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Various times
2 Apr 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
Various times | 2 Apr 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
Explore the life and legacy of a global musical icon through the lens of family archives
Explore the life and legacy of a global musical icon through the lens of family archives
scrapbook

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Free

Various times
30 Apr 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
Various times | 30 Apr 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Mark the centenary of the Scottish poet at an exhibition focused on his visual poetry and his life
Mark the centenary of the Scottish poet at an exhibition focused on his visual poetry and his life
Artist Performance in an Interactive Space
Various times
27 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Various times | 27 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Welcome to our interactive art gallery, where each painting is a world waiting to be explored
Welcome to our interactive art gallery, where each painting is a world waiting to be explored
A Vixen's Tale scene for the digital exhibition

Free

Free

Various times
25 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
Various times | 25 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
family & young people
under 5s
Meet The Cunning Little Vixen in an augmented reality experience from Welsh National Opera
Meet The Cunning Little Vixen in an augmented reality experience from Welsh National Opera
Dinosaur, jazz group
7:30 pm
Thu 28 May 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 28 May 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
In a stripped-back, acoustic performance, the British jazz supergroup present their third album
In a stripped-back, acoustic performance, the British jazz supergroup present their third album
Samantha Irby, comedian
7:45 pm
Thu 28 May 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 28 May 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
The US comedian, author and blogger appears in conversation in the UK for the very first time
The US comedian, author and blogger appears in conversation in the UK for the very first time
Last Night of Spring Proms audience and conductor with Union Jack flags
7:30 pm
Fri 29 May 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 29 May 2020
classical music
An evening of popular classics is crowned with a jubilant flag-waving Proms Finale
An evening of popular classics is crowned with a jubilant flag-waving Proms Finale
Peppa Pig and family performing on stage
Various times
14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
Various times | 14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
Art Spiegelman, cartoonist
7:30 pm
Sat 30 May 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 30 May 2020
literature & poetry
accessible events
The artist and illustrator speaks on his iconic graphic novel, the masterful Holocaust narrative Maus
The artist and illustrator speaks on his iconic graphic novel, the masterful Holocaust narrative...
Chris Botti, trumpeter
7:30 pm
Sat 30 May 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 30 May 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
To the New York Times, his playing evokes ‘sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage incandescence'
To the New York Times, his playing evokes ‘sunsets and half-moons and low-wattage...
OAE Tots at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 31 May 2020
Various times | Sun 31 May 2020
classical music
family & young people
Beethoven hid some animals in his Pastoral Symphony: can you find them?
Beethoven hid some animals in his Pastoral Symphony: can you find them?
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 31 May 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 31 May 2020
classical music
Berlioz’s famous symphony finds its momentum with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Berlioz’s famous symphony finds its momentum with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
A pianist and trombonist performing on stage
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Jun 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Jun 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Previously won by Jacqueline du Pré: Royal Overseas League winners compete for first prize
Previously won by Jacqueline du Pré: Royal Overseas League winners compete for first prize
Tayari Jones, writer
7:15 pm
Mon 01 Jun 2020
7:15 pm | Mon 01 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
The author's latest novel is a breathtaking story about the delicate threads that bind a family together
The author's latest novel is a breathtaking story about the delicate threads that bind a family...
David Sedaris, writer
Various times
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
Various times | 10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
literature & poetry
Get to the heart of the human condition at a live show of the bestselling author’s sardonic wit
Get to the heart of the human condition at a live show of the bestselling author’s sardonic wit
Clare Hammond, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 03 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Jun 2020
classical music
An unfairly neglected composer is at the heart of an imaginative selection for piano
An unfairly neglected composer is at the heart of an imaginative selection for piano
 Ferran Adrià, chef
7:45 pm
Wed 03 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 03 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Famous for his pioneering culinary techniques, the chef has been applauded and imitated around the world
Famous for his pioneering culinary techniques, the chef has been applauded and imitated around the...

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 03 Jun 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 03 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Packed with wit, energy and heartache, it's a new anthology of Ethiopian Amharic poetry in English
Packed with wit, energy and heartache, it's a new anthology of Ethiopian Amharic poetry in...
The Bach Choir performing in Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Thu 04 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Jun 2020
classical music
‘Probably the finest independent choir in the world’ (Evening Standard) performs choruses by Verdi
‘Probably the finest independent choir in the world’ (Evening Standard) performs choruses by...
Laura Bates, writer
7:45 pm
Thu 04 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 04 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
The founder of the Everyday Sexism Project discusses her explosive new book
The founder of the Everyday Sexism Project discusses her explosive new book
Pianist on stage

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 05 Jun 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 05 Jun 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
They’ve opened for Herbie Hancock, and now these young jazz musicians invite you to a free Friday gig
They’ve opened for Herbie Hancock, and now these young jazz musicians invite you to a free Friday...
Film still from The English Patient (1996)
7:00 pm
Fri 05 Jun 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 05 Jun 2020
classical music
Anthony Minghella’s romantic blockbuster is accompanied live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Anthony Minghella’s romantic blockbuster is accompanied live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass attendees
1:00 pm
Sat 06 Jun 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 06 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Write your own truth at a workshop with the freethinking poet and host of Out-Spoken Joelle Taylor
Write your own truth at a workshop with the freethinking poet and host of Out-Spoken Joelle Taylor
Jessica Cottis, conductor
7:30 pm
Sat 06 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 06 Jun 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's dark and biting satire is brought to life by Southbank Sinfonia
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's dark and biting satire is brought to life by Southbank Sinfonia
Daniel Elms
8:00 pm
Sun 07 Jun 2020
8:00 pm | Sun 07 Jun 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
All-encompassing soundscapes await at a concert debuting new arrangements from the electronic musicians
All-encompassing soundscapes await at a concert debuting new arrangements from the electronic...
Randy Newman, singer-songwriter
8:00 pm
Sun 07 Jun 2020
8:00 pm | Sun 07 Jun 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The singer and film composer counts the Toy Story theme and a biting satire on Putin among his hits
The singer and film composer counts the Toy Story theme and a biting satire on Putin among his hits
Peter O'Hagan, pianist
7:45 pm
Tue 09 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 09 Jun 2020
classical music
A leading interpreter of contemporary classical plays Stockhausen, Boulez and Messiaen
A leading interpreter of contemporary classical plays Stockhausen, Boulez and Messiaen
The Argonauts
Various times
10 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020
Various times | 10 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
A dark, funny and surprising dance theatre production from Ben Duke reimagines the Greek myth
A dark, funny and surprising dance theatre production from Ben Duke reimagines the Greek myth
Poet performing on stage
7:45 pm
Wed 10 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 10 Jun 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Settle in for an evening of live music and poetry, headlined by Fiona Benson and Wayne Holloway-Smith
Settle in for an evening of live music and poetry, headlined by Fiona Benson and Wayne...
Musician playing the harp

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 11 Jun 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 11 Jun 2020
classical music
classical music
The Philharmonia Orchestra's Instrumental Fellowship Programme supports the talent of tomorrow
The Philharmonia Orchestra's Instrumental Fellowship Programme supports the talent of tomorrow
Mahler: Song of Lamentation

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7:30 pm
Thu 11 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 11 Jun 2020
classical music
An evening of high stakes and drama brings the Philharmonia Orchestra’s season to a close
An evening of high stakes and drama brings the Philharmonia Orchestra’s season to a close
Anthony David
7:30 pm
Mon 22 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 22 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Do mental health problems lie in a person’s biology, their psychology or their circumstances?
Do mental health problems lie in a person’s biology, their psychology or their circumstances?
Jen Brister, writer
7:30 pm
Tue 23 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 23 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Polari strides into summer with fiery new literary commentaries on queer hearts, hopes and heroes
Polari strides into summer with fiery new literary commentaries on queer hearts, hopes and heroes
Natalie Diaz, poet
7:45 pm
Wed 24 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 24 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Bend your ear for poetry inspired by our Hayward Gallery exhibition Reverb: Sound Into Art
Bend your ear for poetry inspired by our Hayward Gallery exhibition Reverb: Sound Into Art
Man Booker 50 headshots
Various times
12 May 2020 - 25 Jun 2020
Various times | 12 May 2020 - 25 Jun 2020
Look at the full breadth of human experiences and realities over 12 months in our book club
Look at the full breadth of human experiences and realities over 12 months in our book club
Brit Bennett, author
7:45 pm
Thu 25 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 25 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
The new novel from bestselling author of The Mothers details the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters
The new novel from bestselling author of The Mothers details the parallel lives of estranged twin...
Philip Dale, trombone

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7:00 pm
Fri 26 Jun 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 26 Jun 2020
classical music
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs works by the bad boys of 19th-century music
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performs works by the bad boys of 19th-century music
Chelsea Opera Group Roberto Devereux
7:30 pm
Sat 27 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Jun 2020
classical music
A 19th-century Italian opera about the Tudors? Catch Donizetti’s drama in concert
A 19th-century Italian opera about the Tudors? Catch Donizetti’s drama in concert
Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra
6:00 pm
Sun 28 Jun 2020
6:00 pm | Sun 28 Jun 2020
classical music
Turbulent Brahms, soulful Sibelius and electrifying Bernstein: join us for a musical panorama
Turbulent Brahms, soulful Sibelius and electrifying Bernstein: join us for a musical panorama
Young girl playing the violin
7:00 pm
Sun 28 Jun 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 28 Jun 2020
classical music
The Royal College of Music Junior Department presents outstanding young soloists and ensembles
The Royal College of Music Junior Department presents outstanding young soloists and ensembles
Percival Everett, writer
7:00 pm
Sun 28 Jun 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 28 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
A master storyteller celebrates the UK publication of his hilarious take on race, class and identity
A master storyteller celebrates the UK publication of his hilarious take on race, class and identity
Julian Jacobson, composer
7:45 pm
Mon 29 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 29 Jun 2020
classical music
Chopin’s Romanticism meets Ligeti’s abstract modernism with pianist Julian Jacobson
Chopin’s Romanticism meets Ligeti’s abstract modernism with pianist Julian Jacobson
Fournier Trio, string trio
7:45 pm
Tue 30 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 30 Jun 2020
classical music
Shostakovich, Smetana and Daniel Kidane piano trios are showcased by the formidable Fournier Trio
Shostakovich, Smetana and Daniel Kidane piano trios are showcased by the formidable Fournier Trio
The Moon Hares illustration
7:00 pm
Wed 01 Jul 2020
7:00 pm | Wed 01 Jul 2020
classical music
family & young people
Be bewitched by a magical family opera from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Be bewitched by a magical family opera from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Rebecca Giggs, wirter
7:15 pm
Wed 01 Jul 2020
7:15 pm | Wed 01 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
What does it mean to write about the natural world in times of crisis?
What does it mean to write about the natural world in times of crisis?
Building of Trinity Laban Carne Trust
7:00 pm
Thu 02 Jul 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 02 Jul 2020
classical music
Hear small wonders as Trinity Laban Chamber Ensembles compete to win a new prize for chamber music
Hear small wonders as Trinity Laban Chamber Ensembles compete to win a new prize for chamber music
Jess Gillam, saxophonist
7:30 pm
Thu 02 Jul 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 02 Jul 2020
classical music
Revel in the sounds of the saxophone with the former BBC Young Musician finalist Jess Gillam
Revel in the sounds of the saxophone with the former BBC Young Musician finalist Jess Gillam
9:00 am
Fri 03 Jul 2020
9:00 am | Fri 03 Jul 2020
talks & debates
Discover how artistic innovation can address national health priorities at a day of discussion
Discover how artistic innovation can address national health priorities at a day of discussion
Yulia Chaplina, pianist
7:45 pm
Sat 04 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Sat 04 Jul 2020
classical music
In homage to the arts innovator, pianist Yulia Chaplina and cellist Riccardo Pes perform his preferred composers
In homage to the arts innovator, pianist Yulia Chaplina and cellist Riccardo Pes perform his...
RCMJD Chamber and Symphony Orchestras
7:00 pm
Sun 05 Jul 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 05 Jul 2020
classical music
Two astonishing young orchestras trumpet the talent of the Royal College of Music Junior Department
Two astonishing young orchestras trumpet the talent of the Royal College of Music Junior Department
English Arts Chorale
7:30 pm
Tue 07 Jul 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 07 Jul 2020
classical music
Travel back to the 1870s as the English Arts Chorale presents two works premiered within a year
Travel back to the 1870s as the English Arts Chorale presents two works premiered within a year
Daniel Wnukowski, pianist
7:45 pm
Tue 07 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 07 Jul 2020
classical music
Sample Brahms’ miniatures, HK Gruber’s dark humour and nostalgic Korngold
Sample Brahms’ miniatures, HK Gruber’s dark humour and nostalgic Korngold
Climate Emergency: How Can I Make a Difference?
7:30 pm
Wed 08 Jul 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 08 Jul 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
Hear from experts on how we as individuals can help humanity to thrive, and not just survive
Hear from experts on how we as individuals can help humanity to thrive, and not just survive
Graphic of a clarinetist and a saxophone
7:45 pm
Wed 08 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 08 Jul 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy showcase their talents
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy showcase their talents
Dara McAnulty, naturalist
7:00 pm
Thu 09 Jul 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 09 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
The activist launches his first book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, in conversation with Robert Macfarlane
The activist launches his first book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, in conversation with Robert...
The Horne Section
8:00 pm
Mon 13 Jul 2020
8:00 pm | Mon 13 Jul 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Be blown away by a show from the five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up
Be blown away by a show from the five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up
6:30 pm
Mon 13 Jul 2020
6:30 pm | Mon 13 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Playful and profound, innovative and humane, poet Edwin Morgan’s work comes alive at our book club
Playful and profound, innovative and humane, poet Edwin Morgan’s work comes alive at our book club
Pandora Sykes, writer
7:30 pm
Tue 14 Jul 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 14 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
What does the right life even look like? And why do so many women feel like they’re getting it wrong?
What does the right life even look like? And why do so many women feel like they’re getting it...
Poet performing on stage
7:45 pm
Thu 16 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 16 Jul 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
Schools workshop at Southbank Centre
Various times
20 Apr 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 20 Apr 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
Take learning beyond the classroom with an interactive workshop here at Southbank Centre this summer
Take learning beyond the classroom with an interactive workshop here at Southbank Centre this summer

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