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!


Silent Film with Organ Accompaniment 
8pm – 9.15pm, 24th October 2015
St John’s Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN
Following three previous silent film showings (which all sold out!), here’s another silent film evening at St John’s Notting Hill which will again be accompanied by the Church’s wonderfully restored organ. With acclaimed film organist Donald MacKenzie (resident organist at the Odeon, Leicester Square) on the organ, this time round The Wind (1928) will be shown – considered to be a masterpiece of the silent film era, the film is famous for its elemental and emotional forces and stars Lilian Gish.

Events in Notting Hill - Silent Film at St John's Notting Hill

A previous Silent Film night at St John’s Notting Hill – Steamboat Bill Jr

Previous screenings have drawn some great comments from attendees, with many remarking on the fantastic atmosphere of the evening and how wonderfully the organ accompanies the film being shown.

Tickets for this event are just £10, and can be booked online where you can also find out more information on the evening and the film itself.

The Notting Hill Bookshop presents…The Shakespeare Sessions: Macbeth
Every Tuesday from 3rd November 2015
The Notting Hill Bookshop, 13 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE

The Notting Hill Bookshop is offering the unique opportunity to read a Shakespeare play alongside detailed discussion led by Shakespeare expert Robert Stagg. The first play to be read is Macbeth: the classic Shakespearean tale of greed, morality and power.

Each session will be led by Robert, a Wolfson Scholar in the Humanities, based in London. He has taught Shakespeare and Renaissance literature at Oxford, London and Southampton universities. He has published in journals including Essays in Criticism, Renaissance Studies, Literature Compass and SPELL, and is currently writing a thesis titled Shakespeare’s Defence of Poetry. He is a consultant dramaturg for Changeling Theatre and an academic adviser to the Shakespeare in Shoreditch festival.

Tickets are £10 per session on a pay-as-you-go basis. The sessions will start on Tuesday 3rd November at 8pm; future sessions will follow every Tuesday. Included in this price will be special guests; a glass of wine; and a copy of the book.

To buy tickets please RSVP to


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.

One Response to Events in Notting Hill

  1. Tony Middleton October 22, 2015 at 7:46 am #

    Hi there,

    We have a weekly show that plays on friday nights in Queensway – just down the road, and wondered if we could get it featured on your website?

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