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Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of Brutalist architecture.

The exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world, while its rich history includes exhibitions by modern pioneers such as Paul Klee, Lucio Fontana, Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley, and Anthony Caro.

About our renovation project

Between September 2015 and January 2018, the gallery was closed for a two-year refurbishment project, the focus of which was the replacement of its 66 iconic pyramid rooflights. 

This project was made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, trusts and foundations and over 50,000 individuals and Southbank Centre friends supporting our Let The Light In fundraising campaign.

What the Hayward brings to the party is a genuine independence of vision: a sense that the crowd is being led, not followed. Hayward shows don’t preach, accuse or bang the drum. They dart about the perimeters of art, making clever connections and delightful observations.
Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times

Hayward Gallery opening times

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed.
Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

Cafe

11am — 7pm Sunday, Monday & Wednesday
Closed Tuesdays 
11am — 11pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday

About Hayward Gallery Cafe

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all events

Free

Free

22 June 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Ever wondered what a gypsy Balkan brass band sounds like? Come along and find out from Op Sa!
Ever wondered what a gypsy Balkan brass band sounds like? Come along and find out from Op Sa!
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
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7:45 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
The Welsh trio play an exciting set at Meltdown, with support from the dreamy indie pop of Kidsmoke
The Welsh trio play an exciting set at Meltdown, with support from the dreamy indie pop of Kidsmoke
Daniel P Carter will be performing at Friday I'm in Love

Free

Free

Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party
Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for Meltdown
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for...
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International street artist Lakwena

Free

Free

14 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
Art
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Yuan Goang-Ming Tomorrowland

Free

Free

Various times
until 6 Aug 2018
Various times | until 6 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape

Free

Free

Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers
James Walsh

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
7:45 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
Eat Static DJ
11:00 pm
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
11:00 pm | 23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Don't miss a DJ set of timeless but unpredictable tunes at this Meltdown special of Concrete Lates
Don't miss a DJ set of timeless but unpredictable tunes at this Meltdown special of Concrete...

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 17 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 17 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a stellar line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a stellar line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
6:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
6:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The Leicester-based instrumental band reunites on stage for a special one-off performance at Meltdown
The Leicester-based instrumental band reunites on stage for a special one-off performance at...
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Curator Robert Smith closes the 25th Meltdown festival with an exclusive two-hour show
Curator Robert Smith closes the 25th Meltdown festival with an exclusive two-hour show
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DJ Tom Robinson

Free

Free

10:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
10:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Join us for the Meltdown afterparty to end all afterparties
Join us for the Meltdown afterparty to end all afterparties
Dragon Babies - Gamelan for 3-5 year olds, Gamelan Room
Various times
until 16 Jul 2018
Various times | until 16 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Sold out
7:45 pm
Mon 25 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 25 Jun 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
until 17 Jul 2018
Various times | until 17 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
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
until 19 Jul 2018
Various times | until 19 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
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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7:00 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
The renowned LGBTQ+ literary salon returns, with readings by Philip Hensher and others
The renowned LGBTQ+ literary salon returns, with readings by Philip Hensher and others
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
The inimitable comedian dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous
The inimitable comedian dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren

Free

Free

Various times
27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Various times | 27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Hear over 1000 young musicians from Wandsworth schools performing in this two-day gala
Hear over 1000 young musicians from Wandsworth schools performing in this two-day gala
Various times
until 26 Jul 2018
Various times | until 26 Jul 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
8:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.

Free

Free

Various times
until 13 Jul 2018
Various times | until 13 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 29 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 29 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear traditional Syrian and Arabic folk songs at this free gig
Hear traditional Syrian and Arabic folk songs at this free gig

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 29 Jun 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 29 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear beautiful Kurdish folk music from this talented singer
Hear beautiful Kurdish folk music from this talented singer
Various times
Sat 30 Jun 2018
Various times | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Choral
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's junior programme celebrates the end of the year
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's junior programme celebrates the end of the...
.......
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus
headshot
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

Free

Free

1:15 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
1:15 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Marvel at the musical mastery of Lambeth’s primary Year 4 Musitrax Band
Marvel at the musical mastery of Lambeth’s primary Year 4 Musitrax Band
Various times
until 2 Jul 2018
Various times | until 2 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
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Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Lambeth’s primary year 4 string musicians take the stage for the eighth Lambeth Musitrax Festival
Lambeth’s primary year 4 string musicians take the stage for the eighth Lambeth Musitrax Festival

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
6:30 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Consider the Nobel Prize-winning musician’s lyrics from throughout his storied career
Consider the Nobel Prize-winning musician’s lyrics from throughout his storied career
matt haig, autor, 2015
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
7:45 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 03 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.

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7:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
Installation view of Lee Bul, Willing To Be Vulnerable - Metalized Balloon, 2015-16 at Hayward Gallery, 2018. © Lee Bul, Photo: Linda Nylind

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Jul 2018
Various times | until 4 Jul 2018
Art
Be one of the first to see this solo show of the artist’s pioneering multidimensional work
Be one of the first to see this solo show of the artist’s pioneering multidimensional work
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
Discover the work of the countercultural poetry publisher in this showcase
Discover the work of the countercultural poetry publisher in this showcase
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
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
Concrete Lates: Laurel Halo, Cocou Chloe, Covco & Object Blue
Various times
5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Various times | 5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
People enjoying the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

Free

Various times
6 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Various times | 6 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
Various times
6 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Various times | 6 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 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
Various times
6 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Various times | 6 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The illustrious Burt Bacharach returns to the stage to perform two shows in Royal Festival Hall
The illustrious Burt Bacharach returns to the stage to perform two shows in Royal Festival Hall
Man Booker 50 headshots
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
8:00 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk
Man Booker 50 headshots

128737 Eleanor Catton and Colm Tóibín: From Page to Screen 2018,

128824 How to Edit Your Novel 2018,

128825 Eleanor Catton: The First Page 2018

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10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
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Howard Jacobson headshot

Free

Free

10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
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
Man Booker 50 headshots

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12:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
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
Hilary Mantel headshot

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
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
Emma Paterson headshot

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1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
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Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Man Booker 50 headshots

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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
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Man Booker 50 headshots

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
Literature
Writers
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
Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
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
Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Man Booker 50 headshots

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6:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
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
Ben Okri headshot

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6:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear the acclaimed novelist and poet discuss the creative act of reading
Hear the acclaimed novelist and poet discuss the creative act of reading
Various times
7 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Various times | 7 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
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Man Booker 50 headshots

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
See Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai in conversation with her mother, award-winning writer Anita Desai
See Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai in conversation with her mother, award-winning writer Anita...
Man Booker 50 headshots

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Watch the award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s classic novel before a Q&A with the author
Watch the award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s classic novel before a Q&A with the...
Man Booker 50 headshots

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11:30 am
Sun 08 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear four boundary-pushing writers discuss experimentation in fiction
Hear four boundary-pushing writers discuss experimentation in fiction
Julian Barnes headshot

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11:30 am
Sun 08 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
The award-winning writers discuss their literary passions, influences and storytelling techniques
The award-winning writers discuss their literary passions, influences and storytelling techniques
Man Booker 50 headshots

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1:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Explore the art of scene setting in this hands-on workshop
Explore the art of scene setting in this hands-on workshop
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Man Booker 50 headshots

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1:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear the renowned author and artist discuss their creative collaboration
Hear the renowned author and artist discuss their creative collaboration
Man Booker 50 headshots

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2:30 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Don’t miss this first-ever unchaired talk between two legendary Man Booker Prize winners
Don’t miss this first-ever unchaired talk between two legendary Man Booker Prize winners

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2:30 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Learn the tricks of the trade for editing your novel
Learn the tricks of the trade for editing your novel
Kamila_Shamsie headshot

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2:30 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Rethink the world in this discussion of literature, belonging and identity
Rethink the world in this discussion of literature, belonging and identity
Graeme Macrae Burnet headshot

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4:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Learn from the best in this workshop on research and fiction
Learn from the best in this workshop on research and fiction
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Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Listen and laugh as these award-winning authors discuss the challenges of writing comic novels
Listen and laugh as these award-winning authors discuss the challenges of writing comic novels
Man Booker 50 headshots

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5:30 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Explore the future of the novel in this literary debate
Explore the future of the novel in this literary debate
Golden Man Booker prize - shortlisted novels

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7:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Don’t miss the literary event of the year, as the winner of the Golden Man Booker is announced
Don’t miss the literary event of the year, as the winner of the Golden Man Booker is announced
7:30 pm
Mon 09 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 09 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear new works by the brightest young composers
Hear new works by the brightest young composers
7:45 pm
Mon 09 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 09 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Revel in the sounds of Brazil with a performance by one of its finest guitarists and musicians
Revel in the sounds of Brazil with a performance by one of its finest guitarists and musicians
7:30 pm
Tue 10 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Listen to sublime music from both sides of ‘the pond’, performed by the Lewisham Choral Society
Listen to sublime music from both sides of ‘the pond’, performed by the Lewisham Choral Society
Photo of two pianists performing as Four Hands One Steinway at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Tue 10 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 10 Jul 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Be in safe hands with Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong’s programme of piano duets, old and new
Be in safe hands with Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong’s programme of piano duets, old and new
11 July 2018
Art
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Southwark Splash Anthology, Young people performing on stage
Various times
Wed 11 Jul 2018
Various times | Wed 11 Jul 2018
Let’s hear it for the tenth anniversary of the performance project for Southwark primary schools
Let’s hear it for the tenth anniversary of the performance project for Southwark primary schools
7:45 pm
Thu 12 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Thu 12 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear Tarang’s new sound as they debut tracks from their new album.
Hear Tarang’s new sound as they debut tracks from their new album.
6:30 pm
Fri 13 Jul 2018
6:30 pm | Fri 13 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Jazz-fusion singer Carmen Souza connects with her Creole ancestors
Jazz-fusion singer Carmen Souza connects with her Creole ancestors
8:30 pm
Fri 13 Jul 2018
8:30 pm | Fri 13 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Classical Dance
Let this orchestra’s rich repertoire transport you to Argentina with two rousing performances
Let this orchestra’s rich repertoire transport you to Argentina with two rousing performances
7:30 pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 14 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
7:45 pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 14 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
The Braid Ensemble debuts emotionally charged vocal and instrumental works by composer David Braid
The Braid Ensemble debuts emotionally charged vocal and instrumental works by composer David Braid
3:00 pm
Sun 15 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 15 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
7:45 pm
Sun 15 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 15 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Experience a rip-roaring jazz odyssey from Odessa to Cossack Russia and 1930s Paris
Experience a rip-roaring jazz odyssey from Odessa to Cossack Russia and 1930s Paris

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Mon 16 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 16 Jul 2018
Politics & History
Society & Activism
Catch a glimpse of the life and legacy of Mandela at a debate chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi
Catch a glimpse of the life and legacy of Mandela at a debate chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi
7:30 pm
Mon 16 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 16 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear specially commissioned literary responses to our Lee Bul exhibition
Hear specially commissioned literary responses to our Lee Bul exhibition
Nelson Mandela visits Hlengiwe

Free

Free

Various times
17 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Various times | 17 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
7:00 pm
Tue 17 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 17 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
A musical night celebrating a successful year of learning and growth at Edmund Waller Primary School
A musical night celebrating a successful year of learning and growth at Edmund Waller Primary School
7:45 pm
Tue 17 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 17 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Join The Tango Siempre septet for a retrospective of their tango repertoire
Join The Tango Siempre septet for a retrospective of their tango repertoire
7:30 pm
Wed 18 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 18 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Settle in for a special acoustic set with the three-time Grammy Award winner in Queen Elizabeth Hall
Settle in for a special acoustic set with the three-time Grammy Award winner in Queen Elizabeth Hall
7:45 pm
Wed 18 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Wed 18 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Step into the spirit of Havana at this performance packed with new music by award-winning composers
Step into the spirit of Havana at this performance packed with new music by award-winning composers
7:30 pm
Thu 19 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 19 Jul 2018
Literature
Performance & Dance
Kick back and groove at this hip-hop and poetry-infused house party
Kick back and groove at this hip-hop and poetry-infused house party

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 20 Jul 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 20 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Experience the traditional sounds of Congolese music with a contemporary twist
Experience the traditional sounds of Congolese music with a contemporary twist
7:45 pm
Fri 20 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 20 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Be the first to see the short film adaption of Nnedi Okorafor’s award-winning story
Be the first to see the short film adaption of Nnedi Okorafor’s award-winning story
Various times
20 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Various times | 20 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Don’t miss this award-winning theatre performance following two women’s fight for civil rights
Don’t miss this award-winning theatre performance following two women’s fight for civil rights
11:00 am
Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:00 am | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Enjoy a day of talks, debates and workshops with our Saturday Talks Pass
Enjoy a day of talks, debates and workshops with our Saturday Talks Pass
Catwalk at Africa Utopia 2015
11:00 am
21 Jul 2018 - 23 Jul 2018
11:00 am | 21 Jul 2018 - 23 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Join us for a weekend of talks, debates and workshops exploring the theme of Pan-Africanism
Join us for a weekend of talks, debates and workshops exploring the theme of Pan-Africanism
Photograph of a dancer performing with a long yellow headscarf swirling around her, to promote the Head Wrap Bar at Southbank Centre's Africa Utopia festival

Free

Free

11:30 am
Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Wrap your head around hair at an event exploring hair in practice, performance and poetry
Wrap your head around hair at an event exploring hair in practice, performance and poetry
11:30 am
Sat 21 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Join us for our festival-opening keynote, exploring this year’s theme of Pan-Africanism
Join us for our festival-opening keynote, exploring this year’s theme of Pan-Africanism

Free

Free

Various times
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Various times | 21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Browse this specially curated festival market for the latest fashion, art, books and more
Browse this specially curated festival market for the latest fashion, art, books and more

Free

Free

Various times
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Various times | 21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Immerse yourself in awesome African music and dance at free pop-up performances
Immerse yourself in awesome African music and dance at free pop-up performances

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Make your story history by adding your own snapshots to a digital archive of black British life
Make your story history by adding your own snapshots to a digital archive of black British life
Photo showing two women posing in a headscarf and a neck scarf

Free

Free

Various times
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Various times | 21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Art
Get crafty and colourful with African fabrics at a textiles workshop open to all levels
Get crafty and colourful with African fabrics at a textiles workshop open to all levels
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Join this fun Pidgin language learning workshop
Join this fun Pidgin language learning workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Explore your imagination with screenwriter CJ Obasi
Explore your imagination with screenwriter CJ Obasi
Naatal Presents Africa Utopia Member's Salon 2016.26th August 2016.
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Join us to celebrate some of 2018’s outstanding contemporary African literature
Join us to celebrate some of 2018’s outstanding contemporary African literature
Naatal Presents Africa Utopia Member's Salon 2016.26th August 2016.
2:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Listen to live readings exploring what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman
Listen to live readings exploring what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman
2:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Learn some Swahili phrases in this fun, interactive workshop
Learn some Swahili phrases in this fun, interactive workshop
4:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Listen and learn as this panel considers what a truly united African continent might look like
Listen and learn as this panel considers what a truly united African continent might look like
Africa Utopia Catwalk

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Show off your African-inspired street style in this open catwalk event for all ages
Show off your African-inspired street style in this open catwalk event for all ages

Free

Free

5:15 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
5:15 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Enjoy an energetic collaboration of fashion, music and art in this creativity-packed catwalk event
Enjoy an energetic collaboration of fashion, music and art in this creativity-packed catwalk event

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Gigs
Bust a move and let loose at this lively block party for Africa Utopia
Bust a move and let loose at this lively block party for Africa Utopia
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Chineke! Orchestra returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Utopia in a jazz-infused programme
Chineke! Orchestra returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Utopia in a jazz-infused programme
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear married musical duo Amadou & Mariam play their latest album, La Confusion
Hear married musical duo Amadou & Mariam play their latest album, La Confusion
8:00 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The laughs return as the best comedians of the diaspora address the issues facing Africa
The laughs return as the best comedians of the diaspora address the issues facing Africa
11:00 am
Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00 am | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Come to this workshop to explore how to craft a solo performance that connects with your ancestry
Come to this workshop to explore how to craft a solo performance that connects with your ancestry
11:30 am
Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sun 22 Jul 2018
The ever-popular Pram Jam returns for a session influenced by African music and dance
The ever-popular Pram Jam returns for a session influenced by African music and dance
Africa Utopia Sunday
11:30 am
Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Enjoy a day of talks, debates and workshops with our Sunday Talks Pass
Enjoy a day of talks, debates and workshops with our Sunday Talks Pass
12:00 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Discover timeless and undiscovered works of poetry from the African literary canon
Discover timeless and undiscovered works of poetry from the African literary canon
Naatal Presents Africa Utopia Member's Salon 2016.26th August 2016.
12:00 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Is this the ultimate comfort food?
Is this the ultimate comfort food?

Free

Free

12:45 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
12:45 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Spirited solo excerpt from one half of the dance company’s latest show, A Night’s Game
Spirited solo excerpt from one half of the dance company’s latest show, A Night’s Game
Photo of children and adults joining in a dance workshop together at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

1:15 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
1:15 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Learn dynamic dance moves at an open workshop
Learn dynamic dance moves at an open workshop
1:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Hear speakers reflect on how their lives have been shaped by Pan-Africanism and other movements
Hear speakers reflect on how their lives have been shaped by Pan-Africanism and other movements
1:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Join a bold anti-conference that envisions black, POC, disabled, queer, trans and feminist futures
Join a bold anti-conference that envisions black, POC, disabled, queer, trans and feminist futures

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Buckle up for your trip to sit centre stage with the orchestra in this immersive performance
Buckle up for your trip to sit centre stage with the orchestra in this immersive performance
3:00 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Look to the future as artists, activists and thinkers discuss what’s next for the African continent
Look to the future as artists, activists and thinkers discuss what’s next for the African...
Photo of Nelson Mandela raising his clenched fist
Various times
Sun 22 Jul 2018
Various times | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Join this guided walk for an interactive learning experience
Join this guided walk for an interactive learning experience
Photograph of two men dancing

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
3:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
See dancers battle it out to Afrobeats at this workshop led by duo HomeBros
See dancers battle it out to Afrobeats at this workshop led by duo HomeBros

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear talented young orchestral musicians perform works by composers of African descent
Hear talented young orchestral musicians perform works by composers of African descent
7:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
See this bold and interactive performance set in a new utopian nation
See this bold and interactive performance set in a new utopian nation
Paul Burston_Polari_image_credit_justin david
7:30 pm
Tue 24 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
The beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon hears from Lesley Thomson and more in this midsummer outing
The beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon hears from Lesley Thomson and more in this midsummer outing
Various times
24 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Various times | 24 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Find out what all the buzz is about as Hot Brown Honey present a dazzling theatrical spectacular
Find out what all the buzz is about as Hot Brown Honey present a dazzling theatrical spectacular
The Jam Shed Supper Club Summer
Various times
24 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Various times | 24 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Join MasterChef contestants for delectable fare at this supper club overlooking the Thames
Join MasterChef contestants for delectable fare at this supper club overlooking the Thames
7:30 pm
Wed 25 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 25 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
Enjoy exciting new voices at the Poetry Book Society's Summer Showcase at Southbank Centre
Enjoy exciting new voices at the Poetry Book Society's Summer Showcase at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

9:15 pm
Wed 25 Jul 2018
9:15 pm | Wed 25 Jul 2018
Kick off the weekend with an outdoor screening of this brilliant Whoopi Goldberg caper
Kick off the weekend with an outdoor screening of this brilliant Whoopi Goldberg caper
Language Shift, collage art

Free

Free

Various times
26 Jul 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Various times | 26 Jul 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Literature
Poetry
Explore visual artwork that maps poems written in endangered European languages in this exhibition
Explore visual artwork that maps poems written in endangered European languages in this exhibition
Heart 'n Soul. The Beautiful Octopus Club Festival, Royal Festival Hall.

Free

Free

Various times
26 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Various times | 26 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Gigs
Urban
Get your groove on to summer tunes at this dance party overlooking the river
Get your groove on to summer tunes at this dance party overlooking the river
Return of the Celts by Mary Kuper

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Thu 26 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Jul 2018
Art
Literature
Witness visual and literary responses to endangered European languages at this exhibition launch
Witness visual and literary responses to endangered European languages at this exhibition launch
Life is Wonderful - Mandela's Unsung Heroes

Free

Free

Various times
27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Various times | 27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Discover the story behind Mandela’s trial in this new film, directed by Sir Nick Stadlen
Discover the story behind Mandela’s trial in this new film, directed by Sir Nick Stadlen

Free

Free

Various times
27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Various times | 27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Raise your voice in joy at this weekend of free singing performances and workshops
Raise your voice in joy at this weekend of free singing performances and workshops
9:30 am
Sat 28 Jul 2018
9:30 am | Sat 28 Jul 2018
Art
Get the most out of the exhibition with this What You Need to Know in-depth look at Lee Bul's work
Get the most out of the exhibition with this What You Need to Know in-depth look at Lee Bul's...
 ZooNation Presents The Next Generation 2018
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Don’t miss a spectacular show of dance and musical talent created for and by young people
Don’t miss a spectacular show of dance and musical talent created for and by young people
Skyscraper view
8:00 pm
Wed 01 Aug 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 01 Aug 2018
Literature
Poetry
Walk in the footsteps of the volatile French genius through original poetry and music
Walk in the footsteps of the volatile French genius through original poetry and music
Bicycle-powered cinema - Labyrinth

Free

Free

9:15 pm
Wed 01 Aug 2018
9:15 pm | Wed 01 Aug 2018
Journey through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered at an outdoor screening of the classic film
Journey through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered at an outdoor screening of the classic film
Image of a boy in front of building blocks, CRXSS PLATFXRM 2018

Free

Free

Various times
3 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
Various times | 3 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
Uncover the new wave of multi-disciplinary UK street artists with a Peckham-founded showcase
Uncover the new wave of multi-disciplinary UK street artists with a Peckham-founded showcase
Various times
7 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Various times | 7 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Follow young inventor Monty as he creates a world of wacky inventions and incredible monsters
Follow young inventor Monty as he creates a world of wacky inventions and incredible monsters

Free

Free

9:15 pm
Wed 08 Aug 2018
9:15 pm | Wed 08 Aug 2018
Let your hair down with the original 1988 oddball teen dance drama, directed by John Waters
Let your hair down with the original 1988 oddball teen dance drama, directed by John Waters

Free

Free

Various times
10 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Various times | 10 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Looking for live art to challenge and inspire you? Open your mind at the Summertime stage takeover
Looking for live art to challenge and inspire you? Open your mind at the Summertime stage takeover

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Sat 11 Aug 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 11 Aug 2018
Be at this performance about the smuggled Shakespeare book that inspired Mandela
Be at this performance about the smuggled Shakespeare book that inspired Mandela
Various times
14 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Various times | 14 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
A high-octane exploration of the limits of human strength from the acclaimed acrobatic troupe
A high-octane exploration of the limits of human strength from the acclaimed acrobatic troupe
Bicycle-powered cinema - The Greatest Showman

Free

Free

9:15 pm
Wed 15 Aug 2018
9:15 pm | Wed 15 Aug 2018
Roll up! Roll up! Catch an outdoor screening of the 2017 smash hit starring Hugh Jackman
Roll up! Roll up! Catch an outdoor screening of the 2017 smash hit starring Hugh Jackman

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Thu 16 Aug 2018
2:30 pm | Thu 16 Aug 2018
Hear Mandela’s daughter and great-granddaughters discuss their children’s book on his life
Hear Mandela’s daughter and great-granddaughters discuss their children’s book on his life
A woman hoola hooping

Free

Free

Various times
17 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Various times | 17 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Stop clowning around – it’s time to take showbiz seriously at the 250th anniversary of circus
Stop clowning around – it’s time to take showbiz seriously at the 250th anniversary of circus
Audience at Talk

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 18 Aug 2018
Various times | Sat 18 Aug 2018
Discover Thuli Madonsela, one man who stood against corruption in South Africa, in this documentary
Discover Thuli Madonsela, one man who stood against corruption in South Africa, in this documentary

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 19 Aug 2018
Various times | Sun 19 Aug 2018
Witness a multi-layered story of the anti-apartheid movement in this documentary film
Witness a multi-layered story of the anti-apartheid movement in this documentary film
Bicycle-powered cinema - Grease

Free

Free

9:15 pm
Wed 22 Aug 2018
9:15 pm | Wed 22 Aug 2018
Spend a summer night with the Pink Ladies and T-Birds at an outdoor screening of the kitsch croon-fest
Spend a summer night with the Pink Ladies and T-Birds at an outdoor screening of the kitsch...
Various times
23 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Various times | 23 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Storytelling, puppetry and a magical original score combine in this show about following your dreams
Storytelling, puppetry and a magical original score combine in this show about following your dreams
Rinse Bloc Party on the Royal festival Hall Terrace

Free

Free

Various times
24 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Various times | 24 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Gigs
Urban
See the summer out in style with four days of music, performance and dance
See the summer out in style with four days of music, performance and dance
 Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra
5:00 pm
Sun 26 Aug 2018
5:00 pm | Sun 26 Aug 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Revel in the energy of youth at an orchestral performance of young musicians from across Europe
Revel in the energy of youth at an orchestral performance of young musicians from across Europe
7:30 pm
Tue 28 Aug 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 28 Aug 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author explores human behaviour through the lives of artists
The Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author explores human behaviour through the lives of artists
Various times
28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Various times | 28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Performance & Dance
Embrace the darkness in this comic and musical concert inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic world
Embrace the darkness in this comic and musical concert inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic world
Discwoman collective
Various times
30 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Various times | 30 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lose yourself in the sounds of DJs from New York-based electronic music platform Discwoman
Lose yourself in the sounds of DJs from New York-based electronic music platform Discwoman
Velvet Petal. Scottish Dance Theatre, CEPROMUSIC. Dundee Rep Theatre. July 2016
Various times
31 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Various times | 31 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
This intimate dance work explores the transformative power of beauty
This intimate dance work explores the transformative power of beauty
8:00 pm
Mon 03 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Mon 03 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
The two musicians reunite to perform from their new multi-genre album Wildflower Blues
The two musicians reunite to perform from their new multi-genre album Wildflower Blues
7:30 pm
Tue 04 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
What do theatre and chess have in common with other games people play with each other?
What do theatre and chess have in common with other games people play with each other?
Khaled Hosseini headshot
7:30 pm
Tue 04 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Sep 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
In this exclusive talk, the author reflects on his latest book and what fiction can do in dark times
In this exclusive talk, the author reflects on his latest book and what fiction can do in dark times
7:45 pm
Tue 04 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 04 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
A woman reads and reflects upon Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks in this provocative work
A woman reads and reflects upon Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks in this provocative work
Dancers and live musicians on stage
Various times
Wed 05 Sep 2018
Various times | Wed 05 Sep 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
A fusion of dance and live music from the British Paraorchestra, inspired by theoretical physics
A fusion of dance and live music from the British Paraorchestra, inspired by theoretical physics
Various times
5 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Various times | 5 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
An international mosaic of monologues about difference, disability and what it means to be human.
An international mosaic of monologues about difference, disability and what it means to be human.
Please do not crop, artist feels strongly about the framing of the picture.
10:30 am
Thu 06 Sep 2018
10:30 am | Thu 06 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Welcome to a day of art that reconsiders bodies and abilities
Welcome to a day of art that reconsiders bodies and abilities

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 07 Sep 2018
Various times | Fri 07 Sep 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Listen to live music and performance and take part in interactive zones
Listen to live music and performance and take part in interactive zones
7:30 pm
Fri 07 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 07 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
A blind sitar player, orchestra and story teller unravel the concept of divine sight
A blind sitar player, orchestra and story teller unravel the concept of divine sight
7:45 pm
Fri 07 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 07 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Comedian Laurence Clark explains what it’s really like to be a parent with cerebral palsy
Comedian Laurence Clark explains what it’s really like to be a parent with cerebral palsy
Children participating in a performance

Free

Free

10:00 am
Sat 08 Sep 2018
10:00 am | Sat 08 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Come out of your shell on an interactive adventure with Snigel the snail
Come out of your shell on an interactive adventure with Snigel the snail
Various times
Sat 08 Sep 2018
Various times | Sat 08 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Writer and comedian Jackie Hagan presents a new show featuring the voices of skint disabled people
Writer and comedian Jackie Hagan presents a new show featuring the voices of skint disabled people
House of Krip - Vogue Ball performer

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Sat 08 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Sat 08 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Strike a pose with Deaf and disabled performers at vogue ball live shows and open workshops
Strike a pose with Deaf and disabled performers at vogue ball live shows and open workshops

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 09 Sep 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 09 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Circus
Disabled and non-disabled people are invited to take part in a free samba school
Disabled and non-disabled people are invited to take part in a free samba school
Dan Daw, On One Condition
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Delve into dance works examining identity and disability from two performance artists
Delve into dance works examining identity and disability from two performance artists
Chilly Gonzales performs a one-off show accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Julian Buckley at the Barbican, London on Saturday 20 Oct. 2012...Photo by Mark Allan
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Join the genre-defying pianist as he plays beguiling pieces from the Solo Piano cycle
Join the genre-defying pianist as he plays beguiling pieces from the Solo Piano cycle
7:00 pm
Wed 12 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 12 Sep 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Take a journey to the American south with the country and folk singer-songwriter and Nashville actor
Take a journey to the American south with the country and folk singer-songwriter and Nashville actor
Whyte Horses Experience
7:30 pm
Thu 13 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
A rare live appearance from the enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group with special guests
A rare live appearance from the enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group with special guests
7:30 pm
Fri 14 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Sep 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the collaborative debut album from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Hear the collaborative debut album from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Photograph of the members of sax quartet Marici Saxes, who perform at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Fri 14 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 14 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
See a new side to the saxophone with a diverse palette of music from this all-female quartet
See a new side to the saxophone with a diverse palette of music from this all-female quartet
Paris, le 2 Novembre 2016.Portrait de Yaron Herman accompagné de Ziv et Bastien Burger
7:45 pm
Sat 15 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 15 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear the award-winning Israeli jazz pianist perform his latest album live
Hear the award-winning Israeli jazz pianist perform his latest album live
2:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Get all your pressing classical music questions answered in this interactive concert experience
Get all your pressing classical music questions answered in this interactive concert experience
3:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza celebrating his greatest works
An all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza celebrating his greatest works
4:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Aurora Orchestra conjure spirits and myths from Frankenstein to Beethoven in this phantasmagoria
Aurora Orchestra conjure spirits and myths from Frankenstein to Beethoven in this phantasmagoria
17 Sep - 21 Sep 2018
Classical music
Join this essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian classical music
Join this essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian...
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
Gigs
Folk & World
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
Gigs
Folk & World
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
Didisha and Chris McCabe
7:00 pm
Tue 18 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 18 Sep 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
See the most coveted poetry prizes in the British Isles awarded live
See the most coveted poetry prizes in the British Isles awarded live
7:30 pm
Tue 18 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 18 Sep 2018
Classical music
See the legendary composer perform and conduct 60 years of music and movies
See the legendary composer perform and conduct 60 years of music and movies

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 19 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 19 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Stephen Cleobury performs profoundly expressive music by Herbert Howells
Stephen Cleobury performs profoundly expressive music by Herbert Howells
7:30 pm
Thu 20 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 20 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Bill Ryder-Jones play from his latest album
Hear multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Bill Ryder-Jones play from his latest album
Various times
20 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Various times | 20 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Reflect on the notion of truth and lies in our messy modern age in this thought-provoking theatre show
Reflect on the notion of truth and lies in our messy modern age in this thought-provoking theatre...
8:00 pm
Fri 21 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 21 Sep 2018
Gigs
Hear the haunting, evocative vocals of the California singer in this show
Hear the haunting, evocative vocals of the California singer in this show
12:00 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
Gigs
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
6:30 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
6:30 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
7:30 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
The London Concert Orchestra performs your favourite sci-fi film scores live
The London Concert Orchestra performs your favourite sci-fi film scores live
composer, Lubomyr Melnyk
7:45 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Witness the pioneering pianist perform in his own musical language, 'Continuous Piano Music'
Witness the pioneering pianist perform in his own musical language, 'Continuous Piano...
Kumar Bose and Tejendra Majumdar
5:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Classical music
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists
Photo portrait of the musician Masayoshi Fujita
7:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album

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7:30 pm
Tue 25 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment
7:45 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Catch the iconic jazz vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Catch the iconic jazz vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Talks & Topics
Children & 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
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Sep 2018
Classical music
Choral
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
HSKUL 20160913 Esa-Pekka Salonen harjoituttaa Kevätuhria . Kuva Mika Ranta / HS

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7:30 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
7:45 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Ponder the notion of identity in today’s multicultural Europe in this play
Ponder the notion of identity in today’s multicultural Europe in this play
Adults playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 04 Oct 2018
Various times | 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

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 04 Oct 2018
Various times | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
Group of people playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
7:30 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
James Holden
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Group of people playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course