What’s On | September 2016

Whats On September

New Year’s Day Parade

So this one isn’t quite in September, but the New Year’s Day Parade is an annual event in London taking place on New Year’s Day and if you want a grandstand ticket, which means all the action then you can buy tickets for this from Tuesday 6th September. The theme for this year’s parade is ‘Lights Camera Action’ and we have already seen some promo shots with giant dinosaurs around London, so we are definitely getting excited for what’s in store. The parade takes place through Central London on January 1st 2017, get your tickets and find out more at lnydp.com.

New Years Day parade

Pop Up A Movie

Make the most of the last of the summer weather with an outdoor screening from Pop Up Screens. There is still time to catch Top Gun Sept 9th, The Notebook Sept 10th and Beauty & The Beast Sept 11th at Coram’s Fields in Holborn or how about Jurassic World at Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith on Sept 18th. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £6 for children. Bring blankets, beanbags and cushions or hire a director’s chair for £2. Bring your own snacks or enjoy popcorn from Drum and Kernel, as well as burgers and craft beer on offer. Tickets available from www.popupscreens.co.uk.

Pop Up screens movies London

Hampstead Market Opens

Why not visit the newly opened Hampstead Market this September? The Saturday food market will open its gates on Saturday 10th September and will take place every week in the heart of Hampstead. Hosting over 45 award-winning farmers, street food traders and artisan producers including Crosstown Doughnuts, The Olive Bar and Olivier’s Bakery. Find the market behind the Everyman Cinema on the grounds of Hampstead Parochial School 10am-3pm every Saturday.

Hampstead Market Opens

Spirited Sermons Masterclasses

Fitzrovia cocktail favourite, Reverend JW Simpson, presents another series of Spirited Sermons masterclasses. Hosted by some of the world’s top brand ambassadors and master distillers, this series of informative and interactive Spirited Sermons will educate and entertain cocktail and spirit-lovers. Taking place fortnightly on Tuesdays through to November, subjects include Italian Aperitivo’s, Bitters and Jamaican Rum to Barsol Pisco, Kentucky Bourbon and Crystal Head Vodka via a Brazilian themed London Cocktail Week Special with Yaguara Cachaca. 

Tickets are priced at £30 which includes a spirit flight and three special cocktails and are available via www.revjwsimpson.com.

Reverend JW Simpson Cocktail Classes

Silent Cinema at London Zoo

Hakuna Matata! Join in the Silent Cinema at London Zoo, with screenings such as The Lion King, Withnail and I and Jumanji showing between Tuesday 6th and Sat 10th September. Your ticket includes a pre-movie twilight tour around specially-chosen enclosures, then after enjoy gourmet grub before cosying up under the stars to watch the movie. Aired on a huge screen in the heart of the Zoo, the cinema appears to be completely silent, with the film broadcast via FM radio headsets, which means the late night flicks won’t keep the animals up past their bedtime. Tickets available at www.zsl.org.

London Zoo penguin

Yelp’s! Mexican Festival

Taking place at Spitalfields Market on 10th September 12pm to 6pm is Yelp’s Mexifest! Yelp is teaming up with KanKun sauces and bringing together some of the capital’s most authentic Mexican providers. Sample traditional delights including gorditas, torta pocket sandwiches, Mexican cheeses and iced paletas. You’ll also be able to immerse yourself in Mexican culture including fashion, arts, entertainment and games. There will even be giant piñatas and a replica luchador ring complete with traditional Mexican wrestlers.  

The event is free to enter by simply signing up to Yelp and checking-in on the app, or making a £10 charitable donation. This and some of the proceeds from the event will go to Misión México, who help orphaned children in Mexico. Once inside, there’ll be a number of free samples as well as the opportunity to buy all the delicious Mexican treats you can handle. More info www.mexifest.co.uk.

Yelps MexiFest

Dinner At The Twits

If you loved Roald Dahl’s The Twits, you are going to love this creative dinner option. From 4th September to 30th October you can experience dinner as if you were invited to the Twits house itself. The special dinner has been adapted from the book and brought to life by the creative team behind Olivier Award nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground and gastronomy by Bompas & Parr. Expect aperitifs garnished with nettles and scented helium balloons, whilst the banquet will include Bird Pie and Treasures of the Compost Heap. Every guest will be treated to 90 minutes of entertainment from the worst hosts ever, as created by Les Enfants Terribles theatre company.

Tickets priced at £80-£110 available from www.twitsdinner.com.

Dinner at the TwitsPhoto Credit: Nathan Ceddia
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