What’s on in November: Things to do
Our neighbourhoods are getting into the festive spirit, theatre schedules are full of goodies and we have some great talks and events. Here’s what’s on in November…
The classic story takes to the stage, telling of Mary Shelley, who dreams up a monster and a bleak future of human endeavour
18-23 November; 2.30pm & 7.30pm; from £12
STRAWBERRY HILL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
In its fifth year, Strawberry Hill House will be opening its doors for an exciting Christmas festival with handmade gifts, local crafts, seasonal food and Christmas food talks.
17 November, 10am – 4pm; £5
Strawberry Hill House
Hampton Court Palace ice rink
The seasonal tradition of the Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns to this iconic Tudor palace, with riverside views and festive music to get you into the spirit.
22 November – 5 January; from £15, children from £10.50
Hampton Court Palace
THE LIFE AND RHYMES OF BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH
Poet and political icon, Benjamin Zephaniah takes to the road to discuss his rich career and life, all coinciding with the autobiography – The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah.
10, November, 7.30pm; from £25
Rose Theatre, Kingston
Wimbledon Wedding Show
The finest wedding suppliers will be located in the beautiful venue of Hotel Du Vin to give you inspiration for your special day.
3 November, 11am-3pm; free
Hotel du Vin Wimbledon
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WIMBLEDON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Since 2009, this festival aims to inspire young and old offering the opportunity to follow best musicians and composers from around the world performing just around the corner.
9 -24 November
Wimbledon Brewery tour
An interesting guided tour of a working brewery, an insight into the brewing process and a history of The Wimbledon Brewery. Two complimentary pints at the tap are included.
6-20 November; £15
The Wimbledon Brewery
An enchanting setting to enjoy some Christmas carols and get into the festive season.
TADWORTH ART GROUP WINTER EXHIBITION
A gallant band of 35 local artists who will be exhibiting a range of over 250 original paintings with oils acrylics and charcoal. Take in traditional landscapes, seascapes and more.
15-17 November; 6.30pm-10pm
St John’s Church Hall
Love Wimbledon Christmas Markets
Love Wimbledon’s Christmas Markets begin this month, starting on 23-24 November and will run every weekend up to Christmas with gorgeous stalls, artisan gifts, festive food and fun.
23-24 November onwards, Wimbledon
Kingston Christmas market
Spreading throughout Ancient Market Place and ‘Alpine Village’ on the front lawn of All Saints Church, Kingston Christmas market returns with traditional wooden cabins, mulled wine, entertainment and street food.
14 November – 31 December 2019
Red Ribbon Cabaret
This fundraiser for Wandsworth Oasis promises to be a great night out. Expect a fantastic mix of music, comedy, drag and some audience participation.
28 November, 7-11pm, Two Brewers Clapham
Bake Off Afternoon Tea
Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond, is holding a Festive Cooking Demo & Afternoon Tea with Great British Bake Off star Tom Hetherington. The afternoon will begin with Tom giving a demonstration of a rich Chocolate Torte and showing guests how to give it a festive twist, followed by a traditional 3 tier afternoon tea, where guests will have the unique opportunity to ask Tom any burning baking questions they may have. Tickets £31.85 here. Sunday 17th Nov 3-5:30pm