What’s On: November 2017

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Get out and enjoy the best events this November, all over the UK! 

9th: Papa L’s Kitchen (London)

Bring a friend or a loved one along to the first official tasting menu event for Papa L’s Kitchen, where you’ll be treated to a mouthwatering fusion tasting menu. Head Chef Lawrence Gomez’s 10-course tasting menu has a twist of African flavours, blended with his Continental cooking background working at The Ivy, Scotts Restaurant and Sexy Fish to name a few. Combining the flavours of Africa with cuisine from around the world, it’s definitely an evening for the serious foodies out there!

£48.38, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/papa-ls-kitchen-presents-10-course-tasting-menu-tickets-39079898027?aff=eivtefrnd

Every Thursday and Friday: Jazz at the Waldorf Hilton (London)

Everyone loves a touch of nostalgia, right? And if you’re too young to have experienced the glamour of the 1920s jazz age – which, we’re guessing, is many of you – you’re getting your chance this Winter, as the Waldorf Hilton will host twice weekly free jazz nights in collaboration with Blue Rose – one of London’s rising jazz acts.

Thursday sets will feature many of the classics from 1908 to 1950, with hits from Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday taking centre stage. Fridays will take on a more modern twist as Blue Jazz adds the likes of Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Dua Lipa and Beyoncé to her sets. Fancy winter date option? We think so…

10th – 19th: EFG London Jazz Festival (London)

The 25th anniversary of EFG London Jazz Festival will be marked through a series of events across a variety of venues, from the Barbican to Royal Festival Hall and more. Pride’s suggested highlights include the famous Harlem Gospel Choir at the Southbank Centre (17th) and three-time Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater on the 16th, filling Cadogan Hall with Memphis-influenced jazz vocals that will no doubt leave you wanting more.

From £35, www.axs.com

 17th: Pavement (London)

Sadlers Wells debuts the international dance show Pavement, inspired by film Boyz N The Hood and the writings of American civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois.

New York’s dance prodigy Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion combine balletic and hip-hop movements and mix sounds of the city, Jazz and Opera, expressing life in Pittsburgh’s black neighbourhood.

£20, sadlerswells.com

Opens 18th: Cinderella (London, Hackney Empire)

Hackney Empire’s 19th Pantomime brings an up to date version of a Harlem meets Hackney Cinderella, starring West End performer Aisha Jawando (Motown the Musical, Beautiful) as the lead. Christmas just got even funnier as amongst the usual magic and glitter, comes a laugh out loud slapstick comedy by award-winning creatives that is perfect for the whole family.

From £10, www.hackneyempire.co.uk

20th: Bryson Tiller with SZA (UK tour)

Red-hot rapper Bryson Tiller returns to the UK for his highly anticipated ‘Set it Off’ tour this month. The rising star received his first BET Award last year, and with his new set list, he’s ready to show us why. Joined by SZA, tickets are in such high demand that the Trapsoul rapper added an extra date. Grab these tickets while you can!

From £41.25, www.eventim.co.uk

29th: The MOBO Awards (Leeds)

The MOBO Awards is heads to Leeds for the annual prestigious award show celebrating British and international talent from the urban music industry. With past performances and appearances from the likes of FKA twigs, Stormzy, Section Boyz, Ella Eyre and Idris Elba, we’re sure 2017’s ceremony won’t be short of a star-studded night.

From £22, www.mobo.com

Opens 30th: Christmas by the River (London)

London’s most picturesque Christmas market returns to the banks of the River Thames for its fourth year with a launch party on 30th November. This wintery dreamland has up to 68 stalls selling gifts perfect for your loved ones or a cheeky treat for yourself. Be merry in this perfect setting as your enjoy the stunning views of London over a wide selection of food and drink, ready to start the Christmas season in style.

 Compiled by Rhia Harry

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