courses & workshops

Discover Music: Ravi Shankar

Part of Schools

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ravi Shankar’s birth in a day of interactive music workshops and performances for primary schools.

The day is made up of engaging, fun musical sessions, introducing pupils to the music and musical elements of Ravi Shankar’s work and beyond.

Pupils have the opportunity to build on skills such as performing, improvising, composing, listening to and understanding music.

Drawing on the art and artists involved in Southbank Centre’s Shankar 100 series, pupils dive deep in a series of artist-led workshops and performances throughout the day.

Southbank Centre’s Discover Music days aim to inspire and support children to pursue their own creative passions through interactive performances and workshops with some of our celebrated musical artists.

Called 'the godfather of world music' by George Harrison, the influential Indian musician Ravi Shankar was revered in his homeland and credited with bringing the sounds of the Indian raga to the West.

He collaborated with artists and composers including Philip Glass, Yehudi Menuhin and John Coltrane, and his own works married musical traditions of East and West.

Dates & times

9 Jun 2020
Approximate run time: 240 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
    • Tue 9 June 2020
      • 10:30 am


Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

need to know

Age recommendation
Open to classes of Key Stage 2 (years 3 – 6) pupils and their teachers only. Please indicate which year group you are bringing when you book.

Each school may bring up to 30 students plus teachers and chaperones:
£2 per student, accompanying teachers and chaperones go free

A limited number of bursary places are available for schools who would otherwise not be able to access our school programme due to financial reasons. We evaluate bursaries three weeks before an event. To apply for a bursary place, please send an email with the relevant details to

Please note, this event is not available to book online. To book or enquire, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555.

Access information
If any of your students have access needs, please discuss this with us when booking.

Related events
This event is part of Shankar 100, our series celebrating the centenary of the birth of the seminal musician.
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