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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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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:00
Contemporary Dance
Find out about the dance craze that has over 100 million people in China hooked
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:54
Contemporary Classical
Listen to our Spotify playlist introducing the works of the 20th century composers
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:17
Spoken word & Live literature
Find out which Nobel Laureates have graced us with their presence
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:44
Urban
Celebrate the city with us this Bank Holiday at our annual Urban festival
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:42
Gender Politics & Equality
Introducing some of the figures who’ll be helping us try to identify what makes a man
Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:00
See all-female hip-hop dance collective Myself UK in action
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:36
Electronic
The eclectic label, feted by music-lovers, celebrates its tenth anniversary
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:03
See highlights from China Changing Festival at Southbank Centre
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:18
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
From puppetry to political discussion, get the most out of October’s festival of contemporary Chinese culture.
Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:48
Listen to the writer reflect on fiction, friendship and capturing a changing world on the page
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:58
Spoken word & Live literature
Read more about the celebrated poet and novelist
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:48
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Try real Icelandic food at SCFood Market this summer
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:35
Art
Free, interactive artworks appear at Southbank Centre this summer
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:16
Watch an exclusive interview with the Turner Prize-winning sculptor
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:22
Contemporary Dance
Circus
Find out about three stunning performance pieces coming to Royal Festival Hall this August
Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:41
Take a look at how refurbishments in our brutalist venues are progressing
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:00
Introducing some great places to grab a drink or a bite to eat by Southbank Centre
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:38
See our list of traditional and much-loved children's reading from the Nordic countries.
Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:04
The self-proclaimed Masterchef losers preview their Southbank Centre supper club
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:59
What does it mean to be an African man in the diaspora?
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:14
What chance do African nations have of thriving in the new global and political landscape?
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:05
How do feminists in Africa and the diaspora envision the continent’s future?
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:51
Folk & World
Enjoy a look back at some amazing moments from this year's festival.
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:21
How are African nations defining their place in political landscape being shaped by Brexit and Trump
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:05
Hear from young Africans who are leading the way in everything from tech to fashion and activism
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:56
Tom Illube, tech entrepreneur on how technology is rapidly reshaping culture and society in Africa
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 00:00
Scandinavia’s leading performance circus bring their latest show Limits, to Southbank Centre.
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:10
Discover a great range of free activities and events for families, this summer
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:25
Discover some amazing African recipes from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:59
Global Culture & Ethnicity
All you need to know about Southbank Centre’s annual festival of contemporary African culture
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:20
Discover the stories and the secrets of six stallholders from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017.
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:30
Physical Theatre & Mime
The celebrated writer and performer discusses the roots of his new work, Prurience
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:56
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Discover the capital’s Black History with historian Tony Warner
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:55
Contemporary Classical
Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:07
Spoken word & Live literature
Artists & Thinkers
Listen to the iconic fashion designer ahead of her return to Southbank Centre
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:00
Watch our short video trailer for a summer of fun at Southbank Centre
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:59
From free live music to drinks on the terrace and our beautiful rooftop garden
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:25
Award-winning, author Naomi Klein discusses her latest book ‘No is Not Enough in this audio podcast
Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:04
Art
Read the remarkable story of Peter Laszlo Peri’s ‘lost’ sculpture.
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 06:00
Art
Great news for fans of the Swedish pop sensations
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:18
Electronic
How do you explain a ‘multi-sensory encounter of shifting sound and light’?
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 16:29
Urban
Relive the night The Outlook Orchestra blew the Royal Festival Hall audience away
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:33
Spoken word & Live literature
Discover more about the author ahead of his appearance at London Literature Festival
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:00
Art
Read how photographer Annie Leibovitz considers her work on Women never done.
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:00
Choral
Emily Peasgood discusses her background, and looks at her past and future works.
Sun, 06/25/2017 - 10:00
Introducing Europe's first professional majority Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) orchestra
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:57
See exclusive behind the scenes footage of M.I.A.’s Meltdown performance
Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:33
Nature & Environment
Pluto, one of our volunteer gardeners, tells us what Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden means to him.
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:26
Hear the composer and musician explore the themes of unity and division behind her new work
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:51
Urban
Take a look back at the most memorable moments from M.I.A.’s Meltdown festival
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:30
Children & Young people
Find out about the joint campaign launched by Southbank Centre and Long Live Southbank
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 17:10
Urban
Reviews, tweets and more from midweek at M.I.A.’s Meltdown
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:09
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Mohamed Sarrar, of Borderline, shares his experience of escaping Sudan as a refugee.
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:23
The electronic artist and composer on the inspiration for Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia
Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:47
Urban
Take a look at some of the best Instagram photos taken at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 11:44
Nature & Environment
See how our brutalist arts venues are changing
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 19:16
See exclusive video from Young Fathers performance at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
Tue, 06/13/2017 - 10:21
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Read the story of comedy performer Enayatullah Jalalzai who, age 16, escaped Afghanistan as a refugee
Mon, 06/12/2017 - 17:05
Urban
See how M.I.A.’s Meltdown got underway with an epic opening weekend of live music and more
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 14:39
Urban
Musicians, writers and journalists tell us who they're looking forward to seeing at Meltdown
Thu, 06/08/2017 - 17:16
Urban
All you need to know ahead of her debut UK performance at Meltdown
Thu, 06/08/2017 - 10:15
See video excerpts from Philip Venables: Illusions featuring performance artist David Hoyle
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 16:30
See the new video for Goals by M.I.A.
Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:56
In short, yes, no, and only if you’re quick. Find out which gigs you can be at.
Sun, 06/04/2017 - 09:38
Opera
The lighting designer explains the concept behind English National Opera's performance of The Dream of Gerontius
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:01
Urban
Introducing the LGBTQ and QTPOC artists who occupy the heart of M.I.A.’s Meltdown
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:00
Hull composer Daniel Elms offers a preview of his piece Bethia, ahead of New Music Biennial
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 00:00
Contemporary Classical
Ahead of our premier of his new work Sea Change, we caught up with composer Eivind Buene
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 19:30
Contemporary Classical
The composition professor explains how his new work transforms rejection into inspiration
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 15:23
Check out our pick of some of the best Instagram photos taken at this year’s Alchemy
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 12:00
Watch Lucy Carter, director and lighting designer, on channelling the emotion of a performance
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:55
Urban
Which of the 16 artists playing at Meltdown is your perfect personality match?
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:49
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Discover what the dish biryani means to local communities in London
Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:02
Keep the children entertained this half-term with us
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:34
A short video looking ahead to Chorus, with highlights of past performances.
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:40
Urban
All you need to know about the viral French music sensation ahead of his gig at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:24
Rock & Pop
How a ground-breaking gig saw Pink Floyd banned from the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:40
The Artistic Director of Southbank Centre has won the first-ever Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 16:35
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Ahead of Alchemy festival, find out more about South Asian film with Bollywood expert Rahul Verma
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:56
Religion & Beliefs
The author, advertising consultant and expert on Generation M shares her thoughts.
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:58
Spoken word & Live literature
Take a look at the stellar line-up of literary speakers heading to Southbank Centre
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 16:24
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Leicester comes to Alchemy for a special East Midlands Mela
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 15:07
Religion & Beliefs
Talks & Topics
Why does this Benedictine monk think religion has a place in schools?
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:20
Two household names from Indian classical music introduce their work
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 18:29
Take a look back through fifty years of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 14:44
Our fabulous Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden is now open for the summer
Tue, 05/02/2017 - 10:19
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Find out about the people behind the delicious food at KERB does Alchemy
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 17:55
Check out the trailer for our interactive exhibition, Adventures in Moominland
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:08
Chamber & Recital
Listen to a hand-picked collection of works by the brilliant Pavel Haas Quartet and young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:58
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Taste delicious dishes at Alchemy’s street food market, KERB, then recreate them at home
Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:18
Urban
Journalist Arwa Haider introduces the hip-hop artists involved in our Beats Without Boundaries event
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:56
Enjoy a unique view of the final pyramid rooflight's delivery to the gallery roof.
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:50
Orchestra
Classical music
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52
Orchestra
Classical music
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:08
Orchestra
Classical music
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:59
Electronic
Folk & World
Yep, change your life. Here's your guide to what promises to be an unforgettable 10 days
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:39
Electronic
Rock & Pop
Soulwax and grime superstar Giggs are among the newly added acts
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 17:55
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:34
Contemporary Classical
Listen to the London Sinfonietta's eclectic playlist featuring Björk, Sigur Ros, Kaija Saariaho and Jóhann Jóhannsson
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:18
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:34
Religion & Beliefs
Belief and Beyond Belief festival panellist Canon Rosie Harper considers the topic of assisted dying
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:20
Hear the two artists discuss different approaches to Reich’s composition
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:13
Art
The new billboard art-work, Station II (2015) by Noémie Goudal, is installed at Hayward Gallery
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:43
The composer and solo percussionist take a look at Reich's joyous composition, Tehillim
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:02
This ambassador's talents include photography, writing and public speaking
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:58
Read a little about Morgan: events organiser and recent graduate
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:47
Contemporary Dance
Hear from Ballet and Contemporary dancer, Richard
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 18:01
Hear composer and musician Mica Levi talk about her approach to music-making
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 17:50
Contemporary Classical
Discover the most unusual performance the composer and musician has been part of
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 15:11
Contemporary Classical
Composer and musician Mica Levi shares the musical influences behind her score to Under the Skin
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:18
Urban
Dive into M.I.A.'s Meltdown with our playlist, featuring tracks from all the names taking the stage
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:33
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's WOW – Women of the World festival 2017
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:29
Hear what Hayward Gallery means to artists, Bridget Riley and Antony Gormley
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:55
Art
Hayward Gallery stages the first major retrospective of the work of photographer Andreas Gursky
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:54
Hear the percussionist in conversation with Southbank Centre's Director of Music, Gillian Moore MBE
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:05
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Award-winning journalist and black feminist Reni writes about class, race, gender and social justice
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 16:04
Leading researcher and writer on men and masculinity Michael Kimmel discusses WOW festival
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 14:34
Two of our Nordic artists and speakers share their thoughts on women’s lives in the Nordic region today
Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:08
Health & Wellbeing
Talks & Topics
Lu Kemp, director of The Lounge discusses her research into older age for the production
Thu, 03/09/2017 - 12:30
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Read how the Swedish mansplaining hotline caused a domestic stir
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:53
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
The American civil rights advocate and leading scholar shares a few words
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:42
Gender Politics & Equality
Politics & History
Will Brexit be good for women, or do they risk losing hard-won rights?
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:56
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Nyborg began life as a Danish cafe in north London owned and run by Sara Nyborg
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 16:22
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
We asked Fatima about the challenges women face, and their hopes for the future
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:53
Hear Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly's TED Talk, rallying for a truly gender-equal world
Wed, 03/08/2017 - 14:23
Hear what conductor Marin Alsop and participants had to about their experience of Southbank Centre's Women in Music Series in January 2017
Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:16
Business & Economics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear from Melanie Eusebe, founder of the Black British Business Award and executive producer of WOW
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 17:47
Religion & Beliefs
Talks & Topics
Explore how new technologies are impacting our perceptions and experiences of death, with Professor Josh Cohen
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:33
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
CII's report will be explored in Women's Risks in Life by empowering women to make friends with their future selves
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 14:27
Hear maestro Maurizio Pollini speak about his second Royal Festival Hall recital, coming up this March
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:39
Read Avash Karmacharya, from the WOW Kathmandu team, on how WOW festival has impacted him as a Nepali man
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:12
Religion & Beliefs
Talks & Topics
Hear comedian, actor and writer Cariad Lloyd's thoughts on life and death
Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:08
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Read about UBS Unique's initiatives for improving women's lives
Thu, 03/02/2017 - 14:58
Children & Young people
Gender Politics & Equality
See a few top picks for WOW festival 2017 chosen by Southbank Centre’s Youth Ambassadors
Wed, 03/01/2017 - 13:03
See what poet Anthony Anaxagorou thinks about death, poetry and what comes next
Tue, 02/28/2017 - 14:31
Delve into the life, loves and music of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, and those of his favourite pupil and son-in-law, Josef Suk
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:50
Listen to conductor Marin Alsop speak about working with Southbank Centre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 17:43
Hear conductor Paavo Järvi talk about his upcoming concert, London audiences and his love of Japanese food
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:20
Hear Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky speak about his upcoming Royal Festival Hall recital and what he likes about London
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:26
Who are the women who represent us in Parliament? What does it take to get elected, and then to hold onto a place in the House?
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:20
What does it really take for women to be heard in the workplace? We asked voice coach and RADA in Business tutor, Sheelagh McNamara
Fri, 02/10/2017 - 00:00
Get a look behind the scenes as Hayward Gallery is restored for the future
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 16:17
Conductor Paavo Järvi speaks to Maki Takemitsu about her father, the composer Toru Takemitsu
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 15:35
Ahead of the first of his London concerts, internationally renowned pianist Maurizio Pollini talks about the pieces he's chosen to play
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 14:53
Hear disability justice activist Lydia X. Z. Brown discuss how justice for women can become justice for everyone
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 17:52
Electronic
Rock & Pop
Rapper, producer, director and visual artist M.I.A. will curate the 24th Meltdown festival in 2017
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:10
Guy Garvey’s Meltdown festival 2016
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:48
A highlight of David Byrne's Meltdown in 2015, Atomic Bomb!
Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:31
Hear about some of the things you can look forward to at WOW – Women of the World festival, returning Tuesday 7 – Sunday 12 March
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 13:09
Hear musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment talk about pitch ahead of their concert
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 11:38
Horn player Martin Lawrence of the OAE demonstrates some DIY instrument-making
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 10:37
Join the OAE on a musical adventure into uncertainty, scepticism and doubt, in their new season Visions, Illusions and Delusions
Thu, 02/02/2017 - 17:21
Watch the trailer for Michael Morpurgo's Why The Whales Came
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 15:22
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada explores music from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Strauss’ Nietzsche-inspired Also sprach Zarathustra
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 14:47
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about the minimalist works of Philip Glass and John Adams
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:12
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Talks & Topics
Learn how to eat more sustainably by pickling your food
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:53
Learn how to bake a staple of Nordic cuisine: the perfect cinnamon bun
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:31
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski discusses the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s science-themed concerts part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:19
Chamber & Recital
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Brahms and Messiaen
Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:48
Hear Vladimir Jurowski talk about the themes behind the LPO's 20th Century Discoveries concert
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:23
Hear the LPO's Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, introduce our new festival Belief and Beyond Belief
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:14
Discover the key messages and themes in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:01
Members of the LPO share with us their favourite books on the themes of life and meaning
Fri, 01/06/2017 - 15:31
Go backstage with with cast of BIANCO, the circus show like no other.
Wed, 01/04/2017 - 17:16
Watch the trailer for Assisted Suicide: The Musical, which explores the complex and controversial subject of assisted suicide.
Wed, 12/21/2016 - 16:04
Bianco Circus like no other
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 23:00
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke talks about his life and work
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:52
Simon Parkin and a panel of gaming experts, designers and writers discuss the male obsession with video games
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:46
A panel including poet Anthony Anaxagorou debate whether stop and search is effective.
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 22:36
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's Being a Man festival 2016
Thu, 12/01/2016 - 18:27
Sir Roger Moore was in conversation with biographer Gareth Owen
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:42
A candid talk with rapper-turned-actor Ashley Walters
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:01
What needs to be done to tackle the social stigma around male mental health?
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 13:01
Explore what society wants of dads and what sort of dads men want to be
Wed, 11/30/2016 - 07:25
Our brand new website launched today, this is the first phase of a 3-year development project - we hope you like it!
Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:36
The Infinite Mix presents UK premieres of audio-visual artworks by leading international artists
Wed, 11/09/2016 - 17:02
Bom Bom’s Dream (2016) follows the adventures of a Japanese dancer as she travels to Jamaica
Sun, 10/30/2016 - 00:00
See how the work to refurbish the Southbank Centre is progressing
Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:24
This video promotes The Infinite Mix exhibition, presented by Hayward Gallery, in association with The Vinyl Factory.
Sun, 10/09/2016 - 11:46
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
Use our timeline to discover what our experts predict will take place over the century to come
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 00:00
Find out what the pre-eminent British sculptor thinks of the Hayward Gallery and its refurbishment
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 17:10
One-year on from closing Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery for essential refurbishment, much has changed behind the hoardings that currently cover these iconic and much-loved venues.
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 16:44
Art
One-year on from closing Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery for essential refurbishment, much has changed behind the hoardings that currently cover these iconic and much-loved venues.
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 15:56
On Tuesday 13 September, many of Southbank Centre’s supporters and members joined us on the Clore Ballroom for this year’s Supporters’ Presentation.
Sat, 10/01/2016 - 10:25
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
‘I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams…’
Thu, 09/22/2016 - 13:07
We take a look back at some of the most influential artists that have performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:35
Nine months into the refurbishment and work has started on the iconic roof lights.
Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:22
A roundup of recent articles celebrating our iconic arts buildings and the many extraordinary things that happen both inside and outside of them.
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:19
Love is in the air at Southbank Centre this Summer, as the Festival of Love is once again in full swing. The festival celebrates love in it’s many forms through music, art and dance, with half of the events being completely free.
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 17:06
We’re delighted to announce that Skylon, Southbank Centre’s modern-European restaurant located on the third floor of Royal Festival Hall, will be supporting Let The Light In throughout 2016-17.
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 16:32
We take a look at some of the most memorable exhibitions that Hayward Gallery has hosted
Thu, 09/15/2016 - 00:00
See how the refurbishment work at Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery is progressing
Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:31
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Meet Maame Adjei, one of the stars of the most globally successful television series from Africa An African City
Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:09
Talks & Topics
Disability & Inclusivity
In recent years, disabled artists have grabbed the narrative from non-disabled hands
Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:56
Gender Politics & Equality
Health & Wellbeing
Our 2016 Being A Man festival asks what it means to be a hero in the modern world
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:00
An East-African doughnut recipe, courtesy of Eric Mugaju from Maskani
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:00
A traditional West African rice dish, from Emeka and Ifeyinwa Frederick of Chuku's
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:00
A traditional fried spicy Ghanaian dish, from Alicia Ama, of Chalé! Let’s Eat
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:00
A West African barbecue dish, from Nimatu Owino, of CHAM CHAM
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:00
A slow-cooked Nigerian beef dish, from Tokunbo Koiki, of Tokunbo’s Kitchen
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 00:00
A Madagascan curry dish, from Prisca Bakare, of The Lemur House
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A past Alchemy highlight: Shye Ben-Tzur and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood perform 'Challa Wahi Desh'
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Celebrated Indian film composer A R Rahman talks about his work
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The UK debut of Nigel Kennedy's new orchestra. The Orchestra of Life
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Why become a Southbank Centre Member? Ask the people who know - real Members!
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Many age-old ideas about women have been swept aside - but what does that have to do with men?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Caitlin Moran talks about new book, Moranifesto
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Kimberlé Crenshaw - tells us what 'intersectionality' is
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
For the first time in history, all five UK and NI poet laureates are women
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Cargoes by John Masefield read by Francesca Beard
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
In this bite, Emma George talks about why the female orgasm matters
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Dame Vivienne Westwood talks with Shami Chakrabarti about human rights
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch actress and filmmaker Salma Hayek Pinault present a keynote speech at WOW festival
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch Cibo Matto's entire set
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch Keaton Henson perform Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The Guerrilla Girls use facts, humour and fake fur to expose discrimination
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
American garage punk band Radkey performing at James Lavelle's Meltdown, Southbank Centre 2014
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Yoko Ono's piece features members of an orchestra who are wrapped in gauze as they perform
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Aleks is an academic and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch highlights from Reggie Watts' set at Yoko Ono's Meltdown
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto perform at the Royal Festival Hall
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Wayne Marshall conducts Chineke! inc. Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence and Beethoven's 7th
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Panel discussion in which women discussed movements in modern African feminism
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Edna Adan gives a keynote on why she built her country’s first maternity hospital
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Jeremy Deller talks about how much joy there is in his exhibition and what influences his work
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Join Mariella Frostrup, Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar in conversation
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
John Hegley reads his favourite childhood poem, Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Restoration of the Royal Festival Hall Organ, April 2013
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch the extraordinary work involved in restoring, reinstalling and voicing the organ
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear Wolfgang Tillmans discussing his work
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Ernesto Neto talks about his immersive, sensory installations
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Why bother saving the arts? In an era of cuts, is 'arts' a dirty word?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Visitors to Carsten Höller's exhibition 'Decision' defy gravity in a flying machine
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How Hayward Gallery visitors became dancers in the 'Move: Choreographing You' exhibition
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Fiona Skinner's film about Ed Ruscha's painting 'Noise', featuring The Smiths' Johnny Marr
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Spartacus Chetwynd talks about her folding glass house for British Art Show 7
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Voicelab allowed singers of all ranges of skill and experience to take part in numerous projects
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Steve Claydon talks about the influences of place and materials in his work
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The immersive, sensory installations of Ernesto Neto transformed the upper spaces of the Hayward
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A survey of Martin Creed's playful, thought-provoking art
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Peaches talks to music journalist Jude Rogers about social and political activism
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Billy Bragg travels down to Guy Marsh Prison, Dorset getting guitars into prisons
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Bringing the seminal book The Rest Is Noise - listening to the Twentieth Century alive
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Bettany Hughes is speaking on the nature and power of erotic love
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Now hear this! Let's have a bloody good bash at something!
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Members of the public became the art in this innovative exhibition
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A short video showcasing the perks of being a Southbank Centre member
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Preview of 2011's mini-festival with Lang Lang
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How like a winter hath my absence been...
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Brian Griffiths discusses his work for British Art Show 7
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The amazing travelling art show that happens every 5 years
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch Ernesto Neto's work take shape in this time-lapse video
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How to reinstall an organ in one and a half minutes
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Victoria Hamilton reads Shakespeare's Sonnet 64: When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd.
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Lust in action...
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Artistic Director Jude Kelly introduces Southbank Centre
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Zakopower combine Polish folk with electronic and pop music
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Listen to 100 of Venezuela's finest young voices
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Billy Bragg introduces the idea behind Big Busk at Southbank Centre
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Tony Benn talks to activist and writer John Rees about the formation of the Labour Party
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
An utterly remarkable percussion solo from a true master -Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The world's greatest orchestra of teenagers burns bright in this electrifying concert
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Uncover the compositions that changed the way we listen forever
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The reinstallation of the restored central section of the organ, January 2012
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
See some Slava's Snow Show at The Southbank Centre
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What's louder than an orchestra, quieter than a single instrument and weighs 24 tons?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch rehearsals in progress for Shlomo's new composition Rumble
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A behind the scenes look at Ernesto Neto Studio in Rio de Janeiro
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A trailer from The Musical Genius featuring Derek Paravicini
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
This major survey exhibition covered every period of Tracey Emin's career
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Evidence, a dance company at Southbank Centre
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Over the Summer we let Colin Currie loose around Royal Festival Hall - see the results here!
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Christopher Nupen shares his films and memories of Jacqueline du Pre
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Light Show brings together sculptures and artworks that use light in different ways.
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
These brilliant musicians perform music from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
BBC Earth give us a glimpse of Planet Earth with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Pipilotti Rist talks about her exhibition Eyeball Massage
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch Isomeric Slides take form
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Enter the mind of David Shrigley
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Panel discussion about building on the legacy of London 2012 for women and sport
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Dan Zanes and Friends performed at Southbank Centre
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A video exclusive from Gabby Young & Other Animals
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Dan Zanes performs All Around The Kitchen
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
J. K. Rowling launches The Casual Vacancy, her first novel for adults
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner on how her homeland and people were subjected to nuclear explosions
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch the trailer for Ana Mendieta: Traces, the UK's first retrospective of her work
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Afro-Guyanese playwright John Agard at Poetry Parnassus
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Barbara Hannigan, renowned Canadian soprano, talks about why she loves the 1930's opera 'Lulu'
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Naomi Wolf and others look at a society uncomfortable with people who look neither male nor female
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
An exclusive interview with violinist Leonidas Kavakos
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds...
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch Earl Slick - Diary of a Sideman
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Big Wedding Weekend 2016
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Laura Dockrill, reads her favourite childhood poem Roald Dahl's The Pig
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Full many a glorious morning have I seen.
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
James Runcie chairs a panel to investigate what level of oppression is felt by gay men
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Is a gender bias towards 'boys' and 'girls' subjects negatively impacting children's education?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Belgium's acclaimed theatre-clown duo present HaHaHa
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto performing as part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Candoco Dance Company present an evening of bold new dance
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch the whole ATOMIC BOMB! concert in full or jump to individual tracks
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
In 2015, its 22nd year, Meltdown with David Byrne spanned a range of musical genres, from afro-funk
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch Deerhoof perform in the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown.
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Emely Neu and Jade French present a panel discussion about their new book
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Malala Yousafza talks about the systemic nature of gender inequality
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Do we judge black women by whether or not they straighten their hair?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Emer O'Toole talks about how all hell broke loose when she put down her razor
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Jody Day talks about creating a meaningful and fulfilling life without children
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Gordon Brown is joined by Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala Yousafzai
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The Sun's Page 3 - a genuine problem, or just harmless fun?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The panel discussed narrowing the gender pay gap, quotas and boardrooms
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Caitlin Moran chats with Jude Kelly about the highs and lows of life and laughter
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Bettany Hughes and Charlotte Higgins discuss the lost heroines of the prehistoric and ancient worlds
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Sir Tim Berners-Lee appeared in conversation with Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Introducing the performers - Move: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A WOW Bite video in which Laura Bates talks about tackling sexism
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What is rape? Who does it? Who does it happen to?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A comedy show about opinions: how we form them, how we challenge them and how we can change them
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Stephanie Flanders, BBC Economics Editor, gave a keynote talk on the state of the UK economy
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Sabrina Mahfouz, poet and playwright, on how she found a feminist in a strip club
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Baaba Maal sings his love and respect to African Woman
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Misogyny is the hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women. Is misandry even more rampant?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How can we end Female Genital Mutilation in one generation?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hip-hop artist Akala discusses men and sexual and racial taboos
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A panel including Akala, Shane Ryan, Ekow Eshun and writer Topher Campbell discuss stereotypes
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Shall I compare thee to a summers day?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Chineke! Orchestra conducted by Wayne Marshall
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Are Baseltiz's views more widespread than we think or is he an old fashioned anomaly?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The panel discuss why we need a men's festival
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Does popular culture still have a problem with black women?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Naomi Wolf spoke about the journey she's been on as an academic, a public figure, and a writer
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Are women in the UK media doomed to being reduced to the sum of their body parts?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Women of the World Festival 2014 panel discussion about women and religion
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Women of the World panel discussion about fat activism, held at Southbank Centre, 2014
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Enjoy the trailer for 2016's WOW – Women of the World festival
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How do men talk about women and what truths lie behind it?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Fat Activism discussion on the politics of size, part of Women of the World Festival 2013
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion on male friendship, competition, 'bromance' and growing up together
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Watch the Art and Activism session from the Activism Weekend, part of Yoko Ono's Meltdown
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Is promiscuity for men built in and inevitable?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion about men and their various approaches to feminism
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Walking in My Mind explores the inner workings of the artist's imagination
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Shye Ben-Tzur performs his UK debut at Alchemy, joined by Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
An innovative collaboration between beatboxer Shlomo and UK composer Anna Meredith
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A sneak preview of Shlomo working on the Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Worth over £200 million per year, ethical clothing is one of fashion's newest markets
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The creators of STOMP, turning cacophony into symphony!
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Marianne Faithfull and Bill Frisell perform songs from Yoko Ono's Meltdown
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Soloists, chorus, and octet with projected images to celebrate the human spirit in South Africa
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Slavoj Žižek, Yanis Varoufakis and Julian Assange discuss Europe’s future
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The extraordinary orchestra and chorus from Kinshasa perform in London for the first time
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hip-hop is a powerful platform to confirm and confound representations of black masculinity
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear a discussion about the concerts of The Rest is Noise 2013
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Getting it, wanting it, doing it yourself – and reaching your multi-orgasmic potential
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Explore the Gamelan Room guided by the people who know all its secrets
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
2014 was an unprecedented year for the rights of women and girls, but did some things go backward?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Author Laura Bates and an expert team take on some of the stereotypes, double standards and downright stupidity facing young women today
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear author Matt Haig on depression and writing as therapy
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Discussion of human rights abuses against women
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The children from Imagine Children's Festival interviewed Wayne Hemingway about housing
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Tony Benn discusses the founding of the Labour Party
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Artist David Shrigley talks to Hayward Gallery curator Cliff Lauson
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A specially composed soundscape to accompany the Amanda Parer installation
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A joyful performance by Southbank Centre Gamelan Players
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Carolyn Forché explores how poets have been shaped by extreme events
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear the UK's best young slam poets
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion on the Edwardian aesthetic. What was the influence of the Belle Epoque?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How did the politics of the 1930s affect music?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Short podcast featuring teenage artists
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Alex Ross discusses his acclaimed book The Rest Is Noise
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear the best new poems from 2013
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How can men's mental health be improved?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Ben Winters from The Open University gives a talk about Erich Korngold
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A live recording of The Shuffle - part of Poetry Parnassus
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear about the influence of Picasso's Guernica
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
An in-depth exploration of the experimental brilliance of composer Conlon Nancarrow
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What was it that made Salome such a scandal?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
An audio podcast on the fascinating history of the Moulin Rouge
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
David Shrigley talks about working in different mediums and his show being 'all killer, no filler'
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Marcus du Sautoy gives the science keynote, Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Find out more about Josephine Baker, an influential 20th Century performer
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What was the US doing in Hawaii? Why did the Japanese attack them there?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Neha Choksi discusses her multimedia work
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear a rare recording created by artist David Shrigley
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Composer Dominic Muldowney discusses Bertolt Brecht in this audio podcast
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
An audio podcast on the legend that is Duke Ellington
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The song that came free with the David Shrigley: Brain Activity exhibition catalogue
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Southbank Gamelan Players perform Subakastawa, a popular gamelan piece
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Rachel Bowlby and Claire Armistead look at the early life and works of Virginia Woolf
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How are agents discovering non-Anglophone authors?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear a remix of Baaba Maal's track Dakar Moon
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A chat with the stallholders at Southbank Centre's Real Food Market
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
An audio podcast recorded for Sounds Venezuela 2012
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Stephen Johnson, discusses Soviet influence on the great Russian composers
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Frederick Taylor on German history and the rise of the extreme right
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear the Southbank Centre Gamelan Players perform live
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Discover more about songwriting credits and rights
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Find out about European composers in America
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), as part of WOW - Women of the World 2015
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion on narrowing the gender pay gap and getting more women into the boardroom
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A panel of teenagers talk about the word ‘feminism’
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
For Imagine Children's Festival 2013 the kids are taking over!
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Christian Blackshaw talks in depth about his love for Schumann and Schubert
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Why do negative stereotypes of mental illness still persist?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
China continues to exercise one of the most extensive and comprehensive Internet censorship policies
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Panel discussion from History is Now exhibition at Hayward Gallery.
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Join John Pilger in conversation with Robin Denselow
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
How our data shadows and digital dandruff can be used to track and record our activities online
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the Web
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A frank discussion about wanting and getting sex
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Learn about life in Yarl's Wood from two former detainees
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What do young people have to say about mental health?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Discussion between Arundhati Roy and Shami Chakrabarti
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Film director Beeban Kidron and psychotherapist Paula Hall discuss pornography 
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
The children at Imagine Festival interview writer Frank Cottrell Boyce
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Claire discussed her views on work, life, disability and sexuality
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Speakers include Brian Dow, Sue Baker and Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
A discussion about mental health care – how things have changed and where it’s heading
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Slavoj Žižek at London Literature Festival 2010
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear from artists on the bill of Alchemy 2012
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear performance artist 'the vacuum cleaner' on mental health
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Why are the inequalities in the way mentally ill people are treated?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear the story of a suicidal man and the good samaritan who saved him
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Rob Delaney talks about mental health, addiction and recovery
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Discussion of finding meaning as memory breaks down
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Who decides what products should be sold to women and how are women used to sell products to men?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Samira Ahmed hosts the 2016 Women on the Move Awards
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear novelists and friends Kazuo Ishiguro and David Mitchell in conversation
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What's it like to be young, British and Asian in 2016?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Find out about the jazz opera Shadowball
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Radiohead's Colin Greenwood discusses the future of classical music
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Find out more about Schoenberg and avant-garde composers
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
High-profile women talk fourth-wave feminism
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Can mindfulness help our mental health?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Who was the composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Doreen Lawrence and Charlotte Church in conversation
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
What happens when your life hits the wall?
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Comparing Hitler’s masterwork – The Triumph of the Will – and his 1937 ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear extracts from George Orwell's seminal text 'Down and Out in Paris and London'
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Southbank Centre hosts the UK’s largest gathering of the world’s poets
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:50
Hear from great writers at our 2015 Young Adult Literature Weekender.
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
The American folklorist and author who influenced many writers including Alice Walker
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Our roof garden changes lives
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Michael Rosen talks about the importance of funny books for kids
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Alex Ross gives his second keynote talk for 2013's The Rest Is Noise festival
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Performed by Southbank Gamelan Players. Recorded by Richard Van Nairn
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Alex Ross on Vienna in the early 1900s
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Annie Lennox and Jude Kelly discuss humanitarian issues that women face every day
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
How does Shankar's music continue to resonate today?
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:29
Why don't more men join choirs?
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 18:01
Talks & Topics
Love & Sexuality
What does love mean to you? Can it be found on dating apps or social networks?
Sat, 06/25/2016 - 00:00
Our Brutalist arts venues boast half a century of exceptional shows and exhibitions.
Wed, 06/01/2016 - 18:39
Opera
Politics & History
Wagner’s Ring Cycle is a mythical tale packed with drama and ideas
Sun, 05/22/2016 - 00:00
See how the refurbishment work at Southbank Centre is progressing.
Wed, 05/11/2016 - 12:30
Chamber & Recital
Delve into some of the most inspiring piano works, selected for you by the much-loved American pianist
Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:27
Gigs
Folk & World
The most exciting artists from South Asia and the UK gather at Alchemy
Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:24
Gigs
Contemporary Dance
Leant to dance tango, the surf, two step, and the Birdgang stomp!
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 16:05
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
We asked some of the participants in WOW 2016 about their own personal heroines
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 15:07
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
For many people, art makes it that little bit easier to be human
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 17:39
Health & Wellbeing
Talks & Topics
We speak to Brian Dow, the Director of External Affairs for Rethink Mental Illness
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:16
Health & Wellbeing
Talks & Topics
Fri, 01/01/2016 - 13:32
Gigs
Artists & Thinkers
Artists inspire each other this month at Southbank Centre
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 15:19
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:46
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:59
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 14:40
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 17:23
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:55
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Being a Man festival speaker, Tim Samuels answers our questions
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 08:52
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Sun, 08/30/2015 - 17:34
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:26
Gigs
Folk & World
Wed, 02/18/2015 - 17:37
Comedy
Performance
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 15:57
Art
Sat, 11/29/2014 - 16:32
Gigs
Folk & World
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:20
Art
Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:02
Art
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 14:47
Classical music
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:57
Classical music
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:51
Poetry
Literature
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 09:51
Classical music
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:40
Classical music
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 15:02
Talks & Topics
Science & Innovation
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:39
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:51
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 16:08
Contemporary Classical
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 09:23
Classical music
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 16:29
Gigs
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 13:01
Gigs
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:09
Dance
Urban
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 11:42
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 08:54
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 14:00
Performance
Circus
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 17:00
Gigs
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 15:09
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:43
Dance
Classical Dance
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:14
Classical music
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:21
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 16:20
Classical music
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 10:59
Classical music
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:29
Tue, 04/16/2013 - 12:27
Gigs
Folk & World
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 14:54
Classical music
Sun, 03/10/2013 - 11:45
Sat, 03/09/2013 - 11:03
Wed, 03/06/2013 - 17:31
Gigs
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 12:41
Classical music
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 15:49
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:42
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 11:17
Literature
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 13:54
The Poetry Library keeps a running list of frequently asked for "lost" quotations 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 16:55
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:08
Art
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 14:40
Literature
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:56
Performance
Mon, 11/26/2012 - 12:36
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 17:27
Orchestra
Classical music
Presenter Christopher Cook introduces the BBC Concert Orchestra's two concerts exploring extreme emotional states; EXSTATICA & H7STERIA
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 12:13
Classical music
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 16:37
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 17:59
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 17:27
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Kicking off the second WOW Festival's speed mentoring programme with a speech from Cherie Blaire
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 14:13
Talks & Topics
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 12:41
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 10:01
Gigs
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 22:26
Society & Activism
Talks & Topics
One journey can change a life. One life can change the world! Dr Kiran Bedi is interviewed at WOW 2012
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 18:09
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 13:38
Talks & Topics
Business & Economics
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 16:13
Gender Politics & Equality
Talks & Topics
Mon, 03/05/2012 - 17:21
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Mon, 03/05/2012 - 16:29
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality