Tag: What’s On

February Diary

Published on 08th February 2018

Eddie Peake at White Cube Bermondsey – Throughout February  This exhibition, Peake’s fourth with the gallery, includes new sculpture, painting, sound work and performance presented in an immersive and constructed environment. Peake will be present in the gallery space throughout the exhibition, following a scheduled daily routine. Moving between various constructed spaces which include a private office and a triangular cell-like structure, accessible only by a tall ladder. The artist ‘plays’ himself, both offering up and dismantling the narrative of artistic ego, fictional protagonist and ‘real’ self. Seesaw at the Unicorn Theatre – Throughout February  This Unicorn Theatre production explores the push and pull of friendship, and the ups and downs of being very young. You can save 20% on all half term performances (excluding 14 Feb 1.30pm) using your London Bridge DealCard. Half Term with Thames Clippers – 10th – 25th February  Hop on board at London Bridge Pier and take to the river this half term with MBNA Thames Clippers. Enjoy seeing the iconic sights of the capital as you cruise under Tower Bridge and make your way along the Thames. Travel this halfterm to take advantage of family discounts, activity booklets and exclusive kids lunchboxes. Valentine’s in London Bridge – Throughout February  While the classic combination of red roses and a champagne dinner is nothing to be sniffed at, some may say this tradition has had it’s day. For a little variety this Valentine’s, we’ve prepared our pick of counter conventional activities in London Bridge (partner optional!).   Family Experience – The View from The Shard – 10th – 25th February  Every family experience booked between 10-25 February will receive a free goody bag worth over £20! Kids and grown up’s can take on ‘The Slide’ in an adrenaline-fuelled 360-degree virtual reality experience that swoops and slides through the city’s skyline. The hair-raising journey will take them on an extreme multi-sensory journey where The Shard becomes a helter-skelter! Adults can enjoy a tipple from London’s highest champagne bar as the sun sets over the city’s skyline 800ft above the capital at London’s highest vantage point – and with views of up to 40 miles, there is no better way to entertain the kids this half term! More events in London Bridge this January… 10th February – Valentine’s Open House – Eames Fine Art 12th February – Half Term with MBNA Thames Clippers – Thames Clippers 13th February – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 13th February – Pancake Day Race – Borough Market 13th February – London Bridge Farmer’s Market Pancake Race – London Bridge Farmer’s Market 14th February – Freaks Film Night – The Old Operating Theatre 14th February – Valentine’s at The Coal Shed – The Coal Shed 14th February – Celebrate Valentine’s at Melior St – Melior St. 16th February – Love Crochet with Katie – Fashion & Textile Museum 22nd February – Refuge Britain: Designers at Work – Fashion & Textile Museum 25th February – Bread Ahead’s Real Bread Week Celebration – Borough Market 26th February – Cheese at London Bridge – Vivat Bacchus 28th February – DTI Export Hub – South Bank Until 24th February – UAL Olympus Photography Award 2018 – Bermondsey Project Space Until 25th February – Dimensions – Eames Fine Art Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Friday – Live Music Evenings – Oblix East Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market Throughout February – He Xiangu Exhibition – White Cube Bermondsey Throughout February – Othello – Unicorn Theatre Throughout February – The UK’s Highest Virtual Reality Experience – The View From The Shard Throughout February – Climb Aboard the HMS Belfast – HMS Belfast Throughout February – A Tale of Two Southwark’s Exhibition – Roast Throughout February – Bridge House Estates Exhibition – Tower Bridge Exhibition

November Diary

Published on 08th November 2017

Check out the array of events and activities taking place this November in the vibrant area of London Bridge…   Gilbert and George – White Cube Bermondsey – From November 22nd White Cube celebrates 50 years of the art of Gilbert & George with a new exhibition across all four galleries at Bermondsey. THE BEARD PICTURES go on show alongside THE FUCKOSOPHY, a collection of nearly 4000 pronouncements and mottoes created by the artists. FREE | whitecube.com   London Bridge Community Christmas Carols – Potters Fields Park (by City Hall) – 30th November, 4.30PM Join the children of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools along with volunteers from local businesses on November 30th, as they carol their way from City Hall, Potters Fields Park along to Hay’s Galleria. Christmas lights will be switched on at both locations with special guest, the Mayor of Southwark kicking off the evening. Plus, there’ll be an appearance from the Snow King and Queen and festive treats at the end of the service. FREE | atlondonbridge.com   Courtney Pine featuring Omar + Nikki Yeoh – Bridge Theatre – 13 November, 7:30pm Following their sold-out Barbican show in March, the return of this new project which sees two of the UK’s finest jazz and soul talents composing, and performing new material together for the first time at the Bridge Theatre. Tickets start at £15 | bridgetheatre.co.uk   The Velveteen Rabbit – Unicorn Theatre – From 17th November This heart-warming story returns to the Unicorn Theatre for the festive period. This very shy toy rabbit longs for nothing more than to become real. He spends his days waiting patiently on the nursery floor, watching the Boy play with other toys and dreaming of being picked up and loved. And then, one day, he is rediscovered and all his hopes start to come true… Tickets £12 | unicorntheare.com   LoveBorough@Christmas: Edible Gifts with Alissa Timoshkina – Borough Market – November 19th, 12.30PM It’s party time at Demo Kitchen this week as Alissa Timoshkina enlightens us with gift ideas that all the family can get involved in making. Join Alissa as she draws on her Russian heritage to create some unusual and delicious presents that will keep until Christmas. FREE | boroughmarket.org.uk   MORE EVENTS 10th November – Young Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – The Bridge Theatre Until 12th November – Laika – The Unicorn Theatre From 17th November – Vandal with Care – The Underdog Gallery 18th November – Southwark Sleepout – Borough Market 20th November – Barolo Wine Tasting Dinner with Prunotto – Aqua Shard 21st November – Dinner with Balvenie – Oblix West 23rd November – Post War Fashion Illustration – Fashion & Textile Museum 23rd November – Film Night: The Abominable Dr Phibes – The Old Operating Theatre 23d November – A Very Texan Thanksgiving – Texas Joe’s 27th November – Boozy Cheese Night – Vivat Bacchus 30th November – Vintage Costume Jewelery – Fashion & Textile Museum   Every Thursday – Live Music & DJs – Oblix West Every Wednesday –  Tricia Noëlle’s Wreath Making Workshop – Le Pain Quotidien Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Throughout November – Louise Dahl Wolf – A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum  

October Diary

Published on 02nd October 2017

Check out the array of events and activities taking place this October in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Young Marx – Bridge Theatre – From October 18th The much-anticipated 900-seat Bridge Theatre will launch its first season this month with Young Marx, a new play from Richard Bean and Clive Coleman about the early life of Karl Marx. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Book tickets.   Apple Day 2017 – Borough Market – October 22nd – FREE Celebrating the rich heritage of British harvest, the acclaimed annual Apple Day Event is packed full of apple based fun! There’ll be live music, treats, dancing and games, and for the studious visitor, you can learn all about the art of cultivating orchards and endangered apple varieties. As tradition dictates, the festivities begin in Southwark Catherdral with a a short act of harvest worship in the Market, accompanied by the Market’s choir. A collection will be made for the Robes Project, a local charity which provides winter night shelters for the homeless of south London. Read more.   Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own – Fashion & Textile Museum – From October 20th Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989) is one of the most important women fashion photographers of the first part of the 20th century. This new exhibition at the Fashion & Textule Museum is the first major retrospective of her work in the UK, and a key focus of the exhibition is Dahl-Wolfe’s 22 years as leading contributor to Harper’s Bazaar. Considered a pioneer of modern fashion photography, the exhibition highlights how Dahl-Wolfe defined the image of the modern independent post-war woman. Don’t miss the free highlights tour every Wednesday from 1PM. Tickets   Laika – Unicorn Theatre – Throughout October Unicorn Theatre presents: Laika  by Bryony Hannah and Avye Leventis Laika, the space dog: the first living creature to orbit earth. That was in 1957. Today it’s 2057, and Sami lives with his mum. She’s an astronaut and she understands that there could be a better future out in space. But Sami’s life is down here. So now they must face the prospect of letting go, saying goodbye and – just like Laika – head off into the unknown. A moving sci-fi adventure, inventively and beautifully told using puppetry, movement and music. Tickets   Hoopla Comedy Improv Marathon – 20th – 22nd October Join The Miller on October 20th as they host the launch of Hoopla Impro’s takeover with The Hoopla Improv Marathon. The marathon is inspired by New York City’s Del Close Marathon, spanning across 50 consecutive hours with over 100 improv shows and over 200 improvisers coming together from across the UK – the biggest gathering of improv performers and groups the country has ever seen. Book Tickets   More Events… 6th – 10th October – Punk Rock & Roll Art Show – The Underdog Gallery 8th – 15th October – At the Heart of the Nation: India in Britain – London Bridge City Pier 10th October – World Mental Health Day Workshop – London Bridge Hive 16th October – Wine Blending Time! – Vivat Bacchus 21st- 31st October – Phobophobia – London Bridge Experience 26th October – Fashion Illustrations with Jason Brooks – Fashion & Textile Museum 27th October – Mahler’s Symphony No.3 – Southwark Cathedral 28th October – Greek Workshops – Borough Market 31st October – Pyscho Film Screening – The View from The Shard Throughout October –  Beowulf – Unicorn Theatre Throughout October’ – ‘Don’t Think Twice’ – Jennifer Abessira Throughout October  – Goodbye Christopher Robin – Kino Cinema Bermondsey Throughout October  – A Day by the Sea – Southwark Playhouse  

One Big Summer Guide 2017

Published on 20th July 2017

Introducing… The One Big Summer Guide 2017! This little gem is full of inspiration to help you discover London’s cultural riverside with an extensive range of events in London Bridge, Bankside, South Bank, Waterloo and Vauxhall. Check out our monthly event listings for July to September and stumble upon the latest exhibitions, theatre productions and top foodie hangouts. Whether you’re here for the weekend or just the day, also take a look at the EXPLORE sections for each of the five riverside locations. Featuring some of London’s most well-loved landmarks along the Thames, to plenty of hidden gems, find out what makes each location so distinct…

JUNE DIARY

Published on 31st May 2017

Hooray for summer! June is set to be jam-packed with culture and lots of fun. Here are some highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this month in the vibrant area of London Bridge…   London Bridge Open Kitchen @ St Thomas Street | 28th June | 5PM – 9PM | FREE London Bridge’s finest restaurants, bars and breweries gather for an al fresco takeover of St Thomas Street on the 28th June. Sample dishes from the likes of José Pizarro, Hawksmoor, Texas Joe’s, The LaLit London Hotel and many more. There’ll be live music and bars for all to enjoy. Entry is free, dishes between £5 and £7. Book your free ticket here.  Outdoor Screenings and Music @ The Scoop at More London | Throughout June | FREE Part of London Bridge City Summer Festival London Bridge City Summer Festival is back to fill your days and nights with culture, food, drink and fun by the riverside. Highlights this month include screenings of comedy classics like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, alongside performances from the likes of Chainska Brassika and Liam Bailey. If you’re a fan of sing-a-longs then Massaoke is not to be missed! London Festival of Architecture @ Various Locations | Throughout June | FREE The theme of London Festival of Architecture  2017 festival is ‘memory’, explored through a wide range of events and activities from 1-30 June 2017.  In partnership with LFA, Team London Bridge have organised an array of events, talks and walks in the area. Check out the itinerary here.   Double Double Act @ Unicorn Theatre | June 20th – July 9th Packed with word-play, comedy and slapstick, Double Double Act is a playfully subversive look at growing up, being serious, kidding around and playing the fool. As our double acts mirror and out-joke each other, who will have the last laugh? Book now.   Jürgen Partenheimer @ White Cube Bermondsey | Until June 18th | FREE White Cube is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Jürgen Partenheimer at Bermondsey. This exhibition, his first in London, includes paintings, sculpture, unique ceramics and works on paper dating from 1975 to 2017.   Sky High Summer Solstice @ The Shard | June 21st | 4.15AM | £40 Join The View from The Shard on the longest day of the year to celebrate the summer solstice with Morning Gloryville – the original morning rave! Dance your way into the first day of summer and watch the sunrise from 800ft high above London. Buy your tickets here.   See more of What’s On this month 

May Diary

Published on 05th May 2017

Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this month in the vibrant area of London Bridge… London Craft Week in London Bridge | May 3rd – May 7th Craft is an integral part of London Bridge’s culture: once the centre of a flourishing leather and wool trade in the 19th century, it is now a creative community brimming with makers of art, jewellery, food, design and fashion. Here’s what’s on in the area #LCW Explore what’s on in the area. London Pizza Festival @ Borough Market | May 28th The London Pizza Festival returns to Jubilee Place in Borough Market on Sunday 28th May, bringing with it several slices of cheesy goodness. Whether you prefer a traditional Italian style margherita or something altogether more experimental, London’s Pizza Festival is the place for you. With five pop up pizzerias to choose from you won’t be disappointed, plus it’s all washed down with a glass of pale ale, which is included in your ticket price. Tickets are available from the Young & Foodish website. The World of Anna Sui @ Fashion & Textile Museum |  Exhibition opens 26th May The Fashion and Textile Museum will open its doors to a new exhibition, celebrating one of the decade’s most famous fashion icons. Anna Sui is the classic American fashion designer. From Detroit to New York, her signature rock-n-roll romanticism reinvents pop culture for every new generation. The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK. ARTCH Music and Beer festival @ The Underdog Gallery | May 13th – 14th For two days, the Underdog Gallery will transform into the biggest party in the area combining some of the best modern art on the walls by Dangerous Minds Artists with live music and some of the best London craft beers. The festival will feature 70’s style Rock n Roll including Gorilla , Stubb and Brule  as well as a special guest DJ throughout the day and evening. The Gallery will be serving up pizza throughout the day to keep party-goers on their feet. Charity Walk – Walking out of Darkness | 13th May The Walking Out of Darkness takes place from Battersea Park to Tower Bridge and back again. In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, an information point will be based in The Scoop at London Bridge City. Kate Cooper – Ways to Scale | VITRINE | Throughout May – 18th June In this new work, ‘Ways to scale’, Cooper explores a type of genetic alteration which happens amongst cephalopods – squid, octopi, cuttlefish and nautiluses where they have the ability to alter the genetic makeup of their cells, fine-tuning the information encoded by their genes without altering the genes themselves.

April Diary

Published on 04th April 2017

Check out highlights from the array of events and activities taking place this month in the vibrant area of London Bridge… St Georges Day Celebration @ Borough Market | 23rd April 12- 4PM This festival of food, music, storytelling and theatre will also involve a visit from some of the Market’s Catalonian friends, marking the fact that St. George is also patron saint of that region. The Market will be filled with the sounds and smells of both cultures as Borough Market step up to the occasion, with traders creating special themed products for sale on the day. FREE |  boroughmarket.org.uk   Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design @ Fashion & Textile Museum | 25th April – 7th May ‘Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design’ celebrates over 40 years of colourful design and unique expression by the Swedish designer and textile artist. Founded in 1976 by Gudrun and Björn Sjödén, the company’s distinctive printed clothes have taken Swedish colour and style to the world. Today, Gudrun Sjödén is widely recognised as a pioneer of sustainable fashion and the display highlights how environmental thinking is at the core of every collection. P.S Don’t miss Gudrun Sjödén in Conversation £9.90/ £8 / £6.60*  ftmlondon.org   Easter @ The Unicorn Theatre | April 4th – April 15th  Join the Unicorn Theatre over the Easter Holidays for a  range of family friendly events. In addition to their sell-out productions, there will accompanying activities and workshops complementing the shows on stage… including an afternoon tea with The Velveteen Rabbit! Prices vary |  unicorntheare.com   Bachn & Eggs @ The Underdog Gallery | April 9th 11AM Bachn & Eggs is a series of monthly Classical Sunday Brunch Concerts at the Underdog Gallery. Come and hear some of the UK’s top classical musicians perform a programme of chamber music in one of the station’s last remaining original railway arches. This month resident harpist Olivia Jageurs will be joined by members from the Hermes Experiment including Heloise Werner (soprano), Oli Pashley (clarinet) and Marianne Schofield (double bass). Doors Open: 11am (for brunch, coffees and to get the best seat) Suggestion Donation £8 |  www.theunderdog.london   Classic Car Club exhibition @ London Bridge City | 12th April On 12th April 2017, Classic Car Club will be displaying a selection of their finest motors and giving you the chance to win an amazing experience day with five cars. Simply head to More London Riverside to view the fantastic cars on display and speak to one of the CCC team on how to enter. Assembled in London in 1995 Classic Car Club is the private members’ club that puts you behind the wheel of some of the greatest automobiles known to man. FREE | londonbridgecity.co.uk     More of what’s on in London Bridge

Easter Holidays at The Unicorn Theatre

Spring is here and this Easter the Unicorn Theatre will be offering a range of family friendly events over the holidays. There will be something for all ages with activities and workshops complementing the shows on stage. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT  Until 15 Apr | Ages 5+ **** The Guardian, Daily Mail, WhatsOnStage Based on the much-loved book this show is a gorgeous, heart-warming tale about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. One of our biggest hits to date, the production is back for a third time following a New York transfer. Tickets £8 – £18 | No booking fee.  UP CLUB+ Afternoon Tea with Rabbit  Join us on stage for special cream tea, rabbit themed crafts and a surprise guest! 5, 7, 13 & 15 Apr | Adult £8.50 Child £4.50   JERAMEE, HARTLEBY & OOOGLEMORE Until 9 Apr | Ages 3+  **** The Guardian, Time Out, The Stage Take a trip to the seaside with three people who have a lot to say, but only three words with which to say it. Director Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, National Theatre) returns with the smash-hit show that had last year’s audience in stitches. A treat for children and adults alike, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘stupidly lovely show’ (The Guardian). But keep an eye out for that seagull… Tickets: £10 – £16 | No booking fee.   MADE IN A DAY – THEATRE WORKSHOPS  10 – 15 Apr | Ages 7 – 14  Led by professional theatre-makers, these workshops are designed to be creative, fun and challenging sessions that explore the worlds of puppetry, circus, movement and performance. Participants will devise, develop and stage a piece of work they have created together using the new skills and knowledge from that day. £55 per child | 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat Special offer: Book a place for No Strings Attached and Shadow Hands and save £10.