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London Wonderground

The playground for the people returned for a fifth year in 2016. It featured the best in cabaret, circus, comedy, music and kids' shows to delight and amaze, all taking place in a dazzling 1920s-style Spiegeltent. 

Indoor and outdoor bars, delicious bites to eat, a bandstand, fairground rides and sideshows at London Wonderground  topped off this summer sizzler.

Find out what's on now at Southbank Centre

Headlining London Wonderground in 2016 was Cirque Alfonse’s Barbu, following their hit Southbank Centre production of Timber. Daring, daft and sexy as hell, this is cabaret as you’ve never seen it before.

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:00
Contemporary Dance
Find out about the dance craze that has over 100 million people in China hooked
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:54
Contemporary Classical
Listen to our Spotify playlist introducing the works of the 20th century composers
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:17
Spoken word & Live literature
Find out which Nobel Laureates have graced us with their presence
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:44
Urban
Celebrate the city with us this Bank Holiday at our annual Urban festival
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:42
Gender Politics & Equality
Introducing some of the figures who’ll be helping us try to identify what makes a man
Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:00
See all-female hip-hop dance collective Myself UK in action
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:36
Electronic
The eclectic label, feted by music-lovers, celebrates its tenth anniversary
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:03
See highlights from China Changing Festival at Southbank Centre
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:18
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
From puppetry to political discussion, get the most out of October’s festival of contemporary Chinese culture.
Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:48
Listen to the writer reflect on fiction, friendship and capturing a changing world on the page
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:58
Spoken word & Live literature
Read more about the celebrated poet and novelist
Tue, 08/01/2017 - 15:48
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Try real Icelandic food at SCFood Market this summer
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:35
Art
Free, interactive artworks appear at Southbank Centre this summer
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 16:16
Watch an exclusive interview with the Turner Prize-winning sculptor
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:22
Contemporary Dance
Circus
Find out about three stunning performance pieces coming to Royal Festival Hall this August
Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:41
Take a look at how refurbishments in our brutalist venues are progressing
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:00
Introducing some great places to grab a drink or a bite to eat by Southbank Centre
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:38
See our list of traditional and much-loved children's reading from the Nordic countries.
Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:04
The self-proclaimed Masterchef losers preview their Southbank Centre supper club
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:59
What does it mean to be an African man in the diaspora?
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:14
What chance do African nations have of thriving in the new global and political landscape?
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:05
How do feminists in Africa and the diaspora envision the continent’s future?
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:51
Folk & World
Enjoy a look back at some amazing moments from this year's festival.
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:21
How are African nations defining their place in political landscape being shaped by Brexit and Trump
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 09:05
Hear from young Africans who are leading the way in everything from tech to fashion and activism
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:56
Tom Illube, tech entrepreneur on how technology is rapidly reshaping culture and society in Africa
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 00:00
Scandinavia’s leading performance circus bring their latest show Limits, to Southbank Centre.
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:10
Discover a great range of free activities and events for families, this summer
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:25
Discover some amazing African recipes from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:59
Global Culture & Ethnicity
All you need to know about Southbank Centre’s annual festival of contemporary African culture
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 10:20
Discover the stories and the secrets of six stallholders from The African Food & Drink Takeover 2017.
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:30
Physical Theatre & Mime
The celebrated writer and performer discusses the roots of his new work, Prurience
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:56
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Discover the capital’s Black History with historian Tony Warner
Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:55
Contemporary Classical
Take a look back at the highlights of a packed weekend of contemporary classical music
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 16:07
Spoken word & Live literature
Artists & Thinkers
Listen to the iconic fashion designer ahead of her return to Southbank Centre
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:00
Watch our short video trailer for a summer of fun at Southbank Centre
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:59
From free live music to drinks on the terrace and our beautiful rooftop garden
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:25
Award-winning, author Naomi Klein discusses her latest book ‘No is Not Enough in this audio podcast
Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:04
Art
Read the remarkable story of Peter Laszlo Peri’s ‘lost’ sculpture.
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 06:00
Art
Great news for fans of the Swedish pop sensations

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