Going out, staying in: September 2014

Going out, staying in: September 2014
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Antiques Roadshow

A very special episode of Antiques Roadshow airs on Sep 14 - featuring the Queen and Prince Philip! A visit to Hillsborough sees the panel of experts looking over Her Majesty's treasured 'bits and bobs' - we can't wait. BBC1, 8pm.

Lorraine 

Lorraine Kelly fans: don't miss her TV show in the week beginning Sep 29 - believe it or not, she's celebrating 30 years in breakfast television, from 8.30am on ITV1, Mon-Fri. 

British Beach Clean

It's September again, which means the Great British Beach Clean is back. From Sep 19-22, join the Marine Conservation Society in a litter pick on your local beach. The charity are also asking that you make a note of any branding on littered packaging - so they can look at working with specific companies to reduce the amount of rubbish reaching our beaches. Visit www.mcsuk.org/greatbritishbeachclean or call 01989 566017 to find out more.

Portsmouth Shopping Festival

There's a new festival on the south coast for shopaholics, too. Portsmouth's first ever shopping festival takes place from Sep 12-28, with celebratory street food, live entertainment in Guildhall Square and a Farmers' Market in Southsea, as well as the shopping(!), stretching from the city's Commecial Road right down to Gunwharf Quays on the seafront. For further information call 0239 282 6722 or visit www.visitportsmouth.co.uk

LoveCharmouth Festival

And finally, Charmouth in Dorset is hosting a weekend of special events at the end of the month (Sep 26-28). Live music, fireworks and a barbecue kick off proceedings on the Friday, then the weekend proper brings a whole host of other activities. Guided walks, arts trails, cream teas, historic and scientific talks will be taking place - be sure to book a place on the talks you don't want to miss! Visit www.charmouth.org for more.