FREE ENTRY to 2 of BRITAIN'S NATIONAL TREASURES (Globe Theatre & Tate) 21.04.14.

  • April 21, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Join us on EASTER MONDAY for  a RARE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT TWO OF BRITAINS NATIONAL TREASURES FOR FREE on the same afternoon!! Visit the old SHAKESPEARE GLOBE THEATRE (originally built approx 400 years ago and recreated in the nineties) and constructed, like the original building of timber and contrast that with the concrete, brick, and steel of modernity housing the modern exhibits at the TATE MODERN. 

AT THE GLOBE THEATRE it is 'FREE OPEN DAY to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday!! It promises to be a day packed with  fun activities, performances and special ticket offers.

This year Shakespeare’s Birthday is a great introduction to the Globe and Shakespeare, and provides a rare opportunity to visit the biggest exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare’s London, for free. (Normal adult price £13.50)!!

The event culminates with performances on the stage. We welcome back improvisational geniuses School of Night where “everything is created on the spur of the moment according to ideas and suggestions proffered by the audience.” There will also be scenes from Shakespeare performed and traditional balloon modellers.

The Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art. It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.

The galleries are housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of Battersea Power Station, and built in two stages between 1947 and 1963. The power station closed in 1981. The building was converted by architects Herzog & de Meuron and contractors Carillion,after which it stood at 99m tall.

A large oblong brick building with square chimney stack in centre of front face. It stands on the far side of a river, with a curving white foot bridge on the left.

 

 Currently there are more than 10 FREE Exhibitions and Displays at TATE Modern!







MEETING PLACE and BASE for the AFTERNOON-Is the Refinery Bar & restaurant (address as above), just behind the Tate Modern on Southwark Street. 

Journey Planner

To find your quickest route to the The Refinery & Globe Theatre and Tate Modern, use Transport for London’s Journey Planner.

By Tube

The nearest London Underground stations to Founders Arms/Tate Modern are:

Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx.)

Blackfriars (District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx.) has now been reopened

St Pauls (Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.)

By bus

The following buses stop near The Refinery/Tate Modern:

Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road

Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street

Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

The red spots on the map below show the location of these bus stops.

By train

The nearest mainline train stations to Tate Modern are:

Blackfriars (800 metres approx.)

London Bridge (1,100 metres approx.)

By boat

Tate Boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier.

London river services

By bike

The nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are located on New Globe Street and Southwark Street.

When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign pictured below.

 KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

 

 

and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

 

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  • Paul A.

    Really interesting, worth the short queuing and a lovely group of people.

    1 · April 21

    • Amanda J.

      We had a giggle, as well as a bottle of wine and phil's pringles on the top balcony lol

      April 24

  • Angelo

    Great day, great choice of bar/restaurant. I equally enjoyed visiting the globe and playing table tennis....... Thanks Ken :)

    April 22

  • Milady

    I'm pleased I managed to get down to The Globe towards the end of the afternoon, it was very impressive and understandably crowded.

    As the slogan on the wall said: "Happy Birthday, Shakey!"

    1 · April 21

  • Julia

    An interesting day spent with a friendly group of people

    April 21

  • Devrim

    Sonnet 63 "Against my love shall be as I am now"

    Against my love shall be as I am now,
    With Time's injurious hand crush'd and o'erworn;
    When hours have drain'd his blood and fill'd his brow
    With lines and wrinkles; when his youthful morn
    Hath travelled on to age's steepy night;
    And all those beauties whereof now he's king
    Are vanishing, or vanished out of sight,
    Stealing away the treasure of his spring;
    For such a time do I now fortify
    Against confounding age's cruel knife,
    That he shall never cut from memory
    My sweet love's beauty, though my lover's life:
    His beauty shall in these black lines be seen,
    And they shall live, and he in them still green.

    William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

    2 · April 21

  • Maisie

    Thanks Ken and everyone for another great day. Playing and watching table tennis completed the evening nicely. Great fun :-) See you all Friday.

    2 · April 21

  • John S.

    Really enjoyed the meetup, the Globe was very interesting. Thanks Ken for organising such a great event.

    3 · April 21

  • Giovanni P.

    Excellent!

    3 · April 21

  • Joseph S.

    We lost between the crowd and we could not find Ken.

    April 21

  • Selma

    Great to see some familiar faces (Taran). Brilliant events :)

    2 · April 21

  • Jeremy

    Excellent event organised by Ken. As always a very pleasant crowd.....

    2 · April 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I didn't get to the meetup. Something cropped up at home.

    April 21

  • Judit K

    Hi Ken, where can my friends grt their memberships cards from you? Thank you. Judit

    April 21

  • Krys

    Can I still join you? Nobody seems to be in the restaurant.....

    April 21

  • Alison

    Me too, no jubilee line

    April 21

  • Francesco D.

    sorry, i'm late but almost there

    April 21

  • Montserrat J.

    Sorry Ken I cant make it this time. Hasta pronto.

    April 21

  • Angelo

    Running late :(

    April 21

  • Jeremy

    We are at the back of the Refinery on the right.

    April 21

  • Amanda J.

    Everyone should note that the venue for meeting has changed to the Refinery Bar Southwark Street and not the Founders Arms... nearest tube is still Southwark

    April 21

    • Roxy

      Can u tell me the closest station please. Thanks

      April 21

    • Roxy

      Oops just seen prebous msg

      April 21

  • lilia

    Hi

    I will come,

    April 21

  • James O.

    Hi Ken I will probably come a bit later on. Approximately at what time will you leave for the Tate. How long will you spend in each "venue. What pub will you be meeting at later on?l

    April 8

    • Ken

      James, There will be someone in The Refinery the whole time.The plan is to leave the Refinery in batches of 10 or so at various intervals during the afternoon to visit the Globe and the Tate and then return afterwards to the Refinery for more socialising. It is a good idea to come to The Refinery first to meet everyone and then it will be easier for you to stick together in a small group in the Tate and the Globe. Remember this is a Meetup group...that means meeting people is the main objective!

      April 21

  • lorella

    Hi Ken,
    I would love to come, I have sent you an email regarding my membership card lost I would like to know if I can a replacement as I did not get an answer from you, hope so Thank you

    April 8

    • Ken

      Hi Lorella,I am checking which event you paid the membership contribution. Once confirmed I will give you a replacement card.

      April 21

  • Paula

    Not to worry, I will have a look around the Globe myself, maybe. Bump into some of the group when I'm there

    April 20

    • Amanda J.

      Have fun David

      April 21

    • Ken

      Thanks Jeremy, I agree. David Keen, I have noticed that you are the most prolific member with your comments. However I and other members would appreciate it if you would only comment on those events you are actually attending. Otherwise use private messaging. Thanks.

      April 21

  • Paula

    The reason I'm asking is because I'm only going to the Globe and it's easier for me to walk from home up the South Bank, i don't really wish to go to the pub.

    April 20

  • Paula

    What time is the group expecting to arrive at the Globe?

    April 20

    • Jeremy

      Ken has not set specific times as yet, that is why it is best to go to the Refinery at 2pm. For all I know it may well be that if it is a large group we split into 2 to alternate between both venues that are close together.

      April 20

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