What’s on in London for September 2013

nflSummer is nearly over, the kids will be getting back to school and London will start to quieten down, however don’t despair there is still lots of great events happening this month, especially music with some of the top acts from around the world performing in London. Also the famous NFL comes to London for its annual visit. There is also a Soccer World Cup qualifier plus loads more. Take a look below and see our top 10 events that we have recommended for September.

No 1.  1st September  “Outdoor cinema at Regent’s Park” — “The Birds”. What could be nicer than spending a summer evening under the stars, watching a great film on a big screen? The screen will be located at the Open Air Theatre — and amphitheatre-type venue in Regent’s Park. Tonight’s movie will be Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (15).  Note: There is limited seating capacity so advanced booking is recommended. Food and drink will be available to buy on-site. Ticket price: £16.50. See thelunacinema.com

No 2.  6th September  “World Cup Qualifier — England v Moldova” at Wembley Stadium. England continue their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign with a game against Moldova.England and Moldova have only played each other twice, and that was during the World Cup qualifying campaign of 1988. Both games were won by England comfortably with scores of 3-0 and 4-0.

No.3. 7th September to 16th November “Shakespears ,Much Ado About Nothing” starring James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave at The  Old Vic. Mark Rylance will be directing  “Much Ado About Nothing” a wise-cracking comedy of love, honour and second chances. Claudio and Hero are due to be married soon, but the devious Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick are unable to admit they love each other. Can the Prince’s plot finally bring them together? For Tickets go to Box office or look on line at the Old Vic web site.

No.4.  7th September  “Last Night of the Proms” at the Royal Albert Hall. The Proms season comes to a close with the spectacular “Last Night of the Proms”. The usual mix of bombastic classics and flag-waving favourites will be present including Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance”, Parry’s “Jerusalem” and Arne’s “Rule Britannia!”. Other pieces will include Wagner’s “The Mastersingers of Nuremberg”, Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms”, Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending”, Britten’s “The Building of the House”, Massenet’s “Cherubin”, Handel’s “Xerxes”, Rossini’s “La donna del lago”, Verdi’s “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” and Rodgers’ “You’ll never walk alone”. Music will be conducted by Marin Alsop and played by Nigel Kennedy, Joyce DiDonato, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.

No.5.   14th September “ Roger Waters — The Wall” at Wembley Stadium. Roger Waters is taking Pink Floyd’s epic LP “The Wall” on a European tour. The original stage show has been updated with new lights and special effects to complement classic songs like “Comfortably Numb” and “Another Brick In The Wall”.

No.6.   20th to 21st September  “Rod Stewart” at the O2 Arena Rock legend Rod Stewart is on his eagerly awaited “Time” tour. The show coincides with the release of Rod’s first album of original songs in nearly 20 years. This landmark LP saw Stewart return to the No.1 spot, and marks his long-awaited return to his song writing roots.

No.7.24th, 25th and 27th September  “Fleetwood Mac”  at the O2 Arena. Fleetwood Mac are back on the road, 35 years after the release of their legendary album “Rumours”. The current line-up includes Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and John McVie — the only member missing is Christine McVie. Tickets: £50 to £125. See theo2co.uk

N0. 8 .   28th September  “Madness” at Alexandra Palace. Still going strong after 30 years, everyone’s favourite nutty boys are back in town for a gig at the Ally Pally. Madness have had a great 12 months, playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and on an open-bus during the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony. Tickets: £38.50, from alexandrapalace.com

No.9.   29th September  “NFL: Minnesota Vikings v Pittsburgh Steelers” at Wembley Stadium. The NFL is coming to London! If you want to see some real American Football then get down to Wembley Stadium where the Pittsburgh Steelers will taking on the Minnesota Vikings in a real NFL season game. It’s technically a home game for the Vikings, their first visit to the UK since a pre-season game in 1983. But for the Steelers it’s new territory — their first-ever visit to Wembley!

No. 10. 29th September “ iTunes Festival — Justin Timberlake” at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London. This is a great chance to see Justin Timberlake for Free, but you must win a ticket from iTunes. See itunesfestival.com (you need to download the app on your iPhone or iPad). No tickets are on general sale so the only way to see Justin is to go to itune’s  site and try and win a free ticket.

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