What's On in London: September 2023

What's On London September 2023

What to see, read, and do in the Capital this September.

What's On September 2023 London Shopfronts Book


London Shopfronts Wes Anderson inspired
Published 5 September

Illustrator Joel Holland takes us on a sentimental journey around the Capital’s most colourful outlets. The book showcases some of London’s best loved shops, eateries and venues, from the iconic Fortnum & Mason to the lesser known – but no less beloved – The Fryer’s Delight, the old-school chippy on Theobalds Road. Insightful words come courtesy of Time Out writer Rosie Hewitson. £19.99, hardback, Prestel (penguinrandomhouse. com)

What's On September 2023 Sarah Adams: A New Collection

Arch at Mawgan Porth


Sarah Adams: A New Collection
27 September-13 October

Treat yourself to a moment of calm away from the Capital and step into the visceral world of landscape painter Sarah Adams and the rugged majesty of the north Cornwall coastline. “This environment by its nature is constantly in flux, but it now faces fresh challenges,” the artist says. “Painting it has always been a source of joy, but in addition there is an urgency to document what we too often take for granted.” Maas Gallery, 6 Duke Street, SW1Y (020 7930 9511; maasgallery.co.uk)

What's On September 2023 Anthropology


7 September- 14 October

The synopsis of this new Lauren Gunderson play reads like a Black Mirror episode. It follows Merril, one of Silicon Valley’s brightest young software engineers, whose life is turned upside down when her sister Angie vanishes. Using all the remnants of digital material Angie’s left behind, Merril sets about building an AI simulation of her sister in the hope of unpicking the details of her disappearance. Intriguing, futuristic, but ultimately character driven. Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, NW3 (020 7722 9301; hampsteadtheatre.com

What's On September 2023 Zana Masombuka: Nges’rhodlweni, A Portal for Black Joy
Nges’rholweni: eBandla 1, 2023


Zana Masombuka: Nges’rhodlweni, A Portal for Black Joy
5-30 September

Taking inspiration from her upbringing in a small rural town in South Africa, Masombuka, otherwise known as Ndebele Superhero, explores the intersection of identity and culture in her first London solo show. The title references the communion of art, and a site of expression for the whole community. Expect an arresting mix of mediums from photography to film, sculpture to performance. October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N (octobergallery.co.uk)

What's On September 2023 Noises Off

Photography by Nobby Clarke


Noises Off
27 September-16 December

Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning comedy returns for a limited run. The 40th anniversary production is directed by Lindsay Posner and features a star-studded cast including Felicity Kendal and Jonathan Coy. Hailed as one of the greatest British comedies, the play within a play follows the on- and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through fictional farce, Nothing On. Theatre Royal Haymarket, SW1Y (020 7930 8800; trh.co.uk)