UK events in September

In person

Heritage Open Days (UK wide) 13 September onwards

Get to know more about your local area and some of the interesting historic buildings. Each September thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture.

British Museum (London)

The British Museum is reopening for guests at the end of August. The British Museum is perhaps London’s finest with collections from ancient civilisations from across the globe. The museum also has a virtual website so you can explore it from home.

National Coding Week – Bletchley Park 14 September – 20 September

Celebrate National Coding week by visiting Britain’s most renowned code breaking site at Bletchley Park. Find out how Alan Turing and a team of scientists and Mathematicians cracked the Enigma to help curtail the Second World War.

Culture Night 2020 – Derry, Northern Ireland Friday 18 September 2020

Wrap up in culture, as venues and public spaces across the city and district open their doors to host a programme of free entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances.

Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival 12 – 20 September

The annual Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoors Festival is an opportunity to discover more of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with events ranging from cycling, special interest and historic walks, horse riding, nature safaris, Nordic walking, historic house and parkland tours.



The Proms and other events at the Royal Albert Hall

Each September, the Royal Albert Hall hosts the annual Proms. Unfortunately, no audience will be allowed to attend this year. However, the Royal Albert Hall will stream all the concerts on the website. There is also a back log of old concerts available online for free!

National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre were running a weekly performance earlier this year from previous productions. Fortunately, the back catalogue of plays is on their website to be enjoyed.

Wigtown Book Festival, Scotland 25 September- 4 October

Wigtown is Scotland’s national Book Town. The festival has been running for more than 20 years and is one of Britain’s biggest literary festivals. Due to Covid-19, the festival has been wholly moved online this year. The 2020 festival will have two main themes: Resilience and Connection. There will be many live events with authors as well as other interviews and Q&A sessions.

Cardiff Castle, Wales

While Cardiff Castle is still closed for visitors, you can still explore the castle virtually. Take a walk around the grounds, visit the keep and explore the castle walls of one of Wales’ most beautiful buildings.

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF), Northumbria – 17 September – 11 October

The Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival for new cinema and artists’ moving image will be moved online for 2020 where artists’ and filmmakers’ work are expanded through conversation, new writing and podcasts over three weeks this autumn. Audiences throughout the UK and filmmakers and art professionals from across the globe are invited to share in a festival programme that embodies a pluralist and accessible cinema.

The Royal Geographic Society Seminar – Geographies of Anticolonialism by Andy Davies – 4 September 13:00 – 15:00

The Royal Geographic Society host a number of free seminars and discussions throughout the year. This seminar will discuss a new book by Andy Davies which discusses the geographies of anti-colonialism, with a particular focus on British rule in India.