Welcome to The Longest Stay's September edition of 'What's On'. Here you'll find the best in events for the month of September 2014. Summer may appear to be over, but there are many of events you can still enjoy and that can light up your mood!

1-30 September iTunes Festival (Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH)

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The famous music festival is finally back this year. There will be 30 nights of live concerts, well worth attending. Make sure you check the website and buy tickets before it’s too late! Leave your worries at home and be prepared to jump and sing out loud. iTunes Festival.com

5-6 September Fire Garden (188 Kirtling Street, Battersea, London SW8 5BP) 

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An extraordinary display of fire by the world-renowned French artist Carabosse will light up the iconic station and will create a magical atmosphere with live music and steam and fire-powered kinetic sculptures. TotallyThames.org

6 September to 4 January Horst: photographer of style (Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL) 

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Calling all Fashion and Photography lovers! The V&A Museum will host an extraordinary exhibition of one of the Vogue’s star and leading photographers of the 20th century , Horst P. Horst. The exhibition explores all Horst’s works, from travel photography and nude studies to fashion images with the collaboration of well-renowned artists such as Coco Chanel and Salvador Dalì. V&A.ac.uk

‘Fashion is an expression of the times. Elegance is something else again.’ Horst, 1984

7 September Battersea Cats & Dogs Home Annual Reunion and Fun Day (Queenstown Rd, London, SW11 4NJ) 

Battersea Cats and Dogs event

Open to all dog lovers and non, the event will include a lot of fun activities to do with your family and the chance to be close to these lovely animals who need a home. And don’t forget to visit the cattery, cats are lovely too! Battersea Cats&Dogs.org.uk

8-21 September John Lewis: how we live today (28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD) 

It’s the 150th anniversary of the first John Lewis store in Oxford Circus and a number of events will celebrate the importance of consumer design through stories of past and present everyday products. Design Museum.org

12-16 September London Fashion Week (Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA) 

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The world-famous Fashion Week is back to London for the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. The Designer Showrooms at the Somerset House will host 84 new designers and many great emerging talents. Charge all your batteries and be ready to take a lot of pictures. If you can’t attend the events, you have the chance to watch it live from your laptop: just check on the official website’s digital schedule section to know more about the times. London Fashion Week.co.uk

13-21 September The London Design Festival  (33 John Street, London, WC1N 2AT) 


Of course we couldn’t miss the London Design Festival. One of the world’s most important annual design events, the Festival will be set in six official design districts where exhibitions, events and design activities will take place (Brompton Design District – Chelsea Design Quarter – Clerkenwell Design Quarter – Islington Design District - Queens Park Design District). So keep an eye on the main exhibition 100% design and, if you fancy something incredible, ‘A Place Called Home’ in Trafalgar Square where you will see four scaled-down house interpretations. Have a look at the official website and enjoy your visit! The London Design Festival.com

21 September Richmond Running Festival (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AB)

Are you a seasoned runner? Do you often run after work? Or are you simply into charity and you wouldn’t miss a run for a good cause? Take part of the Richmond Running Festival and donate for charity, you will certainly enjoy some fresh air and the beautiful surroundings. Richmond Running Festival.com

26-28 September The National Wedding Show (Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA)

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Have you ever watched that American show “Say yes to the dress” where the brides find their perfect wedding dress and every story ends with “and they lived happily ever after”? Well, you can have your fairy tale too as next month you will be able to try, book, buy and hire your perfect dream dress and be advised by over 300 specialists on how to plan your big day effectively. Who wouldn’t like a little help to avoid all the stress of choosing the cake or rushing out to book the best venue in the city? Brides-to-be and non, don’t miss it out and book your tickets straight away. The National Wedding Show.co.uk