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

Starts at 5pm

Dylan Howe/Will Butterworth St

The Front Room at QEH

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Following on from their critically acclaimed duo re-imagining of Stravinsky, drummer Howe and pianist Butterworth expand the line-up with award-winning saxophonist Julian Siegel and double-bassist Nick Pini to play 'The Rite Of Spring' and 'Firebird Suite' for jazz quartet.

Starts at 7:30pm

Pantha du Prince + The Bell Laboratory

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Southbank Centre is thrilled to present the UK live premiere of 'Elements of Light' - the new landmark work from Pantha du Prince, in his first London headline show since appearing at Ether in 2011.

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 10:30am

Lego Book Workshop

Riverside Terrace

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Come and help build a giant 8ft-high book made out of LEGO® bricks in this fun and interactive event from publishers Dorling Kindersley.

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

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 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 11:30am

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.

Starts at 5pm

The Age of Celebrity

Level 5 Function Room

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A panel talk chaired by performance artist Bryony Kimmings investigating the social and psychological effects that the celebrity age is having on young people in the UK.

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

Light Bites

Hayward Gallery

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Light Show is being taken over by ten to 12-year-olds giving their take on their favourite artworks throughout the day.

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

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 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 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 10:30am

Light Bites

Hayward Gallery

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Light Show is being taken over by ten to 12-year-olds giving their take on their favourite artworks throughout the day.

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).

Starts at 3:45pm

Cressida Cowell

Purcell Room

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Join best-selling author and illustrator Cressida Cowell for an afternoon of fun as she talks about her wildly popular 'How to Train Your Dragon' series.

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

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.

Starts at 7:45pm

Ethan Johns

+ support

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.

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' 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 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 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

Lighting the Future

Mark Major, Adam Kaasa, Bob Mizon

Level 5 Function Room

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How do we use light in the urban context? Three speakers offer a spectrum of thoughts on light's powerful presence and how we might illuminate cities in the future.

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.