Events
Dylan Weekends: Radio and Comedy Weekend
Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales
26 – 28 Sept
To celebrate Dylan Thomas’s Centenary the team behind the Laugharne Weekend will be presenting three special festival weekends, each one inspired by a different aspect of Dylan’s talent. The radio and comedy Weekend will focus on the great traditions of BBC radio drama and documentary with which Dylan Thomas was so closely associated, while the Comedy strand will, naturally, focus on the extremely strong British comedy scene, but once again with a focus on the more experimental progressive comics, and keeping away from the over-exposed tax-shelter-owning end of the comedy scene. Early Bird Weekend Tickets are now on sale from Ticketweb and will be the bargain price of £50 for one week only.
Spotted Dog: Live Music
104 Warwick Street, B12 0NH 0121 772 3822
spotteddog.co.uk
16th September
JAZZ TUESDAYS -16th September - HOLLY THOMAS’ SNAPDRAGON - Holly Thomas - Voice, Lluis Mather - Saxophone, Andrew Woodhead – Piano. 23rd September - DOUBLE BILL PARTY NIGHT: FEATURING - TROPE + YOUNG PILGRIMS. 30th September - SPECIAL GUEST – JULIAN ARGUELLES - Jeremy Price - Trombone, Julian Arguelles - Saxophone, Gareth Fowler - Guitar, Arnie Somogyi - Bass, Andrew Bain – Drums. 7th October - FINI BEARMAN QUARTET - Fini Bearman - Voice, Matt Robinson - Piano, Tom Farmer - Bass, Dave Hamblett – Drums. 14th October - BRIAN MOLLEY QUARTET – Brian Molley - Saxophone, Toby Boalch - Piano, James Banner - Bass, Jonathan Silk – Drums. 21st October - HANSU-TORI - Sam Wooster - Trumpet, Chris Young - Saxophone, Dave Grey - Piano, Nick Jurd - Bass, Jim Bashford – Drums. 28th October - BLUE EYED HAWK - Lauren Kinsella - Voice, Laura Jurd - Trumpet, Alex Roth - Guitar, Corrie Dick – Drums. BLUES THURSDAYS - Thurs 18th September THE FRENZIES - 1950's rock n roll, surf instrumentals and wild rockabilly. Thurs 25th September THE BARFLYS - Rock, jazz and country blues
Entry> Free Doors> 9.15am - 5.00pm
Green Street Arts – No Thyself
22 Green St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0NB
Friday 14th Nov 2014
No Thyself – Drawing from thousands of years of history and culture, hundreds of years of artistic expression and decades of experience in the study, practice, execution and exhibition of the arts. The experience is the sum of many parts – There is no thy self, only synergy. Acclaimed artist Glenn Anderson and Green Street Arts Collective embark upon a remarkable collaborative project. Featuring – The midlands graffiti veteran Chu. Lighting and visual artist Liam d'Authreau and Swedish band, the theatrical sound artists known as 'GOAT'. With support from Beware Soul Brother & The Midland Sound Professors. Post event, viewers are invited to share the experience online at www.nothyself.co.uk. The public are enabled to view the installation via an interactive 360° image.
Doors> 7pm
GRAD SHOW - LIVE
Birmingham City Council House, Banqueting Suites, Victoria Square, Birmingham City Centre
Friday 14th Nov 2014
WhatsOn Media are proud to present GRAD SHOW- LIVE: An unmissable event for all jobseekers, ambitious bright sparks and brilliant employers. This unique event will not only be a crucial networking opportunity for job hunters and potential employers, who are just waiting to find eachother, but also a chance to take advantage of on-the-spot assessments, real time CV feedback and continuing career development through our specialist online support. So, struggling to find your dream job or simply can't get the staff? Either way, drop the dull conferences and job fairs and join the revolution with GRAD SHOW - LIVE. Stall holder enquires warmly welcomed. Please email pam@whatson.uk.com or call 0121 636 0830 for more information.
Entry> Free Doors> 9.15am - 5.00pm
Unknown Festival
Rovinj, Croatia, unknowncroatia.com
8 - 12 Sept
Nestled by the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by forest and flowers, Unknown is located near the beautiful old town of Rovinj and consists of 5 Days and nights of concerts, forest, boat and island parties.
Entry> £129
Dome Club
Q Club Complex, 212 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6QB , UK bit.ly/domeclubuk
Through-out the summer
Imagine putting your head inside a YouTube video. Imagine the video playing all around you. At Dome Club, you don't just watch the video, you immerse yourself in it. Dome Club is Birmingham's answer to Montreal's SATosphère. Dome Club will be projecting Pink Floyd’s; Wish You Were Here & Dark Side of The Moon, as well as DJ Food's The Search Engine. Each show will be displayed on different dates so follow them online for more information.
Zoo Project Festival
Donington Prk, Midlands, thezooproject-festival.com
12 – 14 Sept
For the third time the zoo project is getting to the forest. Groove Armada, Sasha, James Zabiela, DJ Steve Lawler, Official Mr Scruff, Mike Skinner, Talabot, BrEaCh and loads more heading to the forest for three days of music and madness!
Entry> £89
The London Design Festival
Across London, londondesignfestival.com
13 – 21 Sept
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.
Entry> Various
London Art Book Fair
 
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St whitechapelgallery.org
 
26 – 28 Sept
Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery, this free fair celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing. Browse artists' books, rare art publications and catalogues from a range of 95 independent publishers and enjoy a programme of talks, workshops and book signings.
Entry> Free
Labour Party Conference
 
Manchester Central, Manchester labour.org.uk
 
21 – 24 Sept
Labour's Annual Conference takes place every autumn and is one of the largest and most high profile political events in Europe. Over 10,000 people attend Conference, with over 500 fringe events, a vibrant exhibition and great opportunities to network and share ideas, Annual Conference is an event not to be missed.
Entry> Various
Raindance Film Festival
 
Piccadilly Circus, London raindancefestival.org
 
24 Sept – 5 Oct
Now in its 22nd year, the festival has a strong legacy of showing alternative films and uncovering the hottest new filmmakers to hit the cinematic scene. The 2014 Raindance Film Festival will be screening 100 feature films and over 150 short films.
Entry> Various Passes
OxfordOxford
South Prk, Oxford oxfordoxford.co.uk
26 - 28 Sept
OxfordOxford will kick off with a cinematic spectacular on Friday and the crowning act for the event’s music-focused day on Saturday will be Klaxons and Katy B. The Sunday is a local community line-up which has yet to be announced.
Entry> £16.75/£32.50
King Charles III
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Rd WC2H 0DA
T 0844 482 5120 delfontmackintosh.co.uk
2 Sep – 29 Nov
King Charles III isn’t a Republican play or a monarchist play, but rather a thrilling working-through of ideas about modern Britain. Including, perhaps, the things that the exaggerated, media myth versions of the Royal family – ‘our’ Kate, ‘our’ Harry etc - might do. There’s a Cameo from Diana’s ghost too!
Door> Varies Entry> £10-£57.50
More London Free Festival

The Queen's Walk, SE1 2DB morelondon.com

3 - 26 Sep
The event includes festivals, performances and film screening. This year they have some of your favourites returning, something new with Wimbledon in The Scoop, and one additional week of Free Film including two food stalls, with regular changes to the traders, and outdoor seating and bar provided by Munch Street Food!
Door>7.30PM Entry> Free
Land of Our Fathers
 
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall SW1A 2DY
T 0844 871 7632 atgtickets.com/venues/trafalgar-studios
 
2 Sep- 4 Oct
3 May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave and six Welsh Miners are trapped down a coal mine. Within two weeks, everything these men believe in and everything they know will have changed.
Entry> £15-£30
BBC Proms 2014
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP bbc.co.uk/proms
18 July - 13 Sept
The largest classical music festival in the world, the BBC Proms also boasts one of the mightiest venues. The Royal Albert Hall is a monument to the same Victorian pomp and splendour that swells through Edward Elgar’s music. What better way to open this season than with the composer’s biblical oratorio The Kingdom – the beautiful ‘slow movement’ of a musical triptych that started with The Apostles, but that would remain unfinished at Elgar’s death.
Entry> £9.50–£46
The Dylan Weekends
Laugharne,Carmarthenshire, West Wales, thedylanweekends.com
Book Now 2 May – 28 Sep
To celebrate Dylan Thomas’ Centenary the team behind the Laugharne Weekend will be presenting three special festival weekends with each one inspired by a different aspect of Dylan’s talent. The first will celebrate poetry and theatre, the second will feature music and film and the final weekend in September will celebrate radio and comedy. Participants include Helen Griffin, Phil Bowen Rhodri Miles Andrew Wilson, Paul Ferris, George Tremlett, Jeff Towns, Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band), John Bramwell (I Am Kloot) and Fernhill, Alasdair Roberts, Robin Robertson.
Entry> Various/b>
Julius Caesar
Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Wk, Bankside SE1 9DT
shakespearesglobe.com
Till 11 Oct
Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power. When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?
Door> 9.00PM Entry> £15
Hamlet
Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
hamlet.barbican.org.uk
Til 31 Oct
Set in Denmark where the title character plans his revenge against the uncle who murdered his father, before usurping the throne for himself. Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the lead in the Barbican Theatre's highly-anticipated production of Hamlet.
Entry> TBC
 
Learn Graphology with Ease Workshop
Harborne Village Social Club, 3 Serpentine Road, Birmingham, B17 9RD
Oct 3
A person's handwriting is as unique as his/her personality. One look at the writing can help you understand who they are, what they feel, their attitudes, behaviour and many more aspects. It's an incredible tool used for personal development, recruitment, relationship compatibility and even forensic purposes. If you're keen to delve deeper, come join the Learn Graphology with Ease Workshop, it will change the way you look at a handwriting! Workshop facilitated by Farzana Suri Victory Coach for more information on the workshop please contact Freddy on +44-7913990832.
Entry> £50 Doors> 10.30am - 4.00pm
Liverpool Biennial
Across Liverpool, biennial.com
until 26 Oct
The 8th Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman, and includes a group show at The Old Blind School, James McNeill Whistler at the Bluecoat and Sharon Lockhart at FACT.
Entry> Free
iTunes Festival
The Roundhouse, London itunesfestival.com
1 - 30 Sept
From the historic stage of the Roundhouse to audiences around the globe, iTunes Festival brings together the biggest names in music for 30 nights of exhilarating performances. This year's line-up includes the likes of Pharrell, Kylie, Kiesza and Beck.
Entry> Free
BBC Proms in The Park
13 Sept
Sakari Oramo directs his first Last Night, joined by star Dutch violinist Janine Jansen. The night will pay tribute to the late John Tavener with his touching Song for Athene, and mark the 50th anniversary of the film Mary Poppins with a singalong medley.
Entry> £57-£87.50
Designers in Residence
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London designmuseum.org
10 Sept – 4 Jan
This annual exhibition, which celebrates new and emerging design talent, will open 10 September 2014 and feature the designers selected by a distinguished panel.This year’s theme is disruption.
Entry> Free
On Blackheath
Blackheath Common, London onblackheath.com
13 – 14 Sept
Escape the bustle of the city and feast upon a world-class line-up of great music, top chefs and fun for kids of all ages! On Blackheath there’s something exciting to suit every taste. Grace Jones, Amelda May and Aloe Blac star.
Entry> £57.50
Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival
Ivy House, 94-96 North End Rd, NW11 7SX
hamhighlitfest.com
14 – 16 Sept
The 6th Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival at Ivy House sees the festival team up with Waterstones for three full days of events, workshops, kids events, speed pitching and book bites.
Entry> Various
10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
Berwick-upon-tweed, UK berwickfilm-artsfest.com
17-21 Sept
The much anticipated 10th anniversary edition of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival opens on 17th September, the eve of the day when Scotland goes to the polls in the independence referendum.
Entry>£25
Great Gorilla Run
Across London W greatgorillarun.org
20 Sept
Hundreds of people dressed as gorillas will run, jog or walk 8km though the City of London in the 11th annual Great Gorilla Run to help save a species on the edge of extinction.
Entry>£50
Southsea Fest
Albert Rd, Southsea Southseafest.com
20 Sept
Southsea Fest takes place every September along Albert Road in Southsea on the sunny isle of Portsmouth. Now in it's 8th year the award-winning festival continues to grow and showcase the best in new music and bands from across the UK.
Entry> £18
Abergavenny Food Festival
Abergavenny, Wales abergavennyfoodfestival.com
20 – 21 Sept
Awarded ‘Best Event in Wales' by the National Tourism Awards for Wales. The town’s Victorian Market Hall is also the place to buy beautiful cookery books. The Rossiters Bookstall will have all the latest publications from guest performers and there will be signing sessions too.
Entry> £8
Tri Together Glasgow 2014
Across Glasgow
21 Sept
Tri Together Glasgow is partnering with triathlon scotland to bring our award-winning beginners' triathlon to Bellahouston Sports Centre and Park in Glasgow. Bike, swim and run for Leonard Cheshire Disability with entrance to all three legs for only £37 (£12 for juniors).
Entry> £37
Elvis Festival
Porthcawl, South Wales elvies.co.uk
26 - 28 Sept
Every September thousands of Elvis fans descend on the Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl for a unique celebration of The King. The feature events are the Official Shows taking place in the magnificent Grand Pavilion. These include The Elvies, the World's leading award Show for Elvis Tribute Artists
Entry> Various
Once
Phoenix Theatre, 104-110 Charing Cross Rd WC2H 0JP
T 020 7369 1733 ambassadortickets.com
Til 4 Jul 2015
Once is the smash-hit, award-winning musical that will capture your heart like no other. A bittersweet and funny love story that celebrates the power of music, performed live on stage by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians, Once dazzles with invention, wit and unforgettable songs. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, a 2013 Grammy® Award and the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
Entry> £19.50-£95
La traviata
Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
T 020 7478 0100 sohotheatre.com
Til 14 Sep
The story of Violetta, a so-called ‘fallen woman’ who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her lover’s family and future, set in the 1920s underworld of speakeasies and bootlegging and reveals the hypocrisy and heartache behind the glittering façade of parties. With Verdi’s much-loved melodies this La traviata will serenade you, seduce you, and break your heart.
Entry> £25-£29.50
My Perfect Mind
Young Vic 66 , The Cut, SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922 youngvic.org
3 Sep – 27 Sep
Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed the role of King Lear – then a major stroke left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover, he made a discovery, the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, this is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit.
Entry> £10- £19.50
Great Britain
Haymarket Theatre Royal, 18 Suffolk St, SW1Y 4HT
T 0845 481 1870 trh.co.uk
17 Sep - 10 Jan
Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an anarchic and foul-mouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Welcome to The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers.
Entry> £15-£50
Celebrate 20 Years of Riverdance
NIA, Birmingham
theticketfactory.com
23 – 25 Sept
Achieving global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as “The Original...The Best”. Celebrate 20 years of Riverdance, as the dancing phenomenon step-taps its way to the NIA.
Entry> £39.50
The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face
The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0ER
020 3713 6104 thejettygreenwich.co.uk
Til 28 Sep
Shunt have created some of the most influential shows of the last decade.  In this new work, commissioned by The Jetty, Shunt are creating a temporary space out of shipping containers, into which 30 people disappear every 10 minutes and are spat out 45 minutes later. There will be some confined and dark spaces. Those people who experience panic attacks and phobias should be aware. Suitable for people over 16 years.
Door> 18:30 Entry> £10 (plus a £1.50 booking fee)
Briefs: The Second Coming
London Wonderground, Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX londonwonderground.co.uk
Til 28 Sep
Described as an Aussie ‘Cirque du Soleil' meets 'Ru Paul’s Drag Race’, the award-winning all male, all vaudeville, all trash brat-pack return to London with their cult variety hit. Get ready for a madcap safari through extravagant birdbath boylesque, too close for comfort yoyo tricks, valiant aerial acrobatics, irreverent interludes, ferocious fan fare and show stopping drag artiste.
Door> 19:30 Entry> £15.50
Barcelona: Wine Harvesting
Beyond Barcelonaworld-gourmet-society.com

 

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