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London Design Festival (LDF) in Bankside – 14th to 22nd September 2019

London Design Festival (LDF) 2019 celebrates the modern creativity and enduring independent spirit of Bankside, an area of London which, for centuries, was known for its entertainment. The area is still home to London’s oldest theatres, the world’s most popular art gallery and many creative and design industries.
Bankside from the 16th century, became London’s pleasure quarter away from the walls of the City, it attracted outsiders and people who frequented the many theatres, brothels, gambling dens and taverns.
A diverse programme of free events throughout London Design Festival illustrates how the area’s independent spirit continues to inspire creative thinking across Bankside Design District, an area which runs east to west along the Thames from Borough Market to Oxo Tower Wharf.
Some of the highlights include:
Musicity x Low Line
Dates: 14 –22 September 2019. Venue: Multiple locations. FREE.  More info: musicity.com
Musicity x Low Line sees fifteen sites along the mighty Victorian railway viaduct, spanning Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, come alive with new music created especially for each site. Created by Nick Luscombe, presenter of BBC Radio 3’s greatly-loved Late Junction music show, Musicity gives buildings and spaces their own new soundtrack. Fifteen musicians and recording artists have created fifteen audio tracks responding to fifteen locations in and around the railways arches which form the Low Line.  Each composition can be streamed and downloaded free of charge but only by visiting each location with a smartphone, finding musicityglobal.com and taking in the architecture and neighbourhood that inspired it.

Fora x Better Bankside Design Talks
Dates: 17, 18, 20 September. Venue: Fora Borough, 180 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB.
FREE – book tickets at bit.ly/ForaBankside

Fora and Better Bankside have united the design district’s experts to bring a programme of talks, interactive workshops and lively panel discussions, celebrating the area’s thriving creative and design industries. Hear about creative processes and topical issues impacting the design community.

Mobile Sculpture Workshop with Volume Creative
Date: 17 September, 1-2pm.
Meet the designers behind this year’s LDF Special Project, the Take the Plunge installation at Oxo Tower Wharf and make your own recycled paper sculpture.
Wild Cards: 100 creative questions to challenge your brand
Date: 18 September, 6.30-8.30pm. More info: theclearing.co.uk/wildcards/#/
Bankside brand consultancy, The Clearing, in collaboration with The School of Life, has designed a set of 100 provocative questions, designed to get you thinking more creatively. Used with brands such as Google, McLaren, Ocado, Curzon and Ascot, the cards include questions such as ‘do your colleagues see your brand the same way as your customers?’, ‘which person at work is best at sabotaging your brand?’ and ‘what disappoints you about your competitors?’. This time, the questions will be fired at the design world and a panel of creative directors; then it’s over to the audience for an interactive session, as part of the Bankside Late programme.
Designing a sustainable Bankside
Date: 20 September, 9-10.30am. A string of Bankside-based architects and designers, including Allies & Morrison, Fagerhult, TP Bennett, Tranquil City and Wayward Studio, present work and ideas on sustainability in the public realm, building design and air quality interventions.  The session involves Pecha Kucha-style presentations to set a dynamic scene, with audience Q&A.

Designing an Africa Centre for the 21st Century
Date: 18 September, 6pm – 9pm. FREE. Tickets: events.ticketsforgood.co.uk
Venue: The Africa Centre, Arch 28, Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, SE1 0LR.

What thoughts and sensibilities underpin a pan-African design vision? Join Africa Centre Director, Kenneth Tharp and architect Jonathan Hagos,Director of FREEHAUS as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in developing a landmark building in Southwark. The Africa Centre opened in 1964, becoming a vibrant ‘home-away-from-home’ and cultural hub for the African diaspora in London. Having moved from its Covent Garden location, the organisation is now based in the London borough with the largest ‘black-African’ population. The Centre promotes the diversity of Africa and its diaspora, by highlighting creativity and innovation in African thought, art, culture, business and entrepreneurship.

Oxo Tower Wharf events

Special events across Oxo Tower Wharf as part of the Bankside Design District. Oxo Tower Wharf is home to over 25 designer-maker studios, many of
whom will be hosting workshops, demonstrations and special displays throughout the festival. FREE.

Here, Now and Then – Bankside Hotel
Dates: 14-22 September, 10am – 8pm.
Venue: Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Road, Upper Ground, SE1 9JU. FREE.
More info: banksidehotel.com
Bankside Hotel, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective, hosts an open studio with renowned artists The Cummings Twins. Mark and Paul Cummings will present a series of events on their ‘Here, Now and Then’ exhibition, including art talks, digital installations and performances.

BetterAir: Creating a clean air corridor for Bankside
Dates: 14 – 22 September. Multiple locations. FREE. More info: betterbankside.co.uk

Air pollution is an important public health issue facing Londoners. Better Bankside is encouraging use of low emission routes by animating its quieter streets and spaces. Keep an eye out for the Better Air benches and living letters on Borough High Street and other locations that are designed to raise awareness of flora which can disrupt dirty air.

London’s Identity in Brickwork; a walking tour of Bankside
Date: 17 September, 5pm; 19 September, 12.30pm.
FREE – book tickets at eventbrite.co.uk
Learn about the history of London architecture, the origins of brickwork in London and the history of the London stock. Join the team at Taylor Maxwell on a walking tour of Bankside and London Bridge to see examples of the London stock in use on historical landmarks and striking buildings.
The Hoxton, Southwark’s best design events 
The district’s latest opening, The Hoxton, Southwark presents talks and workshops to celebrate its launch and London Design Festival.
Venue: The Hoxton, Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Road SE1 8PB.
More info & tickets: https://thehoxton.com/hoxtown/events
Spotlight on Southwark with Dezeen
Date: 11 September, 6-10pm. Tickets £7
Join The Hoxton’s Dezeen-led panel as it shines a spotlight on Southwark’s architecture. Designers, architects, historians and cultural critics will discuss the area’s character and how it’s changing.

For more information or book tickets, visit the Event website here

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Shake It Up! A Shakespeare Festival for Shoreditch on 23rd and 24th August 2019

To celebrate the forthcoming opening of the site of London’s first purpose-built theatre, the Theatre Courtyard Gallery will present Shake It Up! A Shakespeare Festival for Shoreditch, a weekend family festival of performances, events and activities.

In March 2020, a new permanent exhibition space will open on the site of The Theatre (1576-1598), one of the first Elizabethan playhouses to be built in London and an early home to Shakespeare and his acting company.

Reconstructed view of the entrance to The Theatre, Shoreditch (c) David Toon, Lee Sands and MOLA

The Theatre was Shakespeare’s original London playhouse. The purpose-built structure was built in 1576 when Shoreditch sat on the edge of the City of London. In the 1590s, Shakespeare became resident playwright at the Theatre and his company performed several of his greatest plays, including Romeo and Juliet, there. In 1598, having lost the rights to lease the land, Shakespeare’s company dismantled the Theatre and moved the timbers across the river to Bankside, to create the Globe, which opened the following year.

Archaeologists on site at The Theatre during the 2008 excavation (c) MOLA

Parts of The Theatre’s inner wall were discovered in 2008. These archaeological remains, along with artefacts subsequently unearthed on the site, will be at the heart of the new permanent exhibition space, the Theatre Courtyard Gallery.

The Theatre art wall in Shoreditch by Global Street Art (c) Global Street Art

Shake It Up! runs on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August at sites throughout Shoreditch. Visitors can go back in time the with the festival’s free family events programme which includes Elizabethan games, dressing up, art workshops, and object handling by Museum of London Archaeology.

There will also be talks on Shakespearean theatre, comedy by The School of Night, music by David William Hughes, sword fighting demonstrations and an interactive Elizabethan dance workshop. Ticketed events include Elizabethan yoga and a new Elizabethan walking tour by Look Up London.

The festival begins with The Choicest Music of the Kingdom, a candlelit concert of words and music, performed by internationally-acclaimed choir The Sixteen in the atmospheric surroundings of Shoreditch Church. Led by Harry Christophers CBE, The Sixteen will present an exclusive programme of Elizabethan choral works complemented by the words of historic Londoners delivered by Shakespearean actors.

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Summer Events at Severndroog Castle – 2019

For something a little different, take a trip to Severndroog Castle for a series of events over the summer. You can enjoy Live Vintage Jazz, have a Night at the Opera or enjoy an entertaining night at the theatre production of Nell Gwynn.

Severndroog is a tower built in the 18th century situated in the Oxleas Woods in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Built on Shooters Hill, one of the highest points in the city, the viewing platform boasts some of the most spectacular views in London.

Live Vintage Jazz with Jess DeGiudici

Friday 21st June 2019 at 18:30-22:00 GMT

Ticket Prices: Courtyard Ticket £6.50 + booking fee, Premium Ticket £13 + booking fee.

Book tickets on Eventbrite here

Minimum age: 14 Years

Parking: Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park, which will remain open for the duration of
this event.

A Night of Opera with ‘Memories – From The Life of An Opera Singer’
featuring Baroness Tamara von Stein zu Leitershofen (Soprano) and Richard Black on piano.

Event Details:
Friday 12th July 2019 at 18:30-22:00 GMT

Ticket Prices: Courtyard Ticket £6.50 + booking fee, Premium Ticket £13 + booking fee.

Book tickets on Eventbrite: here

Minimum age: 14 Years

Parking: Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park, which will remain open for the duration of
this event.

Changeling Theatre’s production of ‘Nell Gwynn’ by Jessica Swale.

Event Details:

Thursday 18th July 2019 at 19:30 GMT

Ticket Prices: £25

Book tickets : here

Minimum age: 14 Years

Parking: Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park, which will remain open for the duration of
this event.

Severndroog’s catering partner Terrace Tearoom, and their celebrated chef Christopher Hackett, will be cooking up delicious bites and cocktails, with wine and beer available all evening.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 – 21 to 25 May 2019

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. Although the title of Britain’s largest flower show has now been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the Chelsea Show is still considered the most prestigious and The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have announced some of the highlights for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 (21 – 25 May).

Show Garden Highlights

Encouraging people to reconnect with nature is a key theme at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show with gardens celebrating the beauty of the natural world. Seven-time gold medal winning designer Andy Sturgeon is back for show sponsor M&G Investments, drawing inspiration for his garden from nature’s power to regenerate. The woodland landscape will be colonised by young trees, ferns and jewel-like flowers, interspersed with stone platforms and huge burnt timber sculptures representing natural rock formations.

Multi RHS gold medal winning designer, Sarah Eberle returns to Main Avenue with a garden celebrating 100 years of forestry with The Forestry Commission. The Resilience Garden looks ahead to the biggest challenges facing our forests in the future, exploring how they can be made resilient to a changing climate and the increasing threats of pests and diseases.

A celebration of the environmental benefits of trees, this time within an urban space has influenced the design of The Savills and David Harber Garden by Andrew Duff. The garden seeks to create a beautiful, sustainable woodland clearing within a city, featuring bio diverse trees and greenery known to remove harmful pollutants from the atmosphere.

Three gardens on Main Avenue this year represent striking natural landscapes. Last year’s People’s Choice winner Mark Gregory is designing once again for Welcome to Yorkshire, inspired by the canals and waterways found in the West of the county.

Jon Snow for Trailfinders is sourcing inspiration from further afield bringing the temperate rainforests of South America to Central London complete with lush planting and dramatic waterfalls. In contrast the The Dubai Majlis Garden designed by Thomas Hoblyn evokes a Middle Eastern feel inspired by the sculptural beauty found in arid landscapes.

The importance of having access to nature and green spaces for all ages and abilities has inspired the brief for The Greenfingers Charity Garden designed by Kate Gould. Intended for a hospice to provide a fun, interactive and uplifting space where seriously ill children, their families and friends can come together and embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.

Chris Beardshaw, winner of Best in Show 2018 and multi gold medal winning designer Jo Thompson complete the talented line up designing Show Gardens in 2019.

Space to Grow Highlights

For the second year Royal Hospital Way will be populated by inspiring gardens offering new ideas and inspiration in the Space to Grow Category.

Joe Perkins is taking on his first solo garden for social media giant Facebook. The theme of the garden is connectivity, celebrating the positive benefits of social media as a powerful tool for engaging in real world issues, connecting people and driving positive social change. The Facebook Garden: Beyond The Screen takes on a coastal theme to reinforce this message as coastal habitats are constantly changing and evolving and are rich and diverse environments where many species can thrive.

Vibrant colours and exotic leaves bring rural Africa to central London promoting the importance of Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow. Women produce much of Africa’s food, the garden designed by Jilayne Rickards highlights the work CAMFED does to educate and empower those reliant on agriculture in communities hardest hit by climate change to use climate-smart, sustainable agricultural techniques to provide for themselves and their families.

Education also underpins the message of The Montessori Centenary Children’s Garden designed by Jody Lidgard, an engaging space to nurture children, teaching them about the natural world and future of horticulture with new technology including hydroponics, aeroponics and vertical planting techniques.

Water features prominently in a number of the gardens planned for Chelsea 2019 and lies at the heart of Paul Hervey-Brooks The Viking Cruises Garden, a space created from a water meadow with multi-stem river birch and winding streams running through to a pool and concrete terrace.

The Warner Edward’s Garden by Helen Elks-Smith incorporates water in a playful and imaginative way as it appears and disappears throughout the garden like the natural springs at the distillery’s home of Falls Farms. The design takes inspiration from architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece ‘Fallingwater’.

Artisan Gardens Highlights

Small is beautiful when it comes to the Artisan Gardens and this year’s line-up promise to inspire and excite as traditional materials and methods are revitalised through new design approaches.

A garden celebrating 70 years of land-based education at Kingston Maurward College embodies the artisan approach as the college’s blacksmith, engineering, countryside management and horticultural students will all contribute towards the final design.

Annie Prebensen and Christina Williams were last at Chelsea in 2010 when they won gold and best Artisan Garden, the pair return with a garden celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Donkey Sanctuary, highlighting the vital role donkeys play in improving the lives for some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world.

Walkers’ Forgotten Quarry Garden designed by Graham Bodle takes inspiration from a quarry at the bottom of the garden at Walkers Nurseries, featuring reclaimed items and materials from the quarry.

The Great Pavilion Highlights

British horticulture remains at the heart of RHS Chelsea as the UK’s top nurseries fill the Great Pavilion with thousands of immaculate plant varieties on display.

For the first time the Great Pavilion will also house a judged walk-through Show Garden by internationally renowned British Designer Tom Dixon and home furnishings retailer IKEA. The immersive garden hopes to raise awareness that it is both possible, affordable and rewarding to grow your own food in the city using sustainable urban growing techniques. Upon first impression, the garden looks like a natural hillside landscape, on closer inspection, the viewer can see a subterranean, and futuristic high-tech garden with edibles and plants growing in an immersive horticultural laboratory.

Iconic multi RHS Gold medal winning rose breeder, David Austin Roses will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the show with a sensual display of award winning roses along with some exciting new introductions.

Perennial is celebrating its 180th year of supporting those in the horticultural industry with a walk through feature ‘The Perennial Lifeline Garden’ designed by London College of Garden Design Graduates taking inspiration The Laskett Gardens in Herefordshire bequeathed to the charity by Sir Roy Strong.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21 – 25 May 2019)
20 May  Press Day
21 – 22 May  RHS members only
23 – 25 May  RHS members and non-members
25 May 8am – 5.30pm (sell off starts at 4pm)

Venue: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 4SL

For more information or to book tickets for London Shows, visit the RHS website here

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Review: Grand Designs Live at ExCeL London – 4th to 12th May 2019

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

The crowds made their way to ExCeL London for the first day of the Grand Designs Live show. Grand Designs Live is based on the Channel 4 series and is hosted by Design guru and TV presenter Kevin McCloud.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Grand Designs Live includes top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in project zones. All aspects of home creation and improvement are covered including self-builds, renovation or finding ideas and inspiration to create your dream home.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Underlying the show is the importance of design in your projects and there are over 500 brands, across six different sections covering Build, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Gardens, Interiors, Technology and Design Arcade to provide inspiration.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

For advice, there will be RIBA architects, building suppliers, kitchen and bathroom designers on hand, you can ‘meet’ some of the Grand Designers in The Grand Theatre.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Kevin McCloud and the Grand Design team are great advocates of being eco-friendly and recycling and the show features Kevin’s Green Heroes which features eco-innovations that come to life.

The Upcycling Hub is a new area of the show which puts the focus on the art of upcycling. Skilled upcycling designers give visitors an insight into their craft through live demonstrations, as well as showcasing artisan pieces.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

The Under the Stairs Project is a competition for Interior Designers, aiming to inspire visitors and encourage them to take home new ideas, information and supplier contacts. This competition focuses on the uplift in the use of unconventional spaces.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

The Green Finger Campaign is a response to the latest UK State of Nature report that shows over half our wild species; plants, insects and birds are in decline. The show is packed with green products, free eco advice, activities and talks to raise awareness of what people can do to protect and enhance the nature in your garden.

© 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

Walking around the show, you can be inspired with a large number of innovations and design ideas. From large lodges for your garden to paintings for your walls, each section has plenty of interest to create improvements for your home and garden. Experts are ready to offer advice for any of your projects and you can buy the latest products from a vast array of exhibitors.

Grand Designs Live runs from the 4th to 12th May 2019 at ExCeL London.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information or book tickets , visit the Grand Designs website here

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London Views, Art and Live Music at Severndroog Castle – 3rd May 2019

For something a little different, enjoy a Friday evening drink on top of Severndroog Castle. The historic castle is the only place in the city you can enjoy a cocktail surrounded by ancient woodland and experience 360° views of London and its surrounding counties.

In the first late night opening of the season, you can enjoy an exhibition of the works of visual artist Andrea Passaponti, listen to live acoustic soul musicians with a free glass of wine.

All tickets include access to the viewing platform and a complementary glass of wine. A very limited amount of Premium Tickets are also available for exclusive access to stunning twilight panoramic views of London from the viewing platform on top of the castle.

Severndroog’s catering partner Terrace Tearoom, and their celebrated chef Christopher Hackett, will be cooking up delicious bites and cocktails, with wine and beer available all evening.

Severndroog is a tower built in the 18th century situated in the Oxleas Woods in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Built on Shooters Hill, one of the highest points in the city, the viewing platform boasts some of the most spectacular views in London.

Event Details:

Friday 3rd May 2019 at 18:30-22:00

At Severndroog Castle. Castlewood, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT

Ticket Prices: Standard Ticket £13.76, Premium Ticket £15.86; each ticket includes a complementary glass of wine.

Ticket does not include food or additional drinks; food and bar drinks are available for purchase all evening.

Book tickets on Eventbrite: Here

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Rebels at the Albany from 11 April to 1 June 2019

The pioneering London arts centre, the Albany will present its most extensive season of performances since it was founded over forty years ago. Rebels is a season of work that reflects how artists are finding ways of creating political changes, challenging expectations and improving life.

The Albany’s largest-ever festival spans all theatre sites and encompasses theatre, spoken word, music, visual arts, free workshops, political cabaret and opera

Rebels builds on the Albany’s long history of countercultural shows and radical arts production. Among the performances are a new interactive theatre production involving the building of two rival nations; a futuristic new opera about aspirations and freedom; a sci-fi show placing the audience in the grip of technology; and a devastating show which presents two performances on one stage at the same time. The season spans the three Albany-run venues – the Albany, Deptford Lounge in Lewisham and Canada Water Theatre in Southwark.

Among the highlights of the season:

Drawing the Line

Be a celebrated citizen of your world. An interactive theatre experience, combining storytelling, gaming and group decision making. The line divides the audience into two rival nations. Each side determines how their nation grows. Produced by Hidden Track and the Albany in association with alt space and Oxford Playhouse.
Dates: 9-25 May at 7.30pm. Thursdays to Saturdays.

Question Time Cabaret

Talia Randall brings her glitter-drenched version of Question Time to the Albany for a fun, rowdy political knees-up. A playful, surprising and hilarious cabaret show about the state of the nation, featuring performances from some of the UK’s best comedy, spoken word and drag acts.
Date: 2 May, 7.30pm.

The View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis

A dance through inner and outer realities, revealing moments of golden clarity shared by all. Written and performed by artists and musicians Ravioli Me Away (Alice Theobald, Sian Dorrer and Rosie Ridgway) this is a vivid, wry opera about greed, aspiration and freedom.
Date: 1 June, 2pm & 7.30pm.

Wow Everything is Amazing

The latest production by Sounds Like Chaos is an hallucinatory sci-fi madness, set in the new church of the future. Complemented by an original score, spanning gospel to hip-hop, and an ambitious film, the company returns to explore the timely question: ‘Is technology
shaping us or are we shaping it?’ Dates: 16-18 April, 7.30pm.

The Kids Are Alright

A family museum trip turns to tragedy. Back at home, parents attempt to make sense of an horrendous incident in unpredictable ways, while children storm the stage around them. The Kids Are Alright is two performances on one stage: an adult narrative weaving through parental grief and an immersive audio experience for children full of hope. The co-production by Fuel, Encounter, The Place and the Albany, places children and adults together to illuminate how we navigate loss and care for one another.

Dates: 11-13 April, 7.30pm.

Motherhoody

A series of free creative workshops at Canada Water Library and Theatre, hosted by Anna-Maria Nabyre and Jess Mabel Jones, exploring expectations of motherhood.

Rebels line-up includes Encounter, Hidden Track Theatre, Scottee, Brigitte Aphrodite, The Cocoa Butter Club, Lady Vendredi and many more

VISITOR INFORMATION

Venues

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG.
Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin St London SE8 4RH.
Canada Water Theatre, 21 Surrey Quays Road London SE16 7AR.

For tickets and more information , visit the Albany website here

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