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Try your luck at guessing the next move of Jeppe Hein’s fickle fountain.
Klanghaus is part gig, part live art installation and totally theatre
by Jonathan Kennedy Enyin Otebil with designer maker Nick Wood
Come and see work by the winner of Southbank Centre's nationwide Design Challenge.
See flags of love flying across the Southbank Centre site.
See (and sit on) Jeppe Hein’s witty reinventions of the park bench, each one different from the next.
Gaze into a giant glowing two-part heart created using cutting-edge technology and traditional craft methods.
Change Maker Nominations 2016
Do you know someone who is having a positive effect on their hometown or local community?
Clay Workshops in the Roof Garden
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof
Bring the family and join potter extraordinaire Freya Bramble-Carter in our Roof Garden.
Experience powerful first-person stories of Britain's homeless through this illuminating book, poetry and art collection.
Drop in to the family workshops of our Festival of Love opening weekend.
Add your voice to a chorus of welcome for refugees at our Festival of Love.
Poetry Workshop with Richard Scott
Level 3 Function Room
Do you struggle to write about love? Would you like some tips on writing love poetry that better expresses how you feel?
Come along to an afternoon of gamelan music and dance at the opening of our Festival of Love.
Help choose a book for our Young Adult Book Club, then come and chat about it
Celebrate the launch of The Homeless Library and participate in a poetry and book-making workshop.
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Explore modern friendships in a performance that’s part game show, part love story and part lecture.
St. Paul’s Pavilion
Unleash your reggae rhythms with backing from a live band.
Photography Workshops in the Roof Garden
Come along to our Roof Garden for a photography workshop with Ollie Smallwood.
A Big Sing for all ages
Learn the songs that inspired this year’s Festival of Love by joining a Big Sing.
with secret special guests
Join secret special guests for an afternoon party celebrating the start of our Festival of Love.
A Celebration of 20th Century Torch Songs and his Greatest Hits
Royal Festival Hall
British icon Marc Almond takes to the Royal Festival Hall stage for a one-off birthday concert
Start your day with sunshine and stretches by attending summer yoga classes in our Roof Garden.
The Clore Ballroom
Dance, move and play with your toddler in The Clore Ballroom.
Share modern fairytales at this afternoon honouring the diversity of today’s families.
Has technology taken the magic out of dating? Are we spoilt for choice?
Are you hankering after some real human engagement?
Let yourself be disoriented by Reggie Watts, self-styled ‘disinformationist’ and blurrer of boundaries.
Level 5 Function Room
Bring your family along to a creative singing workshop and explore your voices together.
Join Studio LaDanza for an afternoon of ballroom and Latin social dancing inspired by our Festival of Love.
With The Avanti Schools Trust
Watch a magical performance based on the legendary epic poem Mahabharata.
presented by Cultural Co-Operation
Hear traditional Gambian melodies and rhythms blended with funk, rock and jazz.
Enjoy a dizzying array of traditional music, reimagined and reinvigorated.
Witness Celtic songs and step dances poured into a distinctively Canadian mould.
Lokito Ya Congo brings the rhythms of Congolese music to Friday Tonic.
Change Makers 2016
Hear from Southbank Centre's Change Makers for 2016, in a series of talks, workshops and performances.
Immerse yourself in jazz and jazz-inspired music and culture at Jazz Re:fest.
Ballet National de Marseille
Le Corps du Ballet National de Marseille
See a signature work by one of Europe's leading dance companies.
'Half a Yellow Sun' Ten Years On
Reflect on the challenges of keeping love alive in times of war with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Dance through the decades from the 1920s to the 1960s at an afternoon tea dance led by Mr Wonderful.
Acrobuffos and Southbank Centre present
See the world through childlike eyes as this comic adventure plays out on an epic scale.
Move to boogie-woogie, swing and rock ‘n’ roll classics and Red Stripe originals.
Kick off your day with a singing workshop for you and your toddler.
by Zdenka Fantlova
Hear the story of Zdenka Fantlova, one of the handful of Holocaust survivors still alive today.
Drink in the dark ballads and uplifting dance tunes of folk duo Emily and Hazel Askew.
Start your weekend off right with music from cutting-edge collective Nérija at Friday Tonic.