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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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Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Discover the celebrated clown Slava Polunin in this in-depth interview
Read an interview with the artist and sculptor on his current Hayward Gallery roof commission
The clown behind Slava’s Snowshow answers our quick questions
A fascinating interview with the man who went from child soldier to award-winning actor
Get to know Nordic Noir in our short interview with the Finnish crime writer
Watch the author talk you through his bookshelves in this first episode of our new video series
An in-depth interview with the celebrated French composer Philippe Schoeller
Our Director of Music's pick of the upcoming concert series
The drum & bass stalwart is back with his third artist album and his second autobiography
Watch an exclusive interview with the Turner Prize-winning sculptor
The self-proclaimed Masterchef losers preview their Southbank Centre supper club
The celebrated writer and performer discusses the roots of his new work, Prurience
The author, advertising consultant and expert on Generation M shares her thoughts.
Why does this Benedictine monk think religion has a place in schools?
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance
Hear the two artists discuss different approaches to Reich’s composition
The composer and solo percussionist take a look at Reich's joyous composition, Tehillim
Discover the most unusual performance the composer and musician has been part of

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