Workshops & Activities

Gamelan & Poetry Workshops

Part of Gamelan

Lambeth primary schools are invited to book free gamelan and poetry workshop sessions.

For the first hour, half your class works with one of our expert tutors to sample group music-making on our beautiful gamelan – a percussion orchestra from Java.

Meanwhile, the other half explores The Poetry Library's collection, working with library staff to enjoy the UK's largest collection of contemporary poetry books and recordings. The groups swap over for the second half of the two-hour session.

Dates & times

27 Jun 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
Approximate run time: 120 mins
  • June 2017

    • Tue 27 June 2017
      • 10:30 am
  • July 2017

    • Tue 4 July 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 11 July 2017
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 18 July 2017
      • 10:30 am


Gamelan Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed – book by phone

need to know

These workshops are not available to book online. To book, call Southbank Centre's group booking line on 020 7960 4225 (9.30am – 5.30pm, Mon – Fri) with your preferred date and class details and quote 'Lambeth Schools Gamelan Offer'.
Schools are limited to one workshop booking per term.

before & after

Feng Sushi delivers award-winning, sustainably sourced Japanese food
Close up of a coffee in Canteen restaurant at the Southbank Centre
Canteen's committed to honest food that's nationally sourced, skilfully made and fairly priced