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51 Things to Do in London: September 2017

Lead image: Heading Home by Sarah Fosse (see Roy’s People’s Art Fair)

1 Behind the Scenes at Zebra One Gallery
10 August-30 September
Never-before-seen photographs of legendary artists including Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro have been unveiled by Hampstead’s Zebra One Gallery, where the images will be on display until the end of September. The vintage photographs are by celebrated photographers like Andre Villers, Paul Almasy, Robert Capa and Robert Doisneau and are on sale for £500 to £2,000.
1 Perrin’s Court, Hampstead NW3 1QX; zebraonegallery.com 

2 Kobe Week at SUSHISAMBA
28 August until 3 September
SUSHISAMBA hosts ‘Kobe Week’ from 28 August until 3 September, showcasing some incredible and inventive dishes from the Kobe region of Japan, which is famous for its beef. Try the likes of Robata-grilled Kobe Ribeye with kabocha, kuromitsu and mustard cress, Kobe Tiradito with yuzu sorbet, black sesame and ponzu, Kobe Tartare with almond, yuzu and roasted tomato, and even a Kobe English Breakfast with kobe sausage, bacon, asparagus and mustard. Not to mention a Kobe cocktail, a classic riff on an Old Fashioned with Yamazaki Japanese Whisky treated to a wash of the highest grade Kobe fat before being stirred with maple and salted caramel.
Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate EC2N 4AY; sushisamba.com

3 Campfire Club at Glengall Wharf Gardens, Peckham
1 September
BBC award-winning promoters The Nest Collective are presenting a host of weekly Campfire Clubs in unique green spaces, secret parks, community gardens, backyards and urban nature reserves around London until the end of September. The Nest Collective prides itself on discovering the latest music to emerge onto the folk, world and acoustic scene and bringing new music to established and often unusual venues, such as Glengall Wharf Gardens in Peckham (1 September at 7.30pm-11pm, £10) They have pioneered a revolutionary approach to the folk phenomenon connecting new audiences with outstanding talent in unexpected places.
thenestcollective.co.uk 

4 Hamlet with Tom Hiddleston at RADA
1-23 September
Kenneth Branagh’s Olivier Award-winning theatre company will join forces with RADA for a co-production of Hamlet, to support the transformation of RADA’s Chenies Street site. The production will feature RADA alumnus Tom Hiddleston in the title role and will play at RADA’s 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre.
radahamlet.com 

5 Totally Thames
1-30 September

Totally Thames will be taking place throughout the month of September, bringing the river to life via an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events down the 42-mile stretch of water. Look out for Future Dust by Maria Jose Arceo – a riverside installation responding to the sheer scale of plastic litter deposited in the Thames (it will tour different riverside locations during Totally Thames and will be illuminated at dusk by Dutch interactive light artist Tim Scheffer), as well as exhibitions, pop-up cocktail bars and a variety of river races, regattas and rallies. You can also catch a promenade performance that brings the Cutty Sark’s Characters to life, explore Brunel’s London on a Totally Thames Boat Trip, or head for The Brunel Museum’s Midnight Apothecary pop-up bar.
totallythames.org

6 Stephen King On Screen, The BFI
1 September until 3 October
The BFI has announced Stephen King On Screen, a season of film and television dedicated to the living legend, one of the most frequently adapted and versatile writers in history, and as formidable a cinematic force as a literary one. Kicks off on 1 September with Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Stephen King on Screen on 1 September at 6.15pm (tickets £6.50) and continues with almost daily screenings of King classics including Carrie, Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption. Do check out the Stephen King Weekender from 22-24 September, celebrating King’s 70th birthday with screenings, discussions and events.
bfi.org.uk 

7 Travel Photographer of the Year, Greenwich
Until 3 September

The free-to-view Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) exhibition showcases international award-winning images at the University of Greenwich’s Stockwell Street building. Photographers from over 120 countries took part in TPOTY 2016, and the award-winning images give a beautiful, fascinating and often moving depiction of life, cultures, wildlife and landscape all over the planet, from fiery lava flows to a magical, snow-swirled New York street scene. This major new summer photography attraction will also host evening talks with renowned photographers including Eamonn McCabe – the presenter of BBC Four’s recent ‘Britain in Focus’ series – photography workshops and Greenwich photowalks.
10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich SE10 8BD. Summer Talks and Summer Evenings tickets are available from tpoty.com

8 The Learned Society of Extra-Ordinary Objects, Somerset House
Until 3 September
This summer, Somerset House’s Terrace Rooms will transform into the HQ of The Learned Society of Extra-Ordinary Objects, a fictional society inspired by the real history of Somerset House. The Society’s recreated ‘Club Room’ will set the scene for a unique design exhibition centred on imagination, narrative and storytelling involving 30 designers. Check out the Learned Society Late on 8 August. For an evening fuelled by the spirit of storytelling through design with a couple of complimentary drinks from the Royal Society’s Famous Gin Bar and Roofer’s ‘Round the Back’ vending machine.
somersethouse.org.uk

9 Shavasana Disco Radiohead Special
3 September
Will Williams, founder of Will Williams Meditation, is hosting a Radiohead special of Shavasana Disco, the brand new series of unique auditory experiences where guided meditation sessions meet classic album listening parties. Will Williams’ Shavasana Disco is set to celebrate Radiohead’s lauded LP, The Bends, at the prestigious RAK Studios where it was first cut to tape. A limited number of tickets are available to win via ballot entry at shavasanadisco.com, to be announced in August, and lucky ticket winners will be led in a guided group meditation by Will Williams, followed by a full playback of this classic album. The ancient technique of Vedic meditation, developed in India over 5,000 years ago and mastered and taught by Will Williams, is fast becoming known as one of the key principles to battling insomnia, anxiety, addiction, and easing the stresses of modern day life. 11am-1pm.
RAK Studios, 42-52 Charlbert Street NW8 7BU; willwilliamsmeditation.co.uk

10 Monument Masterclasses
7 September

The Monument, one of London’s most historic attractions, is opening its doors after hours to host an exclusive series of one-off masterclass events and workshops this autumn. From an intimate live storytelling event, Stairwell Stories, to a series of talks programmed in partnership with 5×15, each event will explore the theme of the evolving relationship between nature and the built environment – all from one of the best vantage points high above the streets of London. Taking inspiration from a constantly changing city skyline still shaped by the lasting impact of the Great Fire of London in 1666, these masterclasses are not to be missed. On Thursday 7 September it’s Urban Bird Watching from 7.15pm. Tickets £20.
Fish St Hill EC3R 8AH; themonument.org.uk

11 Ministry Does Fitness at Miami Beach, Elephant & Castle
9 September
Backyard Cinema is teaming up with Ministry of Sound’s Ministry Does Fitness for an epic day of fitness and frolics at Backyard Cinema’s Miami Beach in Elephant & Castle. Yogis will feel the sand between their toes as they downward dog to the rising sun (on a cinema screen), the Miami Beach body blitz HIIT sessions will put fitness fanatics to the test, and then the whole sweaty crowd can let loose as Ministry of Sound live DJs play a beach set – all under some serious disco lights. Ministry Does Fitness at Backyard Cinema’s Miami Beach takes place on Saturday 9 September and each class is £15 (yoga mats provided).
Click here to find out more

12 The Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes, South Bank
Until 10 September
Developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, The Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes at London’s South Bank is a special exhibition showcasing more than 120 sculptures created exclusively from LEGO® bricks inspired by the characters, iconography and rich legacy of the DC mythology. Located in a purpose-built tent behind the National Theatre.
Corner of Upper Ground and Cornwall Road SE1 9PP; aotbdc.co.uk

13 All Creatures Great & Small, The Fan Museum, Greenwich
Until 16 September
All Creatures Great & Small at The Fan Museum is a celebration of humorous and curious fans decorated with animal subjects. Animals have been a source of inspiration for fan painters throughout the centuries. Nearly all manner of beasts appear in this display of fans dating from the 1700s onwards, including an early 18th-century Dutch fan delicately painted with pheasants, parrots and turkeys. There are also a number of pieces from the 20th century, when animal subjects became a distinct trend in fan art. Entry £4.
12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich SE10 8ER; 020 8305 1441; thefanmuseum.org.uk

14 Death of The Dream, Mayfair
4-17 September
Dellasposa Fine Art, in association with Herrick Gallery, Mayfair, is curating an exhibition named Death of The Dream, comprising new works by contemporary British artist Alexander James. The exhibition will feature two bodies of work: the new and highly anticipated Death of the Dream of Democracy and Transparency of a Dream Illuminated.
93 Piccadilly, Mayfair W1J 7NQ; dellasposa.com

15 Joy of Living Exhibition, the City
5-10 September
Charity project Joy of Living returns this autumn, presenting over 150 original artworks to be sold to raise money for Maggie’s Centres. Responding to the brief, artworks have been generously donated by a range of creative talent, including designers Jasper Morrison, Barber & Osgerby, Tom Dixon, and Ilse Crawford; architects John Pawson, Ivan Harbour and Steven Holl; jewellery designers Hannah Martin and Jade Jagger; and artists Daniel Eatock, Rolf Sachs and Jake & Dinos Chapman. The signed works will be up for public bid from the 5-10 September 2017.
One Poultry EC2R 8EJ; maggiescentres.org/joyofliving

16 Earth Wind & Fire at Griffin Gallery, Notting Hill
From 7 September
Griffin Gallery is delighted to present Earth Wind & Fire, a celebration of contemporary Australian Indigenous art, and Western European contemporary art, presenting six esteemed Australian Indigenous artists alongside seven British artists. The exhibition, opening on 7 September, offers a fresh look at indigenous Australian art’s rich tradition of 60,000 years.
griffingallery.co.uk 

17 Urban Food Fortnight, various locations 
8-24 September 
Urban Food Fortnight connects restaurants and retailers with London’s edible gardens and small producers to showcase the best food and drink on offer in the city with special menus, one-off events, workshops and supper clubs. Run by London Food Link, the fortnight throws the spotlight on the hidden delights of the capital’s good food scene, giving Londoners the chance to enjoy ultra-local food. Highlights include the Sustainability Weekend Festival at Mercato Metropolitano on the weekend of 15-17 September with cooking classes, food waste workshops and seminars on innovations in food growing!
For details of specific events, see urbanfoodfortnight.org

18 The Source Live, Hoxton
9 September
Since setting up The Source, a hand-picked collection of creative brands plus inspiring ideas to help you create the perfect event, two years ago, founder Aron Schlagman and Talya Zysblat have always wanted to bring the directory to. And now they are, with The Source Live, a hands-on experience that provides you with the opportunity to meet the creative brands who can help bring your dream to life. Taking place at The Hoxton in Holborn, the event will offer up the chance to try your hand at cocktail making, cake decoration, creating floral bouquets and even a stab at being a DJ at the mixing tables. There will also be demos, Q&As and roving entertainment. Meet event specialists such as The Photo Booth Guys, LiquidChefs, Flourish & Plume, Maid of Gingerbread, Light Up Letters, Kate Swerdlow Photography, Georgias Cakes, Very Madly Makeup, Festival In A Box and more.
Tickets are £10 per family, available here: eventbrite.com

19 OnBlackheath
9-10 September
OnBlackheath festival returns with headliners Travis and The Libertines alongside De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and KT Tunstall. Headlining the main stage on Saturday is Travis, with a UK festival exclusive performance of their hit album The Man Who, followed by indie rockers The Libertines on Sunday. As well as live music, OnBlackheath offers up a great array of gourmet feasting opportunities in the John Lewis Food Village, including award-winning street food, pop-up restaurants and cookery demonstrations from MasterChef winners Jane Devonshire and Gary Maclean. There’s also a fun-filled programme of family entertainment, with everything from an egg-and-spoon race to appearances by We’re Going on a Bear Hunt author Michael Rosen, children’s classic entertainer Basil Brush, and comedian and writer Julian Clary. Weekend tickets £90.
onblackheath.com

20 The Art Deco Fair, Eltham Palace
9-10 September

Can there be a better setting than our very own Eltham Palace for a fair full of the decadence and the splendour of the 1930s? The Art Deco Fair is a fabulous day out for all the family, featuring an abundance of vintage stalls that will satisfy the most demanding shopper, plus the opportunity to enjoy an opulent journey into Eltham Palace’s past. 10am-3pm. Adults £14.40. Kids £8.60.
Court Yard, Eltham, Greenwich SE9 5QE; english-heritage.co.uk

21 Ink, Duke of York’s Theatre
9 September until 6 January
Fleet Street. 1969. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want – no matter the cost. Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink – written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III) – transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season from 9 September. With a cast featuring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover), this ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper.
St Martin’s Lane WC2N 4BG; 0844 871 7623; inktheplay.com 

22 Greenwich Comedy Festival
13-17 September
The Greenwich Comedy Festival returns for its ninth year at the National Maritime Museum with a series of shows starring stand-up legend Alan Davies, Mock the Week host Dara O’Briain, Live at the Apollo regular Sara Pascoe, Adam Hills (Channel 4’s The Last Leg host) and many more. It’s the perfect way for comedy lovers to round off the summer on a hilarious high with award-winning comedy in a classic Big Top, set against the iconic UNESCO buildings of Royal Greenwich.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich SE10 9NF; greenwichcomedyfestival.co.uk

23 START at Saatchi Gallery
14-17 September
START returns to the Saatchi Gallery this month to showcase the best emerging artists from new art scenes and developing markets across the globe. Discover the likes of Peihang Huang, whose colour-saturated, saccharine paintings examine the disconnect between daily life and how it is represented in the media, courtesy of Jing Lu Gallery. Other colourful works to look out for include those of Argentinian artist Bimbi Larraburu, whose vibrant oil paintings explore the spiritual potential of abstract art, and Johan Andersson’s portrait Toy Guns, which explores the glamourisation of gun culture, courtesy of California’s Art Unified.
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea SW3 4RY; startartfair.com

24 Peckham Festival
14-17 September
Peckham Festival showcases the best of the area’s creativity and community projects with exhibitions, workshops, walks, talks, performances, music, film and more. Highlights include the Crafty Fox Market at CLF Art Café on Saturday and Sunday (11am-5pm), Brilliant Neon & Little Bird Gin, a showcase of affordable neon signs and small batch local gin at Peckham Springs, launching on the Friday night and running Saturday and Sunday too, Peckham Carnival from 12pm-5pm in Holly Grove and The  Multi-Story Orchestra Chamber Series at Bold Tendencies on Saturday and Sunday evening.
peckhamfestival.org

25 Fleeting Reflections, Greenwich Gallery
14-28 September
Fleeting Reflections is an exhibition of abstract building reflection photographs taken over the last four years at Canary Wharf in London by Mike Curry. Running from 14–28 September at the Greenwich Gallery, Linear House, Peyton Place SE10 8RS, Curry’s abstract photos offer an intriguing insight into the everyday things we pass without regard as commuters. The striking colourful images may initially seem as if they are created in Photoshop, but every image in the exhibition and accompanying book is exactly as it appeared: you just needed to stop, take a breath and really look.
mikecurryphotography.com 

26 Alexis Peskine: Power Figures at October Gallery, Bloomsbury
14 September-21 October
October Gallery presents a new exhibition of works by Alexis Peskine, his first solo exhibition in London. Growing up in Paris, Peskine speaks of witnessing institutional racism and a severe lack of multi-cultural representation in the media and public sphere. His practice, reflective of this, focuses on the complexity of themes impacting people from the African Diaspora. His signature pieces are large-scale portraits rendered by the painstaking process of hammering nails of different lengths and diameters, with pin-point accuracy into wood to create breath-taking composite images.
24 Old Gloucester Street WC1N 3AL; 020 7242 7367; octobergallery.co.uk

27 DESIGNERS at Little Black Gallery, Chelsea
14 September-14 October
Jean-Marie Périer is one of France’s best known photographers. DESIGNERS at Little Black Gallery in Chelsea, his first exhibition in London, is perfect for London Fashion Week. When ELLE magazine gave him carte blanche to produce a series of images, to be called
The World of Fashion Designers, he produced a series of striking images of icons of the fashion industry, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier (photogrpahed as the Pope), Vivienne Westwood, Galliano and Stella McCartney. This series has now been brought together for your viewing pleasure, and each work is for sale.
13A Park Walk, Chelsea SW10 0AJ; thelittleblackgallery.com

28 Roy’s People’s Art Fair, Islington
15-17 September
Roy’s People’s Art Fair is London’s first art fair run by artists, for artists, and will take place at Angel’s Candid Arts Trust, running across three days from 15-17 September. After a careful selection process, 60 artists were chosen for their individual quality and talent to exhibit at the fair. The artists are promoted equally, creating a space where they can sell their work while feeling supported within a new community of creative talent.
3-5 Torrens Street EC1V 1NQ; royspeopleartfair.com

29 LAPADA Arts & Antiques Fair
15-20 September

Immaculately preserved with original bronze stand, this Roman statue of the goddess Venus dates from the 3rd century AD. The goddess is stood in contapposto position with her left leg slightly bent. In her left hand she holds an apple and in the right a mirror which she is tilting her head towards. It’s just one of the stunning exhibits on show at the LAPADA Arts & Antiques Fair at Berkeley Square.
Berkeley Square W1J 6EB; 020 7823 3511; lapadalondon.com

30 Bermondsey Street Festival
16 September
Bermondsey Street Festival returns once again on Saturday 16 September. Every year in the heart of south east London, a vibrant and unique community comes together at the lively and trendy location of Bermondsey Street to celebrate local surrounding shops, artists, galleries, businesses, restaurants and bars. There’s something for everyone with more than a hundred stalls with food and crafts, plus the infamous dog show and three music and dance stages.
bermondseystreetfestival.org.uk 

31 Open House London, various locations
16-17 September
Open House London returns to give you the chance to take a look around some of London’s extraordinary buildings, many of which aren’t normally open to the public, from the late-Georgian Custom House in the City to a crypt-like forgotten subway station in Crystal Palace, the largest purpose-built mosque in Western Europe, the Roca London Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects and Blackheath Conservatoire, which is part of the oldest-surviving multi-purpose arts venue in London.
openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk

32 London Design Festival, various locations
16-24 September
The London Design Festival is an annual event held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. One of the world’s most important annual design events, the festival programme is made up of some 400 events and exhibitions. This year’s landmark project is Villa Walala by Camille Walala, an immersive and playful installation within the heart of Broadgate in partnership with British Land. After the success of Walala X Play at Now Gallery in Greenwich, you don’t want to miss this visual feast!
For the full event listings see londondesignfestival.com

33 Street Fans, The Fan Museum, Greenwich
19 September until 31 December
Earlier this year the little-known craft of fan making was included in the Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Craft, categorised as ‘critically endangered’. Earlier this year, The Fan Museum launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £14,000 to help realise a pioneering project that aims to reinvigorate within the UK this once thriving craft form. Jointly conceived by The Fan Museum and Paris-based street artist Codex Urbanus, Street Fans sees an international cast of 30 street artists team up with leading contemporary fan maker, Sylvain Le Guen, to design and create one-of-a-kind folding fans that the Museum will exhibit from 19 September–31 December 2017.
12 Crooms Hill SE10 8ER; 020 8305 1441; thefanmuseum.org.uk 

34 In Conversation: The Verve’s Urban Hymns at 20
21 September
It has been two decades since the colossal success of The Verve’s era-defining Urban Hymns, and it remains one of the biggest selling British albums of all time. The Verve, published this month, is a fascinating memoir from the photographer Chris Floyd, released to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the seminal album. On 21 September there will be a talk and book signing event, including a Q&A with Floyd, at the National Portrait Gallery. 7pm. Tickets £8.
npg.org.uk/events 

35 Plume of Feathers + LOCKS at The Half Moon, Putney
21 September
A musical collective from Bristol are showcasing their live show for one night only in London on 21 September, dedicated to the past glories and wonderful character of the British pub at the famous music venue, The Half Moon in Putney. Plume of Feathers is a band, and an album documenting the lifetime of The Plume of Feathers, a former public house in Bristol that is now a selection of highly desirable two/three bed apartments – and the inspiration behind the concept album. The songs are about the people who drink in pubs, their lives, loves, hopes and aspirations.
bit.ly/plume-of-feathers

36 London Fashion Week Festival
21-24 September

Newly revamped for 2017 – and staged at The Store Studios on The Strand, a London Fashion Week venue – London Fashion Week festival is the only event that gives you unparalleled access to the prestigious, star-studded industry event that is London Fashion Week. Experience the best of British and international fashion including a showcase of designer and trend catwalks shows, shopping events, beauty events and pampering sessions, plus industry talks. Tickets from £20.
The Store Studios, 180 Strand WC2R londonfashionweekfestival.com

37 Carnaby Fashion Festival
21-24 September
Carnaby is hosting a four-day celebration for the London Fashion Week Festival with free fashion and beauty talks, workshops and giveaways across Carnaby’s 13 streets. Carnaby is working with graphic fashion designer Lauren Rolwing to produce four illustrations depicting Carnaby’s leading fashion tribes. The illustrations can be collected throughout Carnaby during the Fashion Festival, and will also decorate the free Carnaby taxi, offering shuttles from LFW Festival on The Strand. Lucky shoppers will also be in with a chance to win 1 of 100 Carnaby goodie bags worth £200. There’ll also be offers and discounts to enjoy including 20% off at Monki and Office and gifts in store at Diesel and AQ/AQ, as well as Carnaby Fashion Festival cocktails and dishes at Dirty Bones, Señor Ceviche and Jinjuu, and a martini twist cocktail and three oysters for £10 each day from 3pm-6pm at Wright Brothers Soho.
For the full line-up see carnaby.co.uk 

38 Tootopia
22-24 September
Tootopia, the end-of-summer extravaganza, returns to salute all that is great about vibrant Tooting. Discover local landmarks, exquisite eateries, and secret watering holes or get stuck exciting activities, workshops and outdoor parties curated by local businesses and venues, including Tootopia Kids. The Street Food Takeover pitches up at Graveney & Meadow from 23-24 September (12pm until late) with the likes of The Gyoza Guys, Bill or Beak, Le Bao, Sub Cult and Bun Kabab hawking their delicious wares alongside a line-up of DJs and live acts.
tootopia.co.uk

39 Nunhead Art Trail
23-24 September

Nunhead Art Trail, now in its fifth, is an opportunity for local artists and craftspeople to showcase their work in their own homes, studios or public venues in the area. Visitors can buy everything from ceramics and sculpture to jewellery and handmade furniture. The trail will also offer dance, guided photography and street art walks, performances, poetry, and even a multi-sensory audio-delicatessen performance that will uncover new relationships between cooking, eating, playing and listening. Shop windows will be transformed by local artists with unique drawings, creating a Nunhead-wide gallery. A trio of singers will also perform in eight different venues, and there will be on-the-hour performances by a dance troupe in the Restored Anglican Chapel in Nunhead Cemetery.
nunheadarttrail.co.uk

40 BooManchu’s Weekend Wellness Festival, Clapham
23-24 September
For Londoners looking for a burst of rekindled fitness motivation, boutique cycling legends Boom Cycle have teamed up with Clapham’s atmospheric bar and nightclub Fu Manchu to create BooManchu – an exciting weekend wellness festival. Exercise lovers are invited to don their finest workout gear and join Boom Cycle for immersive fitness experiences throughout the weekend, with unique cycle workouts, healthy brunches by Sana Mind Body & Soul and talks by fitness industry experts. After getting your sweat on, you’ll be sent home with a jam-packed goody bag and the ultimate post-workout feeling. There are three sessions on both days (9.30am-12noon, 12noon-2.30pm and 2.30pm-5pm), costing £28 per person per session.
15-16 Lendal Terrace, Clapham SW4 7UX; fumanchu.co.uk 

41 Audrey Hepburn: Exhibition & Auction
From 23 September
From ballet shoes to rarely seen portraits, Christie’s is all set to auction off the personal collection of Audrey Hepburn. The auction will present her collection to an international audience, with a free-to-all exhibition commencing 23 September before the auction on 27 September. The collection is truly an extraordinary archive of the life and career of one of the most celebrated film actresses of the 20th Century and includes incredible mementos of her best loved films, along with professional portraits by major photographers, such as Cecil Beaton, illustrating some of her best-known roles such as Sabrina and Eliza Doolittle. The sale also includes her personal wardrobe with couture from Givenchy and Valentino. An online sale will offer further items from the collection, with estimates starting at just £100. The online sale will be open for bidding from 19 September until 3 October.
8 King Street, St James’s SW1Y 6QT; christies.com/audreyhepburn 

42 Antiques Anonymous, Church Street, Marylebone
24 September
Antiques Anonymous is a collaboration of the 80 dealers of art, antiques and design based on Church Street, Marylebone, including those within Alfies Antique Market. At a time when London institutions and hubs for art and antiques, such as Grays Mews, Burlington Arcade and Portobello Road, are rapidly closing or evolving, the brand hopes to highlight Church Street as a last outpost for high quality decorative objects, both old and contemporary. The group will be hosting an inaugural flea market on Sunday 24 September 2017 coinciding with the last day of the London Design Festival.
alfiesantiques.com 

43 Pop-Up Screens, various locations
Until 24 September
There are not many better things in life than sitting under the stars (hopefully with no rain in the air) and watching a bona fide cinematic classic on a big screen. Pop Up Screens brings some of Hollywood’s best-loved films to a park near you and there’s still time to gatecrash the party in September. Highlights for us include Oscar winner La La Land at Ravenscourt Park on 2 September, Peter Pan in Bishop’s Park on 14 September and Whiplash at the same venue the following day. We’re due an Indian summer, so get the popcorn ready.
Full listings are available at popupscreens.co.uk

44 WALALA X PLAY at NOW Gallery, Greenwich Peninsula
Until 24 September
Camille Walala has transformed NOW Gallery into a maze of colour and wonder with WALALA X PLAY, a labyrinth of zigzag paths, winding walls and suspended shapes, all covered with Camille’s signature geometric patterns and vibrant colours. As well as an eye-popping immersive experience, WALALA X PLAY is also a puzzle – a 3D game of ‘spot the difference’ in which you’re encouraged to hunt down anomalies in the pattern, with fresh inconsistencies introduced every month. Camille has also designed two ping pong tables that are available to play on every day of the installation. Free to visit. Suitable for all ages.
The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square SE10 0SQ; nowgallery.co.uk

45 Let’s Talk Fashion, The King’s Road
28 September
Enjoy a relax, fashion-themed evening at Chelsea Library with the King’s Road stylists and boutique owners, who will be taking a look at both London and New York Fashion Weeks and discussing their sartorial passions. You can also browse Chelsea Library’s collection of fashion magazines and books dating back to 1920s. 6pm-8pm. Tickets must be booked in advance via eventbrite.co.uk
161 King’s Road, Chelsea SW3; kingsroadchelsea.london 

46 The Grime and the Glamour, Barbican Cinema
29 September-5 October
New York in the 70s and 80s: a time of fear, poverty, uncertainty… and unparalleled artistic freedom. From 29 September-5 October Barbican Cinema screens The Grime and the Glamour, a unique film season which captures a period of significant historical change and creative energy in New York. The city’s economic decline can be glimpsed through movies, including in Madonna’s iconic turn in Desperately Seeking Susan.
barbican.org.uk

47 The World of Anna Sui, Fashion & Textile Museum
Until 1 October
On the cover of The World of Anna Sui by Tim Banks is a catwalk shot of a look that exemplifies the glamorously eclectic style of fashion designer Anna Sui. Located in the ‘fairytale’ section of her thematically organised new exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum in Bermondsey is the bold pirate dress in question. It’s inspired in part, she explains, by Marie Antoinette – but also Barbarossa the pirate and 70s band The New York Dolls. ‘It’s quintessential Anna Sui,’ she says proudly. ‘It has all the elements: the roses, the black and white with red. There are also the fishnets to evoke the punk movement. All in one outfit! With over 125 full outfits on display, the exhibition ranges from early looks first modelled by Naomi Campbell in 1991 up to the cowboy and cheerleader design worn recently by Gigi and Bella Hadid.
83 Bermondsey Street SE1 3XF; 020 7407 8664; ftmlondon.org

48 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre
Until 7 October 
Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell will star in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, opening at the Apollo Theatre on 13 July. The truth hurts. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday, as Brick and Maggie dance around secrets that threaten to destroy their marriage and family.
Shaftesbury Ave, Soho W1D 7EZ; 033 0333 4809; youngvicwestend.com 

49 Knives in Hens, Donmar Warehouse
Until 7 October
A ploughman and his wife live a simple existence in a pre-industrial time, until the hated local miller ensnares them in a struggle of knowledge, power and attraction. David Harrower’s haunting and poetic Knives in Hens established him as one of the UK’s leading playwrights, and multi-award winning director Yaël Farber brings her distinctive style to this tense, modern classic, opening at the Donmar Warehouse on 17 August.
donmarwarehouse.com

50 Apologia at Trafalgar Studios
Until 18 November
Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer, to star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell’s acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. Channing plays Kristin Miller, a firebrand liberal matriarch of a dynamic family, who is presiding over her birthday celebrations. An eminent art historian, Kristin’s almost evangelical dedication to her career and her political activism has resulted in her sons – Peter, a merchant banker, and Simon, a writer – harbouring deeply rooted and barely suppressed resentments towards her. The fissures in her relationship with them are brought to the fore by the recent publication of her memoir.
atgtickets.com/trafalgarstudios  

51 The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre
Until 6 January 2018
Direct from a record-breaking sold out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Jez Butterworth’s epic play The Ferryman transfers to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End, running until 6 January 2018. Starring Paddy Considine and directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman is set in rural Derry, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A hard day of work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead – but this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho W1D 6AR theferrymanplay.com



 

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