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Get to know the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor
Enjoy BBQ, burgers, refreshing juices, craft beer, cocktails and views over the Thames this summer
Big name star after big name star; take a look at the cast of the new television series
Watch the Finnish artists discuss their dance-filled show in this video
Get up to speed on the author’s two LA Quartet series.
Watch a short introduction to the award-winning musical
Enjoy a Spotify playlist of music crafted by the man behind the sound of the 1980s
The artist discusses her exhibition in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
Reasons to get out the house and join us down beside the Thames
A Spotify playlist to get you in the mood for the CHIC-est of Meltdowns
Find out who's on the bill for the 26th edition of Meltdown festival
Gavin Plumley, series advisor, introduces the Orchestra’s new colourful series
What became of Lennon’s Steinway and Chopin’s Pleyel?
Listen to the twelfth episode of our podcast series on the impact of Karlheinz Stockhausen on music
Pianist Tamara Stefanovich describes how it feels to be from a country that doesn’t exist
The founder of Out-Spoken discusses his journey through poetry in this in-depth interview
Enjoy the sarod players’ favourite music in these Spotify playlists
Listen to a chronological Spotify playlist of the revolutionary composer’s work
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Find out more about the much-hyped debut novelist
Whet your appetite with our round up of what’s on offer during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
How the authors’ respective latest novels explore the boundaries from artificial intelligence
Enjoy this Spotify Playlist of tracks featuring samples from Nile Rodgers’ music
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Discover the six authors and books in contention for this year’s prize
The viola player speaks about the future of the ensemble
Weather taken a turn for the worse? Curl up and enjoy these eggstra special reads
Listen to the best-selling author of The Hate U Give discuss her second novel
Find out more about this video installation
Enjoy a preview trailer of the eccentric and scandalous show before its UK premiere
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Find out more about this sculpture
Listen to the eleventh episode of our podcast series as comedians and comedy writers talk politics
Get a look ahead to Circus 1903’s return
Take a first look at Kader Attia’s Hayward Gallery exhibition in this short video
Enjoy a Spotify playlist packed with hits from the Meltdown curator’s remarkable back catalogue
Find out more about this series of pieces
How the German composer’s influence extends from pop to present day electronic music
Leading figures from three decades of the Series share memorable stories from behind-the-scenes
Listen to a specially curated Spotify playlist from Sam Pillay
Enjoy fantastic shows, an amazing interactive installation, and free music fun
Discover more about one of the 21st century’s most consistently thrilling pianists
Read a special interview with the choreographer ahead of her return to London
How far will you go to win someone’s trust?
Enjoy a look back at classic live performances by ‘the finest living exponent of the sarod’.
Read an interview between the artist and Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff
Take a look at all of our egg-cellent musical activities
For World Book Day, take a look at these books celebrating characters and stories often reduced to the margins
Watch a short introduction to the exhibition from Jeff L. Rosenheim
Is your favourite fictional feline on our list?
Find out more about the celebrated Russian pianist
The author introduces her new novel Lost Children Archive
Find out more about the artist’s poetic and politically engaged work
Our Director of Music looks ahead to the Classical Season 2019/20
The tenth episode of our monthly podcast looks at human and robot interaction in the arts.
The OAE’s Roger Montgomery introduces his new 19th-century style horn
The curator of diane arbus: in the beginning and The Met’s Collections Specialist discuss Arbus’ early photographs
The quartet’s violist looks ahead to their Southbank Centre performance
Hear from the Octavia Poetry Collective, and get an exclusive listen to the US writer's first UK appearance
Enjoy this scrumptious rhubarb-based chocolate tart recipe
Keep the kids entertained with fun, interactive events and performances
Find out more about the life of the legendary Italian pianist
The co-founder of CHIC is named as the curator of the 26th Meltdown festival
The artist introduces her work ahead of its installation at Royal Festival Hall
Listen to the artists performing at Southbank Centre in 2019
Find out more about this sculpture
See live performances from artists including Actress, James Lavelle, Sergio Mendes, Virginia Wing, Amjad Ali Khan and more
Take a look at the inspirational writers and poets appearing here with us in summer 2019
Enjoy nine inspirational pieces of music from the jazz saxophonist in this Spotify playlist
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra’s principal guest conductor discuss this hugely popular work
Ahead of his Hayward Gallery exhibition, the artist discusses his work with Ralph Rugoff
From windows into our history, to great spaces to relax and unwind
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A look into our archive at some of the pianist’s memorable London performances
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Second Violin meet his famous fellow countryman
Best friends Ross and Tom tell us how to make a vegan jackfruit pot pie
Discover more about the Canadian pianist and her British roots
The ninth episode of our regular podcast looks at the lack of diversity in children’s literature
The singer shares ten tracks she’s listening to right now in a special Spotify playlist
Listen to readings and discussion from poets Richard Scott, Zaffar Kunial and winner Hannah Sullivan
The OAE’s principal clarinetist Antony Pay talks us through a staple instrument of its time
The artist discusses art, archives and tabloid news
The pianist and composer shares a specially curated Spotify playlist of his influences
Listen to a special podcast, recorded live at 2018’s London Literature Festival
Listen to covers of some of the composer’s most iconic songs in this Spotify playlist
The singer and writer introduces the Jewish composer
Hear music that has inspired this innovative composer and video maker
The 10 poets in the running for the prize read their work
Listen to pieces from the 22-year project, and discover more about Chase’s commissions
Get a flavour of this year’s jam-packed programme
Discover more about this Italian rising star
Hear comedians including Dave Gorman, Maisie Adam and Glenn Moore answer questions on comedy
Take a look back at 2018 at Southbank Centre through some of our favourite instagram posts
See reviews of Rumpelstiltskin from those who’ve seen the show
Take a look at our countdown of famous feature films shot here at Southbank Centre
Listen to the composer’s work, and discover more about its creation
Find out more about one of the great violinists of the 21st century
See how puppetry is used to recreate the wonder of turn-of-the-century circus
Whether beginner or expert, come and enjoy fun free dance sessions with us
Watch the composer and performance artist explain an artist’s power to engage
The seventh episode of our monthly podcast looks ahead to 2019’s SoundState festival. Take a listen
Assistant Curator Tarini Malik introduces Laine’s solo exhibition
The remarkable career of the man bringing his reimagining of Gershwin to Southbank Centre
Renée Fleming and Adam Guettel discuss their upcoming performance of the award-winning musical
The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
All you need to know about the pianist ahead of his solo recital in the International Piano Series
Specially commissioned fiction by writer Ben Eastham, inspired by Emmanuelle Lainé’s exhibition
Take a look through 250 years of circus history with our interactive timeline
From David Sylvian to Peter Eötvös, discover the music that inspires this composer
Enjoy some great nights out at Southbank Centre in the run up to Christmas
The OAE’s Chief Executive, Crispin Woodhead, tells us everything we need to know about chamber music
The performer talks to us about the family show, and relishing his own role in it
What music does the Slovenian composer love? We reveal all
The letter from Strauss that gave the Philharmonia Orchestra a notable world premiere
Senior Curator Cliff Lauson discusses the Hayward Gallery exhibition Space Shifters
George from Forced Entertainment tells us about appearing in That Night Follows Day
Hear from the director, designer, composer and principal actor of this very special family show
Listen to Sue Perkins discuss her book East of Croydon
Tuesday 27 November is #GivingTuesday - a global day for giving and celebrating the extraordinary impact that people like you can make to causes that you care about.
The OAE’s Simone Jandl compare the instrument to its modern counterpart
The writer and director explains the concept behind the performance
Great gifts including fashion, jewellery, books, games and much, much more
Answer a few questions and we’ll point you in the right direction
The violinist talks composers and coping with touring in this interview
Listen to the sixth episode of our podcast series as we take a comedic turn

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How a ground-breaking gig saw Pink Floyd banned from the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
Enjoy a specially curated Spotify playlist of the acts playing here in 2019
Celebrating the great Scottish poet's centenary year
Enjoy live music from artists including Louie Vega, James Lavelle’s UNKLE, Yann Tiersen and The Orb
Make the most of your family time this festive season
Hayward Gallery Senior Curator Dr Cliff Lauson on opportunities presented by touring the exhibition
The best-selling writer and essayist discusses finding her place in feminism, intersectionality and grappling with pop culture
Listen to a selection of tracks handpicked by Elheist, and a Bonnie Banane playlist
Hear the sculptor talk about his distinctive work in this short video
Enjoy all your favourite festive winter warmers with us
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor discuss the legacy of the Czech composer
Enjoy champion cooking with a winning view
Listen to Salman Rushdie, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Churchwell and Terrance Hayes on modern America
Choreographer Rosie Kay shares her top tips
Listen to a playlist of music from MK ULTRA and the score it influenced
Artist Scottee talks to us about his new show Fat Blokes
The artist discusses her site-specific installation in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
Relive special moments from this year’s festival with these podcasts
The Italian classical pianist introduces this unique instrument
The young jazz starlett talks inspiration and gratitude
Listen to this specially curated playlist of ‘the father of South African jazz’
Listen to the fifth episode of our podcast series as we focus on all things jazz
Find out more about British composer Helen Grime and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür
Catch up on the Oscar-winning actress discussing her autobiography In Pieces at London Literature Festival
Meet Dai Fujikura, Vito Žuraj and Oliver Christophe Leith
What music inspires this acclaimed contemporary composer?
What are the Herne Hill pop duo listening to right now?
Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures with Akala and David Olusoga
Writer and activist Soraya Chemaly considers six myths about anger and gender
Listen to The Who frontman discussing his new memoir in this special podcast
Find out about Yayoi Kusama’s installation, part of Space Shifters
Discover how the Israeli-American pianist got started – and how Meryl Streep inspires him
Listen to Anna Burns discuss her Man Booker award-winning novel, Milkman
Read a short interview with the television presenter and comedian
Enjoy a very condensed version of Homer’s epic poem
From model to expert in animal behaviour, the remarkable career of this unique actress
Read an extract from Churchwell’s new book, Behold, America
The author discusses her debut book Ponti and taking The Odyssey away from the male gaze
How an increase in prizes is helping bring through more diverse voices
Take a look at the work of the Danish-Icelandic artist
The creative producer and director of Circus 1903 explain the show’s origins in this video trailer
The six authors read live from their shortlisted novels in this special podcast recording
Enjoy a special preview trailer of the performance
Find out about Anish Kapoor’s outdoor sculpture, part of Space Shifters
Take our interactive quiz to find out who you’d be in Homer’s epic poem
The author on nature, writing, nostalgia, the 1930s and visions of England then and now
Isabella Rossellini, her dog Pan, and a collection of child’s toys. Welcome to a circus like no other
Find out about Monika Sosnowska’s architectural intervention, part of Space Shifters
Chosen by the National Poetry Library especially for the occasion
Find out why Haydn is the ‘King of Symphonies’, in this video
From living in exile to appearing in films, the author’s remarkable story
Get your toes tapping to music from the 1920s to the 1990s with this Spotify Playlist
The Academy award-winning art director on his incredible new project
What, or indeed who, is behind the popularity of Chinese sci-fi?
The OAE’s Cecelia Bruggemeyer introduces this remarkable instrument
The Brazilian has gone from child prodigy to piano legend
Get a look at the mind-altering effects of the latest must see Hayward Gallery exhibition in our preview video
Enjoy eight stand-out musical collaborations featuring The Who frontman
Watch the trailer for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s 2018/19 season
Learn how this cross artform collaboration is being brought to life
Find out more about Hayward Gallery’s new perception-altering exhibition
The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor on this season's programme
Find out about Richard Wilson’s perception-altering work, part of Space Shifters
Discover the actors bringing the classic epic poem to life
Find out about Alicja Kwade’s maze-like installation, part of Space Shifters
The Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter on the unexpected influences of her grandparents' country
Find out about Jeppe Hein’s kinetic sculpture, part of Space Shifters
Classical musician Eberhard Spree takes us on a short musical tour of the city
Watch the fifth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Take a look at the six books in the running for this year’s prestigious award
Dr. Cliff Lauson introduces Hayward Gallery's remarkable new group exhibition
Listen to the fourth episode of our monthly literary podcast featuring Khaled Hosseini and Nick Makola
The musician/producer has curated a very eclectic Spotify playlist of his current favourites
Whatever your era, see in the new year with us
Discover the writer known as the 'Chinese Tolkein'
Get involved in WOW in Bradford, Cardiff, Exeter and Perth
With so much to choose from, here are a few festival highlights
There is so much more to this Scottish writer than The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Senior Curator, Vincent Honore takes us on a mini tour of the gallery
In the fourth edition of Think Aloud, we join the #AskACuratorDay celebrations
From Sybil to Forrest Gump, take a look back at some of the actress’ most iconic performances
Take a detailed look at this year's shortlist with National Poetry librarian Chris McCabe
Double-bassist Eberhard Spree gives an introduction to Leipzig’s world-famous orchestra
The comedian and playwright tells us why more artists should take risks, in this interview
From André Aciman to Xia Jia; a look at the books our literature team enjoyed this month
Comedian and performer Jess Thom breaks down common misconceptions about what it is to be disabled
Listen to the third episode of our monthly podcast, a preview of Unlimited
Get an idea of this year’s programme with these hand-picked events
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlist from the former Mercury Prize nominee
Breaking down myths on the refugee crisis, the inspiration for Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer
Read the remarkable story of Kurt Masur’s role in the downfall of East Germany
Watch the remarkable short film from BAFTA-winning director, Kieran Evans, here
All you never knew about one of Germany’s oldest orchestras
Hear how The Cure’s legendary frontman put together his festival this exclusive video interview
From the Be Good Tanyas to 2017’s Wildflower Blues, hear some of their great songs
A specially commissioned poem in response to an exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Try your hand(s) at the LPO’s Rite of Spring clap-along game
Dom Thomas explains how Whyte Horses are quite literally a dream realised, in this video
Knocks, socks and schnapps; find out what goes on in the wings
Cap off a marvellous summer with our weekend of varied fun
Read a short-story, written in response to an exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlists from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Watch the fourth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Get inspiration for your next novel or poetry collection from our literary experts
A discussion on approaches to drag, from Hayward Gallery Senior Curator Vincent Honoré
Listen to the second episode of our monthly podcast, as we discuss writing and the novel.
A specially commissioned poem in response to our exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Watch the third in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Discover the roots of this inspirational young orchestra
Your best tweets and Instagram images from this year’s festival
Find out which literary luminaries are on this year’s bill
Find out more about this interactive sculpture
Watch the second in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Spend your summer weekends enjoying free live performances on our outdoor stage
Meet the phenomenal women who make up the social-theatrical spectacular Hot Brown Honey
See what’s coming up in our packed poetry programme
Listen to music from acts playing Southbank Centre in autumn in this Spotify playlist
Listen to the two literary titans discuss their creative processes and the inspirations for their fiction
Watch the first in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Listen to the second episode of our literary podcast, recorded backstage at Man Booker 50
Find out about the history of the Argentine music and its links with Cuba and opera
Listen to a discussion of family dynamics, memory and desire, from two Booker Prize-winning authors
See archive images from 50 years of Hayward Gallery exhibitions via this groundbreaking partnership
Listen to two Booker Prize-winning writers discuss how historical fiction can shed light on our present
Get the kids involved in our Monstersaurus-inspired quiz
Listen to the novelists discuss how fiction can capture lives on the margins of history
Find out how we’re celebrating the golden anniversary of our iconic art gallery
Revisit fantastic images of exhibitions from the gallery’s first fifty years
Enjoy five brilliant performances from the incredible Malian music duo.
Find out what he’ll be cooking in his summer Southbank Centre pop-up in this interview.
Listen to this Spotify playlist curated by Dom Thomas of the psychedelic pop group
Enjoy fantastic fiction and powerful prose selected by literary experts.
Find out more about one of Lee Bul’s intricate collages
Discover more about this intriguing composer and musician
Go behind the scenes at Meltdown with the first episode of our new podcast series
Take a look at some of the best images from across the ten days of 2018’s Meltdown festival
See the band as they prepared to play Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival, in this video
Read our rapid-fire interview with the two-time Booker Prize-winning author
Take a look at some brilliant photos of 2018’s Meltdown festival from those who were there
See the American singer-songwriter talk about performing and Robert Smith
Watch an excerpt of Mahler’s dramatic work featuring acclaimed mezzo soprano Michelle DeYoung
Hear from the band’s Barry Burns and Stuart Braithwaite and watch gig footage from their performance at Meltdown
See footage from the cellist’s appearance at Meltdown as she explains her distinctive sound
Luis Vasquez shares a selection of tracks inspired by Meltdown in this Spotify playlist
Discover the books on the shortlist and what drove the judges to select them
Listen to this Spotify playlist put together by founder member John Helps
Discover works from this groundbreaking National Poetry Library exhibition
Enjoy some of the sights, sounds and superlatives from the first few days of the festival.
Hear from YONAKA lead singer Theresa Jarvis in this video recorded at Robert Smith's Meltdown
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Margo Jefferson on one of the great and controversial icons of the 20th century
Listen to the first episode of our new podcast series as we look back at past Man Booker Prize winners
Watch Stephanie Rosenthal, exhibition curator, introduce Hayward Gallery’s amazing exhibition of Lee Bul’s work
Three anti-apartheid activists, Chitra Karve, Lela Kogbara and Brian Filling recount the time they met Nelson Mandela
Watch the conductor introduce the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season in this short video.
Discover what some of the artists of Robert Smith’s Meltdown are listening too.
Watch a preview for Scottee’s dance show about flab, double-chins and getting your kit off
Artists from Robert Smith’s Meltdown tell us what they’re looking forward to at the festival.
Find out who the artists of 2018’s Meltdown would put on their festival bill
Enjoy this atmospheric twelve track Spotify playlist from the hypnotic, electronic Italian band
Love, murder and a platoon of ghostly knights – get to know Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder in one minute
Learn about how women are being supported in jazz, classical, DJing and more
Watch Deftones’ Chino Moreno get a first look at Royal Festival Hall
Take a look back and listen to 1998’s Meltdown with this Spotify playlist
Find out about the world's first exhibition of this emerging art form
See what our literary experts have been reading
Find out more about one of Lee Bul’s immersive installations, Via Negativa II (2014)
The artist discusses her childhood in South Korea with exhibition curator Stephanie Rosenthal
Author and journalist John Battersby recounts time spent with the South African leader
Introducing Hayward Gallery's mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed artist Lee Bul
Find out more about Lee Bul’s iconic cyborgs
Have you noticed the bright new flags fluttering from Royal Festival Hall?
Enjoy ten top tracks, handpicked by the electronic pioneers
Find out more about one of Lee Bul’s early performances
Listen to three powerful Spotify playlists from Carleen Anderson, Rod Youngs and Renell Shaw
The author of How To Love Brutalism explores our Queen Elizabeth Hall
Discover his hopes for the future of dance and his relationship with Southbank Centre in this Q&A
Get a unique look into Hayward Gallery history with this remarkable anthology
Watch the violinist describe how the conductor shaped his early music career
The singer and journalist on the importance of music as a tool of protest
Take a look at the literary greats set to appear at Southbank Centre in 2018
Discover the turbulent relationship between Sergei Prokofiev and the Soviet regime
Read our short but sweet interview with the young British composer Charlotte Bray
These two artists prove they still have plenty to offer
See the Finnish violinist discuss the composer’s First Violin Concerto in this video
Get inspiration for your bank holiday reading from our literature team
The composer and electronic musician picks out the tracks she's listening to right now.
A celebration of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and more
The celebrated composer, producer and tabla player shares some of his favourite music
Enjoy this fantastic South Asian family recipe
Listen to this explanatory podcast with architect Richard Battye
The best tweets and Instagram photos from the first week of our brutalist venues’ return
Meet an orchestra not like any other, one that doesn’t even call itself an orchestra.
Enjoy a classic Indian inspired dish from Alchemy
Watch a series of short video interviews with the famed guitarist and composer
What connects American art rock and West African music traditions?
Sink into this Spotify playlist to partner our Concrete Dreams exhibition
Yep, even more! See who's been added to the festival's fantastic line-up
Read an enlightening interview with the celebrated South Korean composer
Discover what's new with the library’s online presence
Discover the fascinating history of our iconic buildings with Dr. Otto Saumarez Smith
Cook and enjoy this fantastic Afghan recipe from Ladle & Skillet
Tackling questions of power, sexuality and violence, Philip Venables’ music always makes an impact
Discover the people and the recipes behind the delicious South Asian street food
Find out what our literature programming team have been reading this past month
Discover some of the greats that have graced the stages of Queen Elizabeth Hall
Watch this illuminating video interview with the celebrated Korean composer
Take a look at six fantastic female focussed jewellery designs from our shop
The comedian talks us through some of his favourite performances
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it
Find out more about Tokyo (2017), one of Gursky’s most recent works
Enjoy a unique and in-depth insight into the photographer’s work in this video
Get set to enjoy Southbank Centre even later with this new night
Relive five fantastic days of WOW through the eyes of those who joined us
Watch Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Laura Bates and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu in discussion, in this video from WOW 2018
Listen to award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in this great podcast from WOW 2018
Find out more about this image depicting North Korea’s Mass Games
Ruby Wax in conversation about her new book, How to Be Human: The Manual
Listen to some of the best bits of WOW 2018 from our speakers in this podcast playlist
Speakers including MPs Jo Swinson, Anna Soubry, Sophie Walker and Tulip Siddiq share their experiences
Hear from leading women in the creative industries creating change including Vanessa Kingori, Publishing Director at Vogue UK
Enjoy this specially curated Spotify playlist featuring artists from across the Meltdown lineup
All you need to know about the musician ahead of his Southbank Centre world premiere of TELEKINESIS
Find out more about Utah (2017), a new work based on a mobile phone photograph
Scroll through our interactive timeline of key moments in the fight for women’s rights and gender equality in Britain.
Ahead of her appearance at WOW - Women of the World, read our interview with the acclaimed activist and author.
Find out more about one of our new associate companies
Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
Discover the stories, and the designers, behind our brand new collection
Discover our most inclusive programme to date, with a look ahead to WOW 2018
See the first of many huge musical names to be added to the festival line-up
Joan Wasser picks out the tracks she's listening to right now.
Key change-makers and activists from our WOW festival share their tips
See the celebrated conductor discuss the work of her mentor Leonard Bernstein
The Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University looks at recurring misogyny in neuroscience research
Find out more about our fantastic run of live music gigs taking place from April to September 2018.
Our Senior Programmer for Performance and Dance, Rupert Thomson, introduces our 2018 programme
Why are conductors are so drawn to the music of Gustav Mahler? Find out in this short video interview
Talks, discussions and performances you won't want to miss
Looking for a laugh? Join us at Southbank Centre this spring for some huge names in stand-up comedy
The legendary Finnish composer and conductor reveals his thoughts on Mahler’s First Symphony and the passage of time
The Director of Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, offers an Insight into the great German photographer and his work
Listen to up-and-coming conductors on the art of baton waving and more
Ahead of the 2018 Brit Awards we take a look at some of the past winners who have also graced our iconic venues
See the greatest actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood in a screening accompanied by live orchestra.
Our Chief Executive selects the tracks she's listening to right now for our new Spotify playlist
Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Discover the performances that will get you giggling at our brilliant children's festival
Children's television presenter Lauren Layfield on what you ought to know about being a girl today
The Cure’s Robert Smith is named as the curator for 2018’s Meltdown in its silver jubilee year
Find out about this great of the 20th century
Your weekly hit of fresh music from across the contemporary landscape.
Visual artist Sam Winston questions how we see darkness in this video about his installation
National Poetry Library's pioneering exhibition of Instagram Poetry
Our Director of Music offers a personal guide to our 2018/19 Classical Season
See how the return of Hayward Gallery, and its opening Gursky exhibition, went down with art lovers, instagrammers, critics and press.
A big year of live music begins with performances from Joan As Policewoman, Yo La Tengo, Hannah Peel, David Rodigan and more
The celebrated pianist discusses his performance of the notably challenging works
Find out more about one of Andreas Gursky’s early photographs
Find out more about Salerno I (1990) – a pivotal image for the artist
Find out more about May Day IV (2000, remastered 2014), one of Gursky’s monumental crowd scenes
In the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day, a look at how even the darkest of subjects can inspire great musical works.
The composer accidentally invented rock’n’roll you know
After two years of painstaking restoration and refurbishment, our iconic art gallery is open to the public once again
A century on from British women winning the right to vote, we celebrate those who continue to make great strides made in gender equality
See our iconic auditorium as you never have before, through this incredible footage.
Enjoy a specially curated Spotify playlist of the works of Igor Stravinsky, from the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marina Frivola-Walker looks at the composers who shaped the musical landscape of the Soviet Union’s formative years.
Watch the acclaimed artist discuss the process behind her distinctive Fox Talbot inspired photogravure prints
Take our interactive quiz to see which of the Swedish group’s hits matches your personality
Who are the faces inside our wooden chalets?
Discover the celebrated clown Slava Polunin in this in-depth interview
Relive the year ABBA hit the UK, with our interactive timeline
Get in someone's good books by opening the door to a year of arts, culture and events
Read an interview with the artist and sculptor on his current Hayward Gallery roof commission
Watch a trailer for the return of this festive favourite
Events for children with sight or hearing impairments and more
Party like it’s 11.59pm with our fantastic New Year’s Eve Spotify playlist
Festive fun that won't hurt your finances
Listen to an in depth talk with Alan Hollinghurst as he discusses his latest novel
Enjoy a series of podcasts featuring star speakers from the 2017 edition of Being A Man festival
A short video of key moments and messages from the fourth edition of the festival
Listen to this Spotify playlist of eight classical pieces to get you in a festive mood
Watch highlights from the comedian’s entertaining appearance at Being A Man festival
An exclusive podcast from the comedian’s frank and funny conversation at Being A Man festival
The clown behind Slava’s Snowshow answers our quick questions
A fascinating interview with the man who went from child soldier to award-winning actor
Listen to specially curated BAM playlists from a Sami rapper and an expert on Grime.
The musician and author will narrate our immersive exhibition ABBA: Super Troupers
Join us to immerse yourselves in all things Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid.
Find your way into the 2017 festival by taking our fun quiz
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
Author Jeffrey Boayke looks at the musical genre's impact on male identity.
Get help choosing your BAM festival events
Get a glimpse into the world of the the author’s many literary characters and creations
See the composer discuss the challenges of conducting Mahler's final work
Get to know the German composer’s important work, with this guide
See how to get the most out of this year's festival
Get set for another hard-hitting fusion of classical and contemporary music
Your best photos and tweets from this year's events
Watch pianist Steven Osborne and clarinettist Jean Johnson, describe this remarkable chamber orchestra piece
Enjoy some of the highlights of last year’s festival, including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tom Hanks
How concern over the acceptance of surveillance culture drove the creation of Proto-type Theater’s A Machine they’re Secretly Building
Watch a series of short videos with the up and coming Icelandic musician
Hear the DJ and visual artist in a candid discussion about his life and work
Take a look behind the scenes as our on-site renovation work nears completion
Enjoy an exclusive podcast, featuring readings and discussion on the life of the great politician, from a host of big names.
Discover the works of the much feted Nigerian-American writer and photographer
Hear the author discuss his latest work, La Belle Sauvage, in this exclusive podcast
All you need to know about the Australian violinist, composer and conductor
Listen to a pre-concert talk discussing the significance of the 1925 film
Get to know Nordic Noir in our short interview with the Finnish crime writer
Listen to this fascinating discussion from our China Changing Festival
Enjoy this rare archive backstage footage of the celebrated cellist, 30 years on from her tragic passing
Watch the author talk you through his bookshelves in this first episode of our new video series
All you need to know about one of Philip Pullman’s most fascinating characters.
All you need to know about this year’s packed programme
Listen to highlights of Hillary Rodham Clinton's exclusive London appearance at Southbank Centre
The team at National Poetry Library pick out their Anne Carson must reads
Dive into 50 years of Poetry International with Chris McCabe and Sophie Mayer
The Handmaid’s Tale author on the real world her novel reflects
Why do Swedes advocate ‘just the right amount’?
Exploring Handel’s provocative opera Semele on the illusions and delusions of love
Chris McCabe, programmer of this year’s Poetry International, looks back over its 50 year history
Listen to exclusive audio from the fashion designer's Royal Festival Hall appearance
Introducing the kitchen wizards whose food is Nordic but nice
Séagh Kehoe offers their interpretation of the impact of China’s introduction of the two-child policy
Discover the master of erudite pageturners
Poetry can be meaningful in another language
Discover a festival showcasing the creativity and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK
Looking for a good reason to see in 2018 at our Vintage New Year’s Eve Party? Here’s nine
An animation to get you in the mood for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance of Smetana’s Má Vlast
Listen to the acclaimed author and photographer as he discusses his new book Blind Spot
Listen to our podcast introducing Southbank Centre's Endangered Poetry Project
Help us build a collection of poems in languages under threat
An in-depth interview with the celebrated French composer Philippe Schoeller
A reading list for people who can't get enough speculative fiction
Get set for their 2018 milestone with this video teaser and spotify playlist
Our Director of Music's pick of the upcoming concert series
Experience everything from Chinese culture to Nordic cuisine via classical concerts
Ahead of The Great Nordic Feast, get set for Autumn the Nordic way
Listen to the tracks that take Goldie back
The drum & bass stalwart is back with his third artist album and his second autobiography
In the first of our 'Six things...' series Julian Baggini muses on the notion of truth
All you need to know about our Artist-in-Residence
Introducing the Philharmonia Orchestra‘s Principal Guest Conductor
Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders are all in the running
Peter Whelan, principal bassoonist with the OAE, introduces the Baroque bassoon.
Get up to speed with this shape shifting artist.
See how Hillary Rodham Clinton went from First Lady of the United States, to the cusp of Presidency
Former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council, Dr. Coline Covington, addresses our understanding of good and evil
How many of these Mercury Prize winners have you seen perform here?
Read our primer on John le Carré's legendary character
Discover the roots of Sibelius’ music with violinist Pekka Kuusisto and singer Ilona Korhonen
Our year long series asking what it means to be human in the 21st Century returns
The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor introduces Mahler’s 3rd Symphony
Discover the actors who will read extracts from Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
Get set for a foodie celebration of all things Nordic at Southbank Centre
Enjoy a special performance from the acclaimed violinist.
Watch this short trailer for the Orchestra’s upcoming concert season with us
Find out about the dance craze that has over 100 million people in China hooked
Listen to our Spotify playlist introducing the works of the 20th century composers
Find out which Nobel Laureates have graced us with their presence
Introducing some of the figures who’ll be helping us try to identify what makes a man
See all-female hip-hop dance collective Myself UK in action
The eclectic label, feted by music-lovers, celebrates its tenth anniversary
See highlights from China Changing Festival at Southbank Centre
From puppetry to political discussion, get the most out of October’s festival of contemporary Chinese culture.
Listen to the writer reflect on fiction, friendship and capturing a changing world on the page
Read more about the celebrated poet and novelist
Try real Icelandic food at SCFood Market this summer
The pianist will perform two concerts at Southbank Centre to raise money for the MS Society.
Free, interactive artworks appear at Southbank Centre this summer
Watch an exclusive interview with the Turner Prize-winning sculptor
Find out about three stunning performance pieces coming to Royal Festival Hall this August
Take a look at how refurbishments in our brutalist venues are progressing
See our list of traditional and much-loved children's reading from the Nordic countries.
The self-proclaimed Masterchef losers preview their Southbank Centre supper club
What chance do African nations have of thriving in the new global and political landscape?
How do feminists in Africa and the diaspora envision the continent’s future?
How are African nations defining their place in political landscape being shaped by Brexit and Trump
Hear from young Africans who are leading the way in everything from tech to fashion and activism
Tom Illube, tech entrepreneur on how technology is rapidly reshaping culture and society in Africa
Scandinavia’s leading performance circus bring their latest show Limits, to Southbank Centre.
Discover some amazing African recipes from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017
All you need to know about Southbank Centre’s annual festival of contemporary African culture
Discover the stories and the secrets of six stallholders from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017.
The celebrated writer and performer discusses the roots of his new work, Prurience
Discover the capital’s Black History with historian Tony Warner
Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
Listen to the iconic fashion designer ahead of her return to Southbank Centre
Watch our short video trailer for a summer of fun at Southbank Centre
Award-winning author Naomi Klein discusses her latest book ‘No is Not Enough in this audio podcast
Read the remarkable story of Peter Laszlo Peri’s ‘lost’ sculpture.
Great news for fans of the Swedish pop sensations
How do you explain a ‘multi-sensory encounter of shifting sound and light’?
Relive the night The Outlook Orchestra blew the Royal Festival Hall audience away
Discover more about the author ahead of his appearance at London Literature Festival
Read how photographer Annie Leibovitz considers her work on Women never done.