From Lambeth with Love

Saturday 13 July 2013 - Sunday 14 July 2013

From Lambeth With Love
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 July

The Topcats, Brixton beats and Lambeth walking tours – these are just some of things explored during this packed weekend of activities when Southbank Centre celebrates the neighbours on its own doorstep.

The buzzing diversity and spirit of contemporary Lambeth is showcased with music, literature, visual art and more. Mixing markets and music from Brixton and a sneak preview of the 2013 Lambeth Country Show, we also celebrate well-known characters from the borough, such as William Blake and Charlie Chaplain, and draw out stories and ideas from our Lambeth Treasures Museum.

Experience the gems of Lambeth on one site, whether you’re are a local resident or from afar.

Find out more about what’s happening in From Lambeth with Love below.

Thursday 11 July

Regeneration: Collaboration

7pm, J.P. Morgan Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall

A panel discussion exploring notions of neighbourhood and enterprise in response to the intense development of Waterloo and the South Bank by Coin Street Community Builders and others. Please note this is a ticketed event, for tickets please click here

Friday 12 July

Brixton Beats & Words

6pm – 11pm, Central Bar and The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

The Brixton vibe is launched by DJ Jonny Soul Beats, one of Brixton’s long-standing resident underground DJs.  Then spill onto The Clore Ballroom for a vibrant mix of spoken-word performances from Malika Booker and Indigo Williams, followed by live music from Top Cats, a big band drawing inspiration from Jamaican ska, rocksteady and rhythm and blues.

Saturday 13 July

Catch a Fire

7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall

Back by popular demand after a sell-out show here in 2012. A new orchestral interpretation of Bob Marley and the Wailers' iconic album, featuring Jazz Jamaica All Stars, the Urban Soul Orchestra, special guest Brinsley Forde (Aswad) and a 200-voice Voicelab choir. Plus there’s a free post-show reggae DJ set. Please note this is a ticketed event, for tickets please click here

Saturday 13 July

Lambeth Live - Day 1

12 noon – 6pm, The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, and across site

Catch performances from Lambeth Music Service and Raw Material young musicians, Spare Tyre Theatre, Oval House, Corali Dance Company and Whirling Wizzard & The One Dance. There’s also a sneak preview of the ever-popular Lambeth Country Show featuring acts including Tea House Theatre, Diverse Dance Studios plus Vauxhall City Farm .

Sunday 14 July

Lambeth Live - Day 2

12 noon – 6pm, The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, and across site

Hosted by Brixton Poet and DJ Mr Gee, presenter of Radio 4's Rhyme & Reason, the day includes Lambeth Outdoor Festivals Forum: South Connections, Bureau of Silly Ideas, Gozart. Pegasus Opera, Music Therapy Lambeth with Tomorrow’s Warriors, La Morentian Flamenca, with opportunities to join in. On the Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Lambeth luminaries William Blake and Charlie Chaplin are celebrated in turn, with poetry, films and talks from 2.30pm. End the day by learning and joining in the Mass Lambeth Walk at 5pm

Lambeth Treasures exhibition

Don’t miss the Lambeth Treasures exhibition in Spirit Level, which is inspiring activities around the site specially for the weekend, including, exhibition tours run by Lambeth Archives, pottery sessions and guided walks around the borough with Southbank Mosaics. Please also contribute your own ‘Lambeth Treasure’ to the exhibition telling us why the borough is so special to you.  

Don’t miss

Pop star, museum worker and tuna-pasta enthusiast Catherine Bennett and her Lambeth school helpers who will be dropping in on both days to do live PA and to teach everyone their new dance sensation.

Plus National Trust volunteers will be on hand if you want to learn more about how you can adopt a tree in Octavia's Orchard on Festival Terrace or learn more about the project.


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