What’s on in September: Things to do

From a river festival to local carnival, we look to the month ahead for our round-up of what’s on in September


In Conversation with Holly Tucker

The Bingham will be opening its doors for the second in a series of upcoming talks, titled ‘In Conversation With’, led by founder of local business, Not On The High Street, Holly Tucker, MBE. The entrepreneur will be holding a discussion on innovation and the importance of creativity. Plus there will be a three-course menu to enjoy, and a question and answer section.
3 September; 6.30pm-9.30pm; £45
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Kingston River Festival

Kingston will be the setting for a fortnight of street theatre, tours and festivals celebrating the lifeblood of the borough and beyond. See website for individual events taking place across the weeks.
7-22 September
Kingston Ancient Market Place
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The Dorking Vegan Fair

Learn all about products which are suitable for vegans and how the lifestyle is helping the planet and your local environment. Try organic and freshly grown produce from a variety of stalls.
28 September; 2pm-5pm; free
Dorking Halls
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Surbiton Festival

A free festival with live music, lots of family friendly activities, plus great food and drink stands, all in support of the local community. Find out how you can help sustain the festival on their website.
28 September
Surbiton town centre

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Surrey Hills Food Festival

A high quality food and drink festival offering a great day out for foodie families, with chefs on-hand to show off the best of their cooking, plus demonstrations and tasters galore.
14-15 September; 10am-5pm; £7, Denbies Wine Estate
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surrey hills food festival


Kingston September Carnival

The sounds and colours from across the world will fill the Ancient Market Place as Kingston welcomes its annual carnival.
1 September; see website for details
Kingston Ancient Market Place
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Merton Arts Festival

In its 9th year, Merton Arts Festival is all about celebrating local artists and visiting Merton’s creatives in their workplace. Explore your neighbourhood and discover local artists exhibiting their jewellery, textiles, glass and ceramics.
See website for individual events and locations
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merton arts festival what's on september



The neighbourhood festival which celebrates local culture, food and drink. Accompanied by a plethora of workshops, walks and quizzes.
20-22 September; see website for times and individual event listings
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Further afield…


Mod LP launch at We Are Cuts

A fun, free way to elevate a thirsty Thursday evening, DJ Nick and big name in the mod world, DJ Smiler will be bringing a taste of 1960s mod jazz to Soho with a special LP launch party. The barbershop is an iconic central London haunt with a quirky history harking back to the 1980s, sure to be enticing mods from across the capital for the occasion.
26 September; 6.45pm-11pm; free
We Are Cuts, Soho
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