Lord Mayor’s Show
The Lord Mayor’s Show winds through 804 years of turbulent London history, from its origins as a way for King John to keep London in line (didn’t work) through centuries of mediæval carnival and imperial spectacle to become the world’s first live outdoor broadcast and its longest-running TV show.
The modern Show is a joyful and diverse civic parade of over 6000 people, with dozens of marching bands, military detachments, carriages, dance troupes, giant contraptions and ceremonial displays. Every year is different and surprising, combining London’s ancient pomp, rowdy patchwork heritage and modern dynamism to create a spectacle unlike anything else in the world.
The Show will offer two family Show Zones, at Paternoster Square and the new Bloomberg building. They will include fairground rides, giant games, street food stalls, craft workshops and a full size entertainment stage. The programme runs all day, fits neatly around the procession and provides a perfect base for a day out with the family.
23 October 2019
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 2019
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
If you're conscious about how much waste you are producing in your day to day life and want to find easy ways to help our environment, this Low Waste Living Workshop is great place to start. Northbank BID will be hosing another Sunny Jar Eco-Hub low waste living workshop, so it's definitely one to put into your diaries. More information will be available soon.
31 October 2019
An essential exhibition for today, exploring the non-stop nature of modern life.