Culture edit: Your September guide
As we say goodbye to summer, we look ahead to a variety of events, workshops, exhibitions and restaurants to try this September. From opportunities to get creative to unmissable foodie experiences, here are the essentials to add to your calendar this month.
Candle making workshop, London
Join the team behind Earl of East for their candle making classes at their HQ in Hackney each Saturday and Sunday. During the 90 minute beginners class, one of their expert candle makers will take you step-by-step through the candle making process. You will make your own 6oz scent soy wax candle, which will cure overnight and can be collected from the shop or posted to you.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Peckham Springs Record Fair, London
Peckham Springs is an art gallery and event space that hosts a variety of gatherings, as well as offering delicious street food and cocktails. This September, London’s best record selectors, sellers and labels are setting up shop for one weekend only. Head over to find the perfect gift or rare selections for your own collection.
Last of the summer wines, London
Join Bedales for an exciting end-of-summer wine flight, curated by Manager Angelo Van Dyk. Enjoy 5-6 selections, as well as market cheeses & charcuterie to share. This tasting runs for 90-120 minutes and is hosted on their Market Terrace, boasting the best views of Bedales’ beloved Borough Market Home.
William Blake, Tate Britain, London
This autumn, the Tate Britain will present the largest survey of work by William Blake (1757-1827) in the UK for a generation. A visionary painter, printmaker and poet, Blake has created some of the most iconic images in the history of British art and has remained an inspiration to artists, musicians, writers and performers worldwide.
Opens 11th September
Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch has been adapted into a film and it’s one to add to your must-watch list. Starring Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Ansel Elgort and Luke Wilson, this coming-of-age story chronicles the life of Theo Decker, a boy who loses his mother in a terror attack on an art museum. A priceless Dutch painting goes missing from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and this lost piece becomes central to Decker’s life going forwards.
UK release date: 27th September
Barry Flanagan, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Enjoy a major survey of work by Barry Flanagan, one of Britain’s most inventive sculptors, across two floors of Ikon’s gallery space. Curated by Jo Melvin, it brings together a selection of Flanagan’s iconic bronze sculptures (1980s–90s) alongside earlier works. Demonstrating an ongoing experimentation with materials and their properties, the exhibition represents the sculptor’s fascination with ontology, movement and the physicality of the various materials with which he worked.
Opens 18th September
The Art School Restaurant, Liverpool
The Art School Restaurant offers fine dining like no other. Offering an award-winning selection of menus including pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan options – in addition to a delicious main menu – it’s the perfect spot to enjoy well-prepared British cooking whilst in Liverpool.
Two Lights, London
Two Lights is a new restaurant with Chase Lovecky at the helm, formerly of The Clove Club, which is currently number 26 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Serving casual Modern American food in a minimal yet cosy space, this is a must-visit neighbourhood restaurant to try this month.
Kerb, Seven Dials Market, London
Street food favourites KERB have finally decided to take on an indoors venue – a covered market at Seven Dials in Covent Garden. This will be their first permanent indoor marketplace and it will be open all day – from breakfast to dinner.