- Words Notion Staff
The clocks have changed but there's still just enough daylight to dive into everything that November has to offer.
CELESTIAL VOID is the immersive debut exhibition by renowned Nigerian photographer TSE, presented by TRIBE and open to the public on Saturday 20th November.
The exhibition will feature 8 custom works, including printed metal pieces curated from TSE’s futuristic photography taken using spotlights, and light installations interpreting the void in different iterations, as well as an audio-visual experience designed to create a connection between people and the void. Each piece of art is focused on light in the emptiness of space, visualising the unseen.
Peering over the edge or gazing into the emptiness of space, every person has a different experience of the calling of the void. What we see in the emptiness tells us what we feel. Born from the most difficult social and economic era of this generation, we all have a space we are trying to explore within ourselves. CELESTIAL VOID invites you to discover your inner void.
To find out more about CELESTIAL VOID, TSE as an artist or to register your attendance please visit: www.celestialvoid.com
London Jazz Festival
From 12th-21st November, London Jazz Festival is back with a bang. The line-up this year includes Gwenifer Raymond, Kay Young, Black Midi and many more unmissable performers.
Snap up your tickets fast – they’re sure to go quick.
Taste of London
After swooning to some jazz, what could be more appetizing than a food festival taking over Tobacco Dock in London? Between 18th-21st November, Taste of London will be tingling the tastebuds, serving up food from London restaurant staples such as Hoppers, Cin Cin, Juici Jerk and many more. There’s masterclasses and a The Lock Inn party also available. We don’t know what could be better.
If you’re after a more wintery feel, Backyard Cinema is returning with their frosty themed cinema nights, with a Christmas Movie Spectacular, Winter Night Garden and Snow Kingdom to choose from. Their schedule is packed with festive family favourites, from Elf to Harry Potter.
The Rio Cinema, meanwhile, is where to head to if you’re looking for quality filmmaking about the climate crisis – the UK Green Film Festival will open its doors from 6th-13th November.
Fringe! Queer Film Fest will quickly follow on from 9th-14th November – catch gloriously queer film, botanical drawing sessions, DJ nights, and much more.
Pitchfork Music Festival
Pitchfork is back on the 10th November, with Hannah Diamond, Giant Swan, Black Midi, Tirzah and more of our faves in tow. Village Underground, Fabric and Canvas are among the iconic venues hosting artists across London. You’ve still got some time to nab your tickets, but don’t wait!
There are some brilliant exhibitions ongoing through November, not least of which is Hervé Télémaque’s ‘A Hopscotch of the Mind’ at the Serpentine South Gallery, which promises to broaden your psyche. Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’s ‘When You Need Letters for Your Skin’ is the Victoria Miro’s first solo exhibition for the artist. ‘LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art’ at 180 The Strand is more on the immersive side, bringing together 12 international artists to submerge you in leading art and test its boundaries.
Get Your Skates On
The Natural History Museum’s beloved ice rink is skating its final run this year, so don’t miss out! You can also get your fix at Alexandra Palace and Hampton Court Palace (relocating from Tower of London for this year only). Plus, Somerset House’s Skate Lates with UNIQLO is back again this year. Boasting a specially curated line-up of leading contemporary DJs, artists and collectives, you can skate the iconic rink from 8pm and then sip on some Moët & Chandon in the cosy lounge after. Delightful!
Defected Presents: Sondela
Newly fledged Afro-house label Sondela will be debuting at the Ministry of Sound on 20th November. The non-profit label (all proceeds go to Bridges For Music) will present its headliner Black Motion, along with Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore, Kitty Amor, DJeff, Melé, Vanco, Badbox, and Kid Fonque.
Grab your ticket here.