With reports of the coming month being the chilliest November we’ve possibly ever seen (the end is nigh!), we’re wishing that hibernation was a viable option for all of us... 

Until that joyous time, fortunately, there are plenty of things to tuck into that fit a brief of staying inside at all costs; among them are landmark art exhibitions, annual film festivals, poetry that facilitates a jaunt out of town, and the latest interactive technology experiences.

London Korean Film Festival
Back in its 13th edition, the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) hits the Capital with its annual UK Tour that presents a mixture of UK and International premiers and events across a whole host of strands: Cinema Now, Women’s Voices, Indie Firepower, Contemporary Classics, Artists Video, Animation and Shorts.  

Instead of focusing on a global outlook like previous years, addressing the prevalence of Korea in world media, this year’s festival shines a spotlight on the day-to-day lives and struggles of the people of Korea. Plus, to highlight the festival’s commitment to, rightfully, championing the work of female filmmakers and emerging directors, the Opening and Closing Galas are set to promote the female-led narrative.

The LKFF runs from 1 – 14 November, 2018 in various London locations. Click here for more information. Main image still from 'The Return', courtesy of London Korean Film Festival.

Image courtesy of Google Pixel 3.

Google Pixel 3 Launches 'The Curiosity Rooms'
If you’re yet to consider yourself a Google Pixel 3 phone convert, we’re putting money on this five-week long experience on The Crown Estate at Piccadilly Circus for being the reason that you change your tune. 

The melding of fashion, food, music and art, but in an “unexpected way”, this discovery hub of talks, workshops, podcasts and much more, set over three floors, will ignite exploration and imagination… With guests and experts featuring fashion and interiors doyenne, Laura Jackson, beauty entrepreneur and all-round babe Sharmadean Reid and Scarlett Curtis of Feminists Don't Wear Pink live-recording a podcast, it won't be difficult to see what all the fuss is about! Satiate your curiosity, and put it in your calendar tout de suite...

The Curiosity Rooms runs from 15 November – 16 December at 55 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DY. Click here to find out more.

Image 'The Cellist', 1910, Egon Schiele.

Klimt/ Schiele – Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna 
Marking the centenary of the death of figurative artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele – the icons of early Modernism, recognised for exploring new ideas of subjectivity and the erotic through portraits, allegories and nudes – the Albertina Museum in Vienna joins forces with the Royal Academy of Arts, to transport over 100 works some 1,500 miles to display them, conveniently, right on our doorstep. 

Works to note include Klimt’s sketches for Beethoven Frieze and Schiele’s self-portraits that, apparently, won’t see the light of day again for many years… Consider this a rare can’t-miss opportunity!

Klimt/ Schiele – Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna runs from 4 November 2018 – 3 February 2019 at Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD.

Image credit Pamela Johnson.

Poetry in Aldeburgh
We know that a break away from the city every now and then – be it for a brief 48 hours only – works absolute wonders in allowing us to set refresh and soak up new ideas and inspirations. How good does a weekend of poetry, film and art by the sea sound? Pretty good, right.

Not-for-profit organisation, Poetry in Aldeburgh – set in the quaint Suffolk Coastal area (bliss!) – is your mealticket to getting outta’ town this November. A mere three hours from London by car, this weekend festival, showcasing around 100 poets, artists, filmmakers curated by Poetry School (the UK’s leading provider of poetry education), and poet Paul Stephenson, is to offer educational opportunities for writers and poetry enthusiasts, with readings, workshops, films and more. See you at the seaside!

Poetry in Aldeburgh runs from 2 – 4 November, 2018. Click here for more information.

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