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Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery, as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £19,714,455
  • 2013-2014: £20,167,887
  • 2014-2015: £20,709,928

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WOW 2015 | WOW NOW - I Want to Know

We sent BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney round the country with a film crew to capture the views of girls RIGHT NOW. Whatever your age, this is your chance to see the film and hear from Gemma, the girls, and the women they look up to about their lives, thoughts and expectations – from the tough realities to straight forward optimism. If you care about young women, be here. #WOWLDN http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/

WOW 2015 | WOW NOW - What is pretty?

We sent BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney round the country with a film crew to capture the views of girls RIGHT NOW. Whatever your age, this is your chance to see the film and hear from Gemma, the girls, and the women they look up to about their lives, thoughts and expectations – from the tough realities to straight forward optimism. If you care about young women, be here. #WOWLDN http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/

WOW 2015 | WOW NOW - Skinny Girls

We sent BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney round the country with a film crew to capture the views of girls RIGHT NOW. Whatever your age, this is your chance to see the film and hear from Gemma, the girls, and the women they look up to about their lives, thoughts and expectations – from the tough realities to straight forward optimism. If you care about young women, be here. #WOWLDN http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/

WOW - Women of the World Festival 2015 - long trailer (British Sign Language version)

1–8 March 2015 http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk WOW is packed weekend that celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls and looks at the most potent topics for women today. Featuring voices from around the world and stories from your neighbours.

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WOW - Women of the World Festival 2015 | WOW NOW with Gemma Cairney

We sent BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney round the country with a film crew to capture the views of girls RIGHT NOW. Whatever your age, this is your chance to see the film and hear from Gemma, the girls, and the women they look up to about their lives, thoughts and expectations – from the tough realities to straight forward optimism. If you care about young women, be here. #WOWLDN http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/

WOW - Women of the World Festival 2015 - short trailer

1–8 March 2015 http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk Women weekend is for everybody. WOW is packed weekend that celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls and looks at the most potent topics for women today. Featuring voices from around the world and stories from your neighbours.

Uncovering Classics - War Requiem | DOCUMENTARY - students' journey

To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. UNCOVERING CLASSICS: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. More information follows: To more information on this project, and to download learning resources visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. With a large number of young performers taking part, 8 students from Lilian Baylis School Technology school went on journey to uncover this masterpiece, find out why Britten wrote it and explore the themes of this piece through 3 chapters: War, Words and Music. Use their videos (see below) and this PDF with key facts and suggested exercises to create your own journey exploring this masterpiece. ABOUT UNCOVERING CLASSICS Uncovering Classics is a Southbank Centre series which puts participants in the driving seat of exploring great cultural works of art, be they music, dance, visual arts or multi disciplinary. Through their exploration of the work, participants work with artists at Southbank Centre to create resources which are then available to you and your school online. Other modules in Uncovering Classics: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Documentary: http://youtu.be/kEXqyiQAOL0?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA War: http://youtu.be/8s1Otg0tEpQ?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Music: http://youtu.be/7fmI3ZFCkRM?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Words: http://youtu.be/HtlzDQJSSUs?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Watch full performance: http://youtu.be/625WOYzdvFw?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA SOUTHBANK CENTRE EDUCATION Southbank Centre Education: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/education Learning resources for teachers: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources

Uncovering Classics: War Requiem | WAR - the ethics of conflict and artistic responses to war

To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. UNCOVERING CLASSICS: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. More information follows: To more information on this project, and to download learning resources visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. With a large number of young performers taking part, 8 students from Lilian Baylis School Technology school went on journey to uncover this masterpiece, find out why Britten wrote it and explore the themes of this piece through 3 chapters: War, Words and Music. Use their videos (see below) and this PDF with key facts and suggested exercises to create your own journey exploring this masterpiece. ABOUT UNCOVERING CLASSICS Uncovering Classics is a Southbank Centre series which puts participants in the driving seat of exploring great cultural works of art, be they music, dance, visual arts or multi disciplinary. Through their exploration of the work, participants work with artists at Southbank Centre to create resources which are then available to you and your school online. Other modules in Uncovering Classics: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Documentary: http://youtu.be/kEXqyiQAOL0?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA War: http://youtu.be/8s1Otg0tEpQ?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Music: http://youtu.be/7fmI3ZFCkRM?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Words: http://youtu.be/HtlzDQJSSUs?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Watch full performance: http://youtu.be/625WOYzdvFw?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA SOUTHBANK CENTRE EDUCATION Southbank Centre Education: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/education Learning resources for teachers: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources

Uncovering Classics - War Requiem | WORDS - the Latin requiem mass, Wilfred Owen's poetry

To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. UNCOVERING CLASSICS: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. More information follows: To more information on this project, and to download learning resources visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. With a large number of young performers taking part, 8 students from Lilian Baylis School Technology school went on journey to uncover this masterpiece, find out why Britten wrote it and explore the themes of this piece through 3 chapters: War, Words and Music. Use their videos (see below) and this PDF with key facts and suggested exercises to create your own journey exploring this masterpiece. ABOUT UNCOVERING CLASSICS Uncovering Classics is a Southbank Centre series which puts participants in the driving seat of exploring great cultural works of art, be they music, dance, visual arts or multi disciplinary. Through their exploration of the work, participants work with artists at Southbank Centre to create resources which are then available to you and your school online. Other modules in Uncovering Classics: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Documentary: http://youtu.be/kEXqyiQAOL0?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA War: http://youtu.be/8s1Otg0tEpQ?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Music: http://youtu.be/7fmI3ZFCkRM?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Words: http://youtu.be/HtlzDQJSSUs?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Watch full performance: http://youtu.be/625WOYzdvFw?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA SOUTHBANK CENTRE EDUCATION Southbank Centre Education: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/education Learning resources for teachers: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources

Uncovering Classics - War Requiem | Watch full CONCERT performance conducted by Marin Alsop

To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. UNCOVERING CLASSICS: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. More information follows: To more information on this project, and to download learning resources visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. With a large number of young performers taking part, 8 students from Lilian Baylis School Technology school went on journey to uncover this masterpiece, find out why Britten wrote it and explore the themes of this piece through 3 chapters: War, Words and Music. Use their videos (see below) and this PDF with key facts and suggested exercises to create your own journey exploring this masterpiece. ABOUT UNCOVERING CLASSICS Uncovering Classics is a Southbank Centre series which puts participants in the driving seat of exploring great cultural works of art, be they music, dance, visual arts or multi disciplinary. Through their exploration of the work, participants work with artists at Southbank Centre to create resources which are then available to you and your school online. Other modules in Uncovering Classics: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Documentary: http://youtu.be/kEXqyiQAOL0?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA War: http://youtu.be/8s1Otg0tEpQ?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Music: http://youtu.be/7fmI3ZFCkRM?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Words: http://youtu.be/HtlzDQJSSUs?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Watch full performance: http://youtu.be/625WOYzdvFw?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA SOUTHBANK CENTRE EDUCATION Southbank Centre Education: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/education Learning resources for teachers: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources

Uncovering Classics: War Requiem | MUSIC - learning about composition and performance

To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. UNCOVERING CLASSICS: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. More information follows: To more information on this project, and to download learning resources visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources To commemorate 100 years since World War One in Nov 2014, Southbank Centre staged a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem featuring hundreds of young performers. With a large number of young performers taking part, 8 students from Lilian Baylis School Technology school went on journey to uncover this masterpiece, find out why Britten wrote it and explore the themes of this piece through 3 chapters: War, Words and Music. Use their videos (see below) and this PDF with key facts and suggested exercises to create your own journey exploring this masterpiece. ABOUT UNCOVERING CLASSICS Uncovering Classics is a Southbank Centre series which puts participants in the driving seat of exploring great cultural works of art, be they music, dance, visual arts or multi disciplinary. Through their exploration of the work, participants work with artists at Southbank Centre to create resources which are then available to you and your school online. Other modules in Uncovering Classics: Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Documentary: http://youtu.be/kEXqyiQAOL0?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA War: http://youtu.be/8s1Otg0tEpQ?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Music: http://youtu.be/7fmI3ZFCkRM?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Words: http://youtu.be/HtlzDQJSSUs?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA Watch full performance: http://youtu.be/625WOYzdvFw?list=PLBAQtIf4z_FbQ-h8uAg1EiQUVPo2AC8RA SOUTHBANK CENTRE EDUCATION Southbank Centre Education: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/education Learning resources for teachers: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/learningresources

Graham Lack Interview

The Czech pianist Lukás Vondrácek will perform the world premieres of two enchanting preludes by the British composer Graham Lack at Queen Elizabeth Hall Tues 10 Feb 2015. Graham discusses those preludes here.

Fridays at Southbank Centre with MasterCard

Your weekend starts early with Friday entertainment from MasterCard. Everyone can loosen up with great performances from emerging artists at Friday Tonic, or chill out with a spot of free music at lunchtime. Explore exclusive and unseen areas in the Southbank Centre with our lunchtime and evening tours, or have a drink on us, with 2-for-1 drinks at the Level 5 Bar when you pay with your MasterCard. Music by Fresh Dixie Project Find out more at http://www.SouthbankCentre.co.uk/Priceless

Mirrorcity Exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London

MIRRORCITY explores the effect the digital revolution has had on our experiences. http://mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk/ London is one of the world's centres for contemporary art. MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age. DoP & Editor Tom Sweetland Produced by Simon Oxley at Greatcoat Films Digital Producer Sarah Toplis

Mirrorcity: London Artists on Fiction & Reality

London artists on fiction and reality 14 October 2014 - 4 January 2015. http://mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk/ MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in London today. These artists seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age. Video Features Mirrorcity Artists Tim Etchells, Emma McNally, Aura Satz & Tai Shani Directed & Edited by Geej Ower Produced by Simon Oxley at Greatcoat Films Digital Producer, Sarah Toplis Music: "Black Refraction" Performed by Tim Hecker, Written by Tim Hecker Published by Warp Publishing Appears Courtesy Kranky, Ltd.

Web We Want Festival | Charlotte Webb and Matthew Gardner

Artists Charlotte Webb and Matthew Gardner, part of the Glasshouse Collective, explored global economies of digital creative labour by outsourcing processes that are usually considered impossible to outsource (idea generation, high-level management) and finding the stories of the people who contribute. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 28 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

Web We Want Festival | Louise Orwin's Pretty Ugly Experiment

In 2013, live artist Louise Orwin lived as three teenagers online. Pretty Ugly is a live online experiment, research project and live show, which seeks to understand how the constant march of social media is affecting our lives. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 28 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

Web We Want Festival | Peter Jenner on Intellectual Property

In on of the Web We Want Festival's Web Bytes, music manager and producer Peter Jenner discussed the Web and intellectual property - how can creators get paid for their work under the current structure of copyright and what is getting in the way of this essential transaction. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 28 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

Web We Want Festival | Building the Website We Want

Rob Gethen Smith, Chief Information Officer for the Southbank Centre explained why his digital team were spending their time inside a Glass Box for the festival, and outlined the the project that will design and develop a new website for Southbank Centre with arts and learning at its core. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 28 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

A Steve Reich World Priemere - Colin Currie reveals all

Colin Currie introduces us to the Steve Reich premiere that he and the Colin Currie Group will be performing as part of Metal Wood Skin: The Colin Currie Percussion Festival. The premiere of Quartet will take place at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on Sunday 12 October. http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/colin-currie-81169?dt=2014-10-12

SIENA by La Veronal

Winner of Spain's National Dance Award 2013 * * * * (Time Out Barcelona) Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm - Book tickets: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/la-veronal-84546 A dynamic young company from Barcelona bring their first full-length work to the UK The Italian city Siena is a place crowded with history and stories, a place where art is imprinted upon the very walls of the buildings and the human body is represented in glory, pain, ecstasy, and suffering. Taking inspiration from the city, Siena takes us on a haunting reflection on art and the human body. Journeying through the history of art from Titian’s The Venus of Urbino to David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, the piece moves from The Renaissance to the modern world where the same concerns of the body’s fragility, appearance and mortality colour our views of ourselves. Presented by Southbank Centre in partnership with Dance Umbrella London’s international dance festival. Created in the framework of the European project modul-dance, with the support of the EU Culture Programme.

Web We Want Festival | Women and the Web

As access to the Web expands and our lives become more entwined with the digital world, the Internet may have the potential to be an opportunity to advance gender equality yet an online gender gap is becoming increasingly apparent. Join digital entrepreneur Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE, Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Director of the Web Science Institute, Melanie Lenz, Curator of Computer Art at the V&A, and Ruth Nicholls, Managing Director at Young Rewired State, to discuss the reasons behind the gender gap in STEM industries, the representation of women online and in digital communications and how we might balance gender equality in ICT and broadband access and use. Chaired by Jude Kelly OBE, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre and founder of the WOW – Women of the World – festival. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 28 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

Web We Want Festival | Demystifying the World of Online Gaming

What’s the point of computer games? Do they occupy your children’s every waking hour? Will games turn your loved ones into gun-wielding zombie killers? Or is there, in fact, potential for some very positive and creative outcomes from playing games? Games are now just as much a part of our contemporary culture as art, music, TV and film – and many are produced right here in the UK. Some are just about mindless, violent escapism, but there are also a growing number of games that are inspiring musicians, filmmakers and educators and helping players explore and understand politics, immigration, depression and dating. This discussion, which was led by Guardian tech specialists Jemima Kiss and Keith Stuart, explained the world of online gaming and reveal some of the astonishing games development we can expect to see in the next five years. There was also practical advice on how to have a better understanding of the games your kids are play, how to choose games for them, set up things like parental controls and even start them out on a lucrative and enjoyable career for life. Introduced by Jude Kelly. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 27 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

Web We Want Festival | What if I Have Nothing to Hide?

A panel led by Katarzyna Szymielewicz, co-founder and President of the Panoptykon Foundation and Vice-President of the European Digital Rights (EDRi), discussed how our data shadows and digital dandruff can be used to track and record our activities online and why this can become problematic – even if there is nothing to hide. Szymielewicz is joined by Jeremy Malcolm of Electronic Frontiers Foundation, Joana Varon, researcher and project coordinator at the Centre for Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro, Niels ten Oever of Article 19 and Harry Halpin, team member at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 28 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

Web We Want Festival | A Better Net for the Young: Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE on iRights

The iRights Manifesto is a call to action and was launched by Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE in 2014 to create a better, safer and more supportive Internet for children and young people. Baroness Kidron talked to Dr Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner for England, about the five rights being proposed and the current landscape for the young as digital technologies become more integrated into how we all work, learn and play. Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, 27 September 2014. @WebWeWantFest #WebWeWantFest www.southbankcentre.co.uk/webwewant

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