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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 this winter as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the...

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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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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
7:00 pm, 20 Feb 2017
Join Sarah Connolly to enjoy Berlioz's dramatic song cycle Les nuits d'été

tomorrow

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.
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
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 21 Feb 2017
The first of two Royal Festival Hall recitals by Maurizio Pollini to celebrate his 75th birthday.

22 Feb 2017

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.
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
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 22 Feb 2017
Patricia Kopatchinskaja unlocks the secrets of Berg's Violin Concerto at this LPO concert

23 Feb 2017

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.

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
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
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 23 Feb 2017
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Philharmonia Orchestra play Beethoven, Strauss and Tansy Davies
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

24 Feb 2017

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making with Nordic Matters at Southbank Centre.

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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