Skateable space public design workshop
This is the first in a series of three public consultation workshops to help develop the designs for the new skate space located underneath Hungerford Bridge. Participants will be able to offer their ideas and suggestions and ultimately, influence the design of the new space.
In this first interactive session, SNE Architects' initial design ideas will be the starting point for the discussions and subsequent development work will take place over the next few months with a further two dates to be confirmed shortly.
This workshop took place on Wednesday 23 October 2013 and you can find more information at: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/skateable-space-public-design-79511
Southbank Centre's New Festival Wing
Find out about Southbank Centre's plans to transform Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery. We need to restore and improve these buildings to a state-of-the-art standard and address a multi-million pound backlog of repairs. We will also create new spaces out of hidden, unused corners of our site and increase the amount of public space available for everyone to get involved and get creative. We passionately believe the arts can transform lives - Festival Wing is our new plan to make this happen.
Find out more information about the Festival Wing project:
The Festival Wing 2013
A film by Clare Hughes of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios Commissioned by Southbank Centre
Festival of Neighbourhood: Southbanquet weekend
A weekend of food, events and workshops. Southbank visitors could knead bread with local bakers Brockwell Bake, make salsa verde with chefs and decorate a huge edible garden cake with local gourmet cake-makers Konditor and Cook. Sow seeds with our roof gardeners. Toss a giant fruit salad. Make, wear and snip bits off your very own a salad hat.
Pull Out All The Stops. Thank You.
The Royal Festival Hall without the Royal Festival Hall organ is unfinished. The organ, right from the beginning, was part of the idea of this extraordinary concert hall and I am delighted that it is now back in its rightful place and the iconic auditorium is once again complete
Hayward Gallery Exhibition Trailer: Dayanita Singh, Go Away Closer
EXHIBITION OPENS 8 October 2013
DAYANITA SINGH - GO AWAY CLOSER
Tuesday 8 October 2013 - Sunday 15 December 2013
Hayward Gallery presents a landmark project in the artistic life of Dayanita Singh, one of today's foremost photographers.
Dayanita Singh is internationally acclaimed for breaking away from the print-on-the-wall tradition of art photography and creating unique mass-produced artist's books. Go Away Closer is the first major UK retrospective of Singh's work, which investigates and challenges the boundaries and practice of photography as an artistic medium. The exhibition brings together Singh's artistic oeuvre from the past 25 years and her portable museums, a major new body of work. Within what she has termed a 'photo-architecture', her images are endlessly displayed, sequenced, edited and archived within the structures.
Created by Big hART Inc. with the Namatjira family
Wednesday 27 November 2013 - Friday 29 November 2013
To book tickets: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/big-hart-78632
Trevor Jamieson tells the story of Australia's celebrated Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira.
This award-winning theatre and visual arts performance is presented to coincide with the Royal Academy's exhibition Australia, which seeks to uncover the social and cultural evolution of a nation through its art. There is no more potent story in the history of Australian art than that of Albert Namatjira.
Namatjira brought the Australian desert landscape to the world for the first time with his unique watercolour style. At the height of his fame, his shows sold out within minutes. He painted for the Queen, and was the first Australian Aboriginal to be made a legal citizen of his own country. He supported over 600 members of his community, lost two of his ten children to malnutrition, was forbidden to own land, made an example of, imprisoned for something he didn't do -- and died a broken man.
Half a century after his death, the charismatic performer Trevor Jamieson, Australia's leading Aboriginal actor, retells Namatjira's extraordinary life onstage, and is joined by some of his descendants - third-generation watercolour artists - who will fill Purcell Room with a huge chalk drawing of Namatjira's desert country.
'...playful and provocative.' ( Time Out, Sydney) ****
'...confirms Jamieson as one of our most charismatic and talented leading men.' (Sydney Morning Herald)
Hayward Gallery Exhibition Trailer: Ana Mendieta, Traces
EXHIBITION OPENS 24th September 2013
Ana Mendieta: Traces. Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
24 September -- 15 December 2013
This autumn The Hayward Gallery presents Ana Mendieta: Traces, the UK's first retrospective of one of the most significant yet under-acknowledged artists of the late 20th century. In addition to films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, an extensive research room with hundreds of photographic slides unique access to works Ana Mendieta could never show during her short life.
Irish Sea Sessions - Ellan Vannin
Part super-group, part session with 13 musicians from both sides of the Irish Sea. Arriving in London for the first time, The Irish Sea Sessions is the critically-acclaimed centrepiece of the Annual Liverpool Irish Festival.
Thirteen musicians meet just three days in advance to put together a two-hour show. This year's band sees Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke (whose song 'Galileo' has been covered by the likes of Josh Groban and Eddi Reader), Emily Portman (BBC 2 Folk Award Winner 2013), Robert Vincent ('Life In Easy Steps'), Pauline Scanlon (of Lumiere) and Alan Burke (of Rambling Boys of Pleasure) accompanied by an ensemble of hand-picked instrumentalists.
This is a unique opportunity to witness the remarkable creative bond between several leading musicians in an event which carries the authenticity of a live session into Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The Hungerford Bridge Skate Space
We have always said that skateboarding is important to Southbank Centre. We therefore commissioned Iain Borden, Professor of Architecture and Urban Culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and Rich Holland, an architectural designer at Floda31, who has made many skateable installations and sculptures -- and both skaters -- to prepare a draft design brief earlier this summer. We invited three architectural practices-- 42 Architects, Rich Architecture and SNE Architects -- to illustrate how an alternative skateable space could look under Hungerford Bridge. This space is 10% bigger than the current space, and these designs demonstrate how we could transform this area into an alternative iconic, permanent, riverside skateable space.
Find out more about the project at Southbank For All - http://j.mp/184K4Ta
Festival of Neighbourhood: Pelourinho Weekend
A weekend celebrating the spirit of Pelourinho, Salvador -- a cultural hub in north-eastern Brazil. Join us for drumming, dance and spoken word hosted by artists and young people from Brazil and London.
Pelourinho is one of Southbank Centre's closest neighbourhood partners as a result of years of artistic partnership and creative exchange, bringing together communities from Brazil and the UK.
The Festival of Neighbourhood - Vauxhall Bacchanal Weekend
From the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern this turf along the Thames has long been the place to sample nocturnal revelries and illicit pleasures.
Boozing and cruising, sex and shows, drag and drugs and dancing until dawn - a lot of fun has been had in this no-mans-neighbourhood.
17 - 31 December 2013
Suspend reality and watch four brilliant acrobat-musicians tumble through a madcap world of paper.
Using everyday items - scissors, keys, paper, metal pipes and a set made entirely of cardboard - they conjure up an extraordinary universe. Inside it they spin, balance, dance and dive, while simultaneously soundtracking their own performance.
From playing high-wire banjo on precarious rocking frames to diving into surprisingly small boxes, the clowning performers present a show with a big heart and big laughs.
Wim Vandekeybus' Ultima Vez
12 & 13 November
Queen Elizabeth Hall
UK premiere and Southbank Centre exclusive.
Revered Belgian choreographer-filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus is one of Europe's most original artists and an acclaimed collaborator with the likes of David Byrne, Jan Fabre and Marc Ribot.
Fast, restless, instinctive movements play a central role in his work. He creates dance that is so aggressive and full of adrenaline, it transforms the stage into a battlefield.
'Vandekeybus brought into focus a whole new genre of modern dance... Combat rolls, breakneck sprints and savagely wrestled duets became the defining vocabulary of a new generation.' (The Guardian)
I Have A Dream: Architects Of Our Republic
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech. An open-air collision of words, music and film celebrating one of the greatest moments in modern history.
The Festival of Neighbourhood - Urban: Celebrating Street Culture
For the first summer weekend in August, Southbank invited BMXrs, DJs, free runners, break-dancers and poets to perform in the urban spaces around our site. With pop-up performances, workshops, battles and a big party as the buildings and outdoor spaces came to life with different street cultures and art forms.
Groove On Down The Road
Audiences have been flocking to see Groove On Down The Road at Southbank Centre -- and reviewers have been going crazy the brand new show, which features the phenomenal dance talent of a new generation of ZooNation performers aged 10 to 19.
Following the success of Into The Hoods and Some Like It Hip Hop, this brand new show from ZooNation Dance Company and Kate Prince features music by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, José Gonzaléz, Janelle Monáe and Miguel, plus songs from The Wiz.