September To Do List – Part One

It’s a To Do List of two halves this month, because THERE’S SO F*CKING MUCH TO DO! We’re loving September already and it’s only just begun!

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Here’s Part One, and be sure to keep an eye out for Part Two (out on Thursday 8th) for even more ninth month amazingness, featuring La Cucina Futurista, Sound Tracks Festival, Mysterious Skin, Shinky Shonky with Thundercub, Unskinny BopPostmodernism: Style and Subversion, & Polari: London’s Peerless Gay Literary Salon!

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Decade @ Commodity Quay, St Katharine Docks | All September (until October 15th) | 19:30 + matinees | £35  

 Decade is the new site specific show about 9/11 from pioneering Rupert Goold’s Headlong Theatre who brought Enron to the West End. The show is taking place at St Katherine’s Docks and promises to be epic in scale and content.

Ignite 2011 @ Royal Opera House | 2-4 September | Noon onwards | Free – £15

Having very much enjoyed this free festival sponsored by a rather massive bank for the last two years, we were excited to see that Ignite has not lost its penchant for the weird and wonderful. Highlights for us include Mike Figgis’ films being shown and a super installation by one of our favourite fashion/art photographers Guy Bourdin.

La Haine Screening @ Passing Clouds | 4 September | 19:00 – 21:00 | Free

Free screening of La Haine, the seminal gang violence film starring Matthieu Kassovitz at the uberfun and slightly underground Passing Clouds art club.

Thames Festival | 10 & 11 September | Free 

Oh no! Boris has been at the Vino again, here’s the result – The Thames Festival 2011 on the Southbank (as featured in our little Festivals guide a while back). Our top picks include: The Night Carnival & Firework Finale on Sunday – an illuminated procession best seen from Victoria Embankment (they say); New European Village all weekend – which celebrates culture in Central and Eastern Europe; & Feast on the Bridge – food filled fun on Sunday

Comedy @ Soho-Ho | 10 & 24 September | 20:00 | £12.50

Our new fortnightly comedy hangout in seedy Soho – we’re particularly looking forward to Kerry Godliman on the 10th September. Some special price £5 bargain tickets are available here.

Toyah does Wig Out @ Ghetto Factory (LSE) | 10 September | 22:00 – 01:00 | £3-7

There will be Thunder in the Mountains from this Queen of the Stone Age hehe. It’s Toyah at Wig Out.
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Watch This Space Festival @ The National Theatre | Until 24 September | Free

We have covered this festival to death now (we got excited about it here) but we still love it and it continues until the 24th September. We recommend: Page Blanche – an insane mix of visual art, live music and theatre; and also Just Another Boyband – a juggling tribute to the boybands we’ve known and loved.

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And don’t forget Part Two, coming next Thursday!

Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.