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
The Director of Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, offers an Insight into the great German photographer and his work
Our Chief Executive selects the tracks she's listening to right now for our new Spotify playlist
Your weekly hit of fresh music from across the contemporary landscape.
Party like it’s 11.59pm with our fantastic New Year’s Eve Spotify playlist
Listen to this Spotify playlist of eight classical pieces to get you in a festive mood
Listen to the tracks that take Goldie back
Listen to our Spotify playlist introducing the works of the 20th century composers
Listen to a hand-picked collection of works by the brilliant Pavel Haas Quartet and young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin
Shye Ben-Tzur performs his UK debut at Alchemy, joined by Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead
Hear the Southbank Centre Gamelan Players perform live