What’s on in London for September 2016

london christmasLondon is still in the Holiday season, and lots of overseas visitors are still here enjoying everything the capital has to offer. We have selected the best 10 things to go and see during September. Music, Theatre , Special one of events and much more all selected for you to enjoy while you spend time in our great city. So have a great time and we hope you enjoy our top picks of the month.

No 1.   8th September to 17th December 2016 “No Man’s Land” at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Star actors Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard from Star Trek) take to the stage together in No Man’s Land. Seven years on from their collaboration in the hit Broadway play Waiting For Godot, the legendary British actors join forces once more, directed by McKellen’s long-term professional partner, Sean Mathias. The play follows two ageing writers whose lively conversation one summer evening soon turns into a revealing power game. One of Harold Pinter’s gripping classics, the sinister plot line will have you guessing right until the end. Tickets: From £32.

No 2. 10th September “BBC Proms in the Park” taking place in Hyde Park. One of the highlights of the BBC Proms calendar, this spectacular annual outdoor concert is full of patriotism and British eccentricity. Taking place on the closing night of the two-month classical music festival, the main evening performance culminates in a live link-up with the Royal Albert Hall for the traditional Last Night finale with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, whose best-selling hits include Big Girls Don’t Cry and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, headline this year’s event, which is presented by BBC Radio 2’s Anneka Rice and Michael Ball. Joining them on the Hyde Park stage are a mix of top pop and classical music acts, including the BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Richard Balcombe, All Saints, Rick Astley, The Feeling, ABC, the Royal Choral Society and the cast of Matilda the Musical.                Tickets: From £43.

No. 3. 10th September “Billy Joel” at Wembley Stadium. See the “Uptown girl” composer live in one of his rare London performances.

No.4. 15th to 24th September “Marvel Universe Live” at The O2. See all your favourite Marvel heroes as they are brought to life at Marvel Universe Live. Experience a never-before-seen, live-action family arena show, as Marvel superheroes touch down in London and cause a scene. Cheer for all your favourite superheroes, including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk, as they do battle with Loki and Marvel’s most sinister villains. Immerse yourself in a show that brings together the largest assembly of Marvel characters ever in a live production, and showcases cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts and much more. Tickets: £35.53. As the O2 is quite a way from central London why not take a chauffeur car to make your evening that little bit extra special, call Harmony cars and they can fix you up with one of their high class vehicles and driver and take you there in style. Their number is 07976 374498 or email them at:   info@harmony-airport-transfers.com

No.5. 21st September “Bjork” at the Royal Albert Hall. This is one of 2 concerts in London, on the 24th September she will also be at The Hammersmith Appolo.

No.6.   22nd to 25th September “New Scientist Live” at ExCel. New Scientist Live is a four-day festival full of ideas and discovery from the team behind the world’s most popular science weekly magazine. It will be opened this year by UK astronaut Tim Peake following his six months on board the International Space Station. The show features four immersive zones including Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos, as well as talks from experts and more than 200 exhibitors. Experience what it’s like to drive a mile in three seconds with the Bloodhound simulator, courtesy of the team behind the super-sonic car. See the Exo Mars Rover ahead of its 2018 space launch. Take a closer look at the LUTZ Pathfinder, one of the UK’s first driverless vehicle projects currently under trial in Milton Keynes. Meet Nao, one of the first of a new generation of robots; a social robot. He’s only 58cm tall, but already having a dramatic effect on people’s lives.   Tickets: £25 to £45.

No.7. 22nd to 25th September “London Fashion Weekend AW16” at Saatchi Gallery. Following London Fashion Week SS17, one of the “big four” fashion trade shows in the world, London Fashion Weekend is a fashionista extravaganza, letting everyone in on the fabulous world of fashion. The Saatchi Gallery is transformed into an exclusive fashion experience, brimming with designer catwalk shows, pop-up shops, hair and beauty treats, and educational panels. Showcasing the latest styles from renowned designers and new items from up-and-coming stars of the fashion world, the catwalk shows cover all the latest styles and trends.See designers SIBLING, J.JS Lee and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi showcasing their AW16 collections in the stunning setting of the gallery. If you like what you see on the catwalk, get your seasonal wardrobe fix from designer brands during the weekend, often at discounted prices, there’s much more to enjoy than just updating your collection, with free insider talks from key editors, stylists and experts, as well as beauty treatments, manicures and massages for those looking for a spot of pampering.   Tickets: £21.60

No. 8.   23rd September “Ricky Martin” at The Hammersmith Apollo. Always a hit with the ladies, Ricky will be bringing his exciting live show to London

No.9. 25th September “Japan Matsuri” in Trafalgar Square. Experience a taste of Japanese culture as the vibrant Japan Matsuri returns to Trafalgar Square, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the UK’s Japan Society this year.This annual festival transforms this central part of the capital into an outpost of Japan between 10am and 8pm, with a heady mix of music, dance, food and family entertainment. Enjoy martial arts demonstrations, Japanese songs and dance performances across two stages, including special appearances from Joji Hirota and the London Taiko Drummers, traditional dancing by Aozasa Shishi Odori, Tezuma magician Taiju Fujiyama and energising exercise routines from Radio Taiso.Tuck into delicious Japanese festival food at one of the many stalls, and children of all ages can lose themselves in the wonders of calligraphy and origami in the activity tent. Get creative drawing on the giant canvas wall and take part in the fantastic Nodojiman karaoke competition. With something for all the family to enjoy, Japan Matsuri is the perfect mix of culture and fun.

No.10.   25th September “Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival” at Guildhall. Join the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival celebrations at Guildhall Yard, and experience London’s 140-year-old Pearly tradition.Dressed in their best dark suits covered in hundreds of bright pearl buttons, the Pearly Kings and Queens of London are a charming and unforgettable sight. Getting together for the biggest event in the Pearly calendar, they will be celebrating the bounty of the autumn harvest with traditional entertainment in front of Guildhall from 1.30pm, before parading through the streets to St Mary Le Bow Church for a service of thanksgiving at 3pm. Expect Morris dancing, maypole dancing, marching bands, drummers and lots of colourful characters at this traditional event, which raises money for charity.

 

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