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7:00 pm
18 Oct 2017
7:00 pm | 18 Oct 2017
Classical music
Opera
The OAE performs Handel’s steamy, shocking opera Semele
The OAE performs Handel’s steamy, shocking opera Semele
7:30 pm
18 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 18 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
How are writers from the North grappling with a changing world?
How are writers from the North grappling with a changing world?

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Art
Literature
Watch women share poetry translated into their mother's native language
Watch women share poetry translated into their mother's native language

Free

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Art
Get an insight into rapidly changing Sami communities with Anders Sunna's art
Get an insight into rapidly changing Sami communities with Anders Sunna's art

Free

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Art
Artist Carola Grahn transforms thoughts into physical art with her series of reindeer hide canvases
Artist Carola Grahn transforms thoughts into physical art with her series of reindeer hide canvases

Free

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Art
Watch a film centred on our relationship with the natural world set in Norway
Watch a film centred on our relationship with the natural world set in Norway

Free

Credit: Pug Life Management/Lisa Viktoria Tatiana

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Art
Watch rappers from the Americas to Norway and Australia perform in their native languages in this video installation
Watch rappers from the Americas to Norway and Australia perform in their native languages in this...

Free

London Literature Festival

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Get an insight into changing Sami lands in Norway with this series of eleven prints
Get an insight into changing Sami lands in Norway with this series of eleven prints

Free

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Art
Literature
Dive into 50 years of Poetry International with an exhibition of archival material and new work
Dive into 50 years of Poetry International with an exhibition of archival material and new work

Free

Free

Various times
13 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
Various times | 13 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
Art
Literature
Visit our archive for old and new material exploring 50 years of Poetry International
Visit our archive for old and new material exploring 50 years of Poetry International

Free

Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
9 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Various times | 9 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan

Free

6:00 pm
19 Oct 2017
6:00 pm | 19 Oct 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear music alive with unbridled joy in this opening programme
Hear music alive with unbridled joy in this opening programme

Free

7:30 pm
19 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 19 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
The Philharmonia performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical Scheherazade
The Philharmonia performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical Scheherazade

Free

Various times
15 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Various times | 15 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Literature
Poetry
A session of nursery rhymes and stories for under-5s and their carers
A session of nursery rhymes and stories for under-5s and their carers

Free

Free

Various times
6 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Various times | 6 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
Delight your tastebuds with some of the best street food in London
Delight your tastebuds with some of the best street food in London

Free

Free

1:00 pm
20 Oct 2017
1:00 pm | 20 Oct 2017
Gigs
Folk & World
Enjoy free lunchtime music with Sami artist Yana Mangi
Enjoy free lunchtime music with Sami artist Yana Mangi

Free

Free

Various times
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Various times | 20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Performance
Use your hands to create aurora-like shapes over London’s skyline in this immersive Augmented Reality experience
Use your hands to create aurora-like shapes over London’s skyline in this immersive Augmented...

Free

Free

5:30 pm
20 Oct 2017
5:30 pm | 20 Oct 2017
Gigs
Folk & World
Get a taste of Finnish contemporary folk music with this captivating trio
Get a taste of Finnish contemporary folk music with this captivating trio

Free

Philip Pullman, Author. Photographed by Michael Leckie in Oxford 11th January 2017
7:30 pm
20 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 20 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Find out why Philip Pullman has returned to the realm of His Dark Materials in this exclusive event
Find out why Philip Pullman has returned to the realm of His Dark Materials in this exclusive event
Various times
20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Various times | 20 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Get your fill of Nordic lifestyle as chefs whip up feasts for breakfast, lunch and dinner in this three-day cultural bonanza
Get your fill of Nordic lifestyle as chefs whip up feasts for breakfast, lunch and dinner in this...
12:00 pm
21 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
12:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Witness dialogues between British and Nordic authors across two days of talks and readings
Witness dialogues between British and Nordic authors across two days of talks and readings

Free

12:00 pm
21 Oct 2017
12:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Art
Literature
Weave with words in a fun Vikings-inspired workshop
Weave with words in a fun Vikings-inspired workshop

Free

12:00 pm
21 Oct 2017
12:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
What role can words, stories and poetry have in seeing us through uncertain times
What role can words, stories and poetry have in seeing us through uncertain times
12:00 pm
21 Oct 2017
12:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
In a world on the brink, what can words do to bring about change?
In a world on the brink, what can words do to bring about change?
Various times
7 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Various times | 7 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
See Southbank Centre from a whole new perspective in this tour
See Southbank Centre from a whole new perspective in this tour
2:00 pm
21 Oct 2017
2:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Meet three Nordic talents expanding our understanding of the place we call home
Meet three Nordic talents expanding our understanding of the place we call home
2:00 pm
21 Oct 2017
2:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Are Nordic countries really modern day utopias?
Are Nordic countries really modern day utopias?

Free

Various times
21 Oct 2017
Various times | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Performance
Go on an adventure through classic Icelandic sagas with puppets and live action
Go on an adventure through classic Icelandic sagas with puppets and live action

Free

4:00 pm
21 Oct 2017
4:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
How are designers and writers reimagining the spaces most of us call home?
How are designers and writers reimagining the spaces most of us call home?
4:00 pm
21 Oct 2017
4:00 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Meet acclaimed Nordic women writers challenging taboos in their work
Meet acclaimed Nordic women writers challenging taboos in their work
Various times
21 Oct 2017
Various times | 21 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Experience an intimate celebration of stories from strangers in this theatre piece
Experience an intimate celebration of stories from strangers in this theatre piece
Carlos Miguel Prieto.London 10 October 2013.Intermusica
7:30 pm
21 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 21 Oct 2017
Classical music
Choral
The LPO reveals another side to Rossini in this performance of his Stabat Mater
The LPO reveals another side to Rossini in this performance of his Stabat Mater
Various times
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Various times | 21 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Gigs
Folk & World
Travel the extremes of Finnish landscape with stories and music brought to life
Travel the extremes of Finnish landscape with stories and music brought to life
12:00 pm
22 Oct 2017
12:00 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
Don’t miss the magical Gruffalo film sequel with live music by the LPO.
Don’t miss the magical Gruffalo film sequel with live music by the LPO.
Various times
22 Oct 2017
Various times | 22 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
Meet fun characters through music in an interactive OAE workshop
Meet fun characters through music in an interactive OAE workshop
Various times
1 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Various times | 1 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Take a peek in areas usually reserved for artists in this tour
Take a peek in areas usually reserved for artists in this tour
3:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
What can the Nordic region’s hidden histories tell us about the present?
What can the Nordic region’s hidden histories tell us about the present?
3:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear a panel of architects, designers and authors discuss the Nordic approach to living a good life
Hear a panel of architects, designers and authors discuss the Nordic approach to living a good life
3:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Delve deeper into Nordic contemporary literature in this day of talks and readings
Delve deeper into Nordic contemporary literature in this day of talks and readings
18.HI
4:00 pm
22 Oct 2017
4:00 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
See a selection of defining works by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz
See a selection of defining works by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz
5:00 pm
22 Oct 2017
5:00 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join Goldie for a candid conversation on his life and career in the UK rave scene
Join Goldie for a candid conversation on his life and career in the UK rave scene
5:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
5:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Take a plunge into the age-old relationship between Nordics and the sea
Take a plunge into the age-old relationship between Nordics and the sea
5:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
5:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Three leading Nordic writers explore how desire inspires imagination
Three leading Nordic writers explore how desire inspires imagination
7:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
Meet the best writers of Nordic noir from a new generation
Meet the best writers of Nordic noir from a new generation
HIGHER FEES APPLY. Former South African President and ex-ANC leader Nelson Mandela...
7:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
A cast of actors bring Nelson Mandela’s long-awaited memoir to life
A cast of actors bring Nelson Mandela’s long-awaited memoir to life
Jussi Valtonen
7:30 pm
22 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 22 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
How closely do dystopian fictions resemble reality?
How closely do dystopian fictions resemble reality?
THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016
Various times
23 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Various times | 23 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Bring your little one along for a London Literature Festival-themed Pram Jam
Bring your little one along for a London Literature Festival-themed Pram Jam
Dragon Babies - Gamelan for 3-5 year olds, Gamelan Room
Various times
18 Sep 2017 - 16 Jul 2018
Various times | 18 Sep 2017 - 16 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones

Free

Various times
23 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Various times | 23 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Art
Literature
Use recycled materials to create your own time capsule
Use recycled materials to create your own time capsule

Free

THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

3:30 pm
23 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 23 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Join us at the end of the day for family storytelling and poetry
Join us at the end of the day for family storytelling and poetry

Free

Meg Rosoff at the Hay Festival 2017
6:00 pm
23 Oct 2017
6:00 pm | 23 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear from leading writers about current issues facing young people
Hear from leading writers about current issues facing young people
7:30 pm
23 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 23 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear the author reflect on the pleasures and perils of writing as he publishes his latest book
Hear the author reflect on the pleasures and perils of writing as he publishes his latest book
Laura Dockrill - Make your own children's book
1:00 pm
24 Oct 2017
1:00 pm | 24 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Join Laura Dockrill and her mum Jaine Green for a parent and child poetry event
Join Laura Dockrill and her mum Jaine Green for a parent and child poetry event
Various times
26 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2018
Various times | 26 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

3:30 pm
24 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 24 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Take some time on Tuesday for family storytelling and poetry
Take some time on Tuesday for family storytelling and poetry

Free

7:30 pm
24 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 24 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Renowned British-Somali poets on womanhood, nature, migration and seeking refuge
Renowned British-Somali poets on womanhood, nature, migration and seeking refuge
12:00 pm
25 Oct 2017
12:00 pm | 25 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Meet two cool hippos in Sav Akyuz’s storytelling session and drawing workshop
Meet two cool hippos in Sav Akyuz’s storytelling session and drawing workshop
Various times
25 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Various times | 25 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Performance
Theatre
Bring the kids to a puppet show reimagining Icelandic folk tales
Bring the kids to a puppet show reimagining Icelandic folk tales

Free

3:30 pm
25 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 25 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Take some time on for family storytelling and poetry
Take some time on for family storytelling and poetry

Free

7:30 pm
25 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 25 Oct 2017
Classical music
Choral
Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO present music of war and peace in this emotional concert
Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the LPO present music of war and peace in this emotional concert
1:00 pm
26 Oct 2017
1:00 pm | 26 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Watch as Syrian author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan and prize winning children's author Kate Milner draw their stories live
Watch as Syrian author and illustrator Nadine Kaadan and prize winning children's author Kate...

Free

3:30 pm
26 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 26 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Take some time on Thursday for family storytelling and poetry
Take some time on Thursday for family storytelling and poetry

Free

Free

6:00 pm
26 Oct 2017
6:00 pm | 26 Oct 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
RCM students perform chamber music from the time of the Russian Revolution
RCM students perform chamber music from the time of the Russian Revolution

Free

Free

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

Free

Free

7:00 pm
26 Oct 2017
7:00 pm | 26 Oct 2017
Talks & Topics
Discuss the prison system and who’s benefiting from it in our monthly night for young people
Discuss the prison system and who’s benefiting from it in our monthly night for young people

Free

7:00 pm
26 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7:00 pm | 26 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Gigs
Electronic
The Outlook Orchestra present the final performance of their 2017 score
The Outlook Orchestra present the final performance of their 2017 score
7:30 pm
26 Oct 2017
7:30 pm | 26 Oct 2017
Classical music
Orchestra
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra perform early works by Russian composers
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra perform early works by...
Under embargo until 13:45 7th June...Pictured at Hull City Hall is the presentation of the new Tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate. Shown is Lauren Child, the new laureate and the medal she has been awarded. Pictures copyright Darren Casey / DCimaging
1:00 pm
27 Oct 2017
1:00 pm | 27 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
UK Children’s Laureate Lauren Child brings her inspiring stories to children and families
UK Children’s Laureate Lauren Child brings her inspiring stories to children and families

Free

1:00 pm
27 Oct 2017
1:00 pm | 27 Oct 2017
Gigs
Folk & World
Spend your lunchtime listening to music as part of London Literature Festival
Spend your lunchtime listening to music as part of London Literature Festival

Free

THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

3:30 pm
27 Oct 2017
3:30 pm | 27 Oct 2017
Literature
Poetry
Take some time on Friday for family storytelling and poetry
Take some time on Friday for family storytelling and poetry

Free

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