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The Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library, with publisher Laurence King will publish the world’s first anthology of Instagram Poetry, Instagram Poetry For Every Day on 28 September, ahead of National Poetry Day on 1 October 2020. Edited by Chris McCabe (National Poetry Librarian) and Jessica Atkinson, the book brings together some of the most exciting artists and poets to emerge from instagram in recent years and brings together over 100 poems by some of the biggest names and up-and-coming talent associated with the genre.
Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors, a celebration of Black British academics will be brought to the public in a unique free outdoor exhibition.
Commissioned and curated by Dr Nicola Rollock, and photographed by Bill Knight, it features portraits of 45 professors across a broad range of subjects including law, medicine, creative writing and sociology. The exhibition runs from 10 October - 8 November 2020, timed to coincide with Black History Month, and is presented along the Southbank Centre’s very popular public riverside promenade The Queen’s Walk.
The Southbank Centre today announces the continuation of its Art by Post scheme, a project aiming to engage those most isolated by social distancing measures due to Covid-19. Participants will receive 6 brand new activity booklets from September until early 2021.
The Southbank Centre today announces details about Inside Out, a brand-new online season of music, literature and comedy from 17 September - 30 December. With over 40 events across three months, audiences will be able to take advantage of a truly diverse range of programming coming from the Royal Festival Hall and beyond.
After more than 20 weeks closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Hayward Gallery will reopen five days a week with Covid-secure health and safety measures in place to keep visitors and staff safe.
Hayward Gallery Touring announces the selection of artists for British Art Show 9, which will now be opening in Wolverhampton on 6 March 2021 and touring to Aberdeen, Plymouth and Manchester.
The Southbank Centre announces Everyday Heroes, a public art and poetry project that celebrates and highlights the invaluable contributions of all those key workers who have kept the country running during the COVID-19 crisis.
Southbank Centre, together with publishers Simon & Schuster, today announce Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will appear exclusively at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 10 November 2019 as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives, with the launch of their awaited book The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
Southbank Centre, in partnership with Eat Your Own Ears, today announces a very special night paying tribute to the pioneering and hugely influential 1980s British pop and rock band, Talk Talk, and their late frontman Mark Hollis, at Royal Festival Hall, 26 November 2019.
In a UK-exclusive event Southbank Centre, in collaboration with Fane Productions, presents ‘A Conversation with Dame Julie Andrews’ on the afternoon of Saturday 2 November 2019.
Southbank Centre today announces its most jam-packed literature season to date with more than 35 events taking place from September - December 2019 across its three auditoriums (Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room) as well as in its National Poetry Library, Hayward Gallery and foyer spaces.
This summer, Hayward Gallery presents Kiss My Genders, a group exhibition celebrating more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.
Southbank Centre today reveals that the curator of Meltdown festival 2019 will be three-time Grammy Award-winning American composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Abbey Road Studios’ first ever Chief Creative Advisor, Nile Rodgers.
Dr. Zoé Whitley has been appointed Senior Curator, Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre . Whitley will assume the position on 8 April 2019 working alongside current Senior Curator Cliff Lauson and under Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, on the gallery’s dynamic programme of work that showcases the world’s most adventurous and innovative artists.
Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival turns eighteen in 2019 - but it’s nowhere near growing up! The annual festival returns 13-24 February 2019 for a half-term week of the best in children's theatre, comedy, family parties, hands-on activities, DJs, dance, immersive experiences and full-on fun for children and their grownups.
On 13 February 2019, Hayward Gallery will present diane arbus: in the beginning, including nearly 100 photographs that redefine the achievement of one of the most prominent and influential artists of the 20th century.
Ten days ahead of its twelfth London Literature Festival (18-28 October 2018), Southbank Centre today announces its Spring 2019 literature season featuring a packed programme of events taking place during January – March 2019 across its 17-acre site.
Hayward Gallery Touring is pleased to announce the participating cities and the appointment of Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar as the curators for the forthcoming edition of British Art Show, which will open in Manchester in 2020, and then tour to Wolverhampton, Aberdeen and Plymouth.
Southbank Centre’s Chief Executive, Elaine Bedell, today announces the appointment of Madani Younis to the new role of Creative Director. He will take up the post in January 2019.
Southbank Centre today appoints Bengi Ünsal as Senior Contemporary Music Programmer, leaving her previous role as Director of Salon at the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV). She will lead on programming Southbank Centre’s wider gigs programme, including the arts centre’s hallmark contemporary music festival, Meltdown.