Things To Do In England - November 2012
Good Food Show
A little late this month due to all the travelling I’ve been doing, hope you find something of interest here. My overseas blogs for my recent trips will be coming soon. Have a great November!
1. SKI AND SNOWBOARD SHOW
‘The ultimate day out for all the family and snow lovers! With under 11’s going for free and lots of activities to take advantage of for no extra cost, this year’s Ski and Snowboard Show is set to be a blast.
Meet Pingu and REAL live penguins, try skiing for the first time or perhaps be a dare devil and have a go on the air bag? Celebrating its 39th year, the Ski and Snowboard Show brings you the latest and greatest in winter sports gear, holidays, action, experiences and more. With over 200 stands to browse and a dozen free interactive attractions, it's a great way to spend the day whether you've never skied before or head to the mountains every year’
When: 31st October to 4th November
2. BATH FILM FESTIVAL
‘In 1990, Bath Film Society screened a handful of French films. They were so successful that the society was left with £50 profit. Buoyed up by this, Chris Baker approached local businessman and film buff, Philip Raby, along with the three cinemas in Bath at the time, to propose a film festival
Since then, locations have changed and been added to, eminent industry names have given us their patronage and film distributors have recognised that Bath Film Festival is a great outlet for previews of their upcoming gems.
As well as previews and Bath debuts, the festival is known for its range of feature documentaries and annual Sound to Silents feature where we commission a musician to compose and perform original music for a silent film.’
When: 14th to 25th November
Where: Various locations in Bath, Avon
3. PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE 60s AND 70s
‘This major photography exhibition surveys the medium from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century.
Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s brings together over 400 works, some rarely seen, others recently discovered and many shown in the UK for the first time.’
When: 13th September to 13th January
4. MOTORCYLCE LIVE
‘Motorcycle Live 2012 is of course about seeing the 2013 bikes in the UK for the first time, but it is also a chance to see something new and maybe even learn a new skill. This year, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) in conjunction with Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for Youth (BUMPY) will be offering the chance to try the impressive sport of trials riding in a FREE taster session.’
When: 24th November to 2nd December
5. FUNGI FORAGE AND NATURE WALK
‘Enjoy an autumnal walk in the beautiful grounds of Old Wardour Castle. Led by our expert, discover the diverse fauna and flora and learn more about the plants that live in this wonderful environment.’
When: 17th November
Where: Salisbury, Wiltshire
6. INTERNATIONAL EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL AND EXHIBITION
‘The festival will run from 8th to 10th November at Old Royal Naval College, for the first time as a Thursday - Saturday event. Jointly promoted by The Early Music Shop, the Greenwich Foundation and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance this three day event is an essential fixture on the early music calendar, attended by an ever increasing number of exhibitors and visitors each year.’
When: 8th to 10th November
7. MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT EVENT
A mind, body and spirit event with a programme of free talks & workshops, complementary therapies such as reiki, reflexology, massage & aromatherapy, psychics, mediums and various stalls and stands to peruse.
When: 3rd & 4th November
Where: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
8. BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW
Not much explanation needed for this one, but here are the highlights from their ‘What’s Happening’ section:
‘London's best and biggest speciality food market!
A selection of the capital's best eateries.
Top celebrity chefs from your favourite TV programmes.
All tickets include guaranteed entry into The Wine Show.’
When: 9th to 11th November
9. FIREWORKS FRENZY
‘A spectacular evening of Fireworks, Live action including Podzilla the Monster Truck, the Blue Max Jet Beetle, Stunt Driver, Drifting, Huge Bonfire, Fun Fair, catering and bar facilities, plus family entertainment.’
When: 3rd November
Where: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
And last but by no means least:
10. BRIDGWATER GUY FAWKES CARNIVAL
‘The procession takes place after dark and consists of over 80 brilliantly lit floats, with some containing 30,000 light bulbs. There are two different types of float - the ‘Tableaux’, in which the actors must stand completely still and silent until the procession is over and the ‘Features’ which involves non-stop music and dancing. When the procession ends at around 10pm there is a Squibbing Display. A long wooden pole is shouldered by various participants to which a ‘Bridgewater Squib’ is attached. These are fireworks that are especially-made for the town and which burn with very high fountains of fire. The carnival is first held in Bridgwater and then the floats travel to the neighbouring towns and villages during the week.’
When: 3rd November
Where: Bridgwater, Somerset