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Things to do today in London: Saturday November 9 2019

Things to do today in London: Saturday November 9 2019
Photograph courtesy of Tottenham Literature Festival 2019

This weekend might be a chilly one, but these five events will bring some heat to your Saturday. Catch The Lord Mayor’s Show where carriages, dancers and marching bands take over the streets of London or see world-famous poets and authors talk at the tail end of Tottenham Literature Festival.  

1. The Lord Mayor’s Show

It’s the big one. One of London’s oldest events is turning 804(!) this year. See cadets, carriages, floats and marching bands moving through the streets. 
Procession
 starts at Mansion House. Mansion House tube. Sat Nov 9. Free. 

2. Borders and Boundaries

Mark 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall at this film series exploring how borders have shaped people’s lives across the world.
Barbican Cinema. 
Barbican tube. Until Nov 27. From £12. 

3. Winter Drum & Bass Market

Browse through exclusive tracks and rare finds from the best independent jungle and drum ’n’ bass record labels. 
House of Vans. Waterloo tube. Sat Nov 9. Free entry. 

4. Tottenham Literature Festival 2019

Don’t miss the last day of N17’s festival of words. There’ll be poet talks, author panels, workshops, film screenings and a book market on offer.
Bernie Grants Art Centre
. Seven Sisters tube. Until Sat Nov 9. Prices vary. 

5. Fat Positive Clothes Swap

Roll up those sleeves and get busy swapping. Trade plus-sized old clobber and take home someone else’s pre-loved garms at this swap shop. 
Deptford Methodist Church
. Deptford rail. Sat Nov 9. £2-£5 suggested donation. 

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