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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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Take a look at the new trailer for this family favourite
Introducing the brilliant YA writers and authors appearing at Southbank Centre
Author Jeffrey Boayke looks at the musical genre's impact on male identity.
Cardboard Citizens’ Beyoncé Meikle introduces their interactive theatre piece
Listen to Malorie Blackman discuss her latest novel Crossfire
Put your money away and make the most of the South Bank
Find out why the classical composer loves to hear his music covered and remixed
Richard Ayoade reflects on his award-winning films and comedy in conversation with Adam Buxton
The psychotherapist and author discusses her latest book in this interview
How did the Weimar era pave the way for the rise of Nazism? Find out more in this Philharmonia Orchestra video
Akala, Femi Kuti, Denise Lewis and more help us celebrate everything Africa
The composer and orchestrator talks about bringing his father’s work to life
Get a flavour of the new season with this Spotify playlist
Take a look at the six books in the running for this year’s prestigious award
Whatever your era, see in the new year with us
What was it like to be a student at the Bauhaus? Find out more in this Philharmonia Orchestra video
Go deeper into the exhibition, How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s
Enjoy some of the distinctive documentary maker’s most memorable moments
Be the first to hear the next big thing
The Austrian percussionist and composer shares a special Spotify playlist of his favourite artists
Annette Isserlis and Kati Debretzeni explain the history behind the orchestra’s name in this video
Nicholas Hlobo introduces his work and discusses his use of materials in this short video
Get a recap of the author’s award-winning series
Tarini Malik and John Fleetwood discuss Thabiso Sekgala’s photographic legacy
The Icelandic composer shares some of his favourite artists in this Spotify playlist
Relive the festival through the lens of photographers and gig goers
We speak to the Syrian-American singer ahead of her Southbank Centre gig
What’s it like to be a DIY queer feminist punk band in 2019?
Nile Rodgers talks about his Meltdown festival in this exclusive video
The poet on the importance of Picasso’s work and the challenge of responding to it
The legendary singer and guitarist talks Chic, Nile Rodgers and Royal Festival Hall
Join us for popular performances and free activities across the weekend
Watch Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson talk about performing at the festival
Watch the American musician and producer in this video
Take a look at some of the best social media moments from Meltdown so far
The pair discuss their portrait of Al-Kadhi’s drag persona in this short video
Watch a short video interview with the artist and hear a playlist of his work
Two artists from Kiss My Genders discuss figuration, abstraction, family and identity in this joint interview
A look at the remarkable journey of South African singer Nakhane
Get to know more about the two writers and former nurses
Ann Liebeck on how Havana and cabaret thrived on the eve of the Cuban revolution
Listen to the evolution of music from rhythm and blues to hip hop
Experience the film classic like never before with a live performance of Elmer Bernstein’s memorable score
The artist introduces his HENI Project Space exhibition in this short video 
We get to know the Queen of Brazilian pop
See who’s joining us at this year’s festival and Poetry International
Take the chance to hear from authors, writers and publishers in a series of intimate short talks
Watch the trailer for ZooNation’s summer 2019 Southbank Centre show
Poet Richard Price and The National Poetry Library’s Chris McCabe on responding to Picasso’s Guernica
The artists behind Stranger Things remarkable score, look ahead to their Meltdown gig in this interview
Hear from Jean-Paul Gaultier ahead of his Fashion Freak Show
Join us for some open-air classic cinema favourites at Southbank Centre this summer
Watch this video introduction to the exhibition, featuring Guest Curator Vincent Honoré and Assistant Curator Tarini Malik
Introducing an award-winning author with an increasingly global following
Read a short interview with the choreographer of ZooNation’s Tales of the Turntable
What to see during three days of fantastic free music performances
Find out how the artist creates the intricate sculptures on display in HENI Project Space
It's set to get lively on our Riverside Terrace across July and August
Take a look at the packed line-up coming to Southbank Centre later this year

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