Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Terrry Carrier performs at the Queen Elizabeth Hall © Mark Mawston

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    SE1 8XX

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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Branford Marsalis Quartet

Bebop

  • Critics' choice

Branford Marsalis may be something of a celebrity in the US, but undiluted jazz is the saxophonist's main message, and his band maintains a reputation as one of the tightest, most explosive units on the current jazz scene. This rare UK date is a rare...

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Branford Marsalis Quartet
  1. Fri Nov 14
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £10-£30
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Clouds

West End, Drama, Kids' theatre

A visual show for kids from Spanish company Aracaladanza, inspired by the paintings of Magritte, Bosch and Miro. Ages 4+.

  1. Sat Jul 26 – Wed Jul 30
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £18
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Edge Of Sound: BBC Concert Orchestra/A Hawk And A Hacksaw

Classical and opera, Folk

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Jeremy Barnes, former drummer with Neutral Milk Hotel, and beguiling fiddler Heather Trost comprise engagingly eccentric avant-folk duo A Hawk And A Hacksaw. At this one-off Southbank Centre event they're collaborating with the BBC Concert Orchestra and...

Edge Of Sound: BBC Concert Orchestra/A Hawk And A Hacksaw
  1. Wed May 7
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £12-£22
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MELTDOWN: Grandmaster Flash + Scratch Perverts

Jazz and experimental, Pop and rock, Music festivals, Hip hop

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Hip hop hero Grandmaster Flash is cited by pretty much any and every modern hip hop producer as an influence, which tells you a lot about what he contributed to the genre. His work with the Furious Five (including timeless cut 'The Message'), solo material...

MELTDOWN: Grandmaster Flash + Scratch Perverts
  1. Fri Jun 13
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £17.50-£20
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MELTDOWN: Edwyn Collins And Guests

Indie rock, Pop, Music festivals, Singer-songwriter

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As co-founder of Glaswegian band Orange Juice in the 1980s, Collins practically invented a certain strain of indie-pop, combining tricky chords and funky playing with witty, anti-macho lyrics. In February 2005 he suffered two serious strokes, resulting...

MELTDOWN: Edwyn Collins And Guests
  1. Tue Jun 17
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £20-£25
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MELTDOWN: Enlightenment

Jazz and experimental, Electronica, Music festivals

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Join Paul Bradshaw, creator of the ’80s and ’90s house music magazine 'Straight No Chaser', as he hosts a celebration and 're-envisioning' of John Coltrane's hyper-influential 1965 record 'A Love Supreme' for Meltdown festival.

MELTDOWN: Enlightenment
  1. Sun Jun 22
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £12.50-£20
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MELTDOWN: ESG + 23 Skidoo

New wave and post-punk, Funk

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As well as teen punk brothers Radkey, James Lavelle’s snagged another sibling band for Meltdown. ESG are four sisters from the Bronx who became one of the most influential acts to emerge from NYC’s ’70s post-punk scene. The Scroggins sisters’ stripped-down...

MELTDOWN: ESG + 23 Skidoo
  1. Sat Jun 21
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £tbc
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MELTDOWN: Keaton Henson

Music festivals, Singer-songwriter, Acoustic

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Everyone from Adele to Bob Dylan has suffered from stage fright, but one of Time Out’s favourite singers has taken this anxiety to another level. The Londoner has only played about four gigs in the last three years, mostly in museums, so it’s doubly impressive...

MELTDOWN: Keaton Henson
  1. Mon Jun 16
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £12.50-£17.50
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MELTDOWN: Mark Lanegan

Alternative rock, Music festivals, Grunge

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The troubled, tattooed, chain-smoking and once drug-ravaged wildman of alt rock plays a show at James Lavelle's Meltdown. Known for his work with Screaming Trees, Queens Of The Stone Age and The Gutter Twins, Lanegan is over here solo to play from his...

MELTDOWN: Mark Lanegan
  1. Sat Jun 14
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £17.50-£22.50
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MELTDOWN: Neneh Cherry

Electronica, Pop, Music festivals

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After working with Four Tet and noise duo Rocketnumbernine on her new LP ‘Blank Project’, ever-creative idol Neneh Cherry has found another genre-defying sound which she’ll be showcasing at Meltdown. We say: adopt a buffalo stance and prepare to get Cherry...

MELTDOWN: Neneh Cherry
  1. Wed Jun 18
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £12.50-£17.50
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A Room for London

Things to do, Design, Installation, Architecture

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Perched on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with a commanding view of the river, this wonderfully whimsical temporary hotel room was designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner in response to a competition organised by...

A Room for London
  1. Thu Apr 24 – Wed Dec 31
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £300 (max 2 occupants)
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The Great War

West End, Drama

Dutch company Hotel Modern try to make the experiences of soldiers in the trenches tangible though this piece which makes the audience witness to the western front. Part of LIFT's After the War programme.

  1. Tue Jun 24 – Thu Jun 26
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £22.50
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Turin Brakes

Folk, Singer-songwriter, Acoustic

Childhood pals Ollie Knights and Gayle Parijanian, onece pioneers of the so-called New Acoustic Movement, get together for another night of impassioned folk revival. They'll be playing songs from their sixth album, which doesn't have a name yet but shouldn't...

Turin Brakes
  1. Sat May 10
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £15-£25
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ZooNation: Groove On Down the Road

Dance, West End

  • Rating: 4/5

After the success of ‘Into the Hoods’ and ‘Some Like it Hip Hop’, Kate Prince’s groundbreaking hip hop dance theatre company ZooNation delivers another extraordinary show with ‘Groove on Down the Road’. The performance is based on the 1939 film 'The Wizard...

ZooNation: Groove On Down the Road
  1. Tue Aug 5 – Tue Aug 26
  2. Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank, SE1 8XX
  3. £20-£25. Runs 1hr 15mins
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Kate Rushton

The Hall has a really nice open cafe set around a stage with live music. Not sure when the music is playing, but it was funky jazz music last Friday afternoon.