Try to visit Skylon when you are at the Southbank, the service is good and you can enjoy a drink in a spotlessly clean glass. It's nice to see a variety of musical entertainment coming to the Southbank; chart music does not reflect the wider spectrum of talent.
The Southbank Centre
Time Out says
Posted: Sat Jan 5 2013
This riverside titan of arts and entertainment has morphed and expanded in the past few years securing its position as one of the most attractive cultural hotspots in London, helped by its accessible location and proximity to the National Theatre and Tate Modern. The Southbank Centre caters for the widest spectrum of people and interests, peddling visual art, music, literature events and performance in its several venues – the Royal Festival Hall, The Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall (including the Purcell Room) and the Saison Poetry Library. Recently it has become a go-to destination for foodies too. Skylon, a swanky British-themed restaurant within RFH, caters for those with a bit of cash, while a range of spanking new chain restaurants (Wagamama, Strada, Ping Pong) jostle for attention alongside the pie-touting Canteen.
What's on at Southbank Centre
Things to do
This ten-day festival is a celebration of South Asia's rich culture, with a line-up featuring music, dance, literature, film and fashion. In 2015 topics covered will include the area's changing cultural landscape and the juxtapositions between classical...
Prints and editions
An exhibition consisting of a series of printed poems responding to remembrance, DNA technology and propaganda. It also includes works commissioned to highlight the 43 million pocket Gospels of St John that were given to servicemen.
House music, Pop and rock, Dixieland and swing, Swing, Clubs, Disco
- Critics' choice
Organised by Vintage Festival curators Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, the Southbank Centre's New Year's Eve Party should offer a stylishly retro way to see in 2015. Pop-up venues inside the Royal Festival Hall include The Torch Club for full '30s and...
Fringe, Drama, Contemporary and experimental
The contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers stages two full-company works. Thomas Hauert's new piece 'Notturnino' is inspired by a documentary about opera singers in a nursing home and Hetain Patel premieres a new work 'Let's Talk...
This September, the 7th annual showcase of artwork by prisoners, offenders, secure patients, and detainees will be displayed at Southbank Centre, in celebration of those often suppressed by society, and the idea that art can enrich anyone’s life, regardless...
Classical and opera
- Critics' choice
Percussionist Currie is joined by pianist Stefanovich to play Harrison Birtwistle’s ‘The Axe Manual’ for piano and percussion, then tricky solo percussive Etudes from Olivier Messiaen and György Ligeti.
Solo shows, Big-name talent, Stand-up
- Critics' choice
Following his ace show 'Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation', the pioneer of docu-comedy continues his love affair with the slideshow software as he teams up with a projector screen for Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint). He just...
West End, Drama
- Rating: 5/5
This review is of the show's run at Edinburgh fringe festival 2014. The show makes its London premiere in April 2015. Dates and times TBC Is 2014 the year polyphony broke? You better believe it – at this year’s Fringe, polyphonic experimentalists Song...
Things to do, Kids' activities
The kids are in charge at the Southbank Centre once more this February as their two-week children's festival returns. In 2015, expect a wide range of captivating theatre, dance, music, film and comedy plus readings form some of the Uk's favourite authors,...
Things to do, Installation
It’s been 200 years since rabbits were introduced to Australia from the ships of the First Fleet, and boy did they make themselves at home. Now Australian artist Amanda Parer is getting her revenge by bringing ‘Intrude’ to central London. The five seven-metre...
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The Southbank Centre is fabulous arts hub in London. It stages a wide variety of theatre and musical performances to cater to all tastes. There are always interesting festivals hosted at Southbank. It is the perfect place to windle away a saturday afternoon.
I have not found it possible,on the new website, to get a good listing of classical music. It was very well organized in the magazine, and sketchier in the current website, This is not usable.