The Doodle Bar is a 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. 

  • Doodle Street Food w/c 21th October

    We have a regular rotation of street food vendors to ensure our customers have the tastiest possible time at the Doodle Bar! Keep an eye on the website and sign up for our newsletter to ensure you stay up-to-date on our weekly food offering

  • The Anatomy of Melancholy

    The Anatomy of Melancholy is a new opera exploring 21st century depression and the history of mental health. It is inspired by Robert Burton's book of the same name (published 1621), in which a detailed dissection of melancholy is attempted in the search of knowledge of its symptons, causes and cures. For their first major London production Bodycorps is collaborating with leading molecular psychiatrists to create an intimate opera for seven vocalists and nine musicians. Daily 22-25 October, TESTBED1, 8pm. Tickets £12.50 - book here.

  • Half Term at Doodle Bar!

    Mon 27 Oct: Make spoon puppets with Tangled Tales (Lambeth County fair)

    Half Term at the Doodle Bar is a programme of creative events to entertain your little ones!  Guest hosts including Tangled Tales, the Minnow Club, Margaret Bateson-Hill and the Old School Club , will be running fun and engaging workshops. Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm. You'll also be to make, bake and taste pizzas with Well Kneaded from 11.30am - 1pm. 

    All workshops are £10 per child - booking essential. Book here now!

  • Indigo Dyeing workshop

    Creative Arts graduate Nicole Line is hosting a series of printing and dyeing workshops in the bar. Mon 27th Oct, Nicole will show you a range of Shibori techniques; binding, stitching, folding, twitting, compressing the cloth. This process can be messy so please wear suitable clothing and wear gloves. Bring items from home to dye - tea towels, pillow covers, aprons, t-shirts, tote bags. 7.30pm-9.30pm. £13pp. For full details and to hear more about other workshops visit the Doodle Blog. Limited spaces - book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Half Term at Doodle Bar!

    Tues 28 Oct: Halloween arts and craft with Captain Cookie and The Minnow Club (Camp Bestival)

    Half Term at the Doodle Bar is a programme of creative events to entertain your little ones!  Guest hosts including Tangled Tales, the Minnow Club, Margaret Bateson-Hill and the Old School Club , will be running fun and engaging workshops, Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm. You'll also be to make, bake and taste pizzas with Well Kneaded from 11.30am - 1pm. 

    All workshops are £10 per child - booking essential. Book here now! 

  • Half Term at Doodle Bar!

    Weds 29 Oct: Storytelling, 3D dragon mask-making and creative writing with Margaret Bateson-Hill (The Dragon Racer series)

    Half Term at the Doodle Bar is a programme of creative events to entertain your little ones!  Guest hosts including Tangled Tales, the Minnow Club, Margaret Bateson-Hill and the Old School Club , will be running fun and engaging workshops, Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm. You'll also be to make, bake and taste pizzas with Well Kneaded from 11.30am - 1pm. 

    All workshops are £10 per child - booking essential. Book here now! 

  • Doodle Pong and meatballs night!

    From 1 October 2014, Wednesdays will become our Doodle Pong league night where friends, colleagues, enemies and lovers can fight to win the coveted Doodle Pong cup, aka a £50 bar tab. Teams of two can register by emailing events@thedoodlebar.com or by filling in the Doodle Pong sign-up sheet in the bar or Street Kitchen hatch. We'll need your team name, both your full names, and a contact telephone no. Full details about the league, format and rules available on the Doodle blog. Street food vendors Belpassi Bros will be selling their legendary meatballs on the night.

  • Multistory lecture - Richard Wilson

    Richard Wilson is an internationally recognised sculptor & artist whose work explores architectural concerns with volume, illusionary spaces & auditory perception. Wilson has been nominated for the Turner Prize on two occasions & has also previously been awarded the prestigious DAAD Berlin Residency. Multistory is a student & alumni led guest lecture programme series at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts that seeks to invite architects, designers, writers, curators, photographers, artists to speak about their work. Free entry.

  • Half Term at Doodle Bar!

    Thurs 30 Oct: Making felt bags, sewing & appliqué with the Old School Club

    Half Term at the Doodle Bar is a programme of creative events to entertain your little ones!  Guest hosts including Tangled Tales, the Minnow Club, Margaret Bateson-Hill and the Old School Club, will be running fun and engaging workshops, Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm. You'll also be to make, bake and taste pizzas with Well Kneaded from 11.30am - 1pm. 

    All workshops are £10 per child - booking essential. Book here now!

  • liveButoh

    A special evening introducing a live and strikingly surreal Butoh performance. The immersive show invites and encourages viewers to explore and discover an explosion of expression in a sparse and cavernous space. Purifying yet enigmatic, liveButoh is a powerful experience for the eye, body and soul. Intensified by the finest selection of Absinthe. For more information contact info@livebutoh.com. Free entry, TESTBED1.

  • 21
    Oct '14 - Tue 12.00pm

    Doodle Street Food w/c 21th October

  • 22
    Oct '14 - Wed 8.00pm

    The Anatomy of Melancholy

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  • 27
    Oct '14 - Mon 10.00am

    Half Term at Doodle Bar!

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  • 27
    Oct '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Indigo Dyeing workshop

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  • 28
    Oct '14 - Tue 10.00am

    Half Term at Doodle Bar!

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  • 29
    Oct '14 - Wed 10.00am

    Half Term at Doodle Bar!

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  • 29
    Oct '14 - Wed 6.30pm

    Doodle Pong and meatballs night!

  • 29
    Oct '14 - Wed 7.00pm

    Multistory lecture - Richard Wilson

  • 30
    Oct '14 - Thu 10.00am

    Half Term at Doodle Bar!

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  • 30
    Oct '14 - Thu 6.00pm

    liveButoh

  • 31
    Oct '14 - Fri 7.00pm

    Doodle Halloween

  • 2
    Nov '14 - Sun 2.00pm

    Honest Grapes Big Day Out

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  • 3
    Nov '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Life Drawing

  • 4
    Nov '14 - Tue 7.30pm

    Spanish Film Night: Y Tu Mama Tambien

  • 5
    Nov '14 - Wed 6.30pm

    Doodle Pong and meatballs night!

  • 12
    Nov '14 - Wed 6.30pm

    Doodle Pong and meatballs night!

  • 16
    Nov '14 - Sun 11.00am

    Sunday Funday Yoga & Meditation

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  • 17
    Nov '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Monoprinting workshop

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  • 24
    Nov '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Block printing workshop

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  • 1
    Dec '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Life Drawing

  • 2
    Dec '14 - Tue 7.30pm

    Spanish Film Night: Pan's Labyrinth

  • 8
    Dec '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Tie-dyeing workshop

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  • 15
    Dec '14 - Mon 7.30pm

    Christmas screen printing workshop

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We have delicious food from Street Kitchen, Bun Kabab, Well Kneaded, and Blue Heron Food who all have regular pitches.

street kitchen

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

reservations@thedoodlebar.com

For hire: events@thedoodlebar.com

Mon-Thurs 10am-11pm

Fri 10am-midnight

Sat noon-midnight

Sun noon-11pm