LONDON, ENGLAND, October 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Sir Paul Smith and Isabella Blow are celebrated in two new exhibitions beginning in November 2013, 'Georgians Revealed' is the major new show at the British Library, and Jude Law takes the title role in Henry V, closing the Michael Grandage Season in London's West End. These are just some of the highlights of the events and exhibitions beginning in London in November and for those wanting to make a night of it, there are plenty of hotels in London
offering a wide choice of accommodation to suit all budgets.
November 2013 in London begins with a weekend of motoring as the Regent Street Motor Show and the famous London to Brighton Veteran Car Run roll into town. The same weekend brings The Gadget Show Live and the beginning of the Richmond Literature Festival which runs throughout November.
Huge fireworks displays light up the London sky for Bonfire Night with most displays taking place the weekend before and after Tuesday 5th November, Guy Fawkes Night. There's more explosive entertainment in the grand fireworks finale of the Lord Mayor's Show on Saturday 9th November when a 7,000 strong cavalcade parades through the City of London.
For big bangs of a scientific nature, 'Collider', a special Science Museum exhibition featuring remarkable examples of CERN engineering invites visitors to explore 'God' particles, time travel, and mini black holes.
Highlights of London theatre in November include vampire thriller 'Let the Right One In' which opened to rave reviews at its world premiere at Dundee Rep in June this year and now comes to the Royal Court Theatre. Martin Shaw swaps judge for juror in 'Twelve Angry Men', Ben Miller plays an expenses scamming MP in 'The Duck House', The Young Vic presents 'The Island' while Dennis Kelly, the writer behind Matilda The Musical, pens 'From Morning To Midnight' for the National Theatre, beginning on 19th November 2013.
Barry Humphries invites audiences to join him on his farewell tour, Eat Prey Laugh!, and there's more comedy with 'Eric And Little Ern' - a tribute to the comedy genius of Morecambe and Wise - and Sarah Millican.
There's a huge choice of activities for budding film buffs at The Framed Film Festival at the Barbican, and moer excitement for youngsters with the start of 'The Snowman' by Sadler's Wells, and 'Emil And The Detectives', the brand new family show for over 7s at the National Theatre.
Art exhibitions beginning in London in November 2013 include The Royal Collection's fine showcase of Baroque drawings, 'Castiglione: Lost Genius', the return of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, and the Maritime Museum's new exhibition, 'Turner and the Sea'.
The 10-day London Jazz Festival features 21 new commissions to mark its 21st birthday with performances taking place at various venues across the city. There's a new interpretation of The Magic Flute by the English National Opera at the London Coliseum, and the Greenwich International Early Music Festival, the world's largest early music fair, returns. Added to these are concerts by internationally renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang who plays the Royal Albert Hall where Benjamin Britten's moving War Requiem marks Remembrance Sunday on 10th November. Britten's centenary celebrations continue with Barbican Britten: Phaedra from the Richard Alston Dance Company at the Barbican Centre.
Also in dance, the Stuttgart Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells where Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents 'milonga', based on the social dance-evenings of Buenos Aires, and the Mark Morris Dance Group performs seven new works.
London starts getting festive in November with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland on 23rd November, with its outdoor ice skating rinks, and the switching on of the Christmas Lights while the Freeze Festival creates a temporary snow zone on Clapham Common from 27th November until 1st December 2013.
Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland, Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum, and the Harrods Christmas Grotto are just some of the annual festivities that make a welcome return and there's a host of shopping events like the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair, Spirit of Christmas Fair, Ideal Home Show at Christmas to help you plan ahead, while the Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair and Columbia Road Christmas Shopping Evenings are ideal for sourcing unique and very special gifts.
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