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Get your culture fix. Go deeper into the arts and get to know the artists and thinkers that make up our distinctive programme.

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Find out more about the debut novelist behind 2020's Book of the Year, Queenie
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Watch a moving performance in tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racial injustice

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Dance, theatre, literature, and even virtual festivals; creative cultural moments chosen by our experts
Top tips from Jasmine Dellimore and Meera Ghanshamdas of Moon Lane Books
The designer discusses childhood inspirations, and his vision for the future of fashion in this podcast
Our Resident and Associate Orchestras share the best of their recent music-making
A selection of some of the best online LGBTQI+ culture you can engage with at home. 
In 2008 Massive Attack became the first band to curate the iconic festival
Join us in honouring the Windrush generation, 72 years since the first arrivals docked in London
Relive Patti Smith’s 2005 Meltdown with tracks from the festival’s acts
Daniel Wallis shares online arts activities to help you find inspiration
Join the festival celebrating the contribution of refugees, through live comedy and music performances
Come with us back to the summer of 2002
Get involved in the first ever virtual Refugee Week with these activities from Counterpoints Arts
Get a look behind the scenes with rare footage from past Meltdown festivals
Enjoy tracks from Meltdown festival’s past curators
Watch a moving performance in tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racial injustice
Watch highlights from the comedian and musician’s 2012 performance
Listen to an empowering discussion with the celebrated writer, scholar and activist
Read all about it. You’re going to be making the news
Take a break from home-schooling and enjoy stories, performances and chance to move and dance
Enjoy these works, selected by National Poetry Librarian, Chris McCabe.
Listen to music that explores complex human emotions, chosen by our Director of Music, Gillian Moore
In Mental Health Awareness Week we revisit videos and podcasts that encourage mental health openness
Enjoy a selection of fun family-friendly activities to aid good mental health
Listen to visionary composers and performers in this Spotify playlist
Get your laughing gear round this lot from our Comedy Programmer, Pax Lowey
The young performers share the apps and activities helping them through lockdown
Find out about the artist behind our latest Hayward Gallery billboard
...to help you and your little ones get creative at home, with a bunch of fun activities
Our Head of Contemporary Music shares new sounds, exclusive performances and old favourites.
Karen Larbi, founder of POC In Nature, draws on spirituality to show how we can overcome eco-anxiety
Enjoy this remarkable performance piece, filmed here at Southbank Centre in 2018
Inspire your children with story writing and illustration during lockdown
How will Coronavirus affect the climate crisis, and what lessons can we learn from it?
Poet Pratyusha tells us what’s beyond her lockdown window, and shares her poem 'stilltime'
Our Director of Music shares a playlist inspired by Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees
Bring spring inside, with our pick of your photos on the theme of ‘Spring Among the Trees’
Poet Mark Waldron tells how he brought the outside in, and shares his poem Trees, Breeze and Rabbits
Join poet Holly Corfield Carr, exploring human and non-human ways of looking at and listening to trees
Hayward Gallery’s Marie-Charlotte Carrier explores how trees challenge our sense of time
The activist and writer on how the restrictions of lockdown have altered his interaction with nature

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