Love Music Hate Racism

The Rock Against Racism movement of the late Seventies in London coincided with the eruption of punk across the city, and the spirit and ethos has lived on in the Love Music Hate Racism organisation celebrating its 10th anniversary this month.

To get the party started, Rich Mix is hosting a month of events, including a programme of live music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film and spoken word, with special guests including punk legend Jerry Dammers, leftie comedian Mark Steel (above) and ex-mayor Ken Livingstone.

Sept 6-30. Times and prices vary
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
Station | Shoreditch High Street


Jimmy’s Supper Club

Get ready for the second instalment of the sports-themed supper club with a 10-night stint for the duration of the Paralympics.

There will be an opening ceremony feast, a beer tasting night, a curry and movie evening, as well as Thai, American and closing ceremony events, too, to titillate the palette.

Until September 9, £32+
Annex East, E15 2JE
Station | Stratford

Mayor’s Thames Festival

The banks of the Thames host this end-of-summer party. From the London Eye to St Katharine Docks and beyond, there’ll be choral performances on HMS Belfast, acrobatic theatre, steel drums, and the four million volts powered Lords Of Lightning show. 800,000 are expected so get down there early.

September 8 & 9, free
Various locations


Hostel Party

The backpackers’ home-away-from-home gears up for its second monthly hostel party.

It’s the biggest event of its kind in the city, full of likeminded people up for having a laugh, and has a host of drinks and food offers to get you in the mood for a night of hedonism.

You’ll never want to go home!

September 8. 9pm-3am, free
Belushi’s, 161-165 Borough High Street, SE1 1HR
Tube | London Bridge

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Jaws Screening and Party

To coincide with the upcoming BD release of Spielberg’s stunning shark-shocker, Jameson’s is throwing an ‘Amity Island’ beach party at Greenwich Yacht club –  complete with Seventies fashions, a BBQ, and a couple looking for their dog, of course – followed by a screening of the film itself at 8pm.

September 5. 7pm, free
SE10 0BW 
Station | North Greenwich


BT London Live 

The fun and Games aren’t over yet. As the Paralympics get into full flow, BT London Live takes to Trafalgar Square for this last week of sporting and cultural partying.

There will be medal winners taking to the stage, huge screens showing all the action, and a host of bands, too, including The Beat, Gen Washington and The Ram Jam band, Space Ships Are Cool, London Calling and Reasons To Be Cheerful.

Until September 9. 11am-10pm, free
Trafalgar Square, WC2 5DS 
Tube | Piccadilly Circus


Hackney Film Festival

The third annual Hackney Film Fest kicks off with a collaborative event between HFF and the Live Cinema Foundation, considering the intersect between film, digital practices and the performing arts.

There’s a short movie programme, oodles of talks, and an emerging filmmakers screening line up, too.

September 7-9. Times and prices vary
Various venues


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