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