What's Happening in September
September in London is brimming with arts and culture. Pick from a selection of events to fill up your diary and your mind with plentiful inspiring activities. With a feast for your stomach and your mind, this is all you cultural cribsheet, all minutes from us at The Mandeville Hotel.
1. Meet Me In Marylebone
Marylebone Village presents 'Meet Me In Marylebone', an all-day shopping and dining event, taking place on Saturday 30th September from 12-6pm. Meet with friends and family and enjoy everything this vibrant village has to offer - shop, sip and dine. Reform Social & Grill will be offering our signature afternoon tea and champagne, along with our fellow retailers, offering exclusive promotions, in-store and on-street activations.
September 30th, 12pm - 6pm.
2. Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto at The V&A
A new retrospective celebrating Chanel's impact on fashion opens at the V&A. Based on a show of the same name held in Paris, the V&A exhibition will feature over 180 looks (including pieces from the V&A’s own archive plus outfits worn by Lauren Bacall and Marlene Dietrich) as well as perfume, cosmetics, jewellery and accessories, and cover Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s career from the opening of her first millinery boutique in 1910 to her final collection in 1971. It will explore Chanel’s approach to dressing women and the way that she redefined fashion - a must-visit for all fashion fans.
September 16th September 2023 – February 25th 2024
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
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3. London Design Festival
The celebration of all things design is back for 2023, with events, fairs, installations, pop-ups and exhibitions happening all over London. The event showcases London as a design capital of the world, highlighting different Design Districts across the city so expect plenty of projects celebrating his contribution to the capital’s cityscape, plus the usual events at the V&A and across designated Design Districts all over London.
September 16th – 24th
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4. Frieze Sculpture
For another year, Frieze Sculpture is transforming Regent’s Park into a massive outdoor gallery again. Fatoş Üstek takes the curation reins for the first time, and visitors can appreciate the new works by leading international artists. Look out for performances and talks enhancing the art which will also be free to the public. It's time to soak up some culture in one of London's most beautiful parks, at the doorstep of The Mandeville Hotel.
September 20th – October 29th
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5. Marina Abramovć, Royal Academy
The Royal Academy's much anticipated major exhibition of everyone’s favourite performance artist, Marina Abramovć, is coming to London this autumn and opens in September. The show will span her iconic career, featuring more than 50 works, including some brand new ones, and the all-talked about, ‘Imponderabilia’. The idea is simple: two naked performers, one male and one female, stand either side of a doorway. To pass through, visitors must squeeze sideways through the narrow space facing either the man or the woman. The now 72-year-old Abramović will not perform it herself (the artist will be present in other ways). Visitors will also experience a selection of her other famous works, plus some brand-new ones designed specifically for the RA.
September 23 2023 - January 1 2024
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
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