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Somerset House Exhibition: 24/7

31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
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Trafalgar Square Christmas Market

8 November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5 January 2020 @ 10:00 pm
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Skate at Somerset House

13 November 2019 - 12 January 2020
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Special Offer – Festive Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

22 November 2019 - 1 January 2020
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Christmas at the Museum

30 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
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16 April - 28 April

Reduce Speed Now: Earth Day 2019 at Somerset House

American artist and environmental activist Justin Brice Guariglia presents his largest scale installation to date, REDUCE SPEED NOW!

24 April @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Northbank Nature Club: Succulent planters

Come and join this Northbank Nature Club event. Relax and unwind, whilst honing your gardening skills. Make beautiful jelly fish from Tillsandia (Air Plants) and shells and learn how to care for your plant too.

26 April @ 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Community Safety: Crisis Communications Table Top

As part of our commitment to building a community-wide response to serious incidents on 26th April the Northbank will be trialling a new Crisis Communications system.

29 April @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

International Dance Day: OLCA Presents Ghanaian Dance

Love dance? Love culture? Come and help us celebrate International Dance Day with Ohemaa Love Cultural Academy (OLCA) as they deliver a traditional Ghanaian dance.

14 May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Community Safety: Women’s Night Safety Panel

As part of the Mayor’s commitment to the UN Safe Cities Initiative the Northbank has pledged to help tackle violence against women and girls in the night economy.

23 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Community Safety: ACT Awareness

Supporting the Government’s ‘Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign, ACT Awareness has been produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

29 May @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Northbank Nature Club: In Bloom Window Displays

Come and join this Northbank Nature Club event. Relax and unwind, whilst honing your gardening skills. Plant some summer colour and scent for a window display with Moon Flowers, scented Geranium and Moroccan Daisy.

5 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop

Did you know it's almost impossible to recycle cling film or sandwich bags? Why not try reusable versions to do your bit for the planet? Learn to make your own wrap/bags with beeswax, as a simple and easy alternative.

13 June @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Exercise is Medicine – Movement & Mental Health

Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, whilst increasing self-esteem and overall wellbeing. Join Chris Pinner, Personal Trainer & Founder of Innerfit, for this Northbank BID event and start on a personal wellbeing revolution.

26 June @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Northbank Nature Club: Succulent planters

Come and join this Northbank Nature Club event. Relax and unwind, whilst honing your gardening skills. Using glass fishbowl style vases for the planter and layers of pebbles, sand and soil to create a desert theme, learn how to create a succulent planter and propagate these at home. This is very easy to do once you know how and quite addictive!

24 July @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Viva Las Vegan Cooking Workshop

Enjoy vegan food or want to learn more about a plant based diet? Join Rejuvenate UK at the Strand Palace Hotel as they deliver a vegan cooking masterclass. Sign up for VIVA! LAS VEGAN and learn about vegan nutrition and how you can start a journey of wellbeing and transformation via healthy food.

31 July @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop: Cleaning Products

Are you conscious about what’s in your cleaning products and how it may affect your health and the environment? Why don’t you join the Sunny Jar Team and learn how to make your own natural cleaning products, reduce the use of toxic chemicals and live low waste!

21 August @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop: Clothes mending

Did you know that the fast fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world? Would you like to be able to extend the life of your clothes by learning how to repair them? Learn valuable mending and basic sewing skills that you need to fix your clothes, save money and be kind to the planet.

2 September @ 10:00 am - 20 September @ 5:00 pm

King’s Culture: Viewing the Invisible

A thought provoking new exhibition is now open to everyone for free. Viewing the Invisible is an exciting collaboration between Kings College London and London Fine Art Studios with the support of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Bringing together scientists and artists to explore how similar their working methods really are.

With videos, photographs, paintings and text Viewing the Invisible explores how scientists and artists can support one another in disseminating research and enriching creativity.

18 September @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop: Beauty Products

Another great workshop to help reduce the amount of waste you create during your everyday life. Organised by the Northbank Business Improvement District, this FREE beauty workshop is a great way to be kind to the planet, your skin, and your wallet.

18 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hungarian Cultural Centre: Jazz Soirée with Klára Hajdu & Milán Szakonyi

A unique exciting evening of music (followed by drinks as well!) A star duo of the Hungarian jazz scene is coming to London to charm audiences at an atmospheric Jazz Soirée. This free event hosted by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London will be a great insight into the world of Hungarian Jazz.

19 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

LSE Event: Understand Today, Shape Tomorrow

Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science and as part of the launch of LSE 2030, this event promises insightful discussion as well as amazing guests. Welcoming alumni Ruth Porat, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alphabet and Google, and journalist and television presenter Martin Lewis OBE; LSE Director, Minouche Shafik will be in conversation with both guests about the role LSE can play in shaping the world during these turbulent times of economic uncertainty and social transformations. Discussing also, how LSE has helped them through both their hugely successful career paths.

25 September @ 11:00 am - 19 October @ 5:30 pm

Veronica von Degenfeld- Art Exhibition

Bringing joy and colour to the Northbank, St Mary Le Strand will be exhibiting the work of the artist Veronica von Degenfeld. This FREE exhibition within the church is a brilliant chance to see and reflect upon some amazing work.

1 October @ 10:00 am - 22 November @ 5:00 pm

Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery

An incredibly eye opening and important exhibition from Kings College London. Estimated to affect 40 million people worldwide, London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma brings to light the global issue of human trafficking and modern slavery in this free art exhibition.

2 October @ 11:00 am - 13 October @ 8:00 pm

BFI London Film Festival: Northbank Pop-Up Film Experience

Launching especially for London Film Festival, a new immersive film experience is set to entice visitors to The Northbank area. This free pop-up installation on Villiers Street, just moments away from the Embankment Garden Cinema, will be open throughout the festival showing BFI archive film of The Northbank area, including the riverside, Trafalgar Square and Victoria Embankment Gardens. The pop-up also features the fabulous performer Jonny Woo and a stunning audio of his poem, 'I Know Your Name'.

3 October @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hungarian Cultural Centre: Experimental Jazz Soirée with Dániel Váczi Trio

Another fascinating evening of jazz brought to you by the Hungarian Cultural Society. Come along, as modern jazz meets Hungarian innovation in Dániel Váczi Trio's London concert, featuring a unique instrument invented by Váczi. All music lovers are welcome to this free event, which is set to be a unique and memorable evening.

10 October @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

World Mental Health Day – Good Mood Food

Want to know how what you eat influences how you feel? 60% of your brain is fat and more and more research is showing just how important what we eat is for our mood and mental health. Join us for this lunchtime talk with Innerfit Nutritional Therpaist Kristy Coleman. Learn about what factors influence digestion and what foods to include/remove to support mood.

17 October @ 12:15 am - 1:15 pm

Heath Hacks for a Busy Schedule

How could you wrap more healthy habits into your lifestyle? 75% of people skip meals and avoid the gym because they are “too busy”. It doesn't have to be this way! Join us for this lunchtime talk with Innerfit founder & Personal Trainer Chris Pinner. Learn 10 health hacks to boost your wellbeing, however busy you schedule may be

23 October @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WCC Celebrates Black History Month: Final Showcase Celebration

Celebrate the diversity of Westminster’s community with performances from local poets, singers, dancers, drummers and comedians. The showcase is an opportunity to learn more about African, Caribbean and Asian history in the UK. A wide range of food will be provided.

24 October @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Black History Month: Africa in the Courtyard

On Thursday 24th October, 12pm-5pm, Northbank Business Improvement District will deliver a ‘Pop-Up Africa’ event, part of the Black History Month celebrations.

Africa in the Courtyard will be held in The Courtyard at St. Martin in-the-Fields and will offer local residents, businesses and employees the chance to experience (and purchase a bit of) Africa without leaving the capital.

30 October @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop: Low Waste Food

Have you tried to reduce the amount of plastic in your life? Want to learn some tips and tricks to reduce the waste in your bin?

For this low waste food special, we will share tips on how to grocery shop the Low Waste way. We will also demonstrate how to prepare quick and simple low waste snacks that reduce plastic waste and that are also good for you. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste and sample the food we prepare together.

6 November @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Health Hacks for a Busy Schedule – II

Want to know how you can wrap more healthy habits into your lifestyle? As we celebrate National Stress Awareness Week, join us for part two of our lunchtime talk with Innerfit founder & Personal Trainer Chris Pinner.

12 November

Covent Garden: Christmas Lights Switch On

Wanting to get in the Christmas Spirit? Covent Garden's spectacular lights switch on is taking place on the 12th November. The official illuminating ceremony takes place in the Piazza that evening, with over 115,000 lights powering up in Covent Garden and the surrounding streets. The towering Christmas tree alone has 30,000 lights, and forms the centrepiece of the ceremony. A special VIP host is yet to be announced, but keep on the look out for updates soon.

13 November @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it is also unfortunately a time of excess waste: decorations, packaging, gift wrap, food… But it doesn’t have to be!

Are you interested in reducing your waste and use of plastics? We can help you craft a unique and sustainable Christmas. We will show you how to make stunning ornaments by upcycling paper waste and give you easy tips and tricks to get ready for a Christmas that you and your loved ones won’t forget.

An inspiring session to learn more about low waste living, get crafty and set the mood for the upcoming festive season.

25 November @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr Bike pop-up event

At Dr Bike sessions experienced cyclists and mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tire pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more. By the end, your bike will feel loved and cared for.

27 November @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Northbank Nature Club: Jar and Fern Terrarium Workshop

Join Jar and Fern to make your own miniature self-watering garden in a glass jar. Learn the history of Terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with.

28 November

Christopher’s: Thanksgiving All Day Extravaganza

Kicking off the festive season, Christopher's welcome the return of their favourite & busiest annual holiday, Thanksgiving. On Thursday 28th November, celebrations will be in full swing throughout the day and well into the night, where you can join us for lunch, dinner or themed cocktails in the Martini Bar.

2 December

Northbank Christmas Lights Switch On

Ready to get in the festive spirit? On the 2nd of December our Christmas illuminations on the Strand and Villiers Street light up the Northbank.  

2 December @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

All About Paper: Notebook Making Workshop

Welcome to our notebook making workshop. Learn about the history of the Northbank and also learn how to make your own notebook.

Inspired by their fascinating collections, Westminster Archives Centre will deliver this workshop to help increase awareness of the history of paper and teach participants how to make their own notebook.

2 December @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Advent Concert | Classical Music Rising Stars: Hungarian Cultural Centre

irtuosos, the world's first classical music talent show, has grown into a movement in the last five years, supported by international superstars such as Andrea Bocelli, Plácido Domingo and pianist Lang Lang. The young Hungarian talents discovered by Virtuosos have already begun to shape the future of classical music in Europe and beyond.

This Advent Concert will feature solo and chamber orchestra performances by 7 of Virtuosos' most prominent talents, including Mariam and Amira Abouzahra (11 and 13 years old, violin), Dániel Ali Lugosi (20, clarinet), Zoltán Bácsy-Schwartz (18, violin), Ninh Duc Hoang Long (26, tenor), Krisztián Zoltán Kocsis (20, piano) accompanied by renowned pianist and mother of the Abouzahra-sisters, Nóra Emődy.

4 December @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop: Sustainable Christmas – Part 2

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but it is also unfortunately a time of excess waste: decorations, packaging, gift wrap, food… But it doesn’t have to be!

Are you interested in reducing your waste and use of plastics? We can help you craft a unique and sustainable Christmas with an inspiring session to learn more about low waste living, get crafty and set the mood for the upcoming festive season.

5 December @ 6:00 pm

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Trafalgar Square

Don’t miss the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on 5 December 2019 at 6pm. The 25-metre high tree is a gift from the people of Norway to London, in thanks for Britain’s support in World War II. This historic tradition has happened every year since 1947 and signals the countdown to Christmas in London.

6 December @ 11:00 pm - 7 December @ 8:00 am

Skate & Exhibition All-Nighter

Calling all night owls, shift-workers and insomniacs – come and experience London’s most beautiful ice rink and exhibition 24/7 in the depths of the night.

7 December @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Great Christmas Pudding Race

One of the most exciting events of the Christmas season, this charity fun run takes place in London’s iconic Covent Garden helping to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

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