Special Events

On certain dates The Bridge becomes a playground for an eclectic series of one-off events and captivating new programmes.

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The Bridge will play host to a diverse programme of one-off events and new series, which will include intimate gigs with world class musicians and singer-songwriters; the live recording of a new podcast; conversations and stories on food, fashion, politics, science; or something we haven’t thought of yet.

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Featured Event

Kansas Smitty's House Band

9 December 2018 7:30pm

From the moment they played their first note five years ago, the Kansas Smitty’s House Band has set out to reinvent how audiences experience jazz. The House Band is a tight-knit outfit that make jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity and joy.

The eight-piece group were brought together from diverse backgrounds by American woodwind player, Giacomo Smith. Grounded in a shared love for the whole jazz tradition, the group is perpetually inventing new music with the aim that no two shows ever be the same, premiering new music at each show.

2018 has been a landmark year so far. The House Band was recently nominated for Best UK Jazz Act by Jazz FM and has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.

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Upcoming Events

St. JOHN presents

Autumnal Wine Dinner

6 October 2018 - 7:00pm

This dinner is a celebration of the season, an exaltation of nature’s bounty from the earth, sea and sky! Served family-style on long tables, as all the best family festivities should be, each delicious course will be paired with a complimenting wine. The rich and classic Macon Villages with those silvery sprats and nose-tingling horseradish, followed by a comparison of two wines as you enjoy the deep-hued Pigeon and Beetroot: the favourite Bourgone Rouge next to the just-released Cinsault, fascinating side-by-side!

St. JOHN co-founders Trevor Gulliver and Fergus Henderson will be your hosts for the night, as Trevor tells you a little about what’s in your glass and Fergus, along with Bridge head chef Valter Bianci, puts the delights on your plate. Starting with Fergus’ favourite aperitif Lillet and ending with that warming tipple, with fantastic wines and company in between, raise your glasses with old friends and those new friends at your table. This will be an evening to remember.

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St. JOHN presents

Languedoc Wine Tasting

2 October 2018 - 7:00pm

The Languedoc is home to St. JOHN’s own winery, Boulevard Napoleon, and holds a very special place in the hearts of co-founders Trevor Gulliver and Fergus Henderson. Trevor will be talking you through five of their favourite wines – wines that you will have come across on your visits to The Bridge – including the debut for the brand new Cinsault 2016 from the beautiful medieval Boulevard Napoleon winery, and magnums of rosé to mark a memorable evening! Discover the importance of the local terroir and how it affects every aspect of the winemaking, and the final glass. Hear more about garrigue, that fragrant and vital local feature.

Trevor will entrance you with wild tales of local Languedoc life and Fergus will, with Bridge head chef Valter, be putting delicious snacks on your plate including St. JOHN classics such at Welsh Rarebit, decadent Crispy Pig’s Skin to complement those wines and Salt Cod to spirit you to the South of France. And of course Fergus will be joining you to raise a glass or two! À votre santé!

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St. JOHN presents

Hepple Gin Tasting and Snacks, with Valentine Warner

9 October 2018 - 7:00pm

Hepple Gin is made in the moorland wilds by Hadrian’s Wall, on the beautiful Hepple Estate.

To start your evening’s gin journey there is that purest and most delicious expression of the spirit at its finest: a Gin Martini “painfully cold and painfully dry”, just as Fergus Henderson likes it! And as a pairing, a companion both in flavour profile and decadence, the Oysters Rockefeller. Then on to an autumnal surprise: a beetroot cocktail with its sweet earthy notes cutting through the rich cured trout: Scotland by way of Scandinavia!

The Army and Navy shows an orgeat almondy richness with your crispy curried treats, and to finish there’s a distillate which moves away from juniper – Hepple’s new Douglas Fir liqueur, evocative and fascinating, with the sweet delight that is the St. JOHN Eccles Cake to send you on your merry way. Valentine himself will talk you thorough the good things in your glasses and on your plates, tell you more about the magical alchemy of botanicals, and weave entrancing tales of the landscape and the moors. A heady joy.

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English PEN and the Times Literary Supplement present:

PEN HG Wells Lecture 2018: Dave Eggers

Sponsored by the Times Literary Supplement

16 December 2018 - 5:30pm

Award-winning writer, editor, publisher and philanthropist Dave Eggers will deliver this year’s PEN HG Wells Lecture.

Eggers is the author of many books and is founder of the independent San Francisco publisher McSweeney’s as well as ScholarMatch, a non-profit organization which makes college possible for students. He is also co-founder of the 826 National network of tutoring centres and The International Congress of Youth Voices, an annual gathering of 100 extraordinary young writers and activists.

The HG Wells Lecture showcases visionary writing and thinking, and is held in honour of the former PEN president, author, and human rights campaigner HG Wells.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from this brilliant author, literacy and human rights advocate, and champion of the printed word.

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EFG London Jazz Festival presents:

Lea DeLaria Live in Concert

Orange is the New Black’s ‘Big Boo’

18 November 2018 - 8:00pm

Lea DeLaria, ‘Big Boo’ on  Orange is the New Black brings her live show to London Bridge Theatre for one night only.

With a velvet-smooth voice contrasting perfectly with razor-sharp wit and sassy stage presence, this will be a spectacular performance.

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Fane Productions presents

Misha Glenny: McMafia

2 December 2018 - 2:30pm

Journalist and author Misha Glenny has spent years courageously investigating the most dangerous and sophisticated organised crime networks around the world. His international bestseller McMafia, now a hit BBC TV series, is known to millions and in this illuminating talk, Glenny will shed further light on the Russian mafia, giant drug cartels, corrupt intelligence agencies and cyber hackers that pose an increasing threat to global security in the 21st century.

There will also be a book signing post event.

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Fane Productions presents

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

4 November - 4 November 2018

Come and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nigella’s first book, as she talks about her life in food and what she’s cooking right now. Charming, witty and entertaining, Nigella will be interviewed by a range of authors, journalists and foodies during her tour, as we get to the heart of what it means to be an award-winning author, TV cook and all-round food enthusiast.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening of fascinating conversation with the champion of home cooking.

Extra matinée show now on sale due to demand click here to access

Nigella will be interviewed by Debora Robertson at the matinée show, and by Dolly Alderton at the evening show.

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Fane Productions presents

Claude-Michel Schönberg in conversation with Edward Seckerson

Featuring John Owen Jones and Eva Noblezada

2 December 2018 - 7:30pm

The composer Claude-Michel Schönberg who with lyricist Alain Boublil created two of the greatest international successes in the history of musical theatre – Les Miserables and Miss Saigon – sits down with writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson to discuss his journey from songwriter/record producer and singer – he had a number one hit in France with his song Le Premiere Pas – to the stages of the West End and Broadway.

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Serious Presents

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

11 November 2018 - 7:30pm

Their now classic album, The Trinity Session celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. On its release in 1988, it was like a whisper that cut through the noise and Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective, selling more than a million copies. For over 30 years, Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique vision, creating a critically acclaimed body of work, and beautiful stage shows, that have endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty.

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EFG London Jazz Festival presents

Talvin Singh

Supported by BBC Introducing artists Fran & Flora

25 November 2018 - 7:30pm

Talvin Singh has been hugely influential in introducing classical tabla into the world of contemporary music. His debut album as a composer and producer, OK, received huge critical acclaim and won the 1999 Mercury Music Prize and the South Bank Prize for Popular Music.

Singh has a history of collaboration with a diverse range of musicians including Björk, Sun Ra, Terry Riley and Yoko Ono. For this brand new project, he brings together prodigious beat boxer Jason Singh with Shriram Sampath on flute and Francesca Ter Berg on cello.

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Fane Productions Presents

Dolly Alderton: Everything I Know About Love LIVE

28 October - 28 October 2018

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown-up, award-winning journalist, former Sunday Times dating columnist and host of iTunes #1 podcasts, Love Stories and The High-Low, Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all.

Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humour, Dolly Alderton’s bestselling début book, Everything I Know About Love, weaves together personal stories and satirical observations that resonate with women of every age.

Interviewed live on stage by best friend and long-time collaborator, Lauren Bensted, expect wildly funny, and sometimes heart-breaking, stories about growing up, growing older and navigating all kinds of love along the way. With a reading from the author herself, and your chance to ask Dolly your own searching questions, this is a night not to be missed.

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Serious presents

Kansas Smitty's House Band

9 December 2018 - 7:30pm

From the moment they played their first note five years ago, the Kansas Smitty’s House Band has set out to reinvent how audiences experience jazz. The House Band is a tight-knit outfit that make jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity and joy.

The eight-piece group were brought together from diverse backgrounds by American woodwind player, Giacomo Smith. Grounded in a shared love for the whole jazz tradition, the group is perpetually inventing new music with the aim that no two shows ever be the same, premiering new music at each show.

2018 has been a landmark year so far. The House Band was recently nominated for Best UK Jazz Act by Jazz FM and has appeared at the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.

More Info Book Now