- Words Notion Staff
This November, find a new clubbing venue, check out London's sneakerhead paradise, dig for flea-market finds and more. We've got you covered.
The Beams New Club Venue
If you were looking for a sign that nightlife is getting back to its pre-pandemic glory in the Capital, then the new venue openings this season are an encouraging sign. The latest of these is The Beams, a brand-new expansive venue in the heart of east London.
Officially opened by British electronic DJ Michael Bibi in October, over the course of the next few weeks The Beam are putting on a string of shows, including Junction2 and sets from Patrick Topping and Denis Sulta who’ll be going head to head for a B2B DJ session. You can purchase tickets to Junction2 here.
Crepe City Sneaker Festival
It’s not been long since payday, and what better way to celebrate than a visit to Europe’s biggest sneaker festival. Returning to London on the 6th of November with over 100 traders hitting Boxpark Wembley, whether you’re a sneakerhead after those grailed pair of dunks, or simply a fan of a good trainer, this one is worth checking out.
Dalston’s Female-Led Film Fest
The ‘Doc’n Roll Film Fest’ is back in town. Taking place in Dalston’s beloved Rio cinema, the female-led film festival is known for celebrating marginal voices in the music industry whilst championing music subcultures and independent film. The 9th edition kicks off off on the 28th October, including a documentary about Fat White Family, and another about British group Cymande. Find out more here.
Skate @ Somerset House
A fixture in London’s winter calendar, Somerset House are offering their ice skating rink experience at the picturesque venue once again. Running from this November all the way through to the new year, Somerset House are also partnering up with UNIQLO, curating a range of DJs for the skaters. You can find tickets here.
Pitchfork Music Festival
Pitchfork Music Festival is here to prove that festival fun does not end in summer. With live performances from feminist-punk trio Big Joanie, indie-folk outfit Black Country, New Road and experimental duo O. and more, this November sees the festival give praise to both rising and esteemed talent.
Spread across four days, each day has a new line-up and is set at a different London music venue, including The Shacklewell Arms, Islington Assembly Hall, Colour Factory and more. Ticketed per day, you can check the line-up and find tickets here.
Ally Pally Firework Festival
Usually known for their full gig calendar, North London’s Alexandra Palace is lighting up London’s skyline for Guy Fawkes on November 5th. With an evening full of music, food stalls, and of course a firework display, none other than Gok Wan will be hitting the decks. Get more info here.
Walthamstow Flea Market
Sunday 20th November sees Hackney Flea Market welcome their first ever Walthamstow market full of all the best bits, including clothes stalls, fresh and vintage books and lots of home bargains. Held at Truman’s Social Club, the event is just £1 per entry and includes over 60 hand-picked flea & vintage traders.
Origins 10 Years Series
Origins are set to celebrate 10 years of live music across a range of club venues starting on 12th of November. Originally founded on 20th September in 2012, Origins built a name for itself as an underground rave venue, going from a small basement to hosting live performances from acclaimed artists such as Madonna, Bicep, Peggy Gou and many others. Their 10 Years Series will run throughout November and into December. You can grab tickets here.