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Lost Weekend: 11 – 13 November

This weekend's best culture, shopping, food and drink events

Published on November 10th 2011.

Lost Weekend: 11 – 13 November

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
GO along this Sunday to indulge in a fabulous array of beautifully made pieces of history. Experiment with your own unique look from a great selection of vintage attire, including, shoes, bags, hats, clothes, gloves, textiles and jewellery from the 1800s till the 1980s. With the tagline ‘Heirlooms not landfill’, the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair emphasises that their goods will not cost the earth in both the financial and environmental sense. A mecca for all your vintage obsessives and not to be missed, as it is the last of the year, the event also includes tearooms, an alterations booth and a vintage salon to indulge in.

£4 Public, £10 Trade

The Urdang
The Old Finsbury Town Hall
Rosebery Avenue

11am – 4:30pm

10am Trade

13 November

Gallery-Discover-Dogs-Sho-017Kennel Club’s Discover Dogs
Whether you’re passionate about pooches or just simply keen on canines, Discover Dog’s this weekend is for you. Run by the organisation Kennel Club, established in 1873, Discover Dogs has been running for sixteen years now and is London’s premier event for dog-lovers. It offers visitors the opportunity to see nearly 200 breeds of pedigree pups. The event, sponsored by Royal Canine, is the biggest in London, boasting in previous years 26,000 visitors and 3,000 dogs. Highlights will include the Scruffts’ Family Crossbreed of the Year, which will be judged by a soon to be announced celebrity. The event sets to be a great day out for all the family.


£14 Adults
£8 11-12 year olds, senior citizens, registered disabled and students
Under 12 go free

Earls Court 1

10am – 5pm daily
12 – 13 November

Kairos 4TetKairos 4Tet

London Jazz Festival at The Vortex: Kairos 4tet
In association with BBC 3, the band Kairos 4tet is one of the exciting line-ups at the Vortex this weekend, as part of the London Jazz Festival. The London Jazz Festival, originally part of the Camden Music Festival, has made a seamless transition from north London to all over London, becoming London’s largest citywide music festival, as well as one of the major international jazz events. This Friday sees the MOBO award winning Kairos 4tet, under the leadership of saxophonist Adam Waldmann, the band have found the perfect mixture of traditional jazz and young British Jazz, providing intuitive and intelligent playlist. The festival will provide London with a ten-day event of fantastic Jazz.


The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
N16 8AZ

(Various venues for other gigs)


Fri 11 November (Festival continues until 20 November)

Montgomerie-18Th London Golf Show 2011
Celebrating its seventh year, the London Golf Show has been designed to provide a truly interactive experience for golfers of all generations. The event will offer informed expert advice, free PGA tuition and a sixteen bay indoor driving range and promises many celebrity guests, custom fittings, club testing, simulators and the latest golf gadgets. There will also be Golf Trick Show displays, competitions, prizes, cars, the latest golf fashions, retail advice, as well as plenty of fun for golfers who wish to treat their passion.

Advanced: £12 Adult, £18 for two, £48 for six
£15 on door
Under 14s FREE (accompanied by an adult)

Earls Court

Fri – Sat: 10am – 5pm, Sun: 10am – 4pm

11 – 13 November

Reindeer PettingReindeer Petting

Reindeer petting returns to the Piazza
Even if you have a heart of ice, don’t scoff at this event – Santa’s friends could even convert the grinchiest of grinches. This winter see the return of Rudolph and his colleges to the Piazza at Covent Garden. An annual success with not only children but with adults too, all busting to feed the friendly reindeer first. The attraction will be mobile throughout the season (until Christmas) but for now it will be located on the East Piazza on Saturdays. If the weather is acting up, perhaps it’s best to give the organisation a ring first and see if the reindeers are able to make it.


East Piazza
Covent Garden

Sat 13, 20, 27 November and 4 and 11 December

Wed 29 December

(West Piazza – Sat 18 December

Thurs 23 December

Lord Mayors ParadeLord Mayors Parade

Lord Mayor’s Parade and Fireworks 2011
A second chance to watch the colourful explosions in the sky and an excuse to dance around the streets of London, this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show is sure to be a great success. Officially an event to welcome the new 684th Lord Mayor of London, the three-mile long parade beginning at Mansion House at 11am, will be brimming with local marching bands and floats. Continuing on through the city via St Pauls, returning from 1pm and arriving back at Mansion House at 2:30pm. To finish the fun celebrations with a bang, the huge display will be let off from a barge between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges, promising a spectacular view from the bank.


11am – 2pm

Fireworks start at 5pm

Sat 12 November

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Jayne NorrisNovember 10th 2011.

I think I saw that dog on the tube this morning.

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