Tag: London Festival of Architecture

LFA Walkshops

Published on 20th May 2019

We all know how easy it is to snap a great view, especially when an opportunity is offered from the top of a tall building, but many of us find it far harder to capture it in a drawing or a sketch. Capturing the essence of a skyline in a drawing or a sketch while on the move is something more to accomplish. We are often limited in looking only from the ground up, but the London Bridge area provides a wealth of taller buildings that offer unique angles to observe the boundary that is the skyline. We will begin with a drawing of a skyline view and then walk into the skyline, drawing as we go. Saturday 22nd June 2019 / Prompt start at 11:30 – Book Thursday, 27 June 2019/ 18:00 – Book   The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.

Parade: Make Music Day

Part of international free music festival Make Music Day UK, carnival band Kinetika Bloco will lead a parade along the Low Line, London’s emerging walking destination. As Kinetika Bloco weave their way through the base of the viaduct with their upbeat mix of music influenced by the Caribbean, Brazil, West and South Africa, New Orleans jazz, funk and hip hop, you will find yourself immersed in the energy of their performance as the music fills unexpected, fascinating spaces on the route Kinetika Bloco musicians will be placed along the route so you can see them performing before they join the parade. There will also be points along the route where audiences can listen to live music too including the Singology Choir (6.30pm) at London Bridge Station with their blend of gospel, pop and soul songs; London Youth Folk Ensemble (7.20pm) in Potters Fields Park; Tongue and Groove Choir (6.30pm) in St John’s Churchyard and Zarif outside Hop King (7pm). TIMELINE OF EVENTS At each point the parade passes along where there are bands playing, marked with a (*) in the timeline below, the band will stop and jam together for a few minutes, before moving on towards its final destination in the Scoop. Please note that as this is a live parade, times may be subject to slight alterations. 6.30pm Parade starts at Beormund Centre 6.40pm Doodle Bar 6.45pm Meets Tongue and Groove in St John’s Churchyard* 6.50pm Hop King 6.55pm Underdog Bar and Gallery 7.00pm Vinegar Yard 7.05pm Meets Singology Choir in London Bridge Station in Stainer Street* 7.25pm Meets London Youth Folk Ensemble in Potters Fields* 7.45pm Performs in The Scoop* To see a list of all Make Music Day events in London Bridge click here.  

LFA Guided Walk: Built and natural

From carefully planted trees and well-maintained flowerbeds to grass growing between paving stones or moss on a wall, nature is everywhere in the city, softening and subverting the angles and planes of the built environment. Street trees, roadside flower borders and the creation of green walls and green roof spaces all contribute to bringing nature more into the area. Their value is hugely important, especially for public health, and for providing amenity to residents and workers alike. People’s understanding of the complicated connections of our natural world, and how we are part of it, has grown significantly in recent years. Team London Bridge has worked hard to support community initiative and to invite the natural world into previous industrial areas. The area has ‘pocket parks’ or legacy gardens and churchyards, some of which are almost invisible (obscured by railway lines, arches and buildings) or difficult to access as one needs to cross busy roads. BOOK HERE Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019 Time: 6:00pm Where: Science Gallery Courtyard, next to Guy’s statue in the centre of the courtyard. The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.

Walk The Low Line

A guided walking tour exploring South London’s new walking destination, the Low Line, along the base of the Victorian railway viaduct. This walk will start at Southwark station, taking in new and planned parts of the Low Line through Bankside and London Bridge towards Bermondsey. The walk will showcase how new projects and activities are unlocking this great brick structure which has created a physical and psychological divide for communities over many generations. Multiple Dates: Saturday 15th June 2019, 11:00am to 1.30pm Monday 17th June 2019, 6:00pm to 7.30pm Meet outside Southwark Tube Station, 68-70 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8JZ BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019. We will only contact you with reference to the event you have shown interest in. We may send you information relevant to the event after it has taken place. If you do not wish to be contacted please email events@teamlondonbridge.co.uk. We/a third party may be taking photos/filming at this event. Please let us know in advance if you do not wish to be included in this and do not give your permission to have your image used in future by Team London Bridge in relation to this event. Posted in Events Tagged Place Promotion, Guided Walk, London Bridge

LFA Guided Walk: Rotherhithe

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 an enriching insight into this fascinating part of London. Plus, summer is here! Discover and learn new things, from the history of the land to the story behind the name Rotherhithe while enjoying the fresh air! Did you know that ‘hithe’ means ‘landing place’ a small port or harbour especially on a river in old English? The walk will start near the entrance to City Hall, at the top of the slope leading down to the Scoop on Thursday 13th June 2019 at 6:00pm, lasting approximately 90 minutes, the walk will conclude at Rotherhithe station. Book your place from April 30th Contact Alan on: 07736 015 266

Mark Titchner: Me. Here Now

A personal insight into Mark Titchner’s major public art commission at London Bridge Station.  Join the artist Mark Titchner to view his work Me. Here. Now located in the Stainer Street walkway, linking St Thomas Street and Tooley Street. The work comprises of three huge polished stainless-steel domes suspended from an arched ceiling reflecting the brickwork above and the movement of everyday life below. Printed with geometric designs and three succinct texts offering a mantra to passersby underneath, Mark Titchner’s work associates the experience of travel and commuting with endurance and the potential to push personal boundaries for self-improvement, reflection and spiritual growth. As part of this event the artist will also speak about his other public realm artworks near Southwark Street. Book free from 30th April Commissioned by Network Rail in collaboration with Futurecity and the London Bridge Art Advisory Group, Me. Here. Now. contributes to the profile of the new Shard Quarter, of which London Bridge station is a key part, and underlines the importance of London Bridge station as a cultural destination in the city. The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019. We will only contact you with reference to the event you have shown interest in. We may send you information relevant to the event after it has taken place. If you do not wish to be contacted please email events@teamlondonbridge.co.uk. We/a third party may be taking photos/filming at this event. Please let us know in advance if you do not wish to be included in this and do not give your permission to have your image used in future by Team London Bridge in relation to this event

Andrew Logan

Andrew Logan: No Boundaries

Artists and creative spirits began to settle in the London Bridge area in the early 1970s and their influence on the area is clear to see today. One of these early pioneers was sculptural artist Andrew Logan. A key figure in London’s cultural life, Andrew’s London Bridge journey has taken him from the pre-renovated warehouses of Butler’s Wharf, to his more recent residence in the Glasshouse on Melior Place. One of Britain’s principal sculptural artists, he challenges convention, mixes media and plays with our artistic values. Sculptor, jeweller, performance artist, trained architect, and founder of Alternative Miss World, Andrew Logan has ignored conventional boundaries to produce a body of work that delights us today. Andrew will take us through his life’s works and influences and reflect on his relationship with the London Bridge area over the past five decades. For more about Andrew Logan visit his website andrewlogan.com Photography: David Hand Book free   The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.

Boats, Bridges and Boundaries: Art Cruise

Take a trip on MBNA Thames Clippers and design boats and bridges inspired by the river and the Bauhaus movement. Pick up a colourful pack from London Bridge City Pier containing a series of playful drawing activities based on the architecture of the river and a set of stickers to help with this creative challenge. Once you’ve finished your trip on the river return to London Bridge City Pier to post your creation into an amazing otherworldly interactive machine for a chance to win a prize. The machine will then provide you with a new creative challenge to undertake in the London Bridge area. This self led family activity has been designed for anyone aged 4+ to enjoy. Activity included in the price of a regular MBNA Thames Clippers’ ticket. See here for details In partnership with Team London Bridge. Activity designed by Pencil and Help The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019. We will only contact you with reference to the event you have shown interest in. We may send you information relevant to the event after it has taken place. If you do not wish to be contacted please email events@teamlondonbridge.co.uk. We/a third party may be taking photos/filming at this event. Please let us know in advance if you do not wish to be included in this and do not give your permission to have your image used in future by Team London Bridge in relation to this event.

LFA Talk: Public, private, open, closed

Much of the activity on the ground floor level of the buildings in the area has been determined by their use, and as these uses have changed over time, the spaces and routes that connect them, have fluctuated in popularity. Beyond the City boundary, and with London Bridge itself as the key access to the City, pubs, theatres and leisure dens proliferated, and over time these have been controlled by licensing. With the renovation of London Bridge and its railway arches (in parts the ‘Low Line’) as well as the development of More London, there is a resurgence in theatre and leisure venues which has conspired to significant changes in ownership and ground floor rental values, and their uses. We will look at where and when we can cross boundaries, and who is trying to keep whom away, both now and in the past. Inadvertently, the built environment often includes obstacles and barriers for those less able to get about on foot, and we will explore how these have been overcome. BOOK HERE   The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’. Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA. Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.

Musicity x Low Line

Published on 10th May 2019

Musicity invites musicians and recording artists to compose audio tracks in response to buildings and spaces in locations around the world. Pictured: Erland Cooper (contributing musician) by Alex Kozobolis Founded in 2010 by BBC Radio 3 Late Junction presenter and radio producer Nick Luscombe, Musicity encourages audiences to venture out, to explore cities and to experience the urban environment in new and unexpected ways. As part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture Musicity has worked with musicians and sound artists each responding to 15 locations along The Low Line, focusing on the railway arches that have been part of Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey’s heritage for over 150 years. Each track will be geo-tagged to a different location including Flat Iron Square, Borough Market, Ewer Street, Bermondsey Street Tunnel, Southwark Cathedral, The Biscuit Factory, Vinegar Yard and others, and will be accessible for streaming via the Musicity smartphone webapp. Artists include Szjerdene, Erland Cooper, Suitman Jungle, William Doyle, Nabihah Iqbal, Chihiro Ono, The Memory Band, Gestalt, Frog Morris, Lossy, Cunning Folk, Tom Szirties, James Alec Hardy, Lola de la Mata and Thomas Stone. www.musicityglobal.com Musicity x Low Line has been commissioned by Better Bankside, Team London Bridge and The Blue Bermondsey