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...
Dun duh-duh dun dun… The London Concert Orchestra and guests rattle through some classic Bond themes and scores, plus more espionage-themed tunes from 'The Pink Panther' to 'Poirot'.
Things to do
Britain's come a long way since VE Day and this festival will look at changes in society, culture and politics over the last 70 years. Asking whether the values of 1951's Festival of Britain, instigated to encourage a feeling of recovery and progress...
The London Concert Orchestra, plus guest singers and musicians, perform all the Gershwin you can possibly handle.
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 from some of the UK's favourite authors,...
The 12-piece ensemble with links to Leeds and London performs its Afrobeat, dub and soul material.
Jazz and experimental
- Critics' choice
Gary Crosby's young outfit is a training ground for the jazz stars of tomorrow. Prepare to be impressed and envious at their talent.
Things to do
The web turned 25 this year, and my, hasn't it made its mark? This festival is part of a global campaign for a free, open and universal web, and the discussions and activities will reflect its aims. The November weekend (28-30) will teach how to kill...
Average User Rating
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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.