Four show gardens made from recycled materials open at London Bridge Station. Visitors to London Bridge station have the change to stumble upon not one but four garden installations as they venture along the Victorian railway tunnel of Stainer Street. New Forms Gardens – commissioned by Team London Bridge with support from Network Rail – is being delivered by Cityscapes and follows their highly acclaimed 2013 Remix Garden project. This scheme will take a similarly creative approach by recycling materials from show gardens into four new, temporary public garden installations. Reusing materials from the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival, the New Forms highlights sustainable approaches to design, showing how hard landscaping materials can find innovative upcycled afterlives, and how plants can be used in unusual urban locations. Ula Maria is one of the 4 designers of the gardens. The four garden installations – designed by young, up and coming designers Ula Maria, Tessa & Caitlin McLaughlin, Alexandra Noble and Sarah Wilson – will be on display during August and September in Stainer Street tunnel, within London Bridge Station. Find out more about the project here.
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Art in London Bridge isn’t confined to traditional galleries; it is waiting to be discovered in all kinds of interesting locations. London Bridge Hotel is a former telephone exchange built in 1916 which is now surrounded by the equally stunning and evolving architecture of London Bridge. To reflect this contrast of historical and modern existing side-by-side, London Bridge Hotel’s General Manager Julio Marques has curated an exhibition which includes 20 different approaches to architecture using a myriad of methods including wood carving, oil paint on concrete, illustration, London’s pubs reimagined, screen printing and painting on silk. For the summer exhibition, London Bridge OPEN exhibiting artists are: Aasiri Wickremage, Adrian Flaherty, Alison Cooke, Ann Dickie, Anna Gibb, Emma Barnie, Cameron Scott, Christina Borg, Gail Seres-Woolfson, Jenna Moore, Kim Youdan, Liz Whiteman Smith, Louise Sheridan, Lottie Stoddart, Octavia Milner and Robert Wilkinson and Shirley Hunter . This free exhibition will run throughout June and beyond. All work displayed will be available to buy. The initiative by partners London Bridge Hotel, Team London Bridge and Southwark Council is an innovative new approach to supporting local artists.
Over the past seven years, the London Bridge business community have collected thousands of gift donations for local charities. The Team London Bridge led Christmas Campaign returns this year starting on the November 12th. Over 1700 gifts collected in 2017 The campaign benefits those experiencing homelessness, the elderly, young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those who struggle with mental health issues. Businesses can get involved by collecting, wrapping and delivering gifts Charities supported this year: Bede House, Beormund Community Centre, CoolTan Arts, Time and Talents, Stones End Day Centre, Manna Society Day Centre, South London Cares, Riverside Parents and Carers Association. How you can get involved Donate Gifts – 12 November – 10th December – We invite London Bridge based organisations to host a collection point for their employees to donate gifts. More information here or e-mail Sofia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attend the London Bridge Community Carols – Thursday 29th November at 4:30pm, by City Hall in Potters Fields Park. More information here. Volunteer – Help us sort the presents and send them to charities on 12th and 13th December, find here more information on this and additional volunteering opportunities around London Bridge.