Events in November
There has never been a better time to visit London – the city’s mix of heritage, world class museum and galleries, theatre, royal attractions and a range of new exhibitions and cultural events this autumn are proof that London remains a world class visitor destination.
EFG London Jazz Festival
10 - 19 November 2017
A bumper year as we celebrate 25 years of the EFG London Jazz Festival
The Lord Mayor’s Show
11 November 2017
The new Lord Mayor arrives in the City in a splendid flotilla. The world-famous Lord Mayor’s Procession sets off from Mansion House around 11am. The new Lord Mayor completes his first day in office with a magnificent firework display over the Thames. The launch pad is between Blackfriars and Waterloo and all the roads in that area are still closed, so you can watch from either bank of the river.
MTV EMA’s Wembley Arena
12 November 2017
The 24th annual mega-awards show will take over the city's epic SSE Arena, Wembley on 12th November 2017 for an evening of world-class performances from some of the biggest acts on the planet.
Monochrome; Painting in Black and White, National Gallery
1 November 2017 – 18 February 2018
This exhibition will explore the tradition of painting in black and white from its beginnings in the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and into the 21st century.
North: Fashioning Identity, Somerset House
8 Nov 2017 – 4 Feb 2018
An exhibition exploring contemporary artistic and stylistic representations of the north of England. Opening this winter, an exhibition featuring contemporary photography, fashion and multimedia work, sitting alongside social documentary film and photography, highlighting how the realities of life in the north of England captured in the mid-20th century continue to influence new generations of photographers, artists and designers.
Nitto ATP Finals 2017, The O2
The climax of the men's professional tennis season, the Nitto ATP Finals, returns to The O2 this November. Featuring Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and more.
Ferrari: Under the Skin, The Design Museum
15 November 2017 - 15 April 2018
Get unprecedented access into the secretive world of car making. A behind-the-scenes look at the design, manufacturing and engineering of one of the most iconic car brands on the planet. The exhibition, created in collaboration with Ferrari, offers an insight into the life of Enzo Ferrari, unique cars and rarely seen documents. Celebrating 70 years of precision design, from the launch of the first Ferrari car in 1947 to the latest car production.
The Network, National Theatre
From 4 November 2017
Ivo van Hove will direct the world premiere based on the Oscar-winning film and featuring a UK stage debut for Bryan Cranston.
Hamilton the Musical, Victoria Palace Theatre
From 6 December 2017
Broadway show re-opens in London in October. A musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Royal Shakespeare Company – Coriolanus
6–18 November 2017
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.
Royal Shakespeare Company – Julius Caesar
24 November 2017–20 January 2018
Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.
La Tragedie de Carmen, Wilton’s Music Hall
3-14 November 2017
The youthful stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme perform Peter Brook’s radical reworking of Georges Bizet’s opera in the intimate setting of Wilton’s Music Hall.
Ballet Black, Theatre Royal Stratford East
In this latest mixed bill, Artistic Director Cassa Pancho commissions bold choreography once more, blending the classical and contemporary, narrative and abstract, for her ballet company comprising British and international dancers of black and Asian descent.
Chucho Valdés + Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Barbican
11 November 2017
The leaders of two generations of Cuban piano perform together, ‘tossing sly musical one-liners back and forth’ (New York Times). Both could be considered to be the leading exponents of their era; Chucho Valdés as the founder and composer who fuelled the fire of the seminal Jazz/Rock band Irakere, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, whose recordings with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian remain a masterpiece in the art of the piano trio.
November 17 2017
The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends (John O’Neill, Damian O’Neill, Feargal Sharkey, Billy Doherty and Michael Bradley) learning how to play basic rock and roll. Even by the standards of that decade Derry was not the rock and roll capital of anywhere. With no live bands worth watching, they learned by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry but most of all from listening to John Peel’s wonderful show on BBC Radio One.
James Blunt, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
November 23 2017
James Blunt will release his fifth studio album, ‘The Afterlove’ on March 24th through Atlantic Records. The new album is the follow-up to ‘Moon Landing’, which reached platinum status in the UK and spent 33 weeks in the UK Top 40 after it was released in 2013.
Pagliacci, Royal Opera House
29 November 2017—13 January 2018
Daniel Oren conducts a cast including Fabio Sartori, Simon Keenlyside and Carmen Giannattasio in The Royal Opera’s Olivier Award-winning production of Leoncavallo’s fiery one-act opera.
Untouchable, Royal Opera House
6–17 November 2017
Hofesh Shechter’s first work for a major ballet company – a powerful piece for the corps de ballet – receives its first revival.
The Wind, Royal Opera House
6–17 November 2017
Arthur Pita creates a new work for The Royal Ballet based on Dorothy Scarborough’s classic novel and the silent film it inspired, with a newly commissioned score by his regular collaborator Frank Moon.
The Illustrated 'Farewell', Royal Opera House
6–17 November 2017
Twyla Tharp creates a new work for The Royal Ballet to Haydn’s ‘Farewell’ Symphony, expanding on her 1973 work As Time Goes By.