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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Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:12
Learn how to eat more sustainably by pickling your food
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:53
Learn how to bake a staple of Nordic cuisine: the perfect cinnamon bun
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:31
Learn about the London Philharmonic Orchestra's concerts, part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival
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Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:19
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Brahms and Messiaen
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:48
Hear Vladimir Jurowski talk about the themes behind the LPO's 20th Century Discoveries concert
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:23
Hear LPO Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, introduce the Belief and Beyond Belief
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:14
Discover the key messages and themes in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:43
Delve into the minds of two musical greats in this short film featuring Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Join the conductor and pianist as they prepare to perform Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major at Edinburgh International Festival, 2015.
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:01
Members of the LPO share with us their favourite books on the themes of life and meaning
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 15:31
Go backstage with with cast of BIANCO, the circus show like no other.