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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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Listen to up-and-coming conductors on the art of baton waving and more
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The Director of Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, offers an Insight into the great German photographer and his work
Listen to an in depth talk with Alan Hollinghurst as he discusses his latest novel
Enjoy a series of podcasts featuring star speakers from the 2017 edition of Being A Man festival
An exclusive podcast from the comedian’s frank and funny conversation at Being A Man festival
Get a glimpse into the world of the the author’s many literary characters and creations
Enjoy some of the highlights of this year’s festival, including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tom Hanks
Hear the DJ and visual artist in a candid discussion about his life and work
Enjoy an exclusive podcast, featuring readings and discussion on the life of the great politician, from a host of big names.
Hear the author discuss his latest work, La Belle Sauvage, in this exclusive podcast
Listen to a pre-concert talk discussing the significance of the 1925 film
Listen to this fascinating discussion from our China Changing Festival
Listen to highlights of Hillary Rodham Clinton's exclusive London appearance at Southbank Centre
Dive into 50 years of Poetry International with Chris McCabe and Sophie Mayer
The Handmaid’s Tale author on the real world her novel reflects
Listen to exclusive audio from the fashion designer's Royal Festival Hall appearance
Listen to the acclaimed author and photographer as he discusses his new book Blind Spot
Listen to our podcast introducing Southbank Centre's Endangered Poetry Project
Listen to the writer reflect on fiction, friendship and capturing a changing world on the page
What chance do African nations have of thriving in the new global and political landscape?
How do feminists in Africa and the diaspora envision the continent’s future?
How are African nations defining their place in political landscape being shaped by Brexit and Trump

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