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The biggest fancy dress party in the world kicks off at Bestival , and a million light bulbs light up the Blackpool Illuminations .
An army of food proprietors invade Ludlow in Shropshire, and The English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country for the Agatha Christie Festival. Some of the events that will hapen in London this September.
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PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London – 11 to 15 September, in London
Come and join the fun this September as the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final comes to London.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games changed Triathlon forever. In 2013, triathlon returns to London for five days of international competition, creating a fantastic festival atmosphere in and around Hyde Park.
Thousands of people will flock to the centre of London to cheer on the world’s best triathletes and paratriathletes as they compete for world championship titles.
Bestival – 5 to 8 September, in Robin Hull Country Park
Bestival is an award winning 4 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill – a beautiful leafy country park near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight.
The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The BBC Radio 1 leftfield DJ had a dream to one day create his vision of how the modern day festival should be. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co-founders / partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now fulfilled. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are bringing some magic to the shores of the Solent and spreading the love worldwide.
London Design Festival 2013 – 14 to 22 September, in London
Explore the fascinating world of design at the 11th London Design Festival, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.
With more than 300 exciting events and exhibitions, London Design Festival 2013 showcases the best of global design.
The packed programme has something for everyone, with site-specific installations, newly commissioned projects and trade fairs – plus events, talks and workshops – taking place right across London.
Food and Drink Festival – 13 to 15 of September, in Ludlow
Our Food and Drink Festival started in 1995 and it’s grown and grown ever since – not just in terms of numbers of visitors and exhibitors and events, but also in terms of reputation throughout and beyond the United Kingdom.
Our objective has remained the same: we are celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers that abound in Ludlow and the Marches.
Blackpool Illuminations for 73 nights from 30 August to 10 November, in Blackpool
Every autumn, Blackpool puts on a sparkling spectacle that will leave you feeling dizzy. The flamboyant light show has been wowing crowds since 1912, when 10,000 bulbs were lit to celebrate Blackpool’s first royal family visit.
Nowadays, more than a million bulbs flash, sparkle and twinkle along Blackpool’s Promenade. And while the thought of one million bulbs coming on at once is enough to send the National Grid into frenzy, you’ll be pleased to know that the lights are powered entirely by renewable resources.
With the sea breeze in your face, screams swirling up from the Pleasure Beach, and giant spaceships shooting at each other across the promenade, the illuminations are a magic experience.
Vodafone London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House – 19 to 22 September, in London
Following London Fashion Week, one of the “big four” fashion trade shows in the world, London Fashion Weekend is a fashionista extravaganza, letting everyone in on the fabulous world of fashion.
Somerset House is transformed into an exclusive fashion experience, brimming with designer catwalk shows, pop-up shops, hair and beauty, and educational panels.
Fashion lovers can get their seasonal wardrobe fix from designer brands including Issa London, French Sole and Linda Farrow.
Agatha Christie Festival – 15 to 22 of September, in English Riviera, Torquay
Each year, the English Riviera transforms itself into the murder mystery capital of the country, with ladies and gents in their period finery immersing themselves in tea parties, theatre, dinners on steam trains and vintage bus tours. Why? For the annual award-winning Agatha Christie Festival in honour of the Queen of Crime, who was born in Torquay in 1890.
The festival is a fabulous occasion for fans from all over the world to congregate and celebrate Dame Agatha Christie’s life and times. Round every corner there is a murder mystery: on steam trains, in spooky country inns, and in rambling seaside pubs. You’ll also find competitions, book launches and other exclusive events.
100% Design – 18 to 21 of September, in London
100% Design is the most important exhibition in uk of contemporary design, where it displays what is most modern in furniture, lighting, accessories, wall cladding and flooring, textiles, kitchens and bathrooms.
Decorex International – 22 to 25 of September, in London
Perfectly positioned in front of the Queen Anne Orangery, and adjacent to Kensington Palace, the tents will house focused seminars in collaboration with leading landscape architects and interior designers, alongside outdoor living and lifestyle brands and new to Decorex exhibitors.
The interior design show for professionals to leading interior designers, retail buyers, and hotel and contract.
Open House London- -21 to 22 September, in London
See some of London’s best-loved architectural delights, from the Gherkin to Battersea Power Station, at Open House London this September.
Celebrate London’s architectural wonders as Open House London throws open the doors to hundreds of buildings in and around the capital.
This year, Open House London gives you a chance to visit more than 700 buildings. Event highlights include:
Tours from the Institution of Civil Engineers
Maggie’s and Open House London “Culture Crawl”
East London Transformation
Showcase of eco, zero carbon and retrofit buildings