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Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture.

Current free exhibition: DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics, HENI Project Space, now until 14 Oct.

about the exhibition

The year-round exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world.

Coming soon: Space Shifters, 26 Sep 2018 – 6 Jan 2019: a major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space.

About our renovation project

Between Sep 2015 and Jan 2018, the gallery was closed for a two-year refurbishment project, the focus of which was the replacement of its 66 iconic pyramid rooflights. 

This project was made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, trusts and foundations and over 50,000 individuals and Southbank Centre friends supporting our Let The Light In fundraising campaign.

Hayward Gallery & Cafe opening times

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed.
Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

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all events

HM  Young  Offenders  Institution  Cookham  Wood,  acrylic  on  canvas

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Nov 2018
Various times | until 4 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Visitor inspecting documents in the archive

Free

Free

Various times
27 Sep 2018 - 13 Jun 2019
Various times | 27 Sep 2018 - 13 Jun 2019
Uncover the history of Southbank Centre through archives from a single date across the decades
Uncover the history of Southbank Centre through archives from a single date across the decades
Painted puppets

Free

Free

Various times
until 14 Dec 2018
Various times | until 14 Dec 2018
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers

Free

Free

22 Aug 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
Various times
until 21 Sep 2018
Various times | until 21 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
A haunting song theatre show that explores truth in our messy modern age of fake news
A haunting song theatre show that explores truth in our messy modern age of fake news
8:00 pm
Fri 21 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 21 Sep 2018
Gigs
Hear the haunting, evocative vocals of the California singer in this show
Hear the haunting, evocative vocals of the California singer in this show
Susheela Raman, British-Indian musician
8:00 pm
Fri 21 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 21 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear Susheela Raman’s new album, Ghost Gamelan
Hear Susheela Raman’s new album, Ghost Gamelan
12:00 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 - 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 - 18
Various times
until 29 Sep 2018
Various times | until 29 Sep 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
6:30 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
6:30 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
7:30 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
The London Concert Orchestra performs your favourite sci-fi film scores live
The London Concert Orchestra performs your favourite sci-fi film scores live
composer, Lubomyr Melnyk
7:45 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Witness the pioneering pianist perform in his own musical language, 'Continuous Piano Music'
Witness the pioneering pianist perform in his own musical language, 'Continuous Piano...
Various times
until 30 Sep 2018
Various times | until 30 Sep 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Kumar Bose and Tejendra Majumdar
5:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Classical music
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists
Photo portrait of the musician Masayoshi Fujita
7:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album
 James Richardson, television presenter
8:00 pm
Mon 24 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Mon 24 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
It’s not quite over for the Totally Football Show team as they look back on the World Cup
It’s not quite over for the Totally Football Show team as they look back on the World Cup

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Tue 25 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 13 Dec 2018
Various times | until 13 Dec 2018
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Richard Wilson, 20:50 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, 2013
Various times
26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space
Anish Kapoor, British sculptor
7:00 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Art
Artists & Thinkers
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
Philharmonia Orchestra: VR Sound Stage

Free

Free

Various times
27 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Various times | 27 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Take the best seat in the house in our virtual reality experience with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Take the best seat in the house in our virtual reality experience with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
3:00 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season
Concrete Lates x Spiritland: Jane Fitz & Lovefingers
10:30 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
10:30 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lovefingers and Jane Fitz bring forward-thinking dance music to Concrete Lates x Spiritland
Lovefingers and Jane Fitz bring forward-thinking dance music to Concrete Lates x Spiritland

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Feel the rhythm of Solana’s bold fusion of world and folk styles
Feel the rhythm of Solana’s bold fusion of world and folk styles
Various times
until 28 Sep 2018
Various times | until 28 Sep 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
7:45 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Catch the iconic vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Catch the iconic vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Sep 2018
Classical music
Choral
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
Sarathy Korwar with peacock feather over his eyes
7:45 pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 29 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz, hip-hop, Indian classical or electronics? Immerse yourself in a cross-cultural soundscape
Jazz, hip-hop, Indian classical or electronics? Immerse yourself in a cross-cultural soundscape
Various times
until 28 Oct 2018
Various times | until 28 Oct 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
HSKUL 20160913 Esa-Pekka Salonen harjoituttaa Kevätuhria . Kuva Mika Ranta / HS

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
7:45 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Five participants of the Cloud Video Installation

Free

Free

Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Model wearing costume in the clouds

Free

Free

Various times
2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Oct 2018
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Yazz Ahmed, Bahraini-British musician
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Oct 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Trumpeter and composer Yazz Ahmed presents an evening of psychedelic Arabic jazz
Trumpeter and composer Yazz Ahmed presents an evening of psychedelic Arabic jazz
LIli, art installation

Free

Free

Various times
2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Meet a visitor from a future without humans: Lili, an art installation by designer Tim Yip
Meet a visitor from a future without humans: Lili, an art installation by designer Tim Yip
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
until 16 Jul 2019
Various times | until 16 Jul 2019
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Needcompany make a rare visit to the UK with this extraordinary piece of theatre
Needcompany make a rare visit to the UK with this extraordinary piece of theatre
Ssing Ssing, South Korean band
7:45 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Give in to glitter at a live performance from the glam-rocking Korean band
Give in to glitter at a live performance from the glam-rocking Korean band
Adults playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Josiah McElheny, Interactions of the Abstract Body at White Cube, London 2012

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Art
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time
Illustration by Nury R. Melgarejo

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
What kind of difference does poetry make?
What kind of difference does poetry make?

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Anthony Ananxagorou, poet and writer

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 04 Oct 2018
Various times | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
Group of people playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
James Holden
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Group of people playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Chinese food

Free

Free

Various times
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Various times | 5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Have you eaten yet? Sample the dishes of a country with at least 15 major cuisines
Have you eaten yet? Sample the dishes of a country with at least 15 major cuisines

Free

Free

12:30 pm
Fri 05 Oct 2018
12:30 pm | Fri 05 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Talks & Topics
Hear elegant words from students of Mandarin at a poetry reading
Hear elegant words from students of Mandarin at a poetry reading
Performer playing the guqin on-stage

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Oct 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Sounds different? You're listening to the world's first compositions combining guqin and piano
Sounds different? You're listening to the world's first compositions combining guqin and...
Music producer Lu Sisi, performing on stage

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 05 Oct 2018
6:00 pm | Fri 05 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Come on an audio-visual journey across the UK from the perspective of Chinese artist North of X
Come on an audio-visual journey across the UK from the perspective of Chinese artist North of X
Jo Fong, director, choreographer and performer

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 05 Oct 2018
6:00 pm | Fri 05 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
What is community? Pull up a chair for a table discussion on ways of belonging with artist Jo Fong
What is community? Pull up a chair for a table discussion on ways of belonging with artist Jo Fong
7:30 pm
Fri 05 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 05 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The renowned Welsh opera singer performs his favourite arias and popular songs
The renowned Welsh opera singer performs his favourite arias and popular songs
Various times
5 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Various times | 5 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
A contemporary reworking of the legend Tristan and Isolde
A contemporary reworking of the legend Tristan and Isolde
Dust Carpet by Ya-chu Kang

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 06 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art
Get your hands dirty at a live, large-scale art intervention with artist Ya-chu Kang
Get your hands dirty at a live, large-scale art intervention with artist Ya-chu Kang
Tree Mantra by Charwei Tsai

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 06 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art
Witness a live art intervention bringing together art, nature and the spiritual
Witness a live art intervention bringing together art, nature and the spiritual
12:00 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Classical music
Tackle Mahler’s symphonies in this study day
Tackle Mahler’s symphonies in this study day

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art
Is having breakfast a habit? If you're a dancer, what about dancing?
Is having breakfast a habit? If you're a dancer, what about dancing?

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art
Put pen to paper in a workshop on the ancient art of calligraphy
Put pen to paper in a workshop on the ancient art of calligraphy
Ways of Being Together, participants at workshop

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Move as a body in a playful dance workshop that investigates the idea of belonging
Move as a body in a playful dance workshop that investigates the idea of belonging
Various times
6 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Various times | 6 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Dance workshop participants

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
3:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Write with your body at a contemporary dance workshop inspired by calligraphy
Write with your body at a contemporary dance workshop inspired by calligraphy
Art and the Practice of Sustainability, audience members at talk

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art to live by: hear artists Charwei Tsai and Ya-chu Kang discuss how their works engage with nature
Art to live by: hear artists Charwei Tsai and Ya-chu Kang discuss how their works engage with nature
Various times
6 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Various times | 6 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Listen in on an involving drama exploring identities within a British Chinese family
Listen in on an involving drama exploring identities within a British Chinese family
Dancer Si Rawlinson

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Various times | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Be drawn into a world of ink and movement in a performance piece inspired by Chinese calligraphy
Be drawn into a world of ink and movement in a performance piece inspired by Chinese calligraphy
Bite-size China, dumplings

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Various times | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Taste your way around China at a workshop on the flavours of regional cuisines
Taste your way around China at a workshop on the flavours of regional cuisines
Emmy the Great, singer performing
7:00 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Gigs
Singer-songwriter Emmy the Great shares the story of a life-changing trip to China
Singer-songwriter Emmy the Great shares the story of a life-changing trip to China

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The Greek myths are as ancient as the art of music itself – and every bit as powerful
The Greek myths are as ancient as the art of music itself – and every bit as powerful
Howie Lee, DJ and music producer

Free

Free

8:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
8:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lose yourself in electronic music from Beijing-based visionary Howie Lee
Lose yourself in electronic music from Beijing-based visionary Howie Lee
Ken Cheng, comedian
9:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
9:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Comedian Ken Cheng shares the story of his unusual upbringing in the UK
Comedian Ken Cheng shares the story of his unusual upbringing in the UK
 Scintii (L) Hyph11e B2B (R), music producers

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Various times | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Shanghai's club scene comes to London, with music from Scintii and Hyph11e
Shanghai's club scene comes to London, with music from Scintii and Hyph11e
Emilie Wang, of Guildhall School of Music and Drama
11:30 am
Sun 07 Oct 2018
11:30 am | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Start your Sunday with a look at the headlines as we share today’s news of China
Start your Sunday with a look at the headlines as we share today’s news of China
Leta Hong Fincher, journalist
12:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Journalist Leta Hong Fincher charts the rise of the current feminist movement in China
Journalist Leta Hong Fincher charts the rise of the current feminist movement in China
The Sea, performance
Various times
Sun 07 Oct 2018
Various times | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Children are invited to dive in to the tale of a small fish in a big sea, told through enchanting puppetry
Children are invited to dive in to the tale of a small fish in a big sea, told through enchanting...
Black and white illustration from The Legend of the Condor Heroes
1:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Get stuck into the work of Jin Yong, ‘the Chinese JRR Tolkien’, in this panel
Get stuck into the work of Jin Yong, ‘the Chinese JRR Tolkien’, in this panel
Cloud Family Workshops, model

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Art
Learn more about upcycling to create new fashion in events inspired by Tim Yip's eco-friendly design
Learn more about upcycling to create new fashion in events inspired by Tim Yip's eco-friendly...
2:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
See calligraphy reimagined as hip-hop and contemporary dance in this piece about dissident artists
See calligraphy reimagined as hip-hop and contemporary dance in this piece about dissident artists
Can China Take the Lead on Climate Change?, speaker
3:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
As America withdraws from the Paris Agreement, all eyes are on China when it comes to climate change
As America withdraws from the Paris Agreement, all eyes are on China when it comes to climate change
Green Rock River Band

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Witness a dialogue between pianist and dancer, echoed by filmic images of their own movements
Witness a dialogue between pianist and dancer, echoed by filmic images of their own movements
Catwalk Workshop, model

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Prepare to sashay your way around Southbank Centre with a catwalk and voguing workshop
Prepare to sashay your way around Southbank Centre with a catwalk and voguing workshop
4:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
4:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
What can Chinese sci-fi novels tell us about the country's anxieties and fantasies?
What can Chinese sci-fi novels tell us about the country's anxieties and fantasies?
Two Colour Walk participants

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
4:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Wear the rainbow at a catwalk show celebrating everything colourful
Wear the rainbow at a catwalk show celebrating everything colourful
Injustice of Tou O, woman on stage
5:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
5:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Shudder to a 13th-century supernatural tale of love and intrigue in this multi-media performance
Shudder to a 13th-century supernatural tale of love and intrigue in this multi-media performance
The Empress and Me, Princess Der Ling
5:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
This one-woman show introduces Princess Der Ling, lady-in-waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi
This one-woman show introduces Princess Der Ling, lady-in-waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi
Cloud Show, model

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
6:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Art
Academy Award winning designer Tim Yip presents 30 spectacular costumes inspired by global diversity
Academy Award winning designer Tim Yip presents 30 spectacular costumes inspired by global diversity
Various times
8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
Various times | 8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Andris Nelsons, conductor
7:30 pm
Mon 08 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 08 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Andris Nelsons marks his first UK concert as Gewandhauskapellmeister with Mahler's powerful Symphony No.5
Andris Nelsons marks his first UK concert as Gewandhauskapellmeister with Mahler's powerful...
Fenella Humphreys, violinist
7:15 pm
Tue 09 Oct 2018
7:15 pm | Tue 09 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear a reimagining of Vivaldi’s classic, with violinist Fenella Humphreys and Covent Garden Sinfonia
Hear a reimagining of Vivaldi’s classic, with violinist Fenella Humphreys and Covent Garden...
Andris Nelsons, conductor
7:30 pm
Tue 09 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 09 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The world's oldest civic orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No.1 with their new Kapellmeister
The world's oldest civic orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No.1 with their new...

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7:30 pm
Wed 10 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Exiled from his beloved Hungary, Bartók was lonely, impoverished and critically ill. His response?
Exiled from his beloved Hungary, Bartók was lonely, impoverished and critically ill. His...
8:00 pm
Wed 10 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 10 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Experience the progressive new album from this rising star of post-classical music
Experience the progressive new album from this rising star of post-classical music
Schhool girls and mentors on the London Eye for International Day of the Girl
7:30 am
Thu 11 Oct 2018
7:30 am | Thu 11 Oct 2018
Dive into a day of inspiring and empowering workshops and activities for girls aged 13 - 18
Dive into a day of inspiring and empowering workshops and activities for girls aged 13 - 18
The English Concert: 45th Anniversary Concert
7:30 pm
Thu 11 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 11 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Be transported by Bach and Mozart at an evening marking 45 years of The English Concert
Be transported by Bach and Mozart at an evening marking 45 years of The English Concert
Paul Weller, singer-songwriter
Various times
11 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Various times | 11 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Be in the presence of the Modfather at two concerts showcasing his new album and career classics
Be in the presence of the Modfather at two concerts showcasing his new album and career classics

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Fri 12 Oct 2018
4:30 pm | Fri 12 Oct 2018
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibition
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibition
Matt Anderson Quartet

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 12 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 12 Oct 2018
Gigs
See you at the crossroads of North Yorkshire folk music, classic Americana and Scandinavian jazz
See you at the crossroads of North Yorkshire folk music, classic Americana and Scandinavian jazz
Various times
13 Oct 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
Various times | 13 Oct 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Gondrong Gunarto, image credit Andrew Catlin
3:00 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Boost your gamelan skills with expert guidance at an insight-filled workshop
Boost your gamelan skills with expert guidance at an insight-filled workshop
Pascal Dusapin In Conversation

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
3:30 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Composer Pascal Dusapin talks about his dance-opera ahead of tonight’s performance
Composer Pascal Dusapin talks about his dance-opera ahead of tonight’s performance
Harpist in rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Composers are invited to attend the final hour of rehearsal before tonight’s performance of Passion
Composers are invited to attend the final hour of rehearsal before tonight’s performance of...
7:30 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Pascal Dusapin explores pain and passion in his new dance-opera
Pascal Dusapin explores pain and passion in his new dance-opera

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7:30 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
There’s nothing – repeat, nothing – sacred about Carl Orff’s outrageous choral showstopper
There’s nothing – repeat, nothing – sacred about Carl Orff’s outrageous choral showstopper

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7:45 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Nash Ensemble presents masterworks of the chamber music repertoire by Mozart, Brahms and Dvořák
The Nash Ensemble presents masterworks of the chamber music repertoire by Mozart, Brahms and...

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12:00 pm
Sun 14 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 14 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Take your seat for Julia Donaldson's The Highway Rat, screened with live music from the LPO
Take your seat for Julia Donaldson's The Highway Rat, screened with live music from the LPO
Alexander Ardakov piano
4:00 pm
Sun 14 Oct 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 14 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Marking the Queen’s 92nd birthday with immortal romantic masterpieces and Beethoven
Marking the Queen’s 92nd birthday with immortal romantic masterpieces and Beethoven
7:30 pm
Sun 14 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 14 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Meet the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist in an evening of readings and conversation
Meet the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist in an evening of readings and conversation
Swedish Mezzo Soprano Ida Ränzlőv
7:45 pm
Mon 15 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 15 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear an unusual blend of brass from A4 Brass Quartet plus emerging mezzo soprano Ida Ränzlöv
Hear an unusual blend of brass from A4 Brass Quartet plus emerging mezzo soprano Ida Ränzlöv
7:30 pm
Tue 16 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
City of London Sinfonia explore Bach’s music and his use of maths and numbers
City of London Sinfonia explore Bach’s music and his use of maths and numbers
7:45 pm
Tue 16 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 16 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Mariani Piano Quartet and pianist Huw Watkins perform new chamber music by Charlotte Bray.
The Mariani Piano Quartet and pianist Huw Watkins perform new chamber music by Charlotte Bray.
7:30 pm
Wed 17 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 17 Oct 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Legendary chanson singer Nana Mouskouri returns to London for a special show
Legendary chanson singer Nana Mouskouri returns to London for a special show
Dakha Brakha, Ukrainian folk quartet
7:30 pm
Wed 17 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 17 Oct 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Be transported to a world of Ukrainian folklore and theatre in a performance from DakhaBrakha
Be transported to a world of Ukrainian folklore and theatre in a performance from DakhaBrakha
Women and girls at AIG design Hackathon workshop

Free

Free

9:30 am
Thu 18 Oct 2018
9:30 am | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Future inventors wanted at a hands-on design hackathon for girls, with STEM and design professionals
Future inventors wanted at a hands-on design hackathon for girls, with STEM and design professionals
THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016
Various times
18 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Various times | 18 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Enjoy a fun session with your little ones led by storytellers as part of London Literature Festival
Enjoy a fun session with your little ones led by storytellers as part of London Literature Festival
Image of The Royal Festival Hall Organ
Various times
18 Oct 2018 - 13 Nov 2018
Various times | 18 Oct 2018 - 13 Nov 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students

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7:30 pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
‘Lioness of the piano’ [Wprost] Cristina Ortiz returns to the International Piano Series
‘Lioness of the piano’ [Wprost] Cristina Ortiz returns to the International Piano Series
An Evening with Roger Daltrey
7:30 pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Literature
Hear the inside story of the rise of British rock from Roger Daltrey as he publishes his memoir
Hear the inside story of the rise of British rock from Roger Daltrey as he publishes his memoir
W.S. Graham photo with a painted face on the wall

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Art
Literature
Hear contemporary responses to poet WS Graham at the launch of an exhibition on his work
Hear contemporary responses to poet WS Graham at the launch of an exhibition on his work
In Search of a Better Life: Esi Edugyan & Aida Edemariam

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7:45 pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Literature
Go on a voyage of discovery with characters who are looking for a better life
Go on a voyage of discovery with characters who are looking for a better life
Olga Tokarczuk, Polish writer  - image credit Jacek Klodziejski
7:45 pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Olga Tokarczuk launches her latest novel, an unconventional thriller with an eccentric sleuth
Olga Tokarczuk launches her latest novel, an unconventional thriller with an eccentric sleuth
10:30 am
Fri 19 Oct 2018
10:30 am | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Discover the Odyssey's mythical world of gods, giants and sirens in this day for schools
Discover the Odyssey's mythical world of gods, giants and sirens in this day for schools
Paining by W.S. Graham

Free

Free

Various times
19 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Various times | 19 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Art
Literature
Make room for creativity at an interactive reconstruction of poet WS Graham’s creative space
Make room for creativity at an interactive reconstruction of poet WS Graham’s creative space
Bridget Minamore, poet and journalist

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Imagine the future of literature at a talk with Bridget Minamore on dystopian short fiction
Imagine the future of literature at a talk with Bridget Minamore on dystopian short fiction
Heaux Noire illustration

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Listen up as womxn of colour share their stories through poetry and music
Listen up as womxn of colour share their stories through poetry and music
Slay in your Lane
7:00 pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Navigate the spaghetti junction of life and come out in front
Navigate the spaghetti junction of life and come out in front

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7:30 pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
There’s good reason why Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 is one of the world’s favourite classics
There’s good reason why Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 is one of the world’s favourite...
An Evening with Sally Field

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7:30 pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Celebrated actor Sally Field tells her extraordinary story in her own words
Celebrated actor Sally Field tells her extraordinary story in her own words
E Lockhart, writer
11:00 am
Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Hit the right notes with tools for finding your authorial voice at a workshop led by E Lockhart
Hit the right notes with tools for finding your authorial voice at a workshop led by E Lockhart
Terrance Hayes & Sarah Churchwell on American Dreams

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12:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Examine the first 200 days of Trump's presidency and how America's history led to this moment
Examine the first 200 days of Trump's presidency and how America's history led to this...
Adult and child at weaving workshop

Free

Free

Various times
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Various times | 20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Art
Get to grips with warp and weft and learn about a resourceful character from The Odyssey
Get to grips with warp and weft and learn about a resourceful character from The Odyssey
Madeline Miller Masterclass on Rewriting Myth
2:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Breathe new life into mythic characters at a writing masterclass led by Madeline Miller
Breathe new life into mythic characters at a writing masterclass led by Madeline Miller
Marilynne Robinson in Conversation

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2:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
The US novelist and essayist reflects on hope and generosity in tumultuous times
The US novelist and essayist reflects on hope and generosity in tumultuous times
Michael Hughes, author

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2:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
How do myths shape our masculinity?
How do myths shape our masculinity?

Free

Free

Various times
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Various times | 20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Come on a journey with Wendy Shearer in an interactive live storytelling performance
Come on a journey with Wendy Shearer in an interactive live storytelling performance
Photo of Andrew McMillan
3:30 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
3:30 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Unpack the rites, friendships, conflicts and intimacies that make a man
Unpack the rites, friendships, conflicts and intimacies that make a man
Women Rewriting Homer: Madeline Miller & Sharlene Teo

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5:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
See Homer through women's eyes at a discussion between three writers who have interpreted his work
See Homer through women's eyes at a discussion between three writers who have interpreted his...
Carol Ann Duffy & Friends
7:30 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Carol Ann Duffy is joined by friends for a special reading of her final collection as poet laureate
Carol Ann Duffy is joined by friends for a special reading of her final collection as poet laureate
Stella Duffy, writer
7:30 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
The beloved literary salon returns to celebrate some of the best in LGBTQ+ writing for 2018
The beloved literary salon returns to celebrate some of the best in LGBTQ+ writing for 2018
 David Olusoga
8:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures by tracing the roots of modern Britain
Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures by tracing the roots of modern Britain
A lady looking over books at National Poetry Library Open Day

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Set off on a journey into the heart of modern poetry at our open day on the theme of odysseys
Set off on a journey into the heart of modern poetry at our open day on the theme of odysseys
An Introduction to The Odyssey

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2:00 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Who is Odysseus, anyway? Find out from our panel, chaired by cult classicist Mary Beard
Who is Odysseus, anyway? Find out from our panel, chaired by cult classicist Mary Beard

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4:00 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Hear the ultimate oral poem, The Odyssey, read aloud at an event inspired by Emily Wilson's new translation
Hear the ultimate oral poem, The Odyssey, read aloud at an event inspired by Emily Wilson's new...
6:30 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
6:30 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
The writer, musician and singer tells the story of her life through narrative, music, song and dance
The writer, musician and singer tells the story of her life through narrative, music, song and dance
Poetic Odysseys

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Poets Keith Jarrett and Greta Bellamacina present new work on the theme of odysseys
Poets Keith Jarrett and Greta Bellamacina present new work on the theme of odysseys
Child in audience

Free

Free

Various times
22 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Various times | 22 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Wake up your body, mind and mouths with a wordy warm-up led by performer and writer Maria Ferguson
Wake up your body, mind and mouths with a wordy warm-up led by performer and writer Maria Ferguson
Dead Reckoning, miniature boats on the floor

Free

Free

11:00 am
Mon 22 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Mon 22 Oct 2018
Art
Commemorate the people behind migration statistics by helping to sew an ambitious temporary artwork
Commemorate the people behind migration statistics by helping to sew an ambitious temporary artwork
The Bolds with Julian Clary & David Roberts
2:00 pm
Mon 22 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Mon 22 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join writer Julian Clary and illustrator David Roberts with another hilarious tale from The Bolds
Join writer Julian Clary and illustrator David Roberts with another hilarious tale from The Bolds

Free

Free

Various times
22 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Various times | 22 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Unwind with a story at London Literature Festival
Unwind with a story at London Literature Festival
Harlem house

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Mon 22 Oct 2018
6:30 pm | Mon 22 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Discover the lyrical poetry that emerged from the African American art scene in 1920s New York
Discover the lyrical poetry that emerged from the African American art scene in 1920s New York
André Aciman: Enigma Variations
7:30 pm
Mon 22 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 22 Oct 2018
Literature
Uncover the intrigues of the heart at a reading of the new novel by author André Aciman
Uncover the intrigues of the heart at a reading of the new novel by author André Aciman
Nadia Shireen, author and illustrator
2:00 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Bring the kids and draw up a storm with the bestselling author and illustrator of children's books
Bring the kids and draw up a storm with the bestselling author and illustrator of children's...

Free

Free

Various times
Tue 23 Oct 2018
Various times | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Sail off into the blue with storytellers and musicians who riff on the power of the sea
Sail off into the blue with storytellers and musicians who riff on the power of the sea
Readings of Chinua Achebe
7:00 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Reflect on powerful women writers of colour and the presses that publish them at a panel discussion
Reflect on powerful women writers of colour and the presses that publish them at a panel discussion
And the Air Sang: 20 Years of Foyle Young Poets
7:00 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Join us for a readings by a gathering of ten Foyle Award-winning poets from across the decades
Join us for a readings by a gathering of ten Foyle Award-winning poets from across the decades
Various times
23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Various times | 23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Catch the UK premiere of Isabella Rossellini’s new one-woman (and one dog) show
Catch the UK premiere of Isabella Rossellini’s new one-woman (and one dog) show
Salman Rushdie: From Midnight's Children to Trump's America

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7:30 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
The celebrated author of compulsive, daring and enduring fiction on his life in writing
The celebrated author of compulsive, daring and enduring fiction on his life in writing
Julian Knox
7:30 pm
Tue 23 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 23 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Poet julianknxx asks big questions about love, masculinity and social justice, with added live music
Poet julianknxx asks big questions about love, masculinity and social justice, with added live music

Free

Free

11:00 am
Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Art
Literature
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey
Laura Dockrill, poet, illustrator, and writer
2:00 pm
Wed 24 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Turn that frown upside with the children’s author whose new book helps little ones cope with anger
Turn that frown upside with the children’s author whose new book helps little ones cope with anger

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7:30 pm
Wed 24 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
Joseph Canteloube took the old songs of rural France and uncovered their tender soul
Joseph Canteloube took the old songs of rural France and uncovered their tender soul
Voices From Prisons: Aaaaargh!!, Bolton Probation Office, Mixed Media
7:30 pm
Wed 24 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear performances of written and recorded works produced in the criminal justice system
Hear performances of written and recorded works produced in the criminal justice system
Nujoom Alghanem, Emirati poet

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 24 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Much-lauded Emirati poets Nujoom Alghanem, Ali Al Shaali & Maryam Mahyoh read their work
Much-lauded Emirati poets Nujoom Alghanem, Ali Al Shaali & Maryam Mahyoh read their work
A Great Big Poetry Workshop, child writing poetry

Free

Free

11:00 am
Thu 25 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Express yourself in metre and rhyme at a workshop led by an inspirational poet
Express yourself in metre and rhyme at a workshop led by an inspirational poet
Knights and Bikes, action adventure game
2:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Gabrielle Kent, author of the Alfie Bloom series, introduces her new mystery novel for ages 8+
Gabrielle Kent, author of the Alfie Bloom series, introduces her new mystery novel for ages 8+
Young audience member

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Take your turn at the mic with some of the best children's poets in the game
Take your turn at the mic with some of the best children's poets in the game

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7:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Classical music
Opera
An evening of pure Handelian fun.
An evening of pure Handelian fun.
Somali Women Poets, audience at a talk
7:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear emerging Somali poets and spoken-word artists from the Share Your Talent platform
Hear emerging Somali poets and spoken-word artists from the Share Your Talent platform
Brian Tyler, conductor
7:30 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Brian Tyler conducts the Philharmonia in some of his most famous Hollywood scores
Brian Tyler conducts the Philharmonia in some of his most famous Hollywood scores
Melvyn Bragg: A Life On Air
7:30 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Literature
In his time: The broadcaster reflects on the enduring appeal of In Our Time
In his time: The broadcaster reflects on the enduring appeal of In Our Time
Child writing at workshop

Free

Free

11:00 am
Fri 26 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Spit rhymes in a group to create an original rap in an introductory workshop
Spit rhymes in a group to create an original rap in an introductory workshop
Liz Pichon, British illustrator
2:00 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Superb stories, oodles of doodles and masses of monsters from the author of the Tom Gates books
Superb stories, oodles of doodles and masses of monsters from the author of the Tom Gates books

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
2:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Strike a new note on your vocal cords at this introductory workshop
Strike a new note on your vocal cords at this introductory workshop
Jolade Olusanya

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Poets and performers from the London-based art collective set their imaginations free
Poets and performers from the London-based art collective set their imaginations free
Lemn Sissay presents Creative Future Literary Awards
6:45 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
6:45 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear hidden stories from twelve prize-winning new writers at an event presented by Lemn Sissay
Hear hidden stories from twelve prize-winning new writers at an event presented by Lemn Sissay
Olafur Eliasson: Experience
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Art
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
Families watching a performance

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Raise your voice in songs from the Caribbean in a workshop for everyone
Raise your voice in songs from the Caribbean in a workshop for everyone
Southbank Sinfonia musicians
11:30 am
Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:30 am | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Join Southbank Sinfonia's intrepid musicians for a family concert
Join Southbank Sinfonia's intrepid musicians for a family concert
M A Bennett, author
11:45 am
Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:45 am | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Look for the answers in literature at a talk from three of the young adult fiction world’s most exciting authors
Look for the answers in literature at a talk from three of the young adult fiction world’s most...
Samantha Scheblin

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12:00 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Catch a glimpse of Latin America at a discussion between writers from Argentina, Mexico and Colombia
Catch a glimpse of Latin America at a discussion between writers from Argentina, Mexico and Colombia
Nikita Gill, author
1:15 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
1:15 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Imagine a world where princes and princesses can be free at a talk on retelling folk and fairy tales
Imagine a world where princes and princesses can be free at a talk on retelling folk and fairy tales
Melissa Harrison, novilist

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2:30 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
This green and pleasant land? Look beneath England's surface with new novels from two writers
This green and pleasant land? Look beneath England's surface with new novels from two writers
Juno Dawson, author
3:00 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Get under the skin of believable and flawed characters and reflect on how far YA fiction can go
Get under the skin of believable and flawed characters and reflect on how far YA fiction can go
Love in America with Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli
4:15 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
4:15 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Uncover the reality of living and loving in America today from the collaborative authors
Uncover the reality of living and loving in America today from the collaborative authors
Anita Barton Williams, writer
5:30 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Poets Anita Barton-Williams and Eleanor Penny share their work in the finale to Young Adult Lit Day
Poets Anita Barton-Williams and Eleanor Penny share their work in the finale to Young Adult Lit Day

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
Gioachino Rossini was a good Catholic, but he was also a showman
Gioachino Rossini was a good Catholic, but he was also a showman
Soraya Chemaly, author

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7:45 pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Get angry at a discussion on the power of rage in the fight against misogyny
Get angry at a discussion on the power of rage in the fight against misogyny

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3:00 pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 28 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The charismatic Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare conducts a pair of Romantic classics
The charismatic Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare conducts a pair of Romantic classics
Karl Sharro
3:00 pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 28 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join us for a panel discussion on the place and power of satire in troubled times
Join us for a panel discussion on the place and power of satire in troubled times
Sue Perkins
7:30 pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Oct 2018
Literature
No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sue Perkins celebrates the publication of her travel memoir
No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sue Perkins celebrates the publication of her travel memoir
" Mohsin Hamid on Migration, Magic and Exit West"

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7:30 pm
Sun 28 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Oct 2018
Literature
From Ancient Greece onward, why have stories of migration captivated our imaginations?
From Ancient Greece onward, why have stories of migration captivated our imaginations?
Christian Zacharias, Image credit - Constanza Zacharias
7:30 pm
Mon 29 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 29 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The brilliant pianist and conductor shines a light on innovative works from Beethoven and Schoenberg
The brilliant pianist and conductor shines a light on innovative works from Beethoven and Schoenberg
Portrait of Sarah Gillespie
7:45 pm
Mon 29 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 29 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Learn why they call it the blues with the singer’s incisive lyrics and jazz-tinged tunes
Learn why they call it the blues with the singer’s incisive lyrics and jazz-tinged tunes

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7:30 pm
Tue 30 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s symphonic masterpiece
Hear Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s symphonic masterpiece
Iglooghost
7:45 pm
Tue 30 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 30 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
The world according to Iglooghost: the electronic producer continues his story with two new EPs
The world according to Iglooghost: the electronic producer continues his story with two new EPs
Various times
31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Various times | 31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Dave Gorman is back with a new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint
Dave Gorman is back with a new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint
Inon Barnatan 2014- Pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Wed 31 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 31 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The New York Times describes Inon Barnatan as ‘one of the most admired pianists of his generation’
The New York Times describes Inon Barnatan as ‘one of the most admired pianists of his...
Slow Moving Clouds, musical band
7:45 pm
Wed 31 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Wed 31 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
On their debut album, this atmospheric band combine Irish and Nordic folk influences
On their debut album, this atmospheric band combine Irish and Nordic folk influences

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The string septet arrangement of Strauss’ poignant Metamorphosen is paired with Boccherini’s quintet
The string septet arrangement of Strauss’ poignant Metamorphosen is paired with Boccherini’s...
Various times
1 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
Various times | 1 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Handrail sculpture by Monika Sosnowska
7:00 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Hear artists from our Space Shifters exhibition discuss how contemporary art relates to architecture
Hear artists from our Space Shifters exhibition discuss how contemporary art relates to architecture
Ed Gardner OBE..Photographed at the ENO, London 5 September 2012..Joint commission: ENO, Askonas Holt and Chandos..Benjamin Ealovega Photography.benjaminealovega.com..

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7:30 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Meet the composer-as-hero Richard Strauss, and hear Leif Ove Andsnes in Brahms’ First Piano Concert
Meet the composer-as-hero Richard Strauss, and hear Leif Ove Andsnes in Brahms’ First Piano...
7:30 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Nearly 100 years after its release, an early pacifist film is brought to life with a score by Olga Neuwirth
Nearly 100 years after its release, an early pacifist film is brought to life with a score by Olga...
Green Rock River Band

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 02 Nov 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 02 Nov 2018
Wander the British wasteland with original folk music evoking the suburban wilderness
Wander the British wasteland with original folk music evoking the suburban wilderness
7:30 pm
Fri 02 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 02 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Step back in time with a costumed, candlelit performance by the Mozart Festival Orchestra
Step back in time with a costumed, candlelit performance by the Mozart Festival Orchestra
Trevor Horn
7:30 pm
Fri 02 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 02 Nov 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Relive the decade of excess at a show from the producer of the greatest anthems of the 1980s
Relive the decade of excess at a show from the producer of the greatest anthems of the 1980s
U Rajesh, mMandolin player
7:45 pm
Fri 02 Nov 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 02 Nov 2018
Classical music
Hear the master of Carnatic mandolin accompanied by special guests on percussion
Hear the master of Carnatic mandolin accompanied by special guests on percussion
9:30 am
Sat 03 Nov 2018
9:30 am | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Art
Get the inside scoop on our exhibition with a day of in-depth exploration
Get the inside scoop on our exhibition with a day of in-depth exploration
Korea traditional opera performance

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 03 Nov 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Discover the joys of Korea's traditional opera with pansori enthusiast, record producer Joe Boyd
Discover the joys of Korea's traditional opera with pansori enthusiast, record producer Joe...
Ahn Sook-Sun, pansori singer
6:00 pm
Sat 03 Nov 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Gigs
Talks & Topics
Uncover the power of pansori, Korea's narrative song tradition, through a legend of the genre
Uncover the power of pansori, Korea's narrative song tradition, through a legend of the genre

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7:00 pm
Sat 03 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
Stravinsky joins forces with WH Auden to create a very modern morality tale
Stravinsky joins forces with WH Auden to create a very modern morality tale
London Contemporary Voices with special guests
7:30 pm
Sat 03 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Gigs
Electronic
The pioneering choir puts its spin on popular hits, with Orlando Weeks (the Maccabees)
The pioneering choir puts its spin on popular hits, with Orlando Weeks (the Maccabees)
Lahav Shahani.Conductor-pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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3:00 pm
Sun 04 Nov 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 04 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience two undisputed masterpieces in the hands of one of today’s most exciting young conductors
Experience two undisputed masterpieces in the hands of one of today’s most exciting young...
English Schools' Orchestra Gala Orchestra, young musicians playing
3:00 pm
Sun 04 Nov 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 04 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear young stars of the scene play classical music favourites in a chamber concert
Hear young stars of the scene play classical music favourites in a chamber concert
Poetry Course: Response to Space Shifters
Various times
5 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Various times | 5 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Art
Literature
Find poetic inspiration at our exhibition in this six-week poetry writing course
Find poetic inspiration at our exhibition in this six-week poetry writing course
7:30 pm
Tue 06 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An evening of Nordic music in aid of charity The Passage
An evening of Nordic music in aid of charity The Passage
7:30 pm
Tue 06 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Nov 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the glorious sleaze sounds of this South London DIY duo
Hear the glorious sleaze sounds of this South London DIY duo
8:00 pm
Tue 06 Nov 2018
8:00 pm | Tue 06 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter perform his latest album
Hear the acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter perform his latest album
Borodin Quartet and LPO/Jurowski perform works by Czech composers of the 20th century

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7:30 pm
Wed 07 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 07 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Encounter music to stir body and soul
Encounter music to stir body and soul
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
The Bach Choir joins forces with The Royal British Legion in tribute to the memory of WWI victims
The Bach Choir joins forces with The Royal British Legion in tribute to the memory of WWI victims
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
Various times
8 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
Various times | 8 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
This is a dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public
This is a dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public

Free

Free

Various times
9 Nov 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Various times | 9 Nov 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our enchanting Winter Market
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our enchanting Winter Market
Frank Sinatra at a Capitol Records recording session, 1954
7:30 pm
Fri 09 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 09 Nov 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An evening of music, song and dance celebrating the great Frank Sinatra
An evening of music, song and dance celebrating the great Frank Sinatra
Various times
Fri 09 Nov 2018
Various times | Fri 09 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Laugh like a woman with smart, brazen and straight-talking US comic Iliza
Laugh like a woman with smart, brazen and straight-talking US comic Iliza
Various times
10 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Various times | 10 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour

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7:30 pm
Sat 10 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 10 Nov 2018
Classical music
Choral
One hundred years after WW1’s guns fell silent, hear four composers’ surveys of a world in turmoil
One hundred years after WW1’s guns fell silent, hear four composers’ surveys of a world in...