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How To Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance

23 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
For centuries, religious teachings have given guidance to believers on finding a virtuous path through life. But the modern world has thrown up challenges to these age old moral codes which question their relevance today.

In the absence of commandments carved in stone, or dictated direct from the divine, where will we look to for guidance on life’s burning questions? From abortion to gay marriage, we explore the issues which clash with religious teaching, and hear from believers and non-believers on how they find a sense of morality in the modern world.

Our partner orchestra for Belief and Beyond Belief festival is the London Philharmonic Orchestra. They explore these themes alongside other concerts from the Southbank Centre programme.

Concerts to be announced in January 2017.

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23 Sep 2017

Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
11:30 am, 23 Sep 2017
Hear from religious leaders, writers and philosopher on where we should look for moral guidance
Literature
Talks & Topics
11:30 am, 23 Sep 2017
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
1:00 pm, 23 Sep 2017
Hear this debate on the moral, spiritual and legal issues of abortion
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
1:00 pm, 23 Sep 2017
Hear the differing voices on the key issue of same-sex marriage rights in this debate
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
2:30 pm, 23 Sep 2017
Discover how science enhances our understanding of whether human beings are innately good
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
2:30 pm, 23 Sep 2017
Discuss the differences and similarities within religions
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
4:00 pm, 23 Sep 2017
Are we ready to move past the ideas of good and evil?
Classical music
Choral
7:00 pm, 23 Sep 2017
Sir Willard White, Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform Enescu’s powerful opera Oedipe

27 Sep 2017

Classical music
Contemporary Classical
7:30 pm, 27 Sep 2017
Jan Vogler and the LPO perform Britten’s Symphony for cello & orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

30 Sep 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 30 Sep 2017
Hear pianist Richard Goode play Mozart in this LPO concert, also featuring Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony

14 Oct 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 14 Oct 2017
Hear 20th-century music that explores spirituality as part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival

21 Oct 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 21 Oct 2017
The LPO reveals another side to Rossini in this performance of his Stabat Mater

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23 Sep - 24 Sep
Literature
Talks & Topics
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
23 Sep
Classical music
Choral
Sir Willard White, Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform Enescu’s powerful opera Oedipe
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This Saturday come and hear from writers, faith and community leaders, academics and scientists on How To Be Good: Gurus, Gods and Guidance

Day Pass: £15 / £7.50 concessions

 

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This festival is comprised of a series of themes, find out more about them below.