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

Easter Eggscursion
5th April – 21st April 2014 (Closed Monday 7th & Monday 14th April)
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 2 Colville Mews, W11 2AR

An Easter egg hunt amongst the Museum of Brands’ exhibits! More details on our blog: Easter Eggscursion at Notting Hill’s Museum of Brands.

A Night in Paris!
7.30pm, 25th April 2014
L’Epicerie, 273 Portobello Road, W11 1LR

Hot on the heels of a super-successful Mexican pop up event in March, food stylist and pop-up restaurant guru Marlene Dulery returns with a Parisian-themed evening in the heart of Notting Hill! This time round you can enjoy a four course meal plus an exciting evening of entertainment, including legendary French singer Sacha Distilled and cancan dancers! There’ll even be a Montmartre-style cartoonist, Jean Duverdier for the full Paris experience. The menu for the evening will be canapés of mini bouchées à la reine; frogs legs/onion soup; Bœuf Bourguignon with gratin Dauphinois; baked camembert; and profiteroles. The ticket price also includes a glass of champagne on arrival and a glass of wine during the meal.

Tickets cost £30 + booking fee and can be bought online.

Welcome to the Material Mind
25th April – 1st May 2014
Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road, W2 5EU

For more details, please see our blog: Welcome to the Material Mind exhibition at Great Western Studios, 25th April – 1st May.

Cooking with Mama: Carnival – Brazilian Street Food with Mama Roberta
6.30pm – 9pm, Saturday 26th April 2014
Book and Kitchen, 31 All Saints Road, W11 1HE

Book and Kitchen teams up with Cooking with Mama and Mama Roberta for the fourth supper club of Spring 2014, featuring Mama Roberta’s favourite snack picks from all over Brazil. Tickets cost £25 for early birds (until 10th April), £30 after. See www.bookandkitchen.com/ai1ec_event/brazilian-street-food/ to book and for more details.

Grub Club – Fab Cuisine
7.30pm, Thursday 1st May 2014
Secret Location in West London

Chef Fabrice Meier will be bringing his highly acclaimed ‘Fab Cuisine’ pop up event to West London in May, offering up the first spring menu of the season. Run with fellow foodies Antonia and Katrina, this time round they’ll be joined by culinary mastermind Seb to present you with a very special six course menu.

I attended the last Fab Cuisine event (held in March), and really enjoyed the fantastically fun night and its wonderful food – see my review here: Review: Fab Cuisine – a Grub Club event.

Tickets for May’s event cost £39 and can be booked online where you can also find out more details of the night and the menu. It’s BYOB – you will be emailed suggestions of wines to bring a week before.

Reassuring Expensive: Classic Beer Advertising with Pete Brown
7pm, Friday 16th May 2014
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 2 Colville Mews, W11 2AR
Website:
www.museumofbrands.com
Beer writer and advertising guru Pete Brown will be presenting an evening talk on classic beer advertising, part of the Museums at Night event. Pete will present and discuss a show reel of cleverly crafted adverts, examining how big breweries have us reaching for their particular tipple.

As Beer Writer of the Year 2009 and 2012, Pete knows his stuff! He’s also written five books on beer and cider, and worked with Stella Artois to craft their Reassuringly Expensive campaign.

Attendees will also be able to visit the museum before and after the talk, where you can see over 12,000 items from the Victorian period up to the present day.

A well stocked cash-bar will also be present for those who develop a thirst during the talk!

Tickets cost £10 and can be booked online.

The Smoking Gun: Talking Tobacco with Robert Opie
7pm, Friday 16th May 2014
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, 2 Colville Mews, W11 2AR
Website:
www.museumofbrands.com
As part of the Museums at Night event, consumer historian Robert Opie will be giving a talk on the story of cigarettes – their rise and fall, their promotion and packaging, and their art and culture. Using items from his extensive collection, Robert will tell this story and select moments from the Throwaway History DVD.

As part of Culture 24’s Museums at Night, visitors will be granted access to the Museum before and after Robert’s talk.

Tickets for the talk cost £10 and can be booked online.

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:
Notting Hill Arts Club (21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ)
The Cobden (170 Kensal Road, W10 5BN)
The Tabernacle (35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, W11 2AY)
Blagclub Notting Hill (68 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3HT)

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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