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With November approaching, we start to see Christmas entering our lives, as it does annually, in a big way. Fairs, markets and events are plentiful during the final two months of the year, so here's a list of those we think would be fun to visit, see and do this November.

 

As the first major exhibition of majolica in nearly four decades, Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915 examines the remarkable range of this brightly-glazed earthenware made by a variety of British and American potteries.



 

MKII 71 Powerscroft Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0PT


This November, Barcelona-based artist Joshua Perkin will exhibit a large new body of work for his first solo show in London, Animals.



 


The Blackdog Antiques Winter Fair will be held this year at Woolverstone Hall in Suffolk. Outside stalls will be around the circular drive leading up to the main doors, so visitors can expect to find lots of decorative antiques and textile finds, along with selected local artisans and producers in the Orangery.



 

12 St George StLondon W1S 2FB


Award-winning artist & sculptor Fred Clark presents Lines In Space, his seventh solo exhibition. Offering an opportunity to view his latest works, including his drawings and virtual reality sculpture.


Viewing is by appointment only to visit contact - admin@fredclarkstudio.com


 


Commissioned and owned by British textile designer William Morris’s Palace of Art, Red House in Kent stands as the physical embodiment of his creative spirit and great sense of possibility.


In this talk, Tessa Wild, independent curator and writer, will explore the creation of Red House, significant discoveries, and its role as a point of inspiration and testing ground for the founding and first commissions of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, which later became Morris and Co.



 

Now Open!

Rupert Street, Soho


Following a renovation at The Palomar, the restaurant has now reopened. Velvet-lined booths have been created along the restaurant for secluded drinking and snacking for couples and accommodating larger tables for the first time. This means that visitors are now able to dine together in larger groups of up to ten guests. Old favourites are still on the menu, but head chef Omri McNabb and his team have also been busy creating new dishes for guests to discover.



 


Join the Chelsea Design Quarter members this November, who will be collaborating with a mixture of interior designers, artists, craftspeople and garden designers to create window displays, installations and exhibitions in their showrooms.



 


This Autumn, the Assembly Market brings their Vintage Pop-Ups to Stoke Newington. With sustainability as an important factor in curating the Assembly Market, the Vintage Pop-Ups will showcase independent fashion and lifestyle brands and makers working in fashion, interiors and print.



 


Carlos Acosta’s Birmingham Royal Ballet returns to the Sadler’s Wells stage with a triple bill of works chosen specially by Acosta, and a rare chance to see a major piece from the master of modern ballet, Jiří Kylián. Tickets are on sale now and start from just £15.



 

Autumnal weekends are made for the countryside, seaside and lunches. So combine all three with a trip to The Suffolk, where you can sit in the seafront restaurant, order a plate of the delicious local caught oysters, and order The Suffolk Sailor (Gold Rum, Gooseberry, Peach, Plums, Lime Juice). No better way to spend a Saturday!


 


A countryside Christmas Fair for those local to Wiltshire, Clem's Christmas Fair will take place across two weekends this November. Running for over 35 years and set around a beautiful 19th Century courtyard, expect hand and artisan-made products, and independent and local brands.



 


The Hand Sale is back and will be hosting its bi-annual event in Kensington this November. Ceramics, decorative textiles and organic skincare are just a few of the amazing products that will be available.




 


Bringing together 65 works of art, Making Modernism is the first major UK exhibition devoted to pioneering women working in Germany in the early 1900s: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kӓthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin.



 


Representing the living, spoken language, from romantic poetry and international treaties, to shopping lists and tax returns, the hieroglyphic inscriptions and ancient handwriting in this exhibition reveal stories that are fantastically varied. This major exhibition takes visitors through the trials and hard work that preceded, and the revelations that followed the discovery of the Rosetta Stone 200 years ago.



 


Over 70 specialist dealers present a huge selection of art and antique pieces, from the modern and eclectic, to the traditional and classic, offering a treasure trove of extraordinary choices for creating stylish interiors and inspiring collections.



 


The latest adventure of chef, restauranteur and author, Cynthia Shanmuglingam, is the launch of the new Sri Lankan restaurant, Rambutan, in Borough Market this November. With the food being described as "village-style Sri Lankan food with a focus on regional dishes traditionally found in the north of the country", we can't wait to visit Rambutan.



 


Gagosian art gallery in Mayfair presents Friends & Relations, an exhibition showcasing portraits of the artists Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Michael Andrews. Taking inspiration from a John Deakin photograph from 1963 of the painters in Soho, the exhibition will explain the connections between their respective practices.



 


Learn to create pleated fabrics into three-dimensional petals in combination with hand embroidery techniques, bringing floral designs to life in an everlasting way. Textile and embroidery artist Lora Avedian will lead the class, from floral drawing to practising embellishment techniques to create versatile textile artworks.



 


Sample an array of seasonal vintage wears for any budget at this November's Vintage Fashion Fair. Running in conjunction with sister fair, The Antique Textiles, Tribal Art and Vintage Costume Fair at The Hilton London Olympia Hotel.


 


Explore the working studios of over 150 artists and makers at the Wimbledon Art Fair. From painters to ceramicists, printmakers to photographers and everything in between. Wimbledon Art Fair allows visitors to browse, discover and buy original, affordable art directly from the studio and the person who created it.



 

New Film Releases

Amsterdam (out now), The Menu (18th November), Bones and All (23rd November), She Said (25th November)



 

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