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.
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Alongside a piano, clarinet, cello, flute and double bass, this playful soundscape features live pingpong percussion. Each composer has created a piece based on a specific ping pong technique, each with an individual musical style. It’ll be a ball!Quirky events Sunday January 20 2019 Free
Focus & Chaliwaté: Backup
Brrrr! This frosty show creates a tiny Arctic landscape that's under threat from more than just chilly winds. Focus & Chaliwaté use lo-fi techniques and physical theatre to tell the story of a group of filmmakers who discover the threats of climate change...Experimental Monday January 21 2019 - Wednesday January 23 2019
Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo: The Artist
Mime Fest regular Thomas Monckton is a master of manipulating his own body, creating strange and hilarious physical works. His follow-up to his hit 'Only Bones' unfolds in a paint-splattered artists' studio, where attempts to create art result in total...Experimental Thursday January 24 2019 - Sunday January 27 2019
Oily Cart make some of the best shows for young kids around, so it's great to see their hippy hoppy musical for tots making a comeback. This multi-sensory, interactive performance introduces under-fives to the world of hip-hop by telling the story of...Children's Wednesday February 13 2019 - Sunday February 17 2019
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WOW: Women of the World Festival
Pulping up the patriarchy again this year, the Women of the World festival is back for 2019 and does not disappoint. Over two days, there's another killer line-up that champions everything good and great going on in the world of women. Expect a programme...Festivals Friday March 8 2019 - Saturday March 9 2019
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Totally love this area and center and night time is definitely the right time to visit and explore the lights and riverbank area and all the cool activities, bars and events. Here's one of my impression of the area http://travelphotodiscovery.com/discovering-london-at-night-time/
London. My favourite town. I've recently rediscovered the joys of the city, after many years of being blinded by out of town shopping centres. Most weekends, I will journey up by train or tube to meet with my daughter. We shop, chat, eat and walk the length and breadth of Oxford and Regent Street; always ending our day in Carnaby Street or Leicester Square. Many a Sunday, we sit and watch the world go by at the Southbank, stopping to have a bite to eat in one of the many popular eateries. But best of all, is our midweek trips to Theatreland. I've dragged my teenage son to the Donmar, to watch the incredible Corianlanus, the same week I treated my daughter to The Light Princess at the National and then as a family night out we went to see the mesmerizing 'Warhorse'. Next, on the cards, is another Mother and Son day to see 'Blaze' at Peacock Theatre, a Mother and Daughter day to 'Sing-a-long-a Moulin Rouge' and family trip to the wonderful 'Wicked' (we've seen it before!). London has so much to offer and so much to do (even with moaning teenage children).I love it! especially the free events in the summer at The Scope, Southbank and Trafalgar Square.
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 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.
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