Cultural Pursuits: REDD’s lowdown on what to attend in London and Monaco this Autumn

Financial Times Weekend Festival, 2 September

The FTWeekend Festival is returning to Kenwood House in London, offering a diverse range of new concepts and engaging discussions spanning topics such as politics, economics, literature, climate, and beyond. It’s an opportunity to explore something new, whilst picking the brains of the writers and columnists, and also the new Editor, Janine Gibson, if you are lucky enough!

Open House Festival, 6-17 September

The Open House Festival spans two weeks and serves as a vibrant tribute to the residences, architecture, and local communities of London. Explore the interiors of iconic London landmarks alongside some of the city's well-kept hidden gems. It provides an occasion to gain insights from the foremost architectural minds of the city and the individuals shaping its creation.

Lords Cricket, The Home of Food Festival, 9 & 10 September 

In a delightful collaboration, Lord's has once more joined forces with the illustrious and extensively awarded culinary artist, Tommy Banks. Mark your calendars for this September, to bask in the fading warmth of summer at the culinary extravaganza of the year, The Home of Food festival!

Frieze London and Frieze Masters, 11–15 October 2023

Frieze, one of the most talked about art fairs in the world, is returning to London in October to mark its 20th anniversary. There will undoubtedly be a dynamic programme of things to see and there is also a special initiative ‘Artist-to-Artist’, where eight world-renowned artists propose a counterpart for a solo exhibition at the fair. With around 60,000 visitors each year over the last few years, this is a cultural event not to skip.

PAD London, 10–15 October 2023

Likewise, PAD, a London staunch, located in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, just a short distance from REDD offices, is an exhibition that masterfully displays a diverse blend of contemporary art, photography, glassware, ceramics, fine art, and exquisite jewellery from galleries all around the world. You will be sure to see the REDD team out visiting various of the exhibitions going on this year.

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, V&A, open 16 September

The inaugural UK showcase celebrating the creative legacy of French fashion maven, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, traces the inception of the House of CHANEL and the transformation of her legendary design ethos that continues to shape contemporary women's fashion choices.The exhibit will also include rarely viewed items from the V&A's exclusive assortment, in conjunction with historical pieces sourced from Chanel's legacy collections. 

Monaco Yacht Show, 27-30 September 2023

Undoubtedly one of the most splendid and opulent events of the season, the Monaco International Yacht Show. Embark on a journey to explore the most exquisite collection of superyachts from the year, where you can engage in enriching conversations with designers and exhibitors. This is your chance to experience life as a local living in Monaco, surrounded by luxury and glamour.

Closing dinner at the Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo, November 11 2023

Clear your calendars for November 11th, as the much-awaited grand gala evening marks the unforgettable finale of the 2023 edition of the Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo! This exclusive event invites you to indulge in an extraordinary experience alongside four Michelin-starred chefs: Alain Ducasse, Emmanuel Pilon, Marcel Ravin, Yannick Alleno, and Dominique Lory. Witness their culinary brilliance as they prepare exquisite dishes right before your eyes in the elegant Salle Empire at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. 

The Monegasque National Day, November 19 2023

The National Day of Monaco was inaugurated on November 19th by Prince Rainier III and since then has been celebrated every year. Monaco's balconies are adorned with an array of flags and ribbons, while the night sky is illuminated with spectacular fireworks. The streets reverberate with music, jubilant celebrations, and an overwhelming sense of patriotism, engulfing the second-smallest nation in the world.