Time To Be Late: ON THE LINE - United we stand
Oct
7
4:00 am04:00

Time To Be Late: ON THE LINE - United we stand

Join us for boogie, bingo and banter. This theatre piece, part of ‘Time To Be Late’ in partnership with Southwark Council, will celebrate a shared strength and dignity in unity. Stand up against the injustice that threatens to destroy our homes, history and identity all while dancing the night away. ON THE LINE draws parallels between Thatcher’s “Divide and Rule” tactics and today’s political agenda, opening up a moment in recent history and making it more immediate today. A 60 minute play followed by 80s disco.

Time To Be Late
Oct
6
Oct 7

Time To Be Late

'Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.' Lewis Carroll. Experience an out of the ordinary journey to and from work, and let us inject some energy and humour to your commute. Immersive pop-up art, music and theatre will take place at various points along Blackfriars Road, drawing upon infamous characters from the area and the rich history of Southwark. We’ll bring a smile to.

Sightings! Blackfriars
Sep
30
Oct 1

Sightings! Blackfriars

There’ll be a big surprise in store for people on Blackfriars Road on 30 September and 1 October to celebrate the centenary of the shooting down of a Zeppelin airship over Blackfriars Bridge. London-based outdoor arts company Bureau of Silly Ideas has a plan up its sleeve to commemorate this in a unique way.

Voice of God
Sep
29
Oct 2

Voice of God

Experience Bompas & Parr’s supernatural voice installation at Hilton London Bankside’s swimming pool. ‘Voice of God’ is a world first; the only time that infrasound has been creatively used to give people a spectral visitation.

The creative duo have worked with acoustic scientists to design and build this sound-based installation that appears to connect you with the supernatural. The physical installation poses questions about consciousness, our perception of the physical world and our understanding of the supernatural.

Demonstration Gone Wrong
Sep
24
Oct 1

Demonstration Gone Wrong

Keeping up appearances during a live food demonstration at Borough Market, whilst trying to save the dish of the day, will escalate into a ludicrous display of antics in this interactive physical slapstick comedy.

Resonance FM
Sep
20
11:00 am11:00

Resonance FM

MERGE will be collaborating with Resonance FM for a show which will include live music, an interview with Sam Bompas from Bompas & Parr, and interviews with the directors of Time To be Late and Demonstrations Gone Wrong – all part of this year’s MERGE.

Microcosms
Sep
19
Nov 25

Microcosms

Artist Effie Paleologou has turned London’s streets and pavements into her laboratory, recording specimens of discarded chewing gum with the eye of a forensic detective. Based on the hypothesis that saliva is a DNA carrier she has approached each piece of gum evidence as a unique mark of identity.