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If you are looking for things to do, Southbank Centre has a great mix of events covering classical music, gigs, art, literature, performance and dance plus a year-round programme of unique festivals. Use the filter options below to quickly find out what's on.

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16 Dec - 23 Apr
Art
Literature

Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its...

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festival

7 Mar - 12 Mar
Gender Politics & Equality
WOW – Women of the World festival at Southbank Centre champions gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere and...
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Bloomberg
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Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Folk & World
10:30 am, 20 Sep 2016 - 18 Jul 2017
Lambeth primary schools are invited to book free gamelan and poetry workshop sessions

Free

Poetry
11:00 am, 31 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Discover new perspectives in the poetry of Philip Larkin.
2:00 pm, 10 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter
6:00 pm, 14 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
A unique insight into the history of Southbank and the people who have shaped it
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
6:30 pm, 25 Oct 2016 - 14 Mar 2017
Poet Rachel Long curates a space for women of colour to be inspired and grow creatively
Literature
7:30 pm, 28 Feb 2017
Hear world renowned author Elif Shafak discuss her new novel, The Three Daughters of Eve

1 Mar 2017

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
2:00 pm, 10 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Free

Poetry
11:00 am, 31 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Discover new perspectives in the poetry of Philip Larkin.
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter
Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 11 Jan 2017
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the gamelan - a Javanese percussion orchestra
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 1 Mar 2017
Hear heavy metal played on cellos by Finnish quartet Apocalyptica
Artistic textured blue background with diffused white symbols inscribed on top

Free

Literature
Poetry
8:00 pm, 1 Mar 2017
Come and enjoy stimulating examples of British poetry from Oystercatcher Press authors

2 Mar 2017

Children & Young people
10:00 am, 2 Mar 2017
Explore how the arts can be used to challenge students’ perceptions of gender identity and equality

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’

Free

Poetry
11:00 am, 31 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Discover new perspectives in the poetry of Philip Larkin.
2:00 pm, 10 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter

Free

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
6:00 pm, 2 Mar 2017
Celebrate the centenary of Korean composer Isang Yun,who became a leading figure in his German exile
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 2 Mar 2017
Pablo Heras-Casado and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform music by Stravinsky, Ravel and Falla

3 Mar 2017

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’

Free

Poetry
10:30 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Join The Poetry Library puppets, for short session of nursery rhymes

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