As West London estate agents, we share the exciting line-up of events, activities and classes in our comprehensive guide, what’s on in West London | September 2023.
From outstanding festivals and markets of all varieties to wine tastings and unmissable dog shows, don’t miss out on the excitement West London has to offer this September!
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What’s on in Hammersmith | September 2023
From award-winning comedy productions and podcasts to charity walks, we highlight what’s on in West London | September 2023 in Hammersmith.
Friday 1st September – Saturday 30th September – God of Carnage @ The Lyric Theatre
God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s Tony and Olivier winning dark comedy, starring Doctor Who star Freema Agyeman, is playing at The Lyric Theatre.
When 11 year old Ferdinand knocked 11 year old Bruno’s two front teeth out in the park, the two sets of parents meet up to discuss the misdemeanours of their children’s matter in a calm and civilised manner. What can go wrong? As night falls chaos ensues with name-calling, tears and tantrums.
Find out more about the production on The Lyric Theatre website here.
Friday 15th September – Sunday 17th September – My Therapist Ghosted Me @ Eventim Apollo, 7 pm
Join Vogue Williams and Joanne McNally, hosts of the award-winning podcast on their UK tour.
The podcast’s inception came as a result of exactly that in the title: Joanne McNally’s therapist ghosting her. It came after Joanne made several attempts to call her, knock on her clinic door and finally to have her refuse to talk to her after she had tracked her therapist down. Together the hosts provide 100% unqualified but upfront and honest advice on the problems their therapists couldn’t quite handle.
For more information visit the Eventim Apollo website here.
Saturday 16th September – Move4Change Thames Walk – Starting and finishing at the St Paul’s Centre, 12.30 pm
Crosslight Hammersmith invites you to join a local sponsored walk or cycle ride, called Move4Change. The walk is a 10km circular walk from St Paul’s Church in Hammersmith to Chiswick and back along the Thames Pathway. The cycle ride (40km) is in Richmond Park.
The exercise will be followed by cream tea and entertainment at St Paul’s Centre, W6 9PJ.
The charity is keen to support this and raise money for people like Nancy who through the help of Crosslight got on top of severe financial difficulties and called the support “life-changing”. You can read more about Nancy’s story here.
This is a great event to help support vulnerable people in our local community and those hit hardest by the price rises inflation has bought about.
There is no charge to join this fun day out and raise vital funds. Join the walk/cycle here.
Saturday 30th September – Doctor Who: Classic Episode Showcase – The Tenth Planet & Introduction @ Riverside Studios
Doctor Who, one of the world’s most well-known television programmes, was made at Riverside Studios between 1964 – 1968.
To celebrate the programme’s 60th anniversary, Riverside Studios will have a triple-bill screening of episodes from the First Doctor (William Hartnell) era serial known as ‘The Tenth Planet’. These episodes were William Hartnell’s last regular appearance and the first story to feature both the regeneration and the Cybermen.
BBC presenter and Doctor Who expert Matthew Sweet will also discuss the fascinating background of the making of the episodes in the showcase.
What’s on in Shepherd’s Bush | September 2023
From live music to mind blowing circus theatre and comedy shows, we highlight what’s on in West London | September 2023 in Shepherd’s Bush.
Sunday 3rd September – The Petersens @ Bush Hall, 7.30 pm
Listen to tight family harmonies and experience an uplifting and authentic musical evening with The Petersens, an Americana roots band known worldwide for their YouTube videos with more than 190 million views at Bush Hall.
Friday 8th September – Charley Crockett @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 7 pm
American singer and songwriter, Charley Crockett, will be playing at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September. He crafts his singular gulf and western sound by synthesizing country, blues, soul, Cajun, R&B and other pieces of American roots music.
Wednesday 20th September – Diabolo Dance Theatre: Beautiful Island @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
In London for one night only, The UK Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce presents the Diabolo Dance Theatre’s production of Beautiful Island, a circus theatre transcending boundaries and language.
The interaction between dancers, diabolos, strings, music and totems, combines sound and vision to a grand scale, showing you the hopes, beauty and dreams of the beautiful island Taiwan.
Friday 29th September – Unruly: In Conversation With David Mitchell about his new book @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 6.30 pm
Join David Mitchell who will be interviewed by comedian and writer Ben Elton about Mitchell’s new book ‘UNRULY: A History of England’s Kings and Queens’. The book publishes as a hardback 28th September and is described as a thoughtful, funny exploration of the founding fathers and mothers of England.
Tickets include a signed hardback of the new book which will be available for collection on the night.
Find out more on O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire’s website here.
What’s on in Chiswick | September 2023
From flower and cheese markets to festivals and dog shows, we highlight what’s on in West London | September 2023 in Chiswick.
Friday 1st September – Sunday 3rd September – Pub in the Park @ Chiswick House and Gardens
The ultimate food and music festival is back, with award-winning restaurants, incredible chefs, irresistible food, fantastic kids activities and an unbelievable lineup of live music.
Headliners include McFly, Ronan Keating, Hoosiers and Squeeze, alongside many other iconic music artists and bands.
Find out more about Pub in the Park on the website here.
Sunday 3rd September – Chiswick Flower Market @ Chiswick High Road
Chiswick Flower Market, a community-led market in the heart of W4, is held on the first Sunday of the month, greeting visitors with colourful bunting and the pleasing aroma of fresh flowers and plants.
The market offers a beautiful array of flowers, bouquets, bedding plants, dried arrangements, and plants, alongside a selection of horticultural-themed items ranging from plant pots to flower pot-shaped cakes.
Tuesday 5th September – Tuesday 17th October – Beginner Pointe Classes @ Arts Educational School, 6.30 pm – 7.25 pm
Beginner Pointe classes use a series of slow and simple exercises which aim to develop your strength and awareness of how to stand with your body weight placed over the base of the toes.
Wednesday 6th September – Wednesday 13th September – Chiswick Book Festival @ Multiple venues across Chiswick
Whether you’re a fan of fiction, politics, biography, health and wellbeing, food, gardening or children’s books, there is something for everyone at the Chiswick Book Festival.
With a packed programme full of talks, readings, workshops, book signings and discussions, the Chiswick Book Festival is an incredible opportunity for you to meet some of your favourite authors and discover new ones. And if you’re interested in local history, there are also several walks to learn more about the area.
Discover more about the Chiswick Book Festival here.
Thursday 7th September – Bring Your Baby Pub Quiz @ The George IV, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Bring Your Baby Pub Quiz is a fun and inclusive daytime parent social held every first Thursday of the month.
For those juggling with baby distractions, this quiz will be taken at a slower pace with two breaks for feeding, changing and chatting alongside access to mobile baby changing facilities meaning you don’t need to leave the quiz to change the baby.
Every Friday – Family Fridays @ Chiswick House and Gardens, 11 am – 4 pm
With 65 acres of woodland, lawns and gardens to explore, Chiswick House and Gardens, is the ideal destination to play, walk or enjoy a picnic for the day.
What’s more, Chiswick House and Gardens are offering Half-price family tickets on Fridays throughout August and September, from 11am – 4pm.
Family ticket includes entry to Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden for up to two adults and three children, alongside a free audioguide for kids, narrated by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and a new sensory trail to explore the Kitchen Garden.
Plan your visit on their website here and include the promo code FamilyFridays23 at checkout.
Friday 15th September – Friday 29th September – Brush Pen Calligraphy 3 Week Course with Laura Letters Life @ Room2, W4 1SD
Learn the calming art of modern brush pen calligraphy with Laura Edralin, a calligraphy artist and creative mindset coach based in West London.
In the course you will learn how to use brush pens with drills, techniques and exercises, develop your practise to deepen your penmanship with stroke work to perfect your letterforms, conquer flourishing techniques for any letter and design your words to suit any project.
Tickets cost £169 which include 3 x 2-hour in-person sessions, personalised printed workbook, materials and a goodie bag.
Find out more about the course here.
Saturday 16th September – Sir Ben Kingsley and Dame Penelope Wilton And Q&A @ Chiswick Cinema
As part of the hugely popular Lord Richard Attenborough Centenary Year, Chiswick Cinema are hosting an all-star cinema exclusive evening with special guests.
Guests include Sir Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Dame Penelope Wilton (Cry Freedom), Geraldine James OBE (Gandhi), Kevin McNally (Cry Freedom) and George Fenton CBE (composer of ‘Gandhi’ ‘Cry Freedom’ and ‘Shadowlands’) join Michael Attenborough on stage to share their stories and memories of working with Richard Attenborough, one of Britain’s most beloved and important filmmakers.
To continue the centenary year celebrations screenings of Jurassic Park, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, Magic, 10 Rillington Place and Miracle on 34th Street will also take place at Chiswick Cinema.
Find out more on the Chiswick Cinema website here.
Saturday 16th September – Chiswick Repair Cafe @ Christ Church Turnham Green, 10.30 am – 1 pm
Bring your broken or worn items to The Chiswick Repair Cafe where skilled volunteers will guide you on how to mend your chosen items.
The initiative behind this event is voluntary and aims to help reduce waste, share repair skills, mend items, and strengthen the community.
Visitors pay for any necessary parts and are asked to make a donation for the running costs of the cafe.
Find out more about the event here.
Sunday 17th September – Chiswick Cheese Market @ Old Market Place, W4, 9.30 am – 3 pm
Every third Sunday of the month, London’s specialist cheese market is held in W4.
With over 150 cheeses on offer alongside a selection of bread, crackers, antipasto, pasta, chutney and other cheese-related products, the market has become a popular event for locals and those further afield.
Find out more about the Chiswick Cheese Market here.
Sunday 17th September – Salsa Night with Havana Good Time @ The George IV, 7 pm – 11 pm
Join Latin Big Band, Havana Good Time at The George IV for an sensational salsa night.
Whether you’re a complete beginner or salsa pro, be transported to Cuba through live music, and an hour lesson with professional salsa instructors.
Thursday 21st September – Sunday 24th September – W4 Octoberfest @ The George IV
The George IV is hosting their first ever Octoberfest, bringing four days of beer-fuelled, food-filled Bavarian fun to Chiswick in their very own beer hall; Bôstən Hall!
The Boston Room will be decked out with traditional beer tables, Oktoberfest bunting, beer filled to the rim, and plenty of music.
An exhilerating opening night will be held on Thursday 21st September with cold steins of German beer, 5-piece brass Oompa band called Hosen Brass with the traditional tapping of the keg and more.
Fancy dress is encouraged. Find out more about the event here.
Sunday 24th September – Chiswick House Dog Show @ Chiswick House and Gardens
The ever-popular Chiswick Dog Show is back this September.
Whether you are with or without a dog, this community event is the perfect day out for dog lovers!
With classes ranging from the Naughtiest Dog to Prettiest Dog and My Dog’s Got Talent to Best Veteran, every dog is welcome. And for those wanting to dress up, this year’s theme is Dogtor Who!
Make a day of it by wandering around the stalls, taking part in the competitions, walking around the grounds, having a picnic or visiting Chiswick House cafe.
Stalls will have an array of dog-related products including pet portraits, treats, dog accessories and cards – as well as food and drink stalls.
Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October – Chiswick Film Festival @ Chiswick Cinema
The carefully curated programme will include an array of exciting guests, and feature films that have either been filmed in Chiswick or made by Chiswick locals.
Four films and Q&As are on sale now, with subsequent announcements in due course.
Friday 29th September – The Queen and Q&A, 7.30 pm
Watch ‘The Queen’ and hear from Sir Stephen Fears, the director and Andy Harries, producer.
Chiswick connections: Producer Andy Harris lives in Chiswick, as did actress Sylvia Sims, with multiple scenes filmed in the nearby Ealing Studios.
Saturday 30th September – Shaun the Sheep Movie and Q&A, 10.30 am
Watch the Shaun the Sheep movie and listen to an entertaining and family-friendly Q&A with lead character animator Will Becher and writing team member Rob Sprackling.
Chiswick connections: Writer Rob Sprackling is a Chiswick resident.
Saturday 30th September – Mike Bassett England Manager and Q&A, 2 pm
Ricky Tomlinson will be discussing the football comedy ‘Mike Bassett, England Manager’ with sports journalist Mihir Bose and the film’s creator Rob Sprackling.
Chiswick connection: Writer Rob Sprackling is a Chiswick resident.
Sunday 1st October – Victim and Q&A, 4 pm
Chiswick connection: Actress Sylvia Sims lived in Chiswick and the film features various Chiswick locations including Morton House on Chiswick Mall.
Saturday 30th September – Spartan Games @ The Hogarth Health Club
Join The Hogarth Health Club for the ultimate team fitness challenge as they host their very own Spartan games.
Assemble your squad of 4, and jump, throw, run, crawl and carry your way to victory! Celebrations at the bar will follow after the games.
Enter your own mixed-gender team of 4 at The Hogarth Club reception or email firstname.lastname@example.org, who will put you in a team.
Latest registration by 25th September. Find out more about the games here.
What’s on in West London | September 2023
From wine tasting and bat walks to fine food and drink festivals, we highlight more of What’s on in West London | September 2023.
Every Thursday from 7th September – 28th September – Bat Walks @ Barnes Wetland Centre
With around seven species of bat that hunt on site, Barnes Wetland Centre is the ideal spot for bat watching.
Explore the site and see these incredible flying mammals swoop around and hunt for food, all while learning more about them from bat experts.
The centre supplies bat detectors to help you identify the species and listen to them communicating with each other.
Find out more and book tickets on the Barnes Wetland Centre website here.
Wednesday 6th September – Wine Walks @ Kew Gardens
Experience the beautiful Gardens with a guided wine tasting.
Walk and taste a sparkling rosé and pinot noir in the stunning Rose Garden; Italian wines from the Kew Series in the aromatic Mediterranean Garden; tropical New World wines in the Temperate House and a classic Bordeaux at the Pavilion.
The guide will include a welcome drink, an opportunity to sample up to nine quality wines and a souvenir tasting glass.
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