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Watch the remarkable short film from BAFTA-winning director, Kieran Evans, here
All you never knew about one of Germany’s oldest orchestras
Hear how The Cure’s legendary frontman put together his festival this exclusive video interview
From the Be Good Tanyas to 2017’s Wildflower Blues, hear some of their great songs
A specially commissioned poem in response to an exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Try your hand(s) at the LPO’s Rite of Spring clap-along game
Dom Thomas explains how Whyte Horses are quite literally a dream realised, in this video
Knocks, socks and schnapps; find out what goes on in the wings
Cap off a marvellous summer with our weekend of varied fun
Read a short-story, written in response to an exhibition of the work of Lee Bul
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlists from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Watch the fourth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Get inspiration for your next novel or poetry collection from our literary experts
A discussion on approaches to drag, from Hayward Gallery Senior Curator Vincent Honoré
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
Discover the roots of this inspirational young orchestra
Your best tweets and Instagram images from this year’s festival
Find out which literary luminaries are on this year’s bill
Find out more about this interactive sculpture
Watch the second in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Spend your summer weekends enjoying free live performances on our outdoor stage
Meet the phenomenal women who make up the social-theatrical spectacular Hot Brown Honey
See what’s coming up in our packed poetry programme
Listen to music from acts playing Southbank Centre in autumn in this Spotify playlist
Watch outdoor film screenings of cult classics with us this summer
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
Find out about the history of the Argentine music and it’s links with Cuba and opera
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
Get the kids involved in our Monstersaurus-inspired quiz
Listen to the novelists discuss how fiction can capture lives on the margins of history
Find out how we’re celebrating the golden anniversary of our iconic art gallery
Discover a great range of family events and free activities this summer
Revisit fantastic images of exhibitions from the gallery’s first fifty years
Enjoy five brilliant performances from the incredible Malian music duo.
Find out what he’ll be cooking in his summer Southbank Centre pop-up in this interview.
Listen to this Spotify playlist curated by Dom Thomas of the psychedelic pop group
Enjoy fantastic fiction and powerful prose selected by literary experts.
Enjoy BBQ, burgers, refreshing juices, craft ales, frozen yoghurt and global street food this summer
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
Read our rapid-fire interview with the two-time Booker Prize-winning author
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
Watch an excerpt of Mahler’s dramatic work featuring acclaimed mezzo soprano Michelle DeYoung
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
Luis Vasquez shares a selection of tracks inspired by Meltdown in this Spotify playlist
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
Discover works from this groundbreaking National Poetry Library exhibition
Enjoy some of the sights, sounds and superlatives from the first few days of the festival.
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
Watch Stephanie Rosenthal, exhibition curator, introduce Hayward Gallery’s amazing exhibition of Lee Bul’s work
Three anti-apartheid activists, Chitra Karve, Lela Kogbara and Brian Filling recount the time they met Nelson Mandela
Watch the conductor introduce the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season in this short video.
Discover what some of the artists of Robert Smith’s Meltdown are listening too.
Watch a preview for Scottee’s dance show about flab, double-chins and getting your kit off
Artists from Robert Smith’s Meltdown tell us what they’re looking forward to at the festival.
Find out who the artists of 2018’s Meltdown would put on their festival bill
Enjoy this atmospheric twelve track Spotify playlist from the hypnotic, electronic Italian band
Love, murder and a platoon of ghostly knights – get to know Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder in one minute
Learn about how women are being supported in jazz, classical, DJing and more
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
See what our literary experts have been reading
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
Have you noticed the bright new flags fluttering from Royal Festival Hall?
Enjoy ten top tracks, handpicked by the electronic pioneers
Come rain, come shine, Southbank Centre’s the place to be this half term
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 his hopes for the future of dance and his relationship with Southbank Centre in this Q&A
Get a unique look into Hayward Gallery history with this remarkable anthology
Watch the violinist describe how the conductor shaped his early music career
The singer and journalist on the importance of music as a tool of protest
Take a look at the literary greats set to appear at Southbank Centre in 2018
Discover the turbulent relationship between Sergei Prokofiev and the Soviet regime
Read our short but sweet interview with the young British composer Charlotte Bray
These two artists prove they still have plenty to offer
See the Finnish violinist discuss the composer’s First Violin Concerto in this video
Get inspiration for your bank holiday reading from our literature team
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
Meet an orchestra not like any other, one that doesn’t even call itself an orchestra.
Enjoy a classic Indian inspired dish from Alchemy
Watch a series of short video interviews with the famed guitarist and composer
What connects American art rock and West African music traditions?
Sink into this Spotify playlist to partner our Concrete Dreams exhibition
Yep, even more! See who's been added to the festival's fantastic line-up
Read an enlightening interview with the celebrated South Korean composer
Discover what's new with the library’s online presence
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 the people and the recipes behind the delicious South Asian street food
Find out what our literature programming team have been reading this past month
Discover some of the greats that have graced the stages of Queen Elizabeth Hall
Watch this illuminating video interview with the celebrated Korean composer
Take a look at six fantastic female focussed jewellery designs from our shop
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
Looking for ideas for entertaining the kids this Easter? We’ve got plenty
Enjoy a unique and in-depth insight into the photographer’s work in this video
Get set to enjoy Southbank Centre even later with this new night
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
Ruby Wax in conversation about her new book, How to Be Human: The Manual
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
Hear from leading women in the creative industries creating change including Vanessa Kingori, Publishing Director at Vogue UK
The best-selling writer and essayist discusses finding her place in feminism, intersectionality and grappling with pop culture
Enjoy this specially curated Spotify playlist featuring artists from across the Meltdown lineup
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.
Ahead of her appearance at WOW - Women of the World, read our interview with the acclaimed activist and author.
Find out more about one of our new associate companies
Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
Discover the stories, and the designers, behind our brand new collection
Discover our most inclusive programme to date, with a look ahead to WOW 2018
See the first of many huge musical names to be added to the festival line-up
Joan Wasser picks out the tracks she's listening to right now.
Key change-makers and activists from our WOW festival share their tips
See the celebrated conductor discuss the work of her mentor Leonard Bernstein
The Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University looks at recurring misogyny in neuroscience research
Find out more about our fantastic run of live music gigs taking place from April to September 2018.
Our Senior Programmer for Performance and Dance, Rupert Thomson, introduces our 2018 programme
Why are conductors are so drawn to the music of Gustav Mahler? Find out in this short video interview
Talks, discussions and performances you won't want to miss
Looking for a laugh? Join us at Southbank Centre this spring for some huge names in stand-up comedy
The legendary Finnish composer and conductor reveals his thoughts on Mahler’s First Symphony and the passage of time
The Director of Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, offers an Insight into the great German photographer and his work
Listen to up-and-coming conductors on the art of baton waving and more
Ahead of the 2018 Brit Awards we take a look at some of the past winners who have also graced our iconic venues
See the greatest actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood in a screening accompanied by live orchestra.
Discover great characters from children's books who don’t conform to the norm
Our Chief Executive selects the tracks she's listening to right now for our new Spotify playlist
Watch Ralph Rugoff, Director of Hayward Gallery, introduce the gallery’s incredible Gursky retrospective
Discover the performances that will get you giggling at our brilliant children's festival
Children's television presenter Lauren Layfield on what you ought to know about being a girl today
The Cure’s Robert Smith is named as the curator for 2018’s Meltdown in its silver jubilee year
Find out about this great of the 20th century
Your weekly hit of fresh music from across the contemporary landscape.
Visual artist Sam Winston questions how we see darkness in this video about his installation
National Poetry Library's pioneering exhibition of Instagram Poetry
Our Director of Music offers a personal guide to our 2018/19 Classical Season
See how the return of Hayward Gallery, and its opening Gursky exhibition, went down with art lovers, instagrammers, critics and press.
A big year of live music begins with performances from Joan As Policewoman, Yo La Tengo, Hannah Peel, David Rodigan and more
The celebrated pianist discusses his performance of the notably challenging works
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
In the lead up to Holocaust Memorial Day, a look at how even the darkest of subjects can inspire great musical works.
The composer accidentally invented rock’n’roll you know
After two years of painstaking restoration and refurbishment, our iconic art gallery is open to the public once again
A century on from British women winning the right to vote, we celebrate those who continue to make great strides made in gender equality
See our iconic auditorium as you never have before, through this incredible footage.
Enjoy a specially curated Spotify playlist of the works of Igor Stravinsky, from the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marina Frivola-Walker looks at the composers who shaped the musical landscape of the Soviet Union’s formative years.
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
Who are the faces inside our wooden chalets?
Discover the celebrated clown Slava Polunin in this in-depth interview
Relive the year ABBA hit the UK, with our interactive timeline
Get in someone's good books by opening the door to a year of arts, culture and events
We help you with those difficult-to-buy-for people
Read an interview with the artist and sculptor on his current Hayward Gallery roof commission
Watch a trailer for the return of this festive favourite
Events for children with sight or hearing impairments and more
Party like it’s 11.59pm with our fantastic New Year’s Eve Spotify playlist
Festive fun that won't hurt your finances
Listen to an in depth talk with Alan Hollinghurst as he discusses his latest novel
Enjoy a series of podcasts featuring star speakers from the 2017 edition of Being A Man festival
A short video of key moments and messages from the fourth edition of the festival
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
The clown behind Slava’s Snowshow answers our quick questions
A fascinating interview with the man who went from child soldier to award-winning actor
Listen to specially curated BAM playlists from a Sami rapper and an expert on Grime.
The musician and author will narrate our immersive exhibition ABBA: Super Troupers
Join us to immerse yourselves in all things Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid.
Find your way into the 2017 festival by taking our fun quiz
Watch this pre-concert talk as the pioneering Icelandic pianist discusses the rare condition which makes him see pitch as colour
Author Jeffrey Boayke looks at the musical genre's impact on male identity.
Get help choosing your BAM festival events
Get warm and cozy with festive food and drink, and a sauna, at Southbank Centre
Get a glimpse into the world of the the author’s many literary characters and creations
See the composer discuss the challenges of conducting Mahler's final work
Get to know the German composer’s important work, with this guide
See how to get the most out of this year's festival
Get set for another hard-hitting fusion of classical and contemporary music
Your best photos and tweets from this year's events
See our pick of fun times for children, and their grownups
Watch pianist Steven Osborne and clarinettist Jean Johnson, describe this remarkable chamber orchestra piece
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
Watch a series of short videos with the up and coming Icelandic musician
Hear the DJ and visual artist in a candid discussion about his life and work
Take a look behind the scenes as our on-site renovation work nears completion
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
Listen to a pre-concert talk discussing the significance of the 1925 film
Get to know Nordic Noir in our short interview with the Finnish crime writer
Listen to this fascinating discussion from our China Changing Festival
Enjoy this rare archive backstage footage of the celebrated cellist, 30 years on from her tragic passing
Watch the author talk you through his bookshelves in this first episode of our new video series
All you need to know about one of Philip Pullman’s most fascinating characters.
All you need to know about this year’s packed programme
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
Why do Swedes advocate ‘just the right amount’?
Exploring Handel’s provocative opera Semele on the illusions and delusions of love
Yep, it's that time already. Discover ways to keep your little ones entertained with us
Chris McCabe, programmer of this year’s Poetry International, looks back over its 50 year history
Listen to exclusive audio from the fashion designer's Royal Festival Hall appearance
Introducing the kitchen wizards whose food is Nordic but nice
Séagh Kehoe offers their interpretation of the impact of China’s introduction of the two-child policy
Discover the master of erudite pageturners
Poetry can be meaningful in another language
Discover a festival showcasing the creativity and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK
Looking for a good reason to see in 2018 at our Vintage New Year’s Eve Party? Here’s nine
An animation to get you in the mood for the Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance of Smetana’s Má Vlast
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
A reading list for people who can't get enough speculative fiction
Get set for their 2018 milestone with this video teaser and spotify playlist
Our Director of Music's pick of the upcoming concert series
Experience everything from Chinese culture to Nordic cuisine via classical concerts
Ahead of The Great Nordic Feast, get set for Autumn the Nordic way
Listen to the tracks that take Goldie back
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
Introducing the Philharmonia Orchestra‘s Principal Guest Conductor
Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders are all in the running
Peter Whelan, principal bassoonist with the OAE, introduces the Baroque bassoon.
Get up to speed with this shape shifting artist.
See how Hillary Rodham Clinton went from First Lady of the United States, to the cusp of Presidency
Former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council, Dr. Coline Covington, addresses our understanding of good and evil
How many of these Mercury Prize winners have you seen perform here?
Read our primer on John le Carré's legendary character
Discover the roots of Sibelius’ music with violinist Pekka Kuusisto and singer Ilona Korhonen
Our year long series asking what it means to be human in the 21st Century returns
The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor introduces Mahler’s 3rd Symphony
Discover the actors who will read extracts from Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years
Get set for a foodie celebration of all things Nordic at Southbank Centre
Enjoy a special performance from the acclaimed violinist.
Watch this short trailer for the Orchestra’s upcoming concert season with us
Find out about the dance craze that has over 100 million people in China hooked
Listen to our Spotify playlist introducing the works of the 20th century composers
Find out which Nobel Laureates have graced us with their presence
Introducing some of the figures who’ll be helping us try to identify what makes a man
See all-female hip-hop dance collective Myself UK in action
The eclectic label, feted by music-lovers, celebrates its tenth anniversary
See highlights from China Changing Festival at Southbank Centre
From puppetry to political discussion, get the most out of October’s festival of contemporary Chinese culture.
Listen to the writer reflect on fiction, friendship and capturing a changing world on the page
Read more about the celebrated poet and novelist
Try real Icelandic food at SCFood Market this summer
The pianist will perform two concerts at Southbank Centre to raise money for the MS Society.
Free, interactive artworks appear at Southbank Centre this summer
Watch an exclusive interview with the Turner Prize-winning sculptor
Find out about three stunning performance pieces coming to Royal Festival Hall this August
Take a look at how refurbishments in our brutalist venues are progressing
See our list of traditional and much-loved children's reading from the Nordic countries.
The self-proclaimed Masterchef losers preview their Southbank Centre supper club
What chance do African nations have of thriving in the new global and political landscape?
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
Tom Illube, tech entrepreneur on how technology is rapidly reshaping culture and society in Africa
Scandinavia’s leading performance circus bring their latest show Limits, to Southbank Centre.
Discover some amazing African recipes from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017
All you need to know about Southbank Centre’s annual festival of contemporary African culture
Discover the stories and the secrets of six stallholders from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017.
The celebrated writer and performer discusses the roots of his new work, Prurience
Discover the capital’s Black History with historian Tony Warner
Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
Listen to the iconic fashion designer ahead of her return to Southbank Centre
Watch our short video trailer for a summer of fun at Southbank Centre
From free live music to drinks on the terrace and our beautiful rooftop garden
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.
Great news for fans of the Swedish pop sensations
How do you explain a ‘multi-sensory encounter of shifting sound and light’?
Relive the night The Outlook Orchestra blew the Royal Festival Hall audience away
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.
Emily Peasgood discusses her background, and looks at her past and future works.
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.
Hear the composer and musician explore the themes of unity and division behind her new work
Take a look back at the most memorable moments from M.I.A.’s Meltdown festival
Find out about the joint campaign launched by Southbank Centre and Long Live Southbank
Reviews, tweets and more from midweek at M.I.A.’s Meltdown
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
Take a look at some of the best Instagram photos taken at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
See how our brutalist arts venues are changing
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
See how M.I.A.’s Meltdown got underway with an epic opening weekend of live music and more
Musicians, writers and journalists tell us who they're looking forward to seeing at Meltdown
All you need to know ahead of her debut UK performance at Meltdown
See video excerpts from Philip Venables: Illusions featuring performance artist David Hoyle
In short, yes, no, and only if you’re quick. Find out which gigs you can be at.
The lighting designer explains the concept behind English National Opera's performance of The Dream of Gerontius
Introducing the LGBTQ and QTPOC artists who occupy the heart of M.I.A.’s Meltdown
Hull composer Daniel Elms offers a preview of his piece Bethia, ahead of New Music Biennial
Ahead of our premier of his new work Sea Change, we caught up with composer Eivind Buene
The composition professor explains how his new work transforms rejection into inspiration
Check out our pick of some of the best Instagram photos taken at this year’s Alchemy
Watch Lucy Carter, director and lighting designer, on channelling the emotion of a performance
Which of the 16 artists playing at Meltdown is your perfect personality match?
Discover what the dish biryani means to local communities in London
A short video looking ahead to Chorus, with highlights of past performances.
All you need to know about the viral French music sensation ahead of his gig at M.I.A.'s Meltdown
Watch Lawrence Power, one of the world's leading violists, reveal the secrets of the viola
How a ground-breaking gig saw Pink Floyd banned from the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
What are Southbank Centre's Youth Ambassadors looking forward to at Alchemy festival?
Africa Utopia returns with a line-up of exciting musicians, artists, performers and thinkers from across Africa and its diaspora
Ahead of Alchemy festival, find out more about South Asian film with Bollywood expert Rahul Verma
The author, advertising consultant and expert on Generation M shares her thoughts.
Take a look at the stellar line-up of literary speakers heading to Southbank Centre
Leicester comes to Alchemy for a special East Midlands Mela
Why does this Benedictine monk think religion has a place in schools?
Two household names from Indian classical music introduce their work
Take a look back through fifty years of the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Our fabulous Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden is now open for the summer
Check out the trailer for our interactive exhibition, Adventures in Moominland
Listen to a hand-picked collection of works by the brilliant Pavel Haas Quartet and young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin
Taste delicious dishes at Alchemy’s street food market, KERB, then recreate them at home
Journalist Arwa Haider introduces the hip-hop artists involved in our Beats Without Boundaries event
Enjoy a unique view of the final pyramid rooflight's delivery to the gallery roof.
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Yep, change your life. Here's your guide to what promises to be an unforgettable 10 days
Soulwax and grime superstar Giggs are among the newly added acts
Hear the composer and musician discuss Rolf's new work and the excitement of working together across different genres of music
Experience Nordic children’s storytelling our Swedish-inspired Room for Children
Listen to the London Sinfonietta's eclectic playlist featuring Björk, Sigur Ros, Kaija Saariaho and Jóhann Jóhannsson
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance
Belief and Beyond Belief festival panellist Canon Rosie Harper considers the topic of assisted dying
Hear the two artists discuss different approaches to Reich’s composition
The new billboard art-work, Station II (2015) by Noémie Goudal, is installed at Hayward Gallery
The composer and solo percussionist take a look at Reich's joyous composition, Tehillim
This ambassador's talents include photography, writing and public speaking
Read a little about Morgan: events organiser and recent graduate
Hear from Ballet and Contemporary dancer, Richard
Hear composer and musician Mica Levi talk about her approach to music-making
Discover the most unusual performance the composer and musician has been part of
Composer and musician Mica Levi shares the musical influences behind her score to Under the Skin
We caught up with the opera soprano ahead of her concert performance at Southbank Centre
The celebrated novelist spoke to us ahead of her appearance in Prophets, Visionaries and Power
Ahead of Prophets, Visionaries and Power the journalist and educator spoke to us about spirituality
A quick introduction to the sights and sounds of Alchemy festival
Dive into M.I.A.'s Meltdown with our playlist, featuring tracks from all the names taking the stage
BBC radio station Asian Network has been a key Alchemy collaborator throughout the festival’s history.
Hamlet in Nepali, The Winter’s Tale in Urdu; Arwa Haider encounters the South Asian bard
Pakistan’s Laal and the UK’s Asian Dub Foundation perform together for the first time
Amrita Riat offers an overview of the British Asian artists here at Alchemy
WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re still stuck on what to get your mum, then we have some extra-special gift ideas
See a slideshow of festival highlights from Southbank Centre's China Changing
Hear what Chinese publication Nouvelles d’Europe had to say about the 2016 China Changing Festival
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's WOW – Women of the World festival 2017
Hear what Hayward Gallery means to artists, Bridget Riley and Antony Gormley
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?
Hear insights from the journalist and Channel 4 News reporter
The presenter talks about her book OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic Messed Up Life Can Be
Hear the percussionist in conversation with Southbank Centre's Director of Music, Gillian Moore MBE
Read about Pagoda Youth Orchestra's experience of performing at China Changing festival 2016
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
Hear a panel discuss what challenges lie ahead for British women, post-Brexit
We asked the co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party how she sees the future for women
Award-winning journalist and black feminist Reni writes about class, race, gender and social justice
Leading researcher and writer on men and masculinity Michael Kimmel discusses WOW festival
Two of our Nordic artists and speakers share their thoughts on women’s lives in the Nordic region today
Lu Kemp, director of The Lounge discusses her research into older age for the production
Read how the Swedish mansplaining hotline caused a domestic stir
The American civil rights advocate and leading scholar shares a few words
Will Brexit be good for women, or do they risk losing hard-won rights?
Nyborg began life as a Danish cafe in north London owned and run by Sara Nyborg
We asked Fatima about the challenges women face, and their hopes for the future
Hear what conductor Marin Alsop and participants had to about their experience of Southbank Centre's Women in Music Series in January 2017
We caught up with actor Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel
Want to know if you’re a feminist? Take this easy quiz
Hear from Melanie Eusebe, founder of the Black British Business Award and executive producer of WOW
Explore how new technologies are impacting our perceptions and experiences of death, with Professor Josh Cohen
CII's report will be explored in Women's Risks in Life by empowering women to make friends with their future selves
Hear maestro Maurizio Pollini speak about his second Royal Festival Hall recital, coming up this March
Read Avash Karmacharya, from the WOW Kathmandu team, on how WOW festival has impacted him as a Nepali man
Hear comedian, actor and writer Cariad Lloyd's thoughts on life and death
Read about UBS Unique's initiatives for improving women's lives
See a few top picks for WOW festival 2017 chosen by Southbank Centre’s Youth Ambassadors
See what poet Anthony Anaxagorou thinks about death, poetry and what comes next
We are celebrating 50 years of our Queen Elizabeth Hall venue
Delve into the life, loves and music of Czech composer Antonín Dvořák, and those of his favourite pupil and son-in-law, Josef Suk
We caught up with Devorah Baum, author of Feeling Jewish and The Jewish Joke
Colin looks forward to performing Tehillim in Tokyo & London
Listen to conductor Marin Alsop speak about working with Southbank Centre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Hear conductor Paavo Järvi talk about his upcoming concert, London audiences and his love of Japanese food
Hear Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky speak about his upcoming Royal Festival Hall recital and what he likes about London
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?
What does it really take for women to be heard in the workplace? We asked voice coach and RADA in Business tutor, Sheelagh McNamara
Get a look behind the scenes as Hayward Gallery is restored for the future
The conducting superstar delivers expert advice to five talented women conductors
Conductor Paavo Järvi speaks to Maki Takemitsu about her father, the composer Toru Takemitsu
Ahead of the first of his London concerts, internationally renowned pianist Maurizio Pollini talks about the pieces he's chosen to play
Hear disability justice activist Lydia X. Z. Brown discuss how justice for women can become justice for everyone
Rapper, producer, director and visual artist M.I.A. will curate the 24th Meltdown festival in 2017
Guy Garvey’s Meltdown festival 2016
A highlight of David Byrne's Meltdown in 2015, Atomic Bomb!
Hear about some of the things you can look forward to at WOW – Women of the World festival, returning Tuesday 7 – Sunday 12 March
Hear musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment talk about pitch ahead of their concert
Horn player Martin Lawrence of the OAE demonstrates some DIY instrument-making
Join the OAE on a musical adventure into uncertainty, scepticism and doubt, in their new season Visions, Illusions and Delusions
Watch the trailer for Michael Morpurgo's Why The Whales Came
Check out some of the highlights of our Light Up The Room: Portraits by Rankin exhibition
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada explores music from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Strauss’ Nietzsche-inspired Also sprach Zarathustra
Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about the minimalist works of Philip Glass and John Adams
Learn how to eat more sustainably by pickling your food
Learn how to bake a staple of Nordic cuisine: the perfect cinnamon bun
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski discusses the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s science-themed concerts part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Brahms and Messiaen
Hear Vladimir Jurowski talk about the themes behind the LPO's 20th Century Discoveries concert
Hear the LPO's Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski, introduce our new festival Belief and Beyond Belief
Discover the key messages and themes in Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio
Delve into the minds of two musical greats in this short film featuring Esa-Pekka Salonen and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Join the conductor and pianist as they prepare to perform Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major at Edinburgh International Festival, 2015.
Members of the LPO share with us their favourite books on the themes of life and meaning
Go backstage with with cast of BIANCO, the circus show like no other.
Watch the trailer for Assisted Suicide: The Musical, which explores the complex and controversial subject of assisted suicide.
Forests and tents, islands and seas, friendly creatures and extraordinary adventures
The Nordic countries loom large in our imaginations Do we know as much about them as we think we do?
Watch this unique orchestra perform Beethoven's work without musical score
Are the Nordic countries the best places to bring up healthy, happy children?
We’ve looked into our Southbank Centre archive to explore six decades of Pollini’s performances
Music composer Oleg Shpudeiko (Heinali) from Ukraine, discusses his latest work for Jean Abreu: A Thread
What could make a catwalk for everyone even more original? How about live music from a vibrant youth orchestra
Fashion reuse charity TRAID is teaming up once again with other wonderful charities at Southbank Centre as part of the Charity Shop Emporium Weekend.
Involvement with Streetwise Opera and the Choir With No Name can be the first rung on a ladder of self-confidence.
Southbank Centre, along with People United, are aiming to inspire new acts of kindness during the first 10 days of December.
Charity shopping means shopping with a conscience, helping to reduce clothes waste and supporting a good cause at the same time. This is true compassion fashion shopping!
We all know that Christmas is traditionally the season of giving and goodwill. Headway East London stick by those principles all year round.
NoFit State has brought its troupe of seasoned circus artistes for a stunt-fuelled extravaganza. But what does the audience think of it?
Ted Hodgkinson talks about 2016 Being A Man festival highlights
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke talks about his life and work
Simon Parkin and a panel of gaming experts, designers and writers discuss the male obsession with video games
A panel including poet Anthony Anaxagorou debate whether stop and search is effective.
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's Being a Man festival 2016
Sir Roger Moore was in conversation with biographer Gareth Owen
A candid talk with rapper-turned-actor Ashley Walters
This winter we welcome trapeze-swinging, tightrope-walking, aerial-spinning circus company NoFit State
What needs to be done to tackle the social stigma around male mental health?
Explore what society wants of dads and what sort of dads men want to be
The Manifesto of Our Future 2016 - 2066
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK
Rapper and actor Ashley Walters (aka Asher D) opened Being A Man Festival 2016 in an honest discussion with Southbank Centre's Artistic Director Jude Kelly.
Rapper Professor Green opened 2016's Being A Man festival
Our brand new website launched today, this is the first phase of a 3-year development project - we hope you like it!
Popular illustrator, Jimbob, has designed three limited edition Christmas cards exclusively for Southbank Centre's Let The Light In campaign.
Southbank Centre has teamed up with internationally-renowned fashion and portrait photographer, Rankin.
Philharmonia Orchestra Bartók | The Miraculous Mandarin
Discover Carl Nielsen with Paavo Järvi and Andrew Mellor
Sound Reimagined: 2016/17 London Season
The Infinite Mix presents UK premieres of audio-visual artworks by leading international artists
Bom Bom’s Dream (2016) follows the adventures of a Japanese dancer as she travels to Jamaica
Find out how one photographer maintains long-term relationships with clients
Milanese keyboard wizard Ottavio Dantone on the parallels between music and football
We caught up with Tasmin Little before her performance of Walton's Violin Concerto
See how the work to refurbish the Southbank Centre is progressing
This video promotes The Infinite Mix exhibition, presented by Hayward Gallery, in association with The Vinyl Factory.
Use our timeline to discover what our experts predict will take place over the century to come
Find out what the pre-eminent British sculptor thinks of the Hayward Gallery and its refurbishment
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.
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.
‘I saw huge buildings rise up faint and fair, and pass like dreams…’
We take a look back at some of the most influential artists that have performed at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Nine months into the refurbishment and work has started on the iconic roof lights.
A roundup of recent articles celebrating our iconic arts buildings and the many extraordinary things that happen both inside and outside of them.
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.
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.
We take a look at some of the most memorable exhibitions that Hayward Gallery has hosted
See how the refurbishment work at Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery is progressing
Meet Maame Adjei, one of the stars of the most globally successful television series from Africa An African City
Read about and download the first ever fashion magazine produced as part of the Africa Utopia Festival
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