Previous Events

4 Aug 2013

Urban Block Party

Festival Terrace

Come along and party! Team Love from Bristol presents an afternoon of DJs to get the outside terrace by Royal Festival Hall dancing

Gigs
4 Aug 2013

BMX Battle Royal

The Clore Ballroom

One Wheel Motion present two teams of five BMXers who battle it out to be the crowned champions.

4 Aug 2013

House Dance Workshop

The Clore Ballroom

This house dance workshop with Caramel Soldier is open to everyone, so come along and improve your footwork.

Dance
3 Aug 2013

We Got the Funk

The Front Room at QEH

Come along and learn funk-dance moves with locking and popping master Fred 'Realness'.

Gigs
3 Aug 2013

Pedal Powered Cinema

Festival Riverside Level 1

Help pedal to keep the projector going as we screen some of the most iconic skate, BMX, parkour and graffiti films made over the last 30 years.

3 Aug 2013

Parkour Generations

Riverside Terrace

Come and see the world leaders in professional parkour / free running - Parkour Generations - put on live displays throughout the day in the grou ...

Performance
3 Aug 2013

Parkour Training

The Clore Ballroom

The world-leading providers of parkour coaching offer a public workshop open to all participate.

2 Aug 2013

Locking Masterclass

The Clore Ballroom

Taught by Sam Haynes, this locking masterclass is open to dancers with at least three years' experience

Dance
30 Jul 2013

Polari

Level 5 Function Room

The popular LGBT literary salon returns with guests including Marco Mancassola.

28 Jul 2013

My Deptford Weekend: Sunday

The Clore Ballroom

This weekend we are bringing the art and culture of Deptford to Southbank Centre in collaboration with local partners and residents.

27 Jul 2013

Radical Raccoons

Central Bar Foyer

The Radical Raccoons take their audiences on epic musical adventures inspired by pop, jazz, rock and soul.

Gigs
26 Jul 2013–28 Jul 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

19 Jul 2013

Flomotion Presents: Nancy G

The Front Room at QEH

BBC Radio 3 Late Junction presenter and Flomotion radio founder Nick Luscombe presents Nancy G to Southbank Centre audiences.

Gigs
19 Jul 2013

Diabel Cissohko

Central Bar Foyer

Hear a performance by Senegalese musician Diabel Cissokho, who is part of the great line of Cissokho griots.

Gigs
19 Jul 2013–21 Jul 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

13 Jul 2013

Catch a Fire

Royal Festival Hall

Back by popular demand after a sell-out show here in 2012 - now bigger than ever

Gigs
12 Jul 2013–14 Jul 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

8 Jul 2013–17 Sep 2013

This Show Has No Name

The London Wonderground

From the co-creator of the interactive sensation Office Party, this is your chance to be part of the most advanced experiential piece of theatre e ...

5 Jul 2013

Roller Trio

The Front Room at QEH

Nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2012, Roller Trio perform at this Friday Tonic.

Gigs
5 Jul 2013–7 Jul 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

4 Jul 2013

Andi Osho Live

Udderbelly

Award-winning comic and TV regular Andi Osho, as seen on 'Live At The Apollo', 'Mock the Week' and 'Stand Up For The Week', presents this one-off ...

Performance
2 Jul 2013–23 Jul 2013

Shlomo

The London Wonderground

Internationally acclaimed record breaking human beatboxer and World Loopstation Champion Shlomo is back with his latest show.

Gigs
30 Jun 2013

CYM Chamber Concert

The Front Room at QEH

Young musicians from Centre for Young Musicians, based at Morley College in Lambeth, present a concert of chamber music.

30 Jun 2013

Coda Fiddle Orchestra

Central Bar Foyer

Coda Fiddle Orchestra is Bournemouth's 'Sistema' style project offering free tuition on violin and the opportunity to perform as an ensemble.

28 Jun 2013

Chestnut Grove Steel Pans

Central Bar Foyer

The amazing Year 10 Steel Pan Ensemble from Chestnut Grove School in Balham bring their mix of traditional and classical repertoire for steel drum ...

Gigs
28 Jun 2013

Wyvil Primary Steel Pan Band

Central Bar Foyer

The Wyvil performers started learning to play the steel pans in September 2012 under the tuition of Anthony Facey.

28 Jun 2013

Band on the Run

Purcell Room

A presentation and performance by primary school children involved in Bromley Youth Music Trust's Band on the Run scheme, which delivers intensive ...

Classical Music
28 Jun 2013

Singing Mentors

The Front Room at QEH

Pupils from Manorfield Primary School in Tower Hamlets join us for a day of singing workshops.

28 Jun 2013–30 Jun 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

26 Jun 2013

Polari

Level 5 Function Room

James Wharton, the UK's best-know gay soldier, headlines Polari, the LGBT literary salon

23 Jun 2013

Double Fantasy Live

Royal Festival Hall

To close the festival, Meltdown presents a unique performance of Double Fantasy - the last album to be written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono before ...

Gigs
23 Jun 2013

Boy George

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Following on from his very intimate performance at Antony's Meltdown, Boy George, universally recognised as one of our generation's most iconic ar ...

Gigs
22 Jun 2013–23 Jun 2013

Future Now Weekend

Purcell Room

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June The second weekend features further events tackling politics and the environment with guests from around the world.

21 Jun 2013

Meltdown Future Sounds: FutureAges

The Clore Ballroom

Catch the Southbank Centre debut of FutureAges, specially selected by Yoko Ono from an open call on Soundcloud to musicians wanting to play at the ...

Gigs
21 Jun 2013–23 Jun 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

20 Jun 2013

Bo Ningen

The Clore Ballroom

London-based Japanese punk band perform a free gig on The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall following the sold out Iggy & The Stooges show.

Gigs
19 Jun 2013

Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto

Royal Festival Hall

Meltdown is proud to present the only UK show this year from Oscar-nominated composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and German producer Alva Noto.

Gigs
18 Jun 2013

Reggie Watts + Mac Lethal

Royal Festival Hall

Reggie Watts, internationally renowned vocalist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian/ improvisor, amazes audiences with his unpredictable performances

Gigs
18 Jun 2013

Amadéus Leopold

Queen Elizabeth Hall

The talented, avant-pop violinist Amadéus Leopold arrives at Meltdown ahead of the release of his debut album and having gained fans including Mad ...

Classical Music
16 Jun 2013

Immortal Technique

Royal Festival Hall

Rapper and activist Immortal Technique comes to Meltdown following his sold out show at The Electric in Brixton, London last year.

Gigs
15 Jun 2013–16 Jun 2013

Activism Weekend

Purcell Room

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June The first of two weekends of talks, debates, films and performances, with special guests Guerilla Girls, the laun ...

14 Jun 2013

YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND

Royal Festival Hall

One of the most daring artists of our time, Meltdown curator Yoko Ono kicks off the festival with a rare performance by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band.

Gigs
14 Jun 2013

Katy Carr

Central Bar Foyer

Katy Carr and her band the Aviators perform songs from her acclaimed 2012 album Paszport.

Gigs
14 Jun 2013–16 Jun 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

12 Jun 2013

George Widener

Level 5 Function Room

A conversation with the artist George Widener Widener employs a rich mix of numbers, calendars, numerology, historical data, population statistics ...

Art
11 Jun 2013

Paul Laffoley

Level 5 Function Room

An opportunity to hear artist Paul Laffoley, whose practice has been defined as 'the conversion of mysticism into mechanics'.

Art
7 Jun 2013

Gabrielle Duclombe

Central Bar Foyer

Gabrielle Ducomble brings her beguiling blend of Parisian-style jazz and tango to Southbank Centre.

Gigs
7 Jun 2013–9 Jun 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

6 Jun 2013

Lou Doillon

+ Nick Mulvey

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Lou Doillon may not carry her mother Jane Birkin's surname but she's clearly inherited her family's musical sensibility.

Gigs
5 Jun 2013

Rain of Poems Readings

Weston Pavilion

Join us at the launch event of a poetry publication featuring poems that were dropped from the sky onto London last year, with readings by some of ...

Literature
31 May 2013

Bourgeois and Maurice

The London Wonderground

Cabaret's strangest, spangliest brother/sister duo return to the London Wonderground with their rock'n'roll band for one night only.

Performance
31 May 2013–2 Jun 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce and a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy bread, cheese, coffee and cakes, as well as delicious ...

31 May 2013–8 Sep 2013

London Lines

New poems to make you question your relationship with the capital – whether you're a lifelong Londoner or one who's just here for the day.

Art
24 May 2013–27 May 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce, including bread, cheese and cakes, as well as delicious street food from all around t ...

17 May 2013–19 May 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce, including bread, cheese and cakes, as well as delicious street food from all around t ...

9 May 2013–11 May 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce, including bread, cheese and cakes, as well as delicious street food from all around t ...

3 May 2013–6 May 2013

Real Food Market

Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce, including bread, cheese and cakes, as well as delicious street food from all around t ...

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