3 Reasons Why September Will Be All Kinds of Awesome

Posted on by Zoe

Every year, just like clockwork, the final days of August send me into a state of grief and mild depression at the thought of winter being just around the corner. Whilst my Aussie-drenched Insta-feed mocks me with sunny snaps and excitable captions (“Summer is nearly here! *sun emoji* *bikini emoji* *happy-face emoji*), I’m dramatically staring out of my window with a pained expression, dreading the seasonal doldrums that are coming for me, the inevitable cold, dark, damp days that will soon enfold me.

So, what’s a girl to do when there’s nothing but S.A.D. on the horizon? Luckily, September has turned up to help us all transition from the period between the Godsend of summer and the Scrooge that is winter, with a whole truckload of entertainment gems. That kind old ninth month, eh? Here’s a whole roster of happenings that you can consider your very own, healthy anti-depressant:

iTunes festival
When? 1st - 30th September, 2014
Where? Camden’s Roundhouse and the digital device of your choice
What? The final fling of the festival season, iTunes Festival is a firm favourite of the Williams’ family, mostly because we can devour some of the best current music for an entire month. Camden’s Roundhouse might also possibly be one of the most stunning venues I’ve ever seen. My picks for the month: Luke Sital-Singh, Sam Smith, Hozier, Ben Howard, Wolf Alice, Foy Vance and Ed Sheeran. Put your feet up, tap at your Apple TV and sing September away.

Radio 1’s Even More Music Month
When? 1st - 30th September, 2014
Where? 97-99FM
What? Whether you’re a Radio 1 lover or hater (it polarises opinions like no other), you’ve got to hand it to R1 that they’re not half bad at churning out some super exciting live music. There are a few gaps in here that Radio 6 can quite easily fill, but how about this for a line-up? Maroon 5, Lana Del Rey, Duke Dumont, George Ezra, Ben Howard, FKA Twigs, Lonely The Brave, Hozier, Jungle and Catfish & The Bottlemen. Twist the radio up on your way to work in the morning, and let live lounge goodness warm your cockles.

Lena Dunham’s first novel: Not That Kind Of Girl
When? 30th September, 2014
Where? Waterstones, your nearest bookshop, or #AmazonCart for Twitter-to-Amazon technology
What? Lena Dunham is a goddess of the 21st century, who shatters all narcissistic preconceptions we’ve come to accept thanks to the likes of Instagram, Twitter and photoshop-polished front covers. Her unabashedly honest, self-abasing spirit carries through into TV series Girls, which is as disturbing as it is funny, and often sees Lena in nothing more than a scruffy vest and knickers. Now, with a hardback copy of her first book, Not That Kind Of Girl pre-ordered, I’m praying to the Amazon gods that a heavy parcel lands on my doormat in time for my week away in Greece, because 288 pages of Lena’s words + 7 days of blissful nothingness would be the ultimate combination.

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  • http://falafelwaffle.wordpress.com/ Niamh

    I love downloading the iTunes festival app and watching all the acts.
    I’m lucky because I personally love September (& autumn) but this post is still full of things to look forward to.
    Have fun in Greece :)

  • http://www.secondfloorflat.com/ Second Floor Flat

    Literally can not wait for “Not That Kind Of Girl”. Start the countdown!