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Welcome to the Southbank Centre blog, here you'll find articles, videos and audio podcasts exploring our events and festivals programme and some engaging, fascinating and sometimes provocative themes from artists and thinkers in our Talks and Debates. 

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Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders are all in the running
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The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:59
Experience everything from Chinese culture to Nordic cuisine via classical concerts
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:14
See in 2018 in a vintage style with us
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:00
Ahead of The Great Nordic Feast, get set for Autumn the Nordic way
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:25
Electronic
Writers
The drum & bass stalwart is back with his third artist album and his second autobiography
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:14
In the first of our 'Six things...' series Julian Baggini muses on the notion of truth
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:30
Introducing the Philharmonia Orchestra‘s Principal Guest Conductor
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:00
Writers
There's so much more to Margaret Atwood
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:30
Spoken word & Live literature
Writers
Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders are all in the running
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:00
Peter Whelan, principal bassoonist with the OAE, introduces the Baroque bassoon.
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:44
Contemporary Classical
Electronic
Get up to speed with this shape shifting artist.
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:01
Politics & History
See how Hillary Rodham Clinton went from First Lady of the United States, to the cusp of Presidency
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:51
Religion & Beliefs
Former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council, Dr. Coline Covington, addresses our understanding of good and evil
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:09
Electronic
Rock & Pop
How many of these Mercury Prize winners have you seen perform here?
Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:54
Writers
Read our primer on John le Carré's legendary character
Sun, 09/03/2017 - 00:00
See a preview of their upcoming post-concert performance from the Finnish duo
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:38
Religion & Beliefs
Our year long series asking what it means to be human in the 21st Century returns
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:03
Chamber & Recital
The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer
Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor introduces Mahler’s 3rd Symphony
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:31
Spoken word & Live literature
Discover the actors who will read extracts from Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:13
Get set for a foodie celebration of all things Nordic at Southbank Centre

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