May Diary

May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Here’s this month’s array of events and activities taking place this May in the vibrant area of London Bridge…

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern | Fashion Textile Museum | Opens 25th May

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world.

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Nightfall | Bridge Theatre | 1st– 26th May

How do you make a future when you can’t escape the past? Rising star Barney Norris explores theme of love, loss and family in the Bridge Theatre’s new production.

What you believed in seemed to vanish overnight. So how are you going to live now? One family struggling in the heart of the country looks for a star to steer by as they try to plot a route out of the dark they’ve been pitched into.

“Remember the name Barney Norris. He’s a new writer in his twenties, but already outstanding.” – The Times

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London Pizza Festival | Borough Market | 20th May

The London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market’s Jubilee Place on Sunday 20th May, bringing with it several slices of cheesy goodness. There’s six pop up pizzerias to choose from and you can wash it all down with a glass of pale ale, which is included in your ticket price.

Tickets are available from the Young & Foodish website.


Days of Poland Festival | Potters Fields Park | 6th May

Join in the fun at Potters Fields Park this weekend as the biggest Polish Festival in the UK returns to London. This family friendly festival will introduce Londoners and visitors to traditional and contemporary Polish music, arts and cuisine. FREE event.


More in May

4th- 20th May – A Solo Exhibition by Sculptor Ray Readdy – The Underdog Gallery
5th May – Open Studio – Eames Fine Art
8th May – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus
10th May – Food & Wine Pairing – WSET School London
12th May – Noisepicker Album Launch – The Underdog Gallery
Until 13th May – Anita Klein, These Fleeting Days – Eames Fine Art
14th May – Marvellous Malbec Wine Tasting – Vivat Bacchus
17th May – The Book People at Cottons and No.1 London Bridge – London Bridge City
18th May – Jenny Chandler in Borough Market Demo Kitchen – Borough Market
19th May – Magnificent Machines – Tower Bridge
19th May – Music Weekender – Retribution Alive – The Underdog Gallery
20th May – London Pizza Festival – Borough Market
21st – 25th May – VB’s Annual South African Wine Festival – Vivat Bacchus
22nd May – Introduction to Old World Classic Wines – WSET School London
27th May – Not Now Bernard – Unicorn Theatre
29th – 30th May – What are Teenagers For? Drama Workshop – Unicorn Theatre
31st May – Shake Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement 2 day Workshop – Unicorn Theatre
31st May – Free Family Activities – Jumping Buses (London History Day) – Tower Bridge
Throughout May
Beatriz Milhazes – Rio Azul – White Cube Bermondsey
Sensacional – Unicorn Theatre
Baby Show – Unicorn Theatre
Bridge House States Exhibition – Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge Engine Rooms – Tower Bridge
Family Experience – The View from The Shard
Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge
Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge
Every Friday – Live Music Evenings – Oblix East
Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market
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