Nursery Theatre
Oct
10
Oct 18

Nursery Theatre

This year MERGE collaborated with The Nursery Theatre Festival. A programme of new theatre, music and improvisation that showcased emerging talent.

Bompas & Parr - Sensed Presence
Oct
1
Oct 19
ART

Bompas & Parr - Sensed Presence

British conceptual artists Bompas and Parr created an installation that fused cutting edge science, art and spirituality. A multimedia séance that played on both the technological and supernatural world at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum.

Resonance 104.4fm and Merge Radio Show
Sep
24
Nov 26

Resonance 104.4fm and Merge Radio Show

MERGE collaborated with Resonance 104.4fm, producing 6 x 1 hour programs featuring artists, musicians and performers from the festival. Artists talked about their work, musicians played live and we explored the history of Southwark and its ghosts.

Caravan Theatre programmed by Robin Steegman
Sep
19
Oct 19

Caravan Theatre programmed by Robin Steegman

  • Caravan Theatre

The Caravan Theatre was programmed by Robin Steegman. Brilliant performances were held in an intimate setting of a 70’s gold Safari caravan, where four audience members at a time could experience a unique 15 minute theatrical experience. 

Ruth Ewan  -  Bread Ahead
Sep
19
Oct 19
ART

Ruth Ewan - Bread Ahead

Artist Ruth Ewan will begin an ongoing research project, considering the past and present political and social significance of bread.

Alex Chinneck - A pound of flesh for 50p (The Melting House)
Sep
19
Nov 23
ART

Alex Chinneck - A pound of flesh for 50p (The Melting House)

  • Alex Chinneck

A Pound of Flesh is a life size building made from wax that will melt to the ground during the festival. This project is part of Bankside transformed and celebrates the history of an old candle making factory which was based in Bankside a couple of centuries ago. Not long to go now!

Peter William Holden - Dance Machines
Sep
18
Oct 12
ART

Peter William Holden - Dance Machines

  • PETER WILLIAM HOLDEN - DANCE MACHINES

Outstanding exhibition brought to MERGE by British visual artist Peter William Holden. It combined art and music with science via robotic engineering.

Candy Chang - Sidewalk Psychiatry
Sep
18
Oct 19
ART

Candy Chang - Sidewalk Psychiatry

  • Candy Chang

As part of Bankside Transformed, Candy Chang posed various psychological questions on the pavements around Bankside with stencils and temporary spray chalk.