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South Westminster BIDs Virtual Event Series

1 May @ 10:00 am - 28 May @ 12:00 pm
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16 April 2019 - 28 April 2019

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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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.

18 September 2019 @ 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.

2 October 2019 @ 11:00 am - 13 October 2019 @ 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'.

10 October 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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

24 October 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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.

31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

Somerset House Exhibition: 24/7

An essential exhibition for today, exploring the non-stop nature of modern life.

6 November 2019 @ 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.

13 November 2019 - 12 January 2020

Skate at Somerset House

One of London’s favourite winter traditions, Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason has something for everybody, with skating lessons, our late-night DJs series Skate Lates, and our first-ever Skate all-nighter on Saturday 07 December.

13 November 2019 @ 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.

22 November 2019 - 1 January 2020

Special Offer – Festive Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

What says Christmas more than a heart-warming festive film? Join us for a Festive Film & Fizz experience during November and December as we screen romantic comedies, fantasies and other much-loved Christmas classics. Each film is shown in our luxurious private cinema and comes – of course – with a sparkling glass of Champagne. A three-course dinner or brunch follows the film, making Film & Fizz the ultimate Christmas treat.

25 November 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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.

30 November 2019 - 5 January 2020

Christmas at the Museum

Santa will be visiting the London Transport Museum throughout December! Visit him in his secret hideaway, full of twinkling lights and comfy seats, or see if you can track him down in one of the heritage vehicles in the Museum for a super Santa selfie.

You can also take part in family activities including crafts and sing-along sessions.

2 December 2019

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 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 13 December 2019 @ 6:00 pm

King’s College London: Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health

The mouth is a mirror of mind and mood. Beyond this, it is a gateway to a remarkable microbiome that shapes many of our sensory experiences, affecting self-esteem and influencing our quality of life.

This exhibition in the Arcade at Bush House is the culmination of the Arts in Dentistry Innovation Programme – an experimental arts-based approach that has brought new perspectives to the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences’ aim to understand disease, enhance health and restore function.

2 December 2019 @ 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.

4 December 2019 @ 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.

7 December 2019 - 5 January 2020

Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread House Making Workshop

Sign up for festive family workshops taking place every day during the exhibition.

The workshop has been designed around the exhibition theme of transport. Get ready to jump aboard the sweet express.

9 December 2019 - 24 December 2019

Carol Singing at Trafalgar Square

From Monday 9 to Tuesday 24 December 2019 (excluding 14 and 22 December), over 40 carol singing groups will gather beneath the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to delight bystanders.

11 December 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Nature Club: Christmas Wreaths

Get in the festive spirit by joining in with Jar and Fern's Christmas wreath making workshop. They will run you through the interesting history of festive wreath making and introduce you to the finest seasonal foliage, freshly sourced from New Covent Garden flower market.

Arab Christmas
7 January @ 7:30 pm

Arab Christmas

Celebrate Arab Christmas on Tuesday 7th January at 7.30pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

14 January @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Challenging Negative Thinking – The Mind Game

Welcome to this year's wellbeing series. Find out how to address your negative thinking and challenge your own thoughts about stressful situations.

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

Northbank Wellbeing Series: The Optimal Wellbeing Formula

Welcome to this year's wellbeing series. Get Inspired and learn tips and tricks for generating positive and sustainable behaviour change!

22 January @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop: Natural Cleaning

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!

30 January @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Northbank BID’s Mental Health Discussion – Understanding Suicide

Join us for a discussion on mental health and understanding some of the processes that underlie suicidal thoughts.

Suicide is the most frequent cause of drowning in the River Thames, accounting for 90% of all deaths. Suicide related incidents account for approximately one half of the Search and Rescue (SAR) missions on the river.

Hear from those involved directly in the field as they present to you their story and answer questions in a Q&A session.

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

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Nutrients vs Calories

Join us as we welcome The Wellbeing People who will deliver a workshop which will debunk several myths surrounding nutrition, simplifying what a healthy diet actually means and will provide you with practical tools to tailor nutrition to your body type and overall health and wellbeing goals.

9 February

London Winter Run

The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is a 10k challenge through the heart of the city

11 February @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Hunger Management

Join us as we once again welcome the Wellbeing People for this workshop. This Workshop will help you to understand the four types of hunger and how they can affect your mood, energy and cravings. You’ll learn how to overcome them to live a longer, leaner, healthier, happier life!

19 February @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Low Waste Living Workshop: Beeswax Wraps

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.

25 February @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Movement Medicine

Find out how to break the modern-day sitting epidemic to move more without a gym membership! Movement is the super-drug your body is craving to detoxify and cultivate natural energy.

27 February @ 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.

3 March @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Wellbring Series: Sleeping your way to success

Join us for another wellbeing workshop, as we welcome back the Wellbeing people. In this workshop learn valuable lessons around understanding the importance of recovery and how that impacts your performance, resilience and even social interactions. Plus learn five practical lifestyle habits everyone can access for superior sleep!

9 March @ 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.

11 March @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Breaking Boundaries in STEAM: Panel Discussion

The Northbank Business Improvement District in collaboration with Westminster Council invites you to attend a panel discussion that will take you on a journey through the unique trajectories of a range of STEAM professionals.

12 March @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Wellbing Series: Building easy exercise routines

Join us and the Wellbeing People for another interactive and engaging wellbeing workshop. In this workshop you will learn the five key elements of fitness – and how to start enjoying exercise! Plus, discover the difference between baseline, a breakthrough and a restorative workout. 

17 March @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Northbank Wellbeing Series: Resilience and Mental Fitness

Join us and the Wellbeing People to discover the impact that your daily habits are having on your health, wellbeing and productivity! This workshop gives hands-on practical tools to help manage stress, enhance resilience, improve mental fitness to achieve your life goals! 

17 March @ 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.

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