With Hallowe’en behind us and the countdown to Christmas well on the way we have come up with a list of the best events taking place around the city to tide you over until you can justify sticking on the Christmas jumper and having the festive tunes blasting from the car radio on the morning commute
1 Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement | 7-18 November
Echo Echo Studios go all out again this month with their fantastic showcase of events, demonstrations and activities for all ages over eleven days. Take in a selection of shows from some of the best dancers, composers and producers about or take part in The Dance Picnic and show off your own movies and bring along some sandwiches and cake for that much needed energy!
2 Guildhall Craft Fair | 10 – 12 November
Back for the 23rd year in the city The Guildhall Craft Fair offers a unique Christmas shopping experience to get you into the festive spirit. With over 40 local handmade crafters to choose from including ceramic, leather, glass and jewellery products, many of whom are taking part for this first time. With a new dedicated food fayre this is an event not to be missed!
3 Film Makers Exhibition | 14 November
Providing insight into past and present production methods in a celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present, six contemporary makers were invited to produce new work in response to historic footage from the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive. Visitors will encounter commissioned works by Sharon Adams, Sheena Devitt, Alison Fitzgerald, Nicola Gates, Ronan Lowery and Peter Surginor.
4 Foyle Film Festival | 17 – 26 November
Come to the Walled City for an annual celebration of independent films, acclaimed feature-length movies and documentaries. Throughout the years The Foyle Film Festival has played host to many high profile figures within the industry and this year should be no different as we saw the likes of Brendan Gleeson, Danny Boyle and Ray Winstone who knows who might show up this year! There are even events for a younger audience as the festival hosts a standalone education programme targeting local schools and colleges and helping budding directors/producers and film stars learn more about the industry!
5 Switching On Of The Christmas Lights | 23 November
Stick on your favourite (worst) Christmas Jumper and brace yourself as Santa Claus comes to town to turn on the Christmas lights at the Guildhall!
6 Spain & Portugal Night at Browns Bonds Hill | 24 November
Celebrate Black Friday with Brown’s Bonds Hill with the brilliant Spain & Portugal dinner and wine night. Join general manager and sommelier Chris Thompson as he transports you on a delicious journey across Europe with each tantalising course accompanied by the finest of wines.