Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 January
Weekend events from 10am - 6pm

With two jam-packed days of events, you can immerse yourself in the changing world of the early 1900s. A huge range of talks, debates, discussions and films reveal how old certainties were shattered by a new generation. View the Full Weekend Listings for a detailed timetable.

From intimate discussions to films to talks with some of the greatest thinkers of our time; activities throughout the weekend include:

Noise Bites give you an intense, whistle-stop tour through the need-to-know topics from this weekend.

How did the invention of radio both bring the world closer together and give us the tools to break it apart?
What gave women the idea that they should have rights?
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald - what made Art Nouveau so nouveau?
Why was Scott prepared to die in the name of British glory?

Join top speakers for in-depth discussions of the fundamental questions of early 20th century.

Marcus Du Sautoy delves into Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
Lisa Appignanesi discusses the huge impact of Freud on the art and thinking of the next century.
Alex Ross, the author of The Rest Is Noise, charts the emergence of radical new musical languages in the early 20th century, taking Strauss's Salome as a point of departure.
Helen Carr and Sam Riviere explore Ezra Pound's experimental poetry.
Neil Bartlett discusses the dark eroticism of Salome - the troubling and beguiling heroine of Strauss' seminal work.

...Schoenberg! Curious about Schoenberg but scared off by the terminology? Then grab a coffee and come together to this fun, informal and practical session lead by animateur Fraser Trainer on Sunday.

Don't know where to start? Let our industry experts bring music to life in these beginner's guides. This weekend the session is led by Southbank Centre's Head of Classical Music Gillian Moore.

Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice
The BBC's The Sound Of Fury TV series. We also screen the premiere of three episodes of the brand new series Wrecking Ball, Free for all and Easy Listening

Activities and events all over the site allowing you to get the full flavour of this exciting time of change.

A Weekend Pass is the best way to plunge into the early 20th century head-first - a world of Suffragettes, Einstein, Freud, Klimt, Schoenberg and revolution.

*concerts are not included in the Day or Weekend Passes

Early Bird Tickets
Special Early Bird price of £12 for any day pass or £20 for any weekend pass if booked before midnight on Thursday 31 January.

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