Tag: Borough Market

February Diary

Published on 08th February 2018

Eddie Peake at White Cube Bermondsey – Throughout February  This exhibition, Peake’s fourth with the gallery, includes new sculpture, painting, sound work and performance presented in an immersive and constructed environment. Peake will be present in the gallery space throughout the exhibition, following a scheduled daily routine. Moving between various constructed spaces which include a private office and a triangular cell-like structure, accessible only by a tall ladder. The artist ‘plays’ himself, both offering up and dismantling the narrative of artistic ego, fictional protagonist and ‘real’ self. Seesaw at the Unicorn Theatre – Throughout February  This Unicorn Theatre production explores the push and pull of friendship, and the ups and downs of being very young. You can save 20% on all half term performances (excluding 14 Feb 1.30pm) using your London Bridge DealCard. Half Term with Thames Clippers – 10th – 25th February  Hop on board at London Bridge Pier and take to the river this half term with MBNA Thames Clippers. Enjoy seeing the iconic sights of the capital as you cruise under Tower Bridge and make your way along the Thames. Travel this halfterm to take advantage of family discounts, activity booklets and exclusive kids lunchboxes. Valentine’s in London Bridge – Throughout February  While the classic combination of red roses and a champagne dinner is nothing to be sniffed at, some may say this tradition has had it’s day. For a little variety this Valentine’s, we’ve prepared our pick of counter conventional activities in London Bridge (partner optional!).   Family Experience – The View from The Shard – 10th – 25th February  Every family experience booked between 10-25 February will receive a free goody bag worth over £20! Kids and grown up’s can take on ‘The Slide’ in an adrenaline-fuelled 360-degree virtual reality experience that swoops and slides through the city’s skyline. The hair-raising journey will take them on an extreme multi-sensory journey where The Shard becomes a helter-skelter! Adults can enjoy a tipple from London’s highest champagne bar as the sun sets over the city’s skyline 800ft above the capital at London’s highest vantage point – and with views of up to 40 miles, there is no better way to entertain the kids this half term! More events in London Bridge this January… 10th February – Valentine’s Open House – Eames Fine Art 12th February – Half Term with MBNA Thames Clippers – Thames Clippers 13th February – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 13th February – Pancake Day Race – Borough Market 13th February – London Bridge Farmer’s Market Pancake Race – London Bridge Farmer’s Market 14th February – Freaks Film Night – The Old Operating Theatre 14th February – Valentine’s at The Coal Shed – The Coal Shed 14th February – Celebrate Valentine’s at Melior St – Melior St. 16th February – Love Crochet with Katie – Fashion & Textile Museum 22nd February – Refuge Britain: Designers at Work – Fashion & Textile Museum 25th February – Bread Ahead’s Real Bread Week Celebration – Borough Market 26th February – Cheese at London Bridge – Vivat Bacchus 28th February – DTI Export Hub – South Bank Until 24th February – UAL Olympus Photography Award 2018 – Bermondsey Project Space Until 25th February – Dimensions – Eames Fine Art 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 Throughout February – He Xiangu Exhibition – White Cube Bermondsey Throughout February – Othello – Unicorn Theatre Throughout February – The UK’s Highest Virtual Reality Experience – The View From The Shard Throughout February – Climb Aboard the HMS Belfast – HMS Belfast Throughout February – A Tale of Two Southwark’s Exhibition – Roast Throughout February – Bridge House Estates Exhibition – Tower Bridge Exhibition

The London Bridge Winter Cookbook

Published on 28th November 2017

Sandwiched between two of the best artisan markets in the country and home to an array of talented independent restauranteurs and sensational occasion destinations alike; London Bridge has long been an established haven for food-lovers. 2017 has been an especially exciting year for the area’s culinary scene: seeing the opening of Chef Leandro Carreira’s debut solo venture Londrino, Brighton export The Coal Shed and a Tower Bridge branch of London’s beloved brasserie, The Ivy.  In celebration of the area’s ever growing network of fantastic restaurants and bars, we’re excited to share the London Bridge Winter Cookbook. Whether you find inspiration for your own festive feast, or pay the area a visit to sample one of these delicious concoctions first hand; we hope you’ll be inspired by the talent and creativity of London Bridge’s chefs and mixologists. Click to view online or download   The London Bridge Winter Cookbook was created by Team London Bridge and illustrated by Livi Gosling. Visit Livi’s Etsy shop to purchase the ‘Christmas Dinner’ artwork Christmas cards.  With thanks to Borough Market, The Coal Shed, Oblix, Nine Lives, The Ivy Tower Bridge, The Hide, TwoRuba, Jose Pizarro, Baluchi at The LaLit London, WSET, Hawksmoor Borough, Little Bird Gin, London Bridge City, Vivat Bacchus and More Bar.

Young Marketeers’ Celebration Sale

Published on 22nd November 2017

On Thursday 23rd November, Borough Market will hold its inaugural Celebration Sale, bringing children from London’s diverse communities together through food.  Primary school children with backgrounds spanning four continents will set up stall in London’s oldest food market to sell cakes, breads and pastries they have made to celebrate their cultural heritage. The sale follows a training day in the market, where the children spent time with acclaimed Italian food writer and chef, Ursula Ferrigno, tasting her homemade recipes and exploring different herbs and spices to use in their own creations.  The budding bakers also toured the market, talking to a range of national and international traders about why food is such an important part of their heritage, and listening to the stories behind the products that they sell. The Celebration Sale is part of an ongoing partnership with food education charity School Food Matters. All proceeds from the Celebration Sale will go to FareShare, an award-winning charity providing meals for Londoners in need of support. Join the Young Marketeers in the Market Hall from 11am-1.30pm, on Thursday 23rd November.

November Diary

Published on 08th November 2017

Check out the array of events and activities taking place this November in the vibrant area of London Bridge…   Gilbert and George – White Cube Bermondsey – From November 22nd White Cube celebrates 50 years of the art of Gilbert & George with a new exhibition across all four galleries at Bermondsey. THE BEARD PICTURES go on show alongside THE FUCKOSOPHY, a collection of nearly 4000 pronouncements and mottoes created by the artists. FREE | whitecube.com   London Bridge Community Christmas Carols – Potters Fields Park (by City Hall) – 30th November, 4.30PM Join the children of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools along with volunteers from local businesses on November 30th, as they carol their way from City Hall, Potters Fields Park along to Hay’s Galleria. Christmas lights will be switched on at both locations with special guest, the Mayor of Southwark kicking off the evening. Plus, there’ll be an appearance from the Snow King and Queen and festive treats at the end of the service. FREE | atlondonbridge.com   Courtney Pine featuring Omar + Nikki Yeoh – Bridge Theatre – 13 November, 7:30pm Following their sold-out Barbican show in March, the return of this new project which sees two of the UK’s finest jazz and soul talents composing, and performing new material together for the first time at the Bridge Theatre. Tickets start at £15 | bridgetheatre.co.uk   The Velveteen Rabbit – Unicorn Theatre – From 17th November This heart-warming story returns to the Unicorn Theatre for the festive period. This very shy toy rabbit longs for nothing more than to become real. He spends his days waiting patiently on the nursery floor, watching the Boy play with other toys and dreaming of being picked up and loved. And then, one day, he is rediscovered and all his hopes start to come true… Tickets £12 | unicorntheare.com   LoveBorough@Christmas: Edible Gifts with Alissa Timoshkina – Borough Market – November 19th, 12.30PM It’s party time at Demo Kitchen this week as Alissa Timoshkina enlightens us with gift ideas that all the family can get involved in making. Join Alissa as she draws on her Russian heritage to create some unusual and delicious presents that will keep until Christmas. FREE | boroughmarket.org.uk   MORE EVENTS 10th November – Young Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – The Bridge Theatre Until 12th November – Laika – The Unicorn Theatre From 17th November – Vandal with Care – The Underdog Gallery 18th November – Southwark Sleepout – Borough Market 20th November – Barolo Wine Tasting Dinner with Prunotto – Aqua Shard 21st November – Dinner with Balvenie – Oblix West 23rd November – Post War Fashion Illustration – Fashion & Textile Museum 23rd November – Film Night: The Abominable Dr Phibes – The Old Operating Theatre 23d November – A Very Texan Thanksgiving – Texas Joe’s 27th November – Boozy Cheese Night – Vivat Bacchus 30th November – Vintage Costume Jewelery – Fashion & Textile Museum   Every Thursday – Live Music & DJs – Oblix West Every Wednesday –  Tricia Noëlle’s Wreath Making Workshop – Le Pain Quotidien Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Throughout November – Louise Dahl Wolf – A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum  

Borough Market Bastille Celebrations

Published on 03rd July 2017

Get into the French spirit on Sunday 9th July with Bastille Festival, London’s largest Bastille Day celebrations. With such a great French community of traders in Borough Market, Bastille Day is quite a cause for celebration. The Market will be full of joie de vivre as, for the 10th year running, the venue is hosting a free festival to celebrate the fabulous fête nationale, along with Better Bankside and Français Du Monde. Why the 9th? The French national day falls on the following Friday, so to ensure the whole day is dedicated to celebrating all things Français, there will be festivities in and around the Market from 12-6pm. Borough Market will be opening its doors especially for the celebration with traders and stalls selling French delicacies. From red, white and blue macarons to crepes and croissants, the Market host an array of traditional treats. There will also be a special French themed free Demonstration Kitchen with Borough Market’s demo chef, Luke Robinson, 12:30-1.30pm and then again 2:00pm-3pm. Luke will be treating us to french classics interpreted in his own contemporary style. It’s sure to be très délicieux! During the day, alongside traders selling their French fancies, there’ll be traditional waiter’s races, bi-lingual storytelling, Parisian folk music, and petanque playing. Festivities continue into the early evening with a music as well as street theatre, until 6pm. C’est magnifique!

London Pizza Festival

Published on 05th May 2017

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Organised by Young & Foodish, the London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market 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.

April Diary

Published on 04th April 2017

Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this month in the vibrant area of London Bridge… St Georges Day Celebration @ Borough Market | 23rd April 12- 4PM This festival of food, music, storytelling and theatre will also involve a visit from some of the Market’s Catalonian friends, marking the fact that St. George is also patron saint of that region. The Market will be filled with the sounds and smells of both cultures as Borough Market step up to the occasion, with traders creating special themed products for sale on the day. FREE |  boroughmarket.org.uk   Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design @ Fashion & Textile Museum | 25th April – 7th May ‘Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design’ celebrates over 40 years of colourful design and unique expression by the Swedish designer and textile artist. Founded in 1976 by Gudrun and Björn Sjödén, the company’s distinctive printed clothes have taken Swedish colour and style to the world. Today, Gudrun Sjödén is widely recognised as a pioneer of sustainable fashion and the display highlights how environmental thinking is at the core of every collection. P.S Don’t miss Gudrun Sjödén in Conversation £9.90/ £8 / £6.60*  ftmlondon.org   Easter @ The Unicorn Theatre | April 4th – April 15th  Join the Unicorn Theatre over the Easter Holidays for a  range of family friendly events. In addition to their sell-out productions, there will accompanying activities and workshops complementing the shows on stage… including an afternoon tea with The Velveteen Rabbit! Prices vary |  unicorntheare.com   Bachn & Eggs @ The Underdog Gallery | April 9th 11AM Bachn & Eggs is a series of monthly Classical Sunday Brunch Concerts at the Underdog Gallery. Come and hear some of the UK’s top classical musicians perform a programme of chamber music in one of the station’s last remaining original railway arches. This month resident harpist Olivia Jageurs will be joined by members from the Hermes Experiment including Heloise Werner (soprano), Oli Pashley (clarinet) and Marianne Schofield (double bass). Doors Open: 11am (for brunch, coffees and to get the best seat) Suggestion Donation £8 |  www.theunderdog.london   Classic Car Club exhibition @ London Bridge City | 12th April On 12th April 2017, Classic Car Club will be displaying a selection of their finest motors and giving you the chance to win an amazing experience day with five cars. Simply head to More London Riverside to view the fantastic cars on display and speak to one of the CCC team on how to enter. Assembled in London in 1995 Classic Car Club is the private members’ club that puts you behind the wheel of some of the greatest automobiles known to man. FREE | londonbridgecity.co.uk     More of what’s on in London Bridge