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September in London 2013
Last night of the Proms
BBC Proms In The Park
The Great River Race
A Midsummer Night's Dream
ITU World Triathlon Finals
Kew the Movies
Kings Place Festival
Vauxhall Fashion Scout
London Fashion Week
Colourscape Music Festival, Clapham Common
Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival
100% Design
Great Gorilla Run
Nicola Benedetti, Royal Albert Hall
Real Food Festival
NFL International Series
Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival
London Duathlon, Richmond Park
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
American Lulu, The Young Vic
Scotch Egg Challenge
Australia
Mira Schendel
Scotch Egg Challenge
Raindance Film Festival
Pearls at the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Duchess Theatre
Unity: a concert for Stephen Lawrence, 29th September 2013
The Light Princess
Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre
Manic Street Preachers
Jonathan Yeo: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
Jonathan Yeo: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery
Oliver Jeffers: Nothing To See Here
Stratford Rising Festival
The Tiger Lillies: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas
The London Design Festival, Endless Stair at Tate Modern
Deloitte Ignite 2013: Verdi/Wagner (200)
Tri Together
The Lyons, Menier Chocolate Factory
Bermondsey Street Festival, Shortwave Cinema
London Mela
World Cup Qualifier: England v Moldova, Wembley Stadium
Barking In Essex, Wyndham's Theatre
Night Contact Festival
Beethoven's Ninth, Royal Albert Hall
From Here To Eternity, Shaftesbury Theatre
Angel Canal Festival
Floating Cinema, Angel Canal Festival
Liberty Festival
Endless Stair at Tate Modern
London Fashion Weekend
Jake Bugg, iTunes Festival
Primal Scream, iTunes Festival
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
Fleetwood Mac
Hysteria
Palace to Palace Bike Ride
ZooNation: Unplugged
National Paralympic Day
Much Ado About Nothing, Old Vic Theatre
The Herd, Bush Theatre
London Mela
Mayor's Thames Festival
Mayor's Thames Festival
Mayor's Thames Festival
Designers in Residence, Design Museum
Designers in Residence, Design Museum
Nigel Kennedy plays BBC Proms In The Park
Inside Wagner's Head
A Journey Through London's Subculture: 1980s To Now
Thinking with the Body, Wellcome Collection
The Lightning Child, Shakespeare's Globe
Belarus Free Theatre: King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe
Run to the Beat
 

 

The Commitments musical makes its world premiere in London this September while The London Design Festival, 100% Design and London Fashion Week all return to the city. Open House Weekend gives nosy Londoners the chance to look inside some of the city's private buildings. And top chefs work their magic on the humble British snack at the Scotch Egg Challenge.

 
 

London Mela

A large celebration of Asian music and culture.

London Mela London Mela London Mela The London Mela in Gunnersbury Park is a wonderful celebration of Asian music and culture which always draws a big crowd - 80,000 visitors attended last year - with its line-up of British Asian music, Bollywood figures and traditional and classical performances. Entertainment is spread over nine zones, all showcasing different types of music with urban, classical and experimental music, DJs, circus and comedy as well as dance, arts and a Magic Mela family area. There will also be a fun fair and hundreds of stalls selling food and crafts, all of which makes the London Mela a magnet for a multitude of Londoners out for a good time.
2014-08-312014-08-31 Where:
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London London, W3 8LQ
Category: Exhibitions

Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ

Tube: Acton Town Station

 

Dates: 31st August 2014

 

The London Mela in Gunnersbury Park is a wonderful celebration of Asian music and culture which always draws a big crowd of 55,000 visitors with its line-up of British Asian music, Bollywood figures and traditional and classical performances. Entertainment is spread over nine zones, all showcasing different types of music with urban, classical and experimental music, DJs, circus and comedy as well as dance, arts and a children's play area. Artists on this year's bill include Sufi songstress Harshdeep Kaur, Punjabi singer AS Kang, Bally Sagoo who makes his debut London Mela performance, BBC Asian Network DJs, and the Philharmonia Orchestra who perform with with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan. There will also be a fun fair and hundreds of stalls selling food and handicrafts plus a new sports area, all of which makes the London Mela a magnet for a multitude of Londoners out for a good time.

 
 
 

Tri Together

A series of triathlons that are open to people of all ages and abilities.

Tri Together Tri Together The award-winning series of triathlons for people of all ages and abilities returns to London in August, raising money to support Leonard Cheshire Disability. All Tri Together events are open to disabled and non-disabled people, to complete beginners to the seasoned swim, bike and runner. Participants start with an indoor 400 metre swim, followed by a 15km cycle through the leafy surrounds of Crystal Palace Park and a 5k run finishing in the Jubilee Stadium. There are junior races open to those aged 8 and over and senior races, and competitors may take part on their own, in relay teams of two's or three's.
2014-08-312014-08-31 Where:
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, Anerley Hill, London London, SE19 2BB
Category: Sporting Events

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, Anerley Hill, London, SE19 2BB

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 

Dates: 31st August 2014

 

The award-winning series of triathlons for people of all ages and abilities returns to London in September, raising money to support Leonard Cheshire Disability. All Tri Together events are open to disabled and non-disabled people, to complete beginners to the seasoned swim, bike and runner. There are junior and senior races, while competitors may take part on their own, in relay teams of twos or threes. For more information please visit www.lcdisability.org/tritogether.

 
 
 

Angel Canal Festival

Free family festival featuring canal side entertainment and The Floating Cinema.

Angel Canal Festival Angel Canal Festival The annual one-day Angel Canal Festival is based around the City Road Lock on the peaceful Regent's Canal in Islington and features all sorts of attractions and events for the whole family. Attractions include a children's fun fair, boat trips, regatta, live music, street theatre, a boat rally and The Floating Cinema. With 80 stalls and gazebos arranged along the towpath, there's plenty to choose from - expect to find stalls selling anything from crafts, books, jewellery, food and drink, etc. As well as local businesses, there are a variety of local and national charities on site to raise awareness for their respective causes and to provide entertainment. The festival will be opened, as it is each year, by the Major of Islington, who arrives by boat from the London Canal Museum and gives a welcome speech before starting the Bell-Boat Race in the City Road Basin at 1pm. Summer may be winding down but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a family day out by the canal.
2014-09-072014-09-07 Where:
City Road Basin, London London, N1 8GJ
Category: Exhibitions

City Road Basin, , Islington, London, N1 8GJ

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: Sunday 7th September 2014

 

The annual one-day Angel Canal Festival is based around the City Road Lock on the peaceful Regent's Canal in Islington and features all sorts of attractions and events for the whole family. Attractions include a children's fun fair, boat trips, regatta, live music, street theatre, a boat rally and The Floating Cinema. With 80 stalls and gazebos arranged along the towpath, there's plenty to choose from - expect to find stalls selling anything from crafts, books, jewellery, food and drink, etc. As well as local businesses, there are a variety of local and national charities on site to raise awareness for their respective causes and to provide entertainment. The festival will be opened, as it is each year, by the Major of Islington, who arrives by boat from the London Canal Museum and gives a welcome speech before starting the Bell-Boat Race in the City Road Basin at 1pm. Summer may be winding down but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a family day out by the canal.

 
 
 

iTunes Festival

Free concerts performed every night at London's Roundhouse in September.

iTunes Festival iTunes Festival iTunes Festival Free concerts every night of the month in September, the iTunes Festival gives those lucky enough to get tickets access to the biggest pop and rock stars without paying a penny. In 2014 names like Elbow, Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams and Kylie Minogue, The Script, Blondie, and Rudimental have all been lined up to play the festival at London's iconic Roundhouse in Camden. There's something for everyone with outfits such as First Aid Kit, David Gray, and Lenny Kravitz along with Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, DJ David Guetta and one of the industry's newest stars, Sam Smith all playing headline shows. To get free tickets for these intimate gigs you must enter a competition through the iTunes store. Alternatively, all performances can be watched live or on-demand on Apple devices and via iTunes.
2014-09-012014-09-30 Where:
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London London, NW1 8EH
Category: Concerts

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 

Dates: 1st to 30th September 2014

 

Lady Gaga, Jessie J, Justin Timberlake and Thirty Seconds to Mars are among the headliners at the 2013 iTunes Festival which takes place every night in September at London's iconic Roundhouse in Camden. Phoenix, Jake Bugg, Jack Johnson and Primal Scream are also among the top acts at the free festival which features over 60 performers. To get free tickets for these intimate gigs you must enter a competition by going to the festival's official website, Facebook page or download the app for up-to-date additions to the line-up. Alternatively, all performances can be watched live or on-demand on Apple devices and via iTunes. The annual event has, in the past, featured some stellar acts, including Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Adele, Jack White, Oasis, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris to name but a few.

 
 
 

Inside Wagner's Head

Simon Callow attempts to show what Wagner was actually like.

Inside Wagner's Head Inside Wagner's Head The many truths and myths surrounding Richard Wagner are explored in this one-man show in which Olivier award winning actor Simon Callow plays the German composer. Specially commissioned for the Deloitte Ignite festival, curated by Stephen Fry this year, the play attempts to show what Wagner was actually like, and what it was like to be around him. Wagner was a mass of contradictions: a sublime visionary and a petty anti-Semite, a political radical but dependent on dukes and princes, irritating yet charismatic to the point of commanding absolute devotion. Inside Wagner's Head, staged in the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, explores the life and legacy of Wagner in the composer's bicentenary year.
2013-09-062013-09-29 Where:
Linbury Studio Theatre, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Theatre

Linbury Studio Theatre, Bow Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 06th - 29th September 2013

 

The many truths and myths surrounding Richard Wagner are explored in this one-man show in which Olivier award winning actor Simon Callow plays the German composer. Specially commissioned for the Deloitte Ignite festival, curated by Stephen Fry this year, the play attempts to show what Wagner was actually like, and what it was like to be around him. Wagner was a mass of contradictions: a sublime visionary and a petty anti-Semite, a political radical but dependent on dukes and princes, irritating yet charismatic to the point of commanding absolute devotion. Inside Wagner's Head, staged in the Linbury Studio Theatre of the Royal Opera House, explores the life and legacy of Wagner in the composer's bicentenary year.

 
 
 

Designers in Residence

The culmination of a year long programme which supports up and coming designers.

Designers in Residence Designers in Residence Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures up-and-coming designers. The show includes specially created new work from the year's finalists and is backed by a series of events and talks, offering visitors the chance to meet the designers while giving them a test-bed for new ideas.
2014-09-102015-01-04 Where:
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London London, SE1 2YD
Category: Exhibitions

Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London, SE1 2YD

Tube: Tower Hill Station

 

Dates: 10th September 2014 to 4th January 2015

 

Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. The 2013 Designers in Residence - Adam Nathaniel Furman, Eunhee Jo, Chloe Meineck and Thomas Thwaites - were selected through an open call in response to a brief to create a piece of work based on the theme of 'identity'. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures up-and-coming designers. The exhibition includes specially created new work from the four finalists and is backed by a series of events and talks, offering visitors the chance to meet the designers while giving them a test-bed for new ideas.

 
 
 

The Tiger Lillies: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The 3-piece perform macabre music hall inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem.

The Tiger Lillies: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The Tiger Lillies: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner The 'godfathers of alternative cabaret', The Tiger Lillies, present their own unique repackaging of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Neighbourhood. The band's take on Coleridge's well-known tale translates into 25 songs enhanced by large-scale virtual sets designed by Mark Holthusen. After a hit run of Hamlet at the Southbank Centre in 2012, the band - who are 'unique, unapologetically offensive [and] raucously funny.' (The Independent) - return with another adaptation of a macabre classic. "Think music hall performed by the undead", says Matt Trueman in The Telegraph.
2013-09-052013-09-08 Where:
Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Concerts

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 05th - 08th September 2013

 

The 'godfathers of alternative cabaret', The Tiger Lillies, present their own unique repackaging of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Neighbourhood. The band's take on Coleridge's well-known tale translates into 25 songs enhanced by large-scale virtual sets designed by Mark Holthusen. After a hit run of Hamlet at the Southbank Centre in 2012, the band - who are "unique, unapologetically offensive [and] raucously funny" (The Independent) - return with another adaptation of a macabre classic. "Think music hall performed by the undead", says Matt Trueman in The Telegraph.

 
 
 

The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas

A dark morality tale about "capitalism, greed and individualism" is directed by Vicky Featherstone at the Royal Court.

The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas Dennis Kelly, writer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical, makes his debut at Royal Court Theatre this autumn with The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas. This will be the first production directed by Vicky Featherstone, the Royal Court's new artistic director, who describes it as a dark morality tale about "capitalism, greed and individualism". The central character is a man born in the 1970s who "is offered a chance to be really successful", she told The Guardian. "The play asks, if we pursue that, what happens when all those promises collapse?" Kelly's other credits includes The Gods Weep for the RSC at Hampstead Theatre, and Orphans at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while recent television scripts include Pulling on BBC 3 and the six part Channel 4 series, Utopia.


2013-09-052013-10-19 Where:
Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London London, SW1W 8AS
Category: Theatre

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8AS

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 

Dates: 05th September - 19th October 2013

 

Dennis Kelly, writer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda the Musical, makes his debut at Royal Court Theatre this autumn with The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas. This will be the first production directed by Vicky Featherstone, the Royal Court's new artistic director, who describes it as a dark morality tale about "capitalism, greed and individualism". The central character is a man born in the 1970s who "is offered a chance to be really successful", she told The Guardian. "The play asks, if we pursue that, what happens when all those promises collapse?" Kelly's other credits includes The Gods Weep for the RSC at Hampstead Theatre, and Orphans at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival while recent television scripts include Pulling on BBC 3 and the six part Channel 4 series, Utopia.

 
 
 

Hysteria

Antony Sher plays Sigmund Freud at the Hampstead Theatre.

Hysteria Hysteria Terry Johnson directs his own play, Hysteria, at the Hampstead Theatre, with Antony Sher playing the role of Sigmund Freud in the imagined meeting between the famous founder of psychoanalysis and Salvador Dali. In this hilarious and insightful farce Freud's radical revision of his theories of hysteria are under the spotlight when Salvador Dali turns up disturbs Freud's peace retirement in Swiss Cottage. A remounting of the critically acclaimed Theatre Royal Bath production staged last year, Hysteria features double Olivier Award winner Antony Sher who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and won his first Olivier there for his performance as Richard III. Writer-director Terry Johnson recently directed the sell-out hits Old Money starring Maureen Lipman and David Mamet's Race at Hampstead.
2013-09-052013-10-12 Where:
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London London, NW3 3EU
Category: Theatre

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3EU

Tube: Swiss Cottage Station

 

Dates: 05th September - 12th October 2013

 

Terry Johnson directs his own play, Hysteria, at the Hampstead Theatre, with Antony Sher playing the role of Sigmund Freud in the imagined meeting between the famous founder of psychoanalysis and Salvador Dali. In this hilarious and insightful farce Freud's radical revision of his theories of hysteria are under the spotlight when Salvador Dali turns up disturbs Freud's peace retirement in Swiss Cottage. A remounting of the critically acclaimed Theatre Royal Bath production staged last year, Hysteria features double Olivier Award winner Antony Sher who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982 and won his first Olivier there for his performance as Richard III. Writer-director Terry Johnson recently directed the sell-out hits Old Money starring Maureen Lipman and David Mamet's Race at Hampstead.

 
 
 

World Cup Qualifier: England v Moldova

A strong win is expected of England in this qualifier.

World Cup Qualifier: England v Moldova World Cup Qualifier: England v Moldova Anything less than a firm Friday night thrashing at Wembley would be disappointing for Roy Hodgson's England, who beat lowly Moldova 5-0 in their away fixture back in September 2012. In fact, the only thing which should keep the goal tally down is the fact that England play Group H main rivals Ukraine four days later in Kiev.
2013-09-062013-09-06 Where:
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London London, HA9 0WS
Category: Sporting Events

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 

Dates: 06th September 2013

 

Anything less than a firm Friday night thrashing at Wembley would be disappointing for Roy Hodgson's England, who beat lowly Moldova 5-0 in their away fixture back in September 2012. In fact, the only thing which should keep the goal tally down is the fact that England play Group H main rivals Ukraine four days later in Kiev.

 
 
 

Barking In Essex

Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes star in Clive Exton's black comedy.

Barking In Essex Barking In Essex Rubber-faced comedian Lee Evans and well known actress Sheila Hancock star in Barking in Essex, Clive Exton's black comedy which tells the story of notorious gangster Algie Packer who is finally coming home after seven years in the clink. The quality cast and crew behind the production includes Evans playing the hapless, dim-witted Darnley, Sheila Hancock as Emmie, his fearsome mother, and Keeley Hawes, best known for her TV roles as Zoe Reynolds in Spooks, plays perma-tanned Chrissie Packer. There's expected to be high demand for tickets for the show which previews from the 6th September 2013 at Wyndham's Theatre. Don't miss out, book tickets for Barking is Essex now. Clive Exton, one of Britain's foremost television dramatists, known for his adaptations of Jeeves and Wooster and the Poirot mysteries, wrote Barking in Essex in 2005, two years before he died.

*Contains bad language, not suitable for ages below 16.
2013-09-062014-01-04 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London London, WC2H 0DA
Category: Theatre

Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0DA

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 06th September - 04th January 2014

 

Rubber-faced comedian Lee Evans and well known actress Sheila Hancock star in Barking in Essex, Clive Exton's black comedy which tells the story of notorious gangster Algie Packer who is finally coming home after seven years in the clink. The quality cast and crew behind the production, with Evans playing the hapless, dim-witted Darnley and Sheila Hancock as Emmie, his fearsome mother, means there will be high demand for tickets for the show which previews from the 6th September 2013 at Wyndham's Theatre. Clive Exton, one of Britain's foremost television dramatists, known for his adaptations of Jeeves and Wooster and the Poirot mysteries, wrote Barking in Essex in 2005, two years before he died. Don't miss out, book tickets for Barking is Essex now. *Contains bad language, not suitable for ages below 16.

 
 
 

Mayor's Thames Festival

A major carnival celebrates the river that runs through London.

 

There's a change to the Mayor's Thames Festival this year with the event covering ten days instead of one weekend. In place of the night carnival and fireworks finale there will be events bringing the festival back to its original focus - the Thames, the main waterway which winds its way through the heart of the city. Highlights include '1513: A Ships' Opera', an opera performed by a fleet of historic vessels which finishes with dazzling finale, a one-off spectacular nighttime opera, staged in the waters at Tower Bridge. At All Hallows by the Tower, the oldest church in the City of London, you'll see a twelve-foot boat festooned with ornamental flowers and trinkets, artist Hew Locke's memorial to those who have lost their lives on the river and at sea. Other highlights include a 600-voice children's choir performing songs inspired by Henry VIII's connections with the Thames, a deluxe river cruise with darkly comic commentary, and riverside screenings of 125 short films. Added to these are art, music and educational events both on the water and along its banks and bridges - much of which is free - at various riverside locations from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and beyond.

 
 
 

Deloitte Ignite 2013: Verdi/Wagner (200)

Stephen Fry curates the festival marking anniversaries of Verdi and Wagner at the Royal Opera House.

Deloitte Ignite 2013: Verdi/Wagner (200) Deloitte Ignite 2013: Verdi/Wagner (200) The actor, writer, presenter and life-long opera aficionado Stephen Fry curates a specially elongated 2013 Deloitte Ignite series in association with the Royal Opera House this September. Entitled Verdi/Wagner (200), the festival will celebrate the joint bicentenary of musical maestros Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner by exploring the two composers and their music in innovative and creative ways. A range of largely free events - from dance and music to film and workshops - includes a unique installation in Covent Garden Piazza by award-winning costume designer Es Devlin (a zoetrope using footage from a production of Die Walküre), a one-man show by the actor Simon Callow (portraying Wagner), hand mime artist Andrew Dawson performing a potted version of Wagner's Ring Cycle, a global recording of people from all walks of life singing the slaves' 'Va Pensiero' from Verdi's Nabucco, and comedy dance duo New Art Club presenting their own interpretation of Verdi operas, not to mention myriad live radio broadcasts and choral work. Unlike previous years, Deloitte Ignite 2013 extends over four weekends rather than just one, with both free and ticketed events. For more information and full listings please visit www.roh.org.uk/deloitteignite. 2013-09-062013-09-29 Where:
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Concerts

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 

Dates: 06th - 29th September 2013

 

The actor, writer, presenter and life-long opera aficionado Stephen Fry curates a specially elongated 2013 Deloitte Ignite series in association with the Royal Opera House this September. Entitled Verdi/Wagner (200), the festival will celebrate the joint bicentenary of musical maestros Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner by exploring the two composers and their music in innovative and creative ways. A range of largely free events - from dance and music to film and workshops - includes a unique installation in Covent Garden Piazza by award-winning costume designer Es Devlin (a zoetrope using footage from a production of Die Walküre), a one-man show by the actor Simon Callow (portraying Wagner), hand mime artist Andrew Dawson performing a potted version of Wagner's Ring Cycle, a global recording of people from all walks of life singing the slaves' 'Va Pensiero' from Verdi's Nabucco, and comedy dance duo New Art Club presenting their own interpretation of Verdi operas, not to mention myriad live radio broadcasts and choral work. Unlike previous years, Deloitte Ignite 2013 extends over four weekends rather than just one, with both free and ticketed events. For more information and full listings please visit www.roh.org.uk/deloitteignite.

 
 
 

Last Night of the Proms 2013

Drawing a close to the summer season, this night offers a more light hearted line-up.

Last Night of the Proms 2013 Last Night of the Proms 2013 Last Night of the Proms 2013 Marin Alsop will make history on Saturday 7th September 2013 at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall when she becomes the first woman to conduct the world famous final night of The Proms. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a translatlantic flavour. Described by conductor Jiri Belohlavek as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival", the much-loved classical celebration now encompasses more than 100 concerts each year. The rousing Last Night is traditionally very different from the eight weeks that precede it, following a lighter, 'winding-down' vein and often pandering to popular classics and Patriotic Anthems (Rule, Britannia!, anyone?). Tickets are almost as hard to come by as Centre Court passes for the Wimbledon finals, but like the tennis, the whole thing is broadcast live on the BBC - and all round the world. Plus on the same night there's the popular Proms in the Park party, hosted by Terry Wogan. Check www.royalalberthall.com for full details of the 2013 Proms programme. 2013-09-072013-09-07 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London London, SW7 2AP
Category: Concerts

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 07th September 2013

 

Marin Alsop will make history on Saturday 7th September 2013 at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall when she becomes the first woman to conduct the world famous final night of The Proms. Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme that picks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes a transatlantic flavour. Described by conductor Jiri Belohlavek as "the world's largest and most democratic musical festival", the much-loved classical celebration now encompasses more than 100 concerts each year. The rousing Last Night is traditionally very different from the eight weeks that precede it, following a lighter, 'winding-down' vein and often pandering to popular classics and Patriotic Anthems (Rule, Britannia!, anyone?). Tickets are almost as hard to come by as Centre Court passes for the Wimbledon finals, but like the tennis, the whole thing is broadcast live on the BBC - and all round the world. Plus on the same night there's the popular Proms in the Park party, hosted by Terry Wogan. Check the LondonTown Proms feature for highlights of the 2013 Proms programme.

 
 
 

BBC Proms In The Park

An open air alternative to the the Last Night of the Proms.

BBC Proms in the Park BBC Proms in the Park BBC Proms in the Park Britain's largest classical music event, the outdoor BBC Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park, is a rousing alternative finale to two months of the BBC Proms for those unable to snare tickets to the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. While the whole Last Night shebang is broadcast live on the BBC, nothing quite beats experiencing the biggest night in the classical music calendar under the stars in Hyde Park. Families and friends gather with picnic hampers and rugs for five hours of evening entertainment hosted by Radio 2 DJ Tony Blackburn and the inimitable Sir Terry Wogan with a sensational firework finale above the stage to cap things off.
2014-09-132014-09-13 Where:
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, London London, W2 2UH
Category: Concerts

Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 

Dates: Saturday 13th September 2014

 

Bryan Ferry heads the BBC Proms in the Park line-up in 2013, Britain's largest classical music event which is now in its 18th year. The outdoor concert is a rousing alternative finale to two months of the BBC Proms for those unable to snare tickets to the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. While the whole Last Night shebang is broadcast live on the BBC, nothing quite beats experiencing the biggest night in the classical music calendar under the stars in Hyde Park. Families and friends gather with picnic hampers and rugs for five hours of evening entertainment hosted by Radio 2 DJ Tony Blackburn and the inimitable Sir Terry Wogan. Joining Bryan Ferry in the 2013 line-up are world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja, violinist Nigel Kennedy who will hot-foot it to play in the Royal Albert Hall on the same night and Dame Edna Everage who will be leading the traditional sing-a-long. Other acts include dancers Anton de Beke & Erin Boag, a live performances by the cast of Let it Be, early evening entertainment from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and a sensational firework finale above the stage to cap things off.

 
 
 

The Great River Race

The rowing equivalent of the London Marathon returns.

The Great River Race The Great River Race The Great River Race Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race covers 21 miles from Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands to Ham in Surrey. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way along the Thames to the idyllic semi-rural Richmond shores. Since launching in 1987, entries have snowballed from a mere 72 entrants to a massive 300 boats carrying over 2,000 competitors, racing for 35 trophies. Festivities along the river at Richmond will begin at noon with live music, a children's beach, donkey rides and food and drink stalls, finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham.
2014-09-272014-09-27 Where:
Ham, Borough of Hounslow, London London, TW10 7RS
Category: Sporting Events

Ham, Borough of Hounslow, London, TW10 7RS

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: Saturday 27th September 2014

 

Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race is bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun. The race is run upstream, starting at Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands and finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham. The extensive 21 mile course takes crews from the industrial cityscape of the Docklands all the way along the Thames to the idyllic semi-rural Richmond shores. Since launching in 1987, entries have snowballed from a mere 72 to a massive 300 boats carrying over 2,000 competitors, racing for 35 trophies. Festivities along the river at Richmond will begin at noon with live music, a children's beach, donkey rides and food and drink stalls.

 
 
 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sheridan Smith and David Walliams star in this revival of Shakespeare's comedy.

A Midsummer Night's Dream A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare's popular comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' is revived once again this year, taking to the stage at the Noel Coward Theatre. Michael Grandage, former Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, started his own company in 2011 and now, aiming to make theatre more accessible, he is offering a season of five plays with over 100,000 tickets available at £10. Search now for tickets to A Midsummer's Night Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre. The penultimate play in the season has an impressive casting. Sheridan Smith, who has become quite the regular on the theatre circuit, will play Titania and David Walliams takes the role of Bottom. The comedy has three intertwining plots that are connected by the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta. It tells the story of four young Athenian lovers, Lysander, Demetrius, Helena and Hermia, and a group of amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which the play is set.

2013-09-072013-11-16 Where:
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London London, WC2N 4AU
Category: Theatre

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AU

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 07th September - 16th November 2013

 

Taking to the stage at the Noel Coward Theatre, this revival of Shakespeare's popular comedy is one of five plays in the Michael Grandage season – for which 100,000 £10 tickets are available. The penultimate play in the season, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' has an impressive cast. Sheridan Smith, quite the regular on the theatre circuit, will play Titania and David Walliams takes on the role of Bottom. The comedy has three intertwining plots, connected by the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta. It tells the story of four young Athenian lovers, Lysander, Demetrius, Helena and Hermia, and a group of amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which the play is set.

 
 
 

Much Ado About Nothing

Mark Rylance directs this A-list production.

Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing One of the most exciting prospects on the London stage this autumn is the combination of 'Jerusalem' actor Mark Rylance, former artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, with actors Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones (the voice of 'Darth Vader') in The Old Vic's staging of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Last seen in the West End together in 2011, in Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham's Theatre, the two lead actors - who, at 76 and 81, are twice the age of actors who traditionally play the lead roles - star as reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick in this A-list production. Tickets are likely to see out fast so book tickets now for Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic Theatre, London. 2013-09-072013-11-30 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatre

Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, South Bank, London, SE1 8NB

Tube: Waterloo Station, Southwark Station, Lambeth North Station

 

Dates: 07th September - 30th November 2013

 

'Jerusalem' actor and former artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe Mark Rylance directs Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones (the voice of 'Darth Vader') in The Old Vic's staging of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Last seen in the West End together in 2011, in Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham's Theatre, the two lead actors play reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick in this A-list production which begins in the month that marks Kevin Spacey's 10th anniversary as artistic director of the Old Vic. Book tickets for Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

 
 
 

Stratford Rising Festival

Stratford Rising Festival Stratford Rising Festival A free weekend of outdoor entertainment, Stratford Rising brings free screenings, shows, adventures, games and activities to Theatre Square in Stratford, home to Stratford Circus. Turning the square into a giant pop-up playground, Stratford Rising promises to deliver some big surprises by world-class artists including something for everyone, whether you're a grown up, a small child or a child at heart.
2013-09-072013-09-08 Where:
Theatre Square, Stratford, London London, E15 1BX
Category: Kids Events

Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX

Tube: Stratford Station

 

Dates: 07th - 08th September 2013

 

A free weekend of outdoor entertainment, Stratford Rising brings free screenings, shows, adventures, games and activities to Theatre Square in Stratford, home to Stratford Circus. Turning the square into a giant pop-up playground, Stratford Rising promises to deliver some big surprises by world-class artists including something for everyone, whether you're a grown up, a small child or a child at heart.

 
 
 

National Paralympic Day

Meet Paralympic medallists, try out sports and watch the athletes compete at the Copper Box.

National Paralympic Day National Paralympic Day Meet Paralympic medallists, try out sports and watch the athletes at the National Paralympic Day, a family event marking the second anniversary since the London Paralympic Games. Held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the event includes the Liberty Festival a free festival featuring integrated dance company Moxi Brawl, a new duet piece by Deaf Men Dancing, and an immersive sound installation from Jez Colborne and Mind the Gap. As well as seeing the elite athletes from around the world compete in the iconic London 2012 venues, there will also be a chance to meet some of the stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. You can have a go at Paralympic sports like wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and accessible climbing wall. Anyone can take part and all activities are supported by professional coaches. Tickets to the competitions in the Aquatics Centre and Copper Box can be bought online, while entry to the Liberty Festival and the park's on-site entertainment are free.
2014-08-302014-08-30 Where:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Olympic Park, London London, E20 2ST
Category: Sporting Events

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 

Dates: 30th August 2014

 

Meet Paralympic medallists, try out sports and watch the athletes at the National Paralympic Day, a family event marking the first anniversary since the London Paralympic Games. Held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the event includes the Liberty Festival a free festival featuring Graeae's 'The Limbless Knight' and a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of the BBC's 'The Voice'. As well as seeing the elite athletes from around the world compete in the newly re-opened Copper Box, there will also be a chance to meet some of the stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. You can have a go at Paralympic sports like wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and accessible climbing wall. Anyone can take part and all activities are supported by professional coaches. A limited number of free tickets will be available on the door for the international matches, so arrive early if you want to be in with a chance of seeing them.

 
 
 

Liberty Festival

The annual disability rights festival is held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the first time.

Liberty Festival Liberty Festival Liberty Festival Held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the first time, the Liberty Festival, London's annual disability rights festival, presents an exciting programme of deaf and disability arts and performances. Highlights of the 2013 festival, which is part of the National Paralympic Day, include Cube of Curiosity, a new dance performance commissioned exclusively for the festival, Graeae's 'The Limbless Knight', and a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of the BBC's 'The Voice'. As well as street theatre, dance and live music there are film screenings, installations and children's activities. Whether you want to take part, educate your kids about disabled arts, or just enjoy some music and comedy in the sunshine, this is an excellent piece of free entertainment. 2013-09-072013-09-07 Where:
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Olympic Park, London London, E20 2ST
Category: Exhibitions

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 

Dates: 07th September 2013

 

Held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the first time, the Liberty Festival, London's annual disability rights festival, presents an exciting programme of deaf and disability arts and performances. Highlights of the 2013 festival, which is part of the National Paralympic Day, include Cube of Curiosity, a new dance performance commissioned exclusively for the festival, Graeae's 'The Limbless Knight', and a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of the BBC's 'The Voice'. As well as street theatre, dance and live music there are film screenings, installations and children's activities. Whether you want to take part, educate your kids about disabled arts, or just enjoy some music and comedy in the sunshine, this is an excellent piece of free entertainment.

 
 
 

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

Hosted by the station's regular presenters, this one day concert invites big names to perform.

Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park Radio 2 broadcasts from one of London's favourite parks for the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park concert. The one-day event sees the radio station's regular presenters joined by bands and singers that the broadcaster is associated with. Last year's line-up boasted the likes of Tom Jones, The Voice UK's judge Jessie J, British rockers Status Quo, Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, London songstress Paloma Faith, Scottish funksters Average White Band and hot new talent Emeli Sande. To find out up-to-date information on this year's artists, keep an eye on the BBC's official website. 2013-09-082013-09-08 Where:
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, London London, W2 2UH
Category: Concerts

Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 

Dates: 08th September 2013

 

Radio 2 broadcasts from one of London's favourite parks for the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park concert. The one day event sees the radio station's regular presenters joined by bands and singers that the broadcaster is associated with. Last year's line-up boasted the likes of Tom Jones, 'The Voice UK''s judge Jessie J, British rockers Status Quo, Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, London songstress Paloma Faith, Scottish funksters Average White Band and hot new talent Emeli Sande. To find out up to date information on this year's artists, keep an eye on the BBC's official website.

 
 
 

Run to the Beat

Running for charity, participants are geed on with live music stages.

Run to the Beat Run to the Beat Run to the Beat The two things that put most people off running a marathon are i) the length of the race, and ii) the habitual banning of iPods and other musical devices. Well, bypass both issues with October's Run to the Beat, London's official music half marathon. Starting at The O2 Arena and taking place around Greenwich and Woolwich, the charity race is a mere 13.1 miles and not only are iPods encouraged, there are also 12 different musical stages dotted around the course where bands play live music throughout the race in a bid to gee on the participants.
2013-09-082013-09-08 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London London, SE10 0BB
Category: Sporting Events

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 08th September 2013

 

The two things that put most people off running a marathon are i) the length of the race, and ii) the habitual banning of iPods and other musical devices. Well, bypass both issues with September's Run to the Beat, London's official music half marathon. Starting at The O2 Arena and taking place around Greenwich and Woolwich, the charity race is a mere 13.1 miles and not only are iPods encouraged, there are also 12 different musical stages dotted around the course where bands play live music throughout the race in a bid to gee on the participants.

 
 
 

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London

The eighth and final leg of the competition.

ITU World Triathlon London ITU World Triathlon London Following the overwhelming success of the 2012 Olympics and a spectacular ITU World Triathlon Series grand final, hosted here in September last year, London's Hyde Park has firmly established as the venue for one of the world's most iconic triathlons. The event returns on 31st May and 1st June 2014, bringing together triathletes of all levels, from future stars to Olympic medallists to weekend warriors. The course is more or less identical to the one used during London 2012, setting the scene perfectly for a dramatic showdown between 2012 medallists the Brownlee brothers, who will be joined by 5,000 of the world's top triathletes (from varying age-groups) over six days of action in and around the Serpentine Boating Lake, culminating in the elite women's and men's races. Many thousands of spectators are expected to watch the superstars of the London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 World Championships return to the UK's home of triathlon.
2014-05-312014-06-01 Where:
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, London London, W2 2UH
Category: Sporting Events

Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 

Dates: 31st May - 01st June 2014

 

Following the overwhelming success of last summer's Olympics, London's Hyde Park has been selected to host the eighth and final leg of the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series. Bronze medallist in London 2012, home hope Jonathan Brownlee is the current defending champion; his older brother, Olympic gold medallist Alistair, took the title in 2011 but missed most of last season prior to the Olympics through injury. The course is identical to the one used during London 2012, setting the scene perfectly for a dramatic showdown between the Brownlees, who will be joined by 5,000 of the world's top triathletes (from varying age-groups) over six days of action in and around the Serpentine Boating Lake, culminating in the elite women's and men's races.

 
 
 

Jonathan Yeo: Portraits

An overview of one of the most highly regarded portrait painters working in Britain today.

Jonathan Yeo: Portraits Jonathan Yeo: Portraits Kevin Spacey is portrayed in character as Richard III and Damien Hirst as dark overlord of the Contemporary Art scene in Jonathan Yeo Portraits, a free exhibition which gives an overview of one of the most highly regarded portrait painters working in Britain today. A regular contributor to the National Portrait Gallery's BP Portrait Award, Yeo gets his first solo exhibition at the gallery this September. The artist, who was commissioned by the gallery to paint a portrait of broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson in 2010, has portrayed well-known figures in the world of culture, media and politics, including Model Erin O'Connor, Rupert Murdoch and artist Greyson Perry who are displayed here alongside private studies of the artist's family and friends.
2013-09-112014-01-05 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Exhibitions

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 11th September - 05th January 2014

 

Kevin Spacey is portrayed in character as Richard III and Damien Hirst as dark overlord of the Contemporary Art scene in Jonathan Yeo Portraits, a free exhibition which gives an overview of one of the most highly regarded portrait painters working in Britain today. A regular contributor to the National Portrait Gallery's BP Portrait Award, Yeo gets his first solo exhibition at the gallery this September. The artist, who was commissioned by the gallery to paint a portrait of broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson in 2010, has portrayed well-known figures in the world of culture, media and politics, including Model Erin O'Connor, Rupert Murdoch and artist Greyson Perry who are displayed here alongside private studies of the artist's family and friends.

 
 
 

Kew the Movies

Open air pop-up cinema where picnics are encouraged.

Kew the Movies Kew the Movies Set within the stunning Kew Gardens, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over three consecutive nights. In partnership with The Luna Cinema, the 2014 Kew the Movies programme opens on Thursday 4th September with Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Friday 13th September, luckily for Sandra Bullock sees her starring alongside George Clooney in space odyssey 'Gravity'. To tie things up with a combination of high octane fighter pilot comraderie and crooning love songs, 1980s Tom Cruise classic 'Top Gun' on Saturday 6th September will no doubt reveal that certain members of the audience are able to quote entire sections of the script, word for word. The iconic Kew Palace and Gardens acts as a grand backdrop to the giant screen while guests are invited to bring picnics to spread out on the lawns. Just cross your fingers the rain keeps away - and the Kew queues aren't too long. 2014-09-042014-09-06 Where:
Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London London, TW9 3AB
Category: Film Events

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 

Dates: 4th, 5th and 6th September 2014

 

Returning after a successful debut last year, Kew the Movies sees the beautiful botanical gardens of southwest London host a pleasant pop-up cinema beneath the stars over three consecutive nights. In partnership with The Luna Cinema, the 2013 Kew the Movies programme opens on Thursday 12th September with Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tomatore's beautiful bittersweet Oscar-winning film about a little boy's love affair with the silver screen. Friday 13th September sees Richard O'Brien put in a special appearance on stage as he introduces his wacky The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the comedy musical's 40th anniversary year. To tie things up with a combination of watermelons and the funky chicken, the last night finale of Dirty Dancing on Saturday 14th September will no doubt see the fairer of the sex have the time of their lives. The iconic Kew Palace and Gardens acts as a grand backdrop to the giant screen while guests are invited to bring picnics to spread out on the lawns. Just cross your fingers the rain keeps away - and the Kew queues aren't too long.

 
 
 

Oliver Jeffers: Nothing To See Here

Exhibition of works by the talented artist, illustrator and writer behind 'Stuck' and 'How to Catch a Star'.

Oliver Jeffers: Nothing To See Here Oliver Jeffers: Nothing To See Here Artist, illustrator and writer Oliver Jeffers, best known for his picture books Stuck, How to Catch a Star and This Moose Belongs to Me, presents an insight into his world in Nothing to See Here. The exhibition at Lazarides gallery displays a new series works by Jeffers, who originally comes from Belfast but now lives and works in Brooklyn. An investigation into the conundrums of modern life, Jeffers presents familiar 18th and 19th century European landscapes defaced with the words, 'Nothing To See Here', challenging what the viewer believes - their eyes or their ears. A visual treat and a thought provoking exhibition, especially for fans of Jeffers's beautiful picture books. If you haven't already been seduced by his books go, buy them, and they will soon become a family favourite. "It all began when Floyd got his kite stuck in a tree..."
2013-09-122013-10-03 Where:
Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, London London, W1T 1HY
Category: Exhibitions

Lazarides Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1HY

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 

Dates: 12th September - 03rd October 2013

 

Artist, illustrator and writer Oliver Jeffers, best known for his picture books Stuck, How to Catch a Star and This Moose Belongs to Me, presents an insight into his world in Nothing to See Here. The exhibition at Lazarides gallery displays a new series works by Jeffers, who originally comes from Belfast but now lives and works in Brooklyn. An investigation into the conundrums of modern life, Jeffers presents familiar 18th and 19th century European landscapes defaced with the words, 'Nothing To See Here', challenging what the viewer believes - their eyes or their ears. A visual treat and a thought provoking exhibition, especially for fans of Jeffers's beautiful picture books. If you haven't already been seduced by his books go, buy them, and they will soon become a family favourite. "It all began when Floyd got his kite stuck in a tree..."

 
 
 

Kings Place Festival

Over 100 events and concerts are packed into just three days.

Kings Place Festival Kings Place Festival The seventh annual Kings Place Festival takes place in mid-September with a unique formula of 100 events and concerts squeezed into just three days. Audience numbers have risen higher with every year and are expected to be at an all-time high this year with events like The Queen's Six, a choral group based at Windsor Castle who sing regularly for the Royal family, the London Klezmer Quartet, the MOBO award winning jazz band Empirical, and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment lined up. A jam-packed schedule in the halls, galleries and foyers of the King's Cross arts hub blends musicians, artists and cultural figures over one balmy long weekend. The festival presents an extraordinary line-up of classical, contemporary, experimental, folk, jazz and blues music, alongside the finest spoken word, visual art, comedy and food. If you book more than three events, you can benefit from the 'click'n'mix' discount offers. For performances, times and prices, visit www.kingsplace.co.uk/festival.
2014-09-122014-09-14 Where:
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London London, N1 9AG
Category: Concerts

Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 12th, 13th and 14th September 2014

 

The sixth annual Kings Place Festival takes place in mid-September with a unique formula of 100 events and concerts squeezed into just three days. Audience numbers have risen higher with every year and are expected to be at an all-time high this year with events like Alice in Wonderland by Box Tale Soup, Pappy's, and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment lined up. A jam-packed schedule in the halls, galleries and foyers of the King's Cross arts hub blends musicians, artists and cultural figures over one balmy long weekend. The festival presents an extraordinary line-up of classical, contemporary, experimental, folk, jazz and blues music, alongside the finest spoken word, visual art, comedy and food. If you book more than three events, you can benefit from the 'click'n'mix' discount offers.

 
 
 

London Fashion Week Exhibition

A presentation of clothes and accessories for the media and buyers.

London Fashion Week Exhibition London Fashion Week Exhibition Running concurrently to the main event, the London Fashion Week Exhibition is open to all UK and international media and buyers. The exhibition houses work from more than 100 designers and offers a presentation of London's ready-to-wear and accessories brands. The stands include: The Estethica stand which highlights the best in fair-trade and ethical design, the NEWGEN stand (sponsored by TOPSHOP) picks out the finest up-and-coming designers and Headonism showcases new British milliners.
2013-09-132013-09-17 Where:
Somerset House, Strand, London London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Exhibitions

Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 13th - 17th September 2013

 

Running concurrently with the main event, the London Fashion Week Exhibition is open to all UK and international media and buyers. The exhibition houses work from more than 100 designers and offers a presentation of London's ready-to-wear and accessories brands. The stands include the Estethica stand which highlights the best in fair-trade and ethical design, the NEWGEN stand (sponsored by TOPSHOP) which picks out the finest up and coming designers, and 'Headonism' which showcases new British milliners. 

 
 
 

Vauxhall Fashion Scout

Up and coming designers can showcase their work to big industry players.

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Vauxhall Fashion Scout London Fashion Week has spawned a whole off-schedule show in Vauxhall Fashion Scout which gives up and coming designers the chance to show their latest work to all the trend making fashion editors and buyers in town. The event has been responsible for showcasing some of the most innovative names in the industry including: David Koma, Peter Pilotto, Felder Felder and Phoebe English. Previous years have also boasted the likes of Emma Watson, Jade Parfitt and Jasmine Guinness filling the front row. So, this year many budding fashion designers are sure to be hoping to make their big break at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.
2013-09-132013-09-17 Where:
Freemason's Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London London, WC2B 5AZ
Category: Exhibitions

Freemason's Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AZ

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 

Dates: 13th - 17th September 2013

 

London Fashion Week has spawned a whole off-schedule show in 'Vauxhall Fashion Scout', which gives up and coming designers the chance to show their latest work to the trend-making fashion editors and buyers in town. The event has been responsible for showcasing some of the most innovative names in the industry including David Koma, Peter Pilotto, Felder Felder and Phoebe English. Previous years have also boasted the likes of Emma Watson, Jade Parfitt and Jasmine Guinness filling the front row.

 
 
 

London Fashion Week

The high profile fashion event returns with the Spring/Summer collections.

London Fashion Week London Fashion Week London Fashion Week For the second time this year, London Fashion Week injects a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical setting for this high profile fashion industry event. Inviting 200 of the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, the week includes catwalk shows, exhibitions and award ceremonies. The event is wildly exclusive and entry is invite-only, however, the whole city is sure to be taken over by fashion fever and the streets could become your very own catwalk keep an eye out for top models and designers around town too.

2014-09-122014-09-16 Where:
Somerset House, Strand, London London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Shopping

Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 

Dates: 12th to 16th Sep 2014

 

This September London Fashion Week will once again inject a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical setting for this high profile fashion industry event. The week features 200 of the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, with catwalk shows, exhibitions and award ceremonies. It's all wildly exclusive, of course, and if you don't have any connections with the fashion industry there's no chance of acquiring tickets to the main event, however the whole capital will no doubt be bustling with fashion fever and the streets could become your very own catwalk.

 
 
 

American Lulu

A radical reworking of Alban Berg's opera.

American Lulu American Lulu Olga Neuwirth presents this radical reworking of Alban Berg's opera LuLu. Set in 1950s New Orleans, American Lulu transports audiences into a world of smoky jazz clubs set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. The story follows a young dancer as her world is torn apart by the jealous and overpowering men and women who long to be her lover. Taking a look back on her past, the seductive yet scarred Lulu is confronted by a sordid history of sex, murder and suicide.
2013-09-132013-09-24 Where:
The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, London London, SE1 8LZ
Category: Theatre

The Young Vic, 66 The Cut, South Bank, London, SE1 8LZ

Tube: Southwark Station, Waterloo Station, Lambeth North Station

 

Dates: 13th - 24th September 2013

 

Olga Neuwirth presents this radical reworking of Alban Berg's opera 'LuLu'. Set in 1950s New Orleans, 'American Lulu' transports audiences into a world of smoky jazz clubs set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. The story follows a young dancer as her world is torn apart by the jealous and overpowering men and women who long to be her lover. Taking a look back on her past, the seductive yet scarred Lulu is confronted by a sordid history of sex, murder and suicide.

 
 
 

Endless Stair at Tate Modern

Visitors can climb a temporary staircase four and a half times the height of Big Ben.

Endless Stair at Tate Modern Endless Stair at Tate Modern From 13th September until 10th October 2013 visitors can climb a temporary staircase to the sky, four and a half times the height of Big Ben. The Endless Stair outside Tate Modern, designed by architectural practice dRMM, is a landmark project of The London Design Festival 2013. The 436 metre interactive structure is made of a series of interlocking staircases, inspired by drawings of M.C. Escher. With 187 steps, the 7.7m tall Endless Stair is of the same height as a three-storey building, and will provide both Tate Modern and river Thames views. Open during daylight hours, the structure can accommodate a maximum of 93 people at a time. 2013-09-132013-10-10 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, London London, SE1 9TG
Category: Exhibitions

Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Tube: Blackfriars Station

 

Dates: 13th September - 10th October 2013

 

From 13th September until 10th October 2013 visitors can climb a temporary staircase to the sky, four and a half times the height of Big Ben. The Endless Stair outside Tate Modern, designed by architectural practice dRMM, is a landmark project of The London Design Festival 2013. The 436 metre interactive structure is made of a series of interlocking staircases, inspired by drawings of M.C. Escher. With 187 steps, the 7.7m tall Endless Stair is of the same height as a three-storey building, and will provide both Tate Modern and river Thames views. Open during daylight hours, the structure can accommodate a maximum of 93 people at a time.

 
 
 

The Herd

Actor Rory Kinnear's debut play about family life comes to the Bush Theatre.

The Herd The Herd We never meet the central character in Rory Kinnear's debut play, The Herd, but his presence is strongly felt. It's Andy's 21st birthday and his family are coming together to celebrate. Things don't quite turn out as planned - and that, put simply, is the message of the play. Andy's parents have split up under the strain of looking after their severely disabled son who has a mental age of nine months. There are some quick witted one-liners and moments of humour coupled with a big reveal which keep the momentum going. The play offers some life survival tips from a family which has undergone years of strain. A strong cast includes Emmy award winning actress Anna Calder Marshall, Adrian Bower whose television credits include Rev, Harry and Paul, Teachers and Gimme Gimme Gimme, and Louise Brealey who last appeared at the Bush Theatre in Sixty-Six Books. Kinnear (who is currently appearing in Othello) has teamed up with his friend from the National Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning director Howard Davies, who directs.
2013-09-132013-10-26 Where:
Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London London, W12 8LJ
Category: Theatre

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Goldhawk Road Station, Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 

Dates: 13th September - 26th October 2013

 

Actor Rory Kinnear has already proved his mettle in roles like Iago in the National's current production of Othello and in Bond movies but he exchanges acting for writing with his first play, The Herd, which comes to the Bush Theatre this September. Described as a, "witty and heartfelt look at family life when it doesn't turn out quite the way you imagined", you can expect an insightful evening into a family both falling apart and pulling together. Casting includes Emmy award winning actress Anna Calder Marshall whose film work includes Anna Karenina, Adrian Bower whose television credits include Rev, Harry and Paul, Teachers and Gimme Gimme Gimme, and Louise Brealey who last appeared at the Bush Theatre in Sixty-Six Books. Howard Davies, the Olivier Award-winning director with whom Kinnear has worked with at the National Theatre, directs.

 
 
 

A Journey Through London's Subculture: 1980s To Now

Art works and talks connecting London's post-punk subculture to today.

A Journey Through London's Subculture: 1980s To Now A Journey Through London's Subculture: 1980s To Now Up to 60 influential artists and art movements from London past and present, including Bodymap, Giles Deacon, Zaha Hadid and Sarah Lucas feature in A Journey Through London's Subculture: 1980s to Now, a major new off-site project organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the Old Selfridges Hotel Part of a series of events curated by the ICA this summer which started with Glastonbury Festival, the London exhibition includes installations formed around 50 custom-made vitrines, showcasing the creative culture of the capital city, from the post-punk era to the current day. Find the project, which occupies the vast first floor of the Old Selfridges Hotel directly above the department store, by the entrance near the Selfridges Food Hall. A series of free weekly talks and events will take place while the six-week exhibition is on including talks by SHOWstudio, Tom Dixon, and the Warhol Museum.
2013-09-132013-10-20 Where:
Old Selfridges Hotel, 1 Orchard Street, London London, W1U 1QZ
Category: Exhibitions

Old Selfridges Hotel, 1 Orchard Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1QZ

Tube: Bond Street Station, Marble Arch Station

 

Dates: 13th September - 20th October 2013

 

Up to 60 influential artists and art movements from London past and present, including Bodymap, Giles Deacon, Zaha Hadid and Sarah Lucas feature in A Journey Through London's Subculture: 1980s to Now, a major new off-site project organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the Old Selfridges Hotel Part of a series of events curated by the ICA this summer which started with Glastonbury Festival, the London exhibition includes installations formed around 50 custom-made vitrines, showcasing the creative culture of the capital city, from the post-punk era to the current day. Find the project, which occupies the vast first floor of the Old Selfridges Hotel directly above the department store, by the entrance near the Selfridges Food Hall. A series of free weekly talks and events will take place while the six-week exhibition is on including talks by SHOWstudio, Tom Dixon, and the Warhol Museum.

 
 
 

Roger Waters: The Wall

Waters brings his spectacle of a show to London's Wembley Stadium.

Roger Waters: The Wall Roger Waters: The Wall Roger Waters: The Wall The revival of The Wall, 30 years after Pink Floyd first toured their most famous concept album, has already played 192 shows to over three million fans. On Saturday 14th September 2013 Roger Waters brings the show to London's Wembley Stadium as part of a 24-date European stadium tour. 'The Wall' It's not simply a gig, but a spectacle of a show, featuring a 36ft wall, animations by Gerald Scarfe, a bunch of school children, fireworks and plenty of giant inflatables. If the politicised story at the centre of the show is a little oblique (young man Pink turns his back on his family and society in general), bassist Roger Waters's singing more than makes up for it, as does the brilliance of his six piece band and male backing singers.
2013-09-142013-09-14 Where:
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London London, HA9 0WS
Category: Concerts

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 

Dates: 14th September 2013

 

The revival of The Wall, 30 years after Pink Floyd first toured their most famous concept album, has already played 192 shows to over three million fans. On Saturday 14th September 2013 Roger Waters brings the show to London's Wembley Stadium as part of a 24-date European stadium tour. 'The Wall' It's not simply a gig, but a spectacle of a show, featuring a 36ft wall, animations by Gerald Scarfe, a bunch of school children, fireworks and plenty of giant inflatables. If the politicised story at the centre of the show is a little oblique (young man Pink turns his back on his family and society in general), bassist Roger Waters's singing more than makes up for it, as does the brilliance of his six piece band and male backing singers.

 
 
 

The London Design Festival

London's all-encompassing design industry is showcased in this ambitious event.

The London Design Festival The London Design Festival The London Design Festival The London Design Festival is an ambitious project. Hundreds of events, locations, shops, universities and design agencies are involved in the nine days of talks, exhibitions, competitions and activities. It's a true celebration of the capital's all-encompassing design industry, taking in sectors as diverse as fashion, architecture, retail, typography, photography, textiles, interior decoration and manufacturing. There's a huge amount to see but don't be put off by the volume: inclusion here is based on the quality of the design. Events come in all shapes and sizes from product launches in tiny boutiques to massive trade shows including 100% Design at Earls Court, the UK's largest contemporary design trade event. The scope is far-reaching and you'll be hard pressed to cover all of it but it's fun trying.
2014-09-132014-09-21 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, London London, SW7 2RL
Category: Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 13th to 21st September 2014

 

The London Design Festival is an ambitious project. Hundreds of events, locations, shops, universities and design agencies are involved in the nine days of talks, exhibitions, competitions and activities. It's a true celebration of the capital's all-encompassing design industry, taking in sectors as diverse as fashion, architecture, retail, typography, photography, textiles, interior decoration and manufacturing. Events come in all shapes and sizes from product launches in tiny boutiques to massive trade shows including '100% Design' at Earls Court, the UK's largest contemporary design trade event. The festival hub is at the Victoria and Albert Museum, there's the Endless Stair installation outside Tate Modern and there are over 300 events taking place across the city. For a round up of the best design events see the LondonTown feature on events in London during the London Design Festival.

 
 
 

Colourscape Music Festival

Colourful visual art and contemporary music are combined for this unusual festival.

Colourscape Music Festival Colourscape Music Festival Colourscape is one of the UK's most unusual music festivals, combining colourful visual art with contemporary music. Taking place once again on Clapham Common, the festival runs for a whole week, with concerts on the weekends and colour and music workshops throughout the week. The Colourscape installation, a centrepiece of the festival, is described as 'a labyrinth of intense colour that expands the appreciation of some of the finest performances of contemporary music and dance'. Last year, one of the performances took inspiration from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and offered an enchanting show that saw the creatures and characters be represented by musicians. For details on this year's line-up, visit the official website.
2013-09-142013-09-22 Where:
Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London London, SW4 9DE
Category: Concerts

Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London, SW4 9DE

Tube: Clapham South Station

 

Dates: 14th - 22nd September 2013

 

Colourscape is one of the UK's most unusual music festivals, combining colourful visual art with contemporary music. Taking place once again on Clapham Common, the festival runs for a whole week, with concerts on the weekends and colour and music workshops throughout the week. The Colourscape installation, a centrepiece of the festival, is described as 'a labyrinth of intense colour that expands the appreciation of some of the finest performances of contemporary music and dance'. Last year, one of the performances took inspiration from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and offered an enchanting show that saw the creatures and characters be represented by musicians.

 
 
 

The Lightning Child

A modern take on Euripides' The Bacchae at the Globe combining cross-dressing and classical myth.

The Lightning Child The Lightning Child This modern take on Euripides' The Bacchae at the Globe combines cross-dressing, drug abuse, internet porn and classical myth - all told with a Shakespearian disregard for the usual conventions of time and place. The Lightning Child sees writer Che Walker and director Matthew Dunster reunited after their inventive and anarchic 2008 production, The Frontline, described invariably as "life-affirming" (Time Out) and "superbly orchestrated" (The Times). In ancient Thebes - or is it contemporary London? - worshippers gather to join the orgiastic rites honouring Dionysus. Only the disapproving, woman-hating Pentheus seeks to put a stop to the fun. Elsewhere, in this ancient/modern city, the addicts Drax and Shug and the musician Louise and her flatmate Antonia are drawn towards their own forms of retribution. Fans of Doctor Who will be interested in seeing Arthur Darvill's name on the credits: 'Rory', the annoying companion to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and husband of 'Amy Pond', indeed wrote the music for this intriguing play - which contains filthy language and strong content. 2013-09-142013-10-12 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Tube: Mansion House Station

 

Dates: 14th September - 12th October 2013

 

This modern take on Euripides' The Bacchae at the Globe combines cross-dressing, drug abuse, internet porn and classical myth - all told with a Shakespearian disregard for the usual conventions of time and place. The Lightning Child sees writer Che Walker and director Matthew Dunster reunited after their inventive and anarchic 2008 production, The Frontline, described invariably as "life-affirming" (Time Out) and "superbly orchestrated" (The Times). In ancient Thebes - or is it contemporary London? - worshippers gather to join the orgiastic rites honouring Dionysus. Only the disapproving, woman-hating Pentheus seeks to put a stop to the fun. Elsewhere, in this ancient/modern city, the addicts Drax and Shug and the musician Louise and her flatmate Antonia are drawn towards their own forms of retribution. Fans of Doctor Who will be interested in seeing Arthur Darvill's name on the credits: 'Rory', the annoying companion to Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor and husband of 'Amy Pond', indeed wrote the music for this intriguing play - which contains filthy language and strong content.

 
 
 

Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival

Three day book festival that puts well known authors in the spotlight.

Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival Organised and hosted by the London Jewish Cultural Centre, the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival has quickly become a much-loved event in London's literary calendar. This will be the sixth time the three day book festival returns since launching back in 2009, putting well known authors - most of whom come from north London - in the spotlight. Top authors and celebrities who have taken part in the festival in the past have included Ruby Wax, Nick Ross, Baroness Gillian Shephard, Mark Billingham, Tracy Chevalier, and Maggie O'Farrell. With close to 60 festival events to choose from, held in the former home of prima ballerina Anna Pavlova in a picturesque part of town, it's a popular event. Added to these are creative writing workshops, book sales and signings at nearby Daunt Books as well as Kidsfest for younger readers, and Poetry in the Park on the bandstand in Golders Hill Park. 2014-09-142014-09-16 Where:
London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London London, NW11 7SX
Category: Exhibitions

London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX

Tube: Golders Green Station

 

Dates: 14th, 15th and 16th September 2014

 

Organised and hosted by the London Jewish Cultural Centre, the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival has quickly become a much loved event in London's literary calendar. This will be the fifth time the three day book festival festival returns since launching back in 2009, putting well known authors - most of whom come from north London - in the spotlight. New for 2013 is Kidsfest which takes place on the Sunday offering a host of 'kid for a quid' events and activities for younger readers. Another new addition is Poetry in the Park on the bandstand in Golders Hill Park. Top authors and celebrities confirmed for the festival include Ruby Wax, Nick Ross, Baroness Gillian Shephard, Mark Billingham, Tracy Chevalier, and Maggie O'Farrell. There are close to 60 festival events to choose from, hosted in the former home of prima ballerina Anna Pavlova in a picturesque part of town, with creative writing workshops on offer as well as book sales and signings at nearby Daunt Books after each event.

 
 
 

London Duathlon

Double discipline event that's open to first timers and top athletes.

London Duathlon London Duathlon London Duathlon The London Duathlon returns to Richmond Park this September as athletes prime themselves to run, bike and run a little bit more on closed roads in south west London's area of outstanding natural beauty. This double-discipline endurance test is ideal for sporty types who fancy doing a triathlon but are put off by the cold water of the Thames. There are four main categories: super sprint (5km run/11km cycle/5km run), sprint (10km run/22km cycle/5km run), classic (10km run/44km cycle/5km run) or ultra (20km run/77km cycle/5km run). Plus, a classic team relay (10km, 44km cycle, 5km run) that sees two or three friends split the disciplines. While a high percentage of the entrants are competing for the very first time, top athletes will also be able to take part in separate elite and junior elite sprint races.
2014-09-142014-09-14 Where:
Richmond Park, Park Office, Holly Lodge, London London, TW10 5HS
Category: Sporting Events

Richmond Park, Park Office, Holly Lodge, London, TW10 5HS

Tube: Richmond Station

 

Dates: Sunday 14th September 2014

 

The world's biggest duathlon returns to Richmond Park this September as athletes prime themselves to run, bike and run a little bit more on closed roads in south west London's area of outstanding natural beauty. This double-discipline endurance test is ideal for sporty types who fancy doing a triathlon but are put off by the cold water of the Thames. There are three main categories: fun (5km run/10km ride/5km run), challenge (10km run/20km ride/5km run) or challenge team relay (10km run/20km ride/5km run). While 50 per cent of the 3,500 entrants are competing for the very first time, top athletes will also be able to take part in separate elite and junior elite sprint races. The London Duathlon is sponsored by Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity and encourages participants to raise money for charity.

 
 
 

Scotch Egg Challenge

Leading chefs work their magic on the humble scotch egg.

Scotch Egg Challenge Scotch Egg Challenge Some of London's leading chefs take to the kitchens with the aim elevating the humble bar snack to new heights in a cook-off and blind tasting to find the nation's best Scotch Egg. Returning to The Ship pub in Wandsworth for a third year, the Scotch Egg Challenge is a must-see (and taste) event for any posh foodie fan - with the competitors cooking enough eggs for the audience to feed their faces for free. Last year's event saw 24 finalists (including the Harwood Arms, Duck and Waffle, The Modern Pantry and Cinnamon Soho) being judged on three categories - taste, texture and appearance. There were outlandish combinations on offer such as chorizo with fennel, curried smoked haddock and wild boar, heart and liver, black pudding and also - gasp - vegetarian. But the gold medal went to the Bladebone Inn in Berkshire for a genre-bending "ham, egg and chips" offering made with duck egg, truffles, and a potato 'n' Parma ham breadcrumb coating. With a big screen showing all the action live from the kitchen, plus Fortnum & Mason on board to provide chutneys, join the judging panel and give a demonstration on how to make their original 1738-style Scotch egg, this is a truly egg-cellent event.
2013-09-172013-09-17 Where:
The Ship, 41 Jew's Row, London London, SW18 1TB
Category: Foodie Events

The Ship, 41 Jew's Row, London, SW18 1TB

Tube: Putney Bridge Station

 

Dates: 17th September 2013

 

Some of London's leading chefs take to the kitchens with the aim elevating the humble bar snack to new heights in a cook-off and blind tasting to find the nation's best Scotch Egg. Returning to The Ship pub in Wandsworth for a third year, the Scotch Egg Challenge is a must-see (and taste) event for any posh foodie fan - with the competitors cooking enough eggs for the audience to feed their faces for free. Last year's event saw 24 finalists (including the Harwood Arms, Duck and Waffle, The Modern Pantry and Cinnamon Soho) being judged on three categories - taste, texture and appearance. There were outlandish combinations on offer such as chorizo with fennel, curried smoked haddock and wild boar, heart and liver, black pudding and also - gasp - vegetarian. But the gold medal went to the Bladebone Inn in Berkshire for a genre-bending "ham, egg and chips" offering made with duck egg, truffles, and a potato 'n' Parma ham breadcrumb coating. With a big screen showing all the action live from the kitchen, plus Fortnum & Mason on board to provide chutneys, join the judging panel and give a demonstration on how to make their original 1738-style Scotch egg, this is a truly egg-cellent event.

 
 
 

100% Design

A showcase of the newest and most innovative designs from all over the world.

100 Percent Design 100 Percent Design Describing itself as the UK's first and leading contemporary design event, 100% Design is a four day extravaganza held at Earls Court devoted to the latest product launches, ideas, designs and technology. You can expect more than 400 exhibitors, hundreds of interior design and architectural product launches and plenty of talent, both familiar and rising, on display. Attracting architects, interior designers and industry insiders from all over the world, the event is the best place to marvel at the newest and most innovative designs from an emerging and exciting talent pool. If that's not enough, the event also encompasses 100% Design; an interactive feature with suppliers and manufactures showcasing their products through samples and workshops and 100% Futures; a section of the show dedicated to the design superstars of the future. There's also a great programme of in depth seminars running throughout the four day programme with all sessions free to attend.

If you plan on getting the train, the District and Piccadilly lines take you to Earl's Court tube station. For those travelling in from outside London, we have a number of hotel deals for 100% Design, so please have a look what's on offer.
2014-09-172014-09-20 Where:
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London London, SW5 9TA
Category: Business Events

Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9TA

Tube: West Brompton Station, Earls Court Station

 

Dates: 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Sep 2014

 

Describing itself as the UK's first and leading contemporary design event, 100% Design is a four day extravaganza held at Earls Court devoted to the latest product launches, ideas, designs and technology. You can expect more than 400 exhibitors, hundreds of interior design and architectural product launches and plenty of talent, both familiar and rising, on display. Attracting architects, interior designers and industry insiders from all over the world, the event is the best place to marvel at the newest and most innovative designs from an emerging and exciting talent pool. If that's not enough, the event also encompasses 100% Design; an interactive feature with suppliers and manufactures showcasing their products through samples and workshops and 100% Futures; a section of the show dedicated to the design superstars of the future. There's also a great programme of in depth seminars running throughout the four day programme with all sessions free to attend.

 
 
 

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

A funny and witty interpretation of Hitler's rise.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Following a successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui now transfers to the Duchess Theatre. With Henry Goodman once again in the title role - who, according to The Daily Telegraph, "you simply can't take your eyes off...he is horribly, hypnotically watchable" - this play is a funny and witty interpretation of Hitler's rise. Written by German dramatist Bertolt Brecht in 1941 in only three weeks, the play focuses on Arturo Ui, a fictional Chicago mobster, to create an allegory of Hitler's Nazi Germany. Tickets for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui are available on LondonTown.com. 2013-09-182013-12-07 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, London London, WC2B 5LA
Category: Theatre

Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5LA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 

Dates: 18th September - 07th December 2013

 

Following a successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui now transfers to the Duchess Theatre. With Henry Goodman once again in the title role - who, according to The Daily Telegraph, "you simply can't take your eyes off...he is horribly, hypnotically watchable" - this play is a funny and witty interpretation of Hitler's rise. Written by German dramatist Bertolt Brecht in 1941 in only three weeks, the play focuses on Arturo Ui, a fictional Chicago mobster, to create an allegory of Hitler's Nazi Germany. Tickets for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui are available on LondonTown.com.

 
 
 

The Lyons

Dark comedy set around the family patriarch's sickbed.

The Lyons The Lyons Tom Ellis (who plays love interest Gary in BBC comedy Miranda) plays Curtis Lyons in The Lyons which comes to the Menier Chocolate Factory this September, helmed by the play's original New York director, Mark Brokaw. Ellis stars alongside Katy Secombe, Charlotte Randall and Ben Aldridge in this dark comedy written by Nicky Silver. The drama centres on the Lyons family, who have gathered around the hospital bed of their dying father, Ben. But soon sadness and compassion give way to familial bickering and the betrayal of secrets. The Lyons first ran off-Broadway in 2011 and then transferred to Broadway the following year when the New York Times critic gave it a glowing review, describing it as "directed with a pulsing comic rhythm".
2013-09-192013-11-16 Where:
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London London, SE1 1RU
Category: Theatre

Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London, SE1 1RU

Tube: Borough Station

 

Dates: 19th September - 16th November 2013

 

Tom Ellis (who plays love interest Gary in BBC comedy Miranda) plays Curtis Lyons in The Lyons which comes to the Menier Chocolate Factory this September, helmed by the play's original New York director, Mark Brokaw. Ellis stars alongside Katy Secombe, Charlotte Randall and Ben Aldridge in this dark comedy written by Nicky Silver. The drama centres on the Lyons family, who have gathered around the hospital bed of their dying father, Ben. But soon sadness and compassion give way to familial bickering and the betrayal of secrets. The Lyons first ran off-Broadway in 2011 and then transferred to Broadway the following year when the New York Times critic gave it a glowing review, describing it as "directed with a pulsing comic rhythm".

 
 
 

London Fashion Weekend

Open to all, the weekend event is the most accessible part of London Fashion Week.

 

Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-all London Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this September. This fashion-focused weekend is an opportunity for everyone to get access to the latest designer trends - even if they don't have a stylist's little black book. The frenzied London Fashion Week is all about work for models, buyers and fashion editors who run around at breakneck speed. But this consumer show, which takes place on the weekend after the main event, offers savvy shoppers the opportunity to check out the latest fashions at a far more leisurely pace. Tickets are on a timed entry basis to make sure the crowds never get 'first-day-of-the-sales' busy. And with over 150 London Fashion Week designers offering their clothes at cheaper than retail prices you can find some real bargains. But it's not just about the latest clothes, you also get makeovers and styling tips while sipping on a champagne cocktail - very stylish.

 
 
 

Thinking with the Body

An insight into Wayne McGregor, Random Dance, and their groundbreaking collaborative work.

Thinking with the Body Thinking with the Body A wide-ranging immersive exhibition, developed to coincide with the first performances of the choreographer, Wayne McGregor and company, Random Dance's new work, Atomos. The Wellcome Collection's autumn exhibition Thinking with the Body explores a series of long-standing interdisciplinary projects organised by McGregor's company, Random Dance to investigate creativity in dance. Featuring multimedia installation, photography, video and commissioned artworks, the exhibition explores a series of interdisciplinary projects undertaken by the company. Projected images, choreographic software and human-scale 3D animation highlight the vast range of artistic influences McGregor and his dance company have undertaken including collaborations with artist Mark Wallinger and designers rAndom International, to further investigate creativity in dance. 2013-09-192013-10-27 Where:
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London London, NW1 2BE
Category: Exhibitions

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London, NW1 2BE

Tube: Euston Square Station, Euston Station, Warren Street Station

 

Dates: 19th September - 27th October 2013

 

A wide-ranging immersive exhibition, developed to coincide with the first performances of the choreographer, Wayne McGregor and company, Random Dance's new work, Atomos. The Wellcome Collection's autumn exhibition Thinking with the Body explores a series of long-standing interdisciplinary projects organised by McGregor's company, Random Dance to investigate creativity in dance. Featuring multimedia installation, photography, video and commissioned artworks, the exhibition explores a series of interdisciplinary projects undertaken by the company. Projected images, choreographic software and human-scale 3D animation highlight the vast range of artistic influences McGregor and his dance company have undertaken including collaborations with artist Mark Wallinger and designers rAndom International, to further investigate creativity in dance.

 
 
 

Bermondsey Street Festival

Fashion shows, al fresco films and live bands can all be enjoyed at this festival.

Bermondsey Street Festival Bermondsey Street Festival Bermondsey Street Festival returns to South London, bringing street fashion shows, al fresco films and live bands to the area on Saturday 21st September. The brainchild of Rob Wray, local DJ, filmmaker and the man behind Bermondsey Square's independent Shortwave Cinema, the festival has been successfully bringing a party vibe to the area each September for the past six years. Popular festival favourites are back including the Dog Show and screenings at the outdoor cinema. Make your way from Delfina cafe, up Bermondsey Street towards the Square and you'll see all the attractions extending into nearby Tanner Street Park including maypole dancers, an acoustic music tent, arts and crafts and food stalls.
2013-09-212013-09-21 Where:
Bermondsey Square, 2 Bermondsey Square, London London, SE1 3UN
Category: Exhibitions

Bermondsey Square, 2 Bermondsey Square, Southwark, London, SE1 3UN

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: 21st September 2013

 

Bermondsey Street Festival returns to South London, bringing street fashion shows, al fresco films and live bands to the area on Saturday 21st September. The brainchild of Rob Wray, local DJ, filmmaker and the man behind Bermondsey Square's independent Shortwave Cinema, the festival has been successfully bringing a party vibe to the area each September for the past six years. Popular festival favourites are back including the Dog Show and screenings at the outdoor cinema. Make your way from Delfina cafe, up Bermondsey Street towards the Square and you'll see all the attractions extending into nearby Tanner Street Park including maypole dancers, an acoustic music tent, arts and crafts and food stalls.

 
 
 

Great Gorilla Run

Participants sport a gorilla costume and run 7km for charity.

Great Gorilla Run Great Gorilla Run There's some serious monkey business going on in London this September; back for its 12th year the Great Gorilla Run will be bounding through the streets of the capital. Aiming to raise money to save the world's remaining gorillas, hundreds of people will be pulling on their gorilla costumes and running, jogging or walking the 7km City and Bankside route. Expect to see many humorously adapted costumes, including cheerleading gorillas prancing across Tower Bridge and ballerina gorillas perfecting their poise by the Tate Modern. Runners hoping to participate need to pay a registration fee which can be done through The Gorilla Organisation website (a gorilla costume is included!) and should head to the London Underwriting Centre off Mincing Lane in the City of London where the run starts and finishes.
2014-09-202014-09-20 Where:
Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge Road, London London, SE1 2UP
Category: Sporting Events

Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London, SE1 2UP

Tube: London Bridge Station

 

Dates: Saturday 20th September 2014

 

There's some serious monkey business going on in London this September; back for its 11th year the Great Gorilla Run will be bounding through the streets of the capital. Aiming to raise money to save the world's remaining gorillas, hundreds of people will be pulling on their gorilla costumes and running, jogging or walking the 7km City and Bankside route. Expect to see many humorously adapted costumes, including cheerleading gorillas prancing across Tower Bridge and ballerina gorillas perfecting their poise by the Tate Modern. Runners hoping to participate need to pay a registration fee which can be done through The Gorilla Organisation website (a gorilla costume is included!) and should head to the London Underwriting Centre off Mincing Lane in the City of London where the run starts and finishes.

 
 
 

London Open House Weekend

Some of the city's landmark buildings open their doors to the public.

Open House London Open House London Open House London For one weekend a year many of London's architectural landmarks open their doors offering us a glimpse behind doors which are, for the rest of the year, closed to the public. The hugely popular Open House London includes more than 800 of the city's sites and buildings - including London landmarks like 'The Gherkin', Lloyd's of London, Battersea Power Station, The View from the Shard and the Bank of England - in this fantastic, free yearly event, now in its 22nd year. There's a wealth of architectural gems to choose from including some of the most beautiful buildings - old and new - in the city. You can also get inside some of the grandest private homes in your own neighbourhood - it's a voyeur's dream come true. For the more serious students of contemporary design, this is a chance to visit spaces by famous modern architects, some of whom give talks and tours of the buildings they've designed. An inspired idea and a real treat whether you're a lover of architecture or just plain nosy. Entry to some of the houses is only permitted via pre-booked tickets acquired through the website www.londonopenhouse.org. You're advised to bring booking confirmation with you.
2014-09-202014-09-21 Where:
Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, London London, EC2R 8AH
Category: Exhibitions

Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, City, London, EC2R 8AH

Tube: Bank Station, Cannon Street Station, Mansion House Station, Moorgate Station, Monument Station

 

Dates: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014

 

For one weekend a year many of London's architectural landmarks open their doors offering us a glimpse behind doors which are, for the rest of the year, closed to the public. There's a wealth of architectural gems to choose from including some of the most beautiful buildings - old and new - in the city. You can also get inside some of the grandest private homes in your own neighbourhood - it's a voyeur's dream come true. For the more serious student of contemporary design, this is a chance to visit spaces by famous modern architects, some of whom give talks and tours of the buildings they've designed. An inspired idea and a real treat whether you're a lover of architecture or just plain nosy.

 
 
 

Australia

The development of Australian art is explored in this major exhibition.

Australia Australia In September 2013, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a 'long overdue' survey of Australian art, the first major exhibition on the country in the UK in over 50 years. Indeed, "The last time the RA looked meaningfully at Australian art was 1923", notes The Guardian. Australia, put together in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, will reveal the development of Australian art through over 180 paintings, prints and drawings, watercolours, photographs and multimedia works. These will include works by Aboriginal artists, 19th century European immigrants as well as the Australian Impressionists and early Modernists. The presence and influence of Australia's land and landscape will be an underlying theme throughout the exhibition.
2013-09-212013-12-08 Where:
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London London, W1J 0BD
Category: Exhibitions

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BD

Tube: Green Park Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 21st September - 08th December 2013

 

In September 2013, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a 'long overdue' survey of Australian art, the first major exhibition on the country in the UK in over 50 years. Indeed, "The last time the RA looked meaningfully at Australian art was 1923", notes The Guardian. Australia, put together in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, will reveal the development of Australian art through over 180 paintings, prints and drawings, watercolours, photographs and multimedia works. These will include works by Aboriginal artists, 19th century European immigrants as well as the Australian Impressionists and early Modernists. The presence and influence of Australia's land and landscape will be an underlying theme throughout the exhibition.

 
 
 

Pearls

An extraordinary display of pearls and an exploration into their history.

Pearls Pearls From humble beginnings, starting with a grain of sand, Pearls become beautiful jewels, treasured for their beauty and you can see some of the best examples in the world at the Victoria & Albert Museum's autumn 2013 exhibition. A pair of drop pearl earrings owned by Elizabeth Taylor, a 16th-century salamander pendant, and a group of tiaras worn by European royalty are among the highlights. But as well as displaying robes dripping in pearls worn by Far Eastern rulers, this exhibition will explore the history of pearls beginning with the early Roman Empire - when an entire military campaign could be financed by selling just one pearl earring.
2013-09-212014-01-19 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, London London, SW7 2RL
Category: Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 21st September - 19th January 2014

 

From humble beginnings, starting with a grain of sand, pearls become beautiful jewels, treasured for their beauty and you can see some of the best examples in the world at the Victoria & Albert Museum's autumn exhibition. A pair of drop pearl earrings owned by Elizabeth Taylor, a 16th century salamander pendant, and a group of tiaras worn by European royalty are among the highlights. But as well as displaying robes dripping in pearls worn by Far Eastern rulers, this exhibition will explore the history of pearls beginning with the early Roman Empire - when an entire military campaign could be financed by selling just one pearl earring.

 
 
 

The Commitments

The soulful musical makes its world premiere at London's Palace Theare, Jamie Lloyd directs.

The Commitments The Commitments Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage more than 25 years after the book first published. The show, which has been more than two years in the making, has been adapted from the novel by Doyle himself and will be brought to the Palace Theatre stage by award winning director Jamie Lloyd (the man behind the Trafalgar Transformed season at Trafalgar Studios and the recent production of Macbeth starring James McAvoy). The story is a heartwarming tale about a group drawn together by an advert to form the "finest soul act in Dublin". With the music playing such a key role in Alan Parker's 1991 film, and with Doyle and Lloyd behind it, The Commitments has the potential to make a first class musical and you can be one of the first to see it by booking tickets now.
2013-09-212014-09-14 Where:
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London London, W1A 4AF
Category: Theatre

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1A 4AF

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 21st September 2013 to 14th September 2014

 

Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage more than 25 years after the book first published. The show, which has been more than two years in the making, has been adapted from the novel by Doyle himself and will be brought to the Palace Theatre stage by award winning director Jamie Lloyd (the man behind the Tragalgar Transformed season at Trafalgar Studios and the recent production of Macbeth starring James McAvoy). The story is a heartwarming tale about a group drawn together by an advert to form the "finest soul act in Dublin". With the music playing such a key role in Alan Parker's 1991 film, and with Doyle and Lloyd behind it, The Commitments has the potential to make a first class musical.

 
 
 

Palace to Palace Bike Ride

Cycle 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle.

Palace to Palace Bike Ride Palace to Palace Bike Ride More than 4,000 people are expected to cycle the 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle when they take part in the Palace to Palace charity bike ride organised by The Prince's Trust. The route starts on The Mall and goes along St. James's Park towards Buckingham Palace before turning towards the River Thames. Riders then pedal through Fulham and across Putney Bridge before entering Richmond Park, the Royal Park famous for its free roaming deer. The route then goes out of town towards Kingston-upon-Thames and crosses back over the river into Bushy Park. It then continues on to Virginia Water and Egham before the final approach to Windsor Castle and the finish line at Royal Windsor Racecourse. A fun way to raise funds for a worthwhile and effective charity.
2013-09-222013-09-22 Where:
Buckingham Palace , Buckingham Palace Road, London London, SW1A 1AA
Category: Sporting Events

Buckingham Palace , Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

Tube: Victoria Station

 

Dates: 22nd September 2013

 

More than 4,000 people are expected to cycle the 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle when they take part in the Palace to Palace charity bike ride organised by The Prince's Trust. The route starts on The Mall and goes along St. James's Park towards Buckingham Palace before turning towards the River Thames. Riders then pedal through Fulham and across Putney Bridge before entering Richmond Park, the Royal Park famous for its free roaming deer. The route then goes out of town towards Kingston-upon-Thames and crosses back over the river into Bushy Park. It then continues on to Virginia Water and Egham before the final approach to Windsor Castle and the finish line at Royal Windsor Racecourse. A fun way to raise funds for a worthwhile and effective charity.

 
 
 

Prince Of Denmark: National Youth Theatre

Michael Lesslie's prequel to Hamlet is set a decade before Shakespeare's play.

Prince Of Denmark: National Youth Theatre Prince Of Denmark: National Youth Theatre Michael Lesslie's prequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet enjoyed a sold out run at the National Theatre back in 2010. Now, Prince of Denmark returns with a run at the Ambassadors Theatre. Directed by Anthony Banks, the play is set a decade before Shakespeare's play and incorporates romance, love and rebellion as teenagers Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes rage against their parents' expectations in royal Elisnore. Book tickets for the Prince of Denmark at the Ambassadors Theatre through LondonTown.com.
2013-09-232013-11-27 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London London, WC2H 9ND
Category: Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9ND

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 

Dates: 23rd September - 27th November 2013

 

Michael Lesslie's prequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet enjoyed a sold out run at the National Theatre back in 2010. Now, Prince of Denmark returns with a run at the Ambassadors Theatre. Directed by Anthony Banks, the play is set a decade before Shakespeare's play and incorporates romance, love and rebellion as teenagers Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes rage against their parents' expectations in royal Elisnore. Book tickets for the Prince of Denmark at the Ambassadors Theatre through LondonTown.com.

 
 
 

Belarus Free Theatre: King Lear

A second chance to see the Belarus Free Theatre following their Globe to Globe success last year.

Belarus Free Theatre: King Lear Belarus Free Theatre: King Lear The world's bravest theatre company - the Belarus Free Theatre - return to the Globe this autumn to perform Shakespeare's great play about speaking the truth. In Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, the company is forced to hold their rehearsals and free performances in secret locations, normally small private apartments or in the woods. Praised for being "energetic... extraordinary... charming" by The Guardian, the Belarus Free Theatre first performed King Lear in London during last year's splendid Globe to Globe event in the World Shakespeare Festival. Granted, the famous tale of a King falling into madness may be performed in Belarusian, but theatre fans should come in their droves for a second chance to see such a towering production.

Globe to Globe 2013: Venus & Adonis, King Lear, Indian Tempest, As You Like It. Special offer: buy top-price tickets to all four productions and get 50% off.
2013-09-232013-09-28 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London London, SE1 9DT
Category: Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Tube: Mansion House Station

 

Dates: 23rd - 28th September 2013

 

The world's bravest theatre company - the Belarus Free Theatre - return to the Globe this autumn to perform Shakespeare's great play about speaking the truth. In Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, the company is forced to hold their rehearsals and free performances in secret locations, normally small private apartments or in the woods. Praised for being "energetic... extraordinary... charming" by The Guardian, the Belarus Free Theatre first performed King Lear in London during last year's splendid Globe to Globe event in the World Shakespeare Festival. Granted, the famous tale of a King falling into madness may be performed in Belarusian, but theatre fans should come in their droves for a second chance to see such a towering production.

Globe to Globe 2013: Venus & Adonis, King Lear, Indian Tempest, As You Like It. Special offer: buy top-price tickets to all four productions and get 50% off.

 
 
 

Manic Street Preachers & Public Service Broadcasting

Welsh rockers back on the road to promote latest album, Rewind The Film.

Manic Street Preachers & Public Service Broadcasting Manic Street Preachers & Public Service Broadcasting Welsh veteran alternative rockers the Manic Street Preachers perform a medley of hits and promote their new album Rewind The Film, their first record since 2010. The title track of the new album features Sheffield crooner Richard Hawley on vocals alongside Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield, while the first single 'Show Me The Wonder' is a classic Manics track - an upbeat nugget of pop with soaring horns, a joyous chorus and some questioning lyrics. The rest of the album is a more reflective, stripped-back, acoustic affair which should keep one of the UK's most lasting rock bands in the limelight for a while longer. Support at this Shepherd's Bush Empire gig comes from the unique London duo Public Service Broadcasting. 2013-09-242013-09-24 Where:
Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, London London, W12 8TT
Category: Concerts

Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT

Tube: Goldhawk Road Station, Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 

Dates: 24th September 2013

 

Welsh veteran alternative rockers the Manic Street Preachers perform a medley of hits and promote their new album Rewind The Film, their first record since 2010. The title track of the new album features Sheffield crooner Richard Hawley on vocals alongside Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield, while the first single 'Show Me The Wonder' is a classic Manics track - an upbeat nugget of pop with soaring horns, a joyous chorus and some questioning lyrics. The rest of the album is a more reflective, stripped-back, acoustic affair which should keep one of the UK's most lasting rock bands in the limelight for a while longer. Support at this Shepherd's Bush Empire gig comes from the unique London duo Public Service Broadcasting.

 
 
 

Fleetwood Mac

A rare chance for fans of the veteran group who perform for three nights at The O2.

Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Marking 35 years since the release of their classic album 'Rumours', Fleetwood Mac will be playing at London's O2 Arena for three nights this September. This much anticipated tour will see original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie be joined by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who both joined in 1975. The band hasn't toured since the sell-out 'Unleashed' back in 2009 and this will be a rare chance for fans of the veteran group to enjoy live renditions of their classic blues influenced rock. Audiences can expect to enjoy both old favourites and new work from the quartet.
2013-09-242013-09-27 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London London, SE10 0BB
Category: Concerts

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 24th - 27th September 2013

 

Marking 35 years since the release of their classic album 'Rumours', Fleetwood Mac will be playing at London's O2 Arena for three nights this September. This much anticipated tour will see original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie be joined by Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who both joined in 1975. The band hasn't toured since the sell-out 'Unleashed' back in 2009 and this will be a rare chance for fans of the veteran group to enjoy live renditions of their classic blues influenced rock. Audiences can expect to enjoy both old favourites and new work from the quartet.

 
 
 

ZooNation: Unplugged

Hip hop dance by the award-winning ZooNation.

ZooNation: Unplugged ZooNation: Unplugged An exploration of the relationship between musician and dancer with an evening of live acoustic music and breathtaking dance from ZooNation, the creators of the critically acclaimed, award-winning West End shows, 'Into the Hoods' and 'Some Like It Hip Hop'. Unplugged gives audiences a rare opportunity to experience hip hop music and dance stripped bare of all the bling.
2013-09-242013-09-25 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Dance

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 24th - 25th September 2013

 

An exploration of the relationship between musician and dancer with an evening of live acoustic music and breathtaking dance from ZooNation, the creators of the critically acclaimed, award-winning West End shows, 'Into the Hoods' and 'Some Like It Hip Hop'. Unplugged gives audiences a rare opportunity to experience hip hop music and dance stripped bare of all the bling.

 
 
 

Nicola Benedetti

Last year's Classic BRIT Award winner performs a one off recital.

Nicola Benedetti Nicola Benedetti Just weeks after The Proms 2013 season concludes, Scottish classical violinist Nicola Benedetti performs a one-off recital at the Royal Albert Hall. The former BBC Young Musician of the Year and last year's Classic BRIT Award winner may upset the musical snobs with her risky avant garde interpretations and her absence of historic assertion - but there's no denying Benedetti is hot property having played an extraordinary three Proms at the tender age of 25 in 2012. The programme for this midweek concert has yet to be announced but the Royal Albert Hall stage has already proved a welcome platform for Benedetti's unassuming virtuosity, boundless energy and graceful poise. 2013-09-252013-09-25 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London London, SW7 2AP
Category: Concerts

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 25th September 2013

 

Just weeks after The Proms 2013 season concludes, Scottish classical violinist Nicola Benedetti performs a one-off recital at the Royal Albert Hall. The former BBC Young Musician of the Year and last year's Classic BRIT Award winner may upset the musical snobs with her risky avant garde interpretations and her absence of historic assertion - but there's no denying Benedetti is hot property having played an extraordinary three Proms at the tender age of 25 in 2012. The programme for this midweek concert has yet to be announced but the Royal Albert Hall stage has already proved a welcome platform for Benedetti's unassuming virtuosity, boundless energy and graceful poise.

 
 
 

Raindance Film Festival

Small budget films take the limelight in the UK's largest independent film festival.

Raindance Film Festival Raindance Film Festival The Raindance Film Festival, described by The Guardian as "the indie-est film festival this side of the Atlantic", is the UK's largest independent films festival and it's been going for over 20 years. The festival, which also played a role in founding the British Independent Films Awards in 1998, mixes famous names and rising stars appearing in films made with small budgets. This year's line-up includes the world premiere of Soho Cigarette (30th September), a low-budget black and white film set entirely in London's Soho. Directed by Jon Fairbairn, the film follows Italian lothario D who, after being kicked out by his girlfriend, spends all his money on a classic old Mercedes but soon learns that it has a dark owner history. Further screenings include DirtyMoney, Leo Roberts as he is seduced and corrupted by the criminal rewards of London's high-class underground sex industry; One For Ten, a series of documentaries which focus on individuals who were innocent and on death row; and The Vessel, a British webseries about being a surrogate for gay best friends. All films are screened at the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Circus. 2013-09-252013-10-06 Where:
Apollo Piccadilly, 19 Lower Regent Street, London London, SW1Y 4LR
Category: Film Events

Apollo Piccadilly, 19 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 4LR

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 25th September - 06th October 2013

 

The Raindance Film Festival, described by The Guardian as "the indie-est film festival this side of the Atlantic", is the UK's largest independent films festival and it's been going for over 20 years. The festival, which also played a role in founding the British Independent Films Awards in 1998, mixes famous names and rising stars appearing in films made with small budgets. The full line-up has yet to be announced but you can expect a wide choice of feature films and cutting-edge documentaries. Last year there were more than 90 UK premieres from 36 countries, including over 30 international premieres, and a further 150 shorts, cementing Raindances position as on of Europe's top independent film festivals. All films are screened at the Apollo Cinema in Piccadilly Circus, except for the Opening Night which is usually a premiere followed by an after-party with live music.

 
 
 

Mira Schendel

Never before seen works by the Latin American artist go on display.

Mira Schendel Mira Schendel One of Latin America's most important post-war artists, Mira Schendel and her contemporaries reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Bringing together 250 paintings, prints and sculptures, this exhibition will represent works from across her entire career, including some works which have never before been exhibited.
2013-09-252014-01-19 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, London London, SE1 9TG
Category: Exhibitions

Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Tube: Blackfriars Station

 

Dates: 25th September - 19th January 2014

 

One of Latin America's most important post-war artists, Mira Schendel and her contemporaries reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Bringing together 250 paintings, prints and sculptures, this exhibition will represent works from across her entire career, including some works which have never before been exhibited.

 
 
 

The Light Princess

Marianne Elliott directs Tori Amos's new musical which premieres at the National Theatre.

The Light Princess The Light Princess A new fairytale musical written by Tori Amos, The Light Princess premieres at the National Theatre's Lyttelton stage on 9th October 2013, with previews from 25th September. Marianne Elliott, whose previous National Theatre credits include War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, directs the production which features music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson. The cast of this coming-of-age story stars Rosalie Craig as Althea, the princess, who plays opposite Nick Hendrix as Digby, a neighbouring Prince, and includes Clive Rowe who recently starred in The Hothouse at Trafalgar Transformed. This "dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love" follows the lives of a princess and prince who have both lost their mothers. In the midst of war, the pair meet on contested land and start an illicit affair but the princess must still confront the darkness and her fears.
2013-09-252014-02-02 Where:
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, South Bank, London London, SE1 9PX
Category: Theatre

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

Tube: Temple Station, Waterloo Station

 

Dates: 25th September - 02nd February 2014

 

A new fairytale musical written by Tori Amos, The Light Princess premieres at the National Theatre's Lyttelton stage on 9th October 2013, with previews from 25th September. Marianne Elliott, whose previous National Theatre credits include War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, directs the production which features music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson. The cast of this coming-of-age story stars Rosalie Craig as Althea, the princess, who plays opposite Nick Hendrix as Digby, a neighbouring Prince, and includes Clive Rowe who recently starred in The Hothouse at Trafalgar Transformed. This "dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love" follows the lives of a princess and prince who have both lost their mothers. In the midst of war, the pair meet on contested land and start an illicit affair but the princess must still confront the darkness and her fears.

 
 
 

Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen's drama is adapted and directed by Richard Eyre at the Almeida Theatre.

Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts, Henrik Ibsen's drama on the family travails of the Alvings, is adapted and directed by esteemed theatre director Richard Eyre at the Almeida Theatre this autumn. Lesley Manville, best known for her frequent collaborates with film director Mike Leigh, taking the lead role in 'Another Year', stars as Helene Alving alongside Jack Lowden who plays her son. Lowden's recent theatre credits include Quartermaine's Terms at Wyndham's Theatre while Will Keen, who plays Pastor Manders, was most recently playing Eric Liddell in Chariots Of Fire at the Hampstead Theatre and in the West End.
2013-09-262013-11-23 Where:
Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London London, N1 1TA
Category: Theatre

Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 26th September - 23rd November 2013

 

Ghosts, Henrik Ibsen's drama on the family travails of the Alvings, is adapted and directed by esteemed theatre director Richard Eyre at the Almeida Theatre this autumn. Lesley Manville, best known for her frequent collaborates with film director Mike Leigh, taking the lead role in 'Another Year', stars as Helene Alving alongside Jack Lowden who plays her son. Lowden's recent theatre credits include Quartermaine's Terms at Wyndham's Theatre while Will Keen, who plays Pastor Manders, was most recently playing Eric Liddell in Chariots Of Fire at the Hampstead Theatre and in the West End.

 
 
 

Real Food Festival

Sample food from specialist producers who provide high quality, ethical goods.

Real Food Harvest Festival Real Food Harvest Festival This is your chance to meet and sample food from specialist producers, chosen for their high standard of quality goods, ethically produced without cutting corners. As well as street food to sample, there are demos by top chefs, The Sheep Show featuring live animals, and plenty of live music. This three-day festival champions small producers, the kind who are often too small or niche to set up a rent paying shop. So it's down to events like this to give them a platform. It's a great way of networking and building a little black book of trusted suppliers - and most likely ones that the top London restaurants are using too.
2013-09-272013-09-29 Where:
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London London, SE1 8XX
Category: Foodie Events

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 

Dates: 27th - 29th September 2013

 

This is your chance to meet and sample food from specialist producers, chosen for their high standard of quality goods, produced ethically without cutting corners. As well as street food to sample, there are demos by top chefs, the Sheep Show featuring live animals, and plenty of live music. This three day festival champions small producers, the kind who are often too small or niche to set up a rent paying shop. So it's down to events like this to give them a platform. It's a great way of networking and building a little black book of trusted suppliers - and most likely ones that the top London restaurants are using too.

 
 
 

Night Contact Festival

Brand new photography and multi-media festival in Dalston dedicated to projected images.

Night Contact Festival Night Contact Festival Three large screens in Gillett Square will be be the focus of the Night Contact Festival, a new photography and multi-media festival in Dalston, East London. At dusk on Friday 27th September 2013, projections will be beamed at a number of indoor and outdoor venues including the premiere of a new site-specific work. The majority of the work comes from open submissions - so anyone can take part - shown alongside a curated programme. These are displayed at six satelllite venues including The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Boys Club, Servant Jazz Quarters and Bird Cafe, each showing a programmed screening. As well as the projected works which will take over the streets of Dalston, across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, there will be stalls, music, food and drink with vouchers offering deals at local bars and eateries.
2013-09-272013-09-27 Where:
Gillett Square, Gillett Square, London London, N16 8AZ
Category: Exhibitions

Gillett Square, Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 

Dates: 27th September 2013

 

Three large screens in Gillett Square will be be the focus of the Night Contact Festival, a new photography and multi-media festival in Dalston, East London. At dusk on Friday 27th September 2013, projections will be beamed at a number of indoor and outdoor venues including the premiere of a new site-specific work. The majority of the work comes from open submissions - so anyone can take part - shown alongside a curated programme. These are displayed at six satelllite venues including The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Boys Club, Servant Jazz Quarters and Bird Cafe, each showing a programmed screening. As well as the projected works which will take over the streets of Dalston, across outdoor spaces, bars and music venues, there will be stalls, music, food and drink with vouchers offering deals at local bars and eateries.

 
 
 

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

The New York ballet company returns to Sadler's Wells after successful debut last year.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet New York ballet company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, returns to Sadler's Wells this autumn after a hugely successful UK debut last year, performing for two nights only. The 16-member company which was founded in 2003 by the Walmart heiress Nancy Laurie has become known for featuring work by contemporary European choreographers. The company will be performing three works - Indigo Rose, created by renowned choreographer Jiri Kylian; Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite; and Necessity, Again by Norwegian choreographer Jo Stromgren, set to a selection of songs by Charles Aznavour. With the recent departure of artistic director Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the Cedar Lake ballet master, Alexandra Damiani, will oversee the company during its European tour. 2013-09-272013-09-28 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London London, EC1R 4TN
Category: Dance

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN

Tube: Angel Station

 

Dates: 27th - 28th September 2013

 

New York ballet company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, returns to Sadler's Wells this autumn after a hugely successful UK debut last year, performing for two nights only. The 16-member company which was founded in 2003 by the Walmart heiress Nancy Laurie has become known for featuring work by contemporary European choreographers. The company will be performing three works - Indigo Rose, created by renowned choreographer Jiri Kylian; Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite; and Necessity, Again by Norwegian choreographer Jo Stromgren, set to a selection of songs by Charles Aznavour. With the recent departure of artistic director Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the Cedar Lake ballet master, Alexandra Damiani, will oversee the company during its European tour.

 
 
 

Beethoven's Ninth

David Hill conducts an evening dedicated purely to Beethoven.

Beethoven's Ninth Beethoven's Ninth This all-Beethoven evening will see David Hill conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and members of London Philharmonic Choir for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 'Emperor' and Symphony No 9 'Choral', which climaxes with the 'Ode To Joy'. Taking place in the majestic setting of the Royal Albert Hall, this is set to be a spectacular evening of music.
2013-09-282013-09-28 Where:
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London London, SW7 2AP
Category: Concerts

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP

Tube: South Kensington Station

 

Dates: 28th September 2013

 

This all-Beethoven evening will see David Hill conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and members of London Philharmonic Choir for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 'Emperor' and Symphony No 9 'Choral', which climaxes with the 'Ode To Joy'. Taking place in the majestic setting of the Royal Albert Hall, this is set to be a spectacular evening of music.

 
 
 

NFL International Series: Minnesota Vikings v Pittsburgh Steelers

The first of two NFL games to be held in London this year.

NFL International Series: Minnesota Vikings v Pittsburgh Steelers NFL International Series: Minnesota Vikings v Pittsburgh Steelers For the first time in history, not one but two NFL regular-season games touch down in London in 2013. The first clash sees the Minnesota Vikings play their first game in the UK since a 1983 pre-season clash at the old Wembley. The Vikings host the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team who boast the NFL record of six Super Bowl championships, who are making their first ever London appearance. The Steelers' President is called Art Rooney II - and with a name like that, he'll look for inspiration in a stadium where his namesake footballer often gets on the scoresheet. American Football at Wembley Stadium is seen as something of a curious novelty in the UK, with crowds topping the 80,000-mark every year since the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins played the first NFL game back in 2007. In the second 2013 NFL International Series game, the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the San Francisco 49ers a month later in October. 2013-09-292013-09-29 Where:
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London London, HA9 0WS
Category: Sporting Events

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 

Dates: 29th September 2013

 

For the first time in history, not one but two NFL regular-season games touch down in London in 2013. The first clash sees the Minnesota Vikings play their first game in the UK since a 1983 pre-season clash at the old Wembley. The Vikings host the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team who boast the NFL record of six Super Bowl championships, who are making their first ever London appearance. The Steelers' President is called Art Rooney II - and with a name like that, he'll look for inspiration in a stadium where his namesake footballer often gets on the scoresheet. American Football at Wembley Stadium is seen as something of a curious novelty in the UK, with crowds topping the 80,000-mark every year since the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins played the first NFL game back in 2007. In the second 2013 NFL International Series game, the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the San Francisco 49ers a month later in October.

 
 
 

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival

A welcoming of the new season with Morris dancing, a parade and plenty of ales.

Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival Each year London's Pearly Kings & Queens come together to welcome the new season in style - and boy what a style they have, with extravagant Smother Suits covered top to toe in sparkly buttons, badges and glitter. The free festival starts in the afternoon at 1pm at Guildhall Yard before a parade to St Mary-le-Bow church for a harvest festival service. No doubt the celebrations will then continue with some pints of ale and plates of jellied eel at an East End boozer - perhaps interspersed with a spot of Morris dancing. Offerings are donated to the Whitechapel Mission, a charity aiming to help those caught in poverty. A second Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival is held on Sunday 20th October in Covent Garden, starting at 10am in St Paul's Church. 2013-09-292013-09-29 Where:
Guildhall, Gresham Street, City of London London, EC2P 2EJ
Category: Seasonal

Guildhall, Gresham Street, City of, City, London, EC2P 2EJ

Tube: Moorgate Station, Bank Station, St. Paul's Station, Mansion House Station

 

Dates: 29th September 2013

 

Each year London's Pearly Kings & Queens come together to welcome the new season in style - and boy what a style they have, with extravagant Smother Suits covered top to toe in sparkly buttons, badges and glitter. The free festival starts in the afternoon at 1pm at Guildhall Yard before a parade to St Mary-le-Bow Church for a harvest festival service. No doubt the celebrations will then continue with some pints of ale and plates of jellied eel at an East End boozer - perhaps interspersed with a spot of Morris dancing. Offerings are donated to the Whitechapel Mission, a charity aiming to help those caught in poverty. A second Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival is held on Sunday 20th October in Covent Garden, starting at 10am in St Paul's Church.

 
 
 

Unity: a concert for Stephen Lawrence

Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks and Ed Sheeran lead an all-star line-up at the charity gig at London's O2.

Unity: a concert for Stephen Lawrence Unity: a concert for Stephen Lawrence Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks and Ed Sheeran are just some of the big name stars appearing at a fundraising concert marking the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Unity: a concert for Stephen Lawrence, will also feature performances from Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Jamie Cullum, Jessie J, and Labrinth, among others. The event, which aims to champion youth and social empowerment, will take place at London's O2 arena on 29th September 2013. Proceeds go to The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. 2013-09-292013-09-29 Where:
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London London, SE10 0BB
Category: Concerts

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 29th September 2013

 

Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks and Ed Sheeran are just some of the big name stars appearing at a fundraising concert marking the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Unity: a concert for Stephen Lawrence, will also feature performances from Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Jamie Cullum, Jessie J, and Labrinth, among others. The event, which aims to champion youth and social empowerment, will take place at London's O2 arena on 29th September 2013. Proceeds go to The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.

 
 
 

Wimbledon BookFest

Roddy Doyle and Darcey Bussell appear at the annual event, extended to 16 days in 2013.

Wimbledon BookFest Wimbledon BookFest The Wimbledon BookFest, extended to 16 days in 2013, has a strong cast of literary and cultural heavyweights lined up this year including author Roddy Doyle, dancer Darcey Bussell and journalist David Goodhart who joins Channel 4's Faisal Islam to discuss his study of the reality of UK immigration. The south west London literary festival has welcomed a raft of top authors since its debut in 2007, including the likes of Salman Rushdie, William Boyd, Michael Morpurgo, AS Byatt and Victoria Hislop. It's a community-driven event which aims to spread a love of reading and writing, and fire the ambition of local writers - young and old. The heart of the festival is a special Big Tent on Wimbledon Common, but author events take place in a variety of venues in and around the local area.
2013-09-282013-10-13 Where:
Big Tent on Wimbledon Common, Junction of Southside Common and The Green, London London, SW18 5AX
Category: Exhibitions

Big Tent on Wimbledon Common, Junction of Southside Common and The Green, London, SW18 5AX

Tube: Southfields Station

 

Dates: 28th September - 13th October 2013

 

The Wimbledon BookFest, extended to 16 days in 2013, has a strong cast of literary and cultural heavyweights lined up this year including author Roddy Doyle, dancer Darcey Bussell and journalist David Goodhart who joins Channel 4's Faisal Islam to discuss his study of the reality of UK immigration. The south west London literary festival has welcomed a raft of top authors since its debut in 2007, including the likes of Salman Rushdie, William Boyd, Michael Morpurgo, AS Byatt and Victoria Hislop. It's a community-driven event which aims to spread a love of reading and writing, and fire the ambition of local writers - young and old. The heart of the festival is a special Big Tent on Wimbledon Common, but author events take place in a variety of venues in and around the local area.

 
 
 

From Here To Eternity

Lyricist Tim Rice returns to London theatre for the first time in ten years.

From Here To Eternity From Here To Eternity Following a ten-year absence from the London theatre scene, the much loved lyricist Tim Rice returns with From Here to Eternity, a musical version of James Jones's classic 1951 novel which previews from Monday 30th September 2013 at the Shaftesbury Theatre. In a career spanning five decades Rice has written lyrics for Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King, earning him three Oscars and an Olivier Award for his 'outstanding contribution to musical theatre'. For his latest project - which you can buy tickets to by clicking here - he teams up with young composer Stuart Brayson, author Bill Oakes and director Tamara Harvey to bring the tale about the trials and tribulations of American soldiers in the run up to Pearl Harbor to the stage. Darius Campbell plays Sergeant Warden, the part played by Burt Lancaster in the 1953 film version. 2013-09-302014-04-26 Where:
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London London, WC2H 8DP
Category: Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8DP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station

 

Dates: 30th September - 26th April 2014

 

Following a ten-year absence from the London theatre scene, the much loved lyricist Tim Rice returns with From Here to Eternity, a musical version of James Jones's classic 1951 novel which previews from Monday 30th September 2013 at the Shaftesbury Theatre. In a career spanning five decades Rice has written lyrics for Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion King, earning him three Oscars and an Olivier Award for his 'outstanding contribution to musical theatre'. For his latest project - which you can buy tickets to by clicking here - he teams up with young composer Stuart Brayson, author Bill Oakes and director Tamara Harvey to bring the tale about the trials and tribulations of American soldiers in the run up to Pearl Harbor to the stage. Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Ben Richards plays Sergeant Warden, the part played by Burt Lancaster in the 1953 film version.

 
 
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