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What's On In The UK: September

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From sell-out theatre shows to star-studded music line-ups, we’ve pulled together a list of the coolest events, restaurant openings, festivals, country retreats and more to fill your social calendar throughout September and beyond…

GET YOUR CULTURE FIX HERE: The Good Life Experience, Flintshire, Wales

Dubbed “a voyage of discovery”, this adventurous festival brings like-minded people together to celebrate food, culture, music, literature and the great outdoors. This year’s line-up includes Kansas Smitty’s House Band, Trembling Bells, Norman Jay MBE, The Little Orchestra performing Beethoven’s ground-breaking ‘Eroica’ Symphony, poet Mike Garry with a string quartet and Poet in the City presenting a homage to Langston Hughes in words and music.

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales CH5 3FB, 15th – 17th  September, tickets from £42; children under 12 go FREE

Visit TheGoodLifeExperience.co.uk


SET UP CAMP HERE: Bestival, The Lulworth Estate, Dorset

Not ready to wave goodbye to festival season? There are still tickets available for Rob da Bank’s legendary music fest, and this year it will be moving to the mainland – which means no more gruelling ferry journeys to the Isle of Wight. Held in the same location as its smaller sister festival, Camp Bestival, this year promises an impressive line-up – expect The xx, Pet Shop Boys, Justice and Dizzee Rascal.

The Lulworth Estate, Dorset, 7th – 10th September, tickets from £127.50; children under 12 go FREE

Visit Bestival.net


BLOOM HERE: bloomon Flower Arranging Workshops, London

Fancy yourself a bit of a bouquet buff? Indulge your floral fancies at bloomon’s floral workshop at the Design Junction, where you’ll get the chance to craft statement bouquets inspired by fashion, interiors and pop culture. Bespoke cocktails will also be served, to get the creative juices flowing, naturally.

The Design Junction, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, 23rd September, tickets £27

Visit EventBrite.co.uk


DIVE IN HERE: By The Sea Festival, Margate

Get your fix of seaside fun at Margate’s iconic Dreamland theme park. Headliners The Libertines, Metronomy and Everything Everything will play amongst retro fairground rides and dodgems DJ sets.

Dreamland Margate, Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, 29th September – 1st October, tickets from £22

Visit ByTheSeaFestival.com


DINE HERE: Pascere, Brighton

One of Brighton’s hottest new openings, Pascere combines bold flavours finished with delicate, artistic flair. And the result? Perfectly presented small plates laden with fresh, seasonal produce. Book in to sample their sumptuous menu of modern British classics – think Lamb sweetbreads, ewes milk pana cotta and sorrel ice cream; confit trout with trout tartare, roast, pickled and BBQ cauliflower; and ox cheek tortellini, mushroom, truffle and ox consommé. Delicious.

Pascere, 8 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AH

Visit Pascere.co.uk


FROLIC HERE: Festival No. 6, Portmeirion, Wales

This family-friendly Welsh gem, located on the idyllic Portmeirion coast, features music, food, arts, poetry, spoken word and other crafty, cultural titbits. This year’s epic line-up includes the likes of The Flaming Lips, Bloc Party and Jarvis Cocker, along with foodie offerings from Som Saa, Aiden Byrne and Paul Ainsworth and captivating talks from Irvine Welsh, Adam Buxton and Maxine Peake.

Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales LL48 6ER, 7th – 10th September, tickets from £120; children under ten go FREE

Visit FestivalNumber6.com


BOOK THIS: The Ferryman, London 

Due to an overwhelming demand, Jez Butterworth’s critically-acclaimed theatre show The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, is set to run for additional dates until 6th January 2017. Be sure to book your tickets fast – this is sure to be another sell-out.

Gielgud Theatre, 35 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 6AR, various dates until 6th January 2018, tickets from £12

Visit RoyalCourtTheatre.co.uk


GET YOUR GAME ON HERE: The Crystal Maze Live Experience, London and Manchester

Indulge your ‘90s nostalgia and challenge your friends to a game of mental and physical ability in The Crystal Maze. A cult classic, this impressive gameshow replica will transport you right back to your mum’s living room. Teams of eight will compete in a series of complicated tasks, making their way through four mystical zones collecting as many crystals as they can, before diving into the final challenge head on – the gilded confetti-filled Crystal Dome. Will you start the fans please…

The Crystal Maze Live Experience, 10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, London N1 9PD and Stage 2 (Off Lower Byrom Street), Manchester M3 4JP, various dates, tickets from £50

Visit TheCrystalMaze.SeeTickets.com 


BET ON THIS: Ascot’s Festival Of Food And Wine, Ascot

This four-day food fest will welcome celebrated chef Raymond Blanc and Candice Brown, winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off, to host a series of live cooking demos. Food and wine will flow freely over the course of the festival – take your pick from over 140 food and wine stalls – and if you’re feeling particularly lucky, you can place on a bet on your winning horse on the 8th and 9th.

Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX, 8th – 9th September, tickets from £18

Visit Ascot.co.uk


GET YOUR MUSIC FIX HERE: BBC Proms In The Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Grab your picnic gear and deck chairs, this magical musical evening celebrates the final stint of the BBC Proms, with mesmerising performances from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Stephen Bell, the orchestra will perform a range of classical pieces, traditional Scottish reels and well-known favourites.

Glasgow Green, Greendyke Street, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5DB, 9th September, tickets from £7.50

Visit TicketMaster.co.uk


ROCK OUT HERE: The National, various locations

Indie giants The National are set to return to the UK and Ireland to play a series of epic live shows. Catch them in Dublin, Edinburgh, and Manchester before a four-night stint at London’s Apollo.

Various dates and locations in September, tickets from £39.50

Visit LiveNation.co.uk


ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY HERE: Living Heritage Game and Country Fair at Bowood House & Gardens, Wiltshire

This September, Wiltshire’s luxury country estate, Bowood House, will be hosting an entire weekend of countryside pursuits. Look forward to a jam-packed roster of country sports, creative workshops, and an array of rural-themed activities, including horse boarding, gun dog scurries and chainsaw carving. A fun day out for the whole family.

Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 9PQ , 23rd – 24th September, tickets from £4

Visit Bowood.org


RAISE A GLASS HERE: The Rum Festival, Macclesfield

Transport the senses to sunnier climes at Macclesfield’s rum festival, where discerning rum drinkers will get to sample the best rum blends from the west Indies, Cuba, South America, Australia and The United States, all with a side of steel drums, live reggae bands, poetry, live comedy and dancehall DJ sets, to keep the party vibes going.

Goose Green Farm, Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield SK10 2EL , 8th – 10th September, tickets from £15

Visit Skiddle.com


GET LOVED UP HERE: Love International Warehouse Project

If you missed out on the action at Croatia’s magical Love International festival this summer – this hedonistic wonderland is a must for next year’s festival list – grab a slice of the action at Manchester’s Warehouse Project instead. They might not be able to promise the same sandy beaches and twinkling turquoise seas, but with a line-up featuring the likes of Crazy P, Craig Richards and Larry Heard, you’ll be guaranteed a party night to remember.

The Warehouse Project, Store Street, Manchester M1 2GH, 2nd December, tickets £35

Visit ResidentAdvisor.net


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