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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7:30 pm
Sun 01 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear Margo Jefferson talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about pop icon Michael Jackson
Hear Margo Jefferson talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about pop icon Michael Jackson
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7:30 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 03 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
How do we stay sane in an anxious world? In this talk, Matt Haig considers how to feel happy
How do we stay sane in an anxious world? In this talk, Matt Haig considers how to feel happy
Adapted hero image of AM Homes
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join the bracingly insightful author as she discusses her new book Days of Awe
Join the bracingly insightful author as she discusses her new book Days of Awe
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128733 BBC World Book Club: Hilary Mantel 2018

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7:30 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
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10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
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The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel
The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel
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12:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
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Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
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1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
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Highly acclaimed author Hilary Mantel discusses her chart-topping novel Bring Up the Bodies
Highly acclaimed author Hilary Mantel discusses her chart-topping novel Bring Up the Bodies
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128763 Colm Tóibín and Rachel Whiteread: The Art of Collaboration 2018

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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
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Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
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Listen in as two renowned writers discuss family dynamics, memory and desire in literature
Listen in as two renowned writers discuss family dynamics, memory and desire in literature
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6:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
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Hear from the prize-winning author on the relationship between humour and suffering
Hear from the prize-winning author on the relationship between humour and suffering

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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

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