Things To Do Today In London: Friday 2 November 2018

Shop small at the Etsy Good Store pop-up

What we’re reading:

  • New Tottenham stadium confirmed to host NFL matches in 2019.
  • Matthew Bourne dancers named first artists in residence as part of London Borough of Culture.
  • The people resorting to sleeping on London buses.
  • Assange must obey new rules to stay in London embassy, judge says.  
  • Scotland Yard flogs its line of merchandise to fans worldwide.

Things to do:

HALLOWEEN: Still need a Halloween fix? Pick from our guide to the best in ghoulish events, or check out some special scary Halloween film screenings.

DAY OF THE DEAD: For more scary fancy dress fun, get down to one of London’s Mexican inspired Day of the Dead celebrations — take a look at this year’s events.

BONFIRE NIGHT: Still not sure where to see the fireworks? There’s tons of displays taking place across London, see our sparkliest in this Bonfire Night roundup.

ETSY GOOD STORE: Etsy has opened its very own pop-up shop, offering goods in all shapes and sizes from its global team of entrepreneurial makers. Pick up something unique by shopping small. 9-11 Shorts Gardens (Covent Garden), free, book ahead, 10am-7pm

AWARD WINNING ART: Check out famed French artist Andre Brasilier’s solo exhibition featuring vivid paintings created over the last sixty years. Opera Gallery (Mayfair), free, just turn up, 10am-7pm

JEWELLERY MAKERS: Hear from some of the best jewellery designers and makers in the industry at a showcase of their pieces. For those who just can’t resist, purchases are possible too. The Goldsmiths’ Centre (Farringdon), free, just turn up, 12pm-6pm

MEXICAN PARTY: The Understudy plays host to Weird Beard Brew for a total tap takeover set to the sweet sounds of Mexican music in an ode to the Day of the Dead. Margarita cocktails and sugar skull face painting add to the fun. The Understudy (South Bank), free, just turn up, 5pm-1am

FRIDAY SKETCH: Take an evening turn around the European museum of the year to sketch exciting pieces of contemporary design and architecture for the Design Museum’s #FridayNightSketch. Amateurs and experts equally welcome. The Design Museum (Kensington), free, just turn up, 6pm-8pm

Get down to supergroup GRRRL

GRRRL: GRRRL is an absolute supergroup, consisting of the most innovative female artists in the world today from Mercury prize winner Speech Debelle to Brazilian dancehall babe Lei Di Dai. Let them entertain you at a night of dark techno, ghetto bass, reggae and soul that sticks two fingers up at misogyny. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £14, book ahead, 7pm

THE PLATFORM: Quality music meets fantastic food at Bojangles Brasserie for a night out hosted by the Voice’s Theo Llewellyn alongside a bunch of performance talent setting the soundtrack to your meal and taking you from bopping in your seat to filling up the dancefloor. Bojangles Brasserie (Chingford), £8, book ahead, 7pm-2am

ART OF BIOGRAPHY: Hear from the writers behind some of the worlds greatest lives as Watermans gets up close and personal with the biographer’s of David Bowie, Alexander McQueen and Bob Marley. Watermans (Brentford), £8-£20, book ahead, 7.15pm-10pm

THE JOURNEY: A gripping immersive theatre production focusing on the human stories of those escaping their homelands. Created in collaboration with refugee communities this is an eye-opening show on issues of global importance. Draper Hall (Elephant and Castle), £8-£10, book ahead, 7.30pm-8.30pm

PIRATE RADIO: Legendary selector Oneman takes to the decks to give you dubstep, grime and UK garage, transporting you back to the heady days of pirate radio where it all began. Camden Assembly (Chalk Farm), £5, book ahead, 9.30pm-3am

Good cause of the day

Buy tickets to the ultimate charity boxing match to see celebrities, YouTubers and business owners go head to head in aid of Lady Garden, the group fighting gynaecological cancer. Held at Battersea Park, the teams will be ready to rumble on 17 November from 6pm.

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2018-11-01 15:45:06 – Source: londonist.com