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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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Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective

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A quick introduction to the sights and sounds of Alchemy festival
Amrita Riat offers an overview of the British Asian artists here at Alchemy
Watch legendary African-American activist Angela Davis live from our Royal Festival Hall
Two of our Nordic artists and speakers share their thoughts on women’s lives in the Nordic region today
Lu Kemp, director of The Lounge discusses her research into older age for the production
Read how the Swedish mansplaining hotline caused a domestic stir
The American civil rights advocate and leading scholar shares a few words
Will Brexit be good for women, or do they risk losing hard-won rights?
We asked Fatima about the challenges women face, and their hopes for the future
Hear Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly's TED Talk, rallying for a truly gender-equal world
Explore how new technologies are impacting our perceptions and experiences of death, with Professor Josh Cohen
We caught up with Devorah Baum, author of Feeling Jewish and The Jewish Joke
What does it really take for women to be heard in the workplace? We asked voice coach and RADA in Business tutor, Sheelagh McNamara
Discover the key messages and themes in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio
Fashion reuse charity TRAID is teaming up once again with other wonderful charities at Southbank Centre as part of the Charity Shop Emporium Weekend.
Involvement with Streetwise Opera and the Choir With No Name can be the first rung on a ladder of self-confidence.
Charity shopping means shopping with a conscience, helping to reduce clothes waste and supporting a good cause at the same time. This is true compassion fashion shopping!
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke talks about his life and work
Simon Parkin and a panel of gaming experts, designers and writers discuss the male obsession with video games
A panel including poet Anthony Anaxagorou debate whether stop and search is effective.

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