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Free

Various times | 18 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Southbank Centre Market is a food lover’s perfect destination
Various times | 30 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
MasterChef duo Billy and Jack bring their sell-out supper club to Southbank Centre
Various times | 22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Start your day with sunshine and a stretch

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

12:00 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
The writer, poet and activist talks of her life in the 80s and 90s UK indie-punk music scene
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
Various times | 14 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Get a glimpse behind the scenes at our venue in a guided Members’ tour

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 | 19 Sep 2017
Dance
Talks & Topics
Whether you think you can dance or not, you can join our fun afternoon tea dance

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
7:30 pm | 25 Sep 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Simon Johnson, the organist of St Paul’s Cathedral, performs music by Bach and Reubke
7:30 pm | 27 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Jan Vogler and the LPO perform Britten’s Symphony for cello & orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

Free

Various times | 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Art
Classical music
Play this public sculpture and musical instrument by British artist Paul Jefferies

Free

1:00 pm | 28 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear from professionals on working with young people in contemporary music in this seminar

Free

3:00 pm | 28 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Examine current issues in contemporary music and composing from a Nordic and UK perspective

Free

Various times | 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Art
Classical music
Take the best seat in the house for this Philharmonia Orchestra virtual reality experience

Free

Various times | 28 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Art
Gigs
Relax into a world of lights and sound in our Northern Lights Lounge

Free

6:00 pm | 28 Sep 2017
Classical music
Opera
Hear two of the greatest living Icelandic composers in conversation with Gillian Moore

Free

6:45 pm | 28 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Kick off Nordic Music Days with music, joik singing and more
7:30 pm | 28 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Sibelius

Free

9:45 pm | 28 Sep 2017
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Get a unique perspective on traditional Finnish music with these two performers

Free

Various times | 29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Come and listen to works in progress, as part of Nordic Music Days

Free

1:00 pm | 29 Sep 2017
Classical music
Choral
Hear one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles for new music, Exaudi, perform joiks, at Friday Lunch

Free

29 Sep 2017
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear new pieces local schools have created as part of their Music Maze workshop day

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