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October 2019

Anansi Rhythms: Drumming and Vocal Workshop

October 22 @ 10:30 am
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Free

Eight legs are great in a Ghanaian drumming workshop inspired by a cheeky spiderman from West Africa. Join African Activities to hear the sounds of the West African village where Anansi the spiderman was born. In a workshop lasting one hour, designed for children and adults, play on the djembe and dundun and create the rhythms and songs of Ghana. After the workshop, let the tale of Anansi weave its web around you at a lunchtime storytelling session. Find out…

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Akademi: The Milk White Ocean – Dance Workshop

October 24 @ 10:30 am
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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Free

Learn moves based on Indian dance to tell an enchanting story of creation and care, in a workshop for the whole family. Presented by Akademi, the UK’s leading South Asian dance organisation, the workshop is led by Anusha Subramanyam, a performer of the classical Indian dance form Bharatanatyam. Pick up hand gestures and dance moves that tell a story from Hindu mythology. The tale of the milk-white ocean is a well-known episode from Hindu mythology. A careless gesture by Indra,…

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FUNharmonics: Zog

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£8.00

Meet an eager young dragon in an animated film accompanied live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. ‘Zog, the biggest dragon, was the keenest one by far. He tried his hardest every day to win a golden star.’ Zog is the latest animated film from Magic Light Pictures, based on the witty story book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Follow the adventures of the keen, but accident-prone young dragon, as the LPO performs René Aubry’s score to a big screen projection…

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November 2019

EFG London Jazz Festival

November 15 - November 24
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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The EFG London Jazz festival returns from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 November 2019. Featuring a plethora of shows reflecting the festival’s ethos of genuinely ambitious and exciting programming, with fresh thinking and innovative collaborations. See full listings and locations, and find out more here

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Jazz for Toddlers

November 15 @ 10:30 am
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£7.50

Get the kids syncopating at an interactive musical session for children aged 2 – 5. In a dynamic workshop led by vocalist Juliet Kelly and saxophonist Tony Kofi, toddlers can explore the wonderful world of jazz. Explore a range of sounds, techniques and styles and take away musical ideas to try with the little ones at home. Find out more here. 

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Groove Baby Presents Groove Onto the Moon

November 17 @ 11:00 am
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£8.50

Find the first footprint on the moon in a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure for ages three to seven and their grown-ups. Celebrate one of humankind’s most marvellous achievements on its 50th anniversary, with storytelling, interactive music-making and solid groove from the Groove Baby organ trio. Designed to slot neatly in between shows for kids and concerts for adults, this show has something for everyone in the solar system. Inspired by the ground-breaking music of 1969, it draws on Miles…

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Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

November 22 @ 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£25.00

Music that flows across continents: there is no Other is a collaborative album from the Grammy Award-winning singer, banjo and fiddle player and the Italian multi-instrumentalist. With a voice that can’t be ignored, Rhiannon Giddens sings out the soul of America through gospel, jazz, blues and country with a devastating emotional range. When Giddens met pianist, percussionist and ‘musical alchemist’ (Irish Times) Francesco Turrisi, they found that her reclaimed 19th century American minstrel banjo tunes and his traditional Sicilian tambourine…

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Soundpit

November 23, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£8.00

Have you ever wondered what sound feels like? Or what music looks like? Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements. Run your hands through the sand, sit in it or even walk across it. You are the composer of your own masterpiece. There are seven Soundpit sessions each day that Soundpit is open, each session lasting 45 minutes. Sessions run hourly from 10.15am until 4.15pm. Through play, children and adults can explore their…

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Evelyn & The Yellow Birds

November 23 @ 12:00 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Music soothes a homesick heart in an adventure for ages 7 – 11 that takes in the story of jazz, from the Caribbean to London. Evelyn, a young woman living in Jamaica, decides to travel with her new husband to England, hoping for exciting new opportunities. But she misses the sounds, scenery and sunshine of island life. Then Evelyn finds a new market selling exotic fruits and is transported back to Jamaica. This tiny piece of home away from home…

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December 2019

Visions of England

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£14.00

Vaughan Williams’ music for a ballet based on Blake and Thomas Adès contemporary classic sit side by side in this concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Think of Vaughan Williams and you probably think of the English countryside. Well, think again, because this is Job: a ballet score so extreme that it even features a full-scale dance sequence for the Devil himself. It’s as astonishing as it sounds – especially when conducted by Andrew Manze, a conductor whose ‘unrivalled knowledge, instinct…

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April 2020

2010: Crossing Cultures

April 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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£14

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision brings you three genre-defying works from 2010 by Ravi Shankar, Philip Glass and John Corigliano. The late Ravi Shankar was a musician who brought worlds together, and when the LPO premiered his Symphony in 2010, it attracted global attention. As part of its series 2020 Vision, the orchestra looks back at a year of genre-defying musical creativity, with Anoushka Shankar returning to reprise her solo part in the Symphony. Repertoire John Corigliano: Stomp Philip Glass: Double Concerto…

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