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11:00 am
Sun 01 Mar 2020
11:00 am | Sun 01 Mar 2020
classical music
Today’s students pay tribute to the extraordinary life and work of composer Oliver Knussen
Today’s students pay tribute to the extraordinary life and work of composer Oliver Knussen
Steven Isserlis & The Purcell School Chamber Orchestra
1:00 pm
Sun 01 Mar 2020
1:00 pm | Sun 01 Mar 2020
classical music
Students from The Purcell School share their love of Beethoven, Stravinsky and Shostakovich
Students from The Purcell School share their love of Beethoven, Stravinsky and Shostakovich
A person playing the piano
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Mar 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Mar 2020
classical music
Magnificent works for piano are presented in collaboration with the Dresden Music School
Magnificent works for piano are presented in collaboration with the Dresden Music School
The Lost Brothers, band
7:45 pm
Tue 03 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 03 Mar 2020
gigs
folk & world
The folk duo known for their spellbinding vocal harmonies present new album After the Fire After the Rain
The folk duo known for their spellbinding vocal harmonies present new album After the Fire After the...
 Feinstein Ensemble
7:45 pm
Thu 05 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 05 Mar 2020
classical music
Admire chamber works by two self-made greats of the Baroque, performed by the Feinstein Ensemble
Admire chamber works by two self-made greats of the Baroque, performed by the Feinstein Ensemble
Hannah Pool, writer
12:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Our panel session invites you to explore who really benefits from forgiveness in the face of misogynoir
Our panel session invites you to explore who really benefits from forgiveness in the face of...
 Shahroo Izadi, author
1:45 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
If you're ready to make changes that last, you've come to the right place
If you're ready to make changes that last, you've come to the right place
Audience members at a WOW talk at Southbank Centre
3:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
How do you turn adversity into a force for good? Four women tell their stories
How do you turn adversity into a force for good? Four women tell their stories
Indigenous woman walking in a field

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Free

6:30 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
6:30 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
Celebrate the energy, resilience and wisdom of 2019’s With and For Girls Award winners
Celebrate the energy, resilience and wisdom of 2019’s With and For Girls Award winners
Union Jack Flags
9:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
9:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
What does it mean to be British today? Have identities shifted in the new Brexit Britain?
What does it mean to be British today? Have identities shifted in the new Brexit Britain?
Jessica Hepburn, author
12:00 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Get answers to your fertility questions from Fertility Fest and a panel of experts
Get answers to your fertility questions from Fertility Fest and a panel of experts
People writing at a workshop
1:45 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
1:45 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
talks & debates
accessible events
From everyday injustices to high-profile cases, our panel examines gender inequality in the workplace
From everyday injustices to high-profile cases, our panel examines gender inequality in the...
Flo Perry
3:30 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
3:30 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
A guide to loving your body and having a fun, guilt-free sex life without the patriarchal bullsh*t
A guide to loving your body and having a fun, guilt-free sex life without the patriarchal bullsh*t
Shazia Mirza, comedian
6:30 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
6:30 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
talks & debates
performance & dance
Strap in for a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival at the comedian’s latest show
Strap in for a hilarious and uplifting joyride into the art of survival at the comedian’s latest...
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim at a Security Council meeting
9:00 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
9:00 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Why should we be looking to feminist solutions to climate change?
Why should we be looking to feminist solutions to climate change?
Drawing on a (Grand) Mother's Experience at WOW
Various times
Sun 08 Mar 2020
Various times | Sun 08 Mar 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Legendary artist Bobby Baker revives her sell-out feminist performance exploring motherhood
Legendary artist Bobby Baker revives her sell-out feminist performance exploring motherhood
James Lisney, pianist
7:45 pm
Mon 09 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 09 Mar 2020
classical music
Chamber masterworks by Beethoven and Messiaen carry a momentous emotional weight
Chamber masterworks by Beethoven and Messiaen carry a momentous emotional weight
Matt Forde, comedian
Various times
6 Oct 2019 - 22 May 2020
Various times | 6 Oct 2019 - 22 May 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Broken pledges. Fake deadlines. And that’s just Britain’s leading political comedian
Broken pledges. Fake deadlines. And that’s just Britain’s leading political comedian
AA Williams, musician
7:45 pm
Thu 12 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 12 Mar 2020
gigs
electronic
An unearthly voice soars over delicate chords at a performance from the dark-folk singer-songwriter
An unearthly voice soars over delicate chords at a performance from the dark-folk singer-songwriter
A girl behind a phone screen
Various times
13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Various times | 13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Face up to a modern-day tragedy in a documentary opera about the death of two Russian teenagers
Face up to a modern-day tragedy in a documentary opera about the death of two Russian teenagers
Carducci String Quartet
7:45 pm
Sun 15 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
Piano quintets from Schumann and Shostakovich each possess their own exquisite power
Piano quintets from Schumann and Shostakovich each possess their own exquisite power
HSKU 20140818 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsingin musiikkitalolla. Kuva: Benjamin Suomela HS

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
classical music
Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia's Principal Conductor, shares two compositions
Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia's Principal Conductor, shares two compositions
Guppi Bola, writer and activist
8:00 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Find hope at a panel discussion with speakers who are fighting to protect the natural world around us
Find hope at a panel discussion with speakers who are fighting to protect the natural world around...
Cellist
7:30 pm
Fri 20 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 20 Mar 2020
classical music
Marvel at the exceptional talent of these instrumentalists and singers at the start of their careers
Marvel at the exceptional talent of these instrumentalists and singers at the start of their careers
Daedelus, record producer
7:45 pm
Sat 21 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Sat 21 Mar 2020
gigs
folk & world
The LA-based sonic explorer and experimenter debuts his new live audiovisual show in London
The LA-based sonic explorer and experimenter debuts his new live audiovisual show in London
7:45 pm
Sun 22 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Sun 22 Mar 2020
classical music
Hear the latest ensemble of piano with strings to win the Parkhouse Award
Hear the latest ensemble of piano with strings to win the Parkhouse Award
Out-Spoken host poet Joelle Taylor
7:45 pm
Thu 26 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 26 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay headlines an evening of great spoken word and music
Scotland’s national poet Jackie Kay headlines an evening of great spoken word and music
The Percussion Collective
7:45 pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Sat 28 Mar 2020
classical music
Set off on an ocean voyage at a performance of Garth Neustadter’s Seaborne
Set off on an ocean voyage at a performance of Garth Neustadter’s Seaborne
Gigi Masin, musician
7:45 pm
Sun 29 Mar 2020
7:45 pm | Sun 29 Mar 2020
gigs
folk & world
New album Calypso is music of the gods, goddesses and heroes, capturing the beauty of an epic saga
New album Calypso is music of the gods, goddesses and heroes, capturing the beauty of an epic saga
Johny Pitts, writer
7:00 pm
Mon 30 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 30 Mar 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
All aboard for an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of unseen Europe, using music, words, images and film
All aboard for an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of unseen Europe, using music, words, images and...
Amir Shah with a purple background
Various times
Tue 31 Mar 2020
Various times | Tue 31 Mar 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
A funnier-than-it-sounds stand-up show about the necessity, utility and absence of certainty
A funnier-than-it-sounds stand-up show about the necessity, utility and absence of certainty
Thu Lee, classical guitarist
7:45 pm
Wed 01 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 01 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Bridge continents with the classical guitarist who marries technical brilliance with rich emotion
Bridge continents with the classical guitarist who marries technical brilliance with rich emotion
Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy and Jamie Safir
7:45 pm
Fri 03 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 03 Apr 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
Listen out for three leading solo artists collaborating to share the best of popular songwriting
Listen out for three leading solo artists collaborating to share the best of popular songwriting
Performer and kids on stage
Various times
4 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020
Various times | 4 Apr 2020 - 5 Apr 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The best stand-ups around do their thing for a family audience – without the rude bits!
The best stand-ups around do their thing for a family audience – without the rude bits!
7:15 pm
Mon 06 Apr 2020
7:15 pm | Mon 06 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Climate and mental health specialists discuss how to deal with anxiety while staying informed
Climate and mental health specialists discuss how to deal with anxiety while staying informed
Big Up production shot
Various times
15 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
Various times | 15 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
What happens when a beatboxer, a singer and a puppeteer arrive on stage but nothing is ready?
What happens when a beatboxer, a singer and a puppeteer arrive on stage but nothing is ready?
Dara McAnulty
7:00 pm
Thu 16 Apr 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 16 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
What does the future of the planet look like? Hear from leading young voices on the climate emergency
What does the future of the planet look like? Hear from leading young voices on the climate...
Simon Munnery, comedian
7:45 pm
Fri 17 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 17 Apr 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The comedian reprises his notorious alter ego, bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior
The comedian reprises his notorious alter ego, bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior
Sophie Duker, comedian and writer
8:00 pm
Sat 18 Apr 2020
8:00 pm | Sat 18 Apr 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Buckle up for this sexy, silly, savage night of stand-up from the comedian and podcast host
Buckle up for this sexy, silly, savage night of stand-up from the comedian and podcast host
Tunday Akintan, singer-songwriter
7:45 pm
Mon 20 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 20 Apr 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
Serious grooving is in store at a performance of rare Yoruful music from the Yorubeat pioneer
Serious grooving is in store at a performance of rare Yoruful music from the Yorubeat pioneer
Shakir Khan, sitar player
7:45 pm
Tue 21 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 21 Apr 2020
classical music
Sitar and tabla come together in a performance that infuses Indian classical tradition with new energy
Sitar and tabla come together in a performance that infuses Indian classical tradition with new...
Fernando Otero, pianist
7:45 pm
Sat 25 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Sat 25 Apr 2020
classical music
gigs
Drawing on Argentina’s rich musical history, the composer and pianist performs with special guests
Drawing on Argentina’s rich musical history, the composer and pianist performs with special guests
Collocutor, musical group
7:45 pm
Mon 27 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 27 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
Drawing influences from across the globe, this jazz ensemble is led by saxophonist Tamar Osborn
Drawing influences from across the globe, this jazz ensemble is led by saxophonist Tamar Osborn
Poet with Out-Spoken awards
7:45 pm
Thu 30 Apr 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 30 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Make a wish at the eighth birthday party of London’s premier poetry and live music evening
Make a wish at the eighth birthday party of London’s premier poetry and live music evening
Music Instruments on plates
2:00 pm
Sun 03 May 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 03 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Poulenc’s brisk stroll along the Seine is paired with Beethoven’s breezy Septet in a short concert
Poulenc’s brisk stroll along the Seine is paired with Beethoven’s breezy Septet in a short...
3:00 pm
Sun 03 May 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 03 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
An ancient earworm that’s over 500 years old is reworked by Vivaldi in his Trio Sonata No.12, La Follia
An ancient earworm that’s over 500 years old is reworked by Vivaldi in his Trio Sonata No.12, La...
Music Instruments on plates
4:00 pm
Sun 03 May 2020
4:00 pm | Sun 03 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Round off our afternoon of chamber concerts with some bite-sized music from across the Atlantic
Round off our afternoon of chamber concerts with some bite-sized music from across the Atlantic
7:15 pm
Mon 04 May 2020
7:15 pm | Mon 04 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Sinister strings come to the fore in dark musical journeys by Glass, Herrmann and Schubert
Sinister strings come to the fore in dark musical journeys by Glass, Herrmann and Schubert
Warm Digits, musical group
7:45 pm
Sat 09 May 2020
7:45 pm | Sat 09 May 2020
gigs
electronic
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?
Martin Terefe, producer
7:45 pm
Sun 10 May 2020
7:45 pm | Sun 10 May 2020
gigs
electronic
The musician meditates on love and loss; hope, dreams, fear and frustration on his new solo album
The musician meditates on love and loss; hope, dreams, fear and frustration on his new solo album
Graphic of a violin and amplifier
7:45 pm
Fri 15 May 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 15 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
What possibilities arise when different genres collide?
What possibilities arise when different genres collide?
Tamila Salimdjanova, pianist
7:45 pm
Mon 18 May 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 18 May 2020
classical music
Take a whirlwind trip from Baroque to modern in a programme featuring Scarlatti, Chopin and Schubert
Take a whirlwind trip from Baroque to modern in a programme featuring Scarlatti, Chopin and Schubert
James Lisney, pianist
7:45 pm
Tue 19 May 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 19 May 2020
classical music
classical music
One of Britain’s finest interpreters of Viennese repertoire presents late masterworks for piano
One of Britain’s finest interpreters of Viennese repertoire presents late masterworks for piano
Belle Chen, pianist
7:45 pm
Wed 20 May 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 20 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Unbound by tradition, the pianist evokes locations from around the world in an immersive performance
Unbound by tradition, the pianist evokes locations from around the world in an immersive performance
The Dark, performance
Various times
25 May 2020 - 27 May 2020
Various times | 25 May 2020 - 27 May 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
A brave young boy befriends the darkness in a captivating and accessible story for the whole family
A brave young boy befriends the darkness in a captivating and accessible story for the whole family
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
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
Julian Jacobson, composer
7:45 pm
Mon 29 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 29 Jun 2020
classical music
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
Shashank Subramaniam, musician
7:45 pm
Fri 03 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 03 Jul 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The best of three worlds: musicians from India, Germany and Africa create a soul-stirring collaboration
The best of three worlds: musicians from India, Germany and Africa create a soul-stirring...
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...

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