Flat Iron Square
Flat Iron Square is next to a piazza of the same name in the heart of Bankside, set within seven railway arches, Grade II listed building Devonshire House and surrounding outdoor areas. It features a cluster of carefully selected food trucks, bars and restaurants, as well as Bankside’s live music venue OMEARA– owned by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons and co-founder of Communion. The outdoor area is a great spot for lunch or after work drinks.
The Memory Band
Since 2002, The Memory Band has been using old maps to navigate new directions in British Folk music, where digital machinery and acoustic instruments combine to make ‘traditional music from the future’. Led by producer and bassist Stephen Cracknell, and with a rolling cast of collaborators, the band mixes field-recordings of natural and industrial sounds with traditional melodies and original compositions. They have released five studio albums to date, most recently ‘A Fair Field’ on the Static Caravan label in 2016. They have also produced music for film and television, and developed aseries of associated live projects, including performances of the score of the classic film ‘The Wicker Man’; the ‘Balearic Folk Orchestra’, run in conjunction with film-director Kieran Evans, which re-interprets classic acid-house tracks; and ‘ChildrenOf The Stones’, a musical journey through the British Library Sound Archive.