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November Events in South London




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November 2018 Events in South London

3rd/5th Bonfire Night
Battersea Park (Sat 3rd)
Beckenham (Sat 3rd)
Blackheath (Sat 3rd)
Crystal Palace Park (Mon 5th)
Danson Park (Sat 3rd)
Morden Park (Sat 3rd)
Southwark Park (Mon 5th)
Wimbledon Park (Mon 5th)

4th London - Brighton Vintage Car Run
The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run offers members of the public a rare opportunity to view 500 pre-1905 vehicles travel on mass along public roads. It commemorates the Emancipation Run of 14 November 1896 which celebrated the passing into law of the Locomotives on the Highway Act, which raised the speed limit for 'light locomotives' from 4 mph to 14 mph and abolished the requirement for these vehicles to be preceded by a man on foot. Passes through Waterloo. Kennington, Streatham, Norbury and Croydon via the A23 Map

8th Dulwich Craft & Design Fair, SE21 
The nationally renowned Dulwich Craft and Design Fair holds its events in Dulwich and  brings the finest professional craftspeople from around the country together at three annual fairs. The objective is to expose the artists and their work to the widest possible audience, as well as offering a valuable resource for those seeking unique and exquisitely crafted works of art/ Glass blowers, potters, jewelers, toy-makers etc. Est. 1977.

10th Lord Mayor’s Show 
The office of Lord Mayor dates from 1189 and it was a requirement of the charter establishing it that the mayor travelled to the royal enclave at Westminster to present himself to the monarch's representatives, Originally this journey was mostly made by barge on the RiverThames, the usual method of transport for this route in those days. Pageantry and display gradually grew around the trip and by the 16th century the "show" was firmly established as a major entertainment for Londoners

11th Remembrance Sunday
Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth as a day "to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts’  The significance of poppies to Remembrance Sunday is largely the result of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, (1915): ‘In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row’. Moina Michael started selling silk poppies to raise funds for disabled veterans in the US, this spread to Europe. The original Poppy Factory was off the Old Kent Road and is now in Richmond.

15th-18th Wimbledon Art Studios           
An opportunity to interact with over 140 artists in their own individual creative spaces and buy art directly from them.

19th-25th Great British Game Week         
The week will be a focus for lots of events, dinners and special offers promoting game to consumers. People will be encouraged to taste game for the first time and try new products which have game in them such as pies, sausages, burgers and charcuterie. This year there is a brand new and unique Great British Game Food Festival at Borough Market open to the general public on Saturday 19th November.  There will be lots of demonstrations at the Taste of Game Kitchens and stallholders selling all things game. Celebrate Great British Game Week by buying from these London Butchers

30th St Andrews Day          
St Andrew's Day, 30 November, is one of Scotland's national days. Christ's first disciple, St Andrew spent his life spreading the word of Jesus and died as a martyr on a diagonal cross (Scotland’s flag shows a white diagonal cross on a blue background). St Andrew's Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance

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