Merge 2012

Critics' choice
Free
This annual arts festival takes over Bankside in order to highlight the area's heritage, architecture and culture. As well as live music, performance and talks, the programme includes art events such as 'Bankside Transformed', in which artists will be creating artworks on disused hoardings; and 'Six Robots' by Patrick Tresset –each robot is named Paul and is designed to sketch visitors a portrait.