Better Bankside presents...

Partner Programme

16 — 24 Sept 2023

Architecture / Landscape, Graphic Design & Visual Communications, Urban Design

Various venues





Better Bankside, the Business Improvement District for Bankside, presents a series of talks, walks and workshops from leading organisations in the area.

Allies and Morrison Taking place in their studio space, “Five Places in North Lazio” by Andrew Green is an exhibition of photographs taken in five towns across north Lazio, Italy. Exploring a small part of each town, outside the historic centres, the images observe and record the everyday nature of these places. Open 6th to 29th September, Mon to Fri 11am-4pm. The Africa Centre Phillis in London - Join us to celebrate this tale of creativity and resistance with award-winning playwright, Ade Solanke, whose original new play, Phillis in London, dramatises and re-imagines Wheatley’s experience as an African Woman writer abroad in Georgian London, ‘celebrated’ by the elite of the capital of the British empire at the height of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. She'll be joined by Diane Abbott to explore the landscape of African-Georgian London. 20th September, 2023 at 7:00pm Breathe "Invisible Dust" Dryden Goodwin’s ‘Breathe‘ artwork was installed on two sites across Borough Market, to mark Better Bankside’s Clean Air Day celebrations. The two zoetropic sequences, featuring Rosamund Adoo-Kiss-Debrah CBE and the artist’s son, Heath Cole-Goodwin moving through a laboured breath, will be on view to the many thousands of Londoners and visitors who pass by each day. These link to wider installations of the work across Lewisham and London and the UK. Emerging Talent Collective This year, Bankside will also host its Emerging Talent Collective, with students and alumni from London institutions hosting a pop-up exhibition on 23 September at Arch, as well as a programme of events and workshops based around their final projects. Low Line walking tour with TDO A walking tour of three railway arches in Southwark retrofitted by local architecture studio TDO. The practice’s own studio on Great Suffolk Street, a railway arch converted in 2012, has set a precedent for recent developments which have reinvigorated redundant arches along the Low Line. The practice has installed re-purposed Nissen sheds within two arches along the Low Line, with a third arch soon to go on site. The projects have provided self-contained, demountable, reusable enclosures that can move to new arches, reducing future capital outlay, allowing cost savings to be passed on to the communities they serve. The design allows the atmospheric and generous vaulted spaces under the arches to be preserved and fully appreciated, whilst accommodating new uses which serve the local community and supporting local businesses. The projects are presented as case studies in ‘Bringing Railway Arches Back into Use: A Good Practice Guide’ to be published in the autumn, providing a toolkit to other boroughs, towns and cities to reinvigorate redundant railway infrastructure. This tour will commence at TDO’s studio and take in two of the completed arches: Ewer Street, which is now occupied by a business in residence; and Redcross Way, a new flexible performance and exhibition space. Tom Lewith, Founding Director, TDO, will lead the tour with Nicole Gordon, Better Bankside. 20 September, 5 - 6.30pm. Make Your Own MYO are hosting four amazing workshops to unleash your creative side, from terracotta planting and watercolours, through to painted ceramics and lino printing.