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

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 11:45am

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

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

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).

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

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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.

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.