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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

Gigs
Jazz & Blues
5:30 pm, 24 Feb 2017
Get your fill of eclectic music styles in this free Friday Tonic gig by Bristol-based Sefrial
Literature
Gender Politics & Equality
7:30 pm, 24 Feb 2017
American author Tim Murphy discusses his stunning debut novel to mark LGBT History Month
Dance
Contemporary Dance
7:30 pm, 23 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Are we aware of how others perceive us? Dancer and performer Pieter Ampe finds out
Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 24 Feb 2017
A massed choir combines with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the mighty Carmina Burana

tomorrow

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’
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 23 Apr 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland this winter
SCFood Market First Birthday

Free

12:00 pm, 24 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
The perfect destination for food lovers, the market offers a range of street food and fresh produce
Claire Pollard

Free

Literature
Poetry
11:00 am, 25 Feb 2017
Need help with your writing? Get a slice of feedback from Clare Pollard, one of our Poetry Butchers

Free

Poetry
11:00 am, 31 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Discover new perspectives in the poetry of Philip Larkin.
Children Playing in the Jeppe Hein Fountain

Free

Jazz & Blues
5:30 pm, 25 Feb 2017
Join us for a pop-up performance featuring musicians from WOW – Women of the World Orchestra
6:00 pm, 14 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
A unique insight into the history of Southbank and the people who have shaped it
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 25 Feb 2017
The BBC Concert Orchestra explores the representation of death in music for film and theatre

26 Feb 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’
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

Poetry
11:00 am, 31 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Discover new perspectives in the poetry of Philip Larkin.
SCFood Market First Birthday

Free

12:00 pm, 24 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
The perfect destination for food lovers, the market offers a range of street food and fresh produce
2:00 pm, 15 Jan 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
Love it or hate it? The concrete landscape of Europe’s largest arts centre still divides opinion
1:30 pm, 29 Jan 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area.

27 Feb 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’
Classical music
10:30 am, 27 Feb 2017 - 19 Apr 2017
Bring your students along to discover the mighty Royal Festival Hall Organ.
11:00 am, 19 Sep 2016 - 10 Jul 2017
Let your Dragon Babies experience the sounds of the beautiful Gamelan through singing, movement and percussion.
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
7:30 pm, 27 Feb 2017
Marin Alsop makes a welcome return to conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

28 Feb 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 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

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