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

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Find out about Bridget Riley’s long history with Hayward Gallery
Find out more about this influential artist, the subject of our major retrospective
How many of these artists have you seen perform here?
“Had I curated it in the wake of Brexit, Trump and Farage, there’s a chance it would have been a different book”
The much-loved documentary-maker discuss his career on screen with comedian Adam Buxton
We’ll help you keep the children entertained this autumn
The BAFTA-winning composer looks ahead to his new festival
Join us for a different listening experience away from the noise of everyday life
Listen to the comedian discuss her new book in this special podcast
Southbank Centre’s Ramatoulie Bobb looks ahead to her first classical music encounter
The internationally acclaimed conductor on the importance of audience and more
Take a look at the new trailer for this family favourite
Introducing the brilliant YA writers and authors appearing at Southbank Centre
Listen to this Spotify playlist and hear some of the big beasts of the instrument world
Author Jeffrey Boayke looks at the musical genre's impact on male identity.
Cardboard Citizens’ Beyoncé Meikle introduces their interactive theatre piece
Don’t worry about what to wear or when to clap; you’re there for the music
Listen to this Spotify playlist and step away from the bustle of everyday life
Listen to Malorie Blackman discuss her latest novel Crossfire
Put your money away and make the most of the South Bank
Find out why the classical composer loves to hear his music covered and remixed
Richard Ayoade reflects on his award-winning films and comedy in conversation with Adam Buxton
Have your finger on the pulse and be the very first to hear a brand new piece of music
The psychotherapist and author discusses her latest book in this interview
How did the Weimar era pave the way for the rise of Nazism? Find out more in this Philharmonia Orchestra video
Akala, Femi Kuti, Denise Lewis and more help us celebrate everything Africa
The composer and orchestrator talks about bringing his father’s work to life
Get a flavour of the new season with this Spotify playlist
Take a look at the six books in the running for this year’s prestigious award
If you are a romantic at heart listen to this Spotify playlist and stir your inner emotions
Whatever your era, see in the new year with us
What was it like to be a student at the Bauhaus? Find out more in this Philharmonia Orchestra video
Go deeper into the exhibition, How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s
Enjoy some of the distinctive documentary maker’s most memorable moments
Be the first to hear the next big thing
The Austrian percussionist and composer shares a special Spotify playlist of his favourite artists
Annette Isserlis and Kati Debretzeni explain the history behind the orchestra’s name in this video
Nicholas Hlobo introduces his work and discusses his use of materials in this short video
Get a recap of the author’s award-winning series
Tarini Malik and John Fleetwood discuss Thabiso Sekgala’s photographic legacy
The Icelandic composer shares some of his favourite artists in this Spotify playlist
Relive the festival through the lens of photographers and gig goers
We spoke to the Syrian-American singer ahead of her Southbank Centre gig
What’s it like to be a DIY queer feminist punk band in 2019?
Nile Rodgers talks about his Meltdown festival in this exclusive video
The poet on the importance of Picasso’s work and the challenge of responding to it
The legendary singer and guitarist talks Chic, Nile Rodgers and Royal Festival Hall
Join us for popular performances and free activities across the weekend
Watch Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson talk about performing at the festival
Watch the American musician and producer in this video
Take a look at some of the best social media moments from Meltdown so far
The pair discuss their portrait of Al-Kadhi’s drag persona in this short video
Watch a short video interview with the artist and hear a playlist of his work
Two artists from Kiss My Genders discuss figuration, abstraction, family and identity in this joint interview
A look at the remarkable journey of South African singer Nakhane
Get to know more about the two writers and former nurses
Ann Liebeck on how Havana and cabaret thrived on the eve of the Cuban revolution
Listen to the evolution of music from rhythm and blues to hip hop
Experience the film classic like never before with a live performance of Elmer Bernstein’s memorable score
The artist introduces his HENI Project Space exhibition in this short video 
We get to know the Queen of Brazilian pop
See who’s joining us at this year’s festival and Poetry International
Take the chance to hear from authors, writers and publishers in a series of intimate short talks
Watch the trailer for ZooNation’s summer 2019 Southbank Centre show
Poet Richard Price and The National Poetry Library’s Chris McCabe on responding to Picasso’s Guernica
The artists behind Stranger Things remarkable score, look ahead to their Meltdown gig in this interview
Hear from Jean-Paul Gaultier ahead of his Fashion Freak Show
Join us for some open-air classic cinema favourites at Southbank Centre this summer
Watch this video introduction to the exhibition, featuring Guest Curator Vincent Honoré and Assistant Curator Tarini Malik
Introducing an award-winning author with an increasingly global following
Read a short interview with the choreographer of ZooNation’s Tales of the Turntable
What to see during three days of fantastic free music performances
Find out how the artist creates the intricate sculptures on display in HENI Project Space
It's set to get lively on our Riverside Terrace across July and August
Take a look at the packed line-up coming to Southbank Centre later this year
Find out more about Muholi’s self-portrait, part of their ongoing series Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness
Enjoy a Spotify playlist of artists from New Music Biennial 2019
Introducing the author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Hear from three of the artists involved in Kiss My Genders in this roundtable discussion
See the bands and performers on their way to Meltdown festival 2019
Find out more about the first drag queen to run for president
Find out more about Hayward Gallery’s 2019 summer exhibition
Find out more about Hlobo’s sculpture
The Royal Ballet’s principal dancer Natalia Osipova discusses her performance in The Mother
Listen to the thirteenth episode of our podcast series, in which we turn our attention to poetry and spoken word
The Light In The Piazza’s Set and Props Designer on bringing Florence to the stage
The amazing story behind one of the most iconic disco anthems
Find out which poets have made this year’s shortlist
Discover the stars bringing the musical to life
Get to know the Philharmonia Orchestra’s new Principal Conductor
Enjoy BBQ, burgers, refreshing juices, craft beer, cocktails and views over the Thames this summer
Big name star after big name star; take a look at the cast of the new television series
Watch the Finnish artists discuss their dance-filled show in this video
Get up to speed on the author’s two LA Quartet series.
Watch a short introduction to the award-winning musical
Enjoy a Spotify playlist of music crafted by the man behind the sound of the 1980s
The artist discusses her exhibition in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
Reasons to get out the house and join us down beside the Thames
A Spotify playlist to help you relive the CHIC-est of Meltdowns
Find out who's on the bill for the 26th edition of Meltdown festival
Gavin Plumley, series advisor, introduces the Orchestra’s new colourful series
What became of Lennon’s Steinway and Chopin’s Pleyel?
Listen to the twelfth episode of our podcast series on the impact of Karlheinz Stockhausen on music
Pianist Tamara Stefanovich describes how it feels to be from a country that doesn’t exist
The founder of Out-Spoken discusses his journey through poetry in this in-depth interview
Enjoy the sarod players’ favourite music in these Spotify playlists
Listen to a chronological Spotify playlist of the revolutionary composer’s work
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Find out more about the much-hyped debut novelist
Whet your appetite with our round up of what’s on offer during the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
How the authors’ respective latest novels explore the boundaries from artificial intelligence
Enjoy this Spotify Playlist of tracks featuring samples from Nile Rodgers’ music
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Discover the six authors and books in contention for this year’s prize
The viola player speaks about the future of the ensemble
Weather taken a turn for the worse? Curl up and enjoy these eggstra special reads
Listen to the best-selling author of The Hate U Give discuss her second novel
Find out more about this video installation
Enjoy a preview trailer of the eccentric and scandalous show before its UK premiere
Take a closer look at one of the photographs in diane arbus: in the beginning
Find out more about this sculpture
Listen to the eleventh episode of our podcast series as comedians and comedy writers talk politics
Get a look ahead to Circus 1903’s return
Take a first look at Kader Attia’s Hayward Gallery exhibition in this short video
Enjoy a Spotify playlist packed with hits from the 2019 Meltdown curator’s remarkable back catalogue
Find out more about this series of pieces
How the German composer’s influence extends from pop to present day electronic music
Leading figures from three decades of the Series share memorable stories from behind-the-scenes
Listen to a specially curated Spotify playlist from Sam Pillay
Discover more about one of the 21st century’s most consistently thrilling pianists
Read a special interview with the acclaimed choreographer from April 2019.
How far will you go to win someone’s trust?
Enjoy a look back at classic live performances by ‘the finest living exponent of the sarod’.
Read an interview between the artist and Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff
For World Book Day, take a look at these books celebrating characters and stories often reduced to the margins
Watch a short introduction to the exhibition from Jeff L. Rosenheim
Is your favourite fictional feline on our list?
Find out more about the celebrated Russian pianist
The author introduces her new novel Lost Children Archive
Find out more about the artist’s poetic and politically engaged work
Our Director of Music looks ahead to the Classical Season 2019/20
The tenth episode of our monthly podcast looks at human and robot interaction in the arts.
The OAE’s Roger Montgomery introduces his new 19th-century style horn
The curator of diane arbus: in the beginning and The Met’s Collections Specialist discuss Arbus’ early photographs
The quartet’s violist looks ahead to their Southbank Centre performance
Hear from the Octavia Poetry Collective, and get an exclusive listen to the US writer's first UK appearance
Enjoy this scrumptious rhubarb-based chocolate tart recipe
Find out more about the life of the legendary Italian pianist
The co-founder of CHIC is named as the curator of the 26th Meltdown festival
The artist introduces her work ahead of its installation at Royal Festival Hall
Listen to the artists performing at Southbank Centre in 2019
Find out more about this sculpture
See live performances from artists including Actress, James Lavelle, Sergio Mendes, Virginia Wing, Amjad Ali Khan and more
Take a look at the inspirational writers and poets appearing here with us in summer 2019
Enjoy nine inspirational pieces of music from the jazz saxophonist in this Spotify playlist
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra’s principal guest conductor discuss this hugely popular work
Ahead of his Hayward Gallery exhibition, the artist discusses his work with Ralph Rugoff
From windows into our history, to great spaces to relax and unwind
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A look into our archive at some of the pianist’s memorable London performances
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Second Violin meet his famous fellow countryman
Best friends Ross and Tom tell us how to make a vegan jackfruit pot pie
Discover more about the Canadian pianist and her British roots
The ninth episode of our regular podcast looks at the lack of diversity in children’s literature
The singer shares ten tracks she’s listening to right now in a special Spotify playlist
Listen to readings and discussion from poets Richard Scott, Zaffar Kunial and winner Hannah Sullivan
The OAE’s principal clarinetist Antony Pay talks us through a staple instrument of its time
The artist discusses art, archives and tabloid news
The pianist and composer shares a specially curated Spotify playlist of his influences
Listen to a special podcast, recorded live at 2018’s London Literature Festival
Listen to covers of some of the composer’s most iconic songs in this Spotify playlist
The singer and writer introduces the Jewish composer
Hear music that has inspired this innovative composer and video maker
The 10 poets in the running for the prize read their work
Listen to pieces from the 22-year project, and discover more about Chase’s commissions
Discover more about this Italian rising star
Hear comedians including Dave Gorman, Maisie Adam and Glenn Moore answer questions on comedy
Take a look back at 2018 at Southbank Centre through some of our favourite instagram posts
See reviews of Rumpelstiltskin from those who’ve seen the show
Take a look at our countdown of famous feature films shot here at Southbank Centre
Listen to the composer’s work, and discover more about its creation
Find out more about one of the great violinists of the 21st century
See how puppetry is used to recreate the wonder of turn-of-the-century circus
Watch the composer and performance artist explain an artist’s power to engage
The seventh episode of our monthly podcast looks ahead to 2019’s SoundState festival. Take a listen
Assistant Curator Tarini Malik introduces Laine’s solo exhibition
The remarkable career of the man bringing his reimagining of Gershwin to Southbank Centre
Renée Fleming and Adam Guettel discuss their upcoming performance of the award-winning musical
The aerospace engineer turned artist introduces his piece Untitled (1971) in this short video
All you need to know about the pianist ahead of his solo recital in the International Piano Series
Specially commissioned fiction by writer Ben Eastham, inspired by Emmanuelle Lainé’s exhibition
Take a look through 250 years of circus history with our interactive timeline
From David Sylvian to Peter Eötvös, discover the music that inspires this composer
The OAE’s Chief Executive, Crispin Woodhead, tells us everything we need to know about chamber music
The performer talks to us about the family show, and relishing his own role in it
What music does the Slovenian composer love? We reveal all
The letter from Strauss that gave the Philharmonia Orchestra a notable world premiere
Senior Curator Cliff Lauson discusses the Hayward Gallery exhibition Space Shifters
George from Forced Entertainment tells us about appearing in That Night Follows Day
Hear from the director, designer, composer and principal actor of this very special family show
Listen to Sue Perkins discuss her book East of Croydon
Tuesday 27 November is #GivingTuesday - a global day for giving and celebrating the extraordinary impact that people like you can make to causes that you care about.
The OAE’s Simone Jandl compare the instrument to its modern counterpart
The writer and director explains the concept behind the performance
Answer a few questions and we’ll point you in the right direction
The violinist talks composers and coping with touring in this interview
Listen to the sixth episode of our podcast series as we take a comedic turn

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How a ground-breaking gig saw Pink Floyd banned from the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall
Enjoy a specially curated Spotify playlist of the acts playing here in 2019
Celebrating the great Scottish poet's centenary year
Enjoy live music from artists including Louie Vega, James Lavelle’s UNKLE, Yann Tiersen and The Orb
Hayward Gallery Senior Curator Dr Cliff Lauson on opportunities presented by touring the exhibition
The best-selling writer and essayist discusses finding her place in feminism, intersectionality and grappling with pop culture
Listen to a selection of tracks handpicked by Elheist, and a Bonnie Banane playlist
Hear the sculptor talk about his distinctive work, in this short video
Watch the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor discuss the legacy of the Czech composer
Enjoy champion cooking with a winning view
Listen to Salman Rushdie, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Churchwell and Terrance Hayes on modern America
Choreographer Rosie Kay shares her top tips
Listen to a playlist of music from MK ULTRA and the score it influenced
Artist Scottee talks to us about his new show Fat Blokes
The artist discusses her site-specific installation in Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space
Relive special moments from this year’s festival with these podcasts
The Italian classical pianist introduces this unique instrument
Listen to this specially curated playlist of ‘the father of South African jazz’
Listen to the fifth episode of our podcast series as we focus on all things jazz
Find out more about British composer Helen Grime and Estonia’s Erkki-Sven Tüür
Catch up on the Oscar-winning actress discussing her autobiography In Pieces at London Literature Festival
Meet Dai Fujikura, Vito Žuraj and Oliver Christophe Leith
What music inspires this acclaimed contemporary composer?
What are the Herne Hill pop duo listening to right now?
Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures, with Akala and David Olusoga
Writer and activist Soraya Chemaly considers six myths about anger and gender
Listen to The Who frontman discussing his new memoir in this special podcast
Find out about Yayoi Kusama’s installation, part of Space Shifters
Discover how the Israeli-American pianist got started – and how Meryl Streep inspires him
Listen to Anna Burns discuss her Man Booker award-winning novel, Milkman
Read a short interview with the television presenter and comedian
Enjoy a very condensed version of Homer’s epic poem
From model to expert in animal behaviour, the remarkable career of this unique actress
Read an extract from Churchwell’s new book, Behold, America
The author discusses her debut book Ponti and taking The Odyssey away from the male gaze
How an increase in prizes is helping bring through more diverse voices
Take a look at the work of the Danish-Icelandic artist
The creative producer and director of Circus 1903 explain the show’s origins in this video trailer
The six authors read live from their shortlisted novels in this special podcast recording
Enjoy a special preview trailer of the performance
Find out about Anish Kapoor’s outdoor sculpture, part of Space Shifters
Take our interactive quiz to find out who you’d be in Homer’s epic poem
The author on nature, writing, nostalgia, the 1930s and visions of England then and now
Isabella Rossellini, her dog Pan, and a collection of child’s toys. Welcome to a circus like no other
Find out about Monika Sosnowska’s architectural intervention, part of Space Shifters
Chosen by the National Poetry Library especially for the occasion
Find out why Haydn is the ‘King of Symphonies’, in this video
From living in exile to appearing in films, the author’s remarkable story
Get your toes tapping to music from the 1920s to the 1990s with this Spotify Playlist
The Academy award-winning art director on his incredible new project
What, or indeed who, is behind the popularity of Chinese sci-fi?
The OAE’s Cecelia Bruggemeyer introduces this remarkable instrument
The Brazilian has gone from child prodigy to piano legend
Get a look at the mind-altering effects of the latest must see Hayward Gallery exhibition in our preview video
Enjoy eight stand-out musical collaborations featuring The Who frontman
Watch the trailer for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s 2018/19 season
Learn how this cross artform collaboration is being brought to life
Find out more about Hayward Gallery’s new perception-altering exhibition
The Philharmonia Orchestra's Principal Conductor on this season's programme
Find out about Richard Wilson’s perception-altering work, part of Space Shifters
Discover the actors bringing the classic epic poem to life
Find out about Alicja Kwade’s maze-like installation, part of Space Shifters
The Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter on the unexpected influences of her grandparents' country
Find out about Jeppe Hein’s kinetic sculpture, part of Space Shifters
Classical musician Eberhard Spree takes us on a short musical tour of the city
Watch the fifth in a series of short films exploring key exhibitions from Hayward Gallery’s history
Dr. Cliff Lauson introduces Hayward Gallery's remarkable new group exhibition
Listen to the fourth episode of our monthly literary podcast featuring Khaled Hosseini and Nick Makola
The musician/producer has curated a very eclectic Spotify playlist of his current favourites
Discover the writer known as the 'Chinese Tolkein'
Get involved in WOW in Bradford, Cardiff, Exeter and Perth
With so much to choose from, here are a few festival highlights
There is so much more to this Scottish writer than The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Senior Curator, Vincent Honore takes us on a mini tour of the gallery
In the fourth edition of Think Aloud, we join the #AskACuratorDay celebrations
From Sybil to Forrest Gump, take a look back at some of the actress’ most iconic performances
Take a detailed look at this year's shortlist with National Poetry librarian Chris McCabe
Double-bassist Eberhard Spree gives an introduction to Leipzig’s world-famous orchestra
The comedian and playwright tells us why more artists should take risks, in this interview
From André Aciman to Xia Jia; a look at the books our literature team enjoyed this month
Comedian and performer Jess Thom breaks down common misconceptions about what it is to be disabled
Listen to the third episode of our monthly podcast, a preview of Unlimited
Get an idea of this year’s programme with these hand-picked events
Listen to specially curated Spotify playlist from the former Mercury Prize nominee
Breaking down myths on the refugee crisis, the inspiration for Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer
Read the remarkable story of Kurt Masur’s role in the downfall of East Germany
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
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 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
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 its 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
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.
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
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