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Go deeper into arts, culture and performance and get to know the artists and thinkers that make up our distinctive programme.

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Three anti-apartheid activists, Chitra Karve, Lela Kogbara and Brian Filling recount the time they met Nelson Mandela
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Listen to the first episode of our new podcast series as we look back at past Man Booker Prize winners
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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Margo Jefferson on one of the great and controversial icons of the 20th century
Three anti-apartheid activists, Chitra Karve, Lela Kogbara and Brian Filling recount the time they met Nelson Mandela
Why does this Benedictine monk think religion has a place in schools?
A quick introduction to the sights and sounds of Alchemy festival
Amrita Riat offers an overview of the British Asian artists here at Alchemy
See a slideshow of festival highlights from Southbank Centre's China Changing
Lu Kemp, director of The Lounge discusses her research into older age for the production
Read how the Swedish mansplaining hotline caused a domestic stir
The American civil rights advocate and leading scholar shares a few words
Will Brexit be good for women, or do they risk losing hard-won rights?
We asked Fatima about the challenges women face, and their hopes for the future
Explore how new technologies are impacting our perceptions and experiences of death, with Professor Josh Cohen
CII's report will be explored in Women's Risks in Life by empowering women to make friends with their future selves
Hear comedian, actor and writer Cariad Lloyd's thoughts on life and death
Read about UBS Unique's initiatives for improving women's lives
We caught up with Devorah Baum, author of Feeling Jewish and The Jewish Joke
Hear about some of the things you can look forward to at WOW – Women of the World festival, returning Tuesday 7 – Sunday 12 March
Learn how to eat more sustainably by pickling your food
Fashion reuse charity TRAID is teaming up once again with other wonderful charities at Southbank Centre as part of the Charity Shop Emporium Weekend.
Involvement with Streetwise Opera and the Choir With No Name can be the first rung on a ladder of self-confidence.
Southbank Centre, along with People United, are aiming to inspire new acts of kindness during the first 10 days of December.

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