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Mon 27

Somerset House Exhibition: 24/7

31 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
Mon 27

Free Lunchtime concerts

6 January @ 1:00 pm - 21 December @ 2:00 pm
Mon 27

King’s College London: The Lost Girl

13 January @ 12:00 pm - 28 February @ 5:00 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.

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.

PropelHer
6 January @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 7 December 2020

PropelHer’s Book Club

Are you an ambitious London woman that enjoys reading or wants to read more in 2020?

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!

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