November is a great month to be out and about. There are still some great autumn colours out there, plus Christmas lights and festive ice rinks and even the start of Christmas Markets (apologies to my southern hemisphere readers, but you’ve got spring flowers and the promise of summer).
Here are some enticing events happening this month.
Vivian Maier, Street Photographer
A retrospective featuring photographic work from the 1950s to 1980s in both black-and-white and colour, as well as films. I missed all of the previous exhibitions of her work – I must get to this one!
Foam Photography Museum, 7 November 2014 – 28 January 2015
World Press Photo Exhibition
6 November 5 – 8 December 8 2014, CCCB, Barcelona
Annual exhibition of photojournalism.
Sad Christmas – an exhibition about Christmas in wartime, with a spacial emphasis on World War I.
Museum der Kulturen, Basel, November 13 2014 – January 11 2015
BELFAST, Northern Ireland
C. S. Lewis Festival, 20-23 November
-expect talks on the man himself, creative workshops, a bust tour of C.S.Lewis-related places, tips on writing for children and much more. Most events are free but you need to book. The bus tour costs £3 each.
Wrap up warm and get skating on the Frog Pond in America’s oldest public park.
Boston Common, mid-November 2014 – mid-March 2015
Poppies at the Tower of London -if you rush you can still see some of the poppies as they are being removed gradually over a 2 week period, staring 12 November, to be sent to their new homes. A small area will stay in place a little longer, before going on tour around the UK.
Christmas Lights on Oxford Street
The Christmas lights and magnificent shop window displays were unveiled on 6 November
In and Out of Space
An outdoor photographic exhibition on a facade on Piccadilly- photos by Charlotte Colbert and organised by Gazelli House. Slightly spooky and well worth a look, you can take a stroll past as a break from Christmas shopping perhaps. Free.
Brick 2014: Built for Lego Fans
Excel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London. 27-30 November. £16.75 – £42.
29th Madrid Jazz Festival
6 November – 2 December 2014
This Festival brings music from more than ten countries to Madrid, with 46 concerts from famous jazz names like Patti Smith, Silvia Pérez Cruz, Paquito D’Rivera, Incógnito, Martirio and Omar Sosa. The three main venues are the Teatro Fernán Gómez, Teatro Circo Price and Centro Conde Duque.
14 November – 21 December
Manchester puts on one of my favourite Christmas markets, but I’ll feature some more from around Europe in my December highlights.
Horror film festival, November 13 – 16, 2014
The competitive NYC Horror Film Festival (NYCHFF) shows short and full-length films at Tribeca Cinemas.
Macy’s 88th Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 27, 2014 (9 a.m.)
The parade travels down Central Park West from 77th Street to Columbus Circle along Central Park South to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 34th Street and along 34th Street to Macy’s Herald Square (34th Street). Free.
Winogrand (1928–1984) is undeniably a master of American street photography. This large exhibition, the first retrospective of his work in around 25 years, is not to be missed; it contains a number of well known works from various collections, along with many that have never seen before. Some of the new works are printed in accordance with Winogrand’s marked contact sheets, others were never even reviewed by the photographer who had amassed a huge backlog of negatives. I visited last week and can’t recommend this highly enough – book ahead if you can, as the queues are long!
14 October 2014 – 8 February 2015, Jeu de Paume, Paris. Entrance 10€