Johnny Cash Roadshow

Johnny Cash Roadshow is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family. Respected singer/songwriter Clive John re-creates the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show. Also featuring Amanda Stone as June Carter, the Roadshow Horns and the amazing Carter Sisters. All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career. All this accompanied by emotive and evocative screen images.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Saturday, September 15, 7.45pm. Details: 01245 606505

The Bohemians – Live Queen

A comprehensive re-enactment of Queen’s greatest hits. Internationally renowned Queen tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, CM20 1LS, Saturday, September 15, 7.30pm. Details: 01279 431945

Smoke and Mirrors

Awaken the spirits of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in a theatrical concert of ghost stories and orchestral music. In this upcoming Orchestral Theatre production, Aurora Orchestra explores these two evocative 19th century masterpieces that continue to haunt us today.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1 8XX, Sunday, September 16, 4pm. Details: 020 7960 4200

The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troupe

Come and be amazed by aerial acrobatics on the flying trapeze, spectacular cycling stunts, trampolining ups and downs, and laugh at the antics of the cheeky clowns. The DaSilva marionette circus troupe has been delighting audiences of all ages for almost half a century. Each of the one third life-size marionettes has been individually crafted to perform its own feat of dazzling dexterity, on the big top stage. This traditional family show has been brought right up to date with all the thrills and spills of a real-life circus. This 35 minute show uses no less than 16 beautifully crafted trick marionettes and integrates the puppeteers into the circus performance, creating a buoyant and memorable piece of theatre for all ages.

Chelmsford City Theatres, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG, Sunday, September 16, 10.30am and 1.30pm. Details: 01245 606505

Anna Fiorentini’s Variety Performance

The award-winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School for 4-18 year olds present their Musical Theatre Gala Variety Performance, highlighting the stars of tomorrow as well as the stars of today. Many of the students are already appearing regularly on TV, film, radio and in West End shows.

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, E8 1EJ, Saturday, September 15, 7pm. Details: 02089 852424

Iain Stirling - U OK HUN? X

Due to phenomenal demand, the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island is back on UK stages this autumn, as his sell-out tour is extended for the third and final time. This is your last chance to catch Iain Stirling’s brilliant observations of modern millennial life.

Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT, Sunday, September 16, 8pm. Details: 01708 443333

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Breakfast Club

Luna Cinema marks its tenth anniversary this year bringing back the cinema under the stars to the slopes of Alexandra Palace with two epic outdoor cinema screenings this September. 2018 big hit Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will be showcased followed by a second night of nostalgia with the legendary The Breakfast Club.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, 6pm. Details: 020 8365 2121

Stories of London: The River Thames

The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie – which has witnessed over 1,000 years of London history – stands at the oldest crossing-point of the River Thames. For the Totally Thames Festival 2018 we are delighted to welcome four speakers for this day of talks about the River Thames. Over the course of the day find out about the history of the Port of London, once one of the busiest ports in the world, uncover the story of Agnes Beckwith the 'premier lady swimmer' of her day, explore the oldest tunnel in the oldest underground system in the world and discover the story behind an ambitious art project which looks to illuminate the bridges of the River Thames.

Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 9DA, Saturday, September 15, 10am to 4.30pm. Details:

Take Note

London’s first music conference for young people has programmed a day full of inspiring talks, masterclasses, one-on-one mentoring and a live performance. Take Note aims to educate, inspire and connect the next generation, bringing together those who will shape the future of the music industry. The day kicks off with a morning Q&A session on how to fit into the electronic music industry with panellists from varying job roles. Throughout the day, respected DJs and producers such as Phonox resident HAAi, Ben Pearce and Radio 1’s B Traits will be offering invaluable advice on a range of topics, including social media, a new era for London nightlife and the career path of XL Recordings A&R Manager, William Aspden. Attendees will also hear the inner workings of one of the UK scene’s most respected independent labels, LuckyMe. For those interested in the practical side of music, Take Note will be running masterclasses in DJing, production and broadcasting.

Second Home, 68 Hanbury Street, E1 5JL, Saturday, September 15. Details:

Crafting at Ally Pally

Crafting at Ally Pally is the UK’s favourite craft show: the perfect place to pick up bargains and add to your craft stash! The show runs for two days and boasts a variety of exhibitors, all with show-only deals on your favourite craft brands and latest products. Come along to the Demo Arena to see your favourite demonstrators in action, or visit one of the many Make and Take areas around the show to try their techniques for yourself.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY, Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, from 10am. Details: 020 8365 2121

London is the Place For Me

A weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming. Writers, artists and raconteurs from the Caribbean and its diaspora probe the narratives of Caribbean artistic expression and identity in a convivial and wide-ranging festival.

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB, Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16. Details: 01937 546546

Bikes and Bakes

Grab your mates and head to Lee Valley VeloPark for a morning of cycling, coffee and cake. During the event, which aims to encourage groups of friends to cycle for fun and fitness, riders will take on the loops and bends of the venues one mile traffic free road circuit before sitting down to enjoy some well-deserved coffee and cake.

Lee Valley VeloPark, Abercrombie Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3AB, Sunday, September 16, and Saturday, October 13, 10am to 12pm. Details:

RDC Open Day

Redbridge Drama Centre’s annual open day returns with circus skills sessions, green screen filming experience, drama and performing arts sessions, crafts, and much more.

Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, South Woodford, E18 2RB, Saturday, September 15, 11am. Details: 020 8708 8800