The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. Meanwhile, a documentary crew eager to capture its fight for survival follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir (newest member: the Pudsey Nightingale). Alan Bennett’s new play is as sharp as The History Boys and as funny as The Lady in the Van. Ticket information
It’s time to learn to Love your Lunch hour again. Taking a break from your working day is proven to enhance a healthy lifestyle so Team London Bridge is providing a menu of FREE lunchtime options around London Bridge to get you out and about weekday lunchtimes throughout September 2017. Team London Bridge have teamed up with partners such as the HMS Belfast, Fitness First, London Glassblowing and the Hot Yoga Society to compile a schedule of free activities that includes everything from sushi making, to outdoor fitness sessions, gallery viewings, and wellbeing workshops. Sessions are now open for advance booking before the programme starts on September 1st. Take a look at our lunchtime ideas, send us your suggestions for lunchtime action or tweet us @TeamLondonBdg / #LoveLunch17 Past events: Private Guided Tour of Tower Bridge – 05/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Mychael Barratt Talk at Eames Fine Art Gallery – 01/09, 1PM Fashion & Textile Museum – Private Tour – 05/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Explore HMS Belfast – 04/09 and 11/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED 1 year of lunches = 6 weeks of annual leave! – Talk – 07/09, 1PM Alex Monroe Open Studio – 12/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Norman Ackroyd Talk at Eames Fine Art Galley – 12/09, 1PM Introduction to Mindfulness – 13/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Let’s Draw to Classical Music! – 15/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Sophie Layton at Eames Fine Art Collectors Studio – 15/09, 1PM Life Drawing Class – 13/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED Art at the New Guy’s Cancer Centre – 20/09 – 1PM Explore London Bridge on a Blue Badge Guided Walk – 19/09, 1PM – FULLY BOOKED London Glassblowing Open Studio – 19/09- 22/09, 1PM Collage – a fun approach to image making – 22/09, 1PM Explore Arts and Culture in London Bridge – 25/09, 1PM Sushi Making Class – 12/09, 19/09 and 26/09, 1PM Chocolate Tasting Workshop – 22/09, 1PM Alex Monroe Open Studio – Engagement Rings Special– 27/09, 1PM Sports and Exercise Medicine – a practical approach to better workplace performance – 27/09, 12.30PM Bermondsey Street Bees Tasting – 27/09, 1PM Free Access to Fitness First (Cottons, London Bridge, Monument) – 18/09-22/09, 1PM Free Access to the Hot Yoga Society – Various Dates and Sessions Secret Tour of London Bridge Station – 21/09 and 28/09, 1PM Old Operating Museum Private Tour & Talk – 28/09, 1PM Bermondsey Street Fashion Heritage Self Guided Walk – Download Self Guided Walking Tour – Download Working River: Film & Photographic Exhibition – 1PM screening, 25/09 to 29/09 Costume Life Drawing – 29/09, 1PM Volunteer with Putting Down Roots – Various Dates Host a Tea & Talk at your workplace – Various Dates Lunch in the Ice Cream Arch – 21/09 and 28/09, 1PM Take a break at the Dragon Café – every Monday
The theme of London Festival of Architecture 2017 festival is ‘memory’, explored through a wide range of events and activities from 1-30 June 2017. London is a city of myriad layers, each infused with memory: of people, buildings, places and experiences. London’s built environment, with memories bound up within it, is fundamental to how people experience the city, and the starting point from which architects, developers and communities can address change. As part of the LFA, Team London Bridge will deliver a range of events, talks and walks, including London Bridge Open Kitchen, where a collection of London Bridge’s finest restaurants, bars and breweries gather for an al fresco evening on St Thomas Street. Events A Place for Old and New – The Scoop at More London – Monday, 5th June 2017 London Bridge Station – Secret Tour – London Bridge Station – Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Screening London Bridge Memories – The Scoop at More London – Thursday, 22 June 2017 London Bridge Open Kitchen – St Thomas Street – Wednesday 28th June 2017 (details coming soon) Full listing here.