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ART & DESIGN Art Reframed
In partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, Art Reframed will feature some of the gallery’s most celebrated portraits. In 50 colourful cubes, spot renowned figures from the world of film, literature and music such as Kate Bush, Dame Judi Dench, and William Shakespeare, hanging over Coventry Street and Irving Street.
See now artoflondon.co.uk
RSMA Annual Exhibition
The Royal Society of Marine Artists will exhibit figurative paintings, hand-crafted prints, sculpture, ceramics and textiles that champion coastal and tidal work, from RSMA members as well as selected work from artists via open submission, above. 21-30 September rsma-web.co.uk; mallgalleries.org.uk
EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS Chelsea Dog Day
Supporting Pets as Therapy, Chelsea Dog Day will present a dog-themed market and a host of live entertainment for pet parents. The Four Legged Foodies market will offer treats and Chelsea Canines will present behaviourist talks, while Wagworks will host a pop-up Scent Den.
9 September kingsroad.co.uk
Deep Time: Uncovering Our Hidden Past
Contemporary sculpture by Angela Palmer tells the story of the three-billion-year history of our nation. Using some of the oldest and most natural materials on earth, visitors can interact with rocks that represent the eternal.
Until 16 September pangolinlondon.com
LAPADA Berkeley Square Fair
Art, design, and antiques from a myriad eras will be on show here. Established in 1974, members of the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers has some of the finest collectables from London dealers.
27 September-1 October lapadalondon.com
ON STAGE Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet
The critically-acclaimed production interprets the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers. Directed and choreographed by the award-winning Matthew Bourne, the passionate and contemporary retelling is a masterpiece, below left.
Until 2 September sadlerswells.com
Close-Up: The Twiggy Musical
Close-Up tells the story of the iconic London-born fashion model, actress and fashion designer, Dame Lesley Lawson – known to all as Twiggy – who was dubbed the ‘face of the 1960s’. Played by Elena Skye, the show will feature hits that have been the soundtrack to Twiggy’s life. Opens 18 September menierchocolatefactory.com
With Nicole Scherzinger in the starring role, the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will be on stage for 16 weeks only. A story of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition, find out if silent-movie star Norma Desmond’s return to the big screen comes to fruition.
Opens 21 September thesavoytheatre.com
At the London Palladium, be prepared to hear some laugh-out-loud stories from the nation's favourite telly vicar, Dawn French, who'll reveal some behind-the-scenes moments from her decades-long career. 21-24 September lwtheatres.co.uk
FOOD AND DRINK Lórian
The vibrant restaurant offers a farm-totable menu, with dishes such as beetroot curry and a selection of homemade jams,
The Grove x Kew Gardens
Dine autumnally with the delicious Kew Gardens Afternoon Tea. Only using sustainable and UK suppliers, 10 per cent of each tea sold will be donated to Kew's charitable fund dedicated to combat biodiversity loss, below. Tables available from 9 September.
The Grove thegrove.co.uk/dining
Tom Kerridge’s Bar and Grill
Head chef Nick Beardshaw showcases his star dishes from The Great British Menu. Find hand-dived Orkney scallops, with pure theatre in the delivery, or try the tomahawk steak from the 'chef's larder'. To finish, order signature dessert, the girl with a balloon.
The Corinthia kerridgesbarandgrill.co.uk
Casa do Frango
Indulge in the aromatic and famed Frango piri-piri chicken, sharing plates including bacalhau fritters and Iberico pork croquettes, ending with almond cake.
Sir Simon Milton Square casadofrango.co.uk