Tag: What’s On London Bridge

TEMPORARILY CLOSED – GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary

Published on 23rd January 2020

GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary at Science Gallery London, presents a kaleidoscopic view of gender and its relationship with science, as well as with factors such as class, culture, race, age and sexuality.   Bringing together artists, social scientists, biologists, neuroscientists and activists, the playful new season will draw on research from many academic fields at King’s College London. The exhibition will feature artworks and installations co-designed by artists, local LGBTQ young people and Science Gallery London’s Young Leaders – a group of 15-25-year olds who study at King’s or who live, work, or study in Southwark and Lambeth. Other artists in GENDERS include Shu Lea Cheang, Phoebe Davies, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Adham Faramawy, Mary Maggic, Sadé Mica, Gaby Sahhar, Fannie Sosa, Soofiya and Puck Verkade. Exhibition details GENDERS: Shaping and Breaking the Binary 13 February – 28 June 2020 Free entry

Making the Bridge Sing

Discover the song at the heart of the Bridge and experience the – until now – hidden sounds of Tower Bridge in a new immersive exhibition, ‘Making the Bridge Sing’. The exhibition, in the Victorian Engine Rooms, centres around a newly commissioned film, ‘Time Bascule’, created by internationally acclaimed artist, inventor and filmmaker Di Mainstone in celebration of the iconic Bridge’s 125thanniversary. The film reimagines Tower Bridge as a giant musical instrument, drawing inspiration from one of the first women to work on the Bridge – Hannah Griggs, who cooked for the Bridge Master and his family between 1911-1915. In ‘Time Bascule’ Hannah plays the role of musical maestro to pluck the strings and ‘play’ the iconic London landmark. Mixing the real with the imagined, the film explores Hannah’s life in the famous towers via a specially composed musical narrative that weaves through one of many remarkable personal histories from 125 years of the Bridge. Focusing on her love of plants, the dreamlike work sees Hannah researching the connection between music and plant growth, working to develop larger and more ambitious tools to help her ‘play’ Tower Bridge like a giant musical instrument. The exhibition includes behind the scenes footage, storyboards and early sketches, as well as a chance for visitors to play a range of specially created musical instruments, all housed among the cultivated plants at the heart of Hannah’s fairy-tale. Find out more/ book tickets

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at The Bridge Theatre

Published on 30th October 2019

Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land.  Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. “A theatrical miracle” – THE TIMES  This critically acclaimed Leeds Playhouse production reunites director Sally Cookson with designer Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement director Dan Canham, puppetry director Craig Leo, lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Ian Dickinson and music by Benji Bower all of whom originally brought the show to life in 2017 breaking box office records. Book tickets

Silent Disco at The View From The Shard

Published on 26th October 2019

Join The View from The Shard at one of their popular Silent Discos in association with Time Out London selected Weekend nights at 10 PM.   Grab a drink from the bar, pop on a set of headphones and dance the night away at incredible heights! Pick your channel and choose your side as three DJs battle it out over separate wireless channels playing the best in pop, rock and party classics, whilst you admire the sweeping panoramas of London at your feet. Upcoming dates Saturday 16th November 2019 Saturday 30th November 2019 Saturday 7th December 2019 Saturday 14th December 2019 Book Tickets  

ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety

Published on 16th September 2019

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 

Red Umbrella: The Scoop

Published on 30th July 2019

The Korean dance group The Move performs Red Umbrella in the spectacular location of The Scoop outside City Hall. 3.45-4.30PM Find out more Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30 

The Race for Doggett’s Coat & Badge

The Doggett’s Race is held each summer on the Thames, starting at London Bridge and ending at Cadogan Pier (Chelsea) – the sites of the Old Swan Tavern and the Swan Inn Chelsea. Up to six young watermen will row under 11 bridges on the 4 mile 7 furlong (7,400 metre) course. Few annual individual sporting contests in the world can match the continuous history of the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, which began in 1715. Find out more Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30 

Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber Concerts

Following last year’s sell-out concert series, composer/curator Iain Chambers brings new music and poetry to Tower Bridge’s huge Bascule Chamber. These unmissable, atmospheric concerts provide a unique way of experiencing one of Victorian engineering’s greatest feats. Find out more Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30 

Phantasmagorical: Victorian Mind-reading and Magic Performance

Phantasmagorical is a supernatural spectacle of stories and magic, swirling with dark whimsy. A show of magic and mind-reading presented by Miss Sylvia Sceptre, at The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garrett.  The audience is immersed into Sylvia’s world of spirits and macabre obsession with death and asked to question whether she has the gift of second sight or is it the Victorian affliction of hysteria? Is she half-crazed by laudanum or a magician conjuring spirits? Whatever you decide, you will have an intriguing experience to remember. This 60-minute show is engaging, fun and very different to a typical magic show. Storytelling, drama and magic combine to resonate long after the performance is over. Find out more

Talks at The Old Operating Theatre

Housed in the attic of the early eighteenth-century church of the old St Thomas’ Hospital, this atmospheric museum offers a unique insight into the history of medicine and surgery. The Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garrett hosts a series of themed evening talks and Q&As on fascinatlingly morbid topics ranging from the fear of ressurection to the bubonic plague… Click here to see current talks.