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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
A trailer from The Musical Genius featuring Derek Paravicini
Afro-Guyanese playwright John Agard at Poetry Parnassus
These brilliant musicians perform music from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds...
A special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
Candoco Dance Company present an evening of bold new dance
Introducing the performers - Move: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery
A comedy show about opinions: how we form them, how we challenge them and how we can change them
Billy Bragg travels down to Guy Marsh Prison, Dorset getting guitars into prisons
Soloists, chorus, and octet with projected images to celebrate the human spirit in South Africa
The extraordinary orchestra and chorus from Kinshasa perform in London for the first time
Preview of 2011's mini-festival with Lang Lang
How like a winter hath my absence been...
Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Cargoes by John Masefield read by Francesca Beard
For the first time in history, all five UK and NI poet laureates are women
Southbank Gamelan Players perform Subakastawa, a popular gamelan piece