Uniqlo Tate Late - Tate Modern

Fri, 30 Nov - Thu, 31 Oct 18:00-22:00
Tate Modern
Every last Friday in the month

Don't have time to fit the art exhibition you've been dying to see into your daily schedule? With Tate LATES you no longer need to worry about missing an exhibition. Every last Friday in the month, Tate Modern is open till 10pm to give you the chance to enjoy the gallery at night with a mix of art, music, film and workshops to enjoy with your friends. The perfect way to end a busy day in the city.

The Tate Modern is just a 5 minute walk from Bankside Hotel.
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Underbelly Festival 2019, Southbank

Fri, 05 Apr - Sun, 29 Sep
Underbelly Festival 2019, Southbank
South Bank London
Returning to London's Southbank for the 11th consecutive year, the Underbelly Festival has established itself as one of the city's most vibrant cultural celebrations, promoting the best new British performance art alongside seasoned world-class entertainers.
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Southbank Centre Book Market

Tue, 23 Apr - Sat, 30 Nov
Under Waterloo Bridge on Queen's Walk
Tucked under Waterloo Bridge on Queen's Walk, find hundreds of classics, contemporary titles, comics, maps and prints at the Southbank Centre book market. One of the only outdoor secondhand and antique book markets in southern England you are bound to find a book that tickles your fancy.
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Flat Iron Square

Tue, 30 Apr - Sun, 29 Dec
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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Globe Theatre Guided Tour

Wed, 01 May - Thu, 31 Oct
Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

Expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the iconic Globe Theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

Tours are in English and last approximately 40 minutes. Information sheets are available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.

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THE HISTORY PLAYS - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Fri, 03 May - Fri, 11 Oct
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk
The new resident Globe Ensemble kick off the Globe Theatre season with Shakespeare’s history plays.

These plays offer an extraordinary panorama of England as they tell the story of the reign of Henry IV, the relationship between Prince Hal and Falstaff, Hotspur’s rebellion, and Hal’s reign as King Henry V, as he leads the English into battle at Agincourt.

Moving fluidly between comedy and tragedy and from taverns to battlefields, these plays ask extremely timely questions about national identity, leadership and power.

Watch the three plays separately, or join one of our epic Trilogy Days throughout the summer when you can watch them back-to-back and receive a 15% discount.
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ArtYard Summer Terrace

Mon, 27 May - Mon, 30 Sep 5pm
ArtYard Terrace at Bankside Hotel
Bankside Hotel
Now open Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm

Sit outside, weather permitting (it is London after all ) and enjoy something delicious to eat and drink. 
The newly opened terrace has teamed up with Hambledon, the award-winning Hampshire vineyard, to serve its full range of English sparkling wines by the bottle and glass. The evolving drinks list features summer spritzes and bellinis, with London Essence Co tonics.

In need of something to eat, then light bites and Art Yard’s signature wood-fired pizzette can be delivered to your table.
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The Art of Bottomless Brunch

Wed, 28 Aug - Fri, 01 Jan 11.30am - 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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The Cummings Twins

Sat, 14 Sep - Sun, 22 Sep
Mark and Paul Cumming’s are Bankside's Current Makers in Residence, working from the hotel's ground floor Studio. 

During the London Design Festival The Cummings Twins and Contemporary Collective Gallery, in partnership with Bankside Hotel, will present
a series of events and performances including their infamous Gong Performance.



THE CUMMINGS TWINS
Mark and Paul Cumming’s intention is to create phenomenological experiences, with an interest for the occult, mysticism, technology and zeitgeist. With a specific focus in Hermetic wisdom and Druidic practices the subject of transcendence is critical to their work and its relationship to contemporary culture. They produce artworks namely sculptures and audio-visual performances too – being multidisciplinary they utilize any medium that suits the project best.

HERE AND NOW
The Cummings twins have technology as their mainstay but with maturity their work has flourished with a sense of spirit behind everything they do. Their current projects include ‘Polygondaydream’ that involves the creation of sculptures and also ‘The Mystery School of Sound’ that is a performance music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.

LEGEND AND LEGACY
In 2006 after leaving university studying fine arts Mark and Paul Cummings headed straight for the heart of London settling a stone’s throw away from the Square Mile. They began a project that ran for about three years. Based in the epicenter of the city and immersed themselves in technology and urban culture. This was 10 years before digital Shoreditch and at the infancy of commercialized Internet; before this it was dominated by programmer geeks and not many artists had yet entered this realm.

This was before the noise of the Internet grew and they had a lot of exposure and quickly became renowned for making very intense videos and digital artworks. Photography, video, music, animation and programming were the main tools for the production of shorts, interactive pieces and installations.
They soon became a household name within the digital art scene at the time. They were known as digital Punks working under the pseudonym of AZ2Lab. Their work was showcased around the world in events and exhibitions such as Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland and the UK to name a few and they were also very widely published.

This brought attention from the commercial world and they began producing work for Diesel, Nike, Deutsche Telecom and many other international brands. All that was good came to an abrupt end - as they decided to leave advertising and push into the art world.
While still maintaining their digital heritage the twins started painting in earnest back to what they felt was traditional. Producing large-scale landscapes that covered the topic of politics and social critique.

Though seemingly hyperrealist there was always a computer involved at the starting point of the projects. The paintings were readily accepted into the national shows such as Mostyn Contemporary amongst others. The News Presenter John Snow chose the painting titled ‘Roadside’ for his own personal critique when the painting was shortlisted for the prestigious Threadneedle Prize 2010.
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The Cummings Twins Talk - Art In the Light of Magic-London Design Festival

Mon, 16 Sep - Mon, 16 Sep 6pm
Artist's Studio Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
Why are the Cummings twins so involved with the subject of magic and how does this relate to their practice? Historically Magic was called the Arts.

The Cummings Twins are multidisciplinary artist, their work ranges from painting sculpture video and performance using various medium and technologies. The twins work together each contributing to an ever-evolving idea that is part of their self-development in magic and art practice. Find out what their thoughts and inspirations are.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.
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The Cummings Twins Talk 2 - Art In the Light of Magic-London Design Festival

Tue, 17 Sep - Tue, 17 Sep 6pm
Artist's Studio Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
Why are the Cummings twins so involved with the subject of magic and how does this relate to their practice? Historically Magic was called the Arts.
The Cummings Twins are multidisciplinary artist, their work ranges from painting sculpture video and performance using various medium and technologies. The twins work together each contributing to an ever-evolving idea that is part of their self-development in magic and art practice. Find out what their thoughts and inspirations are.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.
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Cummings Twins Talk:3 - Art In the Light of Magic - London Design Festival

Wed, 18 Sep - Wed, 18 Sep 6pm
Artist's Studio Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
Why are the Cummings twins so involved with the subject of magic and how does this relate to their practice? Historically Magic was called the Arts.
The Cummings Twins are multidisciplinary artist, their work ranges from painting sculpture video and performance using various medium and technologies. The twins work together each contributing to an ever-evolving idea that is part of their self-development in magic and art practice. Find out what their thoughts and inspirations are.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.
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Paper Craft Technology Work Shop - London Design Festival

Thu, 19 Sep - Thu, 19 Sep 2pm
Artist's Studio Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
The Cummings Twins utilise digital technology within their studio practice, their sculptural forms normally have been created using machine.

We welcome you to learn, in our workshop, how to use this machine. You will be experimenting with geometric designs and typography where your 2D designs are transformed into paper cuts. You will be shown a step by step process on how to get your desktop design to a final piece for you to take home.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.

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The Cummings Twins - Film and Talk - London Design Festival

Fri, 20 Sep - Fri, 20 Sep 6pm
White Box Bankside
Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Cummings Twins will be hosting a film and discussion night in the white box of the Bankside Hotel where several films will be running concurrently, all based on the theme of magic and the occult. This emphasis is on a film called Oculus Magi.These are some thoughts on this film. It is a poetic allegory and it’s meaning is hidden in symbolic and abstract form. The film starts with nature and humanity and the relationship between these two ideas is a moral conflict through a prism. A backdrop of larger celestial occurrences is also part of the vistas. Where transits and conjunctions indicate a moment of higher purpose. Redemption is sought through contemplating abstracted ideals.

The word Oculus also means a round window or imagery on a vaulted ceiling, metaphorically it is a window into one’s self. The music and video were produced by the Cummings twins and the gongs were performed live.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.

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The Cummings Twins - 3D Printer Workshop- London Design Festival

Fri, 20 Sep - Fri, 20 Sep 2pm
Artist's Studio Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
As a part of their sculptural practice the Cummings Twins use 3d printers to make the parts that are normally difficult and time consuming to make by hand. In the 3D Printer Workshop we will demonstrate a step by step process on how a CAD file ends up as a 3D printed object. The Twins work within the theme of magic, so you will be designing a personalised zodiac talisman with your own initials for you to take away. 

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.
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The Cummings Twins - Gong Meditation - London Design Festival

Sat, 21 Sep - Sat, 21 Sep 6pm
White Box Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
Relax, Meditate & Rejuvenate.
Come to an evening of a wonderful sound journey where you travel through your own inner landscape. A performance that puts you into a deep meditational state that will enable you to totally relax, de-stress and heal mentally & physically. Mark & Paul Cummings are Gong performers who work together to bring you a sonorous experience. The virtue of two people playing the gongs allows for a binaural experience, that extends ones consciousness much further. Our audience have described their experiences’ as: Mystical, Cosmic, Ethereal, Unworldly, Dreamlike, Ancestral, Healing, Time traveling & Profound. They also offer a practice where one can promote self-healing through meditation. There is also a small short discussion on the mystery schools and with a focus on the seven principles of hermetic wisdom.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.

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3D Paper Craft Technology Work Shop - London Design Festival

Sat, 21 Sep - Sat, 21 Sep 2pm
Artist's Studio, Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
The Cummings Twins studio practice involves using digital technology that results in sculptural forms that have been created using machines. We welcome you to learn in our workshop how to use a plotter cutter. You will be creating platonic solids such as an icosahedron that you will assemble into a 3D shape. You will be shown a step by step process on how these are constructed by this method you will learn how The Cummings Twins create their sculptural animals and other objects. The Cummings Twins studio practice involves using digital technology that results in sculptural forms that have been created using machines. We welcome you to learn in our workshop how to use a plotter cutter. You will be creating platonic solids such as an icosahedron that you will assemble into a 3D shape. You will be shown a step by step process on how these are constructed by this method and you will learn how the Cummings Twins create their sculptural animals and other intriguing objects.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.


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3D Paper Craft Technology Work Shop - London Design Festival

Sun, 22 Sep - Sun, 22 Sep 2pm
ARTIST'S STUDIO, BANKSIDE HOTEL
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
The Cummings Twins studio practice involves using digital technology that results in sculptural forms that have been created using machines. We welcome you to learn in our workshop how to use a plotter cutter. You will be creating platonic solids such as an icosahedron that you will assemble into a 3D shape. You will be shown a step by step process on how these are constructed by this method you will learn how The Cummings Twins create their sculptural animals and other objects. The Cummings Twins studio practice involves using digital technology that results in sculptural forms that have been created using machines. We welcome you to learn in our workshop how to use a plotter cutter. You will be creating platonic solids such as an icosahedron that you will assemble into a 3D shape. You will be shown a step by step process on how these are constructed by this method and you will learn how the Cummings Twins create their sculptural animals and other intriguing objects.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.
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The Cummings Twins - Sound Jam - London Design Festival

Sun, 22 Sep - Sun, 22 Sep 6pm
Artist's Studio, Bankside Hotel
Upper Ground, Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
The Cummings Twins would like to invite you to an open sound jam. The performance will be an improvised experimental piece where the listener will be taken on a cosmic journey. Surrounded by an ever-changing auditory landscape of immersive vistas. The audience enter into a deeply visual dreamlike state, that is often experienced in the Cummings Twins meditational practice. The performance will include live instruments and electronic sequencers. The layering of improvised vocals combining the subtlety and the enormous power of large symphonic gongs can only be experienced live. Come to our sound Jam and listen to mystical and beautiful esoteric sounds.

This event is part of Bankside Hotel's London Design Festival Program 14-22 September 2019. Bankside, in collaboration with Contemporary Collective will host 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, featuring art talks, workshops, digital installations and performances, including their infamous Gong Performance – a music piece relating to Hermeticism and the healing arts.

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