Tag: What’s On London Bridge

Medical Culture Festival – Life Saviours: Then and Now

Published on 14th January 2021

New FREE online festival to celebrate medical heritage, health and wellbeing in the heart of London Bridge.  Join us for this celebration of health and wellbeing in the heart of London Bridge February 17-24, 2021. New for 2021, Medical Culture Festival: Life Saviours Then and Now, is an online festival from the London Bridge Medi-Culture District partners. The online programme of free events includes talks, panel discussions, workshops and walking tours about the history of medicine and the future of health. The full programme is available at teamlondonbridge.co.uk/lifesaviours-events London Bridge has a long history connected with health and well-being, which was institutionalised after the first hospital was established in the area around the 12th century in what is now Southwark Cathedral. Followed by Old St Thomas’s Hospital in the 13th century and Thomas Guy Hospital in the 18th century, this area has seen the Black Death, the Cholera outbreak, the Spanish Flu and more recently the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Fascinating, fun and deeply significant to today, the festival tells the story of the people and places that have played their part in the history and development of health and medicine.  The programme will appeal to a wide audience, including sessions for families and young people. Places can be reserved at teamlondonbridge.co.uk/lifesaviours. Some events will have limited places available. Find out more here. Places are limited, so book your place today! Partners: Florence Nightingale Museum, Gordons Pathology Museum, Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital, Kings College London, The Old Operating Theatre, London Borough of Southwark, Team London Bridge.

Borough Market recipes

Published on 08th January 2021

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Theres no doubt about it that lockdown has given a lot of us more time to get creative in the kitchen. Whether it be to break up the working from home day with the evening, or simply having more time on our hands, we’ve seen (yes a lot of banana bread) but also some incredibly creative and delicious recipes being whipped up in kitchens all over the world. From cauliflower gnocchi with sage butter and hazelnuts to a good old fashioned sausage roll, Borough Markets have recipes to get you salivating and most definitely inspired. See Borough Markets recipes here. 

Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

Published on 06th January 2021

You may not be able to enjoy afternoon tea at the Shard. But afternoon tea (with a twist) is coming to you! Aqua Shard have launched Peter Pan Tea in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Be transported to an enchanted Neverland in the comfort of your own home with specially created nostalgic sweets and savouries. Enjoy at home and make lockdown that bit more magical! Order now at aquashard.slerp.com/order

PHILIP PULLMAN’S GRIMM TALES ONLINE

Published on 21st December 2020

New theatrical readings of deliciously gruesome tales. Based on the book by Philip Pullman. Directed by Justin Audibert, Rachel Bagshaw, Polly Findlay, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Ola Ince and Bijan Sheibani Enter a perilous world of murderous step-mothers, devious Kings and fearless children… Adapted by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), Unicorn are thrilled to present a deliciously gruesome selection of six theatrical readings from Grimm Tales, re-told for the whole family by an extraordinary cast. These classic fairy tales, distilled from centuries of storytelling, are timeworn but honed for the next generation to discover anew. Unicorn’s selection includes classic favourites with new discoveries, and takes us to the very heart of imagination and speaks of the things it finds there – fear, courage, compassion and wonder. 5 October – 21 February 2021. Find out more

ROALD DAHL’S THE TWITS ONLINE

A new theatrical reading of the story. Directed by Ned Bennett Imagine the worst people you can think of, can you do that? Good. Then you’re just about ready to meet Mr and Mrs Twit, the nastiest couple you could ever hope (not) to meet. Unicorn are overjoyed to be able to share their theatrical reading of one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved books about a most despicable couple, The Twits, the clever Muggle-Wump and the magnificent Roly-Poly Bird. This unabridged reading, filmed in the Unicorn theatre, is gleeful, gunge-filled digital storytelling aimed at children aged 6 – 12. 25 December – 5 January. Find out more.   

Tower Bridge Beach

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Believe it or not, between 1930 and 1970 the Tower of London used to be just at popular for its beach as it was for it Tower. Families would flock to the ‘seaside’ even dipping their toes in the ‘sea.’ Children would build sandcastles and eat ice cream whilst there was entertainment and deck chairs to rent.  Many of the families who went to the beach were from the East End and couldn’t afford to go to the seaside in holiday, and would regularly visit. The beach was officially opened in 23 July, 1934 when King George V declared the area would remain free for the city’s children to use. The beach closed during the war, but resumed in 1946. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that there were concerns over pollution in the river with the beach officially closing in 1971. Image: Henry Grant

Huddle – Digital Theatre

Published on 15th December 2020

The hugely popular Christmas show is being recreated for young audiences to enjoy at home. Unicorn theatre are delighted to have teamed up with Filskit Theatre to reimagine their 2019 festive hit show Huddle as a brand new Christmas digital theatre experience, and to be partnering with The Guardian once again to share this gorgeous story far and wide. Huddle is a moving tale of a daddy penguin and his new chick learning how to thrive in spite of the odds. This online version, narrated by Madeline Appiah, uses instrumental music and beautiful hand-drawn animation to bring this atmospheric, snow-filled story to life. Whatever your age, Unicorn hope you will join them in celebrating the season with this festive treat of a show. Find out more here.

Pick up a poem at The Poetry Takeaway

Published on 28th September 2020

Team London Bridge presents The Poetry Takeaway and their network of poets and writers in London Bridge  in the run up to World Mental Health Day. The Poetry Takeaway serves high quality, personalised Poetry to our diners, written, performed and wrapped up to Takeaway. Our diverse group of poet chefs are the heart of The Poetry Takeaway, along with the people we meet, the stories they share with us, how we tell them and the amazing places in which we find ourselves. Take a break, come for a chat and watch the magic happen. Find out more  Sat 3 and Sun 4 October 2020 12 – 4 pm Potters Fields Park SE1 Free Mon 5 and Tues 6 October 2020 12 – 4 pm Collingwood Street (off Great Maze Pond) Kings College / Guy’s Hospital Free

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