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Film festivals, comedy shows and more; the best of the arts during lockdown from our experts
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 some recent lockdown music-making from our Resident and Associate Orchestras
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 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
Hear from the artist about how she created her huge, cinematic portrait of a spruce tree
These are frightening times, and whilst it is easy to feel despair, there is hope to be found
See how the artist created her fairytale-like installation Forêt Palatine entirely from cardboard
The American conductor helps you gain an in depth look at the composer's most famous work
Get your fix of the theatre at home, with these choice recommendations
He’s still number one: our playlist shows how Ludwig van Beethoven’s stayed in the charts since the 18th century and into the present day.  
The painter unpacks some of the themes and influences behind his work with writer Patrick Langley
The poet reads his new libretto for the choral finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which updates the original for our times
Artists, writers and tree specialists introduce us to some leafy urban stalwarts
Feel the joy with a playlist featuring some of the composer’s most brilliant works, including the well-known choral movement of his Ninth Symphony. 
Get creating with these fun crafting ideas from artists who were set to join us at Easter
Music professor Laura Tunbridge explains when and why the great composer wrote his masterpiece
Enjoy songs and learn dance moves from artists who were set to join us at Easter
Conductor Marin Alsop shares six reasons why the composer is more relevant today than ever
Enjoy a 21 track Spotify playlist curated by our head of Contemporary Music, Bengi Unsal.
From puppetry to bad drawing, get stuck into some making, doing and creating
Be taken far beyond the confines of your home with this special Spotify playlist of Shankar’s music
George Shaw discusses his painting, which features in the Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees
Celebrate the legendary musician and composer with archive footage and the words of Anoushka Shankar
Get to know the legendary Indian musician and composer
Listen to some of the best up and coming artists with our music programmer, Lexy Morvaridi’s playlist
Join Hayward Gallery Director, Ralph Rugoff, on a virtual tour of the exhibition
Celebrate the life and work of a giant among composers
In difficult times art and culture can inspire and unite us. Your support can do so much for so many
Find out how this artist uses natural materials to deal with big ideas and transform the way we think
Writer Paul Wood reveals the story behind the trees that line London’s streets
Listen to a Spotify playlist of tracks inspired by trees and forests
Listen to the author discuss her eagerly awaited third novel with Alex Clark
Find out which other literary stars we'd lined up to appear at the Southbank Centre later this year
Find out more about Hayward Gallery’s exhibition celebrating trees and forests
VICE UK’s executive editor on good journalism, the importance of sleep and channeling climate change anger
Find out with our interactive quiz
The Latin Grammy-Award winning Argentine pianist on everything from bathroom music to the perfect tango for aliens.
The Booker Prize-winning author discusses the third book in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy
Hayward Gallery’s Senior Curator Dr Cliff Lauson offers his answer
Listen to the author discuss everything from drugs to Dostoevsky in this podcast
From Fantasy Football to Father Dougal McGuire’s profanities
Find out more about the artist’s exhibition at Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
Ten poets join us on World Earth Day to read responses to the artworks of Among The Trees
Our Director of Music looks ahead to the newly announced season
Listen to the sound of our 2020/21 season
A programme of talks and events inspired by Among the Trees and climate change
Ramatoulie Bobb had never been to a classical concert before. Now she has. Find out about her experience
Find out more about the incredible drumming group from Sado Island
The singer discusses his return to performing solo after Everything But the Girl
See who’s on the bill for the festival, now rescheduled to June 2021
Get ready for Grace Jones’ Meltdown with this special Spotify playlist
A Spotify mixtape of tracks from artists the musician finds influential and inspiring
Actors Liadán Dunlea and Fra Fee read 'Translations' / 'Aistriúcháin' by Gearóid Mac Lochlain
The Danish band’s lead singer picks out six of his favourite tracks
Find out with our interactive quiz
Entertain the children without emptying your wallet
The Australian musician on Pop Crimes, a tribute concert to former bandmate Rowland S Howard.
The author joins David Freeman to discuss his latest book Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide.
The artist discusses the inspiration behind her National Poetry Library exhibition
Unforgettable versions of Judy Garland’s classic song
A Spotify playlist from innovative music duo Ed Handley and Andy Turner
The pianist shows of his art skills, ahead of his International Piano Series debut
The artist joins the Hayward Gallery director to discuss her work and recent exhibition
The complexities of transferring a tragedy from the social media age to the stage
Find out how the artist’s early works shaped her style
Explore magical storytelling, music, performances, workshops, poetry and more
See the artist’s 1971 and 2019-20 exhibitions come together with these interactive photos
The choreographer introduces her new show in this video
A look at the exhibition from Katy Hessel, the woman behind Instagram account, Great Women Artists
The pianist and composer explains his love of classical music concerts
Just some of the highlights of the year ahead, as chosen by our senior programmers
See which of the festival’s three performances are coming to our Purcell Room
Find out about the artist’s use of the contrast between black and white
The ‘Bard of Barnsley’ explains why everywhere should have a poet in residence
The bass player picks out six of his favourite tracks for a special Spotify playlist
Revisit some of our favourite podcasts from the past year with big names from poetry, literature, comedy, and television
Revisit some of our favourite interviews from the past year with names from the worlds of literature and dance
From special agents to space; see our buildings in scenes from some of your favourite series
Meet the people behind this five star children’s show
Find out about the importance of colour in the artist’s dazzling paintings.
One of our Resident Orchestras gets ready to celebrate three-quarters of a century
The solo percussionist offers tips to classical music newcomers
Great gifts for book lovers, foodies, photographers and much, much more.
The pair of musicians discuss collaborating musically with AI and ML in this fascinating interview
Listen to the author and journalist as he discusses his new book with Afua Hirsch
Watch the artist discussing her work in these two short video interviews
Jonas Bjerre from the Danish band Mew, discusses their iconic album
The photographer on why the city’s greatest strength is its people
Enjoy a proper festive feast with your friends at Southbank Centre
Find out more about this nomadic collective of talented musicians
The much-loved British tenor tells us what it’s like to perform on stage
Look ahead to a memorable night celebrating a musical legacy
Turn the heat up with this Middle Eastern recipe
Listen to the Star Wars actor on his role as one of the most famous droids in cinema
Join us in the run up to Christmas for a great evening out
Listen to some of the Australian rock musician’s most memorable tracks.
Beat the cold and keep the little ones entertained with us
Listen to this UK-exclusive talk about their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women
The popular TV presenter shares some of her favourite books
Meet the man behind East London jazz champions Total Refreshment Centre
Watch a short trailer for the artist’s Hayward Gallery exhibition
Impress your guests with this tasty winter warmer
Come and join us for some favourite films this winter
The iconic star of music and fashion is named curator of the festival’s 27the edition
Listen to a Spotify playlist of the music of the Meltdown festival curator
Yes, we somehow managed to narrow it down to six
See who’ll be joining us during some packed months of live literature
Listen to the Suede frontman discuss his latest book with Miranda Sawyer in this special podcast.
TRC’s Lex Blondin curates this special Spotify playlist
Listen to the poet and activist in this podcast recorded live at Poetry International
The young jazz starlett talks inspiration and gratitude
The much-loved baritone and composer shares his love of classical music
Electro-pop’s Pi Ja Ma shares a Spotify playlist of her current inspirations
Head of Contemporary Music, Bengi Unsal, looks ahead to Ólafur Arnalds’ takeover
Find out more about this incredible instrument and the world-class artists who’ve performed here
Find out about one of Riley’s first colour canvases
Take our fun interactive quiz to see which character matches your personality
Chris McCabe on his anthology of poems from endangered languages
What to see and hear at our longest running festival
Find out about one of Riley’s earliest black-and-white paintings
Go behind-the-scenes and listen to the best bits from our monthly curated event
Enjoy this Spotify playlist featuring artists from the festival
Listen to a Spotify playlist specially curated by the singer
Victoria Adukwei Bulley profiles the influential American poet
The much-loved comedian and actor looks back at his remarkable career
Find out why this early painting is a key work for Riley
Get to know the grime MC ahead of his Southbank Centre gig
The popular children’s author discusses his new book
The family-friendly interactive installation is back
The internationally bestselling author on the fascinating story of Lale Sokolov
The founder of Chineke! Orchestra talks about her love for classical music
Visitors the Hayward Gallery's 1971 exhibition of the works of Bridget Riley take in the art work.



Find out about Bridget Riley’s long history with Hayward Gallery
Find out more about this influential artist, the subject of our major retrospective
How many of these artists have you seen perform here?
“Had I curated it in the wake of Brexit, Trump and Farage, there’s a chance it would have been a different book”
The much-loved documentary-maker discuss his career on screen with comedian Adam Buxton
We’ll help you keep the children entertained this autumn
The BAFTA-winning composer looks ahead to his new festival
Join us for a different listening experience away from the noise of everyday life
Listen to the comedian discuss her new book in this special podcast
Southbank Centre’s Ramatoulie Bobb looks ahead to her first classical music encounter
The internationally acclaimed conductor on the importance of audience and more
Take a look at the new trailer for this family favourite
Introducing the brilliant YA writers and authors appearing at Southbank Centre
Listen to this Spotify playlist and hear some of the big beasts of the instrument world
Author Jeffrey Boayke looks at the musical genre's impact on male identity.
Cardboard Citizens’ Beyoncé Meikle introduces their interactive theatre piece
Don’t worry about what to wear or when to clap; you’re there for the music
Listen to this Spotify playlist and step away from the bustle of everyday life
Listen to Malorie Blackman discuss her latest novel Crossfire
Put your money away and make the most of the South Bank
Find out why the classical composer loves to hear his music covered and remixed
Richard Ayoade reflects on his award-winning films and comedy in conversation with Adam Buxton


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