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. Book Tickets 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 Book Tickets 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 Regulars 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
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
Check out the array of events and activities taking place this December in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Christmas by the River – London Bridge City – Throughout December London’s most picturesque Christmas market returns to the banks of the River Thames for its fourth year. Set against the backdrop of some of London’s most loved landmarks, the market hosts over 60 stalls selling gifts, food and drink. Christmas by the River will also host a wide range of workshops at its very own chalet style event space to make sure you’re ready for the holiday season physically, creatively and romantically. An Evening of Cheese – Borough Market – 7th December | 6-9PM Get ready for late night shopping as Borough Market opens its gates for an evening of cheese on December 7th. Over 20 of Borough Market’s renowned cheesemongers will be ready and waiting to waft an array of exquisite cheeses under your nose. Visitors will have a chance to chat to cheese experts and producers about their craft and find something unique to take home to feature on this year’s Christmas cheeseboard. Festive Film Nights at The View from The Shard – 12th Decemberr + TBC The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show will host two festive film nights at The View from The Shard this December. Bring a loved one to the top of London’s tallest building with the capital’s lights twinkling below. Bonus – you’ll be seriously close to the flight path of Father Christmas! The first to be announced is Miracle on 34th Street, with a follow up screening to be confirmed. Stay tuned for more details. Joyeux Noelle Wreath Making Workshop – Wednesdays throughout December Create your own little piece of Christmas magic at Interior Stylist and Designer Tricia Noëlle’s Wreath Making Workshops. The workshops will be held at Le Pain Quotidien in Borough Market, where you’ll have the opportunity to design your very own Christmas Wreath using faux pheasant feathers, pearls and a touch of sparkle to bring your Christmas creativity to life, whilst enjoying a glass of fizz. Merry & Bite – Courage Yard – December 8th Join StreetFoodMarkets at the Courage Yard on 8th December for their seasonal street feast Merry & Bite. The pop-up event will take place over Friday lunchtime, 11:30am-3pm, at the recently refurbished destination, located off Shad Thames next to Tower Bridge. Feast on global cuisines from 13 of London’s most sought-after street food traders and shop for gifts at a selection of London’s top independent makers stalls. MORE EVENTS 1st – 10th December – Chris Guest Solo Exhibition – Underdog Gallery 2nd December – Tree Houses & Late Nights – Oblix Until December 3rd – Paul Catherall Brutalism | Modernism – Eames Fine Art 4th December – Canape Christmas Dinner with Matching Wines – Vivat Bacchus 7th December – Christmas Light Switch On – Borough Market 16h December – Elpless Elves – Fantasy High Street 20th December – Festive Pompoms with Katie Jones – Fashion & Textile Museum 31st December – New Year’s Eve at The Shard – The Shard Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Thursday – Live Music & Djs – Oblix East Throughout December – The Velveteen Rabbit – Unicorn Theatre Throughout December – Young Marx – Bridge Theatre Throughout December – Tower of London Ice Rink – Tower Bridge Throughout December – Gilbert & George, The Beard Pictures and their Fuckosophy – White Throughout December – Louise Dahl-Wolfe A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum Throughout December – ‘The Tree of Glass’ by Lee Broom and Nude – Aqua Shard
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
Check out the array of events and activities taking place this October in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Young Marx – Bridge Theatre – From October 18th The much-anticipated 900-seat Bridge Theatre will launch its first season this month with Young Marx, a new play from Richard Bean and Clive Coleman about the early life of Karl Marx. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Book tickets. Apple Day 2017 – Borough Market – October 22nd – FREE Celebrating the rich heritage of British harvest, the acclaimed annual Apple Day Event is packed full of apple based fun! There’ll be live music, treats, dancing and games, and for the studious visitor, you can learn all about the art of cultivating orchards and endangered apple varieties. As tradition dictates, the festivities begin in Southwark Catherdral with a a short act of harvest worship in the Market, accompanied by the Market’s choir. A collection will be made for the Robes Project, a local charity which provides winter night shelters for the homeless of south London. Read more. Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum – From October 20th Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989) is one of the most important women fashion photographers of the first part of the 20th century. This new exhibition at the Fashion & Textule Museum is the first major retrospective of her work in the UK, and a key focus of the exhibition is Dahl-Wolfe’s 22 years as leading contributor to Harper’s Bazaar. Considered a pioneer of modern fashion photography, the exhibition highlights how Dahl-Wolfe defined the image of the modern independent post-war woman. Don’t miss the free highlights tour every Wednesday from 1PM. Tickets Laika – Unicorn Theatre – Throughout October Unicorn Theatre presents: Laika by Bryony Hannah and Avye Leventis Laika, the space dog: the first living creature to orbit earth. That was in 1957. Today it’s 2057, and Sami lives with his mum. She’s an astronaut and she understands that there could be a better future out in space. But Sami’s life is down here. So now they must face the prospect of letting go, saying goodbye and – just like Laika – head off into the unknown. A moving sci-fi adventure, inventively and beautifully told using puppetry, movement and music. Tickets Hoopla Comedy Improv Marathon – 20th – 22nd October Join The Miller on October 20th as they host the launch of Hoopla Impro’s takeover with The Hoopla Improv Marathon. The marathon is inspired by New York City’s Del Close Marathon, spanning across 50 consecutive hours with over 100 improv shows and over 200 improvisers coming together from across the UK – the biggest gathering of improv performers and groups the country has ever seen. Book Tickets More Events… 6th – 10th October – Punk Rock & Roll Art Show – The Underdog Gallery 8th – 15th October – At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain – London Bridge City Pier 10th October – World Mental Health Day Workshop – London Bridge Hive 16th October – Wine Blending Time! – Vivat Bacchus 21st- 31st October – Phobophobia – London Bridge Experience 26th October – Fashion Illustrations with Jason Brooks – Fashion & Textile Museum 27th October – Mahler’s Symphony No.3 – Southwark Cathedral 28th October – Greek Workshops – Borough Market 31st October – Pyscho Film Screening – The View from The Shard Throughout October – Beowulf – Unicorn Theatre Throughout October’ – ‘Don’t Think Twice’ – Jennifer Abessira Throughout October – Goodbye Christopher Robin – Kino Cinema Bermondsey Throughout October – A Day by the Sea – Southwark Playhouse
Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this September in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Totally Thames Festival – Throughout September – Riverside Each year, Totally Thames brings London’s river to life throughout the month of September with an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events. The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. The season includes an exhibition following the living history of London’s boatyards, documented as part of the Working River project. Telling the stories of boat builders from Teddington to the Thames Barrier, the project has recorded the working lives of these boatyards, their history and their legacy for the river today. Chinese Food Festival at Potters Fields Park | 8th – 10th September | FREE Now in its third year, the Chinese Food Festival will return to Potters Fields Park at the foot of Tower Bridge between 8 – 10 September. The festival will feature a food fair, cooking masterclass area and discovery journey. The food fair will see over 20 food stalls offering authentic dishes including Sheng Jian Bao, Chongqing Noodles, Taiwanese fried chicken and traditional soup from Henan. Bermondsey Street Festival | 16th September – FREE The annual ‘Village Fete in the City‘ returns this September, celebrating the creativity and community of Bermondsey Street. Enjoy a rich and wide variety of experiences that reflect the characterful area at its best; from food, drink and fashion to the infamous annual dog show… Pop-up Cinema at The View from The Shard | 18th September – £35 The Extraordinary Travelling Film Show returns to The View from The Shard to continue their ‘Extraordinary’ season of films at over 800 ft above London, the UK’s Highest Cinema. Their September screening will be a late night viewing of The Big Lebowski. Dressing up as the Dude is encouraged and there’ll be an opportunity to order an Espresso Martini and macaroon pairing during the interval. Tea Total at The Courage Yard As part of Totally Thames festival, Courage Yard is putting on a one day event celebrating Britain’s intimate love affair with our favourite beverage. A range of workshops from Tea Blending to Tea Cocktails are on offer, alongside a super zen Tea Ceremony to raise your fan status to solid tea connoisseur. Plus expect award-winning street food, an artisan tea-themed market, live DJ set by The Roustabouts and swing dancing lessons by Swing Patrol to do the Tea Dance justice. For more riverside fun this September check out the One Big Summer Guide 2017. Read online or download.
Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this July in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Dreamers Awake @ White Cube – Until September 17th | FREE White Cube is pleased to present ‘Dreamers Awake’, a group show at White Cube Bermondsey which explores the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists. The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists. Yoga in the Walkways @ Tower Bridge – Wednesday 19th July | £25 Tower Bridge invites you to enjoy a unique London experience with exclusive sunrise yoga classes in the high-level Walkways, 42 metres above the River Thames. Now taking place twice a month. Designed to revitalise and inject energy into Londoners with spectacular river views from inside the most famous bridge in the world, the yoga classes will allow participants of all abilities to perfect their practice. Bastille Celebrations @ Borough Market – Sunday 9th July | FREE Get into the French spirit on Sunday 9th July with Bastille Festival, London’s largest Bastille Day celebrations in Bankside. 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. Explore the HMS Belfast @ HMS Belfast – All Summer | £16/£8 This summer take the helm of HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark. Journey through the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to navigate your way around all 9 decks. From the guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day right down to the engine rooms 15ft below sea level, get up close to the inner workings of a warship. Hear hundreds of powerful stories from the brave crew who worked on board and learn how they coped, travelling the world and living in extreme conditions. Royal Opera House Screening @ The Scoop – 14th July, 7PM – FREE Go beyond the famous aria ‘Nessun dorma’ in The Royal Opera’s famously spectacular production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which will transport you to legendary China in all its pageantry and savagery, with disguised identities, puzzles and ritual executions This fantastic screening as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival Indonesian Weekend @ Potters Fields Park – 22nd and 23rd July This weekend long festival of all things Indonesian comes to Potters Fields Park on the 22nd and 23rd July. Sample traditional cuisine and catch live entertainment throughout the day including dance troops, fashion shows and music. The Miller Comedy Festival @ The Miller Pub – 11th – 16th July The renowned comedy festival returns to The Miller from the 11th July. The 2017 line up boasts 6 nights of expertly curated stand up, improv, sketch and musical comedy, guaranteed to provide a little something for everyone. Check out the full line up. See more of what’s on this month.
Hooray for summer! June is set to be jam-packed with culture and lots of fun. Here are some highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this month in the vibrant area of London Bridge… London Bridge Open Kitchen @ St Thomas Street | 28th June | 5PM – 9PM | FREE London Bridge’s finest restaurants, bars and breweries gather for an al fresco takeover of St Thomas Street on the 28th June. Sample dishes from the likes of José Pizarro, Hawksmoor, Texas Joe’s, The LaLit London Hotel and many more. There’ll be live music and bars for all to enjoy. Entry is free, dishes between £5 and £7. Book your free ticket here. Outdoor Screenings and Music @ The Scoop at More London | Throughout June | FREE Part of London Bridge City Summer Festival London Bridge City Summer Festival is back to fill your days and nights with culture, food, drink and fun by the riverside. Highlights this month include screenings of comedy classics like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, alongside performances from the likes of Chainska Brassika and Liam Bailey. If you’re a fan of sing-a-longs then Massaoke is not to be missed! London Festival of Architecture @ Various Locations | Throughout June | FREE 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. In partnership with LFA, Team London Bridge have organised an array of events, talks and walks in the area. Check out the itinerary here. Double Double Act @ Unicorn Theatre | June 20th – July 9th Packed with word-play, comedy and slapstick, Double Double Act is a playfully subversive look at growing up, being serious, kidding around and playing the fool. As our double acts mirror and out-joke each other, who will have the last laugh? Book now. Jürgen Partenheimer @ White Cube Bermondsey | Until June 18th | FREE White Cube is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Jürgen Partenheimer at Bermondsey. This exhibition, his first in London, includes paintings, sculpture, unique ceramics and works on paper dating from 1975 to 2017. Sky High Summer Solstice @ The Shard | June 21st | 4.15AM | £40 Join The View from The Shard on the longest day of the year to celebrate the summer solstice with Morning Gloryville – the original morning rave! Dance your way into the first day of summer and watch the sunrise from 800ft high above London. Buy your tickets here. See more of What’s On this month
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.