News: A 100 Strong Choir is Singing ‘Imagine’ at London Bridge Station Right Now
Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace is being screened to the dulcet tones of John Lennon
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London Bridge proper is not a surprising cultural destination, but soon the station will join it’s ranks with a £100m spend by 2025…
To mark this culture strategy for London Bridge, backed by the Imperial War Museum, Tower Bridge, Greater London Authority and Southwark Council, 100 singers took the the station and right now at 10:40am. The choir is singing alongside the screening of Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace on the station’s electric billboards. The project aims to thread culture throughout London and make London Bridge Station a destination in and of itself as opposed to a stop along the way.
A 100 Strong Choir Are Singing ‘Imagine’ at London Bridge Station Right Now
‘Art, music and words are a powerful combination that help us come together and IMAGINE PEACE at home and all over the world. I’m very pleased to be contributing the placement of art and culture into the heart of London Bridge. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream you dream together is reality. Imagine all the people living life in peace.’ Yoko Ono
The London Bridge Culture Strategy is expected to increase visitors to the area to 15m by 2025. The station will house a community of businesses ranging from multi-national companies, to art galleries, which is estimated to boost the London economy by £100m in 2025.
‘The London Bridge Culture Strategy sets out a powerful vision for a Business improvement District to nurture and co-create ambitious and diverse cultural programming. We invite the cultural sector to discover and animate London Bridge’s array of ‘stages’ from iconic vistas of the city, green spaces to bridges, side streets and stations in unexpected ways through performances, installations and events.’ – Sherry Dobbin, cultural strategist for Team London Bridge
Visitors will be able to experience the new cultural hub with the launch of the Science Gallery London and return of the Southwark Playhouse.
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