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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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Listen to up-and-coming conductors on the art of baton waving and more
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The Director of Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, offers an Insight into the great German photographer and his work
Why are conductors are so drawn to the music of Gustav Mahler? Find out in this short video interview
Looking for a laugh? Join us at Southbank Centre this spring for some huge names in stand-up comedy
Listen to up-and-coming conductors on the art of baton waving and more
Find out about this great of the 20th century
The composer accidentally invented rock’n’roll you know
Watch the acclaimed artist discuss the process behind her distinctive Fox Talbot inspired photogravure prints
An exclusive podcast from the comedian’s frank and funny conversation 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 a series of short videos with the up and coming Icelandic musician
Discover the master of erudite pageturners
A reading list for people who can't get enough speculative fiction
The drum & bass stalwart is back with his third artist album and his second autobiography
In the first of our 'Six things...' series Julian Baggini muses on the notion of truth
All you need to know about our Artist-in-Residence
Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders are all in the running
Read our primer on John le Carré's legendary character
Find out which Nobel Laureates have graced us with their presence
Introducing some of the figures who’ll be helping us try to identify what makes a man

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