Tag: London Festival of Architecture

Borough Talks: Food City: How has food changed London’s built environment?

Published on 07th June 2018

How has food production, distribution, storage, preparation, consumption, waste and culture changed London’s built environment? How has London changed food? What does the future hold? As part of the London Festival of Architecture 2018, Borough Market will host a thought provoking evening of discussion, in partnership with architects DLA Design and the Cambridge University Land Society. This special public debate will bring together experts from the worlds of architecture and food, to explore the impact that food has on our capital city. The talk will take place in Borough Market’s recently completed communal hub, Jubilee Place. The audience will also be invited to sample a delicious spread of food and drink provided by Borough Market’s traders. Book tickets/ Find out more #LoveBorough  @Boroughmarket  http://boroughmarket.org.uk/  

June Diary

Published on 31st May 2018

Here’s this month’s array of events and activities taking place this June in the vibrant area of London Bridge… #AtLondonBridge Top 5  1. London Bridge Open Kitchen | Tooley Street | 29th & 30th June The biggest London Bridge Open Kitchen yet returns this June, celebrating the area’s thriving food and drink scene. This year’s annual feast will take place over 2 days in front of the brand new London Bridge station. Free to enter, the festival brings an array of incredible restaurants and bars out onto the street, including Tom Simmons, Londrino, The Coal Shed, Flour & Grape, Santo Remedio and Hawksmoor. Book your FREE ticket/ find out more 2. London Bridge City’s Summer by the River – London Bridge City Riverside – Throughout June London Bridge City’s Summer by the River is set to return to the banks of the Thames this June with a 3 month long line-up promising an exciting array of events and entertainment. Stretching along the riverside from London Bridge to Tower Bridge, the free English country garden themed festival will play host to music performances, live comedy, outdoor cinema screenings and much more, with each day of the week based around a different theme. Find out more   3. London Festival of Architecture in London Bridge – Various Locations – Throughout June For the first time, London Bridge has become a hub for the festival, hosting a packed timetable of exciting events and experiences around the area. From exclusive preview tours of the Science Gallery London, to Yoga sessions at One Tower Bridge – check out the full timetable.  Find out more   4. Make Music Day UK in London Bridge – Various Locations – 21st June Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Join in the celebrations in London Bridge as London-based Kinetika Bloco lead a carnival-style procession from the north side of the Thames starting at 6:00pm, across London Bridge, before weaving through the More London Estate. Find out more   5. My Name is Lucy Barton Bridge Theatre | 3rd-23rd June  Three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney makes her London debut as Lucy Barton in The Bridge Theatre’s June production. Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life. Book tickets   More in London Bridge 1st and 8th , 15th, 22nd, 29th June – Émigré Architect DRMM Film Screening* 2nd June – Provisions Artisan Market – Courage Yard* 2nd June – Bridging Identities: Shad Thames Reinvented* 4th June – Yoga on the Beat – The Scoop 4th June – Mindful Monday – London Bridge Hive 5th June – Vine to Glass Wine Tasting – WSET School London 5th , 12th, 13th, 20th, 26th, June – London Bridge Revealed Guided Walks* 6th and 20th June – Science Gallery London Site Tour* 7th June – Brass Hysteria – The Scoop 7th June – Interactive Music Workshop – London Bridge Hive 7th, 21st, 28th June – Yoga in the Podium Garden – One Tower Bridge Until 10th June – Ardyn Halter, Paintings and Screen Prints – Eames Fine Art 16th June – Gelato E Architecture – Casswell Bank Architects* 16th June – London Reimagined – Tower Bridge* 18th June – Veuve Clicquot & Cloudy Bay Wine Tasting – Vivat Bacchus 17th June – Havana Londres: The Cuban Dance School in London – Summer by The River 19th June – Monet and Architecture Lecture – London Bridge Hive* 21st June – Architectural Tour of Borough Market – DLA Design* 23rd June – Sardine Festival – Londrino / Jose/ Elliotts 25th June – Mediterranean Cheese Night – London Bridge 30th June – Kids Plant Workshop – Hay’s Galleria 30th June – Talk – Arrival: Celebrating Windrush and the communities who followed – City Hall *Part of London Festival Architecture, click here for full line up in London Bridge Throughout June Beatriz Milhazes Rio Azul – White Cube Bermondsey Not Now Bernard – Unicorn Theatre Sensacional – Unicorn Theatre

Bridging Identities: Shad Thames Reinvented

Published on 08th May 2018

Explore the iconic Shad Thames and discover its evolving identity at this free event, part of the upcoming London Festival of Architecture. Starting with local hospitality in a riverside restaurant, you’ll then hear about the area’s 19th century history, its reinvention through regeneration in the 1980s, and current developments. The discussion will be framed around buildings and social history from all periods as well as the riverside location, and the two bridges shaping Shad Thames – Tower Bridge and St Saviours Dock footbridge, both of which have exciting developments coming up. The event will end with a short walk around the area, finishing at Anise Gallery/AVR where you can visit their LFA exhibition “Scents of Shad Thames: Experience history through the senses” which explores the identity of Shad Thames in unexpected ways. Timings 10.30  Meet at Browns (Private Dining Room), Butlers Wharf Riverside Join us for refreshments and hear from different speakers about the past, present and future identity of the area. 11.30 Leave from Browns A short guided walk around Shad Thames, taking in historical buildings as well as current and future developments. 12.30 Visit to Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames Drop in to see Scents of Shad Thames.: Exploring history through the senses, a multi-sensory exhibition which includes discovering Shad Thames through virtual reality and other unexpected ways.  

Provisions | Artisan Market

Published on 23rd April 2018

  Location: Courage Yard, Shad Thames Dates: 2nd June & 11th August, 10am-4pm FREE TO ATTEND Give your weekly shop an artisan upgrade at Shad Thames’ newest pop-up market – Provisions. Landing at Courage Yard on 2nd June and 11th August, 10am-4pm, Provisions will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on all the essentials – namely seasonal fruit and veg, freshly baked bread, cakes and biscuits, raw honey, delicious cheeses, deli goods, locally-roasted coffee, condiments, sauces and seasonings, craft spirits, olives, spreads and marmalade, ice cream, oysters and more! Provisions will be championing local, independent traders, producers, farmers and makers in order to showcase the very best of what London has to offer and bring it to your kitchens. In addition, local favourites Bermondsey Bees will be joining in for a special ‘Meet the Beekeeper’ pop-up, featuring a glass display hive containing a local honeybee colony from their Bermondsey Street rooftop. The educational experience will give visitors the chance to see their local honeybees at work, learn about their role in London and beyond, try on a bee suit and get a hands on experience with a smoker (unlit), beeswax and propolis! Bermondsey Bees’ multi-award winning raw honey, handmade beeswax candles and their new book ‘Planting for Honeybees’ will also be on sale in the Provisions market. As a nod to the history of an area previously known as ‘London’s Larder, Provisions will also be a part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture which takes place across London during the month of June. The full festival line-up will be published here.

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 

JUNE DIARY

Published on 31st May 2017

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 

London Festival of Architecture

Published on 24th May 2017

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. London is a city of myriad layers, each infused with memory: of people, buildings, places and experiences. London’s built environment, with memories bound up within it, is fundamental to how people experience the city, and the starting point from which architects, developers and communities can address change. As part of the LFA, Team London Bridge will deliver a range of events, talks and walks, including London Bridge Open Kitchen, where a collection of London Bridge’s finest restaurants, bars and breweries gather for an al fresco evening on St Thomas Street. Events A Place for Old and New – The Scoop at More London – Monday, 5th June 2017 London Bridge Station – Secret Tour – London Bridge Station – Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Screening London Bridge Memories – The Scoop at More London – Thursday, 22 June 2017 London Bridge Open Kitchen – St Thomas Street – Wednesday 28th June 2017 (details coming soon) Full listing here.

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.