The London Festival of Architecture 2019 is a series of over 400 events exploring this year’s theme of ‘Boundaries’ across London, 1-30 June. London Bridge will be a hub area for the second year running, reflecting the importance of the changing built environment and globally-famous, landmark architecture we have here. The programme is designed to offer events that can appeal to anyone: exhibitions and installations, talks and debates, walks and tours, family events, film screenings and a wide range of special events. Highlights of the London Festival of Architecture London Bridge Hub include: Musicity x Low Line 1-30 June Andrew Logan; no boundaries 6 June Architecture for the Dead: Burial Grounds & Crypts 6 June Make Music Day Parade along the Low Line 21 June Tower Bridge 125th Birthday Weekend 29-30 June And a varied selection of guided, themed walks throughout the month. For the full London Bridge hub programme click here. The Boundaries theme for this year lends itself perfectly to London Bridge. Life in cities is all about physical and mental boundaries. We are constrained, ordered and defined by borders, fences and walls that in many ways make us comfortable. For architects, however, boundaries are more than a mundane fact of everyday life: they’re something to be challenged. The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is Europe’s largest annual architecture event and celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. The programme is delivered by architecture and design practices and practitioners, cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others. The festival appeals to a huge public audience: in 2018 an estimated 600,000 people attended festival events, most of which were free. londonfestivalofarchitecture.org
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Join Borough Market for ‘Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland’, a regional showcase of Northern Irish delicacies from 13th-23rd March. Northern Ireland was awarded the accolade of ‘Best International Food Destination’ at the prestigious International Travel and Tourism Awards in November last year, firmly cementing its place on the gastronomic world map. This regional showcase will bring to life the acclaimed array of produce sourced from this small, yet mighty, region. On Sunday 17th, there will be a family-free St Patrick’s day celebration, when visitors can enjoy food, drink, cookery demos, live entertainment and of course the great produce of Northern Ireland to sample and purchase. There will be a storytelling corner and face painting to keep the children happy, displays of traditional Irish dancing and cookery demos from Northern Ireland’s celebrity chef Paula McIntyre, with plenty of recipes to take home for visitors to rustle up a St Patrick’s Day feast. Free admission. Find out more >>
Maggie Smith returns to the theatre for the first time in 12 years in the world premiere of Christopher Hampton’s play A German Life at The Bridge Theatre. The play, drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel is directed by Jonathan Kent and will have a limited 5 week run. “I had no idea what was going on. Or very little. No more than most people. So you can’t make me feel guilty.” Brunhilde Pomsel’s life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels. Christopher Hampton’s play is based on the testimony she gave when she finally broke her silence to a group of Austrian filmmakers, shortly before she died in 2016. Tickets will be available to the general public from 10am on Tuesday 26 February. Find out more / book tickets
Join Kirsty Chilton, assistant curator and museum researcher at The Old Operating Theatre, for a fascinating talk: The Fear of Being Buried Alive: A Georgian & Victorian Perspective Book tickets At a time when levels of consciousness were poorly understood, determining when someone was actually dead was an imperfect science. It still can be. The fear of being buried alive and of a desperate struggle to free yourself from your own grave was always present and retains it’s power today. This is a talk about some of the possible – and probable – incidences of people being buried alive or escaping from their own grave in the 18th and 19th century, and some ways to protect yourself from this fate… Doors will open at 6:30 PM. The talk will begin at 7:00 PM. Tickets: £12.00 *Access is through a 52-step spiral staircase. Please, visit our Visiting Us page for further details on access.
Joanne Froggatt and Richard Glenister star in Alys, Always, premiering at the Bridge Theatre on 25th February. Lucinda Coxon, the writer behind 2015 film The Danish Girl, adapts Harriet Lane’s debut novel in this gripping psychological thriller. Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She’s quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the window, on the outside, looking in. One evening, driving back to London after visiting her infuriating parents, she comes across an upturned car crumpled on the side of the road. She waits with the injured driver, Alys Kyte, until the ambulance arrives. Later, when Alys’s famous family gets in touch, Frances finds herself for the first time ushered into the world on the other side of the window. And she begins to wonder: what would it take to become a player? Book tickets
On January 16th The Ivy Tower Bridge will host best-selling authors Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan to delve into their recently released book, ‘I’m Absolutely Fine! A Manual for Imperfect Women’. Guests will enjoy an arrival glass of Champagne and canapés whilst Annabel and Emilie examine the light and shade, glamour and indignity of being a grown-up woman as well as have a look at what it means to be absolutely fine in the age of anxiety. Book tickets Photograph © copyright Matt Writtle
On Saturday 15th September The Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen will open the gates to their yard to celebrate Bermondsey Street Festival. Free entry all day Food and drink pop-ups including stonebaked pizza Live music and DJs until 1am Kicking off from 11 am in celebration of the annual Bermondsey Street Festival, The Yard will play host to an exciting array of pop up food trucks, stalls and live music. Grab a delicious stonebaked pizza from Barrel & Stone and tuck into a tasty selection of craft ales, before heading to the main stage to enjoy music from bands and DJs from 1 pm. See what else is in store at Bermondsey Street Festival.
Prosecco House is launching its ‘Meet the Maker’ Autumn series with three tasting evenings at their venue in One Tower Bridge. This ‘Meet the Maker’ series will include three producers handpicked by the owner of London’s first prosecco bar: Marchiori, 1st October Rivalta, 22nd October Cirotto, 19 November Alongside a fascinating overview of their history and the prosecco making process, each producer will give exclusive insight into what defines their different varieties, while guests enjoy tastings of the proseccos from each vineyard. Guests can also enjoy bowls of parmesan, a typical snack served in “bàcari” (snack & wine bars) in Venice, Italy. Book now >>