Our South Bank home is never dull, thanks to a whole host of pop-up events and exhibitions that arrive on the banks of the Thames throughout the year. This summer we’re about to welcome lots of new experiences, and the return of some popular pop-ups from 2014 too. Here’s our pick of the best ones to watch out for.
Saturday 6 June 2015 – Monday 31 August 2015
Festival of Love returns to Southbank Centre, and this time it’s here for longer! Head to the South Bank for a summer of love-themed activities, performances, music, exhibitions and free events as hundreds of artists, communities and partners come together to create an unforgettable summer. You can even get married as part of the Big Wedding Weekend!
1 JUNE – 31 October 2015
Queen’s Walk, More London SE1
Step into the summer oasis that is London Riviera, a pop-up bar and kitchen bringing the ridiculousness of Miami and the sophistication of the French Riviera to the South Bank next to Tower Bridge all summer long. The pop-up includes free entertainment, the finest coffee from CRU Kafe; fresh pressed juices, vibrant, delicious food from CERU Restaurant; craft beers, fantastic wines and cocktails.
Thursday 23 July 2015 – Sunday 26 July 2015
Southbank Centre’s biennial Poetry International festival was founded by Ted Hughes in 1967. It returns this year from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 July with talks, readings and innovative live performances. The packed line-up features music, translation, new commissions and free events.
CARSTEN HÖLLER: DECISION
Wed 10 Jun 2015–Sun 6 Sep 2015
Carsten Höller: Decision is the artist’s largest survey show in the UK to date. The exhibition, which sprawls across Hayward Gallery and erupts beyond its roof and walls, explores perception and decision-making. Confronting visitors with a series of choices, it features mirrors, disconcerting doubles and mysterious objects which together create an impression of a world where nothing is quite as it seems.
BETWEEN THE SHEETS: AN INTIMATE CABARET
London Wonderground at Southbank Centre
Thu 18 Jun 2015–Thu 17 Sep 2015
One of our production partner Fullcircle’s entertainers, Miss Polly Rae, will be at the London Wonderground this summer. Celebrating all things ‘in the bedroom’ Between The Sheets is a visually stunning, hilarious and risqué romp, bursting with a dynamite mix of song, dance, comedy, circus and glorious innuendo. Read more about it here.
THE GARDEN GATE
Mon 17 Aug 2015–Sun 30 Aug 2015
The summer pop-up is back for another year of secret garden inspired fun. OXO2 will bring the outside in, with kitsch garden decor creating the atmosphere of suburbia in the heart of the capital. Customers can chill out in deck chairs whilst enjoying a cocktail or two, or, for the more energetic and competitive, there are ping pong tables and giant Jenga available.
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