What’s on around Clapham November 2017

The nights are drawing in and Christmas is round the corner (how did that happen so fast?!) but don’t hibernate now – there’s plenty to keep you entertained around Clapham this month. If you have any news, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget, you can subscribe to our regular newsletter and always be ‘in the know’ about what’s on around Clapham.

Fireworks

Battersea Park Saturday 4 November. Advance tickets only, no tickets on the gate. £10 each, under 10 year olds free but must have an entry ticket. Gates open at 6pm.
Battersea Power Station has a host of family events preceding the fireworks including energetic games with Sharky and George, the Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall, a Ben’s Canteen Pop-Up restaurant plus a “greatest power ballad” dance party after the fireworks.
Lambeth Fireworks Saturday 4 November at Brockwell Park will be set to movie music. Funfair from 5pm, live music followed by fireworks at 8pm. Tickets £10 each, £15 for premier viewing.
Landor community gardens Bonfire Night, Saturday 4 November, 85 Landor Gardens SW9. Free community event so bring something to share. Starts from 4pm.
For details of firework displays across London, see Time Out’s Bonfire Night listing.

Bar & Restaurant news

We’re excited to see some new bars and restaurants have recently opened up around Clapham. The Cinnamon is a stylish new bar and cocktail lounge in Clapham Old Town serving cocktails, craft beers and Asian cuisine. We can’t wait to try! Other relative newbies include cocktail bar Brick and Liquor in Clapham South and over in Clapham North Red Dog Saloon plus Sushi O’Clock take-out on Clapham Common Southside. For the best steak around – dry aged on site – try Macellaio RC which opened at 124 Northcote Road this summer.

Special offers:

Gigalum is showing the Autumn International Rugby matches live on the big screen every weekend throughout November. Even better,  anyone who mentions Totally Clapham at the bar on any of the match days will receive 2 for 1 on Kronenbourg bottles and 2 for 1 on glasses of Prosecco.

Book your Christmas party meal before 30 November 2017 at Fixed restaurant on Northcote Road SW11 and receive a free bottle of wine for every four people dining from the Christmas set menu. The menu is just £23.95 per person for 3 courses plus a welcome glass of prosecco. Terms & Conditions apply. The Christmas set menu is available from 20 November 2017 until 7 January 2018 – must be pre-booked.

Events

Now’s it’s November we’ve decided it’s ok to mention Christmas, snow and winter – which is just as well because Winterville is coming to Clapham Common from 23 November – 1 January, noon – 10pm daily. There will be Clapham Common’s first ever ice rink plus street food, film screenings of Christmas classics, crazy golf, fairground, roller disco and a Christmas market. There’s also an opening weekend set from Norman Jay and free music shows. Ticketed shows include Cirque du Cabaret and Mexican Wrestling. See their website for details.

The Trinity Hospice Christmas fair organised by Wandsworth friends of Trinity Hospice is on Wednesday 15 November 8.30am-3.30pm, £5 admission, at St Luke’s Church. It is a great way to support an important local cause and always has a good selection of stalls.

Abbeville Christmas craft fair, Church of the Holy Spirit, Narbonne Avenue SW4 on Saturday 25 November, 12-4pm.

Northcote Road Christmas market and lights: Saturday 25 November 4.30pm-7.30pm with carol singing, Father Christmas, food & drink and market stalls.

Theatre, comedy & magic

There is plenty of music, theatre and performance on at Omnibus this Autumn but The Trap caught our eye –  a biting new comedy about the financial perils of a capitalist world. Tickets are £15 and it runs until 19 November.

Battersea Arts Centre has an exciting selection of Christmas comedy coming up next month that’s likely to get booked up fast. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Adam Riches performs from 4-9 December, there’s a comedy show on 11-16 December from John Kearns – donning his trusty fake teeth and wig! – and the physical comedy trio Sleeping Trees from 18-23 December.

Critically acclaimed Scottish magician Kevin Quantum is making his London debut with a one-off show at the Clapham Grand on Saturday 2 December. The show ‘Quantum Magic’ combines magic with science and comedy to create a spectacular show. Tickets will sell fast!

New shops & businesses around Clapham

Independent shops Blackbird and Tierra Verde on Webbs Road Battersea have had a refresh. Take a look at their websites for details. And the interiors/lifestyle/gift shop Maison Curate is about to take up permanent position at 61 Northcote Road.

We were very sad to see JZD close its doors after 18 years in Clapham. We now have to head over to Northcote Road for independent and interesting clothing stores. Fortunately there are a few newcomers too – Made the Edit shoe shop has just moved into new premises at 79 Northcote Road and pop-up shop byRosita – good value women’s fashion – is at the corner of Battersea Rise and St John’s Road SW11. If vintage is more your thing, there’s a vintage pop-up shop Viva Soul London specialising in vintage fashion and home wares, at JP Art Gallery on Battersea Rise.

A lovely new online shop Les Petit Anges has also just launched selling children’s clothing and is offering Totally Clapham readers free shipping / postage with your first order. Click here to receive the discount code or visit the website and enter TOTALLYCLAPHAM at checkout to receive free shipping. Private appointments are also available in the SW11 area if you would like to see the collection in person.

Mini Jam is a new company which runs music sessions for the under fives at various local venues including The Cinnamon at The Pavement in Clapham and in Battersea Park. They are also running a special offer for babies throughout November. See their website for details.

Don’t forget, we’ve teamed up with The Indie Hub who negotiate weekly special offers at independent restaurants, cafés, bars, shops, hair & beauty salons and many more businesses in Clapham and Wandsworth. To make the most of these special offers, just sign up for free on The Indie Hub website for their weekly email and receive great deals that not only save you money but also help support our local high street.

 

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