November 2015 in Clapham

What’s on in Clapham: November 2015

Here’s a selection of events in and around Clapham this month – we promise they’re not all about Christmas… And expect to see more facial hair than usual with the start of Movember.

Bonfire Night

Sadly Lambeth is no longer holding a Bonfire Night event in Brockwell Park. The nearest large fireworks display in Clapham is at Battersea Park on Saturday 7 November with the theme ‘A Royal Night Out’. Gates open from 6pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets on the gate. See website for details and to book.

Tickets have now sold out for St Paul’s Church, Bonfire Party on Saturday 7 November.

For a comprehensive listing of firework displays across London see Time Out.

Family Events

Ski and Snowboard UK event 5-8 November at Evolution, Battersea Park – a must for alpine enthusiasts!

Wandsworth Home Start pop-up market: Saturday 7 November, 9.30am-1pm at Church of the Ascension, Malwood Road, SW12 8EN. Free entry. Stalls selling clothes, toys, books, jewellery, cakes and cards.

Clapham Baby Show (is in fact in Battersea!): Saturday 14 November at Chatham Hall off Northcote Road SW11, 2.30-5.30pm. Book free tickets in advance via their website.

Independent Schools Show is at Evolution, Battersea Park from 14-15 November. Advance tickets are free if you register online. While we’re on the subject of schools, we have set up a Nursery & Pre-schools listing to make it easier to choose a nursery in the area and we are in the process of compiling a primary and secondary schools listing too.

Wandsworth Museum: free drop-in creative event for children age 3+. Saturday 21 November, 2-4pm at Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Road SW17 9PD. Discover what a Wandsworth Christmas was like in the past. Contact 020 7326 8298 or

Christmas Fairs

We will be producing a separate post covering Christmas Fairs in Clapham and nearby soon so get in touch if you would like to be included. In the meantime, here are two much loved local Christmas fairs coming up soon:

Wandsworth Friends of Trinity Hospice Christmas fair (sponsored by Knight Frank): Wednesday 18 November 8.30am-3.30pm, £5 entry, children free.  (Preview evening Tuesday 17 November 6.30-9.30pm £20 for 2 people if booked by 13 Nov or £12 each on the door).

White Christmas Fair, Northcote Road and Webbs Road SW11 Saturday 28 November with over 100 stalls.

Bars & Restaurants

King & Co pub at 100 Clapham Park Road is holding a food event on Tuesday 17 November – Rotli Crew & A Grape Night In will prepare a five-course menu of modern Indian cuisine & matched wines from around the world. Tickets are £35 per person if booked by 10 November (or £40 after)

Gigalum has introduced a quiz night every Monday from 8pm hosted by Quizzy Lizzy (of course!).

Music & Theatre

Oxjam Clapham on Saturday 7 November includes over 40 artists performing at eight locations across Clapham to raise money for Oxfam. Tickets only £6 in advance.

The Streets two day event in Tooting from 14-15 November is not to be missed if you are a jazz, soul and R&B fan. See the website for full itinerary and acts which include Natalie Williams and Brendan Reilly from Basement Jaxx.

On Sunday 15 November Battersea Arts Centre is launching a series of ‘Live from Television Centre’ performances in collaboration with the BBC and the Arts Council England.

Omnibus Clapham has two comedy events this month – an impro show and bite sized comedy sketches – as well as music and theatrical performances.

What’s New

Christmas Forest  is an independent family business committed to providing real, sustainable Christmas trees and opens from 26 November until Christmas Eve at The Church of Ascension, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TU.

Bright Emporium retailer, events space and gallery is a new multi-sensory experience where children and families can discover books and the creative inspiration behind them: 103 St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction, SW11 1SY

Special Offers

Whiteleys46New dry cleaners Whiteleys at 32 Clapham Old Town
are offering shirts wash & press for just £1 throughout
November (excludes dry clean shirts).


Look out for Small Business Saturday on 5 December – Wandsworth Council is getting involved by organising a campaign to promote local businesses.  If you are a small business and would like to include a special offer as part of Small Business Saturday get in touch via their website. Consumers (that’s all of us, right?!) can get involved by shopping locally and taking advantage of the special offers which will be available on that day.

If you know of any other events taking place this month in and around Clapham, get in touch and we will add them in.



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