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If you are looking for things to do, Southbank Centre has a great mix of events covering classical music, gigs, art, literature, performance and dance plus a year-round programme of unique festivals. Use the filter options below to quickly find out what's on.

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19 May - 29 May
Global Culture & Ethnicity

Alchemy returns to Southbank Centre, showcasing the dynamic creativity and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK. Over eleven days,...

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9 Jun - 18 Jun

M.I.A. curates the 24th Meltdown. Sri Lankan-born and London-bred, she is recognised worldwide as a rapper, producer, director, visual artist and...

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Tray of Food

Free

12:00 pm, 18 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Explore Alchemy with a belly full of spice as street food pioneers KERB return
Art
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Talks & Topics
5:30 pm, 25 May 2017
Hear from an Alchemy artist at this event for young creatives

Free

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
6:00 pm, 25 May 2017
Beethoven's charming Op. 20 Septet is scored for clarinet, horn, bassoon and strings
Trapezium image

Free

Art
6:30 pm, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Play a narrative game that introduces the everyday lives of people living in Kashmir

Free

Art
6:30 pm, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Play the Walk of Life board game, based on the ancient Indian game Ganjifa
Art
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 25 May 2017
Herbert Blomstedt returns to the Philharmonia to conduct Beethoven's rhythmic Seventh Symphony
Performance
7:45 pm, 25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Jyoti Dogra’s acclaimed performance piece comes to the UK

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Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
Dance
Performance
10:00 am, 26 May 2017
A day for KS2 primary schools to discover and learn the dynamic dance styles of South Asia
Tent with Installation

Free

Art
10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Delve into a man’s search for meaning and identity within ever-changing India and Pakistan

Free

Art
10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Explore notions of migration and heritage with a project between artists, Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri

Free

Art
10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
The future of migration meets the digital world of gaming in this interactive event
All India Backhod

Free

Art
10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Get ready to laugh with this film from the hugely popular Indian satirical comedy group
Installation with Screens and Sculptures

Free

Art
10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Admire this handmade textile installation created specifically for The Clore Ballroom

Free

Art
10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Gain an insight into life in the UK and across the Indian subcontinent through screenings of short films

Free

10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Stop by to see a short film about this much-cooked and much-loved dish

Free

Art
10:00 am, 18 May 2017 - 18 Jun 2017
Discover the performance world of sitar master Ravi Shankar and his long history with Southbank Centre at this free exhibition
Installation by Faiza Butt

Free

Art
10:00 am, 19 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
See London-based artist Faiza Butt's large-scale light wall installations

Free

Poetry
Literature
10:30 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Join The Poetry Library puppets, for short session of nursery rhymes
Tray of Food

Free

12:00 pm, 18 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Explore Alchemy with a belly full of spice as street food pioneers KERB return

Free

Gigs
1:00 pm, 26 May 2017
Enjoy a special Alchemy edition of our Friday Lunch series
Art
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland

Free

Gigs
Rock & Pop
5:15 pm, 26 May 2017
Kick start your weekend with a performance by a three-tone trio of Caribbean, English and Indian/Pakistani origin

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