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MERGE FESTIVAL 2013


MERGE Festival is an annual festival to encourage and promote a set of exhibitions, performances, events and happenings which draw on the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Bankside.

September 19th - October 20th 2013  

The best things to do in London, celebrate Bankside during Merge Festival  - The Telegraph 

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MERGE FESTIVAL 2013


MERGE Festival is an annual festival to encourage and promote a set of exhibitions, performances, events and happenings which draw on the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Bankside.

September 19th - October 20th 2013  

The best things to do in London, celebrate Bankside during Merge Festival  - The Telegraph 

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ART, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE


The best things to do in London, celebrate Bankside during Merge Festival - The Telegraph

An immersive art project - Time Out

The coolest arts festival on the calendar - Red Bull

Merge art festival set to ignite Bankside this autumn - Art Lyst

This annual arts festival takes over Bankside, highlighting the area's heritage, architecture and culture - Time Out

Now in its second year, Merge Festival breathes life into London's Bankside -  The Telegragh

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ART, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE


The best things to do in London, celebrate Bankside during Merge Festival - The Telegraph

An immersive art project - Time Out

The coolest arts festival on the calendar - Red Bull

Merge art festival set to ignite Bankside this autumn - Art Lyst

This annual arts festival takes over Bankside, highlighting the area's heritage, architecture and culture - Time Out

Now in its second year, Merge Festival breathes life into London's Bankside -  The Telegragh

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MINER ON THE MOON


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MERGE FESTIVAL YEAR ROUND COMMISSION UNVEILED

MINER ON THE MOON
by ALEX CHINNECK

Location: 23 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8NY

As the Grand Finale to MERGE Festival 2013, Alex Chinneck has created a large scale site-specific work for a disused building on Blackfriars Road. The façade has been turned upside down in a celebration of the history and life of a building that is due for demolition.

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LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE FESTIVAL


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HOUSE OF PAIN:  ZENITH HOUSE, 135 BOROUGH HIGH STREET, SE1 

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BEFORE I DIE POPS UP NEXT TO THE HOUSE OF PAIN 

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Oscillatorial Binage at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum.

SEE MORE DETAILS IN OSCILLATORIAL BINAGE

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MERGE FESTIVAL EVENTS 2013


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ART

LIVE CALENDAR 2013

19th September - 30th November

During the festival various artists were commissioned to transform disused hoardings and derelict buildings throughout Bankside with original artworks. COMING SOON IN NOVEMBER! Alex Chinneck's 'Miner on the Moon'

JAMES CAPPER

10th – 13th October (Wednesday – Sunday) - Also 16th to 20th October

Merging art and science, award winning artist Capper created new sculptures with a Victorian, water powered Hydraulic Testing Machine.

THE CRUCIBLE – WHERE SCIENTISTS MEET ARTISTS

Date: 16th October, 18.30 – 20.30

A unique opportunity where people from the art and science worlds came to network and share ideas.


MUSIC & PERFORMANCE

LIVE CALENDAR 2013

Saturdays 2.30pm to 3.30pm 7th September - 12th October

MERGE collaborated with Resonance 104.4 FM to produce 6 x 1 hour radio programmes featuring artists, musicians and performers from the festival.

MUSICAL HAPPENINGS

Various Dates 

A series of secret musical happenings by high-profile bands, in unexpected places and hidden historical spaces around Bankside. Watch this space! 

RESONANCE 104.4FM PRESENTS OSCILLATORIAL BINNAGE

Thursday 26th September, performances at 19.00 and 21.30

Four sound artists which included Dan Wilson and Chris Weaver, performed a site specific sound piece that brought The Kirkaldy’s Testing Museum to life.  

BLACKOUT

29th September 19.30 – 23.00

Blackout is an ongoing series of arts, technology, science and music crossover experiences designed to create a universal platform for discovery. 

STILLPOINT THEATRE - THE DEPARTMENT OF UNRELIABLE MEMOIRS

9th, 10th and 11th October, 12.30 - 14.30 and 16.30 - 18.30 

The Department of Unreliable Memoirs took place in a tiny office in a government department aka the infamous gold caravan, where time and economic rationalism had been forgotten.


MUSIC - RIVERSIDE STAGE


Programmed by Rory Carlile from London Bridge Roots venue The Gladstone Arms. The Riverside Stage transformed the river walkway by the Millennium Bridge with another set of fantastic live music. Promoting original song writing and musical talent. Over 20 bands played for free for two weekends in late September and performed on the amazing 1950s air stream called the Bullet Stage.

LIVE CALENDAR 2013
RIVERSIDE STAGE - 21st SEPTEMBER

Sat 21st September 12.00 - 6.00PM

RIVERSIDE STAGE - 22nd SEPTEMBER

Sun 22nd September 12.00 - 6.00PM

RIVERSIDE STAGE - 28th SEPTEMBER

 Sat 28th September 12.00 - 6.00PM

RIVERSIDE STAGE - 29th SEPTEMBER

 Sun 29th September 12.00 - 6.00PM