Join the London Institute for Advanced Light Technologies to celebrate the International Day of Light and International Year of Glass at the Science Gallery London Listen to an inspiring keynote from physicist and author Dr Jess Wade, enjoy a tour of new glass artworks created by postgraduate science students and take part in panel debates with leading voices from the worlds of science, art and architecture. And make your own glass guide from molten glass, drawn from the only British-made furnace on wheels! See your piece installed in a giant fibre-optic bundle – and raise a glass to the power of light! Please forward this on to anyone who may be interested in attending. This event is open to all. Guiding Light Activities 10.00 – Welcome – Professor Anatoly Zayats – Co-director of London Light 10.15-10.45 – Keynote – Dr Jess Wade – Imperial College London Jess is an Imperial College Research Fellow investigating spin selective charge transport through chiral systems in the Department of Materials. Broadly speaking, her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors. Outside of the lab, Jess is involved with several science communication and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline, and since the start of 2018 has written the Wikipedia biographies of women and people of colour scientists every single day. 15.00 – 15.50 – Shining a Light on Symmetry Join physicist Professor Bob Schroeder from UCL, art publisher Kailash Elmer and glass artist Katharine Coleman for a discussion about the power of light and glass to express symmetry and pattern at different scales. 16.00 -16.50 – Colour in Time and Space In this session, physicist Professor Riccardo Sapienza from Imperial College London will be joined by holographer Pearl John and glass artist Bruno Romanelli to consider how time and space shape our experience of colour. 17.00 – 17.50 – Revealing Form with Light In this session, physical chemist Professor Helen Fielding from UCL, lighting designer Mark Major and glass artist Matt Durran will share different perspectives on light and form from the nano to the architectural scale 18.00 – 18.30 – The Poetry of Light with theatre designer Paule Constable The day will end with multi-award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable with a talk entitled ‘Light as a storytelling medium’ 18.30- 20.00 – Drinks reception BOOK FREE BOOK Guiding Lights BOOK Glass Making
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Sandwiched between two of the best food markets in the country, London Bridge’s restaurant and bar offering is second to none. London Bridge Open Kitchen celebrates this dynamic dining scene, tempting the area’s chefs out of the kitchen to serve up their signature dishes street-food-style for a whole new audience to enjoy. The festival pops-up in a different location each year, showcasing the ever-evolving landscape of London Bridge. This year we gather in Guy’s Courtyard at the foot of The Shard, next to one of the area’s most exciting new cultural landmarks, Science Gallery London. Download this year’s London Bridge Open Kitchen Cookbook for a sneak preview of the delicious cuisines on offer at this year’s London Bridge Open Kitchen event, including recipes from BOB’s Lobster, Santo Remedio, Rosa’s Thai Cafe and more. London Bridge Open Kitchen 2019 takes place Friday 20th September from 12-9PM at Guy’s Courtyard, Next to Science Gallery Cafe, SE1 9GU. Register for your free ticket here. The event is organised and hosted by Team London Bridge, the local Business Improvement District.
We all experience anxiety to some degree during our lives. This new exhibition and events season at Science Gallery London combines art, design, psychology and neuroscience to highlight positive and creative responses when dealing with anxiety. ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety reflects on individual experiences, the environmental and societal factors that can cause worry or stress and explores our evolutionary impulse to be on alertt, from the perspectives of a range of artists, scientists, young people and those with lived experience of anxiety. A programme of free events, including talks, workshops and Friday Lates will continue the conversation around anxiety in contemporary society. Pictured: Consider Falling by Sarah Howe Find out more
One of the biggest mysteries in physics today is what exactly makes up our Universe, and why – according to the world’s leading scientists – 95 per cent of it cannot be observed. From 6 June to 26 August 2019, Science Gallery London will explore the elusive building blocks of the Universe with DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is missing, a free exhibition and events season combining art, physics and philosophy, and drawing on the latest research from the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London. Normal matter – everything that we can see and observe – makes up just 5 per cent of the Universe. The rest, including dark matter and dark energy, is an unknown which scientists have been hunting for nearly a century. As scientists approach the limits of what can be observed or known within theoretical physics, DARK MATTER at Science Gallery London highlights the critical role of artists, philosophers and storytellers in our understanding of reality. Imagining the unseen and questioning the invisible, the new season will explore fundamental physics, matter and materiality, the concept of invisibility and infinite divisibility, and the human quest for absolute truth and knowledge. Exhibition highlights include: an immersive animation installation by Andy Holden which reflects on the physics of a cartoon landscape, developed with Professor John Ellis from the Department of Physics at King’s College London; translucent spider webs which mimic the structure of dark matter in the universe by Tomás Saraceno; a new installation translating dark matter simulations into sound patterns by Aura Satz, in collaboration with Professor Malcolm Fairbairn from the Department of Physics at King’s College London; and perpetually changing liquid crystal paintings by Agnieszka Kurant which will transform according to the ‘energy’ of social media feeds around the world. A range of free events will accompany the DARK MATTER exhibition including Friday Lates, performances and workshops shaped by Science Gallery’s Young Leaders – 15-25 year olds who live, work or study at King’s or in the neighbouring boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth. Find out more Photography by Enrico-Sachetti
The Science Gallery Café is a dining destination in its own right, ideally situated right outside London Bridge station and the Shard. The light, spacious café is located on the ground floor of the dynamic exhibition space, overlooking the beautiful newly restored Georgian courtyard. It makes an ideal venue for breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea for visitors and locals alike. With an emphasis on ethically sourced local produce, the open kitchen serves a varied menu of sharing plates, deli sandwiches and market main plates alongside locally roasted coffee and fresh juices. The Science Gallery Cafe is offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% off all food and drink. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available. VIEW OUR SAMPLE BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH MENU VIEW OUR SAMPLE LUNCH MENU VIEW OUR SAMPLE DRINKS MENU Planning ahead? You can book a table at the Science Gallery Cafe by calling +44(0)7500 783652. Walk-ins are always welcome. The café is licenced to serve alcohol and operates a Challenge 25 policy. Mon-Fri: open 8am-6pm (hot breakfast from 9 am) Saturday: open 10 am for brunch and lunch at 12 pm close at 6 pm Sunday: open 10 am for café counter service only – no hot food service on a Sunday.
Science Gallery London have announced their second exhibition: SPARE PARTS: RETHINKING HUMAN REPAIR, opening on 28 February. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration. Exhibition highlights include: experimental incubators hosting cellular life from Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr auditory prosthetics from sculptor Tabatha Andrews immersive experience ‘The Gut’ body parts crafted from fabrics created by textile designer Amy Congdon. Find out more
Science Gallery London presents the HOOKED Weekender. Why are we drawn to mind-altering experiences? What are healthy levels of consumption? And how do we know when we’ve had too much of a good thing? Science Gallery London’s very first Friday Late will feed your cravings with a deterioration dance by Kaner Flex, a cocktail making activity with King’s researcher Sadie Boniface and a talk exploring addiction in different cultures with a film by the mighty Dose of Society. Plus much more all cooked up with live music to alter your senses and stimulate your brain. Friday Lates at Science Gallery London are a chance to explore the gallery after hours, enjoy a drink and bite to eat, and discover talks, workshops, performances and music brought to you by inspiring artists and researchers. Free, drop-in. No need to book!
How do apps and online spaces affect our addictive behaviours? Join four experts on the Internet and addiction to discuss the future of our lives online at this interactive event hosted by Science Gallery London. The online world gives us almost instant access to many of the things we crave; illicit drugs via the darknet, unlimited amounts of porn, games that can suck you in for days. What’s more, it has explicitly been designed to be addictive. Who hasn’t found themselves endlessly scrolling through cat videos at 2am? However, it is also a source of information and support, with the anonymity, it provides encouraging many people too hesitant to see a clinician to seek help and advice. BOOK HERE >> Please note doors open at 18:30 This event is part of HOOKED, the Science Gallery London’s season about addiction and recovery. Find out more here
HOOKED – now extended until 27 January – is Science Gallery London’s debut exhibition at their new permanent home in London Bridge. The exhibition and events programme will delve into the complex world of addiction and recovery. From gambling to gaming and smartphones to social media, HOOKED questions what makes us as humans vulnerable to addiction and interrogate the underlying factors and routes to recovery. Science Gallery London invites you to challenge the stigmas associated with addiction, consider addiction as a health issue we are all susceptible to, and explore how recovery takes many forms. How and why do we become addicted? What are the processes of individual and societal recovery? How can we protect ourselves and people living with addiction from harm? And does our consumerist society have a hand in feeding addiction? Developed in association with people who have a lived experience of addiction HOOKED features established and up-and-coming artists and photographers from across the globe, including Rachel Maclean’s Feed Me. The dynamic events programme will continue the conversations sparked by the artworks on display in the exhibition. Full events programme and full list of artworks here Image: Feed Me (2013)-5 © Rachel Maclean.jpg