Fri 8 Feb 2013

7 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 1pm

Poulenc In Focus

Presented by The Royal College of Music

Central Bar Foyer

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Students from the Royal College of Music explore the chamber music of Francis Poulenc, one of France's most significant composers of the early 20th century.

Starts at 6:30pm

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Four Seasons

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Vivaldi's legendary Four Seasons are given a fresh twist in this major new collaboration between the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and renowned choreographer Henri Oguike, fusing period performance with contemporary choreography.

Starts at 7:30pm

An Evening with Rolf Harris

Royal Festival Hall

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The perfect treat for all the family as the legendary Rolf Harris, artist, musician, singer, TV presenter and one of Britain's best-loved entertainers, makes a rare stage appearance in London at Royal Festival Hall.

Starts at 7:45pm

Bhi Bhiman

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Purcell Room

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San Francisco singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman returns to Southbank Centre, fresh from his performance on BBC2's 'Later With Jools Holland' (where he won The Guardian's poll for Best Act on the programme), opening slots with Rodriguez and Lucinda Willliams, and his own sold-out shows.

Sat 9 Feb 2013

7 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 3:30pm

The Rest Is Noise - Gamelan Taster Workshops

Gamelan Room

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Indonesian Gamelan music has influenced a wide spectrum of 20th-century composers, from Debussy, Messiaen and Britten through to minimalist Steve Reich and popular artists including Björk.

Starts at 5pm

Aurora Orchestra

Zeitgeist: Dance of the Machines

Royal Festival Hall

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Aurora Orchestra's series of short, immersive concerts continues with an adventure into Paris of the 1920s, the crucible for George Antheil's astonishing 'Ballet mécanique'

Starts at 7:45pm

Anda Union

Purcell Room

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Anda Union's haunting harmonies and vibrant strings evoke the endless beauty of the Mongolian grasslands.

Sun 10 Feb 2013

6 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 12pm

The Rest Is Noise - Gamelan Taster Workshops

Gamelan Room

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Indonesian Gamelan music has influenced a wide spectrum of 20th-century composers, from Debussy, Messiaen and Britten through to minimalist Steve Reich and popular artists including Björk.

Starts at 3pm

London Sinfonietta

The Princess' Salon

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Paris between 1910 and the 1920s was a hotbed of experimentation and creative dialogue between the arts, and this concert explores the important works that came out of the city's salons, hosted by great patrons such as Winnaretta Singer, aka la Princesse Edmond de Polignac.

Starts at 8pm

Midnight In Paris

The Clore Ballroom

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In Woody Allen's critically acclaimed and charming 2011 film, a struggling screenwriter played by Owen Wilson wanders back into 1920s Paris.

Mon 11 Feb 2013

6 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 10:30am

London Adventures

Poetry Library

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Take a wander around Southbank Centre with poet Tiffany Tondut and tell us what you can see - then create your own London Adventure poems in the Saison Poetry Library!There are two sessions, meeting in the Saison Poetry Library 10.

Tue 12 Feb 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 10:30am

Young StorySLAM: Live

Level 5 Function Room

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Have you got the Literary X Factor? Are you a budding writer waiting to be heard? StorySLAM:Live will give you the chance you have been waiting for! We have spaces for 10 readers to come and impress our judges with a three-minute story.

Starts at 7:30pm

Alice Sara Ott, piano

Royal Festival Hall

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It was with the music of Liszt that the young German pianist Alice Sara Ott first shot to fame, stepping in to replace Lang Lang at short notice with a performance that The Times said 'rings out with a freedom, fluidity and lack of contrivance which is entirely refreshing

Wed 13 Feb 2013

7 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 7:30pm

Salif Keita

Royal Festival Hall

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The 'golden voice of Africa', Salif Keita has been at the forefront of modern Malian music for many years, and this year's London Jazz Festival sees him return to London for the first time in two years

Thu 14 Feb 2013

6 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

Fri 15 Feb 2013

8 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

Sat 16 Feb 2013

12 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 10:30am

Beastie

Blue Bar, Level 4

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Who's that hiding around the corner? What's that moving in the trees? If you come face to face with Beastie, what will you do?Embark on a magical, real-time adventure with Lone Twin and share a jaw-dropping secret.

Starts at 12pm

Mega

by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Sun 17 Feb 2013

13 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 10:30am

Sarah McIntyre & Philip Reeve

The Clore Ballroom

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Join story legends Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre in a wild drawing battle between a gruesome goblin and a manky monster that you help them design! Listen to Philip Reeve read about the hygienically-challenged critters inhabiting his latest adventure book, 'Goblins', and cringe at the disgusting habits of Sarah McIntyre's 'Morris the Mankiest Monster'.

Starts at 10:30am

Beastie

Blue Bar, Level 4

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Who's that hiding around the corner? What's that moving in the trees? If you come face to face with Beastie, what will you do?Embark on a magical, real-time adventure with Lone Twin and share a jaw-dropping secret.

Starts at 12pm

Mega

by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Starts at 1pm

Judith Kerr

The Great Granny Gang

Purcell Room

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Judith Kerr celebrates her 90th birthday in 2013 so this is a unique chance to meet the bestselling author and creator of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', the Mog stories and 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit'.

Starts at 3pm

Katia Labeque & Marielle Labeque

Fairy Tales & Surreal Pictures

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Widely recognised as the 'best piano duo in front of an audience today' (New York Times), sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque turn their attention to a period when French music and art influenced culture all over the world - the early 20th century.

Starts at 7pm

Philharmonia Orchestra

Edward Gardner conducts Britten Spring Symphony

Royal Festival Hall

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Charismatic conductor Edward Gardner in Britten's Spring Symphony with Susan Gritton, Christine Rice, Allan Clayton along with Kirill Gerstein in Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2.

Mon 18 Feb 2013

10 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 10:30am

Beastie

Blue Bar, Level 4

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Who's that hiding around the corner? What's that moving in the trees? If you come face to face with Beastie, what will you do?Embark on a magical, real-time adventure with Lone Twin and share a jaw-dropping secret.

Starts at 10:30am

The Queen's Knickers

In association with The Egg Bath

Purcell Room

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This children's classic is a comedy for wise young children about hysterical adults, told by two elastic actors.

Starts at 11am

Mega

by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Starts at 11am

Dinosaur Petting Zoo

Erth

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Erth's life-like dinosaurs are alive and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance event for children of all ages that allows you to get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras.

Starts at 11:30am

Bicycle-Powered Children's Disco!

The Clore Ballroom

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Pedal your way into party mood with this bicycle-powered children's disco!Pedal power experts Electric Pedals have been trawling friends' attics, charity shops and Deptford market for '70s and '80s vinyl records.

Starts at 3pm

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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He's back for another successful explosion of funny stories, sunny tales and runny hunny fibs of vaguely magical life, laughter, love and really needing to go to the loo in a shop.

Tue 19 Feb 2013

15 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 10:30am

The Queen's Knickers

In association with The Egg Bath

Purcell Room

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This children's classic is a comedy for wise young children about hysterical adults, told by two elastic actors.

Starts at 10:30am

Beastie

Blue Bar, Level 4

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Who's that hiding around the corner? What's that moving in the trees? If you come face to face with Beastie, what will you do?Embark on a magical, real-time adventure with Lone Twin and share a jaw-dropping secret.

Starts at 11am

Mega

by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Starts at 11am

Dinosaur Petting Zoo

Erth

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Erth's life-like dinosaurs are alive and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance event for children of all ages that allows you to get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras.

Starts at 3pm

Anthony Horowitz - Oblivion

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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From Alex Rider to Sherlock Holmes, 'Foyle's War' to 'Injustice', Anthony Horowitz is one of the world's most celebrated writers for young people as well as adults.

Starts at 4pm

Young Writers' Marketplace

The Front Room at QEH

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Are you a young writer looking for hints and tips to help with your writing? Are you looking for competitions and opportunities to submit your work to? Come to this free event and chat to a host of organisations that support young people’s writing and see how they can help you with your writing career.

Starts at 5pm

The Rise of the Alternative Family

Level 5 Function Room

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We have seen significant changes in recent years enabling many more lesbian and gay people to have families and there are now almost 10,000 same-sex parent families in the UK

Starts at 6:30pm

Mega Late

Hosted by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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Calling children of the '80s and '90s - remember MC Hammer, Hubba Bubba, the running man, Global Hypercolour and the summer when Gazza cried his eyesout? Then the Mega Late is the event for you.

Wed 20 Feb 2013

12 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 10:30am

The Queen's Knickers

In association with The Egg Bath

Purcell Room

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This children's classic is a comedy for wise young children about hysterical adults, told by two elastic actors.

Starts at 10:30am

Beastie

Blue Bar, Level 4

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Who's that hiding around the corner? What's that moving in the trees? If you come face to face with Beastie, what will you do?Embark on a magical, real-time adventure with Lone Twin and share a jaw-dropping secret.

Starts at 11am

Mega

by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Starts at 11am

Dinosaur Petting Zoo

Erth

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Erth's life-like dinosaurs are alive and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance event for children of all ages that allows you to get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras.

Starts at 11:45am

The Great Escape (A Borrower's Tale)

Spirit Level

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Explorers are needed to join a secret agency and take part in an intriguing mission, using their super sleuth skills to uncover evidence for the existence of Borrowers (the small people who live under the floorboards).

Thu 21 Feb 2013

14 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 10:30am

The Queen's Knickers

In association with The Egg Bath

Purcell Room

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This children's classic is a comedy for wise young children about hysterical adults, told by two elastic actors.

Starts at 11am

Mega

by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Starts at 11:45am

The Great Escape (A Borrower's Tale)

Spirit Level

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Explorers are needed to join a secret agency and take part in an intriguing mission, using their super sleuth skills to uncover evidence for the existence of Borrowers (the small people who live under the floorboards).

Starts at 7:30pm

Philharmonia Orchestra

Ashkenazy conducts Shostakovich

Royal Festival Hall

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Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Shostakovich with the Philharmonia - Cello Concerto No 2 with soloist Sol Gabetta and Symphony No.

Fri 22 Feb 2013

15 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 10:30am

The Queen's Knickers

In association with The Egg Bath

Purcell Room

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This children's classic is a comedy for wise young children about hysterical adults, told by two elastic actors.

Starts at 11am

Mega

by Bryony Kimmings

Southbank Centre

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane.

Starts at 11:45am

The Great Escape (A Borrower's Tale)

Spirit Level

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Explorers are needed to join a secret agency and take part in an intriguing mission, using their super sleuth skills to uncover evidence for the existence of Borrowers (the small people who live under the floorboards).

Starts at 12:30pm

Where's Spot Storytelling

Level 5 Function Room

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Have you seen Spot? Come and join in the fun with this storytelling session featuring games and dancing, plus a chance to meet the world's most lovable puppy! The session lasts 45 minutes, including 20 minutes of storytelling.

Starts at 2:30pm

Cathy Cassidy

Purcell Room

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Cathy Cassidy, Puffin girl brand author and the current ‘Queen of Teen’, shares her stories of her early writing days and career into journalism working for both Jackie and Shout magazines, also encouraging the children to think up ideas for contributing or starting a pupil magazine in their school.

Starts at 5:30pm

Dreaming & Wishing: The Kinetika Bloco Big Band

The Front Room at QEH

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Kinetika Bloco presents Bloco Big Band, featuring its finest young musicians and guests playing classics by Walt Disney and Sun Ra as part of Southbank Centre's Imagine Festival, with very special guest Orphy Robinson on vibes

Sat 23 Feb 2013

6 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 10:30am

Imagine Fringe

The Clore Ballroom

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Spend the day listening to and joining in with some of the best authors in the UK, including Tamara Macfarlane, Guy Bass and Jim Smith with 'Barry Loser'.

Starts at 11:45am

The Great Escape (A Borrower's Tale)

Spirit Level

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Explorers are needed to join a secret agency and take part in an intriguing mission, using their super sleuth skills to uncover evidence for the existence of Borrowers (the small people who live under the floorboards).

Sun 24 Feb 2013

6 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 11:45am

The Great Escape (A Borrower's Tale)

Spirit Level

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Explorers are needed to join a secret agency and take part in an intriguing mission, using their super sleuth skills to uncover evidence for the existence of Borrowers (the small people who live under the floorboards).

Starts at 7:30pm

BBC Concert Orchestra

Death of Nostalgia

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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The guns of World War One started firing in August 1914, and British composers, alongside their countrymen, got swept up in the patriotic call to arms and enlisted.

Mon 25 Feb 2013

5 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 7:45pm

Ethan Johns

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Purcell Room

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Acclaimed music producer Ethan Johns performs tracks from his debut album 'If Not Now Then When', to coincide with its release this month.

Starts at 7:45pm

David Harsent

Level 5 Function Room

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Forward Prize-winning poet David Harsent gives a performance from his recent poetry collection 'Night', a series of journeys into the disquieting nature of darkness.

Tue 26 Feb 2013

6 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

Members' Gamelan Series

Welcome to Javanese Gamelan

Gamelan Room

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Come and experience the beautiful Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra at Southbank Centre.

Starts at 6:30pm

Members' Wine Club

Wines of Argentina

Members' Bar - level 6

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Taste a selection of eight wines from Argentina with our expert from Hallgarten Druitt.

Starts at 7:30pm

Christian Blackshaw, piano

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Rarely heard in concert for well over a decade, British pianist Christian Blackshaw - 'a musician's musician' (Pianist Magazine) - returns to the International Piano Series.

Starts at 7:45pm

London Sinfonietta

Repeating Patterns: the start of minimalism in the US

Purcell Room

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An introduction to the world of minimalism, tracing its origins in 1960's New York loft apartments and art-galleries to a cult musical movement in the 1970s and beyond

Starts at 7:45pm

Polari

Level 5 Function Room

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Playwright, singer-songwriter and comedienne Clare Summerskill headlines at this month's Polari, using the emotive histories of the LGBTas backdrop.

Wed 27 Feb 2013

6 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 Centre Book Club

A Moveable Feast

Level 3 Function Room

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To tie in with The Rest Is Noise's celebration of 1920s Paris, February's Book Club choice is Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' - a deeply personal, warm and witty account of his time in Paris as an impoverished writer, learning his vocation alongside luminaries such as James Joyce, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound.

Starts at 7:30pm

Emerson String Quartet

Forbidden Love

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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The award-winning Emerson Quartet makes a welcome return to the International Chamber Music Season with a programme of string quartets from the 1920s that express their composer's most intimate thoughts.

Starts at 7:45pm

London Sinfonietta

Repeating Patterns: the start of minimalism in the US

Purcell Room

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An introduction to the world of minimalism, tracing its origins in 1960's New York loft apartments and art-galleries to a cult musical movement in the 1970s and beyond

Thu 28 Feb 2013

2 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 7:30pm

Philharmonia Orchestra

Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss and Beethoven

Royal Festival Hall

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Soprano Angela Denoke sings Strauss' deeply moving Tod und Verklärung conducted by Andris Nelsons, who ends the concert with Beethoven's iconic Symphony No.