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What’s on in November- All the Best in Art & Culture

Absolutely’s guide to what’s on in November, here’s all the best in art and culture London has to offer this month.

IN PLAIN SIGHT  



Helen, The Venus Bushfires (2011) by Hassan Hajjaj. Courtesy of Helen Epega and the artist.

Wellcome Collection

Until February 2023

Sight holds a central place in society, which is interesting considering more than two million people in the UK live with some form of sight loss. This new exhibition seeks to question this centrality and invites visitors to encounter the different experiences of sighted, partially sighted and blind people. It brings together 140 objects and artworks, including fascinating medical studies and examples of eyewear that date back to the 1600s.

wellcomecollection.org

REASONS YOU SHOULD(N’T) LOVE ME



Kiln Theatre

5 – 26 November

Londoners will once again have the opportunity to experience Amy Trigg’s remarkable debut play when it returns to the Kiln Theatre for a limited series of shows. Equal parts frank and funny, the monologue chronicles the story of a woman with spina bifida as she clumsily navigates her twenties.

kilntheatre.com

CEZANNE



Paul Cezanne Still Life with Apples 1893–1894. The J Paul Getty Museum.

Tate Modern

Until March 2023

A pivotal figure in modern painting, Paul Cezanne has encouraged generations of artists to challenge convention. This exhibition brings together around 80 works from collections all around the world and is giving UK audiences their first opportunity in over 25 years to explore the breadth of the artist’s career.

tate.org.uk

KENSINGTON DOLLSHOUSE FESTIVAL



Kensington Town Hall

Saturday 3 December

Dollhouse enthusiasts have been flocking to Kensington Town Hall since 1985 and this year’s showcase will see around 170 of the industry’s best craftsmen, artisans and suppliers gathered together under one roof. Not only will attendees be able to find everything they could need for their house or model, but they will also have the invaluable opportunity to meet the artisans, discuss their projects and ask for their advice.  

dollshouseshowcase.com

RARE HACKNEY



Simpsons Factory 1981, photograph by Neil Martinson.

Two More Years

Until November 15

Some exciting news for fans of photography, Neil Martinson’s widely acclaimed Hackney Archive will be going on sale for the first time to raise funds for Hackney Foodbank. This one-off exhibition will display his archive of photographs documenting Hackney borough’s people and places over the last 50 years, and will preview his latest work, plus there will be a blind auction on the opening night. 

twomoreyears.co.uk

THE LAVENDER HILL MOB 



Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards.

Richmond Theatre

14 – 19 November

Witness one of the “greatest British films of all time” being brought to life on stage by acclaimed comic actors Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards. This theatrical adaptation of the delightful heist comedy is arriving at Richmond Theatre, and it’s sure to be full of missteps and misbehaviour.

lavenderhillmobplay.co.uk