SEPTEMBER 2019: GREAT THINGS TO SEE & DO IN LONDON THIS MONTH
1.) 4th - 8th September: ‘A River Runs Through It’ at Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank
See London as you’ve never seen it before in ‘A River Runs Through It’, a unique art exhibition taking place from 4th - 8th September at gallery@oxo. Enjoy The Oxo Tower made from Oxo cubes, dazzling light installations; delicate paper sculptures; vibrant paintings; wafer-thin aluminium pieces; spectacular screen prints, even bottled London smells! Five artists, one amazing city. Win some original art and special ‘London’ treats and bag an exclusive ‘TOTEally Thames’ tote bags, celebrating the partnership with the Totally Thames 2019 festival, and helping us raise money for London’s Air Ambulance.
Address: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH
2.) 8th September: Pebble Sustainable Living Market, St. James’s Market
On the 8th September, St James’s Market will be taken over by Pebble (by Pebble Mag), a sustainable living market filled with conscious fashion, skincare and homewares alongside plant-based, sustainable food and drink. You’ll find reusable water bottles, zero waste groceries, ethical cleaning supplies, slow fashion and sustainable beauty - perfect for those of you who are looking to help save our planet.
Tickets: Entry into the market is free
Address: St James’s Market. Nearest tube stations: Green Park (3 mins), Piccadilly (3 mins), Charing Cross (5 mins).
3.) 8th September: Malorie Blackman in Conversation with Tobi Kyeremateng, Southbank Centre
Join the Malorie Blackman, in conversation with Tobi Kyeremateng, for an introduction to her new book Crossfire at 2pm on Sunday 8th September. Malorie Blackman’s new novel takes place 34 years after her acclaimed book Noughts & Crosses.
Blackman has written over 50 books has been awarded numerous prizes for her work and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. Come along to hear more from an author whose stories have survived and impacted generations, and shed necessary light on the social injustices present in the world. Discover the next chapter, and what happens when someone gets caught in the crossfire.
Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1
4.) 9th September: Intimate Talk with Fashion Designer Olivia Rubin at Brasserie of Light, Marylebone
Ahead of this year’s hotly anticipated London Fashion Week, Brassiere of Light will host an intimate talk with fashion sensation, Olivia Rubin (cover photo). Hosted alongside Rosanna Falconer, Co-Founder of digital fashion community, FashMash, the event will take place from 7pm to 9pm in the restaurant’s stunning private dining room, The Pegasus Room. Guests can expect delicious canapés, refreshing Champagne and an inspiring talk from Olivia, who will be divulging stories and anecdotes from her own personal fashion journey.
Brasserie of Light’s private dining room, The Pegasus Room, will provide the perfect backdrop for the evening, with walls adorned with bevelled antique mirror and striking art-deco décor. The restaurant and bar provides all-day dining in a chic and beautiful space, accessed directly from Duke Street or from the first floor of Selfridges. Contemporary, artistic and elegant, the centrepiece to the restaurant is Damien Hirst’s 24ft crystal encrusted Pegasus.
Tickets: £35 per person
Address: 400 Oxford St, Duke St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
5.) 10th September - 9th November: ‘James Rosenquist: Visualising the Sixties’ at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Mayfair
James Rosenquist: Visualising the Sixties is the first UK exhibition of James Rosenquist’s work in over thirty years, showcasing an in-depth focus on the sixties. The exhibition at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac will illuminate the groundbreaking early years of the artist's career whilst demonstrating the innovative and experimental techniques he employed throughout the decade.
Tickets: This event is free to attend
Address: Galerie Thaddaeus, Ely House, 37 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4NJ
6.) 12th - 15th September: Historic Royal Palaces Food Festival at The Tower of London
Enjoy the last few days of summer in the heart of the capital. Explore the iconic Tower of London – a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison, and a weekend packed full of delicious artisan producers, the tastiest street food, a stellar line-up of chefs and experts plus family fun and great, live music.
Tickets: £24.70 for adults
Address: St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB
7.) 14th September: Wine Car Boot, Bloomberg Arcade, City of London
For one day only, Wine Car Boot will offer a variety of wines to suit all palates and wine enthusiasts. Each stall is an independent shop or producer with a selection of their favourite wines for guests to sample and buy, to drink in or take home. Now in its’ 7th year, Wine Car Boot has a diverse portfolio of traders ranging from classic merchants like Berry Brother’s & Rudd and The Wine Society to contemporary specialists such as New Zealand Cellar, Dynamic Vines and Newcomer. Little-known bottles from Greece, Hungary and Georgia mingle with the very best Italian and French wines for a diverse and engaging experience. Dog and kid friendly.
Tickets: Free entry
Address: Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC2R
8.) 14th - 22nd September: London Design Festival at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross
From 14th - 22nd September, the annual London Design Festival is taking over the capital, to bring an exciting events programme, all in celebration of design. This year, Coal Drops Yard, located in King’s Cross will play a central role in the King’s Cross Design District programme. A slew of exhibitions, events, workshops and performances are set to be housed in the area, the majority of which focus on sustainability and education. Alongside the exhibitions, workshops and events, Coal Drops Yard will be home to a festival commissioned landmark Project by Martino Gamper; a playful temporary addition to the King’s Cross architecture.
Tickets: Free to attend
Address: Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ
9.) 19th September: Shopping Experience Evening at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross
This year Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross will be hosting a special shopping experience on the evening of Thursday 19th September in honour of London Design Festival, offering lots of in-store events and exciting things to do. Coal Drops Yard is poised as the new heart of shopping, drinking and dining in King’s Cross, home to the independent and the established, the innovative and the heritage.
Tickets: Free to attend
Address: Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ
10.) 27th-38th September: 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol at Lilian Baylis Studio, Clerkenwell
Breakin’ Convention Presents is coming to Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio with 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol (1mm Above the Floor), from acclaimed French choreographer Yaman Okur and in collaboration with Sébastien Lefrançois. Performances will take place on 27th and 28th September 2019. Breakin’ Convention Presents is a platform for established hip hop theatre-makers to demonstrate full-length works, as well as welcoming creations by contemporary choreographers working with street dance forms.
Artistic Director and founder of Breakin’ Convention, Jonzi D, comments: “Okur is one of the most special dancers that I've seen. We’re really excited to be showcasing his work at Breakin’ Convention Presents in 2019.”
Tickets: from £15
Address: Lilian Baylis Studio, 183 Rosebery Ave, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TJ
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