Find out more about the Leather Industry in the Bermondsey Street area Thursday 15 February at 6.30pm In 1730 Queen Anne granted a royal charter and 100 years later, tanneries and other leather work covered our area. By 1980, it had all gone. Jennie Howells, local historian will be sharing this history with us on Thursday 15 February at The Hive (Team London Bridge), 1 Melior Place, London SE1 3SZ. Drinks from 6.30pm, talk at 7pm. To book your FREE place, please email email@example.com. This event is organised by BSAP (Bermondsey Street Area Partnership).
Whether you are new to the area or are just keen to learn more about the neighbourhood, our FREE guided walking tour of London Bridge provides a fascinating insight into this historically rich part of London. This particular tour is a repeat of a popular route which looks at the story of London Bridge and the history of Southwark and the river. Meeting at 5.50pm for a 6pm departure, the walk will start at The Scoop at More London (next to City Hall) and lass for approx 90 mins. Our ace Blue Badge Guide Alan Read will take you to see many of the local highlights, explaining their significance and place in history as you go along. Remember to dress for changeable weather (umbrellas always useful!) and wear some sensible walking shoes. Places are limited so please book your free ticket on Eventbrite here.
Join Olga and the Hot Yoga Society team as they celebrate the summer solstice at a free, outside class at Potters Fields Park on the Thames. The 60min yoga class starts at 6pm and will be followed by a 15 minute Mindolistic (mindfulness meditation) session. The class is completely free – Book your place here. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring a mat unless you prefer to practice barefoot on the grass.
This guided walking tour provides a fascinating insight into this historically rich part of London, looking at the story of London Bridge area and its connectivity to the Romans and the river. The Blue Badge Guide will take us to see many of the local highlights, explaining their significance and place in history as we go along. Meeting at 12:55pm for a 13:00pm departure, the walk will start at The Scoop at More London and last for approximately 50 mins – a perfect fit for your lunch break. Places are limited, please book here. This is an event that is part of the Londinium festival, by City of London. Travel back to Roman London through a spectacular variety of themed events and activities, as the City celebrates its Roman heritage during the Londinium festival. More information here.
Are you interested in some free, gentle exercise with a small, friendly group of people? Next ‘stroll’ is Thursday June 1st A circular walk past the 5 prison sites of old Southwark Meet 12:30 at John Harvard library Lasts approx. 45 mins at an easy pace – all on level ground with no steps and minimum road crossing. HOurBank run a monthly Walking Group in Borough on the first Thursday of each month around the Borough/London Bridge area passing some points of local interest along the way. An HOurBank member who has been trained by Walk for Health, Ramblers Association, will be leading most of the walks. For more information please email: email@example.com or ring 020 7732 0007
BP BIG SCREENS 2017 | Turandot Friday 14 July at 7.30pm with Pre-Performance Screening from 7pm 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. Princess Turandot subjects her suitors to cryptic riddles only to execute them when they fail to answer correctly. Will our hero Calaf solve the riddles and win the Princess? Come and find out at our BP Summer Big Screen. As a guidance all BP Big Screens are rated 12A due to being live relays Claim your FREE Digital Programme and find out more about your nearest BP Big Screenwww.roh.org.uk/bpbigscreens Don’t miss out on this fantastic screening as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival
BP Big Screens 2017 | The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand Wednesday 7 June at 7.30pm with Pre-Performance Screening from 7pm at The Scoop The Royal Ballet brings its celebrations of 70 years at the Royal Opera House to a close with a mixed programme of three of the greatest works by its Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton. The Dream is an enchanting dance adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the breathtaking abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Symphonic Variations is Ashton’s first masterpiece, and Marguerite and Armand, inspired by the celebrated dance partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is a tragic love story of great lyrical beauty. As a guidance all BP Big Screens are rated 12A due to being live relays Claim your FREE Digital Programme and find out more about your nearest BP Big Screen www.roh.org.uk/bpbigscreens Don’t miss out on this fantastic screening as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival.
Date: Sunday 30th April Time: 07:00 – 22:00 The biggest Polish Festival in the United Kingdom, annually held in Potters Fields Park by Tower Bridge. Bringing a taste of Poland to London’s South bank this family friendly festival will introduce London residents and visitors to traditional and contemporary Polish music, arts and cuisine. The festival will combine a variety of attractions for children and adults, including face painting, giant bubble shows, Polish national dances and live music including prominent Polish musicians. The event will take place between 1300 – 1800. www.daysofpolandlondon.com
Set along the southern bank of the river Thames, The Scoop at More London is an outdoor sunken amphitheatre with seating for 1000. From June to August the venue hosts a variety of free events as part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival including sports screenings, films, music and theatre as well as local community events, food and drink beside the river. The Festival can be very popular so it is advised that you arrive early to secure your space. Check the London Bridge City website for a full listing. The Scoop at More London is open to everyone and most activities are free of charge.