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Various times | 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Art
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
7:30 pm | 17 Aug 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Acclaimed author and photographer Teju Cole explores connections between the visual world and written word
Various times | 30 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
MasterChef duo Billy and Jack bring their sell-out supper club to Southbank Centre

Free

Various times | 18 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Southbank Centre Market is a food lover’s perfect destination
Various times | 18 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Dance
Performance
A spectacle of dance, music and film by Iceland Dance Company in collaboration with artists Ragnar Kjartansson and Matthew Barney.
Various times | 22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Start your day with sunshine and a stretch
Various times | 19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Tuck into a Swedish summer feast for all the senses

Free

Various times | 19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Learn Swedish songs, make a crayfish bib and listen to live music
Various times | 6 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Discover the architectural innovations of Europe’s largest art centre

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Art
CANCELLED EVENT: Look on as street artists give the Southbank Centre site a makeover

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Bounce onto our free pop-up basketball court
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Free

1:45 pm | 26 Aug 2017
Dance
Contemporary Dance
Reimagine movement with a hip-hop dance and parkour workshop

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017
Dance
Contemporary Dance
Witness a performance inspired by hip-hop and parkour

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017
Dance
Performance
Check out freestyle dancers, beatboxers and musicians

Free

5:00 pm | 26 Aug 2017
Gigs
Urban
Journey through the history of hip-hop, from 1970s funk and 1980s rap to 2010 trap

Free

12:00 pm | 27 Aug 2017
Gigs
Urban
Two of London’s top clubs team up for a genre-hopping DJ set for our city

Free

1:00 pm | 27 Aug 2017
Dance
Gigs
Enjoy funk, soul and classic hip-hop in the summer sunshine
Various times | 30 Jul 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area

Free

Various times | 28 Aug 2017
Dance
Performance
Join us on the terrace for social dancing, DJs and performance
7:30 pm | 28 Aug 2017
Performance
Enjoy dance and music talent created by the young, for the young
Various times | 25 Apr 2017 - 26 Sep 2017
Literature
Get in touch with your creativity in poet Rachel Long’s workshops for women of colour

Free

Various times | 31 Aug 2017 - 25 Jan 2018
Save the last Thursday of the month for our music night

Free

1:00 pm | 1 Sep 2017
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Spend your lunchtime with this bassist and vocalist

Free

5:30 pm | 1 Sep 2017
Gigs
Folk & World
Kick off your evening with Austrumkalns, the UK-born Latvian four-piece playing folk music.
Various times | 2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
See Southbank Centre from a whole new perspective in this tour
Various times | 2 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
America’s best-selling comedic author, David Sedaris, returns to London
Various times | 3 Sep 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an eggbox?
5 Sep 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
Art
Performance
7:30 pm | 5 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
Globally renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle speaks at Royal Festival Hall
Gamelan & Dance Workshops 2008

Free

Various times | 6 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Experienced gamelan players are invited to a course with master musician Bapak Sunarti

Free

8:00 pm | 6 Sep 2017
Literature
Poetry
An evening of emerging poetry inspired by the River Thames
7:45 pm | 7 Sep 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
One of the world’s greatest writers shares the secrets behind his most beloved character

Free

1:00 pm | 8 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Spend lunchtime with this award-winning composer

Free

6:00 pm | 8 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Start your evening off with music from this London-based singer-songwriter and pianist
7:30 pm | 8 Sep 2017
Gigs
Electronic
Get swept away with minimalist electronic soundscapes as Kiasmos and Dawn of Midi perform live

Free

10:30 pm | 8 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Gigs
Electronic
Sink into synth sounds with this London-based producer
AIG & g4g design hackathon image

Free

9:00 am | 9 Sep 2017
60 girls meet up for a hands-on design hackathon with STEM and design professionals
Various times | 9 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
5:30 pm | 9 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear the Ukrainian composer and pianist perform his pioneering Continuous Piano Music

Free

6:30 pm | 9 Sep 2017
Gigs
Electronic
Watch an innovative take on playing the vibraphone with this Japanese producer
8:00 pm | 9 Sep 2017
Gigs
Electronic
Expose your ears to genre-defying music from two Erased Tapes acts
7:30 pm | 11 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Welcome to the essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to Indian classical music
7:30 pm | 11 Sep 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Various times | 13 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear this Irish folk singer songwriter icon perform songs both old and new.

Free

8:00 pm | 13 Sep 2017
Gigs
Electronic
Innovative theatre exploring the myth, magic and reality of the modern city

Free

Various times | 15 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Literature
Poetry
A session of nursery rhymes and stories for under-5s and their carers
7:30 pm | 15 Sep 2017
Literature
The Nobel Prize winner reads from and discusses his latest novel
7:15 pm | 16 Sep 2017
Classical music
See legendary classical and Bollywood singer, Shankar Mahadevan present a musical celebration of Lord Krishna
6:30 pm | 17 Sep 2017
Classical music
Lose yourself in mesmerising poetic form with rhyming couplets by India’s king of ghazal, Hariharen
Various times | 18 Sep 2017 - 16 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Various times | 19 Sep 2017 - 17 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops

Free

2:00 pm | 20 Sep 2017
Art
Gigs
Celebrate the opening of Inside at this exhibition launch
6:00 pm | 20 Sep 2017
Literature
Poetry
Seek out centuries of poetry hidden in this area of London
8:00 pm | 20 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Be the first to hear the acclaimed pianist’s new album live

Free

Various times | 21 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Help us plan the eighth WOW London
7:00 pm | 21 Sep 2017
Literature
Poetry
See the nation’s most coveted poetry prizes awarded live on stage

Free

1:00 pm | 22 Sep 2017
See self-taught multi instrumentalist Chisara Agor this lunchtime

Free

5:30 pm | 22 Sep 2017
Gigs
Folk & World
Discover the haunting sounds of this Faroese-Canadian singer
11:30 am | 23 Sep 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Join talks and debates on religion, spirituality, belief and the world
11:30 am | 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
Hear from religious leaders, writers and philosopher on where we should look for moral guidance
12:00 pm | 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Come and explore ensemble music-making for ages 11-18
1:00 pm | 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear this debate on the moral, spiritual and legal issues of abortion
1:00 pm | 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear the differing voices on the key issue of same-sex marriage rights in this debate
2:30 pm | 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
Discover how science enhances our understanding of whether human beings are innately good
2:30 pm | 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
Discuss the differences and similarities within religions
4:00 pm | 23 Sep 2017
Talks & Topics
Religion & Beliefs
Are we ready to move past the ideas of good and evil?
7:00 pm | 23 Sep 2017
Classical music
Choral
Sir Willard White, Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform Enescu’s powerful opera Oedipe
3:30 pm | 24 Sep 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
Explore birdsong and man’s relationship with the natural world, in this Aurora Orchestra concert
7:30 pm | 24 Sep 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Delve into the fashion designer and activist’s love of literature in her keynote talk
7:00 pm | 25 Sep 2017
Classical music
Choral
Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven? The OAE explores Judas and Christ’s last days

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