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Gamelan & Poetry Workshops - Lambeth Primary Offer - 2018/2019

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 National 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.

In 1987, Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan. This was a remarkable gift from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of the UK as a gesture of friendship.

As is the case with many important gamelan ensembles, ours was named ‘Kyai Lebdha Jiwa' or 'The Venerable Spirit of Perfection'.

Dates & times

18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
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  • September 2018

    • Tue 18 September 2018
      • 10:30 am
  • October 2018

    • Tue 2 October 2018
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 9 October 2018
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 30 October 2018
      • 10:30 am
  • November 2018

    • Tue 6 November 2018
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 13 November 2018
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 20 November 2018
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 27 November 2018
      • 10:30 am
  • December 2018

    • Tue 4 December 2018
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 11 December 2018
      • 10:30 am
  • January 2019

    • Tue 22 January 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 29 January 2019
      • 10:30 am
  • February 2019

    • Tue 5 February 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 12 February 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 26 February 2019
      • 10:30 am
  • March 2019

    • Tue 5 March 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 12 March 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 19 March 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 26 March 2019
      • 10:30 am
  • May 2019

    • Tue 7 May 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 14 May 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 21 May 2019
      • 10:30 am
  • June 2019

    • Tue 4 June 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 11 June 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 18 June 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 25 June 2019
      • 10:30 am
  • July 2019

    • Tue 2 July 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 9 July 2019
      • 10:30 am
    • Tue 16 July 2019
      • 10:30 am

where

Royal Festival Hall
Gamelan Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

Free, but ticketed

need to know

Age recommendation
Primary school students, Years 3 – 6.

Dates & times
Tuesdays in term time, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Ticketing
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.