Dinner at the Twits – from September 4
For anyone who loved Roald Dahl’s work as a child, this immersive theatre experience will have you squirming with delight – and probably disgust, too!
Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company proudly presents Dinner at the Twits, inspired by one of Dahl’s most creatively gruesome tales, The Twits. Join Mr and Mrs Twit in their gloomy, windowless house (found in The Vaults at Waterloo) for a dining experience you’ll never forget.
The show, which includes dinner and drinks, lasts for 90 minutes and prices range from £76.50 to £111.50. If you think you have the acquired taste needed to stomach this weird but wonderful experience, be sure to book in advance.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year – from Sept 17
From mid-September, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich will be hosting the most breath-taking entries from this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
In the biggest international competition of its kind, the spectacular shots of the Northern Lights illuminating their surroundings green, nebulae in the night sky, and skyscapes scattered with beautiful star trails are otherworldly.
Located in the aptly named Astronomy Gallery, visitors will be able to browse the entries from 10am to 5pm every day. Entry to the exhibition is free.
100% Design – Sept 21 - 24
As the largest and longest running design trade event in the UK, 100% Design features a showcase of work in five categories: emerging brands, kitchens and bathrooms, design and build, workplace and interiors.
Held at Olympia London in Kensington, you will find the best of furniture, fabrics, lighting and home accessories, to name a few. This year’s exhibitors include 3D Boffin, BESSA design, Duquesa & Malvada, and Torra Barcelona.
If you’re interested in attending the 100% Design show, you must register online. The show is held exclusively for people in the industry, including students.
London Fashion Weekend – Sept 22 - 25
As London Fashion Week is strictly an invite only event, London Fashion Weekend is the next best thing for anyone seeking their bi-annual dose of all things fashion.
Presenting some of the boldest and best upcoming spring and summer trends straight from the London Fashion Week catwalk, London Fashion Weekend offers you the chance to attend catwalk shows and industry talks.
There’s also the exclusive shopping experience, with discounted prices and more than 150 brands to choose from. If you’re hoping to attend London Fashion Weekend, there are various different packages available, with prices ranging from £20 to £200.
Ceramics in the City – Sept 22 - 25
For three days (and one evening) only, the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton will play host to a number of potters, gathered together to present their most beautiful ceramic creations.
Ceramics in the City will welcome collectors, craft enthusiasts and tourists to explore the work of exhibitors including Daniel Boyle, Judit Esztergomi and Vivienne Ross, even offering the chance to purchase some of their designs.
There will also be pottery demonstrations and the chance to get hands on and make some crafts of your own across the long weekend. Now in its 14th year, the show is also part of the annual London Design Festival. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Abstract Expressionism – from Sept 24
This autumn, the Royal Academy of Arts are bringing together some of the most celebrated pieces of abstract art, displaying work from the likes of Pollock, Rothko and Guston in collaboration with Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
These artists were known for breaking free of accepted conventions when it came to their artwork, and their radical creations practically redefined the nature of painting.
The exhibition also displays photography and sculpture, which helped secure New York’s place as the capital of the art world. Held in the Main Galleries at Burlington House, Abstract Expressionism runs until January 2. Standard tickets cost £16, with students paying £12 for entry.