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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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Come rain, come shine, Southbank Centre’s the place to be this half term
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The author of How To Love Brutalism explores our Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Discover his hopes for the future of dance and his relationship with Southbank Centre in this Q&A
Watch the violinist describe how the conductor shaped his early music career
Discover the turbulent relationship between Sergei Prokofiev and the Soviet regime
Watch a series of short video interviews with the famed guitarist and composer
Watch this illuminating video interview with the celebrated Korean composer
Enjoy a unique and in-depth insight into the photographer’s work in this video
Watch Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Laura Bates and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu in discussion, in this video from WOW 2018
Ruby Wax in conversation about her new book, How to Be Human: The Manual
See the celebrated conductor and our Artistic Director discuss the work of Bernstein
The legendary Finnish composer and conductor reveals his thoughts on Mahler’s First Symphony and the passage of time
Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Visual artist Sam Winston questions how we see darkness in this video about his installation
Watch the acclaimed artist discuss the process behind her distinctive Fox Talbot inspired photogravure prints
Watch a trailer for the return of this festive favourite
A short video of key moments and messages from the fourth edition of the festival
Watch highlights from the comedian’s entertaining appearance at Being A Man festival
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
Watch pianist Steven Osborne and clarinettist Jean Johnson, describe this remarkable chamber orchestra piece
Watch a series of short videos with the up and coming Icelandic musician
Watch the author talk you through his bookshelves in this first episode of our new video series
Exploring Handel’s provocative opera Semele on the illusions and delusions of love

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