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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
Religion & Beliefs

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

Part of Alchemy
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16 Dec - 20 Aug
Art
Literature

Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its...

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30 Apr 2017

1:30 pm, 5 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an eggbox? Find out on this tour
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
3:15 pm, 30 Apr 2017
Witness a live reading of Primo Levi’s powerful account of survival at Auschwitz
Performance
Theatre
7:30 pm, 25 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Explore power in society, as three females perform their own alternative party conference.

1 May 2017

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’
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Classical music
Opera
6:30 pm, 1 May 2017
Learn about Indian classical music and opera in this practical singing course for all abilities
Dance
7:00 pm, 1 May 2017
Learn the art of odissi dancing as part of our six-week Indian dance course
Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 1 May 2017
One of the most popular choral works in the world, Brahms' Requiem is the perfect May Day treat

2 May 2017

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’
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Folk & World
Gigs
10:30 am, 20 Sep 2016 - 18 Jul 2017
Lambeth primary schools are invited to book free gamelan and poetry workshop sessions
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 2 May 2017
Hear the Brandenburg Concertos, six Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction, at this concert

3 May 2017

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’
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
6:00 pm, 27 Apr 2017 - 3 May 2017
Get a glimpse behind the scenes at our venue in a guided Members' tour.
7:00 pm, 3 May 2017
Learn to play the beautiful Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra on this course for beginners
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 3 May 2017
Alexander Gavrylyuk makes his debut in the International Piano Series

Free

Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
8:00 pm, 3 May 2017
In this poetry talk and reading, five Cypriot poets explore the power of words in bridging the divides of Cyprus

4 May 2017

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’
Participants in a hands-on taster session at Southbank Centre's Archive Studio

Free

11:30 am, 4 May 2017
Come and lend a hand in our Archive Studio
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
6:00 pm, 4 May 2017
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 4 May 2017
Hear works by Boulez and Debussy, including Aimard's interpretation of Fantasie
Folk & World
Gigs
8:00 pm, 4 May 2017
Put your gamelan experience to the test with this advanced course

5 May 2017

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’

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