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Five things to do in London this weekend, November 11-13

From the London Jazz Festival to the Glide at Battersea Power Station, there’s something for everyone this weekend, November 11-13.

With the clocks rolling back and the evenings getting longer, that means November is here.

From the London Jazz Festival to the Glide at Battersea Power Station, there’s something for everyone this weekend, November 11-13.

Saxophone royalty Binker Golding will perform at the Southbank Center this weekend.

London Jazz Festival

Various locations, Cadogan Hall, Southbank Center November 11 to 20 Ticket prices vary

This weekend, venues across the city will be filled with music from the biggest names in jazz as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

The famous festival celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and celebrates its largest programme: 2,000 artists in more than 70 spaces across the capital.

Don’t miss performances this weekend from saxophone royalty Binker Golding at the Southbank Centre, Fatoumata Diawara at the Royal Festival Hall and Ron Carter at Cadogan Hall.

Glide to Battersea Power Station. Credit: Solid Creative Ltd

Slide at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station, Circus Road West, Nine Elms, SW11 8EZ Opening November 11 Tickets: Adults £12 Children £8

Slide at Battersea Power StationLondon’s first riverside ice rink opens to the public this weekend, with three interconnected ice rinks and a 30ft Christmas tree as its centrepiece.

For those looking for a romantic evening or family day out, the ice rink offers festive fun for everyone.

Off the ice there’s plenty to enjoy, including a selection of vintage-style fairground rides, shows, photo booths and a selection of food and drink venues inside the newly refurbished Battersea Power Station.

Broker, one of the films shown at the Korean Film Festival

London Korean Film Festival

Various locations Until November 17 Tickets: from £10

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) returns to cinema screens for its 17th edition this month with the largest program dedicated to Korean cinema outside the country itself.

Festival highlights include Choi Dong-hoon’s “Alienoid,” a special screening of Choi Dong-hoon’s crime comedy “The Thieves,” Jeong Ji-yeon’s psychological thriller “The Anchor,” and the closing film “ The Admiral” by Kim Han-min. : Roaring Currents’ (2014), ‘Hansan: Rising Dragon’ closes the festival.

Winning entry for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022. Credit: Karine Aignerwas

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, SW7 5BD Until July 2, 2023 Tickets: £17

The renowned and celebrated annual wildlife photography contest exhibit returns to the Natural History Museum for its 58th year.

The exhibit features images of the planet’s most extraordinary species captured by professional and amateur photographers.

This year’s winner is American photographer Karine Aignerwas with her remarkable image of a buzzing ball of cactus bees spinning on the hot sand of a Texas ranch.

Lintel from the Temple of King Amenemhat III, Hawara, Egypt, 12th Dynasty, 1855–08 BC. Credit: British Museum

“Hieroglyphs” in the British Museum

British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG Until February 19, 2023 Adult tickets £20

Marking 200 years since the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs, this exhibition takes you through the trials and hard work that preceded, and the revelations that followed, this groundbreaking moment.

With objects loaned from around the world, including “The Enchanted Basin”, a huge black granite sarcophagus, this immersive exhibition will help you discover one of the oldest civilizations in the world.