And just like that – it was November again! The evenings are darker and Autumn is in full swing. We’ve got a range of great events to keep you occupied during the colder days in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and York. As always all the listed events are run by small businesses or celebrate diversity or the arts.
Saturday 6th November – Dancing in the Dark – 80s Night, Moth Club
Spend the evening dancing to your favourite 80s tunes at London’s iconic Moth Club. Tickets £8 from here.
Friday 12th November – Friday Stand Up Comedy Show, Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden
Laugh the night away with excellent comedy from Robyn Perkins and Loyiso Gola amongst others. Tickets £15 from here.
Saturday 20th November – Screening: Drink along with Dusk until Dawn, Lost Boys Pizza
Enjoy an immersive screening of this cult classic with bottomless drinks and pizza in their rustic cabin cinema – perfect for vampire movies. £30 ticket includes Movie Screening, bottomless beer, wine or Prosecco and any pizza, grab your ticket from here.
Wednesday 24th November – The Showhawk Duo, Hootanannys, Brixton
Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar – their musical style falls in between acoustic and electronic music. Tickets £15 from here.
Wednesday 3rd November – Benjamin Grosvenor Plays Beethoven, Symphony Hall, B1 2EA
Enjoy an evening of Classical music conducted by Birmingham local, Benjamin Grosvenor. Tickets £13 from here.
Friday 5th November – 23rd December – Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market, Victorian Square, B1 1BD
What better way to get you into the Christmas spirit other than Europe’s biggest German market (outside Germany and Austria). Browse stalls with a bratwurst and gluhwein in hand. Find out more here.
Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th November – Mark Thomas – 50 Things about Us, Midlands Arts Centre, B12 9QH
In this new show 50 Things About Us, Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom. Tickets £10 from here.
Monday 1st November – Bands of the North, Gullivers, M4 1LW
Bands Of The North returns to showcase some of the norths most exciting unsigned bands! Come along this evening to watch Thats My Eye, Last Reserves and The Aztecs. Tickets £5 from here.
Friday 5th November – Pudding Club, The Vegetarian Society, WA14 4QG
Learn to make a delicious sticky ginger and cardamom pudding at pudding club! Learn new baking tricks and tips from your tutor. You can bring your baked creation home at the end of the class, you’ll also get to sit down and enjoy your tutor’s cooking. Great to come along in a group or by yourself. Tickets £45 from here.
Every Wednesday and Thursday morning – Green Fingers, Debdale Park, M18 7LJ
A gardening project for adults with additional needs to get involved with at Debdale Park. Free entry, find out more from here.
Leeds & York
From 5th November – Six Week Beginners Weaving Course, Sunny Bank Mills, LS28 5UJ
This course is aimed at those who are complete beginners along with those who may have some experience weaving on a peg loom or rigid heddle loom but are keen to develop their skills. £295 for the entire course, find out more from here.
11th -13th November – My Voice was Heard but it was Ignored, Leeds Playhouse, LS2 7UP
A play about 15-year old Reece who is roughly accosted by the police. His young, Black teacher Gillian witnesses it all – but she doesn’t question it or intervene. The consequences of her lack of action erupts the following day. A gripping tussle of power and urgent interrogation of racial identity. Tickets from £14, grab yours here.
26th November – Matthew Bellwood: Dark Tales for Dark nights, The Constitutional , LS28 5HX
Join renowned Leeds storyteller Matthew Bellwood for an evening of spooky storytelling drawn from European folklore, a perfect way to spend a cold winters night. Tickets £12.50 from here.
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