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What’s On In London This Weekend: 2-4 November 2012

Remember, remember, the fifth of November. And the second, third and fourth for that matter, as this whole weekend is packed full of exciting Bonfire Night celebrations. If bright lights and big bangs aren’t your thing however, there’s plenty of fun to be had in the shape of historic cars, ice skating and digital creativity.

Bonfire Night, Various Venues

Marking the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament, Bonfire Night is a traditional celebration that features huge bonfires, seasonal treats  and, of course, spectacular fireworks. London is renowned for hosting some of the UK’s best displays: check out events at Bishops Park, Richmond and Southwark Park, or see more sparkling ideas. Admission ranges from free to £10 depending on the venue. 2-5 Nov

Barbican Weekender: Natural Circuits 

Unleash your creative side with a free weekend of digital-themed workshops, talks and activities at the Barbican. Exploring the combined power of nature and human ideas, this weekend allows you to become a Tweet poet, hack your t-shirt or contribute to a digital museum of memories. 3-4 Nov

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

See 500 automobiles made before 1905 at this spectacular event, which is the world’s longest-running motoring celebration. The cars will depart from Hyde Park Corner at sunrise on Sunday, driving through the centre of London and along a 60 mile route south to the seaside town of Brighton. If you don’t feel like getting up early, Saturday’s Regent Street Motor Show allows you to see all the vehicles – and some of their drivers – up close between 10am-3.30pm. Both events are free. 3-4 Nov

Ice Skating at Canary Wharf and the Natural History Museum

The first of London’s many festive ice rinks open this weekend, and if you’re in the mood for frosty family fun the Natural History Museum (from 2 Nov) and Canary Wharf (from 3 Nov) are both great destinations. Both venues have refreshments available, and this year Canary Wharf also boasts London’s first skate path. Ticket prices and opening times vary. Until Jan

UK Jewish Film Festival, Various Venues

Cinemas around London host many of this prestigious festival’s events, and this weekend kicks off the 16th UK Jewish Film Festival with a wide range of premieres and screenings in the capital. You can see films covering a diverse mix of subjects, ranging from documentaries and hard-hitting wartime dramas to romantic comedies and shorts. See the website for full details and ticket prices. 1-18 Nov