Weekender: London Fashion Weekend, Goose Island, Philharmonia VR

Experiential events to check out this weekend include London Fashion Week, Goose Island's Block Party, The Philharmonia Orchestra VR experience and South African Tourism's #FindYourWild pop-up.

Goose Island Block Party, South African Tourism pop-up, Philharmonia VR experience
Goose Island Block Party, South African Tourism pop-up, Philharmonia VR experience

London Fashion Weekend

Watch catwalk shows, shop the best designer collections and listen to industry professionals at London Fashion Weekend. Enjoy a pampering session courtesy of Maybelline New York and Toni & Guy, and shop for sunglasses at Sunglass Hut. H&M Home are sponsoring the Luxe Lounge this year, which will provide a calming area for guests to relax in-between shows.

When: 22-25 September

Where: Saatchi Gallery 

The Virtual Orchestra: 360 Experience

The Philharmonia Orchestra, in partnership with Southbank Centre and technology company Inition, has created a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) experience where users will be transported backstage at Royal Festival Hall and then on to the platform in the centre of the orchestra, which will perform the third movement of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5. The Philharmonia will also bring its interactive walk-through installation of Holst’sThe Planets - Universe of Sound - to the Clore Ballroom

Where: Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London

When: From 23 September to 3 October

Goose Island Block Party

This weekend US craft beer brand Goose Island is hosting the inaugural London leg of its Block Party – a one-day neighbourhood knees-up that has been held in Chicago for the last five years. Expect live bands, Goose beers, food and games. Food will be provided by Club Mexicana, Howards Meat Co, Little Ghost Black Bagels, South East Cakery and Sutton & Sons. Earlier this year, Goose Island hosted its first London-based 312 Day party at Hoxton Docks, which included a performance from the Mystery Jets. 

Where: Red Market in Shoreditch

When: 24 September

South African Tourism's #FindYourWild pop-up

South African Tourism's #FindYourWild pop-up experience will feature a series of experiential crates, each dedicated to a different type of adventure in South Africa. Using 360-degree virtual reality technology, visitors can opt to go virtual shark diving, rock climbing and spot penguins at Boulders Beach, as well as sample South African street food and live DJ music. 

Where: London's South Bank

When: 22-25 September

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