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
The UK debut of Nigel Kennedy's new orchestra. The Orchestra of Life
Watch Keaton Henson perform Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us?
Watch the whole ATOMIC BOMB! concert in full or jump to individual tracks
Wayne Marshall conducts Chineke! inc. Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence and Beethoven's 7th
The Guerrilla Girls use facts, humour and fake fur to expose discrimination
Marianne Faithfull and Bill Frisell perform songs from Yoko Ono's Meltdown
An utterly remarkable percussion solo from a true master -Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
John Hegley reads his favourite childhood poem, Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
Baaba Maal sings his love and respect to African Woman
Many age-old ideas about women have been swept aside - but what does that have to do with men?
Laura Dockrill, reads her favourite childhood poem Roald Dahl's The Pig
Yoko Ono's piece features members of an orchestra who are wrapped in gauze as they perform
Bettany Hughes is speaking on the nature and power of erotic love
Samira Ahmed hosts the 2016 Women on the Move Awards