.................SEPTEMBER 2013.................

INDIAN COUTURE FASHION SHOW

Grosvenor House, Park Lane

Sunday 29th September 2013

6pm– 11pm

 

Presented by Asiana Magazine – The U.K’s biggest Asian Lifestyle/Wedding Magazine. The best in Asian fashion will be presented at this event with the chance to shop the new collections, a fabulous fashion show and a special show stopper appearance by OMAR BORKAN AL GALA the supermodel who was reportedly deported from Saudi Arabia for being too handsome!

The event begins with a drinks reception where bespoke collections can be previewed and casual, eveningwear and saris from the most sought-after labels in the U.K may be purchased. The fashion show will be for an hour previewing the 2014 Collections by 10 of Britain’s top couture designers. These include:

Bombay Stores, Khushboo's by Chand, Kyles Collection, Monga's, Parul Signature, Puneet Bhandal, RDC London & Variety Silk House. Have a look at the gorgeous, stunning oufits below, all picutures taken by Asiana.

After the fashion show, you can continue to enjoy the ultimate shopping experience until 11pm. Omar will also do a live interview on stage plus Meet & Greet with selected, lucky fans.

 

Get your tickets at the door or click here

FASHION TRAVEL EVENT

26th September 2013

DKNY Flagship Store

Old Bond Street

6.30-8.30pm


Just off the back of London Fashion Week, this one-off exclusive Fashion & Travel event brings together the ‘Maiden-Voyage’ team, a global social network that connects female business travellers around the world and DKNY, for a Business Travel Wardrobe Event.

This quirky evening of fashionable glamour, champagne and business travel styling will be a great opportunity for networking with leading ladies from the UK hospitality industry and shopping with an exclusive discount. DKNY team will be advising ladies how much and what to pack for business travel. There will be a chance to win the iconic ‘Cozy’ at this event. Dress to impress as the fashion press will be present looking for their star dressers.

For tickets click here.

OPEN HOUSE LONDON

21st-22nd September

 

This weekend is Open house which is a unique opportunity to see, explore and learn about amazing architecture and design across London. Over 800 buildings ranging from skyscrapers to residences and cottages will open their doors to the public. Entry will be free for all. There will also be a selection of neighbourhood walks, engineering and landscape tours, cycle rides and experts’ talks.

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • London’s infrastructure revealed with the Institution of Civil Engineers including engineering walks and site visits to major construction and engineering sites.
  • East London Transformation discover all about the transformation of East London and the Lea Valley with expert led events showcasing the regeneration of areas surrounding the Olympic Park.
  • Showcase of 100 private homes, architects' homes and groundbreaking housing developments. 
  • Eco, zero carbon and retrofit buildings, with the chance to talk to experts, see measures in action and discover how you can implement changes in your own home.
  • Speak with planners, architects and engineers on how they create successful buildings and cities.
  • For the first time in 2013, Open Debate will be presented for the first time and will be held at the Landscape institute. The debate, titled ‘Is London Building a Sterile City’ will draw together expert opinion.

For the kids there will be lots of various activities from architectural model-making to quiz trails.

Please click here for further details and listing of all the buildings which will be open.

THE MAYORS THAMES FESTIVAL

6th-15th September 2013


This year the much awaited Thames Festival will be extended over 10 days instead of being restricted just over the weekend. 10 days of Art, Music and Educational Events will be held celebrating London’s iconic River Thames. Set between Lambeth Bridge and St. Katherine’s Docks there will be events taking place on the water and along the River banks and Bridges.

Highlights will include ‘A Ship’s Opera,’ Riverside Screenings, The First Thames Floating Art Fair and A Barge Driving Race, the World’s slowest race with 40ft steel barges.

The aim of the festival is to entice and encourage everyone to connect with the river. Organised by the Thames Festival Trust, this event will be enjoyable for all age groups. There is something for everyone. Most events are free, but some require tickets. Please click here for further details and buy your tickets in advance before they sell out! Enjoy the festival while the sunshine is still here :)

© Ray Little The Great River Race starts at London Docklands and ends at Ham, Surrey (21 Miles). The annual extravaganza attracts more than 300 crews from all over the World and every level of competitor: from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and charity stunt.
A scene the film 'Portrait of a River' showing on an outdoor riverside screen beside Oxo Tower Wharf for the Mayor’s Thames Festival.

LONDON MELA

Gunnersbury Park

1st September 2013

 

This Sunday, Europe’s largest outdoor South Asian Festival returns to Acton’s Gunnersbury Park for the 11th year. A free, fun day out for the whole family with lots of entertainment including dance both classical and modern, arts & crafts, lots of yummy food and live music from the biggest Asian bands and singers, including the infamous legend Bally Sagoo.

The festival gets bigger and better every year and this year there are 9 unique zones which include: The Main Stage, BBC Asian Network Mix Tent, Classical Stage, The Magic Mela Family Area, spectacular Outdoor Arts performances, Tastes of South Asia Food market, Funfair, craft and exhibitors market, plus a new sports area featuring Skype Cricket Nets and Sporting Equals. On the Classical Stage, supported by the British Heart Foundation, there will be performances celebrating Asian communities’ heritage. This year for the first time the Philharmonica Orchestra will be performing with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Khan, and conducted by David Murphy, who recently conducted the World Premiere of the Symphony by Ravi Shankar at the Royal Festival Hall.

The festival will also be hosting its first fashion show for Oxfam.

The London Mela is produced by Ealing and Hounslow Councils and supported by the Mayor of London, with BBC Asian Network a major partner. Featuring a huge variety of artists from around the world as well as a plethora of homegrown acts, the London Mela truly has something for everyone.

 

On from 1pm-9pm, make sure you don’t miss a fantastic, quirky day out. For further information click here

 

This is what the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has to say about the Mela: “I am delighted to support this great London event, which in exuberant style showcases the huge variety of Asian arts and culture. We may be approaching the end of the summer, but the London Mela always delivers a sizzling day out for Londoners of all ages and from all backgrounds.”