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
Join Mariella Frostrup, Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar in conversation
Fat Activism discussion on the politics of size, part of Women of the World Festival 2013
The Sun's Page 3 - a genuine problem, or just harmless fun?
The panel discussed narrowing the gender pay gap, quotas and boardrooms
Bettany Hughes and Charlotte Higgins discuss the lost heroines of the prehistoric and ancient worlds
A WOW Bite video in which Laura Bates talks about tackling sexism
Watch the Art and Activism session from the Activism Weekend, part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown
What is rape? Who does it? Who does it happen to?
Steve Claydon talks about the influences of place and materials in his work