November may feel consumed by Christmas talk but there are still plenty of events left before the festive season really take hold. Grab your mates together and make more memories before the end of 2023.
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate
16th- 19th November
Head to Harrogate for a crafting extravaganza with the Knitting & Stitching Show. Watch free demos and talks from sewing gurus, learn a new skill in a workshop including a dressmaker's class and an overlocker class, admire the textile galleries and do a spot of shopping to find that one specific colour wool that has been evading you for months.
Kendal Mountain Festival, Cumbria
16th – 19th November
Take a trip to the entrance of the Lake District for the UK’s largest adventure festival. Get involved in contests with your mates, chill at Basecamp with a beer, and watch celebs and mountaineers give talks and recounts of their daring exploits. Buy tickets to individual events to customise your experience and explore the autumn colours and ruins of the castle in Kendal village.
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EFG London Jazz Festival, London
10th – 19th November
London Jazz Festival has venues spread throughout the city, making it the perfect excuse for a weekend explore around the English capital. Enjoy tunes from the Grammy Award winning Roxy Coss Quartet and a huge list of brilliant acts throughout the festival. You may even find a brand-new venue tucked away in central that could become your new favourite haunt.
Wales Comic Con, Telford
18th – 19th November
Get your geek on in Telford with the largest comic con in Wales! Meet your favourite actors including Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Colin Baker (Dr. Who) and spend your hard-earned cash on collectibles and merch, dress up in matching costumes with your friends and walk the con floor like you own it. Play demos of the latest games and challenge your mates to some light-hearted competition... or maybe not so light-hearted.
BBC Good Food Show, Birmingham
23rd – 26th November
Join celebrity chefs James Martin, The Hairy Bikers, and Nadiya Hussain for a celebration of the one thing we all come together for, food. Enjoy tasters and talks about the best street food in the country, have your cookbooks signed, and get cooking yourself with a festive treats workshop, just in time for some Christmas-inspired creation.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023 Exhibit, Bristol
21st October 2023 – 21st April 2024
Okay so this one isn’t technically ‘last-minute’ but stay with us, Bristol is ace in November! Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is host to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023 exhibition, showcasing the top 100 photographs out of almost 50,000 entries. Check out the beautiful photographs, videos, and soundscapes within the exhibition and appreciate the beauty of nature and photography.
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