Launching in spring for the first time, MERGE festival is back to transform Bankside with an exciting programme of immersive art, music and performance.
Expect new and unique encounters. Ride a converted dodgem through a disused fire station with Drive Dead Slow: Dodgems of Your Mind, a new commission for MERGE 2017 from a collective of visual, sound and light artists. Watch over a classroom of robots as they take different lessons, or have your portrait drawn in another room – this time the robots are observing you. In celebration of Southwark born Charlie Chaplin, watch a special triple bill of short films at Tate Modern or take part in a Slapstick Sports Day at Borough Market, reviving a competition once supported by Chaplin himself.
Reveal your darkest secrets in a confession booth, catch a short theatre show in a caravan, and enjoy pop up performances of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from Opera Holland Park. Throughout the festival venues and bars in Bankside will be hosting live music.
We're also looking for volunteers with a passion for interactive art to help deliver the festival - see more information here.
Check mergefestival.co.uk for the full programme.