What’s on in London November 2013

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Whats on in London in November

See what events are on in London during November 2013.

 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Ana Mendieta exhibition — “Traces”

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery presents the UK's very first retrospective of Ana Mendieta's work. The exhibition focuses on her later pieces, revealing the full breadth of her work in a wide variety of media, from photography to film, sculpture and drawing. Ana Mendieta was famous for using her own body in her work, together with elemental materials such as blood, fire, earth and water.
Die Fledermaus at London Coliseum, London
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“Die Fledermaus”, by Johann Strauss

to London Coliseum Johann Strauss's "Die Fledermaus" is a story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred around a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky. Light-hearted and colourful, this new production is set in an Art Deco-inspired fantasy world influenced by Freud and his dream analysis. Eisenstein is to be jailed, his wife is being seduced... and Dr Falke wants to exact revenge for a past prank.
 
Don Quixote at Royal Opera House, London
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“Don Quixote” — The Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House "Don Quixote" tells the story of Kitri and Basilio, whose happy love is threatened by Kitri's father's attempts to persuade his unwilling daughter into a more suitable (and lucrative) match with the rich nobleman Gamache. Here steps in the bumbling knight Don Quixote, determined to seek adventures while searching for his beloved Dulcinea.
 at Tate Britain, London
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Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm

to Tate Britain Tate Britain's new exhibition is called "Art under Attack", and will explore the history of physical attacks on art in Britain from the 16th-century onwards. Iconoclasm is the deliberate destruction of artworks for religious, political or aesthetic motives. Political attacks include a portrait of Oliver Cromwell hung upside down, and the Suffragettes' targeted attacks on our cultural heritage during the early 20th-century.
 
Roots at Donmar Warehouse, London
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“Roots” — Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse "Roots" tells the story of Beatie Bryant falling for the young socialist, Ronnie. She is anxiously awaiting his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, hbut will his ideas about a bolder, freer world clash with their rural way of life? "Roots" is a portrait of a young woman finding her voice in a time of social change.
 at British Museum, London
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Shunga: Sex and pleasure in Japanese art

to British Museum The British Museum's new exhibition showcases some explicit, beautifully drawn Japanese prints, paintings and drawings. These detailed and brightly coloured works, produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso, and continues to influence manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art today.
 
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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British drawings, from 1600 to the present day

to V&A This exhibition will cover more than 400 years of drawing practice, and include works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Constable, Blake, Rossetti, Spencer, Freud and Hockney. The display will trace the central role played by drawing in portraiture and landscape paintings, and a selection of contemporary works will demonstrate drawing's continuing importance for artists.
 at Hayward Gallery, London
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Dayanita Singh exhibition — “Go Away Closer”

to Hayward Gallery The Hayward Gallery presents the first major retrospective of Dayanita Singh's work in the UK — one of today's foremost photographers. The exhibition brings together work from the past few decades and her famous 'museums' — large wooden structures which can be placed in various configurations, each holding 70 to 140 photographs.
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Portrait painting in Vienna, around 1900

to National Gallery This exhibition will explore the central role that portrait painting played in Vienna around the year 1900. Using paintings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, this ground-breaking exhibition will show how the bourgeois traditions of 19th-century art were swept away by the innovations made by avant-garde artists.
 at National Portrait Gallery, London
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Elizabeth I and Her People

to National Portrait Gallery The "Elizabeth I & Her People" exhibition will explore the reign of of one of England's greatest Queens - Elizabeth I - through portraits of both her and her people. The many outstanding paintings on display will include portraits of Elizabeth I and her courtiers including famous explorers, statesmen and soldiers.
 at Museum of London, London
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London’s Lost Jewels — The Cheapside Horde

to Museum of London The Museum of London's new exhibition will investigate the secrets of the "Cheapside Hoard". This priceless cache of jewels and gemstones dates from the late 16th and early 17th-century (Elizabethan and Jacobean London), and was discovered buried in a cellar in 1912. But who owned the hoard, when was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed?
Madam Butterfly at London Coliseum, London
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Madam Butterfly — London Coliseum

to London Coliseum Puccini's score is one of his best, and tells of the doomed love affair between a young Japanese geisha girl and the American naval officer Pinkerton, whose thoughtless toying with her affections breaks her heart. When Butterfly's unwavering belief that her love will return is finally dashed, the opera moves to its powerful and tragic conclusion.
 
Pajama Men at Arts Theatre, London
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“Pajama Men”, at the Arts Theatre

to Arts Theatre Beulah would eat a spider to fit in with the cool kids. Nadine's arm is missing and she would quite like it back. Franz's biggest problem is that life is too easy, and a procrastinating king only has 700 years to get his act together...
 at Tate Modern, London
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Paul Klee exhibition, at Tate Modern

to Tate Modern It's been more than a decade since Paul Klee was last treated to a major UK exhibition. The Tate Modern will be exploring the Swiss artist's work, whose intense and inventive work covered everything from surrealism and cubism, to expressionism and orientalism.
 
Raving at Hampstead Theatre, London
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“Raving”, with Tamzin Outhwaite

to Hampstead Theatre "Raving" tells the story of Briony and Keith, who are not finding parenthood as easy as their friends. When Ross and Rosy organise a relaxing weekend away in Wales (child-free!), an uninvited anarchic adolescent and a fanatical farmer turns their pleasant weekend into chaos. Raving will be in London on November, during its run at the Hampstead Theatre.
 at British Museum, London
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Beyond El Dorado: Power and gold in ancient Colombia

to British Museum The legend of El Dorado dazzled Europeans for centuries... a lost city of gold in South America. The truth behind this myth is perhaps even more fascinating. This new exhibition features more than 200 objects from Museo del Oro in Bogota, combined with 100 from the British Museum's own collection.
 
Les Vepres Siciliennes at Royal Opera House, London
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Verdi’s opera, “Les Vepres Siciliennes”

to Royal Opera House "Les Vepres Siciliennes" is one of Verdi's lesser known operas, but played a key role in his development. It is set during a time when the French have occupied Sicily. Helene is held hostage by the French governor, who has just had her brother executed. She turns to the partisan Jean Procida and the rebellious patriot Henri in her bid for vengeance.
 at Courtauld Gallery, London
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The Young Durer — Drawing The Figure

to Courtauld Gallery The Courtauld Gallery is putting together a special exhibition of works by Albrecht Durer. It will collect together some of his finest figure drawings, in particular his 'wanderjahre' or 'journeyman' years, as well as some rare works by precursors and contemporaries who remain little known in the UK.
 
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

to Natural History Museum The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will showcase the best images from the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition, selected from 1,000s of international entries. Now in its 49th year, the competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography
 at O2 Arena, London
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Climb of the Cursed… the Final Ascent!

to O2 Arena "Up at The O2" offers an unforgettable 90-minute trek across the roof of The O2. But this Halloween they are offering something a little bit different... a voyage into the unknown! Following in the footsteps of the Terra Ignota team, you will be guided across the walkway and into some terrifying live action. This climb will be an immersive experience with horrifying scenes and bloodcurdling screams. Will you be able to handle it?
 
Romeo And Juliet at Royal Opera House, London
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“Romeo and Juliet”, at the Royal Opera House

to Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo And Juliet", set to the music of Prokofiev's exhilarating score. It tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers, forbidden to see each other by the rivalry of their families.
Nutcracker On Ice at London Palladium, London
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The Nutcracker On Ice

to London Palladium This is Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker" -- with a difference! World champion ice skaters Evgeny Platov and Maxim Staviski have combined sublime ice dancing with Tchaikovsky's tuneful score, to mesmerise audiences with an adrenaline-rich performance in a frozen theatre stage.
 
 at Wallace Collection, London
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The Male Nude: 18th-century Drawings

to Wallace Collection This exhibition contains nearly 40 drawings of male nudes, all drawn in late 17th and 18th-century France. Belonging to the French equivalent of the Royal Academy, these works include pieces by Rigaud, Boucher, Nattier, Pierre and Jean-Baptiste Isabey.
 at London Eye, London
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Graduate from the Witch Academy… aboard the London Eye

to London Eye Treat your kids to a Halloween Storytelling Experience aboard the London Eye. They will have to help the High Witch Priscilla recite spells and solve riddles to unravel the mystery of the missing crown jewels. Will they be able to graduate from the Witch Academy and help defeat the Grimly Grim (voiced of Harry Enfield)?
 
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Daumier: Visions of Paris

to Royal Academy of Arts Honore Daumier lived during a turbulent time in France's history, and "Visions of Paris" sets out to explore his legacy. Many of the 130 works have never been seen in the UK before, and include a broad selection of paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculptures from 1830 to 1879. Daumier made his living as a caricaturist, observing and ridiculing the bourgeois society.
 at Canary Wharf, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Canary Wharf

to Canary Wharf The outdoor ice rink at Canary Wharf has a spectacular backdrop, sitting in the shadow of London's tallest building -- the skyscraper at Canada Square. This rink has an interesting little feature that sets it apart from the others -- a skate path that allows you to leave the main rink and glide past the fir trees and fairy lights that line the perimeter of the park.
 
 at London Zoo, London
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Boo at the Zoo!

to London Zoo There will be some very spooky goings on at London Zoo this Halloween... During half-term the Zoo will come creeping to life with Halloween-themed events, animal demonstrations and hands-on activities led by our grim-keepers! The spooky schedule of activities will include scary stories, owl encounters and creepy crafts.
 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London
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Masterpieces of Chinese Painting — 700 to 1900

to V&A The "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting" exhibition will bring together over 100 of the finest examples of Chinese painting from the beginning of the 8th to the end of the 19th-century, including some of the rarest and earliest surviving pieces.
 
Mrs Lowry And Son at Trafalgar Studios, London
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“Mrs Lowry and Son” — Trafalgar Studios

to Trafalgar Studios Based on the life of the famous painter LS Lowry, "Mrs Lowry and Son" follows him from his early days a rent collector living with his mother, who has taken to her bed and demands complete devotion. It is only at night, while his mother sleeps, that Lowry can go to the attic and paint. The theatre play Mrs Lowry And Son will be on during Nov 2013, at the Trafalgar Studios.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum Don your winter mittens and whizz around a 1000-metre square ice rink, set in the grounds of the Natural History Museum. The trees will be decked in fairy lights, and a traditional Carousel will be waltzing round to add to the festive atmosphere. There is also a Cafe Bar at the side of the rink to relax in, selling food and festive treats like mulled wine and hot chocolate.
 
Rocky Horror Picture Show at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Sing-A-Long-A Rocky Horror

to Prince Charles Cinema Don your best pair of stilettos and fishnet nights for Sing-A-Long-A Rocky Horror! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a crossdressing frenzy. Fancy dress is highly recommended, and the best-dressed Transylvanians will be dragged out on stage for the best-dressed prize.
 at The City, London
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Guided walk: Hauntings and Hangings

to The City It's Halloween! So why not scare the pants out of yourself with a nice evening stroll around the darker parts of London... where you'll hear blood-curdling tales of body snatchers, churchyard murders and public executions.
 
 at Hackney Empire, London
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The Halloween Ball

to Hackney Empire Join the 160-strong London Gay Men's Chorus and Gay Big Band for a riotous Halloween celebration. The spectacularly spooky performance will include songs from the "Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Bat Out of Hell" and "Thriller". Dressing up is encouraged for a guaranteed ghoulish night.
Holly Walsh at 99 Club, London
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Holly Walsh, at the 99 Club

99 Club Holly Walsh ('Mock The Week', 'Never Mind The Buzzcock') will be the pick of the comedians performing at the 99 Club, alongside Mark Maier and Ian Stone.
 
 at Coram’s Fields, London
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Fireworks for young children, at Corams Fields

Coram’s Fields The fireworks display at Corams Fields will be designed especially for young children, who might otherwise be frightened by a bigger display. It will be a short display, but there will also be some hot drink and food stalls.
 at Bishop’s Park, London
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Bishops Park Fireworks Display

Bishop’s Park Bishops Park will be hosting two displays on the 1st November. The first one at 7.15 PM will be for the younger kids, whilst the main show will take place at 8 PM. This year's event will celebrate the 408th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, and guests are welcome to dress in a suitably traditional manner.
 
Jason Byrne at Bloomsbury Theatre, London
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Jason Byrne’s “Special Eye”

to Bloomsbury Theatre Jason Byrne is back with a brand-new show. "Special Eye" is packed with new stories, new props, and more of his high-energy mad-cappery. Byrne is always one of the most popular comedians at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, and has won numerous awards including a 'Sony Radio Gold Award', a 'Chortle Award' and the best 'Perrier Newcomer'.
Van Morrison at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Bluesfest: Van Morrison & Mick Hucknall

Royal Albert Hall Join Van Morrison and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall for an All-Star Tribute to Bobby Bland, who sadly died earlier this year. Both Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall held him in the highest esteem. He may be gone, but for one night at BluesFest the music of Bobby Bland will ring out loud.
 
 
 
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