Events in Notting Hill

Here we list a range of upcoming, regular and annual events in Notting Hill – from art to music, fashion to literature, food to nightlife – and much more in between! Do also check on the listing of Events in Kensington & Chelsea from our sister site!


Exhibition: Human Suffering at Times of Crisis
3rd December 2014
Debut Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RT
Art incubator Debut Contemporary is launching part two of its powerful exhibition Human Suffering at Times of Crisis curated by Tate artist Barry Martin and Debut Contemporary Founder Samir Ceric and co-curated by artist, Klara Cecmanova-Taussig.

‘When boys become men’ (Human Suffering at Times of Crises II) will take place on 3 December and is a great opportunity to witness a number of extraordinary works from Klara and fellow artists including Lucy Namayanja, Mary Osinibi and Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar.

Events in Notting Hill - Debut Contemporary

Klara Cecmanova, Are We All Not The Sum of Our Broken Parts?, 2014, wood & wire, 42x81x15cm

20% of the money raised from sale of the exhibition pieces will go towards the charity, Harrison’s Fund, which supports those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, both of which Klara’s boys have recently been diagnosed with.

‘When boys become men’ (Human Suffering at Times of Crises II exhibition runs from 3 December until 31 January 2015.

Aspect Foundation for Music and Arts – Schumann and Fauré: Kindred Spirits
7.30pm, 4th December 2014
20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA

St John’s Notting Hill Christmas Fair
11am – 5pm, 6th December 2014
St John’s Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN

Events in Notting Hill - St John's Notting Hill Christmas Fair
The wonderful St John’s Church will be transformed into a winter wonderland – with Christmas trees and decorations – for this one-day Christmas market. Come down to pick up some perfect Christmas presents for your nearest and dearest; there will be a wide range of stalls selling a lovely assortment of wares.

Entrance costs £1 for adults, children go free.


Gigs & Club Nights
Various locations in Notting Hill
Check out the following venues which hold regular concerts, comedy and club nights plus other events – latest listings on their websites:



Notting Hill Mayfest
Annual arts festival taking place in mid- to late-May each year offering a very varied programme, including music, opera, theatre, dance, lectures, film and much more. Full details on the Notting Hill Mayfest website.


Notting Hill Carnival
The Carnival takes place over the last weekend of August – of course! See our dedicated Notting Hill Carnival page.


Portobello Film Festival
This independent film festival showcases a very wide variety of films, based around a different theme this year. All screenings are completely free. More details on their website: Portobello Film Festival.

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