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Leonardo Boix, poet
7:45 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Meet the lauded and vibrant voices of British Latinx writers at this discussion and reading
Meet the lauded and vibrant voices of British Latinx writers at this discussion and reading
Mini Khalvati, poet
8:00 pm
Wed 20 Nov 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 20 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Hear some of the best written and spoken-word poetry in our latest series of late-night salons
Hear some of the best written and spoken-word poetry in our latest series of late-night salons
Out-Spoken at Southbank Centre
1:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Join the poet and playwright for a masterclass to fine-tune your writing
Join the poet and playwright for a masterclass to fine-tune your writing
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 Jensen Sisters, musicians
7:45 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The West Canadian sisters demonstrate their rich, intuitive jazz sound in concert with a new big band
The West Canadian sisters demonstrate their rich, intuitive jazz sound in concert with a new big...
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Come face-to-face with the great classical composers in an evening of live performance and conversation
Come face-to-face with the great classical composers in an evening of live performance and...
Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Blow out the candles for the literary salon’s 12th birthday at an evening with the Queer As Folk screenwriter
Blow out the candles for the literary salon’s 12th birthday at an evening with the Queer As Folk...
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Malcolm Gladwell, journalist
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Dive into the many facets of why we misread other people with the bestselling author and journalist
Dive into the many facets of why we misread other people with the bestselling author and journalist
Out-Spoken: November at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
gigs
literature & poetry
Rub elbows with award-winning poets at this month’s poetry and live music gathering
Rub elbows with award-winning poets at this month’s poetry and live music gathering
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3:00 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
classical music
literature & poetry
See a retelling of the story that inspired one of the most popular pieces in classical music
See a retelling of the story that inspired one of the most popular pieces in classical music
Wretch 32, musician
7:00 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Delve into the creative process of an influential voice in UK grime at an event celebrating his new book
Delve into the creative process of an influential voice in UK grime at an event celebrating his new...
Nadiya Hussain, baker and television presenter
7:30 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The Bake Off winner celebrates the publication of her memoir in her own warm, honest and humorous way
The Bake Off winner celebrates the publication of her memoir in her own warm, honest and humorous...
Beyond Imitation drawing
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Dec 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Dec 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
What is poetry’s relationship with art? Find out at this evening of readings and discussion with special guest poets.
What is poetry’s relationship with art? Find out at this evening of readings and discussion with...
Photograph of work by Joo Yeon Park

Free

Free

Various times
5 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
Various times | 5 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Joo Yeon Park’s new exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death
Joo Yeon Park’s new exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star and writer of Fleabag
7:45 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Feeling bereft of the phenomenon that was Fleabag? Hear from the show's creator at a UK-exclusive talk
Feeling bereft of the phenomenon that was Fleabag? Hear from the show's creator at a...
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Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Mon 09 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 09 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
The LGBTQ+ literary salon's sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
The LGBTQ+ literary salon's sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of Then She...
Audience members at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 22 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 22 Dec 2019
british sign language
accessible events
Peel the paper off tales, poems and seasonal anecdotes in a festive celebration of storytelling
Peel the paper off tales, poems and seasonal anecdotes in a festive celebration of storytelling
SKY GOD and The Repeat Beat Poet
8:00 pm
Wed 08 Jan 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 08 Jan 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Seven poets from the London open-mic night perform works that flow out of hip-hop and politics
Seven poets from the London open-mic night perform works that flow out of hip-hop and politics
Headshot of  Jeremy Noel-Tod
2:00 pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 12 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
Portrait of Poet, TS Eliot
7:00 pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 12 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
Workshop participants sat at a table
7:00 pm
Mon 13 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 13 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Poet Richard Scott helps you to apply your poetic skills to our art and artefacts in a six-session course
Poet Richard Scott helps you to apply your poetic skills to our art and artefacts in a six-session...
6:30 pm
Mon 20 Jan 2020
6:30 pm | Mon 20 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Share your thoughts on the winner of the 2020 TS Eliot Prize
Share your thoughts on the winner of the 2020 TS Eliot Prize
Workshop participants
7:00 pm
Mon 20 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 20 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
literature & poetry
How can your writing tackle the climate crisis?
How can your writing tackle the climate crisis?
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour writing workshop
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour writing workshop
Poet performing at Out-Spoken
7:45 pm
Thu 30 Jan 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 30 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Robin Robertson headlines London’s premier evening of poetry and live music, now at Southbank Centre
Robin Robertson headlines London’s premier evening of poetry and live music, now at Southbank...
Marian Keyes, writer
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel
Wiliam Longsdail, painter
8:00 pm
Wed 05 Feb 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 05 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
For over 200 years, Spanish poets have walked London’s streets - and used them for inspiration
For over 200 years, Spanish poets have walked London’s streets - and used them for inspiration
Isabel Allende, author
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
Eimear McBride, author
7:45 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Fierce, honest, laced with desire and punctuated with black humour: it's the writer's third novel
Fierce, honest, laced with desire and punctuated with black humour: it's the writer's...
Poet performing at Out-Spoken
7:45 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 29 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 29 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Hone your versification skills at a writing workshop led by Happiness poet Jack Underwood
Hone your versification skills at a writing workshop led by Happiness poet Jack Underwood
Jacqueline Saphra, poet
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Conjure myth, magic, fable and feminism at a reading by leading voices in contemporary poetry
Conjure myth, magic, fable and feminism at a reading by leading voices in contemporary poetry
Caroline Criado Perez
7:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
Various times
Sat 07 Mar 2020
Various times | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
Emma Dabiri, author
8:30 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
8:30 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Appropriated. Explore why black hair is never 'just hair'
Straightened. Stigmatised. 'Tamed'. Celebrated. Appropriated. Explore why black hair is...
Letters Live at WOW, Southbank Centre
8:00 pm
Sun 08 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Sun 08 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Outstanding performers read letters by or for women on International Women’s Day
Outstanding performers read letters by or for women on International Women’s Day
Roddy Doyle, novelist
7:30 pm
Wed 11 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
One of Ireland’s best-loved writers joins us for an intimate evening of sprawling conversation
One of Ireland’s best-loved writers joins us for an intimate evening of sprawling conversation
Guppi Bola, writer and activist
8:00 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Find hope at a panel discussion with speakers who are fighting to protect the natural world around us
Find hope at a panel discussion with speakers who are fighting to protect the natural world around...
Out-Spoken Masterclass workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Mar 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Find the right words at our monthly three-hour weekend workshop, facilitated by leading poets
Find the right words at our monthly three-hour weekend workshop, facilitated by leading poets
Anna Selby, author
8:00 pm
Wed 25 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 25 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
In an evening of poetry inspired by the natural world, celebrate Hayward Gallery's Among the Trees exhibition
In an evening of poetry inspired by the natural world, celebrate Hayward Gallery's Among the...
Out-Spoken host poet Joelle Taylor
7:45 pm
Thu 26 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 26 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay headlines an evening of great spoken word and music
Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay headlines an evening of great spoken word and music
Johny Pitts, writer
7:45 pm
Mon 30 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 30 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
gigs
All aboard for an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of unseen Europe, using music, words, images and film
All aboard for an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of unseen Europe, using music, words, images and...
Crossing Boundaries at Southbank Centre
8:00 pm
Wed 01 Apr 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 01 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Traverse cultures and languages at a reading from UK-based poets of East Asian heritages and identities
Traverse cultures and languages at a reading from UK-based poets of East Asian heritages and...
7:15 pm
Mon 06 Apr 2020
7:15 pm | Mon 06 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Climate and mental health specialists discuss how to deal with anxiety while staying informed
Climate and mental health specialists discuss how to deal with anxiety while staying informed
David Wallace Wells, journalist
7:30 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Reflect on the book that changed the conversation around climate change at this talk with its author
Reflect on the book that changed the conversation around climate change at this talk with its author
Dara McAnulty
7:00 pm
Thu 16 Apr 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 16 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
What does the future of the planet look like? Hear from leading young voices on the climate emergency
What does the future of the planet look like? Hear from leading young voices on the climate...
L Kiew, poet
Various times
Wed 22 Apr 2020
Various times | Wed 22 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Ten poets come together in Hayward Gallery to present poems in response to our exhibition Among the Trees
Ten poets come together in Hayward Gallery to present poems in response to our exhibition Among the...
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 25 Apr 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 25 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Get to grips with feet, wrangle with rhythm and master stanzas at our poetry workshop led by Yomi Sode
Get to grips with feet, wrangle with rhythm and master stanzas at our poetry workshop led by Yomi...
Poet with Out-Spoken awards
7:45 pm
Thu 30 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 30 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Make a wish at the eighth birthday party of London’s premier poetry and live music evening
Make a wish at the eighth birthday party of London’s premier poetry and live music evening
David Sedaris, writer
Various times
3 Jun 2020 - 10 Jun 2020
Various times | 3 Jun 2020 - 10 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
Get to the heart of the human condition at a live show of the bestselling author’s sardonic wit
Get to the heart of the human condition at a live show of the bestselling author’s sardonic wit

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