May Diary

Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this month in the vibrant area of London Bridge…

London Craft Week in London Bridge | May 3rd – May 7th

Craft is an integral part of London Bridge’s culture: once the centre of a flourishing leather and wool trade in the 19th century, it is now a creative community brimming with makers of art, jewellery, food, design and fashion. Here’s what’s on in the area #LCW Explore what’s on in the area.

London Pizza Festival @ Borough Market | May 28th

The London Pizza Festival returns to Jubilee Place in Borough Market on Sunday 28th May, bringing with it several slices of cheesy goodness. Whether you prefer a traditional Italian style margherita or something altogether more experimental, London’s Pizza Festival is the place for you. With five pop up pizzerias to choose from you won’t be disappointed, plus it’s all washed down with a glass of pale ale, which is included in your ticket price.

Tickets are available from the Young & Foodish website.

The World of Anna Sui @ Fashion & Textile Museum |  Exhibition opens 26th May

The Fashion and Textile Museum will open its doors to a new exhibition, celebrating one of the decade’s most famous fashion icons. Anna Sui is the classic American fashion designer. From Detroit to New York, her signature rock-n-roll romanticism reinvents pop culture for every new generation. The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.

ARTCH Music and Beer festival @ The Underdog Gallery | May 13th – 14th

For two days, the Underdog Gallery will transform into the biggest party in the area combining some of the best modern art on the walls by Dangerous Minds Artists with live music and some of the best London craft beers. The festival will feature 70’s style Rock n Roll including Gorilla , Stubb and Brule  as well as a special guest DJ throughout the day and evening. The Gallery will be serving up pizza throughout the day to keep party-goers on their feet.

Charity Walk – Walking out of Darkness | 13th May

The Walking Out of Darkness takes place from Battersea Park to Tower Bridge and back again. In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, an information point will be based in The Scoop at London Bridge City.

Kate Cooper – Ways to Scale | VITRINE | Throughout May – 18th June

In this new work, ‘Ways to scale’, Cooper explores a type of genetic alteration which happens amongst cephalopods – squid, octopi, cuttlefish and nautiluses where they have the ability to alter the genetic makeup of their cells, fine-tuning the information encoded by their genes without altering the genes themselves.