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Celebrating music, art and performance
Discover art and ideas from Africa that are changing the world
Extraordinary work by disabled artists
Experience subtle unfurlings and strange depths in a performance by Nikhil Chopra.
The Blue House was artist Alpha Diagne's home in the Jungle, the refugee camp in Calais.
Pleasure is designed by Studio Long in collaboration with Scenografika.
The Calais Jungle is a small town that captures the needs, culture and hopes of its residents.
See flags of love flying across the Southbank Centre site.
See (and sit on) Jeppe Hein’s witty reinventions of the park bench, each one different from the next.
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof
Start your day with sunshine and stretches by attending summer yoga classes in our Roof Garden
Treat yourself to some of London's tastiest food and drink at Southbank Centre's celebrated food market.
The London Wonderground
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale is brought crashing into the 21st century with street dance and circus.
by Jonathan Kennedy Enyin Otebil with How About Studio
Come and see work by the winner of Southbank Centre's nationwide Design Challenge.
Gaze into a giant glowing two-part heart created using cutting-edge technology and traditional craft methods.
Experience powerful first-person stories of Britain's homeless through this illuminating book, poetry and art collection.
An Intimate Burlesque Cabaret
Miss Polly Rae ('Best Burlesque' London Cabaret Awards 2015) presents a contemporary burlesque cabaret.
Try your luck at guessing the next move of Jeppe Hein’s fickle fountain.
Visit our Archive Studio to discover some of the real-life love stories we’ve collected over time.
Daring, daft, and sexy as hell: this is circus, but not as you know it
Love it or hate it? The concrete landscape of Europe’s largest arts centre still divides opinion.
What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an egg box?Who granted the venue's royal patronage? When was Eurovision hosted here?Southbank Ce ...
Level 5 Function Room
Celebrate the start of Africa Utopia with this special Members' event.
London's cabaret trailblazers are back with a brand new production for 2016.
Learn classic ballroom and Latin dancing routines at this workshop.
Experience the weekend’s entertainment dressed up in one of our fabulous bridesmaid dresses.
It’s time to dance in celebration of all the love at our Big Wedding Weekend!
The legendary Johnny Soulbeats will take you on a magical musical journey.
Join this troupe of traditional musicians and Ceilidh dancers for a rip-roaring barn dance and show.
A drop-in creative writing workshop
If you made vows to a loved one long ago, have you fulfilled them? Or perhaps you and a friend want to make a forever promise to each other.
Learn dances from across the decades at this special Festival of Love dance.
Witness how music can help us all love one another a little bit more.
Spend a romantic evening in the archive studio exploring Southbank Centre's archives with your other half.
Make a secret gift to celebrate your years together with a friend, family member, colleague or lover.
A drop-in portraiture workshop
If you share your life with someone, ask yourself a question: how often do you really look at them?
Royal Festival Hall
Enjoy a night of vibrant entertainment from hip-hop artists whose talent belies their age
A retro-fabulous vintage disco for the under 5’s
Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance? Join Monski Mouse and her dancers in this early-childhood event that's become an international hit.
Join us to bid farewell to our Festival of Love with a heartfelt bang.
Pay tribute to the late great inspiration that was Prince in this groovy workshop.
An afternoon of craft, making and creating.
Spend your bank holiday with crafty activities themed around the greatest human emotion.
Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic
Why not spend your Bank Holiday learning some new ways to move and groove?
Throughout our summer-long Festival of Love, we have been collecting love stories from visitors.
Immerse yourself in a magical journey with circus for all the family.
African Space Program Part 2
Join Southbank Centre weekend residents Tomorrow's Warriors Youth Ensemble, conducted by Binker Golding, on a tour of Africa jazz giants.
The Royal African Society presents
Find out about the struggle to overcome sexism in Africa’s most populous country.
Liza's back! (is broken) explores all the great Broadway roles that Minnelli should have played.
with Cape Town Opera & Chorus
The life of Nelson Mandela is brought to the stage in an epic operatic tribute
Hear the people behind Mandela Trilogy discuss the opera and the man who inspired it.
Alchemy Book Club: The Kindness of Enemies
Hear Leila Aboulela read from and discuss her new novel The Kindness of Enemies
Folk with Altitude & Southbank Centre present
Hear a genuine desert rock band, sculpted by the searing air and shifting sands of the Sahara.
Groove Baby Presents
Join Southbank Centre regulars Groove Baby for an Africa Utopia special
Take part in a fun and informal social dance workshop.
Written & Directed by Adura Onashile
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Watch the world’s social power dynamics come together in this play about a Nigerian nightclub toilet attendant.
Straight Up…The Next Round
What's your poison? Tempest Rose and ladies from House of Burlesque are ready to mix up the next helping of delicious delights in the return of th ...
The Rhythms Showcase
Witness a performance by dancers of the African diaspora, brought together by London’s Afro Dance Xplosion.
Welcome to the kaleidoscopic world of Asya Satti.
The best comedy from across the African Diaspora
St. Paul’s Pavilion
A Malawian, a Nigerian and a Ghanaian walk into a bar…The Presidents of Laughrica showcases the best comedians of the diaspora as they address th ...
Watch two women dance their way through a labyrinth of histories, fantasies and assumptions.
Hear this singer-songwriter and DJ bring her much-lauded talent to Friday Tonic.
Following the savoury success of last year's event, Pop Up Africa returns with their popular street-food market.
Come and browse our Africa Utopia Marketplace.
Strut your stuff on our Africa Utopia People’s Catwalk.
Young Adult Book Club: The Spider King's Daughter
Meet Chibundu Onuzo, author of The Spider King’s Daughter, columnist for The Guardian and Telegraph Wonder Woman.
Watch as dancers, voguers and African fashion take to the Africa Squad catwalk.
Feat. Rita Ray & The Very Best (DJ Set)
The Very Best, masters of Afro-Electronic vibes with their unique blend of dance, hip-hop and traditional Malawian music, take over the Festival T ...
Explore the rapidly evolving future of African fashion with actor Maame Adjei.
Fancy flash-mobbing the Southbank Centre?
Afro Hip Hop and Spoken Word
Hear talented new voices in spoken word, poetry and rap – and find your own.
Learn new moves and dance routines at this drop-in workshop, led by Homebros.
Come along to the opening day of our Africa Utopia weekend
Learn about African crafting techniques at this drop-in workshop.
Take part in a two-day exploration of how Africa can help to solve the world's problems
A morning of song and dance for little ones
Green Bar, Level 4
Move, groove and sing with your child as our Pram Jam series returns.
Embark on an alphabetical adventure with author Sade Fadipe.
Central Bar Foyer
Take an interactive riverside tour of London's African and Caribbean history.
With Mary Ononokpono
Take part in an antiques hunt led by Mary Ononokpono, illustrator and author of Talulah The Time Traveller.
Afro Dance Xplosion
You don’t have to leave London to be transported to Africa.
Songs from South Africa for all ages
Sing along with South African songs for all ages.
The Chineke! Junior Orchestra showcases some of the UK's most talented young musicians from the BME community.
Experience a high-powered, ultra-modern play of love and lust.
Explore the essence of contemporary African movement and dance through this one-hour workshop.
See how some of Africa’s greatest dishes are cooked up at this interactive event.
Chineke! Orchestra's debut concert last year was described as 'a significant moment in our cultural life'
Invigorate your day with a morning session of Afrikan Yoga
Come along to the final day of our Africa Utopia weekend
Listen to an African retelling of the fairytale of Rapunzel.
with Chineke! Youth Orchestra
Ever wondered what it’s like to be inside an orchestra?
#mbgs The Social Experiment
'Satirically subversive fun and games.
Experience an installation that conveys what it's like to have a speech disability.
Encounter homeless culture through the personal stories of society’s most silenced people.
Be inspired by a photo series of reimagined movie moments starring disabled dancers.
Claire Cunningham Presents
The Way You Look (at me) Tonight is a social sculpture – a sensory journey for two performers and an audience
This series of public artworks by Cameron Morgan celebrates learning disability culture.
Experience work by three Japanese visual artists in their first ever UK show.
Music Hall singer turned purveyor of artificial hip-hop, Ida hosts the best game of Bingo ever! Thrill as your dabbers tremble when you compete to ...
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