SIX SUPER SOUTH LONDON EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
From a bicycle-powered outdoor screening in Nunhead to Kylie at the O2 and the Tall Ships Festival in Greenwich, here are six of the best events in south London this September
VETRO: Exploring the Venetian Influence
London Glassblowing hot glass studio and gallery presents Vetro: Exploring the Venetian Influence, one of its most enlightening and fascinating exhibitions to date. The event challenged 15 artists – including London Glassblowing founder Peter Layton, Scott Benefield, Liam Reeves and German jeweller, Marion Sterner – to produce outstanding new works exploring contemporary interpretations of traditional Italian techniques. Some techniques date back to the golden age of 15th Century Venetian glassblowing, others to Roman times. Running from 12 September until 18 October. Admission free.
London Glassblowing Gallery and Studio, 62-66 Bermondsey Street SE1 3UD; londonglassblowing.co.uk
Tall Ships Festival
The Royal Borough of Greenwich will celebrate the largest fleet of Tall Ships to visit London in 25 years with five days of free festival fun across Greenwich. From 5-9 September you will be able to board the Tall Ships moored along the Greenwich waterfront, enjoy dazzling evening fireworks displays, free cultural performances, music and entertainment at the festival villages, and watch a crew parade and festival procession.
Kiss me quick
One of the Queens of Pop, Kylie Minogue, will be making a fleeting visit to the capital when she plays three nights at The O2 from 29 September-1 October. The Kiss Me Once tour will feature songs from her new album – which includes collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and HAIM – as well as her classic hits.
Any Dream Will Do
Iconic musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat heads for The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, from 23-27 September. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours, the production is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One More Angel. The show stars Lloyd Daniels as Joseph, Danielle Hope as Narrator and Matt Lapinskas, returning to The Churchill after last year’s panto, as The Pharaoh. Tickets £10-£25.
High Street, Bromley BR1 1HA; 0844 871 7620
Adventures in Nunhead
Following the success of recent events in Waterloo and Crystal Palace, Fantasy High Street heads for Nunhead, delivering performance and visual arts in and around local businesses. A bike-powered outdoor screening of the cycle caper The Triplets of Belleville takes place on Nunhead Green on 12 September (8pm, free, in partnership with Rat Race Cycles). Also, on 30 August, children aged 4+ can enjoy an interactive storytelling performance at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Barset Road, complete with cake courtesy of Ayers Bakery (12noon-5pm; ticketed).
Art Deco Fair
The Eltham Palace Art Deco Fair runs from 13-14 September. As well as an abundance of vintage stalls, there’s also the chance to take in the Deco decadence of the palace itself. Adults £10.20, kids £6.10, including entry to the palace and gardens.