Strive is our festival where thinkers, dreamers and movers and shakers aged 15-25 can unleash their creativity.Music, dance, poetry, visual arts are all covered in a weekend packed full of performances, practical workshops and empowering careers advice.

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Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:18
Journalist Arwa Haider introduces the hip-hop artists involved in our Beats Without Boundaries event
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:50
A closer look at Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain with the Royal Academy of Music's Head of Composition
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52
Hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, and its political significance, from the composer
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:08
Listen to a specially created Spotify playlist, giving a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
Folk & World
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:59
Yep, change your life. Here's your guide to what promises to be an unforgettable 10 days
Rock & Pop
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:39
Soulwax and grime superstar Giggs are among the newly added acts
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:55
Experience Nordic children’s storytelling our Swedish-inspired Room for Children
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:18
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:34
Belief and Beyond Belief festival panellist Canon Rosie Harper considers the topic of assisted dying
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:20
Hear the two artists discuss different approaches to Reich’s composition

9 May 2017

Audience at teachers evening event


5:00 pm, 9 May 2017
An evening of poetic discovery for teachers

30 Jun 2017

Classical music
10:30 am, 30 Jun 2017
Take part in a day of vocal exploration and learning for primary school KS2 pupils.

3 Jul 2017

Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
10:30 am, 3 Jul 2017
Learn from artists in this new secondary schools event