It’s November, that post-Halloween/pre-holiday season frenzy when there’s almost too much to do. Where to go? What to do? What to get your hard-to-buy-for aunt? Everything is kicking off, but how to sort it?
We decided to showcase unique events going on around the UK, the ones that might not spring to mind when considering the holiday run-up. You’ll find everything from classical music to a murmuration.
1.The Carrying Streams Festival
If you’re in Edinburgh and you love trad music and hearing new originals on the scene, this festival is a must. Various events throughout November, Edinburgh.
2. Moscow Drug Club
“Moscow Drug Club are a curious musical place where elements of Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, French Musette and Storytelling meet.” November 9, Bradworthy.
3. Scots Fiddle Festival
It’s back with a stunning line up of performers and instructors. Of equal interest to fiddle players and those who simply want to listen. November 15-17, Edinburgh.
4. No. 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra
How fantastic is the mere existence of a Ladies Accordion Orchestra? Catch them in Edinburgh, St. Vincent’s Chapel, November 9.
5. Georgie Fame
Jazz, rhythm and blues from a legend. “With his much loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become an icon of the British music scene.” November 17, Glasgow.
17 November 2019 – Katona Twins (guitar duo)
2 February 2020 – Frith Piano Quartet
8 March 2020 – Lara Melda (piano)
19 April 2020 – Emmanuel Bach (violin) & Jenny Stern (piano)
17 May 2020 – Solem String Quartet
7. Singing Workshop with Frankie Armstrong
Fancy making music yourself rather than simply listening? Look no further.
8. DD Day 2019
Fan of electronica? Make your own electric storm. Check out these workshops, “inspired by electronic pioneer Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), the woman behind the Dr. Who theme.” Workshops for all ages and experience levels. November 23, Manchester.
9. Lewes New School Theatre
A series of theatrical performances, no two alike. It’s a lot fit into one month and everyone should be able to find something that they like. Various dates throughout November, Lewes.
10. The LAUGHeasy – a night of comedy inspired by the early 1900s
Try something new, including an improvised murder mystery. November 14, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
11. Untamed Burlesque
The name says it all really. November 9, Plymouth.
Be a flock of starlings in murmuration on the grounds of Torre Abbey. “For half an hour you will move alongside a large group of people following gentle prompts, inspiration and instruction through your silent disco headset.” November 9t, Torquay
13. St Andrew’s Day Tea Dance with The Swing Sensation Big Tea Set
Swing, tea, and something stronger if you fancy bringing it along. November 30, Kircaldy.
14. Made In Scotland – Festive Party Night
Scottish food, Scottish entertainment. November 30, Symington.
15. 40 Years of Wine, with Alan Nordberg
“In this special evening of tasting – and more than a touch of reminiscence – Alan will guide you through a range of delicious tastes, specially chosen from his encyclopedic knowledge of the last four decades of the wine business.” November 21s, Bath
So many incredible things to do. If you didn’t find your ideal event or gift on this list, explore Brown Paper Tickets.