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!

UPCOMING EVENTS IN NOTTING HILL

Good Food Good Health
6pm – 8.30pm, Thursday 30th October 2014
Books for Cooks, Blenheim Crescent, W11 1NN
Website: www.goodfood-goodhealth.co.uk
An evening of food and drink where you can sample some of the recipes of Good Food Good Health by Fatima Patel. The book was one of The People’s Book Prize Finalists (Summer 2014 – see here for more details) and has been said to be “one of the best cookery books I’ve seen in a while. No fuss, just straightforward, delicious, healthy recipes. Incredibly impressed with the finished product as well“. Signed copies of the book will also be available on the night. Places are limited, so please RSVP to marc@mediscript.ltd.uk.

Pop Up ScreensPop Up Screens – Halloween
30th October – 2nd November 2014
20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA
Website: www.popupscreens.co.uk
Screening eight spooky films for Halloween as part of an immersive film experience! Find out more: Pop Up Screens returns to Notting Hill this Halloween.

Aspect Foundation for Music and Arts – Prague: Czech Romantics
7.30pm, 5th November 2014
20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA
Website: www.aspectfoundation.net

Events in Notting Hill - Fine Cell Work Christmas EmporiumFine Cell Work Christmas Emporium
10am – 4pm, 27th November 2014
20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA
Website: www.finecellwork.co.uk
A one-day sale hosted by Fine Cell Work of beautiful, hand-made home furnishings and accessories – from sweet smelling lavender bags and hand sewn pin cushions, to stitched wall hangings, contemporary and traditional cushions, quilts, decorations and much more. Prices of items start from £10; entrance is free. Come down and get some new accessories for your home for the festive season, or pick up some Christmas gifts!

Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise training prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework that encourages hope, discipline and self esteem, as well as giving prisoners confidence upon leaving prison and the financial means to stop offending. Prison stitchers spend an average of 20 hours per week doing embroidery in their cells, whilst the highest earners stitch for as long as 40 hours; their earnings from stitching nurtures a work ethic and a sense of independence. Fine Cell Work is done in 24 prisons with 450 prisoners each year and 97% of the stitchers are men. Prisoners earn 37% of each sale, whilst the rest is reinvested into training workshops, materials and Fine Cell Work’s development. Products in the past have sold internationally and to top interior designers such as William Yeoward and Nina Campbell, whilst works have also been commissioned by leading heritage organisations such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Trust and English Heritage.

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

ONGOING/REGULAR EVENTS IN NOTTING HILL

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:

ANNUAL EVENTS IN NOTTING HILL

MAY

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.

AUGUST

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

SEPTEMBER

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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