It’s here! It’s here! The dull, sticky scourge of summer is officially over and the glorious golden glow of Autumn is upon. Ok, so I know summer is cute and nice in a picnic-y-barefoot-in-the-grass kind of way, but now it’s time to really feel some feelings and see some sights. You want pumpkin spice lattes, we got it. You want romantic walks in the leaves, roll right up. You want to wear nothing but tartan skirts, knee socks and boots for the next three months, no-one’s gonna stop ya’. I’ve spent this weekend dusting off my berets, unpacking my jumpers (which admittedly I only put away about three weeks ago) and watching the Addams family, but again that is indicative of very little because it’s on a constant loop in my house. I can actually feel my creative mind waking up like a big sleepy cat after a long snooze at the thought of all the fabulous things to come over the next few months. Excited doesn’t begin to cover it. So what does September have in store for us all?
1st-30th September – Totaly Thames punts into town for the annual celebration of all things river related. Turning London into a city of merry Rattys the month long festival comprising of oodles of events invites Londoners to reconnect with the river in new and previously unthought of ways. There are archaeological tours of the river as well as fairs, walks and exhibitions.
4th September-13th September – Storeys. Even though some of us may never quite get over the BBC leaving Television Centre *sob* the old horseshoe is still being put to good use this September with Storeys taking over as a foodie/arty roofspace from which to watch the Autumn dusk roll in. Rumour has it that the ghost of the Live and Kicking ball still haunts the old building and on a full moon and be heard dolefully bouncing around the car park.
5th-6th September – The Greenwich Vintage Fair on the Gardens. A chance to shop and eat in the Cutty Sark Gardens. If you are heading south of the river, don’t forget to take in the Observatory too, it’s just lovely.
17th September – The World Goes Pop. An exhibition exploring the emergence and impact of Pop art for around the world. This looks pretty great and definitely one for the diary.
19th-20th September - Open House London is a fabulous annual event which gives
nosey people curious minds, the chance to explore usually private buildings, including 10 Downing Street and a host of other intriguing properties.
20th September – Downton-ruddy-Abbey is back! Yes, the 6th and final season of the inexplicably popular yet entirely necessary Autumn viewing phenomenon is back. Perfect, post roast Sunday evening TV time.
24th September – Celts opens at the British Museum. Oh I do so love a BM blockbuster exhibition and this one will be interesting as it seeks explore the art and identity of the Celts. Hmm, being that the term ‘Celt’ is pretty open to interpretation and not applicable to a homogeneous group, the identity part of this will be fascinating. Can’t wait.
Right, now that that is all nt eh diary, where’s my pumpkin spice latte?