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Inside Out

17 Sep 2020 - 30 Dec 2020

Broadcasting music, literature and comedy from our venues and beyond, our autumn season of more than 40 online events is a return to what we do best.

Hear from world-changing writers and activists such as Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; Angela Davis; Arundhati Roy and Kae Tempest. 

Classical music highlights include performances from Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Vikingur Ólafsson, alongside Tasmin Little, Alina Ibragimova and Roderick Williams, while the London Philharmonic Orchestra concludes its 2020 Vision series. 

Our Resident and Associate Orchestras launch their 2020/21 seasons with refreshed programmes that respond to wider conversations by spotlighting composers of colour. 

And BBC Radio 3 is in residence, continuing its lasting relationship with us by broadcasting concerts and talks live from the Royal Festival Hall. 

Look out for future announcements confirming more events in the season.

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The Purpose of Power is my take on how we inspire and activate from the bottom up, uncovering the possibilities that movements hold for our collective futures. I’m so excited to take up ‘virtual’ space this autumn with the Southbank Centre as we unpack this further.
ALICIA GARZA, CO-FOUNDER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER
While the foyers might lay quiet with the distant sound of our audiences, nothing will be able to suppress the energy and excitement of the LPO as we return to the Royal Festival Hall stage.
VLADIMIR JUROWSKI, PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
As a comic we thrive off the live audience experience; I’ll miss not having you all in the Royal Festival Hall with me on the night but can’t wait for you to tune in.
COMEDIAN AND AUTHOR DAWN FRENCH

Ticketing

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Monday 7 September, apart from the John Cleese event, which goes on sale at 10am on Monday 14 September.

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Angela Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author
Various times
17 Sep 2020 - 24 Sep 2020
Various times | 17 Sep 2020 - 24 Sep 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
BROADCAST: The activist reflects on what led us to this historic chapter and what might come next
BROADCAST: The activist reflects on what led us to this historic chapter and what might come next
Edward Gardner, conductor

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 30 Sep 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 30 Sep 2020
classical music
BROADCAST: The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beethoven’s remarkable Fifth
BROADCAST: The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Beethoven’s remarkable Fifth
Edward Gardner, conductor

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 07 Oct 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 07 Oct 2020
classical music
BROADCAST: You’re not dreaming, you’re just listening - with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
BROADCAST: You’re not dreaming, you’re just listening - with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Claudia Rankine, poet
Various times
9 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
Various times | 9 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
BROADCAST: One of America’s leading writers urges us to breach the silence that surrounds whiteness
BROADCAST: One of America’s leading writers urges us to breach the silence that surrounds...
Simone Lamsma, violinist

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 14 Oct 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 14 Oct 2020
classical music
BROADCAST: Trace the connections between the centuries with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
BROADCAST: Trace the connections between the centuries with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Kae Tempest. poet
Various times
16 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
Various times | 16 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
BROADCAST: In a voice that’s unmistakable for its raw honesty, the writer meditates on creativity
BROADCAST: In a voice that’s unmistakable for its raw honesty, the writer meditates on creativity
Dawn French, actress, comedian & writer
Various times
19 Oct 2020 - 26 Oct 2020
Various times | 19 Oct 2020 - 26 Oct 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
BROADCAST: The bestselling author and comedian discusses her new novel, Because of You
BROADCAST: The bestselling author and comedian discusses her new novel, Because of You
Karina Canellakis, conductor

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 21 Oct 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 21 Oct 2020
classical music
BROADCAST: The London Philharmonic Orchestra shares music with a sense of humour
BROADCAST: The London Philharmonic Orchestra shares music with a sense of humour
Various times
22 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020
Various times | 22 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
BROADCAST: What is freedom? The author and activist reflects on what it means to be free today
BROADCAST: What is freedom? The author and activist reflects on what it means to be free today
Alicia Garza, activist and writer
Various times
28 Oct 2020 - 4 Nov 2020
Various times | 28 Oct 2020 - 4 Nov 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
BROADCAST: Black Lives Matter began when Alicia Garza wrote ‘a love letter to Black people’
BROADCAST: Black Lives Matter began when Alicia Garza wrote ‘a love letter to Black people’

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