Unmissable Things to Do in London in November 2021
Remember, remember, these Unmissable Things To Do in London this November!
Pioneering pop-punk theatrical trio take on Jeff Bezos.
What They Forgot To Tell Us (and other stories) | BOLD Elephant | Until 14 November | Times Vary | £25
A promenade performance over 3 floors, where you join The Agency and discover personal histories, character journeys, baggage reclaim, creative workshops, climate emergencies, dinner parties, dragons and the red light district.
‘Award-winning idiot Joz Norris is working on a show so perfect that it will make his audience blink in unison, having successfully synchronised their inner worlds.’
Delve into the dark side of London’s docks on a lantern-lit journey through some of the East End’s most terrifying tales.
Get closer to our London values of challenging racism and building cultural understanding with this epic arts festival.
Traces: Stories of Migration Exhibition | Making Space, 48 Aberfeldy Street | 5-7 November | 12pm – 6pm | FREE
A brand-new, free exhibition exploring personal stories of migration across multiple generations, told through handcrafted textiles created by community members from Poplar and East London.
Twisted Folk Season a season of folk horror films | Catford Mews | until 10 November | Various times and prices
Grab a loved one for protection and head to Catford for some serious scares, including the horrifying Swedish folktale Midsommar, The Other Lamb – about an isolated female cult – and modern classic The VVitch.
Celebrate the launch of new music venue Well Seasoned in the Peckham Levels car park. Well Seasoned aims to champion POC and queer music, with a strong emphasis on artist discovery and diversity.
Haramacy is an amalgamation of the Arabic word ‘haram’, meaning indecent or forbidden, and the English word ‘pharmacy’, implying a safe, trustworthy space that prescribes the antidote to ailments caused by intersectional, social issues. This event is a showcase of combined arts performances prescribed by artists from BIPOC communities.
‘Think The Terminator does a TED Talk with Steve Jobs.’
A fabulous selection of queer films and events.
Intermission Youth Theatre reweave the 400 year old Shakespeare doomed romance classic in present-day London, with urban dialogue and where the streets are tense with the global pandemic and the BLM movement.
Truth is put to the test in this baffling hour of Tom Cassani’s magic and illusion, fact and fiction.
An online work-in-progress theatre night showcasing work of underrepresented genders.
Seven specially selected films from Venezia 78 have been chosen to be shown in London, with special appearances by filmmakers and cast members across the festival.
A weekend festival of projects that were due to be presented in 2020/beginning of 2021 but were cancelled due to Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns.
Dive into an illegal dark web marketplace for this live performance and mixed reality experience.
The Queen of Camden is celebrated as a cultural icon.
A one-day event bringing together activism and art to confront and change attitudes towards sexual violence, share ideas, and imagine a rape free world.
Carl and Michael’s long-running ‘anything goes’ pop night celebrates it’s 15th birthday in spectacular style.
A few things that Club de Fromage ran longer than:
World War 1 and 2 combined: Just over 10 years
The Beatles: 10 years
Original Teletubbies run: Just under 14 years
Maggie Thatcher as PM: 10 years-ish
Downton Abbey: 9 years
And it just matches the run of Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Also weighing in at 15 years!
Did we miss any big incredible things to do in London this month?
We almost certainly did – please let us know in the comments below!
Occasionally the To Do List team are forced to work together.
Rupert likes: free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.
Stuart likes: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.