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Perfect proms, a podcasted Portal and a virtual book festival; creative arts highlights chosen by our experts
Get your laughing gear round this lot from our Comedy Programmer, Pax Lowey
Hayward Gallery is reopening! Find out more about our exhibition celebrating trees and forests
Our Resident and Associate Orchestras share the best of their recent music-making
Our exhibition reimagining how we think about trees and forests returns on 1 August
Keep the little ones entertained with these family music activities
Colourful activities for you and your children to enjoy at home
She's been called a pianist of 'amazing power and panache'; find out more in our interview
Top tips from Jasmine Dellimore and Meera Ghanshamdas of Moon Lane Books
The designer discusses childhood inspirations, and his vision for the future of fashion in this podcast
A selection of some of the best online LGBTQI+ culture you can engage with at home. 
In 2008 Massive Attack became the first band to curate the iconic festival
Join us in honouring the Windrush generation, 72 years since the first arrivals docked in London
Relive Patti Smith’s 2005 Meltdown with tracks from the festival’s acts
Daniel Wallis shares online arts activities to help you find inspiration
Join the festival celebrating the contribution of refugees, through live comedy and music performances
Come with us back to the summer of 2002
Get involved in the first ever virtual Refugee Week with these activities from Counterpoints Arts
Get a look behind the scenes with rare footage from past Meltdown festivals
Enjoy tracks from Meltdown festival’s past curators
Watch a moving performance in tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racial injustice
Watch highlights from the comedian and musician’s 2012 performance
Listen to an empowering discussion with the celebrated writer, scholar and activist
Read all about it. You’re going to be making the news
Take a break from home-schooling and enjoy stories, performances and chance to move and dance
Enjoy these works, selected by National Poetry Librarian, Chris McCabe.
Listen to music that explores complex human emotions, chosen by our Director of Music, Gillian Moore
In Mental Health Awareness Week we revisit videos and podcasts that encourage mental health openness
Enjoy a selection of fun family-friendly activities to aid good mental health
Listen to visionary composers and performers in this Spotify playlist
The young performers share the apps and activities helping them through lockdown
Find out about the artist behind our latest Hayward Gallery billboard
...to help you and your little ones get creative at home, with a bunch of fun activities
Our Head of Contemporary Music shares new sounds, exclusive performances and old favourites.
Karen Larbi, founder of POC In Nature, draws on spirituality to show how we can overcome eco-anxiety
Enjoy this remarkable performance piece, filmed here at Southbank Centre in 2018
Inspire your children with story writing and illustration during lockdown
How will Coronavirus affect the climate crisis, and what lessons can we learn from it?
Poet Pratyusha tells us what’s beyond her lockdown window, and shares her poem 'stilltime'
Our Director of Music shares a playlist inspired by Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees
Bring spring inside, with our pick of your photos on the theme of ‘Spring Among the Trees’
Poet Mark Waldron tells how he brought the outside in, and shares his poem Trees, Breeze and Rabbits
Join poet Holly Corfield Carr, exploring human and non-human ways of looking at and listening to trees
Hayward Gallery’s Marie-Charlotte Carrier explores how trees challenge our sense of time
The activist and writer on how the restrictions of lockdown have altered his interaction with nature
Hear from the artist about how she created her huge, cinematic portrait of a spruce tree
These are frightening times, and whilst it is easy to feel despair, there is hope to be found
See how the artist created her fairytale-like installation Forêt Palatine entirely from cardboard
The American conductor helps you gain an in depth look at the composer's most famous work
Get your fix of the theatre at home, with these choice recommendations
He’s still number one: our playlist shows how Ludwig van Beethoven’s stayed in the charts since the 18th century and into the present day.  
The painter unpacks some of the themes and influences behind his work with writer Patrick Langley
The poet reads his new libretto for the choral finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which updates the original for our times
Artists, writers and tree specialists introduce us to some leafy urban stalwarts
Feel the joy with a playlist featuring some of the composer’s most brilliant works, including the well-known choral movement of his Ninth Symphony. 
Get creating with these fun crafting ideas from artists who were set to join us at Easter
Music professor Laura Tunbridge explains when and why the great composer wrote his masterpiece
Enjoy songs and learn dance moves from artists who were set to join us at Easter
Conductor Marin Alsop shares six reasons why the composer is more relevant today than ever
Enjoy a 21 track Spotify playlist curated by our head of Contemporary Music, Bengi Unsal.
From puppetry to bad drawing, get stuck into some making, doing and creating
Be taken far beyond the confines of your home with this special Spotify playlist of Shankar’s music
George Shaw discusses his painting, which features in the Hayward Gallery exhibition Among the Trees
Celebrate the legendary musician and composer with archive footage and the words of Anoushka Shankar
Get to know the legendary Indian musician and composer
Listen to some of the best up and coming artists with our music programmer, Lexy Morvaridi’s playlist
Join Hayward Gallery Director, Ralph Rugoff, on a virtual tour of the exhibition
Celebrate the life and work of a giant among composers
In difficult times art and culture can inspire and unite us. Your support can do so much for so many
Find out how this artist uses natural materials to deal with big ideas and transform the way we think
Writer Paul Wood reveals the story behind the trees that line London’s streets
Listen to a Spotify playlist of tracks inspired by trees and forests
Listen to the author discuss her eagerly awaited third novel with Alex Clark
Find out which other literary stars we'd lined up to appear at the Southbank Centre later this year
VICE UK’s executive editor on good journalism, the importance of sleep and channeling climate change anger
Find out with our interactive quiz
The Latin Grammy-Award winning Argentine pianist on everything from bathroom music to the perfect tango for aliens.
The Booker Prize-winning author discusses the third book in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy
Hayward Gallery’s Senior Curator Dr Cliff Lauson offers his answer
Listen to the author discuss everything from drugs to Dostoevsky in this podcast
From Fantasy Football to Father Dougal McGuire’s profanities
Find out more about the artist’s exhibition at Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
Ten poets join us on World Earth Day to read responses to the artworks of Among The Trees
Our Director of Music looks ahead to the newly announced season
Listen to the sound of our 2020/21 season
A programme of talks and events inspired by Among the Trees and climate change
Ramatoulie Bobb had never been to a classical concert before. Now she has. Find out about her experience
Find out more about the incredible drumming group from Sado Island
The singer discusses his return to performing solo after Everything But the Girl
See who’s on the bill for the festival, now rescheduled to June 2021
Get ready for Grace Jones’ Meltdown with this special Spotify playlist
A Spotify mixtape of tracks from artists the musician finds influential and inspiring
Actors Liadán Dunlea and Fra Fee read 'Translations' / 'Aistriúcháin' by Gearóid Mac Lochlain
The Danish band’s lead singer picks out six of his favourite tracks
Find out with our interactive quiz
The Australian musician on Pop Crimes, a tribute concert to former bandmate Rowland S Howard.
The author joins David Freeman to discuss his latest book Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide.
The artist discusses the inspiration behind her National Poetry Library exhibition
Unforgettable versions of Judy Garland’s classic song
A Spotify playlist from innovative music duo Ed Handley and Andy Turner
The pianist shows of his art skills, ahead of his International Piano Series debut
The artist joins the Hayward Gallery director to discuss her work and recent exhibition
The complexities of transferring a tragedy from the social media age to the stage
Find out how the artist’s early works shaped her style
See the artist’s 1971 and 2019-20 exhibitions come together with these interactive photos
The choreographer introduces her new show in this video
A look at the exhibition from Katy Hessel, the woman behind Instagram account, Great Women Artists
The pianist and composer explains his love of classical music concerts
Just some of the highlights of the year ahead, as chosen by our senior programmers
See which of the festival’s three performances are coming to our Purcell Room
Find out about the artist’s use of the contrast between black and white
The ‘Bard of Barnsley’ explains why everywhere should have a poet in residence
The bass player picks out six of his favourite tracks for a special Spotify playlist
From special agents to space; see our buildings in scenes from some of your favourite series
Find out about the importance of colour in the artist’s dazzling paintings.
One of our Resident Orchestras gets ready to celebrate three-quarters of a century
The solo percussionist offers tips to classical music newcomers
The pair of musicians discuss collaborating musically with AI and ML in this fascinating interview
Listen to the author and journalist as he discusses his new book with Afua Hirsch
Jonas Bjerre from the Danish band Mew, discusses their iconic album
The photographer on why the city’s greatest strength is its people
The much-loved British tenor tells us what it’s like to perform on stage
Turn the heat up with this Middle Eastern recipe
Listen to the Star Wars actor on his role as one of the most famous droids in cinema
Listen to some of the Australian rock musician’s most memorable tracks.
Listen to this UK-exclusive talk about their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women
The popular TV presenter shares some of her favourite books
Impress your guests with this tasty winter warmer
The iconic star of music and fashion is named curator of the festival’s 27the edition
Listen to a Spotify playlist of the music of the Meltdown festival curator
Yes, we somehow managed to narrow it down to six
Listen to the Suede frontman discuss his latest book with Miranda Sawyer in this special podcast.
TRC’s Lex Blondin curates this special Spotify playlist
Listen to the poet and activist in this podcast recorded live at Poetry International 2019
The much-loved baritone and composer shares his love of classical music
Electro-pop’s Pi Ja Ma shares a Spotify playlist of her current inspirations
Find out more about this incredible instrument and the world-class artists who’ve performed here
Find out about one of Riley’s first colour canvases
Take our fun interactive quiz to see which character matches your personality
Chris McCabe on his anthology of poems from endangered languages
Find out about one of Riley’s earliest black-and-white paintings
Go behind-the-scenes and listen to the best bits from our monthly curated event
Listen to a Spotify playlist specially curated by the singer
The much-loved comedian and actor looks back at his remarkable career
Find out why this early painting is a key work for Riley
Get to know the grime MC ahead of his Southbank Centre gig
The popular children’s author discusses his new book
The internationally bestselling author on the fascinating story of Lale Sokolov
The founder of Chineke! Orchestra talks about her love for classical music
Visitors the Hayward Gallery's 1971 exhibition of the works of Bridget Riley take in the art work.

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Find out about Bridget Riley’s long history with Hayward Gallery
Find out more about this influential artist, the subject of our major retrospective
How many of these artists have you seen perform here?
“Had I curated it in the wake of Brexit, Trump and Farage, there’s a chance it would have been a different book”
The much-loved documentary-maker discuss his career on screen with comedian Adam Buxton
Listen to the comedian discuss her new book in this special podcast
Southbank Centre’s Ramatoulie Bobb looks ahead to her first classical music encounter
The internationally acclaimed conductor on the importance of audience and more
Listen to this Spotify playlist and hear some of the big beasts of the instrument world
Author Jeffrey Boayke looks at the musical genre's impact on male identity.
Don’t worry about what to wear or when to clap; you’re there for the music
Listen to this Spotify playlist and step away from the bustle of everyday life
Listen to Malorie Blackman discuss her latest novel Crossfire
Put your money away and make the most of the South Bank
Find out why the classical composer loves to hear his music covered and remixed
Richard Ayoade reflects on his award-winning films and comedy in conversation with Adam Buxton
The psychotherapist and author discusses her latest book in this interview
The composer and orchestrator talks about bringing his father’s work to life
If you are a romantic at heart listen to this Spotify playlist and stir your inner emotions
Enjoy some of the distinctive documentary maker’s most memorable moments
Be the first to hear the next big thing
The Austrian percussionist and composer shares a special Spotify playlist of his favourite artists
Nicholas Hlobo introduces his work and discusses his use of materials in this short video
Tarini Malik and John Fleetwood discuss Thabiso Sekgala’s photographic legacy
The Icelandic composer shares some of his favourite artists in this Spotify playlist
Relive the festival through the lens of photographers and gig goers
We spoke to the Syrian-American singer ahead of her Southbank Centre gig
What’s it like to be a DIY queer feminist punk band in 2019?
Nile Rodgers talks about his Meltdown festival in this exclusive video
The poet on the importance of Picasso’s work and the challenge of responding to it
The legendary singer and guitarist talks Chic, Nile Rodgers and Royal Festival Hall
Watch Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson talk about performing at the festival
Watch the American musician and producer in this video
The pair discuss their portrait of Al-Kadhi’s drag persona in this short video
Watch a short video interview with the artist and hear a playlist of his work
Two artists from Kiss My Genders discuss figuration, abstraction, family and identity in this joint interview
A look at the remarkable journey of South African singer Nakhane
The artist introduces his HENI Project Space exhibition in this short video 
We get to know the Queen of Brazilian pop
Poet Richard Price and The National Poetry Library’s Chris McCabe on responding to Picasso’s Guernica
The artists behind Stranger Things remarkable score, look ahead to their Meltdown gig in this interview
Find out how the artist creates the intricate sculptures on display in HENI Project Space
Find out more about Muholi’s self-portrait, part of their ongoing series Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness
Introducing the author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Hear from three of the artists involved in Kiss My Genders in this roundtable discussion
Find out more about the first drag queen to run for president
Find out more about Hayward Gallery’s 2019 summer exhibition
Find out more about Hlobo’s sculpture
The Royal Ballet’s principal dancer Natalia Osipova discusses her performance in The Mother
Listen to the thirteenth episode of our podcast series, in which we turn our attention to poetry and spoken word
The amazing story behind one of the most iconic disco anthems
Get to know the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor
Enjoy a Spotify playlist of music crafted by the man behind the sound of the 1980s
The artist discusses her exhibition in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
A Spotify playlist to help you relive the CHIC-est of Meltdowns
What became of Lennon’s Steinway and Chopin’s Pleyel?
Listen to the twelfth episode of our podcast series on the impact of Karlheinz Stockhausen on music
Pianist Tamara Stefanovich describes how it feels to be from a country that doesn’t exist
The founder of Out-Spoken discusses his journey through poetry in this in-depth interview
Enjoy the sarod players’ favourite music in these Spotify playlists
Listen to a chronological Spotify playlist of the revolutionary composer’s work
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Find out more about the debut novelist behind 2020's Book of the Year, Queenie
Enjoy this Spotify Playlist of tracks featuring samples from Nile Rodgers’ music
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Listen to the best-selling author of The Hate U Give discuss her second novel
Find out more about this video installation
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Find out more about this sculpture
Listen to the eleventh episode of our podcast series as comedians and comedy writers talk politics
Enjoy a Spotify playlist packed with hits from the 2019 Meltdown curator’s remarkable back catalogue
Find out more about this series of pieces
How the German composer’s influence extends from pop to present day electronic music
Leading figures from three decades of the Series share memorable stories from behind-the-scenes
Listen to a specially curated Spotify playlist from Sam Pillay
Discover more about one of the 21st century’s most consistently thrilling pianists
Read a special interview with the acclaimed choreographer from April 2019.
Enjoy a look back at classic live performances by ‘the finest living exponent of the sarod’.
Read an interview between the artist and Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff
Watch a short introduction to the exhibition from Jeff L. Rosenheim
Is your favourite fictional feline on our list?
Find out more about the celebrated Russian pianist
The author introduces her new novel Lost Children Archive
Find out more about the artist’s poetic and politically engaged work
The tenth episode of our monthly podcast looks at human and robot interaction in the arts.
The curator of diane arbus: in the beginning and The Met’s Collections Specialist discuss Arbus’ early photographs
Hear from the Octavia Poetry Collective, and get an exclusive listen to the US writer's first UK appearance
Enjoy this scrumptious rhubarb-based chocolate tart recipe
Find out more about the life of the legendary Italian pianist
The artist introduces her work ahead of its installation at Royal Festival Hall
Find out more about this sculpture
Enjoy nine inspirational pieces of music from the jazz saxophonist in this Spotify playlist
Ahead of his Hayward Gallery exhibition, the artist discusses his work with Ralph Rugoff
From windows into our history, to great spaces to relax and unwind
IPS 2017/18

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A look into our archive at some of the pianist’s memorable London performances
Best friends Ross and Tom tell us how to make a vegan jackfruit pot pie
Discover more about the Canadian pianist and her British roots
The ninth episode of our regular podcast looks at the lack of diversity in children’s literature
The singer shares ten tracks she’s listening to right now in a special Spotify playlist
Listen to readings and discussion from poets Richard Scott, Zaffar Kunial and winner Hannah Sullivan
The artist discusses art, archives and tabloid news
The pianist and composer shares a specially curated Spotify playlist of his influences
Listen to a special podcast, recorded live at 2018’s London Literature Festival
Listen to covers of some of the composer’s most iconic songs in this Spotify playlist
Discover more about this Italian rising star
Hear comedians including Dave Gorman, Maisie Adam and Glenn Moore answer questions on comedy
Take a look at our countdown of famous feature films shot here at the Southbank Centre
Find out more about one of the great violinists of the 21st century
The seventh episode of our monthly podcast looks ahead to 2019’s SoundState festival. Take a listen
Assistant Curator Tarini Malik introduces Laine’s solo exhibition
The remarkable career of the man bringing his reimagining of Gershwin to Southbank Centre
The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
All you need to know about the pianist ahead of his solo recital in the International Piano Series
Take a look through 250 years of circus history with our interactive timeline
The letter from Strauss that gave the Philharmonia Orchestra a notable world premiere
The violinist talks composers and coping with touring in this interview
Listen to the sixth episode of our podcast series as we take a comedic turn

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How a ground-breaking gig saw Pink Floyd banned from the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
The best-selling writer and essayist discusses finding her place in feminism, intersectionality and grappling with pop culture
Hear the sculptor talk about his distinctive work, in this short video
Listen to Salman Rushdie, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Churchwell and Terrance Hayes on modern America
Choreographer Rosie Kay shares her top tips
Artist Scottee talks to us about his new show Fat Blokes
The artist discusses her site-specific installation in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
Listen to this specially curated playlist of ‘the father of South African jazz’
Listen to the fifth episode of our podcast series as we focus on all things jazz
Catch up on the Oscar-winning actress discussing her autobiography In Pieces at London Literature Festival
What are the Herne Hill pop duo listening to right now?
Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures, with Akala and David Olusoga
Listen to The Who frontman discussing his new memoir in this special podcast
Find out about Yayoi Kusama’s installation, part of Space Shifters
Discover how the Israeli-American pianist got started – and how Meryl Streep inspires him
Listen to Anna Burns discuss her Man Booker award-winning novel, Milkman
Read an extract from Churchwell’s new book, Behold, America
The author discusses her debut book Ponti and taking The Odyssey away from the male gaze
How an increase in prizes is helping bring through more diverse voices
The six authors read live from their shortlisted novels in this special podcast recording
Find out about Anish Kapoor’s outdoor sculpture, part of Space Shifters
Take our interactive quiz to find out who you’d be in Homer’s epic poem
The author on nature, writing, nostalgia, the 1930s and visions of England then and now
Find out about Monika Sosnowska’s architectural intervention, part of Space Shifters
The Academy award-winning art director on his incredible new project
What, or indeed who, is behind the popularity of Chinese sci-fi?
Enjoy eight stand-out musical collaborations featuring The Who frontman
Find out more about Hayward Gallery’s new perception-altering exhibition
Find out about Richard Wilson’s perception-altering work, part of Space Shifters
Find out about Alicja Kwade’s maze-like installation, part of Space Shifters
Find out about Jeppe Hein’s kinetic sculpture, part of Space Shifters
Watch the fifth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Dr. Cliff Lauson introduces Hayward Gallery's remarkable new group exhibition
Listen to the fourth episode of our monthly literary podcast featuring Khaled Hosseini and Nick Makoha, recorded in September 2018.
The musician/producer has curated a very eclectic Spotify playlist of his current favourites
There is so much more to this Scottish writer than The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
In the fourth edition of Think Aloud, we join the #AskACuratorDay celebrations
From Sybil to Forrest Gump, take a look back at some of the actress’ most iconic performances
Double-bassist Eberhard Spree gives an introduction to Leipzig’s world-famous orchestra
The comedian and playwright tells us why more artists should take risks, in this interview
Comedian and performer Jess Thom breaks down common misconceptions about what it is to be disabled
Listen to the third episode of our monthly podcast, a preview of Unlimited
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlist from the former Mercury Prize nominee
Read the remarkable story of Kurt Masur’s role in the downfall of East Germany
Hear how The Cure’s legendary frontman put together his festival this exclusive video interview
A specially commissioned poem in response to an exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Dom Thomas explains how Whyte Horses are quite literally a dream realised, in this video
Watch the fourth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Listen to the second episode of our monthly podcast, as we discuss writing and the novel.
A specially commissioned poem in response to our exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Watch the third in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Your best tweets and Instagram images from this year’s festival
Find out more about this interactive sculpture
Watch the second in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Listen to the two literary titans discuss their creative processes, and the inspirations for their fiction
Watch the first in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Listen to the second episode of our literary podcast, recorded backstage at Man Booker 50
Listen to a discussion of family dynamics, memory and desire, from two Booker Prize-winning authors
See archive images from 50 years of Hayward Gallery exhibitions via this groundbreaking partnership
Listen to two Booker Prize-winning writers discuss how historical fiction can shed light on our present
Listen to the novelists discuss how fiction can capture lives on the margins of history
Revisit fantastic images of exhibitions from the gallery’s first fifty years
Enjoy five brilliant performances from the incredible Malian music duo.
Listen to this Spotify playlist curated by Dom Thomas of the psychedelic pop group
Find out more about one of Lee Bul’s intricate collages
Discover more about this intriguing composer and musician
Go behind the scenes at Meltdown with the first episode of our new podcast series
Take a look at some of the best images from across the ten days of 2018’s Meltdown festival
See the band as they prepared to play Robert Smith’s Meltdown festival, in this video
Take a look at some brilliant photos of 2018’s Meltdown festival from those who were there
See the American singer-songwriter talk about performing and Robert Smith
Hear from the band’s Barry Burns and Stuart Braithwaite and watch gig footage from their performance at Meltdown
See footage from the cellist’s appearance at Meltdown as she explains her distinctive sound
Discover the books on the shortlist and what drove the judges to select them
Listen to this Spotify playlist put together by founder member John Helps
Hear from YONAKA lead singer Theresa Jarvis in this video recorded at Robert Smith's Meltdown
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Margo Jefferson on one of the great and controversial icons of the 20th century
Listen to the first episode of our new podcast series as we look back at past Man Booker Prize winners
Three anti-apartheid activists, Chitra Karve, Lela Kogbara and Brian Filling recount the time they met Nelson Mandela
Enjoy this atmospheric twelve track Spotify playlist from the hypnotic, electronic Italian band
Watch Deftones’ Chino Moreno get a first look at Royal Festival Hall
Take a look back and listen to 1998’s Meltdown with this Spotify playlist
Find out about the world's first exhibition of this emerging art form
Find out more about one of Lee Bul’s immersive installations, Via Negativa II (2014)
The artist discusses her childhood in South Korea with exhibition curator Stephanie Rosenthal
Author and journalist John Battersby recounts time spent with the South African leader
Introducing Hayward Gallery's mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed artist Lee Bul
Find out more about Lee Bul’s iconic cyborgs
Enjoy ten top tracks, handpicked by the electronic pioneers
Find out more about one of Lee Bul’s early performances
Listen to three powerful Spotify playlists from Carleen Anderson, Rod Youngs and Renell Shaw
The author of How To Love Brutalism explores our Queen Elizabeth Hall
Discover Abreu's hopes for the future of dance and his relationship with Southbank Centre in this Q&A
The singer and journalist on the importance of music as a tool of protest
Read our short but sweet interview with the young British composer Charlotte Bray
The composer and electronic musician picks out the tracks she's listening to right now.
A celebration of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and more
The celebrated composer, producer and tabla player shares some of his favourite music
Enjoy this fantastic South Asian family recipe
Listen to this explanatory podcast with architect Richard Battye
The best tweets and Instagram photos from the first week of our brutalist venues’ return
Enjoy a classic Indian inspired dish from Alchemy
Read an enlightening interview with the celebrated South Korean composer
Discover the fascinating history of our iconic buildings with Dr. Otto Saumarez Smith
Cook and enjoy this fantastic Afghan recipe from Ladle & Skillet
Tackling questions of power, sexuality and violence, Philip Venables’ music always makes an impact
Discover some of the greats that have graced the stages of Queen Elizabeth Hall
The comedian talks us through some of his favourite performances
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it
Find out more about Tokyo (2017), one of Gursky’s most recent works
Enjoy a unique and in-depth insight into the photographer’s work in this video
Relive five fantastic days of WOW through the eyes of those who joined us
Watch Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Laura Bates and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu in discussion, in this video from WOW 2018
Listen to award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in this great podcast from WOW 2018
Find out more about this image depicting North Korea’s Mass Games
Listen to some of the best bits of WOW 2018 from our speakers in this podcast playlist
Speakers including MPs Jo Swinson, Anna Soubry, Sophie Walker and Tulip Siddiq share their experiences
Enjoy this specially curated Spotify playlist featuring artists from the 25th Meltdown festival
All you need to know about the musician ahead of his Southbank Centre world premiere of TELEKINESIS
Find out more about Utah (2017), a new work based on a mobile phone photograph
Scroll through our interactive timeline of key moments in the fight for women’s rights and gender equality in Britain.
Read our fascinating interview with the acclaimed activist and author.
Find out more about one of our new associate companies
Joan Wasser picks out the tracks she's listening to right now.
Key change-makers and activists from our WOW festival share their tips
The Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University looks at recurring misogyny in neuroscience research
The Director of Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, offers an Insight into the great German photographer and his work
Ahead of the 2018 Brit Awards we take a look at some of the past winners who have also graced our iconic venues
Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Children's television presenter Lauren Layfield on what you ought to know about being a girl today
Find out about this great of the 20th century
See how the return of Hayward Gallery, and its opening Gursky exhibition, went down with art lovers, instagrammers, critics and press.
Find out more about one of Andreas Gursky’s early photographs
Find out more about Salerno I (1990) – a pivotal image for the artist
Find out more about May Day IV (2000, remastered 2014), one of Gursky’s monumental crowd scenes
The composer accidentally invented rock’n’roll you know
Watch the acclaimed artist discuss the process behind her distinctive Fox Talbot inspired photogravure prints
Take our interactive quiz to see which of the Swedish group’s hits matches your personality
Relive the year ABBA hit the UK, with our interactive timeline
Read an interview with the artist and sculptor on his current Hayward Gallery roof commission
Listen to an in depth talk with Alan Hollinghurst as he discusses his latest novel
Listen to this Spotify playlist of eight classical pieces to get you in a festive mood
Watch highlights from the comedian’s entertaining appearance at Being A Man festival
An exclusive podcast from the comedian’s frank and funny conversation at Being A Man festival
A fascinating interview with the man who went from child soldier to award-winning actor
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
Get set for another hard-hitting fusion of classical and contemporary music
Your best photos and tweets from this year's events
Enjoy some of the highlights of last year’s festival, including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tom Hanks
How concern over the acceptance of surveillance culture drove the creation of Proto-type Theater’s A Machine they’re Secretly Building
Enjoy an exclusive podcast, featuring readings and discussion on the life of the great politician, from a host of big names.
Discover the works of the much feted Nigerian-American writer and photographer
Hear the author discuss his latest work, La Belle Sauvage, in this exclusive podcast
All you need to know about the Australian violinist, composer and conductor
Get to know Nordic Noir in our short interview with the Finnish crime writer
Enjoy this rare archive backstage footage of the celebrated cellist, 30 years on from her tragic passing
The author takes us on a fascinating tour of his book shelves
Listen to highlights of Hillary Rodham Clinton's exclusive London appearance at Southbank Centre
The team at National Poetry Library pick out their Anne Carson must reads
Dive into 50 years of Poetry International with Chris McCabe and Sophie Mayer
The Handmaid’s Tale author on the real world her novel reflects
Chris McCabe, programmer of this year’s Poetry International, looks back over its 50 year history
Discover the master of erudite pageturners
Poetry can be meaningful in another language
Listen to the acclaimed author and photographer as he discusses his new book Blind Spot
Listen to our podcast introducing Southbank Centre's Endangered Poetry Project
Help us build a collection of poems in languages under threat
An in-depth interview with the celebrated French composer Philippe Schoeller
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
See how Hillary Rodham Clinton went from First Lady of the United States, to the cusp of Presidency
How many of these Mercury Prize winners have you seen perform here?
Find out about the dance craze that has over 100 million people in China hooked
Find out which Nobel Laureates have graced us with their presence
Listen to the writer reflect on fiction, friendship and capturing a changing world on the page
Try real Icelandic food at SCFood Market this summer
Watch an exclusive interview with the Turner Prize-winning sculptor
The self-proclaimed Masterchef losers preview their Southbank Centre supper club
How do feminists in Africa and the diaspora envision the continent’s future?
How are African nations defining their place in political landscape being shaped by Brexit and Trump
Hear from young Africans who are leading the way in everything from tech to fashion and activism
Discover the capital’s Black History with historian Tony Warner
Award-winning author Naomi Klein discusses her latest book ‘No is Not Enough in this audio podcast
Read the remarkable story of Peter Laszlo Peri’s ‘lost’ sculpture.
How do you explain a ‘multi-sensory encounter of shifting sound and light’?
Discover more about the author ahead of his appearance at London Literature Festival
Read how photographer Annie Leibovitz considers her work on Women never done.
Introducing Europe's first professional majority Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) orchestra
See exclusive behind the scenes footage of M.I.A.’s Meltdown performance
Pluto, one of our volunteer gardeners, tells us what Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden means to him.
Take a look back at the most memorable moments from M.I.A.’s Meltdown festival
Mohamed Sarrar, of Borderline, shares his experience of escaping Sudan as a refugee.
The electronic artist and composer on the inspiration for Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
See exclusive video from Young Fathers performance at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
Read the story of comedy performer Enayatullah Jalalzai who, age 16, escaped Afghanistan as a refugee
All you need to know ahead of her debut UK performance at Meltdown
Introducing the LGBTQ and QTPOC artists who occupy the heart of M.I.A.’s Meltdown
Discover what the dish biryani means to local communities in London
All you need to know about the viral French music sensation
Ahead of Alchemy festival, find out more about South Asian film with Bollywood expert Rahul Verma
Take a look back through fifty years of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Journalist Arwa Haider introduces the artists involved in a 2017 South Asian UK hip-hop crossover
Revisit the summer of 2017 with music from the acts who appeared at M.I.A.'s Meltdown festival
WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's WOW – Women of the World festival 2017
Hayward Gallery stages the first major retrospective of the work of photographer Andreas Gursky
How do we fight sexism without ignoring other issues such as race, disability, sexuality and class?
The legendary activist talks about women, race and class in the post-Trump era
Listen to the Nigerian novelist speaking live at Southbank Centre's Women of the World 2017
We asked Fatima about the challenges women face, and their hopes for the future
Guy Garvey’s Meltdown festival 2016
A highlight of David Byrne's Meltdown in 2015, Atomic Bomb!
Learn how to bake a staple of Nordic cuisine: the perfect cinnamon bun
Music composer Oleg Shpudeiko (Heinali) from Ukraine, discusses his latest work for Jean Abreu: A Thread
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke talks about his life and work
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's Being a Man festival 2016
Popular illustrator, Jimbob, has designed three limited edition Christmas cards exclusively for Southbank Centre's Let The Light In campaign.
Find out what the pre-eminent British sculptor thinks of the Hayward Gallery and its refurbishment
‘I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams…’
In recent years, disabled artists have grabbed the narrative from non-disabled hands
Our 2016 Being A Man festival asks what it means to be a hero in the modern world
A traditional West African rice dish, from Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick of Chuku's
An East-African doughnut recipe, courtesy of Eric Mugaju from Maskani
A traditional fried spicy Ghanaian dish, from Alicia Ama, of Chalé! Let’s Eat
A West African barbecue dish, from Nimatu Owino, of CHAM CHAM
A Madagascan curry dish, from Prisca Bakare, of The Lemur House
A slow-cooked Nigerian beef dish, from Tokunbo Koiki, of Tokunbo’s Kitchen
Christopher Nupen shares his films and memories of Jacqueline du Pre
Do we judge black women by whether or not they straighten their hair?
Hip-hop artist Akala discusses men and sexual and racial taboos
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds...
Watch Earl Slick - Diary of a Sideman
Caitlin Moran chats with Jude Kelly about the highs and lows of life and laughter
A WOW Bite video in which Laura Bates talks about tackling sexism
Tony Benn talks to activist and writer John Rees about the formation of the Labour Party
Caitlin Moran talks about new book, Moranifesto
What's louder than an orchestra, quieter than a single instrument and weighs 24 tons?
Jeremy Deller talks about how much joy there is in his exhibition and what influences his work
John Hegley reads his favourite childhood poem, Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
How to reinstall an organ in one and a half minutes
Peaches talks to music journalist Jude Rogers about social and political activism
Victoria Hamilton reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 64: When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd.
Worth over £200 million per year, ethical clothing is one of fashion's newest markets
Why bother saving the arts? In an era of cuts, is 'arts' a dirty word?
Emely Neu and Jade French present a panel discussion about their new book
A short video showcasing the perks of being a Southbank Centre member
How like a winter hath my absence been...
Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Cargoes by John Masefield read by Francesca Beard
For the first time in history, all five UK and NI poet laureates are women
Laura Dockrill, reads her favourite childhood poem, Roald Dahl's The Pig
Relive this remarkable concert from Meltdown 2015 in full
Gordon Brown is joined by Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai
Frederick Taylor on German history and the rise of the extreme right
Panel discussion from History is Now exhibition at Hayward Gallery.
Hear novelists and friends Kazuo Ishiguro and David Mitchell in conversation
Discover more about songwriting credits and rights