Tag: Exhibition

A new permanent exhibition inside Tower Bridge

Published on 21st June 2018

Climb the iconic towers of Tower Bridge this summer and discover the architects, makers, thinkers and technicians who built and laid the foundations of London’s most defining landmark. From Wednesday 27th July, step inside Tower Bridge and explore a new permanent exhibition featuring newly-discovered photographs and stories from the construction of the Bridge, including the story of Jack ‘Ginger’ Bateman, one of the divers who risked everything to dig the vast foundations that anchor the 70,000-ton Bridge to the bottom of the Thames. Housed in the North and South Towers, which are linked by the high-level Walkways above the River Thames, the exhibition will take you on a journey through the lifetime of the Bridge, from its conception and construction through to present day. This includes the opportunity to explore unique objects from across the Bridge’s history and even try on a real-life Victorian diver’s helmet. You’ll also meet the people who make the Bridge work today in our brand new ‘24 hours at the Tower Bridge’ short film. The exhibition continues in the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the engines that once powered the famous Bridge lifts. Here you’ll discover the human histories of the people who have maintained the bridge since 1894. Visit now and celebrate London’s defining landmark. BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY

London Photo Festival 2018

Published on 09th May 2018

The founders of the London Photo Festival are pleased to announce the 11th annual London Photo Festival will be exhibiting over 75 photographers from around the world. This year’s theme is street photography from around the world, and on the Friday a Click ‘n Clique™ evening will be held, providing a unique platform for visitors to meet the photographers behind the works, and for photographers to network with other photographers and photography industry suppliers.  Mapp of London will be also be displaying their leather camera bags and straps. Entry is free for the public to visit and all images are for sale. The Festival will be open from 11h00 on all three days and will remain open late on the Friday, closing at 18h00 on Saturday, 19 May. All visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite work in the ‘f/factor™’ competition. This year’s judge is the London based Filip Gierlinski. Born in Warsaw, lived all over and now a London based photographer working with Editorial, Corporate and Commercial clients. Filip will selecting his Best in Show and two runners up at the Private View on 16 May. When: 16 May: Private View (18h00-20h00) 17 May: Festival (11h00-18h00) 18 May: Festival (11h00-20h00) and Click ‘n Clique Networking Evening 19 May: Festival (11h00-18h00) Judges: Filip Gierlinski Where:  The Crypt (St George the Martyr Church), Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA For more information or an invitation to the Private View, contact Emma Mapp at info@londonphotofestival.org London Photo Festival Website: http://www.londonphotofestival.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LondonPhotoFestival Twitter: http://twitter.com/LondonPhotoFest Instagram: London Photo Festival Organisers’ details: Mapp of London http://www.mappoflondon.uk HCK Photography http://www.hckphotography.co.uk

Don’t Look Back in Anger – 90s Evening

Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of 90s culture at the Don’t Look Back in Anger exhibition, coming to the Underdog Gallery for one night only this July. Celebrating 90s British life through art, visitors will be transported back to the last years of the 20th century, in an interactive evening of retro nostalgia. The ticketed event will include art, food, live music, board games and screenings. All art showcased on the night will be for sale, and available for purchase online following the event. Buy Tickets Highlight Nation is a platform dedicated to the nurturing of up and coming talent, whilst the Underdog Gallery continues to represent some of the finest mid-level and established artists. This collaboration is the first of its kind, and comes less than a year after Highlight Nation’s debut 2Pac – Changes art exhibition in September 2017.  

May Diary

Published on 04th May 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. 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

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at Fashion & Textile Museum

An exhibition dedicated to one of UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Orla Kiely’s stylised graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. With a global audience in thrall to the rhythms and repeats of her designs, this exhibition explores the power of decoration to transform the way we feel. 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 Fashion & Textile Museum offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world – how she works, what has inspired her, and why her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. Meet Orla Kiely and see the exhibition at a special preview event on May 24th. Book here. Tickets Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability £9.90 adults* / £8.80 concessions* / £7 students * Includes 10% gift aid Children under 12 are free. Book Online  

Anita Klein – These Fleeting Days

Published on 03rd April 2018

New paintings and monoprints by acclaimed artist Anita Klein. Her work is an archive of personal moments that everyone can identify with. Witty, charismatic, warm and poignant, she is one of Britain’s finest and most prominent artist and printmakers of the 21st century. “Making a linocut in 10 or 11 colours is like slowly building up a painting. Each colour reacts with those underneath it and throws up surprises which suggest the next colour. The whole process is an absorbing game with its own rules which just ask to be broken” – Anita Klein, 2017 19 April – 13 May at Eames Fine Art Gallery

Beatriz Mihazes – Rio Azu

Published on 28th March 2018

White Cube Bermondsey present a large-scale exhibition of works by Beatriz Milhazes. This exhibition foregrounds Milhazes’ explorations in a variety of media including painting, installation, sculpture and collage and her first ever tapestry: a unique, major work created especially for the show. Milhazes has said: ‘I want to have optical movements, disturbing things; such visions that your eyes would be disturbed when you see them.’ Creating what she has termed a ‘dialogue between symbolism and materiality’, achieved through a dense process of physical and conceptual layering, her works employ an abundance of form and colour to offer a vertiginous visual experience. Preview: Tuesday 17 April, 6-8pm Beatriz Mihazes  

Michael Forbes Exhibition

Published on 23rd February 2018

The Underdog Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by British pop surrealist artist Michael Forbes. Opening view Friday 2nd March from 6pm to 10pm. Entry is free, feel free to pop in and enjoy the hard work Michael has put in to produce over 25 original artworks! Michael Forbes is an almost entirely self-taught Pop Surrealist artist, who lives in an isolated area in the north of the Scottish Highlands. He worked as an assistant to Pop artist Gerald Laing in his youth, from whom he “learned more from…than any art school education could provide.’’ His paintings are an extraordinary visual record of his thoughts and dreams, often journeying into the subconscious. His work shows a magical and playful, dream-like world laced with humour and pop-culture. Michael can count a number of celebrities as fans of his work, including Madonna, Ricky Gervais and Terry Gilliam. He was selected to paint the Millennium poster for the London Underground, which is on show at the Museum of London Transport. He was also selected to represent the future of animal painting in the 2007 Blue Cross exhibition ”Animals in Art” opened by the Queen. This show allowed Forbes to exhibit with every major British artist from Gainsborough to Hockney at Sotheby’s. He has shown along side all the major Pop artists, including Warhol, Lichtenstein and Indiana at the Opera Gallery exhibition ”In the Mood for Pop” on New Bond Street London. Michael was the first artist to have a private exhibition of his work at The Club at the Ivy in London, taking over the entire top floor, in an exhibition curated and organised by Terry Gilliam’s daughter Holly. His work is currently on show in New York at Pop Gallery in Manhattan, where he regularly exhibits with artists better known for their music, such as Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood and most recently Bob Dylan. ”He may be a little bit mental…but in a good way” Ricky Gervais ‘Surreal, mischievous, wryly sweet… and chockablock with wit and wonder ` Terry Gilliam ”A phantasmagorist of the highest dexterity” W Gordon Smith ”An extremely accomplished painter” George Melly

The Historic Bridge House Estates

Published on 22nd February 2018

  A new temporary exhibition in Tower Bridge’s Victorian Engine Rooms  Step inside Tower Bridge this January and discover the history of Bridge House Estates, the organisation that oversaw the entire construction of Tower Bridge over a century ago and continues to maintain it to this day. Launching on 24 January and running until the autumn, this temporary exhibition will explore the history and role of this fascinating organisation; from its foundation by Royal Charter in 1282 right up to the crucial role the institution plays in maintaining, repairing and financing London’s five vital river crossings today. As well as Tower Bridge, it looks after London Bridge, for which the Bridge House Estates was originally founded, as well as Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge and, more recently, Millennium Bridge. While Bridge House Estates maintains its original function as part of the City of London, it is now one of London’s largest independent charities and operates a charitable arm called City Bridge Trust. This philanthropic division supports a wide range of charitable causes, environmental initiatives and social investment inside Greater London and any profit generated by Tower Bridge, such as Exhibition tickets, is invested back into the capital. Visit now and gain insight into the organisation’s activities beyond the bridges including its people and its distinctive insignia, the Bridge Mark. Discover where the Bridge Mark can be found across the world through interactive displays and a take-away map, and be sure to share any new discoveries using #bridgemark. On display in the temporary exhibition space of the atmospheric Engine Rooms, from where the mighty bridge lifts were once powered, this exhibition offers you the perfect chance to explore a slice of London’s history at the heart of one of the world’s most famous river crossings. Entry to this exhibition is included in the admission price. BOOK YOUR TICKET #InsideTowerBridge #bridgemark

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