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In #RefugeeWeek2021, we revisit our 2019 interview with @ValeriaLuiselli about her book Lost Children Archive, inspired by her work with refugees and migrants on the US-Mexico border…
📢 TONIGHT! Join us for a live-streamed panel discussion, uncovering Igshaan Adams distinct approach to materiality Led by writer and cultural theorist Ashraf Jamal, and feat. Dr Ala Alhourani, curator Josh Ginsburg, academic & curator Dr Portia
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“We're excited to share with you all a weekend of moves 'n' grooves to bring you back to the good times, and show you a glimpse of a brighter, funkier future!” @jadehackett2015 & @deejwalde curate our 9th #SCSummerReunion weekend on 20-22 Aug More info:
For #RefugeeWeek2021, our Associate Artists @CounterArts have produced Moving Worlds... A series of films exploring personal experiences of forced displacement, stories of unexpected alliances, unlikely friendships and stories that celebrate difference
Did you catch our latest In The Green Room broadcast? It featured @ShekuKM and @IsataKm in conversation with @ToksDada Watch it on YouTube now, or whenever suits you...
In #RefugeeWeek2021, a look back to 2018 when Mohsin Hamid and @rizwanahmed joined @kieran_yates at the Southbank Centre to reflect on why stories of migration have captivated our imaginations, and why the hope they bring is often necessary in dark times
Our upcoming exhibition and tour of #ArtByPost would not have been possible without our partnership with @NASPTweets...…
ICYMI earlier today... our Art By Post project is set to become an Art by Post exhibition... #ArtByPost…
TOMORROW NIGHT! Ballet returns to the Royal Festival Hall! Join us for Solstice by the @ENBallet from 16-26 June Book now:
“It feels great to be able to bring artists together to a public audience. I want to provide a space to unite people with those they love, or those they don't yet know” Composer @nubya_garcia curates our 8th #SCSummerReunion weekend on 13-15 Aug More info:
‘Art by Post: Unlocking creativity for our wellbeing’ opens here at the Southbank Centre on 20 September, before touring the country #ArtByPost
"This work is testament to the powerful role art can play in improving our health & wellbeing. I'm delighted the Southbank Centre is taking this wonderful exhibition on tour and online so it can be enjoyed by as many as possible." Caroline Dinenage MP, Culture Minister #ArtByPost
“Since starting Art by Post and putting words down on paper, especially the poems, it seems to be much easier, you have brought out a part of me that has laid hidden for virtually all my life, so for that alone, I thank you.” One of Art By Post project participants #ArtByPost
“We’re incredibly proud of #ArtByPost and its reach this past year, bringing free cultural activities to over 4,500 people nationwide to ease isolation, loneliness and digital exclusion” Alexandra Brierley, Director of Creative Learning, Southbank Centre
📢 GREAT NEWS 📢 Art By Post the lockdown project becomes Art By Post the exhibition! Over 600 pieces of artwork created by some of the 4,500+ participants in ou#ArtByPostst project will feature in a new touring exhibition, this September6a
Throughout #RefugeeWeek2021, our Associate Artists @CounterArts are asking you to do one of 8 Simple Acts – inspired by the theme #WeCannotWalkAlone –from watching a film to just having a chat
Wishing our Associate Artists, @CounterArts a brilliant start to @RefugeeWeek You can take part by joining one of over 400 events that have been organised by groups and organisations across the UK… #RefugeeWeek2021
“As a queer Arab Muslim, I want to use the weekend to celebrate marginalised queer voices, and to showcase communities that form their own powerful systems of care, love, and support” @Glamrou curates our 7th #SCSummerReunion weekend on 6-8 Aug More info:
From Wednesday 16 June, @ENBallet brings the brilliant Solstice to our Royal Festival Hall, a wonderful showcase of highlights from their repertoire Highlights like this Book now:
☀️😎 Make the most of the sunshine! Come and join us on our Riverside Terrace this weekend, and enjoy music from the female and non-binary DJs and producers of Sisu DJ collective! More
Looking to get out in the sunshine this weekend? Come and join us for alfresco food and refreshment at our 9 (yes, 9!) popular summer pop-ups. Find all the info, here:
Our #SummerReunion continues this weekend Join us out on the Riverside Terrace tonight and tomorrow as AZEEMA bring you the global sounds of the diaspora and beyond! More info:
An emotional moment last night, as @esapekkasalonen led his final concert as Principal Conductor of the @philharmonia. We're so thankful that he was able to do so in front of an audience. Thank you to all of you who attended…
It's looking like a hot one this weekend! Find food and refreshment alfresco with our summer pop-ups on the South Bank, from cracking cod to craft beer
"We’re so pleased to be partnering with the BFI to host the 65th BFI London Film Festival" Did you hear the news? Our Royal Festival Hall will be the red carpet gala venue for the 2021 BFI #LFF…
“I'm really excited. The Reunion weekends are a powerful opportunity to show all audiences that disabled creatives are valued, thought about and welcome” Jess Thom (@touretteshero) curates the 6th of our #SCSummerReunion weekends on 30 Jul-1 Aug More info:
“I've always seen myself as a curator, by which I mean I enjoy inflicting my taste on people regardless of their interests…" @MrNishKumar gets what being a curator is about! He curates the 5th of our #SCSummerReunion weekends on 23-25 July More info:
Today's #MuseumWeek focus is #BehindTheScenesMW; a look behind the curtain at museums and arts venues nationwide... And so, enjoy this special podcast from 2018, which goes behind the scenes of Robert Smith's @meltdownfest
#MuseumWeek continues with today's hashtag #BehindTheScenesMW, a look at the secret world backstage... Seems like the perfect opportunity to peek backstage at @meltdownfest and enjoy some unique footage of Nick Cave, M.I.A., David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker
“My vision is to capture in real life all the things that have hitherto been enjoyed only on our telephone screens.” Iconic reggae multi-instrumentalist Dennis Bovell (@DubMaestro1) curates the 4th of our #SCSummerReunion weekends on 16-18 July More info:
Tonight, join us for the latest edition of our FREE intimate online talk series, In The Green Room Starting at 6.30pm, watch violinist @NickyBenedetti in conversation with our Head of Classical Music, @ToksDada...
Continuing the theme of 'In the beginning...' from today's #MuseumWeek hashtag #OnceUponAtimeMW, here are 7 musicians who kicked off their careers here at the Southbank Centre
It's #MuseumWeek, with a different hashtag each day. Today's is #OnceUponAtimeMW, making us think of how things began... Like the beginning of our Royal Festival Hall, and its opening concert on 3 May 1951, attended by His Majesty King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay An opportune moment to connect with award-winning writer @NaturalistDara, who shared with us a diary of his lockdown life as a naturalist
On #WorldEnvironmentDay @LJBcomposer introduces her ground-breaking commission, Houses Slide, a unique pedal-powered concert performance with @Ldn_Sinfonietta, which comes to the Southbank Centre on 9 July Find out more:
Looks like the weather’s brightening up! Could be a great weekend to head down to the @SCFoodMarket and treat yourself to something very very tasty
“I've a lot of pride being from social housing and growing up around the people that I did so this is a showcase of some of that brilliance and muckyness and that pride” @ScotteeIsFat curates the 3rd of our #SCSummerReunion weekends on 9-11 July More info:
Hard at work: adding the finishing touches in our final rehearsal before tonight's concerts to a LIVE audience at @southbankcentre with @esapekkasalonen and @YefimBronfman 🤩 Have you got your tickets? �fc
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Our #SCSummerReunion continues this weekend. Celebrate the summer of the Metal Ox, by joining pan-Asian cabaret and DJ collective @bittenpeachuk spinning tunes this Friday & Saturday on our Riverside Terrace... Find out more:
✨Summer with Chineke! Orchestra continues on Saturday 10 July at @southbankcentre's Royal Festival Hall! ✨We're turning the spotlight on the symphonies of William Grant Still and Florence B. Price, mixing in a dash of Grieg. 🎟️🎟️🎟️…LnG1
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“The weekend I am curating is for all ages, and about fun, joy, celebration, discovery and a bit of reflection, because the freedoms we are gaining here are precious.” @ShankarAnoushka curates the 2nd of our #SCSummerReunion weekends on 2-4 July More info:
The winner of the 2021 #InternationalBookerPrize is announced at 6pm tonight Meaning you've enough time to watch our special Shortlist Readings event from the weekend, featuring readings from each of the shortlisted authors and translators
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Today’s the day the winner of the #2021InternationalBooker is announced. 👀 Still time to watch our@southbankcentree shortlist readings, featuring all the nominated authors and translators, brilliantly hosted by Derek Owusu. Congratulations to all!…3
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If you missed the premiere of this fascinating 'Zoominaarrrr' chat with @MichaelRosenYes, then don't worry, it's now up on YouTube (on the same link) for you to continue to enjoy at your leisure. Make time to watch it; you're in for a treat.…
Tonight! Watch @MichaelRosenYes as he joins @TeditorTed 'In The Green Room' for an intimate online discussion. Premiering on our YouTube channel from 6.30pm...
It was so great to be able to welcome @ShankarAnoushka back to our Royal Festival Hall stage on Sunday night, and to perform in front of an actual audience! Thank you to all who joined us for this special concert, both inside the hall, and online
Find out more about each of these curators and what they have planned for their own #SCSummerReunion weekend, here...
Introducing our Summer Reunion weekends! In July & August these great artists will be curating weekends of arts and music on our Riverside Stage: Anoushka Shankar, Scottee, Dennis Bovell, Nish Kumar, Jess Thom, Amrou Al-Kadhi, Nubya Garcia, Jade Hackett with DJ Walde, & Shingai
Didn't make it to the @SCFoodMarket over the weekend? Good news! It's open again today. Come and join us from 12-6pm for a feast of street food, sweet treats and refreshment from around the world
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