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Installation view of Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, Blue 2016, at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018
Various times
until 6 Jan 2019
Various times | until 6 Jan 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Now until 6 JAN 2019: a major group exhibition bringing together sculptures and installations that explore perception and space
Now until 6 JAN 2019: a major group exhibition bringing together sculptures and installations that...

Free

Free

Various times
until 27 Dec 2018
Various times | until 27 Dec 2018
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our enchanting Winter Market
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our enchanting Winter Market

Free

Free

Various times
until 24 Dec 2018
Various times | until 24 Dec 2018
Art
NOW UNTIL 24 DEC 2018: A free HENI Project Space exhibition showcasing Emmanuelle Lainé's disorienting site-specific installation
NOW UNTIL 24 DEC 2018: A free HENI Project Space exhibition showcasing Emmanuelle Lainé's...

Free

Free

Various times
until 17 Dec 2018
Various times | until 17 Dec 2018
Literature
Poetry
Discuss the ten poetry books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious TS Eliot Prize
Discuss the ten poetry books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious TS Eliot Prize
Barbara Brownskirt, poet
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Dec 2018
Literature
Poetry
Have yourself a very merry Polari with a festive literary rampage featuring Barbara Brownskirt
Have yourself a very merry Polari with a festive literary rampage featuring Barbara Brownskirt
Roxane Gay headshot
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Dec 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The critic and author takes the stage to discuss today's culture with her keen and humorous candour
The critic and author takes the stage to discuss today's culture with her keen and humorous...

Free

Free

Various times
11 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
Various times | 11 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
No silent nights at our festive season of free choir performances
No silent nights at our festive season of free choir performances
Chef at Jam Shed Supper Club, Southbank Centre
Various times
until 15 Dec 2018
Various times | until 15 Dec 2018
Dine on delicious cuisine from MasterChef finalists while enjoying spectacular views of the Thames
Dine on delicious cuisine from MasterChef finalists while enjoying spectacular views of the Thames
The cast of children standing in a line
Various times
11 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
Various times | 11 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Funny, provocative and beautifully poetic, That Night Follows Day exposes the facts, white lies and excuses
Funny, provocative and beautifully poetic, That Night Follows Day exposes the facts, white lies and...
He Wu, Joseph Calleja and Beau Dermott
8:00 pm
Tue 11 Dec 2018
8:00 pm | Tue 11 Dec 2018
Bring on the cheer at a magical evening of seasonal music and song in support of The Prince’s Trust
Bring on the cheer at a magical evening of seasonal music and song in support of The Prince’s...
Visitors on the Festival Terrace outside Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Wed 12 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Wed 12 Dec 2018
Wrap up your Christmas shopping at an enchanting Members' evening with festive treats and discounts
Wrap up your Christmas shopping at an enchanting Members' evening with festive treats and...
Turning of the Year, schoolchildren in a choir

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 12 Dec 2018
6:00 pm | Wed 12 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Hear the merry voices of Lewisham schoolchildren at a festive gathering of local choirs
Hear the merry voices of Lewisham schoolchildren at a festive gathering of local choirs
Illustration of Christmas scene
7:30 pm
Wed 12 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 12 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Deck the halls at an evening of festive song from the John Lewis Partnership choirs
Deck the halls at an evening of festive song from the John Lewis Partnership choirs

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 13 Dec 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
In this joint concert, listen to the musical collaborations of two accomplished youth orchestras
In this joint concert, listen to the musical collaborations of two accomplished youth orchestras
Rumpelstiltskin surrounded by glowing sowing paraphernalia from buttons to thread.
Various times
13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family
7:30 pm
Thu 13 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Herald the Christmas season with a sublime selection of festive classics and carols
Herald the Christmas season with a sublime selection of festive classics and carols

Free

Free

Various times
13 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Various times | 13 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Southbank Centre Food Market.Stall 21 - Galeta.August 2016

Free

Free

Various times
until 23 Dec 2018
Various times | until 23 Dec 2018
Enjoy some of the best street food in London at our food market
Enjoy some of the best street food in London at our food market
Friday Lunch: Granny's Attic, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
Friday Tonic: The Balkanoes, music group

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
7:30 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Classical music
Festive songs to celebrate the season
Festive songs to celebrate the season
Photo of children and adults joining in a dance workshop together at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 15 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Warm up with traditional and festive Caribbean music, stories and performances
Warm up with traditional and festive Caribbean music, stories and performances
Carnival at the Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Various times | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Folk & World
Gigs
Party like they do on the islands at an afternoon of traditional festive Caribbean music
Party like they do on the islands at an afternoon of traditional festive Caribbean music
Various times
until 29 Dec 2018
Various times | until 29 Dec 2018
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
7:30 pm
Sat 15 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
John Wilson and his orchestra perform the music of Hollywood and Broadway musicals
John Wilson and his orchestra perform the music of Hollywood and Broadway musicals
Glittery Clittery, Fringe Wives Club cabaret

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Various times | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Feeling fierce, feminist and festive? Join us for song, dance and an explosion of sequins
Feeling fierce, feminist and festive? Join us for song, dance and an explosion of sequins

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Various times | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Gather together for a day of activities to celebrate the family we choose for ourselves
Gather together for a day of activities to celebrate the family we choose for ourselves
Various times
until 30 Dec 2018
Various times | until 30 Dec 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
3:00 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
An afternoon of magical music from your favourite festive films
An afternoon of magical music from your favourite festive films
Musicians playing in an orchestra

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Kick start your festive celebrations with the extraordinary young musical talent of Tomorrow's Warriors
Kick start your festive celebrations with the extraordinary young musical talent of Tomorrow's...
7:30 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 17 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 17 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Maureen Lipman, actress, columnist, and comedian
Various times
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Join the new queen of Coronation Street for an evening of rave, rollick and rant
Join the new queen of Coronation Street for an evening of rave, rollick and rant
Southbank Gamelan Players

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Tue 18 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Tue 18 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Gongs, chimes and metallophones ring in the season at a gamelan performance
Gongs, chimes and metallophones ring in the season at a gamelan performance
Feelings of Home, Streetwise Opera on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Wed 19 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Wed 19 Dec 2018
Classical music
Gigs
Consider what home means to different people during winter at this performance
Consider what home means to different people during winter at this performance
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Various times | 19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Nest Collective Winter Festival, people at the Winter Festival

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Thu 20 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Thu 20 Dec 2018
Folk & World
Gigs
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Photo of the singer-songerwriter Mochudi performer. The photo has been taken from behind.

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Jay Brown, producer and songwriter

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Myra Dubois, cabaret star

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
9:30 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Join the self-declared siren from North Yorkshire for sing-alongs and yuletide anecdotes
Join the self-declared siren from North Yorkshire for sing-alongs and yuletide anecdotes
Performer and Children on stage

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 22 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 22 Dec 2018
Show off your best fancy dress and learn dance moves to festive hits at this winter ball
Show off your best fancy dress and learn dance moves to festive hits at this winter ball
Mawaan Rizwan, actor, writer and comedian

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Sat 22 Dec 2018
9:30 pm | Sat 22 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
The charmingly clownish comedian wishes you the happiest of holidays
The charmingly clownish comedian wishes you the happiest of holidays

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 23 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 23 Dec 2018
Join us for an inclusive day of music, storytelling and performances celebrating the generations
Join us for an inclusive day of music, storytelling and performances celebrating the generations

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
Five Go Jiving, pair dancing

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Wed 26 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Wed 26 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Wed 26 Dec 2018
4:00 pm | Wed 26 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Life's a ball at our social dance
Life's a ball at our social dance
Couples dancing the tango

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 27 Dec 2018
2:00 pm | Thu 27 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango performances, lessons and social dancing
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango performances, lessons and social dancing
Jack Stephenson-Oliver sat at a grand piano

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Piers James, rapper

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 29 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 29 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens
Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 30 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 30 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Literature
Wrap up 2018 and 'sew' the seeds for 2019 at a crafting workshop with the AFRORETRO sisters
Wrap up 2018 and 'sew' the seeds for 2019 at a crafting workshop with the AFRORETRO...
Kids Count Down, two girls in purple light

Free

Free

Various times
Mon 31 Dec 2018
Various times | Mon 31 Dec 2018
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida Barr
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida...
Southbank Centre, views of the London Eye lit up by fireworks on New Year's Eve
7:00 pm
31 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | 31 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
Gigs
Party through the decades in one unforgettable night at Southbank Centre
Party through the decades in one unforgettable night at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Tue 01 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Tue 01 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Welcome the New Year with traditional British folk music and dance, and a sprinkling of theatrics
Welcome the New Year with traditional British folk music and dance, and a sprinkling of theatrics
Friday Lunch: Threaded, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 04 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 04 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’
Tom Green, trombonist

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 04 Jan 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 04 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves and memorable melodies
Hear contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves and memorable melodies
Aleksandra Mir Presents the Pre-Presidential Library

Free

Free

Various times
7 Jan 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
Various times | 7 Jan 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
7 JAN - 7 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald Trump, from 1986 to 2000
7 JAN - 7 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald...
Marco Marconi, jazz pianist and composer

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 11 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 11 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Learn what smooth sounds like with the jazz pianist and his collaborators
Learn what smooth sounds like with the jazz pianist and his collaborators
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 12 Jan 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 12 Jan 2019
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11—18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11—18

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