The Low Line is a new walking destination for London along the length of the mighty Victorian railway viaducts spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey. It connects diverse neighbourhoods and communities in south London, creating hubs of creativity, entertainment, and industry along its course. As you walk along the Low Line you discover the heritage of the railway arches which have been a part of the area for over 150 years, shaping places of interest along the way and unlocking their potential. The growth of the Low Line has been organic and it has no finite boundaries, however the concept has been developed around the 4 mile stretch of the viaduct from near the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey in the East, to Southwark tube station in the west. Over recent years, the first new sections of the Low Line opened at Old Union Yard Arches and Flat Iron Square in Bankside, complementing established Low Line hubs located at Borough Market, Druid Street, London Bridge, Maltby Street Market, and Spa Terminus. As you walk along its course, through tunnels and yards, you will discover a side of Bermondsey, London Bridge and Bankside that is well off the beaten track. Breweries, theatres, restaurants and artists sit beside traditional traders, hidden gyms and wholesalers – many places that you wouldn’t usually visit unless you happen upon them. To find out more about the Low Line and plan your route visit lowline.london Alternatively, to experience the Low Line with a ready made soundtrack as you explore, take your headphones and listen to 15 new Musicity tracks influenced by the buildings and spaces on the Low Line route Musicity X Low Line. The concept has developed through a group of initial partners including Better Bankside, Blue Bermondsey, Borough Market, Team London Bridge, The Arch Company, and Southwark Council. #LowLineLDN
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Special free public event hosted by BBC Radio 3 Late Junction’s Nick Luscombe Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019 at The Underdog Gallery. From 5pm til late. An evening of music and conversation to celebrate the launch of Musicity x Low Line, featuring London-based French composer and musician Lola de la Mata; live Jungle and Drum & Bass mash-up artist Suitman Jungle; deep house producer, composer, digital artist and jazz pianist Tom Szirties; musician, storyteller and supremo of the South East London Folklore Society, Cunning Folk; experimental soundscape creators and visual artists Gestalt; Japanese-born violinist Chihiro Ono; electro-acoustic composer Thomas Stone; audio-visual performance artist James Alec Hardy; and artist, curator, comedian, designer, stage manager, magic lanternist and bingo caller, Frog Morris. Launching as part of London Festival of Architecture 2019, Musicity x Low Line will see fifteen sites along the mighty Victorian railway viaduct, spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, come alive with new music created especially for each site. Entry is FREE: get your tickets here. Venue: The Underdog Gallery, Arch 6, Crucifix Lane, London Bridge SE1 3JW. theunderdog.london musicityglobal.com The London Festival of Architecture is the world’s largest annual architecture festival. The theme for the 2019 event, which runs from 1-30 June across the capital, is ‘Boundaries’. London Bridge is a focus area for this year’s Festival and will be hosting over 60 events through the month. londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Musicity invites musicians and recording artists to compose audio tracks in response to buildings and spaces in locations around the world. 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. Click here for Musicity X Low Line. Visit mscty.space/ to explore new ways to experience the world through sound and space. Musicity x Low Line has been commissioned by Better Bankside, Team London Bridge and The Blue Bermondsey