Southbank Centre

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‘Woman, life, freedom!’: British concert shows solidarity with women in Iran amid rising death toll
Iranian and international musicians, singers and poets will perform tonight to highlight the arrests and violence against women in Iran

Safi Bugel

16, Nov, 2022 @3:34 PM

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Erykah Badu review – an exhilarating moment in a star’s eccentric orbit
The influential R&B singer bends past hits into fresh shapes and throws down covers in dizzying variety at the Southbank to celebrate 25 years since her debut

Kate Hutchinson

06, Nov, 2022 @4:28 PM

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‘It’s my age that’s the talking point’: Toks Dada the Southbank’s head of classical music
With its new season opening this weekend, the Southbank Centre’s 32-year-old leader talks about how he’s shaping the venue to reflect classical music today, the magic of live music, and the challenge of keeping the lights – and the heating – on

Erica Jeal

21, Sep, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Diane Haigh obituary
Architect who updated the fabric of the Royal Festival Hall in line with the spirit rather than the letter of its original design

Peter Carolin

05, Sep, 2022 @4:57 PM

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In the Black Fantastic review – spectacular from first to last
Wild imagination unites 11 artists from the African diaspora, including Nick Cave and Kara Walker, as they address racial injustice through myth and fantasy in this never less than magnificent show

Laura Cumming

03, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The week in classical: Migrations; Aldeburgh festival; Royal Academy of Music SO/Bychkov
WNO’s multi-stranded exploration of human migration is a joy; Aldeburgh honours Oliver Knussen in style; and the RAM’s future stars are bold as brass

Fiona Maddocks

02, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Claude Vivier weekend review – unruly and utterly distinctive
A rare immersion in the late Canadian composer – notorious for the manner of his death – reveals patchy beginnings evolving into mature harmonic soundscapes unlike anything else

Andrew Clements

09, May, 2022 @8:05 AM

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A moment that changed me: my dream job healed my excruciating pain
The autoimmune disease lupus had ruined my life until I landed an interview at the Southbank Centre. After years of trying to fit in I’d found my tribe – and a way to get better

Christina Patterson

27, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Yuja Wang /Royal festival hall review – dazzling and brilliant playing
Wang’s flamboyance and virtuosity doesn’t always convey a real sense of what the music is about, but in works such as Ligeti’s Etudes she is irresistible.

Andrew Clements

21, Apr, 2022 @12:23 PM

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John Woolf obituary
Violinist who founded the Park Lane Group to provide platforms for performers and composers at the start of their careers

Peter Dickinson

23, Feb, 2022 @5:48 PM

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Needle and dread: Louise Bourgeois’s disturbing textile works
Severed heads, fraying stitches and exposed bodily orifices feature in a new exhibition of the artist’s late works in fabric

Alice Blackhurst

14, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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