Upcoming events 2017 November in London.
Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Enjoy, celebrate this festive season with Hogwarts in the Snow. Where? At Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
Winter has arrived at Hogwarts. Glittering Christmas trees line the Great Hall and a replica festive feast including flaming Christmas puddings is laid out on the long tables; while for the first time this year, the top section of the hall is transformed for the Yule Ball with snow, icicles and an orchestra of magical instruments. Around the rest of the studio, special-effect fires roar in the fireplaces, the Gryffindor common room is filled with Christmas treats and the detailed Hogwarts castle model is covered in a special blanket of snow.
EFG London Jazz Festival 2017
Between to November 19 2017.
Experience a dazzling extravaganza of concerts, events and performances marking the 25th anniversary of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Bringing together new talent and world-renowned figures from the electrifying world of jazz, the festival plays host to 10 days of diverse performances across a series of impressive venues including the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Kings Place and more
EFG London Jazz Festival Highlights 2017
- Join Jazz Voice as they open the festival at the Royal Festival Hall for the 10th year in a row. Big name acts provide vocals to Guy Barker’s thrilling 42-piece orchestra. 10 Nov
- Be blown away by the energy of Pat Metheny’s signature guitar style in his new quartet with pianist Gwilym Simcock, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Antonio Sanchez at the Barbican. 10 Nov
- Groove to the jazz-funk beats of Average White Band at the Royal Festival Hall after a powerful opening set from LaSharVu, a project from Basement Jaxx’s lead vocalists. 11 Nov
- Hear exciting new music from composer Dave Maric played by piano trio Phronesis & Engines Orchestra at Milton Court. 12 Nov
- Travel the world with Paolo Conte from the comfort of the Royal Festival Hall as he takes you on a musical journey across the world, from Buenos Aires to Louisiana. 13 Nov
- Discover why jazz from South Africa made such a big global impact as Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela collaborate at the Royal Festival Hall nearly 60 years on from their days in The Jazz Epistles. 14 Nov
- Rediscover Frank Sinatra at Cadogan Hall as Ben L’Oncle Soul sings songs from this great with panache. 15 Nov
- Sample the genre-bending sounds of Snark Puppy’s Bill Laurance at Kings Place. 16 Nov
- Celebrate Antônio Carlos Jobim’s 90th birthday with Carminho at the Barbican as the Portuguese singer covers songs from the legend’s songbook, alongside a band featuring Jobim’s son and grandson. 17 Nov
- Take a trip to Napoli with pianist Stefano Bollani as he explores his long love affair with the city. Joining him at Cadogan Hall are saxophonist Daniele Sepe, clarinettist Nico Gori and drummer Bernardo Guerra. 18 Nov
Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks
November 11 2017
When it comes to London’s traditional events, this is one of the biggies, referenced in Pepys’s diaries and in works by Canaletto and Hogarth. The ceremony will begin with a river pageant starting at the early hour of 8.30am at QRB Gloriana at Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, floating downriver to pass through Tower Bridge for a Mayoral salute at 9.30am.
Details of the 11am procession are still being finalised, but there will be a spectacular fireworks display from 5.15pm. For the best views, try the riverside between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges.
Cheer on the new mayor and the spectacular procession, as they wind their way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor’s Show.
The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor. Every year since, the newly elected Lord Mayor has travelled from the City of London to Westminster to pledge allegiance to the Crown.
These days, the parade is more of a celebration than a show of loyalty. See the mayor arrive in a procession of 25 boats travelling from Westminster to Tower Bridge between 8.30am and 9.30am. Then join in the fun between 11am and 2.30pm, as around half a million people line up along the route to watch the colourful parade travel across the City of London. After the procession, a fantastic fireworks display lights up the sky over the river Thames at 5.15pm.