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    Plot 17: A Hip-Hop Garden Block Party

    Sun 9 Jul, 1pm
    Riverside Terrace, Level 2
    Family & young people
    Two Black men wearing green shirts smiling and pointing at each other, next to sign which reads '3 Principles: Work Together, Make a Garden, Make Music to Play Together'
    Credit: Mickey Lee

    Get greening at Plot 17, a mobile block party that travels the world raising awareness and spreading the message of ‘making things green’.

    Alongside spoken word, lyrics and DJ sets, this party boasts a soundtrack that’s sure to help the seeds grow, and guaranteed to make you want to plant a tree.

    Plot 17 is an interactive performance created by Apples and Snakes. Between performances, keep the party going with DJ sets from The SheJay.

    Apples and Snakes is the leading organisation for performance poetry in England, with a national reputation for producing exciting and innovative participation and performance work in spoken word, working in partnership with creative individuals and organisations across the country to raise the profile and push the boundaries of spoken word. They offer professional development for artists and performance opportunities, with a particular focus on nurturing talent and championing marginalised and disenfranchised voices.

    The SheJay has more than two decades under her belt in the music industry, including a spell as an emcee for Sidewinder. She is a whirlwind of skill and experience, DJing across all genres, radio presenting, podcasting, event promotion and music production. She currently holds a DJ residency with Boxpark Shoreditch and F45 Gym, is an official DJ for the ComedyMania UK brand and has played alongside DJs including DJ EZ, DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Jazzy Jeff. The SheJay has travelled the world showcasing her talents and love of music.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    For ages 5+

    The performances in this event are British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

    A rest space is available during this performance. Please ask a Visitor Assistant to use it.

    1pm – 1.45pm: Plot 17 performance
    1.45pm – 3.15pm: Party with The SheJay (DJ)
    3.15pm – 4pm: Plot 17 performance
    4pm – 5.30pm: Party with The SheJay (DJ)

    Dates & times

    Sun 9 Jul, 1pm
    Approximate run time: 4 hours 30 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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    Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall for ticket holders and those attending Riverside Terrace events. 


    The Royal Festival Hall cloakroom is in the Green Side Foyer, Level 4. It’s £1 per item, card only. The cloakroom opens about an hour before ticketed events, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It can be accessed via Lifts 2 & 3, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall. The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. 

    Any sized item can be left in our cloakroom, including fold-away bicycles. We don’t accept non-folding bicycles. Items must be collected on the same day they are stored. From time to time, the cloakroom may not be available. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the auditorium of the Royal Festival Hall or the Queen Elizabeth Hall, or into the Hayward Gallery, so please leave large bags at home.

    Items are left in our cloakrooms at the owner’s risk, and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, from any cause, to these items.

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    For level access to the Royal Festival Hall, please use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road, to Level 2, and enter via Riverside Terrace. All floors are accessible from the main foyer.

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    More about Access & facilities


    Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

    There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are free to use. You must display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

    Blue Badge parking at National Theatre

    Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can be found at the National Theatre car park (330 metres). If you are visiting the Hayward Gallery, just take your badge and car park ticket to the Ticket Desk in the gallery foyer for validation before you leave.

    Please note: on Sunday when the National Theatre building is closed there is no step-free access from the car park.

    Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

    Blue Badge parking at APCOA Cornwall Road

    Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank Car Park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

    A drop-off point at the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

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