What is it like to be a young person today? 9 musicians aged 16 – 21 join fearless performance artist Kim Noble in a live-radio show that explores how we discover ourselves through music. Using original music, honest conversations and surprising on-air phone calls, Wild Life FM might just be one of the most unusual and exciting live performances you will see this year. Part gig, part play, don’t miss it. https://www.unicorntheatre.com/WildLifeFM Exclusive DealCard Offer: £5 Tickets Use promo code WLFM5 to get £5 tickets for 7pm performances on 17, 18, 19, 20 Jan, and 2pm on 20 Jan. Duration: 1 hour 10 mins. Head to the foyer before and after for free live music and a 3 for 2 offer on local craft beer.
Check out the array of events and activities taking place this November in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Gilbert and George – White Cube Bermondsey – From November 22nd White Cube celebrates 50 years of the art of Gilbert & George with a new exhibition across all four galleries at Bermondsey. THE BEARD PICTURES go on show alongside THE FUCKOSOPHY, a collection of nearly 4000 pronouncements and mottoes created by the artists. FREE | whitecube.com London Bridge Community Christmas Carols – Potters Fields Park (by City Hall) – 30th November, 4.30PM Join the children of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools along with volunteers from local businesses on November 30th, as they carol their way from City Hall, Potters Fields Park along to Hay’s Galleria. Christmas lights will be switched on at both locations with special guest, the Mayor of Southwark kicking off the evening. Plus, there’ll be an appearance from the Snow King and Queen and festive treats at the end of the service. FREE | atlondonbridge.com Courtney Pine featuring Omar + Nikki Yeoh – Bridge Theatre – 13 November, 7:30pm Following their sold-out Barbican show in March, the return of this new project which sees two of the UK’s finest jazz and soul talents composing, and performing new material together for the first time at the Bridge Theatre. Tickets start at £15 | bridgetheatre.co.uk The Velveteen Rabbit – Unicorn Theatre – From 17th November This heart-warming story returns to the Unicorn Theatre for the festive period. This very shy toy rabbit longs for nothing more than to become real. He spends his days waiting patiently on the nursery floor, watching the Boy play with other toys and dreaming of being picked up and loved. And then, one day, he is rediscovered and all his hopes start to come true… Tickets £12 | unicorntheare.com LoveBorough@Christmas: Edible Gifts with Alissa Timoshkina – Borough Market – November 19th, 12.30PM It’s party time at Demo Kitchen this week as Alissa Timoshkina enlightens us with gift ideas that all the family can get involved in making. Join Alissa as she draws on her Russian heritage to create some unusual and delicious presents that will keep until Christmas. FREE | boroughmarket.org.uk MORE EVENTS 10th November – Young Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – The Bridge Theatre Until 12th November – Laika – The Unicorn Theatre From 17th November – Vandal with Care – The Underdog Gallery 18th November – Southwark Sleepout – Borough Market 20th November – Barolo Wine Tasting Dinner with Prunotto – Aqua Shard 21st November – Dinner with Balvenie – Oblix West 23rd November – Post War Fashion Illustration – Fashion & Textile Museum 23rd November – Film Night: The Abominable Dr Phibes – The Old Operating Theatre 23d November – A Very Texan Thanksgiving – Texas Joe’s 27th November – Boozy Cheese Night – Vivat Bacchus 30th November – Vintage Costume Jewelery – Fashion & Textile Museum Every Thursday – Live Music & DJs – Oblix West Every Wednesday – Tricia Noëlle’s Wreath Making Workshop – Le Pain Quotidien Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Throughout November – Louise Dahl Wolf – A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum
Following their sold-out Barbican show in March, the return of this new project which sees two of the UK’s finest jazz and soul talents composing, and performing new material together for the first time at the Bridge Theatre. No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in British jazz over the past thirty years than jazz-giant, saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the scene and he continues to break new ground. In this programme, he returns to the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade. Soul star Omar, whose 1992 hit single There’s Nothing Like This established an instantly recognisable sound, has since earned widespread critical acclaim and collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson and Angie Stone. Courtney Pine presented Nikki Yeoh with the Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Jazz FM Awards, and now he’s delighted to invite her to open this concert with a special solo set. Part of the Bridge Theatre’s Monday Nights programme, Tickets £39.50, £25, £15
Following last year’s sell out concert series in the Bascule Chamber at Tower Bridge, composer and curator Iain Chambers returns to fill the atmospheric subterranean Victorian space with a brand new programme as part of Totally Thames 2017. This year’s concerts showcase three major new works, alongside commissioned spoken word performances, and an immersive sound walk exploring London’s greatest hidden space. Click here for more details and booking. The programme includes a contemporary response to Handel’s Water Music by Langham Research Centre, 300 years after Handel’s famous work was premiered on the Thames. This ground-breaking new piece will see the group ‘play’ the sound of the Bridge’s river and road traffic live, using hydrophones in the river and contact microphones on Tower Bridge itself. Clarinettist Kate Romano will perform alongside Langham Research Centre in a new composition for oscillators and clarinet. Kate will also perform Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint a rhythmically intricate work by the American composer. Award-winning Franco-Cameroonian singer Coco Mbassi will perform a new work in the Bridge’s Accumulator Chamber, imagining the conversations happening on board boats carrying immigrants. Plus poet Kayo Chingonyi will create and perform new spoken word for this unique space. Kayo has received the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and was shortlisted for the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize. His new collection Kumkanda is out now. Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. South Bascule Chamber, Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UP Suitable for ages 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
This August, head to the Skydeck bar at the top of The Shard to kick start to you weekend in style! A bespoke line up of DJs and musicians will provide the ultimate soundtrack to your Friday night as you take in the dramatic sunset views of London with a drink from the ultimate rooftop bar. Sundowners will feel the energy rise as the DJ takes you on a musical journey accompanied by live musicians on percussion, violin or saxophone. You’ll also get FREE cocktail with your ticket so you can celebrate the start of the weekend as you enjoy the live music!
The first all Latin American street food festival in London comes to Potters Fields Park for the first time in 2017. Comida Fest’s team of curators have sourced out the best of Latin American street traders in London. FREE ENTRY with the best food and drinks, loads of kids and families activities, drinks masterclasses, dance workshops, bands and DJs! Event opening times Sat 11:00 – 21:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 20:00) Sun 11:00 – 19:00 (for food traders and bars and stage until 18:00)
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
Make Music Day aims to make the world a stage, with more than 750 cities around the world making music together on the summer solstice. Live musical performances will be taking place in areas across London throughout the day, including London Bridge. At London Bridge Station: Performances throughout the day at London Bridge station from 9am to 9pm, including jazz, folk, classical and pop. Rush Hour Come and Sing event at 5.30pm. It will be led by the Choir with No Name, a choir for people who have experienced homelessness. They will sing popular summer classics, including the Make Music Day song Bring me Sunshine. We will be encouraging passers by to join in. At Redcross Gardens Ukulele Alfresco Strum-Along at Redcross Gardens at 1pm. This will be led by Lorraine Bow of Uklulele Wednesdays. Local residents, workers and anyone else in the area can bring their ukuleles for a strum-along at lunchtime in this tranquil community garden. As part of the London Bridge City Summer Festival – at the Scoop, More London, from 7pm. Learn more about Make Music Day.
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
Whether you’re relaxing on your lunch break, meeting friends after work, planning a night on the town or whiling away the weekend, the London Bridge City Summer Festival is back to inspire, excite and entertain from June – August 2017. The iconic riverside stretch between London Bridge and Tower Bridge provides the perfect backdrop for a summer of fun, and there’s something for everyone in the festival’s jam packed programme, full of music, theatre, sports, street-food and much more. Check out the full programme listing below: FILMS at The Scoop Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Tuesday 6th June – 18.30 Royal Opera House – 7th June – 19.30 Avatar – Tuesday 13th June – 18.30 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – 20th June – 19.00 The Lego Movie – Tuesday 4th July – 18.30 Johnny English – Tuesday 11th July – 18.30 Royal Opera House – 14th July – 19.30 Cool Runnings – Tuesday 18th July – 19.0 Finding Nemo – Tuesday 25th July – 18.30 MASSAOKE – The ultimate singalong sensation returns complete with amazing live band and lyrics on a giant screen – Every Friday in June at 19.00 MORE at The Scoop: Albert & Friends Instant Circus, Disco Yoga & Jungle Boogie, Flying Seagulls Project, Music Day UK, Addictive TV AV Mash up, Abandonman Live, Addictive TV, Brit School Showcase, Taste of The Fringe, Scummy Mummies, Who’s Jack, Reggae Aerobics, Musical Bingo, Last Man Standing, Havana endures, Han’s Haus Party, Thom fooled House Party, Jitterbug Competition, Oxjam Finale, Morris Dancing, Swing Patrol MUSIC Liam Bailey – Thursday 8th June – 19.30 Upallnite Daily Presents – Sunday 11th June – 15.00 Chainska Brassika – Thursday 15th June – 19.30 Nick Manaesseh – Thursday 15th June – 20.30 Matuki – Sunday 2nd July – 16.30 Also featuring: Boutique Groove Presents, The Majestic UDM Samba, Prince Fatty Soundsytem, Soothsayers, Dom Serving, Reel Roots, Resonators, Honeyfeet, Scrimshire (DJ), Afriquoi, Exra Collective, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Afro Cluster, DJ Hiphoppapotamus, Aleh Ferreira, Latin American Musical Fiesta THEATRE at The Scoop The Odyssey – Wednesday 9th August – Sunday 3rd September, Wed – Sun. The Scoop sees an epic, action packed production of pone of the worlds greatest adventure stories. Part 1 – 18.00, Part 2 – 19.30, Part 3 – 21.00 SPORTS ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Wimbledon, Lions v All Blacks STREET FOOD – KERB @ The Pier, 7 days a week. English Grounds – Thurs – Fri, Riverside – Sat & Sun. BARS The London Riviera, Look Mum No Hands, Corona HAY’S GALLERIA GARDENS Third Space Outdoor Fitness Classes – Wednesday 5th – Wednesday 26th July Busk In London – Every Thursday – Sunday Fitness First – Selected Mondays and Wednesday – Outdoor Fitness Glasses Hardie Grant Themed Workshops – Selected Thursdays Mad Hatters Tea Party with Fantasy High Street – Saturday 29th July – 12.00 Find out more