21+ spectacular things to discover in November
21+ spectacular things to discover in November
Pictured: Dana Scruggs, Fire on the Beach, Saatchi Gallery
Art events & festivals in London and Surrey in November 2022
The New Black Vanguard – Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, 28 Oct – 22 Jan
A celebration of Black creativity both in-front of and behind the camera: this unique exhibition features 15 international photographers attempting to reframe representation in art and fashion.
2B or not 2B? An Illustrated story of drawing – Sacred Heart Church Hall, Wimbledon, 9 Nov
Join Wimbledon Arts Society en route to discovery of the drawing techniques of the Great Masters – after all, drawing is crucial to any artist’s training…
November Presidents Series (Arts Richmond) – Every consecutive Wednesday in November, The Exchange, Twickenham
Head to The Exchange to meet some of the most exciting modern-day authors discussing their recent books. Among them are Lord Patten – the last British governor in Hong Kong – and Luke Harding – author of the first reportage from the front line of Ukraine.
Women of Lambeth – Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, 21 Nov
A wonderful talk organised by Clapham Society – hear the fascinating stories of pioneering women who lived, worked and set up organisations within Lambeth. Led by Jenny Rossiter, a local author and activist.
Wimbledon Art Fair – Wimbledon Art Studios, 17-20 Nov
Discover, browse and buy art directly from 150 of London’s most exciting artists and makers. Enjoy the best art, take part in creative workshops and get to know the people behind their craft. Entry is free.
Barnes Art Fair – St Michael’s & All Angel Church, 17-19 Nov
Barnes Art Fair is back for the fifth year in a row! Its title, East meets West, reflects the participation of guest artists from East London Printmakers and Wincanton in Somerset who will be showcasing their artwork alongside popular local artists from Barnes.
Theatre and comedy picks in London and Surrey in November 2022
The Importance of Being Earnest – Rose Theatre, Kingston, 1 – 12 Nov
The classic satire by Oscar Wilde meets contemporary culture as Denzel Westley-Sanderson reimagines this fab comedy for modern audiences.
SPIKE – Richmond Theatre, 8-12 Nov
This brand new comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman delves into the inner workings behind three of the people who made English humour what it is today – The Goons. See what the star of the show, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, thinks of performing in Richmond!
Underwater – Polka Theatre, 9 – 20 Nov
A magical dance theatre piece created especially for small babies and their parents or carers. Dive deep into the sea with a ballerina and a octopus – an unlikely pair of friends who engage in a stunning multi-sensory show featuring some familiar melodies.
Murder by the Book – OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, 16-20 Nov
A creative writing retreat on a secluded island is a dream of many writers – but is it really as idyllic as it sounds? Not really, when old jealousies and resentments come to the surface. A fab new murder mystery play.
Sh!tfaced Shakespeare: Macbeth – Dorking Halls, 18 Nov
Macbeth as it always meant to be seen: with some of the cast absolutely wasted. Yes, this is not a joke (although jokes galore in this version) – come and see for yourself!
Arms and The Man – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, 19 Nov – 14 Jan
George Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy comes to Richmond – a light hearted play targets the futility of wars and idealistic attitudes. Funny but also sadly relevant.
The Rocky Horror Show – New Wimbledon Theatre, 21 Nov – 26 Nov
Richard O’Brien’s legendary musical comes to Wimbledon as part of its sell-out tour. Featuring timeless classics such as Sweet Transvestite and Time Warp – dress up, show up and join the party! Read our interview with Dr Frank’n’Furter himself!
LAST CHANCE: The Great Gatsby, Immersive|LDN – Until 7 Jan
London’s most glamorous immersive experience comes to an end after a seven year long run! Catch it before it closes and go back in time to the roaring twenties…
Music events in London and Surrey in November 2022
Wimbledon International Music Festival – 5-29 Nov
Join the exquisite celebrations of classical music featuring a remarkable line-up of worldclass musicians, choirs and vocalists. In different venues across SW19. The Brodsky Quarter tells us how they make their act work!
Rose Opera Gala Evening – Normansfield Theatre, Teddington, 5-6 Nov
Enjoy two evenings of stunning opera gala performances featuring soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Rose Opera performing music by Beethoven, Mozart, Gulak-Artemovsky, Strauss, Verdi and Wagner.
Reflections on Gratitude and Remembrance – Cadogan Hall, 5 Nov
Join Wimbledon Choral Society at the prestigious Cadogan Hall in this first part of their triptych of Passions. Based on the poem Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum by Aemilia Lanyer – the first English professional female poet.
Regents Opera presents Das Rheingold – The Grand Temple in The Freemasons’ Hall, 13, 17, 19 Nov
With roots in Fulham, Regents Opera is a leading fringe opera company. This November it will present Das Rheingold, the first of the four music dramas that constitute Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, in an arrangement for an 18-piece orchestra.
When the Seasons Change – St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, 18 Nov
London Mozart Players will take you through each season with some gorgeous classical music, from frosty Leroy Anderson to sunny Grace Williams – and naturally, the immortal Vivaldi.
Venetian Vespers for the Ascension – All Saints Church, Kingston, 19 Nov
Kingston Choral Society will bring back the rich polyphony of Claudio Monteverdi and his musical followers. A unique opportunity to hear the country’s finest period musicians!
Country in the Afternoon Festival – Half Moon, Putney, 19-20 Nov
Featuring the biggest and brightest country artists, including Jeremy McComb and Chase Stapleton, Half Moon is bringing Nashville to London!
Outdoor & family fun in London and Surrey in November 2022
November Fair – RHS Garden Wisley, 9 – 13 November
Two events in one! Head to Wisley for a fab mixed-discipline craft fair and a Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair and roam around the neverending treasure trove of original designs.