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Essential events for London actors 1–15 November

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Photo Source: HBO. Pictured – Kit Harington + Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones

The clocks have gone back but there’s no need for us to go back inside, shut the door, hunker down under the duvet, and not come out again until spring. No! There’s plenty of fun stuff for acting types to get involved with this November, from career opportunities to networking to showing off your musical knowledge. Winter is here, so embrace it! 

Winter is Coming
If you’ve been in mourning since it ended earlier this year, fear not: the British Film Institute (BFI) is getting over-excited about Game of Thrones all over again on 18 November. Ticket-holders are being offered never-seen-before features and an “in-depth panel discussion with both on- and off-screen talent.” So, if you’re a fan of all things Westeros, this one is for you! (£12.50)

READ: Why Emilia Clarke Is an Inspiration for Actors Everywhere

Enter the Rehearsal Room
Gain great insights into how a premium theatre production is prepared on 8 November at the National Theatre. Members of Hansard’s understudy company will join Associate Director Emily Burns as they reveal how sections of the text were approached in rehearsals. And the following week, leading actors Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan will be on hand to discuss their starring roles. An insider’s look at a top production. (Tickets £12/£9)

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Quiz it up
The recently relaunched Phoenix Club underneath Charing Cross Road’s Phoenix Theatre is definitely worth checking out. On 4 November, the Sondheim Society is hosting a musical theatre cabaret quiz, the brilliantly named Quizn’t It Rich. Part cabaret, part quiz and all musical-related winners receive theatrical goodies, cash, and a print signed by Mr Sondheim himself! (£15)

Tweet to win
Monday 11 November is the deadline for this month’s Tweetapitch Competition for the We The Peoples Film Festival. The premise is simple: tweet an idea for a short film based on the Festival’s designated subjects. They’ll choose the finalists and on 23 November a winner, who gets £500 and a BFI premiere, will be chosen. (Free)  

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Rockets, Catherine Wheels, and Sparklers
5 November is Bonfire Night and London never likes to deprive itself when it comes to a bit of boom and bang. Top of the list is the fireworks fest at Alexandra Palace on 1 November, which is all set to a soundtrack curated by DJ Rob Da Bank. If you’re more a south-of-the-river type then try Crystal Palace’s pyrotechnics on 2 November. (Tickets from £11)

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