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The Regeneration and Community Partnerships department at Tate Modern is pleased to be able to support and foster local partnerships that help celebrate the character and richness of the Bankside area and that bring together the residential and business community through the exploration and enjoyment of a cross art platform festival. Tate Modern is London's biggest art gallery housing the UK's collection of modern and contemporary art. The collections in Tate Modern consist of works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 until today.




Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. 'Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.'




Laing O’Rourke is an internationally-focused engineering enterprise with a heritage spanning over 150 years. Committed to a sustainable future, Laing O’Rourke is re-thinking the way the built environment is designed, delivered and operates - collaborating with world-leading industry and academic partners, bringing innovative new solutions, ensuring the most efficient long-term engineering solutions.

Dedicated to delivering value for the communities in which we work, we are proud to offer our support to the arts in Southwark by helping to make reality 2014 Merge Festival’s exciting Melting House project.




Network Rail run, maintain and develop Britain’s rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 19 key stations.



Delancey is a specialist real estate investment, development and advisory company with a diverse portfolio of retail, residential, office and corporate assets across London and the UK. These include two significant assets within Southwark; Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, which is being redeveloped to provide a vibrant new town centre for London; and 185 Park Street on the South Bank, which will create a new part of Bankside, providing views of St Paul’s Cathedral and beautiful green spaces for all to enjoy. 



Ibis London Blackfriars is located in Central London next to Southwark and Blackfriars underground stations and is part of the Accor Hotels group.

The hotel offers 297 inviting and modern rooms with comfortable beds, 24/7 reception, free wifi throughout, 24/7 meal and drinks menu and an on-site bar and restaurant. European hotel economic leader, Ibis, offers you the ultimate comfort.

Caring and efficient, ibis ensures the highest level of service of its category. With more than 1000 ibis hotels in 60 countries, whatever the reason for your stay, ibis has the hotel you are looking for.


Allies and Morrison

Allies and Morrison is an architecture and urban planning practice based in London. We operate from our own studios at 85 Southwark Street – the RIBA London Building of the Year 2004.

We have completed projects throughout the UK, and in Ireland, India, Africa and the Middle East, and are currently also working in the Lebanon and in North America.

The work of the practice ranges from architecture, interior design and conservation on the one hand to planning, consultation and research on the other.

37 of our completed projects have won an RIBA Award and we have twice been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize – for the revitalisation of the Royal Festival Hall in 2008 and for New Court Rothschilds Bank in collaboration with OMA in 2012.

Allies and Morrison were also awarded the 2015 AJ120 Practice of the Year.



Cactus is a research and development company in Hong Kong and the manufacturer of Cactus wireless flash triggers and flashes. Our strengths include advanced wireless technology and cross-brand compatibility. In 2014, we released the World's First wireless flash transceiver, Cactus V6, that can simultaneously remote control power of Canon, Nikon Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax flashes on ANY CAMERA. Cactus V6 is the winner of Japan’s Digital Camera Grand Prix (DGP) Gold Award 2015.  We listen to photographers’ need and strive to create products that are innovative, of outstanding quality, yet affordable to everyone. 



Using the latest technology and a keen eye for creative solutions, ER Productions can confidently thrill audiences of all ages. From single night product launches to the largest of world tours ER Productions thrive on the challenges brought to them by their clients and are proud to always deliver beyond expectation.

Formed to cater the requirements of the Touring Industry ER Productions new era of technology and overwhelming ambition to produce great shows is now a fully accessible resource to all areas of show production anywhere in the world.



NeuroSky technologies enable the most insightful and easy-to-understand health and wellness biometrics for mobile solutions, wearable devices, and service providers. The company’s proprietary, market-leading biosensor technologies provide a foundation for analyzing biometric data in a way that’s never before been practical. NeuroSky-enabled solutions deliver unique insights into body and mind health and wellness that can motivate people to make better lifestyle choices.



Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. We employ 12,300 experts and have a strong presence in the Nordics, North America, the UK, Continental Europe, Middle East and India, supplemented by a significant representation in Asia, Australia, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Brogan Group

Brogan Group is an international specialist scaffolding and access contractor. The Group provides an award winning ‘one stop’ service that includes the expert design, supply and erection of scaffolding, master climbers and hoists to major contracts across the UK, Ireland and UAE.