Movember, Book Week, Comic Con, Bonfire Night ...
ARE JUST SOME OF THIS MONTH'S EVENTS
November is the month between Halloween and Christmas ... but there's still plenty going on! There's Guy Fawkes night, Movember with lots of Mo-Running races, Day of the Dead, Book Week in Scotland, and the Lord Mayor's Show. We finish the month with St Andrew's Day, which is the traditional start of winter festivities in Scotland. By the end of the month, we'll all be looking forward to Christmas parties, and even New Year!
Movember started a few years ago, and has been growing larger and larger each year. It started out as a challenge where men would grow a moustache throughout the month of November, in order to raise awareness and funds for men’s health. Now it’s a full-on, month-long affair with all sorts of events and challenges going on. This year they’re also encouraging people to MOVE every day in Movember as well as growing a moustache, so expect a lot of events going on all over the country.
Everyone loves a good book, don’t they? From Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th November, Book Week Scotland will be encouraging people to hold events, celebrate books, and to read! If you’re in Scotland, expect a lot of events in libraries and public places, as well as children’s events and fancy dress in schools. People are also handing out free books to their friends and neighbours - a fantastic way to get everyone reading!
This November 7th, Wahaca are hosting the Day of the Dead Festival at Tobacco Dock from 1pm to 1am. This festival promises to be twelve spectacular hours of amazing food, music, art and culture celebrating contemporary Mexico, including a wonderful Mexican street food market to keep you going through all the dancing and festivities. Music is provided by headliners The Horrors, with numerous other acts taking part; this is bound to be a Day of the Dead Festival to remember, and we are really looking forward to it.
Comic Con is an amazing event, wherever it’s held. Hot off the heels of its London event in October, Comic Con comes to Birmingham on 21st and 22nd November and we can’t wait! MCM Comic Con is the UK’s number 1 popular culture show and every convention has loads of amazing attractions including photos with stars of your favourite shows, interviews, stalls and (of course) cosplay. This year in Birmingham, Lee Majors, the star of the Six Million Dollar Man, will make his UK Comic Con debut
Friday 13th is unlucky for some, but not for 80s lovers this November! Friday 13th to Monday 16th is the Butlins Ultimate 80s Weekend and we can’t wait! With amazing stars of the ‘80s like T’Pau, Limahl and Pat Sharp as well as several tribute acts, this is bound to be an incredibly fun event for anyone who loves their backcombing, shoulder pads and leg warmers - male and female!
Who can believe it's been twenty-five years since the start of the '90s? It seems like only yesterday we were all going to non-stop raves, nodding along to brit-pop and indie, blowing our whistles to that tuneless techno stuff. Remember the massive war between Blur and Oasis? It seemed so serious at the time, didn't it! Butlins excel at nostalgic weekends, and with 90s Reloaded on 20th November they're not holding back. Acts include A1, East 17, Livin' Joy and Chicane, as well as appearances by Toby Anstis and Dave Pearce. We can't wait.
This year Bonfire Night falls on a Thursday, which to us sounds like an excuse for an all-weekend party! Characterised by fancy dress parades, bonfires and fireworks, Bonfire Night - or Guy Fawkes Night - is a longstanding British tradition that everyone loves. Whether you’re attending a large, organised fireworks display, or having your own bonfire at home with a few catherine wheels and sparklers, it’s a great excuse to put on a brilliant fancy dress costume and have fun with family and friends.