As summer comes to an end, we have plenty of plans for the coming month to embrace the autumn season. September is full of fun festivals which celebrate a mixture of arts and offer a great way of saying goodbye to the summer! Read on to see our top list of events you don’t want to miss this month!
Until 20th September 2017
Head down to catch the end of this summer-long festival of live entertainment. This year, Underbelly Festival joined forces with London Wonderground festival to present the biggest celebration of music, circus, theatre, cabaret, comedy and children’s shows.
Enjoy the dazzling brilliance of acts like Le Bouge Néon’s burlesque skills amongst a fabulous light show; Black Cat Cabaret – an extraordinary performance of showgirls, acrobats, musicians and aerialists; a modern burlesque show, House of Burlesque, mixing glamorous cabaret with new technology; and not forgetting the sassy boys from Close Encounters who are pushing the boundaries of thrilling burlesque and skilful drag.
Underbelly is also a great place for the family as there are a range of activities and this September you can bring your little ones to the dancefloor at Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall.
Access to the outdoor bars and food stalls at the Underbelly Festival site is free but if you want to watch one of the shows, you need to get a ticket! Tickets start at £10 per person, so get yours now before they all book up!
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Zip World London
Until 1st October 2017
Reach new heights at London’s biggest and fastest city zip wire in the world – 115 feet to be exact! Yep, with heights like that, it’s no wonder it’s the world’s fastest urban zip wire, reaching speeds of up to 50mph.
If you’re a thrill seeker, this is the perfect way to see some of London’s top tourist attractions such as The Shard, Big Ben and the London Eye.
There’s only one month left to experience this – so don’t miss out! Tickets start at £49.99 for adults and kids aged 8-15 can ride too!
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Zee London Mela
3 September 2017
This September, returning to Gunnersbury Park for its 15th year, is the fun and exciting Zee London Mela. This festival is a celebration of South Asian culture with a variety of live performances and delicious food from the Tastes of Asia Food Market.
You’ll be entertained with a variety of traditional and contemporary performances across the three main stages. Experience bollywood, urban or classical music and dance, as well as comedy, cabaret and circus by British Asian and international acts.
Running alongside this will be a range of activities including a funfair, sporting activities and family entertainment. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the highlight of the night – a colourful fireworks display which will light up the park.
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London Design Festival 2017
16 September 2017 – 24 September 2017
For its 14th year, London Design Festival will take over the city with its creativity and vision. Appreciate the dynamic and innovative design projects from some of the top London Artists at numerous pop-up venues across the capital. There will be a range of creative installations and events celebrating contemporary design.
You can also visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, the resident hub of the London Design Festival, for a wide range of activities; from talks and workshops, to installations and exhibitions.
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Disco Soup and Sustainability Weekend
15 – 17 September 2017
Mercato Metropolitano (MM), a community based around food and sustainability, is celebrating its first birthday in Elephant and Castle with the largest ever “Disco Soup”! Yes – we said Disco Soup! If you don’t already know what this is, we can confirm it’s not a club night – it’s better! A Disco Soup is an event that tackles the huge amount of food waste we have in this country by bringing together some happy volunteers, willing farmers and markets alongside good music.
As part of Urban Food Fortnight, Mercato Metropolitan are with 1000 people taking part in one huge pop-in cookery session with music by DJs from the Ministry of Sound. They’ll be chopping to the beat to serve a soup pot from food that otherwise would have been wasted. The event is part of a wider Sustainability Weekend on the 15-17 September which will feature free seminars, workshops, cookery classes and film screenings – all dedicated to sustainability.
Play a part in this great work and join in the celebrations – bring kitchen utensils if you can – but mainly bring yourself! The event is free for everyone but you need to register to attend here.
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The Harvest Stomp
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
24 September 2017
The Harvest Stomp at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be worth heading to for a fun-filled family day out on a Sunday afternoon. There will be live music and barn dancing, farm animals on an interactive mobile farm for children to pet, as well as lots of fun activities and games going on throughout the day to keep them entertained.
To keep the adults entertained there will be folk and dance music, comedy performances and stalls serving delicious locally produced food and craft beers!
Simply turn up and enjoy all that is on offer for free.
What have you got planned for the autumn season? Let us know and comment below!