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Experience powerful first-person stories of Britain's homeless through this illuminating book, poetry and art collection.
Change Maker Party
Take part in the final celebrations of our Southbank Centre Change Makers 2016.
Encampment Nights of Hope
Followed by music from The Calais Sessions
Good Chance presents a discussion on the role of technology in the refugee crisis in association with Mehmet Ali.
The Paper Project presents
We Are Not Birds is a walking, talking, living, ever-changing exhibition of people on the move.
Change Maker Workshops
Take part in workshops led by people who have changed the lives of those around them for the better.
Change Maker Performances
Watch performances by people who have changed the lives of those around them for the better.
Change Makers 2016
Hear from Southbank Centre's Change Makers for 2016, in a series of talks, workshops and performances.
Followed by music from the Palestinian Youth Orchestra
Join a lively discussion of the role of the arts in humanitarian crises.
Young Vic Taking Part presents
What would you want to know of a man struggling for survival?
Encampment Film Night
In conversation with Reem Alsayyah
Film Night was a staple of the Good Chance programme in Calais, where international movies from Bollywood to Braveheart brought the camp together
Red Zone Theatre presents
What is the personal toll that September 11th has wrought? Find out in this new play
Zoukak Theatre Company
The Last Tablet is a bracing production about the value of life and the quest for immortality
Hear first-hand stories from the refugees behind the headlines in the powerful Asylum Monologues
Discover the power of Greek poetry, past and present.
3 Crate Productions and Black Entertainment Wales present
This proverb-based production explores freedom of expression and the consequences when it's denied
Hear five poets from a network of refugee, migrant and exiled writers.
A night of spoken word with brilliant female poets
Level 5 Function Room
Octavia returns to Southbank Centre for an evening of poetry readings
Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?
Theatr Clwyd presents
by Tim Baker, directed by John Young
Hear the story of two worlds - and pasts - colliding as two boys forge a friendship
'Half a Yellow Sun' Ten Years On
Royal Festival Hall
Reflect on the challenges of keeping love alive in times of war with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Level 3 Function Room
Do you dream of becoming a fashion writer? If so, you are invited to come and sharpen your writing and reporting skills at Southbank Centre.
by Zdenka Fantlova
Hear the story of Zdenka Fantlova, one of the handful of Holocaust survivors still alive today.
with Greg Mosse
Heat up your romantic fiction with the help of this workshop.
Help choose a book for our Young Adult Book Club, then come and chat about it
What are the key scenes of your story? Do they pack enough punch? In the eighth of 12 monthly workshops, creative writing teacher Greg Mosse expla ...
A drop-in creative writing workshop
If you made vows to a loved one long ago, have you fulfilled them? Or perhaps you and a friend want to make a forever promise to each other.
Throughout our summer-long Festival of Love, we have been collecting love stories from visitors.
The Royal Africa Society presents
Find out about the struggle to overcome sexism in Africa’s most populous country.
Alchemy Book Club: The Kindness of Enemies
Hear Leila Aboulela read from and discuss her new novel The Kindness of Enemies.
Watch two women dance their way through a labyrinth of histories, fantasies and assumptions.
Afro Hip Hop and Spoken Word
Hear talented new voices in spoken word, poetry and rap – and find your own.
Young Adult Book Club: The Spider King's Daughter
Meet Chibundu Onuzo, author of The Spider King’s Daughter, columnist for The Guardian and Telegraph Wonder Woman.
Embark on an alphabetical adventure with author Sade Fadipe.
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Experience a high-powered, ultra-modern play of love and lust.
Central Bar Foyer
Take an interactive riverside tour of London's African and Caribbean history.
Listen to an African retelling of the fairytale of Rapunzel.
With Mary Ononokpono
Take part in an antiques hunt led by Mary Ononokpono, illustrator and author of Talulah The Time Traveller.
Join multi-award-winning playwright Kaite O'Reilly as she presents her latest work.
Experience an installation that conveys what it's like to have a speech disability.
Join a panel of award-winning young poets to discuss paths forward for those new to poetry.
What does being ‘disabled’ really mean?Unfixed is a creative research residency that brings together deaf and disabled British and Austra ...
Hear artist Cameron Morgan talk about his homage to the culture and history of television
Hear from the winners of the 2016 Creative Future Literary Awards showcase.
Unlimited Commissions presents:
Hear about innovative solutions for making the arts more accessible for those with sight loss.
Discuss how arts organisations can involve and champion disabled creatives in their agendas at this talk
Hear young disabled artists, creatives and producers speak about their experiences in the arts.
presented by In Company collective
Take part in a tea party-style discussion of death and dying in a supportive environment.
Blue Bar, Level 4
Explore homeless culture through this installation of personal stories, and discuss current attitudes towards homelessness.
Enjoy an all-singing, all-dancing guide to Indian classical music over five sessions
Learn how to unpick the rich tapestry of history then weave it anew in this workshop.
What rhymes with rug?
What rhymes with rug? Come and explore the options with The Poetry Library puppets.
Listen as legendary sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan reflects on his 50-year career
The Poetry Event of the Year
See the nation’s most coveted poetry prizes awarded live on stage
How does your story end? With a bang or a whimper? In the ninth of 12 monthly workshops, creative writing teacher Greg Mosse explains how to devis ...
Kubrick In Depth
Stanley Kubrick was perhaps the most musical of all film-makers
with writer and performer, Femi Martin
‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Revolution or Evolution?
Are the ever-increasing demands on our time leading to a desire for brevity in fiction?
Come explore the complicated relationship between lauded author H.G. Wells and women.
Listen as three actors read H.
What does it mean to be a person of colour in Britain right now?
Hear Margaret Atwood discuss her new novel Hag-Seed, a reimagining of The Tempest.
Join us to hear a panel consider the many varied accomplishments of superstar artist David Bowie.
St. Paul’s Pavilion
Hear from a panel of authors about the dangers and delights of desire.
Kamila Shamsie, Josh Cohen and Caroline Bergvall
A panel of authors read and discuss tales inspired by refugees.
Two great Irish writers read from their new novels and discuss the often unexpected consequences of love.
The Future of Sex, Prostitution and Porn
Is the sex industry changing the future of sex?As the internet makes pornography more widely available than ever before, does it alter expectation ...
How the Powerful Hide Their Wealth
The Panama Papers revealed how the powerful use shady offshore companies to avoid paying tax
Hear a discussion of diversity in publishing at this pre-award event for the SI Leeds Literary Prize.
Home Strange Home
Hear provocative insights into literature, history and the most pressing issues of the present.
Living in the Future and Longing for the Past
Michel Faber discusses exploring the future through fiction and honouring the past through poetry.
in partnership with DSC Prize
Our panel of writers consider dating, marriage, divorce and LGBT lives in contemporary South Asia
Olivia Laing, Megan Bradbury and Teju Cole
Meet three writers who are mapping psychological landscapes of loneliness in New York City.
Alan Garner and Deep Time
Explore the ways in which Alan Garner’s novels play with ideas of time.
Goat Man and other animals
Hear from the people pushing the boundaries of what it is to be a human, and of what a human is.
Alejandro Zambra and Iain Pears
Consider how we might read in the future with these innovative approaches to fiction.
Ed Yong on the Future Potential of Bacteria
Glimpse the brave new world and possibilities of our very own microbes at this fascinating talk.
Isabel Greenberg and Tom Gauld
Meet a panel of graphic novelists who are pushing the boundaries of their form
Embark on a voyage in verse, sailing over oceanic soundscapes to worlds old and new
See visions of Iraq’s future, 100 years from the 2003 invasion
Cixin Liu and Xiaolu Guo
What does a country’s science fiction say about its national identity?
In the future, will cities adapt to changes and fluctuations in the climate? In the past, cities have mostly been planned by men.
Saturday Day Pass
Meet some of your favourite YA authors, and pick up some writing tips for yourself.
See literary heavyweights go head-to-head in this uproarious and friendly competition.
What does the future hold for the next generation?
Sunday Day Pass
Marcus Du Sautouy
Will we one day know everything? Or is some knowledge always beyond the boundaries of human understanding?
Are all your ideas in order for the NaNoWriMo challenge? In the tenth of 12 monthly workshops, creative writing teacher Greg Mosse explains how to ...
A day for professionals who work with young people
Join a day of WHY? festival events, inspired by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Explore the relationship between composer, musician and audience at this international conference
La Mer In Depth
Debussy's mighty depiction of the sea is at the heart of this study day
On the second day of Allhallowtide, explore the spooky side of fiction.
Can you develop a plot under pressure? In the eleventh of 12 monthly workshops, creative writing teacher Greg Mosse explains how to smash out a st ...
Frankly my dear, you have to give a damn if you want to adapt prose for film effectively.
An outline is not a blurb is not a plot summary.
Tehillim & Drumming In Depth
Explore two masterworks from Steve Reich which were inspired by human rituals.
Duke Bluebeard's Castle In Depth
Bartok's one-act opera relies on a brilliantly organized musical structure to tell a cruel ancient tale.