Things to do in... November

The Missing Thread, Untold Stories of Black British Fashion
Somerset House. Strand, London WC2R 1LA
21st September 2023 - 7th January 2024
From September 2023 until January 2024, Somerset House celebrates and explores the histories of Black British fashion. A curation by Black Oriented Legacy Development Agency, The Missing Thread is an exhibition that dives into the changing landscape of Black British culture, from mainstream fashion to catwalk. Expect to see fashion garments alongside artworks, cultural artefacts, music, memorabilia, videos and installations spanning from the 1970's to present day.
Netil House, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
East London has a new haven for good food, good wine and good music. Bambi, owned by James Dye who bought us the iconic Frank's in Peckham, takes over the spot at Netil House from previous residents Bright. Floor to ceiling windows flood the space with light and at night the restaurant turns more-so into a bar, with a DJ and amazing wine list. Decks played by Charlie Dark, old school records and vintage sound system offer true authenticity. Head down to Bambi on a Saturday night and you'll be sure to have a great time!

Radical Landscapes, Art inspired by the land
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4PP
21st October 2023 - 18th February 2024

Radical Landscapes explores the natural world as a source of artistic inspiration, social connections, and avenues for political and cultural protests, all through the perspective of William Morris. The exhibition showcases over 60 artworks spanning two centuries and delves into concepts of freedom, exploitation, and land use. Offering insights into how British landscapes have been perceived and utilised across social, class, and racial boundaries.

Killers of the Flower Moon
Released 20th October

Set in the early 1900s, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone star in the Killers of the Flower moon, directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese, a film adaptation from David Grann's best-selling book and brought to life through screenplay written by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese.

Killers of the Flower Moon unfolds as an epic western crime drama, where genuine love collides with unimaginable betrayal, featuring notable actors such as Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons. And is a sobering appraisal of America's relationship with Indigenous peoples and an artistic zenith for Scorsese. Heartfelt and one to be watched on the big screen.

The Spirit of Christmas Fair
Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX
30th October - 7th November

The ultimate destination for Christmas shopping! Everything you need to find the perfect gift for each and every one of your family and friends. Spanned over a week at Olympia London, Spirit of Christmas is an emporium with over 700 brands and design-makers. Enjoy a sumptuous dining experience with Mosimann’s, a glass of bubbly in one of the Louis Roederer Champagne bars and soak up the festive atmosphere. 

 Bistro Freddie
Shoreditch 74 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4PY

With its crisply ironed white tablecloths and candles adorning each table, Bistro Freddie radiates a classic, vintage bistro ambiance. However, the prominent open kitchen at the back of the restaurant is fresh, contemporary and brimming with creativity.

Bistro Freddie is the creation of the masterminds behind Crispin & Bar Crispin, who played a significant role in revolutionising the city's natural wine scene and redefining the modern wine bar.  Instead, everything at Bistro Freddie's exudes understated sophistication, creating an intimate, dimly lit and classically charming atmosphere.

To complement their menu, Bistro Freddie offer an all-French wine selection meticulously curated by Crispin's very own Alex Price, who has scoured the French countryside for an array of natural, low-intervention, and biodynamic wines. It's a perfect blend of Old World charm with contemporary flair, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an innovative bistro experience.