Thu 10 Jan 2013

1 Event
Starts at 7:45pm

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series

The Future Starts Here!

Purcell Room

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This concert features linked composers Judith Weir, Olivier Messiaen and Arlene Sierra, two world premieres from the Nephele Ensemble, plus a pre-show masterclass from Weir

Fri 11 Jan 2013

4 Events
Starts at 7:30pm

Joseph Calleja

Royal Festival Hall

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Operatic star Joseph Calleja, the 'Maltese Tenor', makes his long awaited Royal Festival Hall concert debut with a popular selection of his favourite arias together with his own very special tribute to Mario Lanza

Sat 12 Jan 2013

2 Events
Starts at 7:45pm

My!Laika (France)

Popcorn Machine

Purcell Room

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You'll find humour, bold acrobatics, a well-played Chopin waltz and even a popcorn volcano in this hour of surprising circus theatre from My!Laika.

Sun 13 Jan 2013

4 Events
Starts at 1pm

TS Eliot Prize Preview

The Front Room at QEH

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David Morley, one of the trio of judges for this year's TS Eliot Prize, provides an overview of the 2012 shortlist, paying close attention to individual poems and inviting lively comment and debate from the audience.

Starts at 2pm

Dancing Vivaldi

Level 5 Function Room

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Dr Melissa Blanco Borelli, lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Surrey, talks to choreographer Henri Oguike about his upcoming collaboration with the OAE, setting Vivaldi's Four Seasons to new choreography.

Starts at 4pm

My!Laika (France)

Popcorn Machine

Purcell Room

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You'll find humour, bold acrobatics, a well-played Chopin waltz and even a popcorn volcano in this hour of surprising circus theatre from My!Laika.

Starts at 7pm

T S Eliot Prize Readings

Royal Festival Hall

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On the eve of the judges' decision, hear the poets shortlisted for the 2012 TS Eliot Prize read from their works in what has become one of the most loved events of the literary calendar

Mon 14 Jan 2013

1 Event
Starts at 7:45pm

My!Laika (France)

Popcorn Machine

Purcell Room

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You'll find humour, bold acrobatics, a well-played Chopin waltz and even a popcorn volcano in this hour of surprising circus theatre from My!Laika.

Tue 15 Jan 2013

2 Events
Starts at 1:30pm

Young StorySLAM:Live INSET

St. Paul’s Pavilion

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Do your pupils have the Literary X Factor or are they budding writers waiting to be heard? 'Young StorySLAM Live' gives them the chance they have been waiting for!

Starts at 7:45pm

My!Laika (France)

Popcorn Machine

Purcell Room

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You'll find humour, bold acrobatics, a well-played Chopin waltz and even a popcorn volcano in this hour of surprising circus theatre from My!Laika.

Wed 16 Jan 2013

3 Events
Starts at 6:30pm

Members Whisky Club

Premium Whisky Tasting

Members' Bar - level 6

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Spirits consultants and drinks writers Neil Ridley and Joel Harrison take you on a journey through the Super and Ultra Premium end of the single malt Scottish whisky market, with a look at some rare and unusual whiskies, plus a goodie bag to take away at the end.

Starts at 7pm

Gamelan Beginner Course

Southbank Centre Community Gamelan

Gamelan Room

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Come and learn how to play the gamelan orchestra - an array of gongs, drums and metallophones which produce rich, sonorous and mesmerising sounds.

Thu 17 Jan 2013

3 Events
Starts at 6pm

Gamelan Intermediate Course

Southbank Centre Community Gamelan

Gamelan Room

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The intermediate class caters for gamelan students with prior playing experience (approximately two years or more).

Starts at 8pm

Gamelan Advanced Course

Southbank Centre Community Gamelan

Gamelan Room

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The gamelan advanced class is ideal for musicians with more than five years of previous gamelan playing experience.

Fri 18 Jan 2013

5 Events
Starts at 1pm

Robert Mitchell

Central Bar Foyer

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Award-winning pianist Robert Mitchell performs material from his new solo piano album 'The Glimpse' (Whirlwind).

Starts at 5:30pm

Matt Ridley Quartet

The Front Room at QEH

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In this exciting new project, fresh out of the recording studio, virtuoso bassist Matt Ridley showcases his unique compositional style.

Sat 19 Jan 2013

6 Events

Sun 20 Jan 2013

8 Events
Starts at 1pm

Karim Said, piano

Piano Experiments

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Karim Said, the young Jordanian-born pianist and protégé of Daniel Barenboim, performs a trilogy of recitals tracing the progress of piano music through the 20th century.

Starts at 1pm

Pierrot Lunaire

Presented by the Royal Northern College of Music

The Clore Ballroom

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One of Arnold Schoenberg's most important compositions, 'Pierrot Lunaire' is a 'melodrama' for voice and instrumental quartet, an eerie cabaret opera that brings to life 21 poems by Albert Giraud.

Mon 21 Jan 2013

3 Events
Starts at 6pm

WOW Programme Update with Jude

The Clore Ballroom

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Get a special preview of the 2013 WOW - Women of the World festival with Southbank Centre's Artistic Director Jude Kelly and the programming team.

Tue 22 Jan 2013

3 Events
Starts at 6:30pm

Explore the World of KRUG

Champagne and Canapes tasting

Members' Bar - level 6

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Kick off the year in style by exploring the Champagne House of Krug, with rare vintages of Krug paired with delectable canapés including smoked duck, marinated salmon and foie gras.

Starts at 7:45pm

International Writing

Philippe Claudel, Dany Laferrière and Drndić

Level 5 Function Room

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Three great contemporary writers, from France, Haiti and Croatia discuss art and politics, memory and identity, and the importance of place.

Wed 23 Jan 2013

2 Events
Starts at 7:30pm

Freddy Kempf, piano

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Operatic inspiration mixes with some of the most-loved works from the Romantic piano repertoire in British pianist Freddy Kempf's return to the International Piano Series.

Thu 24 Jan 2013

4 Events
Starts at 7:45pm

Wolfe Bowart (Australia)

Letter's End

Purcell Room

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This latest show from American theatre clown Wolfe Bowart once more features his signature mix of physical comedy, illusion, shadow puppetry and interactive film.

Starts at 8pm

Dear World & Everyone in it Launch

Poetry Library

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An eagerly anticipated and groundbreaking new anthology that has defined a generational mood - hybrid, playful, collaborative, ambitious, inclusive, co-operative - is returning to Earth to report its findings.

Fri 25 Jan 2013

4 Events
Starts at 7:45pm

Wolfe Bowart (Australia)

Letter's End

Purcell Room

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This latest show from American theatre clown Wolfe Bowart once more features his signature mix of physical comedy, illusion, shadow puppetry and interactive film.

Sat 26 Jan 2013

5 Events
Starts at 2:30pm

English Visionaries - Exploring

in Partnership with The Royal Philharmonic

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Celebrating the Royal Philharmonic Society's bicentenary and linked to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Elgar's 'The Dream of Gerontius', join us for this keynote talk on the pioneering spirit and drive of Edwardian culture in England and how it shaped artistic thought through the 20th century and beyond.

Starts at 4pm

Wolfe Bowart (Australia)

Letter's End

Purcell Room

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This latest show from American theatre clown Wolfe Bowart once more features his signature mix of physical comedy, illusion, shadow puppetry and interactive film.

Sun 27 Jan 2013

2 Events
Starts at 4pm

Wolfe Bowart (Australia)

Letter's End

Purcell Room

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This latest show from American theatre clown Wolfe Bowart once more features his signature mix of physical comedy, illusion, shadow puppetry and interactive film.

Mon 28 Jan 2013

3 Events
Starts at 7pm

Polari

Level 5 Function Room

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Mark O' Connell headlines the first Polari salon of 2013 with Catching Bullets - Memoirs of a Bond Fan

Starts at 7:30pm

Aimee Mann

Charmer

Royal Festival Hall

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The long awaited new album from Aimee Mann, Charmer, is Influenced by what Mann calls the 'super pop' of the 1970s and 1980s, and includes a duet with James Mercer of The Shins on 'Living a Lie.

Tue 29 Jan 2013

4 Events
Starts at 6:30pm

Members' Wine Club

Wines of the Italian region of Piedmont

Members' Bar - level 6

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Taste a selection of eight wines from the Italian region of Piedmont with our expert from Hallgarten Druitt.

Starts at 7:30pm

London Sinfonietta

Webern and the Second Viennese School

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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The composers of the Second Viennese School, and not least Anton Webern, influenced many of the composers of the second half of the 20th century championed by the London Sinfonietta today

Starts at 7:45pm

Syria Speaks

Golan Haji, Nihad Sirees, Robin Yassin-Kassab

Purcell Room

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In an evening of cutting-edge discussion, three Syrian writers offer their responses to the current crisis in their country and explore how literature can contribute to and shift our understanding of political instability.

Wed 30 Jan 2013

3 Events
Starts at 10am

Light Show

Hayward Gallery

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Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal nature of light, bringing together sculptures and installations that use light in different ways

Starts at 7pm

Art and Light

Purcell Room

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In this special event which marks the opening of 'Light Show' at Hayward Gallery, artists featured in the exhibition including David Batchelor, Conrad Shawcross, Anthony McCall and Leo VIllareal discuss how light inspires their art.

Starts at 7:30pm

Philharmonia Orchestra

Woven Words "Music begins where words end": Lutoslawski Centenary 2013

Royal Festival Hall

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Salonen conducts this special Lutoslawski anniversary concert which includes Musique funèbre, the Piano Concerto with soloist Krystian Zimerman and culminating in Ravel's stirring Daphnis and Chloë

Thu 31 Jan 2013

4 Events
Starts at 10am

Light Show

Hayward Gallery

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Light Show explores the experiential and phenomenal nature of light, bringing together sculptures and installations that use light in different ways

Starts at 6:30pm

Southbank Book Centre Club

The Go Between

Level 3 Function Room

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Our first book of the year is a novel set at the very beginning of the 20th century, 'The Go-Between' by LP Hartley, which opens with one of the most famous lines in all literature.

Starts at 6:30pm

A Photography Evening with Anthony Epes

Members' Bar - level 6

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Enjoy an evening of delicious cocktails by Courvoisier while renowned photographer Anthony Epes of London at Dawn offers you his professional insight and top tips for shooting London skylines.

Starts at 7:45pm

The Boyd Duo

Purcell Room

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Alexander Boyd toured Australia with his brother, cellist Nathaniel Boyd and the Navarra String Quartet in the 2009/10 Season to critical acclaim, appearing at the most prestigious festivals and venues in the country in partnership with Musica Viva and ACB Radio