The Doodle Bar is a bar and events space in Battersea where people have the freedom to enjoy a good scribble, play a game of ping pong and enjoy some street food on our outside 'beach' area. The bar is set against the backdrop of TESTBED1 - a dramatic and versatile arts and events space for creative innovation, ideas and experimentation. 

  • Ink printing with OKIDO

    Come along and learn to print with Okido. Children will use inks and rollers and learn to make great printed images on paper with the help of some Okido humans! This workshop is suitable for children aged 5 - 8. It's a bit messy so bring along old clothes or an apron to stay clean! All children will take home some great creations and a copy of Okido magazine. £10pp for two hour workshop - book here.

  • Mask making with Studio Boo

    Remember making masks out of cereal boxes, getting some coloured tissue paper and glitter, and all of a sudden you are a tiger? Well it's about time you stepped into the modern world of mask making. Studio BOO will guide you through the magical world of 3D collage masks and accessories at the workshops 'Whats your BOO face?'  Using printed paper plants and creatures, the creative pair will show you interesting collage techniques to make your creations pop! Suitable for all ages. £8pp for two hour workshop - book here.

  • Tie-dyeing with Nicole Line

    There will be many colours to choose from such as blues, pinks and reds! We will be scrunching, pleating, folding, twisting the fabrics and dipping into buckets of dye resulting in quirky designs. Bring 5 items from home to tie dye such as an old pillow case, t-shirt, socks or tights, dresses, shorts! See what you have in your wardrobe and lets snazz it up with colour! Suitable for 8-11 year olds. £12pp for two hour workshop - book here.

  • Screen printing with Nicole Line

    Come along and learn how to screen print with Nicole, she will guide you through each stage of the printing process and by the end of the workshop you will have created a collection of fabric samples using your hand cut stencils, exploring all the wonderful colours and printing onto a final piece.  Each of you will recieve a bag to print onto, but make sure you bring something else to up-cycle, such as a t-shirt. Suitable for 8-11 year olds. £15pp for two hour workshop - book here.

  • Dockside Diner featuring...Constancia on the Road

    A series of ticketed summer lunches offering experiential dining on our stunning outside terrace, The Beach. With musicians and doodlers adding more to the entertainment, this is more than your average lunch out. Saturday 30th May will see Constancia on the Road show you what the entire asado (barbecue) experience is about. Join us as they bring a taste of the pampas and its traditions across the Atlantic to Battersea with a three-course Argentine Grill - charcoal-grilled steaks, and Empanadas so good they were featured on BBC! £35pp - tickets available through Grub Club here

  • Burlesque Life Drawing

    Fashion drawing teacher Sue Dray returns to Doodle on the first Monday of every month with her life drawing class. Each session will have a different theme and the cocktails will be flowing! 7pm for 8pm start. £12 on the door (£10 for students). Drawing materials provided for a donation

  • Spanish Film Night: No!

    Every first Tuesday of the month Battersea Spanish and Doodle Bar welcome you to enjoy a Spanish language film, for free! Movies will be subtitled in English and we promise you an exciting variety of topics and countries. Expect films from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Peru and more! This February come join us for a drink, a doodle and Chilean 'No!' directed by Pablo Larrain. Free entry but please book here to reserve a place.

  • Ecuadorian Extravaganza! Party & fundraiser for children in Ecuador

    Our friends at Battersea Spanish are throwing a BIG fundraising party in support of ViaNiños, a charity which supports street children in Ecuador and you're all invited to join! It is going to be an action packed evening with salsa lessons, an Argentine BBQ, a live auction with loads of prizes to be won plus live music from Malphino and DJs. £30pp - book here. All proceeds go to ViaNiños.

  • Dockside Diner featuring...Crayfish Bob

    New for 2015 - Doodle's Dockside Diner! A series of ticketed summer lunches offering experiential dining on our stunning outside terrace, The Beach. With musicians and doodlers adding more to the entertainment, this is more than your average lunch out. Saturday 13th June will see Crayfish Bob bring the full Louisiana experience with his authentic crayfish boil. Feast on succulent crayfish, revel in superb Cajun and Americana music, and get stuck into the UK's only official Nascraw Crayfish Racing Event. £33pp - tickets and menu available through Grub Club here

     

  • Indigo dyeing workshop

    Using the Japanese shibori techniques you will be tying, pleating, scrunching, folding, knotting your fabrics, changing the natural shapes of the cloth. The indigo allows instant results leaving a beautiful blue shade on your cloth once dipped into the dye. This workshop is aimed at beginners to experienced Indigo Dyers! Nicole will guide you through each process resulting in a selection of quirky designs. £15pp for 2 hour workshop. For full details visit the Doodle Blog.

  • 26
    May '15 - Tue 9.30am

    Ink printing with OKIDO

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  • 27
    May '15 - Wed 9.30am

    Mask making with Studio Boo

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  • 28
    May '15 - Thu 9.30am

    Tie-dyeing with Nicole Line

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  • 29
    May '15 - Fri 9.30am

    Screen printing with Nicole Line

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  • 30
    May '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Constancia on the Road

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  • 1
    Jun '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

  • 2
    Jun '15 - Tue 7.30pm

    Spanish Film Night: No!

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  • 7
    Jun '15 - Sun 6.00pm

    Ecuadorian Extravaganza! Party & fundraiser for children in Ecuador

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  • 13
    Jun '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Crayfish Bob

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  • 15
    Jun '15 - Mon 7.30pm

    Indigo dyeing workshop

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  • 20
    Jun '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Italian Supper Club

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  • 21
    Jun '15 - Sun 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Italian Supper Club

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  • 28
    Jun '15 - Sun 10.00am

    Storytime Sunday

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  • 4
    Jul '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Crayfish Bob

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  • 6
    Jul '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

  • 11
    Jul '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Constancia on the Road

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  • 18
    Jul '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Crayfish Bob

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  • 20
    Jul '15 - Mon 7.30pm

    Lino printing workshop

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  • 25
    Jul '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Mama's Jerk Station

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  • 1
    Aug '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Crayfish Bob

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  • 3
    Aug '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

  • 15
    Aug '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Crayfish Bob

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  • 17
    Aug '15 - Mon 7.30pm

    Tie-dyeing workshop

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  • 29
    Aug '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Crayfish Bob

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  • 5
    Sep '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Constancia on the Road

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  • 7
    Sep '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

  • 19
    Sep '15 - Sat 12.30pm

    Dockside Diner featuring...Mama's Jerk Station

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  • 21
    Sep '15 - Mon 7.30pm

    Screen printing workshop

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  • 5
    Oct '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

  • 19
    Oct '15 - Mon 7.30pm

    Up-cycle your clothes workshop

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  • 2
    Nov '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

  • 16
    Nov '15 - Mon 7.30pm

    Block printing workshop

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  • 7
    Dec '15 - Mon 8.00pm

    Burlesque Life Drawing

Dockside Diner - experiential dining the Doodle way! A whole series of lunch clubs this summer on the sunny Doodle Beach featuring Crayfish Bob, Constancia Argentine Grill, Mama's Jerk and Italian Supper Club. Tickets and menus available from Grub Club here.

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Doodle Bar and TESTBED1 are available to hire, together or separately, for private events, mass draw-athons, screenings, exhibitions + film locations. Please contact events@thedoodlebar.com or call 07453 296 695

 

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33 Parkgate Road
London SW11 4NP

0207 223 7115

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For hire: events@thedoodlebar.com

Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm

Fri 10am-midnight

Sat noon-midnight

Sun noon-11pm