday | 10am-4pm

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London Cheese Project | Geffrye Museum | 4 & 5 November | 11am-8pm | £4

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Music

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Amadou & Mariam | The Troxy | 4 November | 7pm | From £24.75

Africa comes to Limehouse for this one-off special from this Congolese cougars.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftroxy.co.uk%2Fevent%2Famadou-mariam%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

First Fifty | Various Venues | 21-23 November | £5

Brighton too far from London for you? Well try a taste of the seaside city’s next gen music festival, The Great Escape in London for a fiver and see performers like Joy Crookes (video above) sing their hearts out .[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fgreatescapefestival.com%2Ffirst-fifty%2F||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Theatre & Performance Art

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Contractions | ND2, 1 Triton Square | 1-29 November | 8pm | £12.50-£14.50

A dark comedy about faceless corporations, nameless management and the boundaries between work and play by Deafinitely Theatre.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newdiorama.com%2Fwhats-on%2Fcontractions||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

LOOT

LOOT | COLAB Factory | 2-4 November | Times Vary | £18.50

Take on laser corridors, dodge CCTV, avoid the pressure sensitive floors. Robbing a vault has never been this fun.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tickettailor.com%2Fcheckout%2Fview-event%2Fid%2F112813%2Fchk%2F2e89||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

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Twistov | Rich Mix | 1-18 November | 7:30pm | £5-£18.50

A modern retelling of the Oliver Twist story via the streets and back-alleys of Shoreditch.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.richmix.org.uk%2Fevents%2Ftheatre%2Ftwistov||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]All In

All In | New Diorama Theatre | 7-11 November | 7:30pm | £12.50

‘Dictatorships, nightclubs, national anthems, education and self help manuals combine in an epic journey that questions how free we really are from the tyranny of the crowd. ‘[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newdiorama.com%2Fwhats-on%2Fall-in||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Thunder Whales

Thunder-Whales: Escape From Waveworld | New Diorama Theatre | 14 November | 7pm | £10

Killer whales Mysty and Cruz want to break free.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newdiorama.com%2Fwhats-on%2Fthunder-whales-escape-from-waveworld||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

What does stuff do?

What Does Stuff Do? | The Cockpit | 16-18 November | 8:30pm | £10

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Curios

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M!X IT! | Royal Vauxhall Tavern | 1 November | 8pm | £5

A new night out to mix the ages, genders and labels.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.duckie.co.uk%2Fevents%2Fm-x-it||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

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Werk In Progress | The Glory | 7 November | 8pm | FREE

Jonny Woo opens up the doors of The Glory to all performers with new work in development.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fevents%2F2326908674201373%2F%3Facontext%3D%257B%2522action_history%2522%253A%255B%257B%2522mechanism%2522%253A%2522bookmarks%2522%252C%2522surface%2522%253A%2522bookmarks_menu%2522%252C%2522extra_data%2522%253A%2522%255B%255D%2522%257D%252C%257B%2522surface%2522%253A%2522dashboard%2522%252C%2522mechanism%2522%253A%2522calendar_tab_event%2522%252C%2522extra_data%2522%253A%2522%255B%255D%2522%257D%255D%252C%2522ref%2522%253A46%252C%2522source%2522%253A2%257D||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Bengali History Walk | Altab Ali Park | 18 November | 11am | £8

Get to know Whitechapel like a local with this Bengali history walk and talk.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”More Info” color=”primary” size=”sm” align=”left” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.co.uk%2Fe%2Fbengali-history-walk-by-swadhinata-trust-tickets-38151512200||target:%20_blank|” el_class=”MoreInfo”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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Did we miss the perfect November event or opening? Let us know and we’ll do our best to add it in to our ultimate things to do in London list!

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.