Tower Hamlets Council

Tower Hamlets Events: November Highlights

Back Tower Hamlets Bid for London Borough of Culture

Tower Hamlets is bidding to become London Borough of Culture for both 2019 and 2020.

We need your help to make this happen before the deadline for entries on 1 December, 2017.

You really can make a difference to our chances of winning £1.1m of cultural funding for our borough – creating new jobs and investment, and a year’s worth of cultural events for Tower Hamlets.

All you have to do is pledge your support at and share your views and images of cultural life in Tower Hamlets on social media using the hashtag #ShowTimeTH

We already have the backing of our very own Queen – Tower Hamlets resident Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her portrayal of Her Majesty.

Dame Helen said Tower Hamlets is “the most diverse, interesting, creative, and authentic London community. This very authenticity is what has always attracted artists of all disciplines. It is a hothouse of creativity.”

I’m sure you will agree with Dame Helen that our cultural diversity is our greatest strength. Back the bid and let’s showcase the best of Tower Hamlets to the world and inspire the next generation of creative talent.

John Biggs
Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Events Highlights

Tower Hamlets Arts & Events, Brady Arts Centre, 192 - 196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU
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Below are some highlights for this month, for more arts events in Tower Hamlets visit
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  • Decorating Dissidence   at The Art Pavilion free
  • Decorating Dissidence An Exhibition Exploring Dissident Craft & Decorative Work

    Bringing together contemporary artists across the globe, ‘Decorating Dissidence’ takes craft, decorative arts & design as a starting point to explore how dissident action has been woven into artistic practices often associated with the home & in opposition to the ‘fine arts’.

    We are interested in asking: Can the ... Read more

    see more Visual arts events taking place in and around Tower Hamlets

  • Fireworks   at Victoria Park free
  • Fireworks Reach for the stars… celebrations to go off with a bang this Bonfire Night!

    The Mayor of Tower Hamlets will again be presenting a unique and dazzling free fireworks display in Victoria Park, and this year’s display will be out of this world.

    Organised by the council’s Arts, Parks and Events Team and produced by Walk the ... Read more

    see more Community Events taking place in and around Tower Hamlets

  • Writeidea Festival 2017  at Idea Store Whitechapel free
  • Writeidea Festival 2017The ninth Writeidea Festival, Tower Hamlets Council’s unique free reading festival, will take place at Idea Store Whitechapel over the weekend of 17 - 19 November 2017.

    We have some fantastic speakers again this year including Stella Duffy, Alan Dein, The Gentle Author and Irenosen Okojie. FREE tickets are now available for all the events.

    View and download ... Read more

    see more Literary & spoken word events taking place in and around Tower Hamlets

  • Twistov   at Rich Mix
  • Twistov Twistov is a promenade theatre experience starting at Rich Mix that will take you on a journey through the back streets of Shoreditch.

    A young migrant, Twistov, has gone missing in London. Inspired by Charles Dickens' OLIVER TWIST and the experience of migrant communities currently living in UK cities, TWISTOV explores identity and home and who we become ... Read more

    see more Drama & performance art events taking place in and around Tower Hamlets

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