What’s on in September- All the Best in Art & Culture

What's on in September

Absolutely’s guide to what’s on in September, here’s all the best in art and culture London has to offer this month.



Saekdong by Darcygom
Saekdong by Darcygom. Image by Jihoon Jung, courtesy of Darcygom.

Victoria & Albert Museum

From September 24 

The ‘Korean Wave’ began to swell in the 1990s and has gone on to reach all corners of the world since then. This landmark exhibition celebrates the culture of South Korea in all its forms and will feature around 200 objects. Visitors will get to learn about the fascinating socio-political context behind some of the country’s most iconic cultural exports, including the global phenomenon, K-Pop. 



A render of INTO SIGHT
A render of INTO SIGHT, a Life-Sized Media Platform Installation Designed by Sony.

Multiple Locations 

17-25 September 

One of the key moments of the city’s cultural calendar has returned for the 20th year running. London’s Design Festival will bring together some of the most innovative and creative minds in the design world. With a full programme of must-see events, exhibitions and installations, it’s sure to be a thought-provoking week. 



Banana Tree 1, by Noa Chernichovsky
Banana Tree 1, by Noa Chernichovsky 72×50×50cm © Noa Chernichovsky

Charles Burnand

5-30 September

A rather fragile new group show is coming to Charles Burnand’s Fitzrovia gallery. “First Impression” is a celebration of the glory of glass, timed to coincide with the UN’s International Year of Glass; the exhibition will feature pieces by both established and emerging artists.




The Globe Ensemble in The Tempest
The Globe Ensemble in The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe. Image by Marc Brenner.

Shakespeare’s Globe 

Until 22 October 

Shakespeare’s Tumultuous tale of reckoning and redemption will be taking place poolside. In the Globe’s newest production of the Tempest, Prospero doesn’t escape to an enchanted island, but rather to a holiday resort. But don’t let the budgie-smugglers and inflatable-flamingos fool you, this light-hearted adaptation retains all the dark undercurrents of the source material and betrayal and revenge will abound. 




Landmark Arts Centre

30 September

Back by popular demand, the Kate Bush tribute band, Cloudbusting, will return to the Landmark Arts Centre with their new show, ‘Love & Anger’. This breath-taking show will take you on a journey through Kate’s extraordinary repertoire and will perform all her greatest hits.


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