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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Enjoy a look back at some amazing moments from this year's festival.
Discover a great range of free activities and events for families, this summer

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Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:25
Discover some amazing African recipes from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:59
All you need to know about Southbank Centre’s annual festival of contemporary African culture
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:20
Discover the stories and the secrets of six stallholders from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017.
Physical Theatre & Mime
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:30
The celebrated writer and performer discusses the roots of his new work, Prurience
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:56
Discover the capital’s Black History with historian Tony Warner
Contemporary Classical
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:55
Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
Spoken word & Live literature
Artists & Thinkers
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:07
Listen to the iconic fashion designer ahead of her return to Southbank Centre
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:00
Watch our short video trailer for a summer of fun at Southbank Centre
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:59
From free live music to drinks on the terrace and our beautiful rooftop garden
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:25
Award-winning, author Naomi Klein discusses her latest book ‘No is Not Enough in this audio podcast