8 JUNE - 1 JULY 2018
This year's festival is sure to make you feel good with a programme of playfulness and participation...
MERGE Bankside is a festival curated by Illuminate Productions, created in collaboration with Better Bankside. It is supported by Tate Modern and Southwark Council.
Requiem for Crossbones, on the site of an unconsecrated post-medieval burial ground, is an evocative site-specific sound installation created and composed by British artist Emily Peasgood specially for MERGE Bankside. The piece senses movement and responds to its audience, triggering a soundscape which acts as in interpretation of the lives once lived and laid to rest at the site.
A series of outdoor performances and visual installations injecting humour, energy and happiness into your commute.
Brighten up your day! Journey through a series of installations including a midnight rainbow, a flash of love, a visceral sound and light installation, and theatrical experiences.
Our Bankside venues are celebrating this year’s theme of playfulness and participation with a variety of events. What’s more, to put a smile on your face at the start of the week, many of our bars and restaurants will be offering acts of kindness every Monday during the festival (11, 18 and 25 June).
Hard day? Laugh away your troubles in these newly developed theatrical and interactive workshops. Laughter has been used as a therapeutic tool for many years; a contagious and universal emotion that brings people together and breaks down barriers.
This will be your most important business lunch! Let your hair down, throw caution to the wind, and unleash your rhythm within. Dance your lunchtime away - in the safety of The Feel Good Institute! Just one hour of dancing will leave you feeling good for the rest of the day. Lunch Beat is all about playfulness, participation and community.