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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ABBA: Super Troupers
Enter the world of the iconic Swedish foursome in this immersive exhibition charting ABBA's music, lyrics, creative process and influence. Part of the Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters season, the exhibition brings together objects from private archives...Exhibitions Until Sunday April 29 2018
Schools' Infant Singing Concert
Singing leaders Kirsty Keogh and Chris Faulkner conduct over 1800 Key Stage 1 and 2 musicians backed by the LMS Tutor band, performing favourite songs and four original compositions with words written by Lambeth children.Classical and opera Tuesday March 20 2018
Schools' Junior Singing Concert
Over 1800 Key Stage 1 and 2 musicians perform favourite songs and four original compositions, conducted by singing leaders Kirsty Keogh and Chris Faulkner. The show includes a live demonstration of the Royal Festival Hall organ.Classical and opera Tuesday March 20 2018
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andres Orozco-Estrada conducts Stravinsky's Apollon Musagete For String Orchestra and Capriccio For Piano And Orchestra, Weber's Konzertstuck In F Minor For Piano And Orchestra and Symphony No 3, with pianist Peter Donohoe.Classical and opera Wednesday March 21 2018
Philharmonia Orchestra: Workers And The State
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Mosolov's Zavod The Iron Foundry, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 3 and Gliere's Concerto For Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra and The Red Poppy Suite, with pianist Behzod Abduraimov and soprano Ailish Tynan.Classical and opera Thursday March 22 2018
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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.