Re-opening - Trailer 7 (19/03/18)

Let The Light In

Thanks to you, we’ve reached our goal and let the light in to Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

The incredible support of over 53,000 generous individuals and our partners Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund along with Trusts, Foundations and companies means that our 1960s arts venues have been restored ready for the next 50 years.

Hayward Gallery reopened on 25 January to much acclaim, and Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room followed suit on 9 April with The Observer commenting that these much loved concert halls are now 'glowing with renewed lustre’

...the Hayward Gallery has had a glorious rebirth
The Times

Through the campaign, the importance of these buildings has been recognised by artists, supporters and audiences sharing personal stories, career defining moments and life-changing experiences.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery have now been firmly reinstated as places for new work, new ideas and new artists. Without your support, this wouldn’t have been possible.

The artistic possibilities for the future are limitless. Thank you for the part you have played. We couldn’t have done it without you.

It’s not about donating to a building. It’s about making a real contribution to the cultural life of Britain for many decades to come.
Susan Gilchrist, Chairman of Southbank Centre Board of Governors

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Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
Various times | 18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
18 Sep 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
Various times | 18 Sep 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
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

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Schhool girls and mentors on the London Eye for International Day of the Girl
7:30 am
Thu 11 Oct 2018
7:30 am | Thu 11 Oct 2018
Dive into a day of inspiring and empowering workshops and activities for girls aged 13 - 18
Dive into a day of inspiring and empowering workshops and activities for girls aged 13 - 18

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Fri 12 Oct 2018
4:30 pm | Fri 12 Oct 2018
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibition
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibition
10:30 am
Fri 19 Oct 2018
10:30 am | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Discover the Odyssey's mythical world of gods, giants and sirens in this day for schools
Discover the Odyssey's mythical world of gods, giants and sirens in this day for schools
Space Shifters Schools Takeover, young people in the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

10:00 am
Tue 20 Nov 2018
10:00 am | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
A day of peer-led workshops and tours exploring Space Shifters, for students in Years 5 and 6
A day of peer-led workshops and tours exploring Space Shifters, for students in Years 5 and 6
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Various times | 15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
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
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
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

Let The Light In stories

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After two years of painstaking restoration and refurbishment, our iconic art gallery is open to the public once again
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Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
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Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it