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Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
family & young people
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and...
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
art & exhibitions
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential photographer’s career
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential...
Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s urgent, poetic and political work
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s urgent, poetic and...
KERB food market at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Various times | 18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Feast for a fiver at a curated takeover of our street food market featuring 25 new traders
Feast for a fiver at a curated takeover of our street food market featuring 25 new traders

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
1:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Chineke! Junior Orchestra

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
3:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
classical music
Under the baton of Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra commemorates the first Stephen Lawrence Day
Under the baton of Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra commemorates the first Stephen Lawrence Day
Chineke! Orchestra performing on-stage
7:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
classical music
The orchestra presents works by BME composers to commemorate Stephen Lawrence Day
The orchestra presents works by BME composers to commemorate Stephen Lawrence Day
Image credit Barrie Tullett

Free

Free

Various times
30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Various times | 30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
Southbank Centre Archive Visitors and Objects

Free

Free

Various times
13 Mar 2019 - 18 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Mar 2019 - 18 Jun 2019
courses & workshops
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Mary Jean Chan, author
7:00 pm
Tue 23 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 23 Apr 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Uncover the ways in which poetry enables us to utter what is unspeakable in a six-week course
Uncover the ways in which poetry enables us to utter what is unspeakable in a six-week course
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Women Rewriting Homer: Madeline Miller & Sharlene Teo
7:00 pm
Wed 24 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 24 Apr 2019
literature & poetry
writers
How do we write different perspectives from our own?
How do we write different perspectives from our own?
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On The High Road by Clod Ensemble
Various times
24 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
Various times | 24 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Feel the fever of a visual theatre performance featuring vital movement and a pulsating score
Feel the fever of a visual theatre performance featuring vital movement and a pulsating score
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, writer

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 25 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 25 Apr 2019
talks & debates
The Windrush scandal shocked a nation, but what do young people think about it?
The Windrush scandal shocked a nation, but what do young people think about it?
Southbank Centre Food Market.Stall 1 - Elephant Juice.August 2016

Free

Free

Various times
4 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
Various times | 4 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
Tangy, spicy, sticky, sweet and fresh: our street food market is bursting with flavours for you to try
Tangy, spicy, sticky, sweet and fresh: our street food market is bursting with flavours for you to...
Maria Chiara Argirò, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
IORA, musician

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
gigs
pop
Haunting vocals and catchy pop riffs that are both familiar and extraordinary
Haunting vocals and catchy pop riffs that are both familiar and extraordinary
The Puppini Sisters, vocal trio
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The close-harmony group with perfect style and the UK’s premier dance band present Dance Dance Dance
The close-harmony group with perfect style and the UK’s premier dance band present Dance Dance...
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
classical music
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Patrick Forge, DJ
10:00 pm
26 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
10:00 pm | 26 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
gigs
electronic
Feel the heat at a night of choice funk, soul, Latin, jazz and disco from DJ Patrick Forge
Feel the heat at a night of choice funk, soul, Latin, jazz and disco from DJ Patrick Forge
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
talks & debates
courses & workshops
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Various times
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Various times | 13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
tours & activities
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
classical music
The sound of the future: hear the next generation of orchestral musicians perform British music
The sound of the future: hear the next generation of orchestral musicians perform British music
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
classical music
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Illustration for A World of Magic at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 28 Apr 2019
Various times | Sun 28 Apr 2019
classical music
courses & workshops
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Image of Earth from the Moon
3:00 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Feel the pull of the moon at a concert of lunar-themed works performed by Hertfordshire Chorus
Feel the pull of the moon at a concert of lunar-themed works performed by Hertfordshire Chorus

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7:30 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
classical music
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
Two pianos
7:45 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Witness two of Britain’s most adventurous jazz pianists play together for the first time
Witness two of Britain’s most adventurous jazz pianists play together for the first time
Wayne Marshall, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 29 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 29 Apr 2019
classical music
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an improvisation on submitted themes
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an...
Young pianists in Purcell School: Freddy Morgan Piano Recitals
7:45 pm
Mon 29 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 29 Apr 2019
classical music
Talented teenage pianists from The Purcell School perform works by Chopin, Liszt and Schumann
Talented teenage pianists from The Purcell School perform works by Chopin, Liszt and Schumann
Writer, Hisham Matar
7:15 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:15 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author on the themes of his work, from memory and family to war and repair
Hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author on the themes of his work, from memory and family to war and...
Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, sarod player
7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
gigs
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Belcea Quartet.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
classical music
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow
Image credit Barrie Tullett

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
See the Divine Comedy anew at the launch of Barrie Tullett's exhibition responding to the epic poem
See the Divine Comedy anew at the launch of Barrie Tullett's exhibition responding to the epic...
Tubular Bells for Two, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth
7:30 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
gigs
electronic
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live in a recreation of the classic album Tubular Bells
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live in a recreation of the classic album Tubular Bells
Kit de Waal, writer
7:30 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
What does it mean to be working class in Britain today?
What does it mean to be working class in Britain today?
Steve Williamson, saxophonist and composer
7:45 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Catch the legendary saxophonist as he performs with his trio and young jazz talents StringTing
Catch the legendary saxophonist as he performs with his trio and young jazz talents StringTing
Kim Hyesoon, poet
8:00 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Our new series of poetry salons continues with poets Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi
Our new series of poetry salons continues with poets Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi
Francesco Piemontesi photo: Marco Borgreve

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7:30 pm
Thu 02 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 02 May 2019
classical music
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique
Harry Pope, drummer

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Ready for a beat treat? Join us for a free lunchtime show from the drummer and his experimental jazz trio
Ready for a beat treat? Join us for a free lunchtime show from the drummer and his experimental jazz...
Lunch Money, band

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
gigs
electronic
Can you take robot music, and play it live? Hear experimental dub from the London-based collective
Can you take robot music, and play it live? Hear experimental dub from the London-based collective
Absolute Bird Australian Birdsong, City of London Sinfonia performing
7:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
classical music
Hear the sounds of the Australian skies in a programme featuring a UK premiere by Hollis Taylor
Hear the sounds of the Australian skies in a programme featuring a UK premiere by Hollis Taylor

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7:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
classical music
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Bryony Gordon, journalist
2:30 pm
Sat 04 May 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 04 May 2019
literature & poetry
writers
Self-respect? Love and confidence? You got this. The author shares her fabulous, fearless guide for teens
Self-respect? Love and confidence? You got this. The author shares her fabulous, fearless guide for...
Rose McGowan, author and activist
7:30 pm
Sat 04 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 04 May 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
The actor and activist discusses her life and the realities of exposing the truth about injustice
The actor and activist discusses her life and the realities of exposing the truth about injustice
Mela Guitar Quartet, classical guitar quartet
7:00 pm
Sun 05 May 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 05 May 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear effervescent classical guitar music from the quartet's new album, plus three world premieres
Hear effervescent classical guitar music from the quartet's new album, plus three world...
Sergio Mendes sat at the piano
7:30 pm
Sun 05 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 05 May 2019
gigs
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan

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