Tag: London Bridge

Dreamers Awake Exhibition

Published on 03rd July 2017

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. The exhibition features works by women associated with the Surrealist movement – including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Lee Miller, Dorothea Tanning and Leonor Fini – who until recently, were often characterised simply as muses, models or mistresses. Works by Francesca Woodman, Hannah Wilke, Louise Bourgeois, Rosemarie Trockel, Kiki Smith, Paloma Varga Weisz, Mona Hatoum, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas, among others, testify to the far-reaching influence of Surrealism through the intervening decades. Surrealism meets punk in the work of Linder, and infuses the separate cultural heritages of Iraqi artist Hayv Kahraman and Japanese painter Tomoko Kashiki. Curated by Susanna Greeves.  

Tower Bridge Yoga in the Walkways

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, London-based yoga teacher Billie Woodcraft will have you striking the perfect downward facing dog through energetic vinyasa-flow yoga classes that will help you kick-start the working day. 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. Daring yogis can position themselves on the glass floor for a suspended view of road and pedestrian life, all moving at pace 42 metres beneath their feet. Participants may even witness the magic of the Bridge’s famous bascules raising for a river vessel! The glass floors along the Bridge’s East and West high-level Walkways each measure 11 metres long and 1.8 metres wide, and can withstand the weight equivalent to one elephant and two London Black Cabs. Space on the glass floor is limited so positions will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. A small number of mats are available so participants are advised to bring their own. However to maximise the experience on the new glass floor, it is recommended to use gripped gloves and socks. Cost: £25.00 per person Time: Wednesdays, 07.30am – 08.20am (arrive by 7.15am) and Saturdays, 08:00am – 08.50am (arrive by 07.45am) Tickets here.

Indonesian Weekend

Published on 29th June 2017

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. http://indonesianweekend.com

The Garrison

Published on 20th June 2017

This charming Gastropub’s philosophy is above all, to serve quality food and drink with a smile. With a focus on fresh British produce the menu changes often to highlight the best seasonal offering, sourced from local suppliers, and predominately from British farms and fishermen. The Garrison

Screening of London Bridge: Memories and Future Visions

Published on 13th June 2017

The Thames has been ever evolving over the two thousand year history of London Bridge. This is a free open air screening showing two short documentaries from London Metropolitan Archives on Tower Bridge and London Bridge, and images of exciting future projects that could continue the rich history of creativity, design and construction on the Thames – the Thames Baths and London Promenade. What’s more, you’ll experience this in the unique setting of the Scoop, London’s famous open air amphitheatre – surrounded by the staple historical sites of Tower Bridge, Tower Hill, HMS Belfast and London Bridge itself. The screening starts at 1PM, finishing at 2PM. Click here to book your free ticket. This event is part of London Festival of Architecture 

Massaoke at The Scoop

Published on 24th May 2017

Massaoke returns to The Scoop at More London! The singalong clubbing sensation that’s taking the UK by storm returns to The Scoop as part of London Bridge City Summer Festival. Take an amazing live band playing pop, indie and rock anthems, add lyrics projected onto a giant screen and then add your voice to a crowd singing its heart out to create a euphoric celebration of classic songs. Every Friday in June at 7PM  

Guided Tour: A Place for Old and New

Published on 12th May 2017

This free guided walking tour of London Bridge area 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. There is plenty of fascinating architecture to admire and learn about en route. Our ace Blue Badge Guide Alan Read will take us to see many of the local highlights, explaining their significance and place in history as we go along. Meeting at 5.50pm for a 6pm departure, the walk will start at The Scoop at More London and last for approximately 90 mins. Remember to dress for changeable weather (umbrellas always useful!) and wear some sensible walking shoes.  Click here to book your free place. This event is part of London Festival of Architecture 

Secret Tour of London Bridge Station

Published on 09th May 2017

Join Team London Bridge for an exclusive secret station tour before the grand opening of London Bridge station led by one of the project managers. This is a unique opportunity to see Europe’s largest concourse before it opens to the public in 2018. Works are still taking place, as the project is approaching its final stages and everything is starting to take shape. A must-go event for anyone who has an interest in out of the ordinary engineering combined with heritage. There tours will take place on the 20th and 27th July, at 9AM. Meet at London Bridge Hive, 1 Melior Place SE1 3SZ – just round the corner from where the tour will start. Click here to book your free place.  

The World of Anna Sui

Published on 19th April 2017

From May 26th 2017 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.  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. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Sui has shaped not only the garments, textiles, accessories, beauty and interiors which comprise her design universe, but also the course of fashion history. 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. Exhibition Dates: 26 May – 1 October 2017 Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am–6pm Thursdays until 8pm Sundays, 11am–5pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed Mondays 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* / £7.70 concessions* / £6 students * Includes 10% gift aid Children under 12 are free. Book Online   Images: Anna Sui, 2011 © Anna Sui; The World of Anna Sui, book cover 2017. Isetan Mitsukoshi for Anna Sui Spring Summer 2012 © Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello

Anita Klein – Out of the Ordinary

Published on 05th April 2017

Anita Klein | Out of the Ordinary at Eames Fine Art Gallery  New Linocuts from the past 5 years Internationally recognised, Anita Klein is an artist that inspires, both technically and emotionally. Her new body of prints remind us to stop and notice: Notice what makes us smile, the people we love and the memories that matter. In today’s art world, we are constantly confronted with bright colourful imagery, but rarely met with work that evokes such a raw innate warming response. “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 Out of the Ordinary will be exhibited at Eames Fine Art Gallery from 20th April – 14th May 2017.