September 2013 To Do List - Here Comes The Good Stuff!

September 2013 To Do List – Here Comes The Good Stuff!

Welcome to our favourite part of the year – To Do List is ALL about Autumn/Winter!

Starting with still-summery September, we’ll be bringing you a monthly guide to what we like to call BRILLY SEASON – when all the best film, theatre, music, festivals and whatnot creeps out of the woodwork…

So yeah, here you go, are you ready for SEPTEMBER?

Thames Festival | 6-15 September

The Mayor’s Thames Festival is set to stage an inspiring 10-day celebration of London’s iconic river through art, music, and educational events both on the water and along its banks and bridges.

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Thames Festival

London Analogue Festival

London Analogue Festival | New Cross & Deptford | 7-8 September | FREE

The festival provides a platform to upcoming and promising independent talents working with analogue mediums today, to show that despite the dominance of digital technologies, proficiency in the analogue arts is still prominent today.

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Kings Place Festival | Kings Place | 13-15 September | All Shows £4.50

With over 100 eclectic events picked from the very best of our broad music and arts programme, there is no better way to explore London’s newest independent venue than the Kings Place Festival 2013. Enjoy a year’s worth of shows in just 3 days.

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Kings Place Festival

London Design Festival

London Design Festival | Across London | 14-22 September

First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

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Open House London | 21-22 September | FREE

Open House London celebrates all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Every September, it gives a unique opportunity to get out and under the skin of London’s amazing architecture, with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors to everyone – all for free.

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London Open HouseThe Commitments

The Commitments | Palace Theatre | From 21 September | £12.50-£90

The Commitments, Roddy Doyle’s best-selling novel, is live on stage for the very first time, and makes its World Premiere at the Palace Theatre. The show,  more than two years in the making, has been adapted from the novel by Booker prize winning author Doyle himself, and will be directed by award winning Jamie Lloyd.

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Raindance Film Festival | Vue Piccadilly | 25 September – 6 October

The Raindance Film Festival takes place in central London (Piccadilly Circus), screening 100 feature films and over 150 short films.

The official selection feature film line-up was announced on Tuesday 3 September 2013.

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Raindance Film FestivalSoho Literary Festival

Soho Literary Festival | Soho Theatre | 25-29 September | All Tickets £9

Britain’s most intimate literary festival, running at the Soho Theatre from September 25th to 29th. Instead of schlepping off to the Welsh borders to sit at the back of an enormous tent in a soggy field, you can relax at the theatre bar, the green room for all the stars, before popping off for another event.

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Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival | Guildhall Yard | 29 September | FREE

starting at 1.00pm with traditional entertainment before a parade down to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the service at 3.00pm. This is attended by many Mayors, Donkey’s and Carts, Marching Bands and of course the Pearly Kings & Queens and many other colorful characters.

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Pearly Kings And Queens Harvest FestivalColourscape Music Festival

Colourscape Music Festival | Clapham Common | 14-22 September | £8.50

Eye Music Trust presents its flagship Colourscape Festival on Clapham Common in the world’s largest Colourscape! Concerts take place on weekends, and on weekdays you can enjoy five days of colour and music workshops with public openings at 12 to 1pm

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Stuart Wilson


I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.