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    Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd
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Alchemy

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Alchemy festival, South Bank Centre's ten-day celebration of South Asian culture, turns five in 2014 – and it's laid on an extra-special line-up to mark the occasion. Both free and ticketed events will explore everything from politics to fashion across...

Alchemy
  1. Fri May 16 – Mon May 26
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
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Alchemy Festival – Humza Arshad presents Diary of the Badman

Stand-up, Solo shows

YouTube sensation Humza Arshad (he's racked up over 50 million vies, don't you know) performs his solo show as part of the Alchemy Festival.

  1. Sat May 24
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £8
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Alchemy Festival – Immigrant Diaries and Female Stand-Up

Stand-up

As part of the Southbank Centre's Alchemy Festival, Sajeela Kershi hosts this evening of stand-up from Shayama Perera, Shobu Kapoor and Juliet Meyers.

  1. Fri May 16
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £10
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Alchemy Festival – Romesh Ranganathan

Stand-up, Solo shows

Dry, misanthropic stand-up Romesh Ranganathan brings his hit Edinburgh Fringe show – which was nominated for the Foster's Best Newcomer award, don't you know – to the Southbank Centre as part of the Alchemy Festival. Ranganathan's a talent to keep an...

Alchemy Festival – Romesh Ranganathan
  1. Sun May 18
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £10
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Alchemy Festival – Saad Haroon: Factory Life

Stand-up

As part of the Southbank Centre's Alchemy Festival, Pakistani comedian Saad Harron performs his solo show, 'Factory Life'.

  1. Sun May 25
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £10
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Al Murray the Pub Landlord – One Man, One Guvnor

Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent, Character comedy

All hail to the ale! Can you believe Al Murray has now spent 20 years as one of the finest comedy character creations in the country, the Pub Landlord? He's celebrating the milestone with a huge national tour – 'One Man, One Guvnor' – which he's bringing...

Al Murray the Pub Landlord – One Man, One Guvnor
  1. Wed Nov 26 – Sun Nov 30
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £25.50
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Christy Moore

Celtic music, Traditional music, Folk

Named 'Best Male' at Ireland's 2010 Meteor Music Awards, the charismatic Irish singer and songwriter, formerly of Planxty and Moving Hearts, returns to the South Bank.

  1. Until Fri Apr 18
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £25-£37.50, concs £12.50-£18.75
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The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean

West End, Drama, Kids' theatre

Scrapologist Patricia Baker looks after old scrapbooks. She unearths secrets amid a well-hidden story and eventually discovers who is Josephine Bean. A performance for children in half term by Shona Reppe. Ages 7+.

The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean
  1. Wed May 28 – Sun Jun 1
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £14, £7 concs
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Federico Colli

Classical and opera

The pianist performs Mozart's Piano Sonata In G, Beethoven's Piano Sonata In F Minor 'Appassionata' and Schumann's Piano Sonata No 1 In F Sharp Minor.

  1. Tue Apr 22
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £10-£35
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MELTDOWN: Glass Animals + Rosie Lowe

Alternative rock, Music festivals

  • Critics' choice

Hailing from Oxford, this experimental electronic-pop outfit were signed to Wolf Tone, the new label of finger-on-the-pulse producer Paul Epworth (he's helped launch and nurture the careers of Adele, Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine and Plan B,...

MELTDOWN: Glass Animals + Rosie Lowe
  1. Wed Jun 18
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £15
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Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras And Alexander Melnikov

Chamber

The trio performs Haydn's Piano Trio In D, Beethoven's Piano Trio In E Flat and Schumann's Piano Trio No 3 In G Minor.

  1. Fri Apr 25
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £10-£35
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Letters Live

Things to do

Inspired by Simon Garfield’s  ‘To the Letter’ and Shaun Usher’s ‘Letters of Note’, publisher Canongate presents the second evening of live readings aid of literacy charity The Reading Agency. The night promises an impressive line up of readers with Catilin...

  1. Wed Apr 23
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £15-20
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London Sinfonietta: Van Der Aa – Here

Orchestral music

Baldur Bronnimann conducts Van Der Aa's Memo For Violin And Portable Cassette Recorder, Clarinet Concerto and Here Trilogy. With soprano Claron McFadden and clarinettist Mark Van De Wiel.

  1. Wed Apr 30
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £10 & £20
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MELTDOWN: Meltdown Sessions

Music, Things to do, Music festivals

Taking place on three Saturday afternoons throughout Meltdown, the Sessions are a series of talks and Q&A sessions with big music, arts and media names, aimed at helping young people advance in the creative industries. One ticket will get you into any...

MELTDOWN: Meltdown Sessions
  1. Sat Jun 14 – Sat Jun 21
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £12, £4 concs
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MELTDOWN: Radkey

Alternative rock, Punk and hardcore, Music festivals

  • Critics' choice

Teen brothers Dee, Isaiah and Solomon Radke grew up in suburban St Joseph, Missouri. Apparently there wasn’t much to do, so they formed a brilliantly snotty punk trio (imagine Misfits meet Queens Of The Stone Age), hired their dad as manager and started...

MELTDOWN: Radkey
  1. Tue Jun 17
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £15
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MELTDOWN: Sunday Come Down

Music, Things to do, Music festivals

  • Critics' choice
  • Free

This family-friendly, open-air afternoon party at Meltdown offers anyone a chance to tune into the festival's gently weird wavelength. It features a free performance by Jeremy Deller's Acid Brass project, a full brass band playing renditions of classic...

MELTDOWN: Sunday Come Down
  1. Sun Jun 22
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. Free
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MELTDOWN: Urban Archaeology – 21 Years of Mo’Wax

Music, Things to do, Music festivals

  • Free

Meltdown curator James Lavelle delves into the history of his influential Mo’wax record label with a fan-funded exhibition. Check out record sleeves, unseen artwork, photographs, memos and odds and ends from Lavelle and the label's artists throughout...

MELTDOWN: Urban Archaeology – 21 Years of Mo’Wax
  1. Fri Jun 13 – Sun Jun 22
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. Free
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MELTDOWN: Waltz with Bashir

Film, Electronica, Music festivals, Orchestral music

  • Critics' choice

Ari Folman's haunting, harrowing animated documentary about the Lebanon War is screened at Meltdown festival. 'Waltz with Bashir' will be accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Max Richter's acclaimed, minimalist score, which incorporating...

MELTDOWN: Waltz with Bashir
  1. Sun Jun 15
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £20-£25
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National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: Ades, Strauss

Orchestral music

Francois-Xavier Roth conducts Thomas Ades' Asyla and Richard Strauss' Ein Heldenleben.

  1. Sat Apr 19
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £6-£26, under 25s £5
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National Youth Orchestra's Creative Hub Showcase

Orchestral music

  • Free

A performance of new works by composers from the orchestra.

  1. Sat Apr 19
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. free
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Orchestra Of St Paul's: Korngold, Shostakovich And Shakespeare

Orchestral music

Ben Palmer conducts Shostakovich's Suite from the incidental music to Hamlet, plus Korngold's Shakespeare Songs and incidental music to Much Ado About Nothing. With soprano Sarah Gabriel.

  1. Tue Apr 29
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £12-£18
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Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment: Zais

French opera

Jonathan Williams conducts a concert performance of Rameau's opera based on Samuel Richardson's scandalous novel Pamela.

  1. Sun Apr 27
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £9-£38
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Philharmonia Orchestra: Prokofiev

Orchestral music

Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Prokofiev's Scythian Suite and Ivan The Terrible.

  1. Thu May 1
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £9-£48
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Philharmonia Orchestra: Strauss

Opera, Orchestral music

John Wilson conducts a semi-staged performance of Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus.

  1. Sun Apr 27
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. £11-£60
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Philharmonia Orchestra/Samson Tsoy: Beethoven, Schumann, Mussorgsky

Classical and opera

  • Free

Pianist Tsoy (Martin Musical Scholarship) performs Beethoven's Variations On An Original Theme In C Minor and Andante Favori, Schumann's Fantasie In C and Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition.

  1. Mon Apr 28
  2. Southbank Centre Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  3. free
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bigsands

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.

PS

A good place for shows but also to sit and dream away.

Emily

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.

Gwen

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.