Fashion and Textile Museum:
Little Black Dress –
19 June 2008 - 25 August 2008
The Fashion and Textile Museum
celebrates an icon of modern dressing –
the Little Black Dress.This exciting exhibition
traces the advent of this wardrobe staple,
from its inception in the 1920s to today’s
Unicorn Theatre – TheWhale’s Tooth
2-20 July 2008
Designed for people with severe, profound
and multiple learning difficulties or complex
physical or medical needs – TheWhale’s
Tooth uses interactive, sensory theatre to
engage the audience about relationships,
journeys, loss and reconciliation. For ages 11+.
Design Museum – TimWalker Pictures
9 May 2008 - 7 September 2008
and Kids Summer Events
In addition to an exhibition of fashion
photographer TimWalker’s evocative
images, the Design Museum will be running
a whole programme of children’s activities
and workshops throughout the holidays.
Pavillion at Potter’s Fields Park –
5 July 2008 - 28 August 2008
British artist,Toby Paterson’s Powder Blue
Orthogonal Pavilion, will be situated in Potters
Fields Park over the summer. A programme
of events has been devised, including artist
talks, dance performances, guided walks and
workshops for young people.
Winston Churchill’s Britain atWar
Experience – throughout Summer
Our much-loved local museum on Tooley
Street gives kids the opportunity to learn
all about what it was like in wartime London.
A special programme of activities is run
every school holiday.
HMTower of London: Fortress
26 July 2008 - 31 August 2008
Ever fancied besieging the Tower of London?
As you approach the Tower you’ll see full
size replica siege engines in the moat.
Come and help the costumed interpreters
fire these weapons daily from 26 July 2008 -
31 August 2008!
Tower Bridge Exhibition:
What theVictorians Did for Us –
14 June 2008 - 7 September 2008
A special exhibition in tribute to the
Victorian Age complete with observational
quiz, animated tours and hands-on Victorian
fun and games.
More London Free Festival –
Music and Theatre
The Free Festival continues at The Scoop.
See live bands at 12.30pm and 6.30pm
everyWednesday,Thursday and Friday
between 2 July 2008 - 25 July 2008. In
August, you can catch the Steam Industry’s
productions of BloodWedding or Petit
Rouge,Wednesday to Sunday at 6pm or
8pm, 31 July 2008 - 7 September 2008.
Carnaval del Pueblo –
3 August 2008
The UK’s biggest and best-loved free Latin
fiesta celebrates music, dance and culture
from 19 Latin American countries. Now
in its tenth year, its colourful parade starts
next to City Hall in Potters Fields Park and
ends in Burgess Park.
Summer Holidays Planner 2008
The summer holidays are looming, so where are you going to take the little darlings this year?
Aside from a number of excellent permanent attractions in the area, including the London
Bridge Experience, the London Dungeon, HMS Belfast and the Golden Hinde, there are a
wide range of special activities and events occurring to give you plenty of choice.
For a full rundown, visitwww.discoverlondonbridge.com
All Aboard for a Summer Party
Summer parties – what comes to mind? Maybe the river, boat parties, soothing music,
lazy evenings and a glass of something cool and refreshing? If that’s the case, then make
sure you put 31 July 2008 in your diary, as people working within the London Bridge
BID area are invited along to our summer bash to share a drink and enjoy the company
of your business neighbours.
Of course, when we say boat we don’t mean any old boat. HMS Belfast to be precise.
So keep the evening free and come aboard to soak up this unique setting as the sun
The finer details, and how to register for the event, will be announced shortly
If you fancy rediscovering the area, a
free audio tour can guide you around
sights including Southwark Cathedral,
HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge.The
London Bridge AudioTour, which lasts
approximately 90 minutes, has been
produced by Tourist Tracks and the
London Bridge Business Improvement
District Company (LBBC).
Starting on London Bridge and finishing
on Tower Hill, the tour also covers lesser
known attractions such as the Old
Operating Theatre, Shunt Lounge and
Southwark Playhouse.The 20mb tour
is easy to download for use on an MP3
player; it is accompanied by a map with
starting locations of each of the 19 stages.