OLAFUR ELIASSON IN REAL LIFE - Tate Modern

Thu, 11 Jul - Sun, 05 Jan
Tate Modern
Bankside London SE1 9TG
In Eliasson’s captivating installations you become aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond.

Some artworks introduce natural phenomena such as rainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with the world. Many works result from the artist’s research into complex geometry, motion patterns, and his interest in colour theory. All but one of the works have never been seen in the UK before.

Within the exhibition will be an area which explores Eliasson’s deep engagement with society and the environment. Discover what an artist’s perspective can bring to issues of climate change, energy, migration as well as architecture. And once every other week you’ll be able to communicate with people from Eliasson’s 100-strong team in his Berlin studio via a live link.

The kitchen team at Studio Olafur Eliasson will also create a special menu and programme of related events for Tate Modern’s Terrace Bar, based on the organic, vegetarian and locally sourced food served in his Berlin studio.

Eliasson has a long relationship with Tate Modern. His glowing sun, The weather project, drew more than two million people to the Turbine Hall in 2003. More recently Ice Watch 2018 brought chunks of ice from Greenland to London. This exhibition will provide another unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

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The Art of Bottomless Brunch

Wed, 28 Aug - Fri, 01 Jan 12noon - 4pm
Art Yard Bar & Kitchen
Bankside London SE1 9TG
Saturdays and Sundays 11.30am - 4pm

Art Yard Bar & Kitchen has weekend brunch down to a fine art; Delicious food, a live DJ playing laid-back beats and free-flowing drinks*. 

The kitchen takes top quality ingredients and uses them to make delicious food and drinks, some are healthy, some positively NAUGHTY. Bottomless brunches are our thing... 

for £45pp* you can enjoy a small plate, a large plate and a choice of free-flowing prosecco, mimosa or bellini. 

Art Yard, an informal all-day restaurant is a great place to hang out before or after exploring all that the creative South Bank hub has to offer. 



*Always drink responsibly. Your table will be required back after two hours.

 


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Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous - Fashion and Textile Museum

Sat, 28 Sep - Sun, 26 Jan
Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
The acclaimed British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE founded her eponymous fashion house in 1969 with a small collection. Her prints were Pop Art-infused commentaries on the world of Sixties Britain; the designer felt that there was inherent structure within the pattern that could work with and enhance the shape and construction of a dress. With this concept as a starting point and with her distinctive approach to cut and form, the house of Zandra Rhodes soon became one of the most recognisable labels in London.

In celebration of fifty years of the Zandra Rhodes’ label, the Fashion and Textile Museum presents Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous. This retrospective will highlight more than 50 key looks, as well as 30 original textiles. This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend.

Exhibition Dates: 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Sundays, 11am – 5pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Closed Mondays
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Bridget Riley | Hayward Gallery

Wed, 23 Oct - Sun, 26 Jan
Hayward Gallery, South Bank
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Hayward Gallery presents a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of celebrated British artist Bridget Riley.

Developed in close collaboration with the artist herself – and in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland – it is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date.

Tracing both the origins and the evolving nature of Riley’s innovative practice, the exhibition brings together the artist’s iconic black-and-white paintings of the 1960s, expansive canvases in colour, early figurative works and recent wall paintings.

Alongside Riley’s best known canvases, the exhibition will also include rarely-seen drawings, studies and preparatory materials that offer an insight into the artist’s working methods from 1947 to the present day, as well as Continuum (1963/2005), the only three-dimensional work that the artist ever realised. 

Spanning 70 years of Riley’s work, this exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience powerful and engaging works by one of the most important artists of our time.

This exhibition is organised by the National Galleries of Scotland in partnership with the Hayward Gallery.
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24/7 | Somerset House

Thu, 31 Oct - Sun, 23 Feb
Somerset House
South Wing Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
A WAKE-UP CALL FOR OUR NON-STOP WORLD

Many of us feel we’re working more intensively, juggling too many things, blurring our public and private lives, pushing the limits of our natural rhythms of sleep and waking.

24/7 takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed zones and contains over 50 multi-disciplinary works that will provoke and entertain.

Contributors include Douglas Coupland, Mat Collishaw, Harun Farocki, Pierre Huyghe, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Kelly Richardson, Katerina Šedá, Pilvi Takala, Addie Wagenknecht, and ten artists and designers from Somerset House Studios, including Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.
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Bankside Through and Artists Eye (with a cocktail)

Mon, 04 Nov - Tue, 31 Dec
South Bank Area and Art Yard Bankside - £78pp

Walk Bank Side London with a prominent local artist to see the city, captured and retold through a creative lens.


Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered what it must be like to see a city as an artist does? This tour will take you on a journey into the minds of artists present and past — helping you live, breathe and feel London’s streets, landmarks and culture — to understand what affects the way they see and ultimately depict the city that inspires their practice. 

  • Meet your artist guide in the lobby of the Bankside Hotel.
  • Visit the Tate Modern and be awed by Turbine Hall.
  • Cross Millennium Bridge, fondly called Wobbly Bridge by locals.
  • Visit the National Theatre and decide for yourself if the brutalist architecture is a treasured time capsule to preserve or an eye sore to the SE1 skyline.
  • Learn the complex history of  Undercroft Skatepark and the celebrities who got involved in the coalition to protect the park from developers.
  • Visit the Maker in Residence studio at the Bankside hotel.
  • Enjoy a cocktail from Art Yard Bar & Restaurant on the Bankside Hotel terrace.
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Flat Iron Square

Tue, 05 Nov - Thu, 30 Apr
Flat Iron Square
Southwalk Street, London SE1 1TD
Flat Iron Square is a foodie hub in Bankside, taking over seven railway arches, Grade II listed building Devonshire House and the surrounding area. A tantalising line-up of bars, food vendors, restaurants, street food trucks, outdoor space and a live music venue come together to create a casual and vibrant environment.

‘The Garden’ is a welcome green haven for lunch, post-work drinks and dinner in the heart of the city. It is also home to our outdoor stage and our weekend vintage and makers market, FLEA.

What’s On at Flat Iron Square: https://www.flatironsquare.co.uk/whats-on/
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Bankside's Pubs and Pints Experience

Tue, 05 Nov - Tue, 01 Dec
South Bank Neighbourhood - £73pp

Discover London’s beer history with a local artist, and enjoy a few cold ones along the way.


On this local beer and art tour of the South Bank neighbourhood, your artist guide will illuminate the myriad ways that beauty is in the art of the beer-holder. 

  • Your guide will meet you in the lobby of the Bankside Hotel.
  • Begin your walk over a chat about why artists and tipples have always seemed to go hand in hand.
  • Pop into the Tate Modern’s collection 'Materials and Objects' to enjoy the way artists have influenced the design of everyday objects, including beer bottles and cans.
  • Feeling thirsty? Grab a beer from the current local brewery take-over at Tate Modern Terrace Bar (price of beer not included).
  • Take a stroll along the riverfront to Sutton Walk and discuss the neighborhood’s meteoric rise as a centre of modern art in all forms. 
  • Learn about the history of brewing in Southbank and how many of the 19th century breweries came to be replaced by performance complexes like Southbank Centre.
  • Enjoy a cold beer and a chat with your artist guide at Art Yard Bar in the Bankside Hotel.
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Rod McIntosh - Artist in residence

Tue, 05 Nov - Sun, 12 Jan
Artist Studio, Bankside Hotel
2 Blackfriars Road London SE1 9JU
Bankside Hotel's current artist in residence is Rod McIntosh.

Rod studied figurative sculpture in Sheffield, graduating in 1992. He maintained a dynamic practice alongside a successful Arts Management and academic career until 2009. When he returned full-time to the studio. His current work as a mark-maker lies within the tradition of drawing. With his body, the breath along with materials, and repetitive often-obsessive processes, focuses an attention to the present. Observing and recording the moment of creation within a continuum. He speaks of them as: “Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”

Process is central within the painting practice of Rod McIntosh. His mark making has a fluidity and honesty that reveals itself through a muted pallet of monotones. This lends the work a striking and minimal appearance, which coalesces with the quiet sensitivity to his materials, time invested and action. Through rehearsal, the mark-making is an embodiment of a gestural flow with the breath that is privately performed.

For McIntosh the provenances and particular characteristics of each material are of great importance. Following closely traditional eastern recipes for archival inks and pastes he works upon delicate Chinese papers that absorb every fluid movement as he accepts the brevity of a final committed stroke. Presence and concentration is key to his practice in cultivating a meditative quality. Examining his temporal gestures, alongside ideas of mindfulness, permanence, attachment and acceptance.

Rod McIntosh is part of an ever-changing programme of makers in residence at Bankside Hotel’s makers studio. Bankside provides a permanent creative space and working with curators Contemporary Collective champion up-and-coming creatives, covering a wide range of disciplines including design, painting, sculpture, film, drawing, printmaking, installation, new media and photography. 

Visit Rod in Bankside's ground floor studio from 5th November 2019-31st Jan 2020
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HenryVI - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Wed, 06 Nov - Sun, 26 Jan
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk
An England divided under a weak leader spirals from political unrest to all-out civil war. Allegiances are sworn and murderous factions fight for power, but with only one crown for the taking, who will be left standing to lead the country?

Experience the Wars of the Roses like never before in this dynamic production which sees Shakespeare’s Henry VI condensed into one epic event.
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Thu, 07 Nov - Thu, 19 Dec FREE EVENT 08:15 to 09:00
Artist Studio, Bankside
2 Blackfriars Road London SE1 9JU
Join us at the Bankside Hotel for weekly morning meditation sessions led by our new Maker in Residence, Rod McIntosh.

Occurring every Tuesday and Thursday morning for the duration of the artist’s residency, these mindfulness experiences will cultivate an openness to the day and provide an opportunity to reflect and recharge without judgment or fear. This event is an open-drop in session for anyone interested in experiencing the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Some knowledge of mediation helpful, but not essential.

Rod McIntosh is part of an ever-changing programme of makers in residence at Bankside Hotel’s makers studio. Bankside provides a permanent creative space and working with curators Contemporary Collective champion up-and-coming creatives, covering a wide range of disciplines including design, painting, sculpture, film, drawing, printmaking, installation, new media and photography. During his stay, Bankside guests are able to watch artists practice their creative expertise and so be taken on an informative and artistic journey.
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Bridge Theatre

Sat, 09 Nov - Sun, 02 Feb
Bridge Theatre
3 Potters Fields Park London, SE1 2SG
The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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 Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch.

This critically acclaimed 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 at Leeds Playhouse.
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My Brilliant Friend - National Theatre

Tue, 12 Nov - Thu, 12 Dec
Olivier Theatre | National Theatre
Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PX
A co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston
Parts One and Two
based on Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels
adapted by April De Angelis
From 12 November
Running Time: tbc


Based on the celebrated novels by Elena Ferrante – published in over 50 countries – My Brilliant Friend is an epic story of love, violence, ambition and self-destruction.

When the most important person in her life goes missing without a trace, Lenu Greco, now a celebrated author, begins to recall a relationship of more than 60 years.

First meeting on the dangerous streets of postwar Naples, friends Lila and Lenu experience turbulent social and political change, from the rise of the Camorra to the sexual revolution and the transformation of their neighbourhood, city and nation. Even as life repeatedly tries to pull them in separate directions, they remain inextricably bound to one another.

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Skate - Somerset House

Wed, 13 Nov - Sun, 12 Jan
Somerset House
Somerset House Trust Somerset House Strand London WC2R 1LA
London’s most beautiful outdoor ice rink, where you can skate day or night with family and friends. 
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Southbank Centre Winter Market

Sat, 16 Nov - Wed, 08 Jan
Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at ten Southbank Centre's Winter Market. 

Traders from around the world offer an array of handmade gifts and delicious street food from our wooden chalets. Each trader brings their own spin to the feast, with stalls offering Asian, Indian and Greek cuisines, traditional winter favourites like raclette and bratwurst, and sweet treats.

Alongside the market, you can find festive drinks and mouthwatering food at seasonal pop-ups.

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All My Sons - The Old Vic Theatre

Sat, 23 Nov - Sat, 18 Jan
The Old Vic
The Cut, London SE1 8NB
Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns to The Old Vic , joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and starring Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Babylon) as Ebenezer Scrooge.

The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story.
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FAIRVIEW - The Young Vic

Thu, 28 Nov - Sat, 18 Jan
The Young Vic
Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ

Following a ground-breaking, sell-out run in New York, Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview is an interrogation of our subtly destructive preconceptions. This radical examination of power is directed by the Young Vic’s Genesis Fellow and Associate Director, Nadia Latif. 

Fairview is the winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for female playwrights

With Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Donna Banya, David Dawson, Julie Dray, Nicola Hughes, Matthew Needham, Esther Smith, Rhashan Stone

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Friendsmas - Festive menus at Art Yard Bar & Kitchen

Mon, 02 Dec - Fri, 27 Dec various
Art Yard Bar & Kitchen
Bankside Hotel
Hanging out with your mates over delicious food and drink is one of the best bits of the lead up to Christmas. Art Yard Bar & Kitchen on the cultural hot spot South Bank has got festive menus that mix up the traditional and the modern and they’re just perfect for this part of the festive season. Art Yard has a relaxed, creative vibe, an atmosphere created by the locals who come here and the eclectic art that hangs on the wall. The tables and chairs are specially commissioned - yes they do love art in all its forms here. 

Their three-course set menu is £35pp. When you’ve finished then a trip to their bar is advised, perhaps for a glass or two of their spiced and warming mulled wine, freshly made with The King’s Ginger liqueur. 
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MIX UP THURSDAYS

Thu, 05 Dec - Thu, 19 Dec 5th/12th/19th December 6.30-8.30pm
Art Yard Bar
Bankside Hotel

Live DJ and seasonal cocktails to kickstart your Christmas.

We’re giving Thursday’s in December a party vibe, with festive cocktails and a live DJ providing a cheese-free soundtrack to your evening. Try mixologist Juri Romano’s latest creations that take on seasonal favourites with a bit of a shake up, or if you are feeling hungry our kitchen will be offering three-course festive menus alongside the usual all-day offering.

5th/12th/19th December 6.30-8.30pm
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FESTIVE STUDIO WINDOW DISPLAY | ROD MCINTOSH

Thu, 19 Dec - Sat, 28 Dec FREE EVENT From 10.00
Bankside Hotel
2 Blackfriars Road London SE1 9JU
FROM THURSDAY 19TH - SATURDAY 28TH OF DECEMBER, CELEBRATE THE FESTIVE SEASON WITH A VISIT TO THE BANKSIDE HOTEL AND WATCH ARTIST ROD MCINTOSH TRANSFORM THE MAKER’S STUDIO INTO A FESTIVE STUDIO WINDOW INSTALLATION.

The installation will be created on site 19th - 21st December and displayed throughout the festive closure. The artwork will be pasted on the studio windows, with the backlighting in the studio creating a beautiful illumination of the work that can be seen through the window and opacity of the paper.On Friday 27th - Saturday 28th December, The resulting artwork will be deconstructed by the artist and sold in separate sections. 

Rod McIntosh is part of an ever-changing programme of makers in residence at Bankside Hotel’s makers studio. Bankside provides a permanent creative space and working with curators Contemporary Collective champion up-and-coming creatives, covering a wide range of disciplines including design, painting, sculpture, film, drawing, printmaking, installation, new media and photography. During their stay, Bankside guests are able to watch artists practice their creative expertise and so be taken on an informative and artistic journey.
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CHRISTMAS FOOD & DRINK TOUR AROUND BANKSIDE HOTEL

Fri, 20 Dec - Sat, 21 Dec 14:00 - 17:00. | £45.00pp
Bankside Area
Start: Bankside Hotel Autograph Collection, 2 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 9JU
Bankside Hotel has partnered with UK Brewery Tours to create a special food and drink experience to celebrate the amazing markets and local producers around Bankside Hotel, London - perfect for your Christmas vacation in the capital.

Join us on a walking tour where your expert local guide Dom will take your on a food and drink journey to: The Famous Borough Market and Flat Iron Square.

Start the day on a riverside walk where you'll see St Paul's across the river and go past Shakespeare's Globe Theatre amongst other famous landmarks.

Highlights include:
- Grab a cup of locally ground Monmouth Coffee
- Sample British cheeses
- Sample British Charcuterie
- Taste the famous English dish of Fish & Chips
- Grab a pint of English Ale (or glass of Gin or Wine) in an historic local pub
- Sample a range of popular English food and Drink
- Head back up through Flat Iron Square to finish off with some final tastings and drinks.
- Then back to Bankside Hotel with the final stop at Art Yard Bar&Kitchen

Tour cost: £45pp


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New Year's Eve at Art Yard

Tue, 31 Dec - Tue, 31 Dec
Art Yard Bar & Kitchen
Bankside Hotel

Three-course New Year's Eve menu at Art Yard £85pp


They've got the drinks: free glass of sparkling wine on arrival, no doubt you’ll want to order some more. The food: a 3-course menu that is suitably celebratory plus their location, on South Bank puts you at the heart of the fireworks. They have also got a live DJ from 7.30-11.30pm to get you in the right mood for when Big Ben strikes 12.

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MEET THE ARTIST: ROD MCINTOSH

Fri, 10 Jan - Fri, 10 Jan 18:00 – 20:00
Artist Studio, Bankside Hotel
2 Blackfriars Road London SE1 9JU
Please join the Contemporary Collective team and our next Maker in Residence, Rod McIntosh, on Wednesday 13th November, 6:30-8:30pm for an intimate 'Meet the Artist' evening event at the Bankside Hotel's studio space.

Rod McIntosh, who will be the Maker in Residence at Bankside Hotel's studio from the beginning of November, will talk about the unique experience of working from the Bankside Hotel studio, the artwork he has produced, answer questions about his practice and share with guests how he is influenced by many factors including meditation, mindfulness and the traditional drawing.

Process is central within the painting practice of Rod McIntosh. His mark making has a fluidity and honesty that reveals itself through a muted pallet of monotones. This lends the work a striking and minimal appearance, which coalesces with the quiet sensitivity to his materials, time invested and action. He speaks of them as: “Physical meditations, that offers himself, and the viewer, a moment to pause.”

* Upon arrival, please go to the hotel reception and you will be escorted to the artist's studio.



Rod McIntosh is part of an ever-changing programme of makers in residence at Bankside Hotel’s makers studio. Bankside provides a permanent creative space and working with curators Contemporary Collective champion up-and-coming creatives, covering a wide range of disciplines including design, painting, sculpture, film, drawing, printmaking, installation, new media and photography. During their stay, Bankside guests are able to watch artists practice their creative expertise and so be taken on an informative and artistic journey.

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