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July09 Buzz Aldrin Speaks At The london Literature festival

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Buzz Aldrin walks on the Moon Credit: Canadian Press/ Rex Features


Southbank centre is a wonderful place to spend time in the summer months. The River Thames is bustling and beautiful and each one of our buildings and outdoor spaces is full of powerful music, visual arts, dance and - this month - our London Literature Festival. Come to the London premiere of two works by one of our greatest living composers, Harrison Birtwistle, or have a light-hearted time in Udderbelly – the newest venue on our site, which you can find nestling next to the London Eye. Everyone is welcome to spend time at Southbank Centre enjoying the many things that make the arts a vital part of life. Look in this diary you’ll see many events are free. Jude Kelly Artistic Director

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HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH

Forthcoming HIGHLIGHTS

Classical Music 6 & 7 July

4-23 august

two london premieres from one of britain’s leading composters, harrison birtwistle

Jean-Baptiste Thierrée and Victoria Chaplin’s Le Cirque Invisible

A double bill of new music-theatre works from Harrison Birtwistle: The Corridor and Semper Dowland, semper dolens. Queen Elizabeth Hall

GIGS

Harrison Birtwistle, Mykel Nicolaou/ Rex Features

Queen Elizabeth Hall

monday 20 july

summer gigs continue through to September

Marianne faithfull

July09

Hear this iconic performer sing her interpretations of songs by everyone from The Decembrists to Billie Holiday in this special event as part of our series of summer gigs.

laura marling, the national & magazine

Mercury Prize-nominated folkie Laura Marling (11 August) and indie stars The National (10 August) are both returns-only, but there are still tickets available for the legendary Magazine (1 September).

Royal Festival Hall

VISUAL ARTS

Royal Festival Hall

23 june- 6 september

beginning in september

walking IN my mind

Adventures into the artist’s imagination Ten international artists transform the Hayward’s indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture terraces into a series of gigantic sculptural environments.

new classical music season

An incredible range of concerts from our Resident Orchestras with focuses on Schnittke, new work, Rachmaninov, Beethoven and more. We launch our new Bernstein Project with conductor Marin Alsop in September, and there are performances from Daniel Barenboim, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel and Angela Gheorghiu. Pick up our free guide Classical Music 2009/10 in our foyers.

Hayward Gallery

cultural olympiad weekend 24-26 July Southbank Centre is proud to join the celebrations marking the start of the country’s cultural journey to London 2012, with three days of music and performance.

Across Southbank Centre

Across Southbank Centre

14 october 10 January ed ruscha: fifty years of painting

Southbank Centre is 21 acres of creative space along the Thames riverside, including Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery. Our Artists in Residence and Associate Artists are some of the most creative artists working today. See performances this month from Lemn Sissay, Philharmonia Orchestra and Bellowhead. Every month, Southbank Centre features a large number of events that are completely free! Look out for the Admission free tags throughout this guide.

Experience an enchanting and exquisite theatrical spectacle this summer. Mesmerising adults and children alike with sublime illusions and fantastical transformations, for three weeks only, this magical experience comes to Southbank Centre - fall under the spell.

The first retrospective to focus exclusively on the paintings of the Los Angeles-based artist Ed Ruscha, one of the most influential and pioneering American artists of the past half century.

LITERATURE & SPOKEN WORD 2- 16 july london literature festival

Hayward Gallery

We’ve got a great line-up of writers, musicians and more in the third London Literature Festival, including Buzz Aldrin (4 July), one of few the people who have walked on the Moon. Across Southbank Centre

Buzz Aldrin, Rex Features

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Witness the London premieres of two spellbinding new music-theatre works by Harrison Birtwistle. This important British composer’s works have produced some of the most compelling moments in British culture over five decades, from the scandalous impact of 1968’s Punch and Judy, to the huge success of The Minotaur in 2008. The Corridor freezeframes the devastating moment when Orpheus turns to look back at Eurydice as they leave the underworld and he loses her forever, incorporating London Sinfonietta musicians in the action. In Semper Dowland, semper dolens, Birtwistle has intertwined several different works of the Elizabethan master songwriter John Dowland to create a beautiful new work.

friday 10 find your talent

Friday Lunch Young people from across the country share their talent, bringing together an exciting mix of world music including a Balinese Gamelan orchestra from Liverpool and a Bhangra Dhol Drumming ensemble from Southampton. Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm Admission free

Saturday 11 centre for young musicians showcase

Rhythm of London Some of London’s finest young musicians celebrate the end of Centre for Young Musicians’ academic year and the Rhythm of London festival. Enjoy performances from the CYM Choir and instrumental ensembles.

CLASSICAL Music

Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, from 12.30pm Admission free

the rhythm of the gamelan

Saturday 4

Sunday 5

Monday 6

Gavin Bryars: nothing like the sun

Bourne Grammar School Choir

London Sinfonietta

London Literature Festival Gavin Bryars’ score weaves together eight of Shakespeare’s sonnets, and is performed by the Gavin Bryars Ensemble and Opera North. See page 10. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall 7.45pm. £9 3

Voicelab Welcomes Lincolnshire-based Bourne Grammar School Choir is an open-entry choir for students aged 11-16 years old, performing everything from Handel to unaccompanied folk songs from around the world. Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1.30pm Admission free

Voicelab Welcomes Director Jonathan Rathbone leads the choir in music by Byrd, Tallis, Mozart, Bruckner, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Vaughan Williams. Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 3pm Admission free

Friday 17 Friday Lunch

The weekly lunchtime free music series continues. Artists to be announced, details on our website. Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm Admission free

Harrison Birtwistle Semper Dowland, semper dolens: theatre of melancholy (London premiere); The Corridor - a scena for soprano, tenor & six instruments (London premiere) Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £22 £15 £9 Premium seats £30

Tuesday 7 London Sinfonietta See Monday 6 July. Ryan Wigglesworth conductor Elizabeth Atherton soprano Mark Padmore tenor Peter Gill director Alison Chitty designer David Harsent librettist (The Corridor)

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £22 £15 £9 Premium seats £30

Rhythm of London Enjoy the rhythmic and meditative sounds of the beautiful Javanese gamelan, a percussion orchestra from Indonesia, with a range of performances by Southbank Centre-based gamelan groups interspersed with free participatory workshops open to all and climaxing in an evening klenengan. Royal Festival Hall foyers, from 1pm Admission free

Sunday 12 english chamber choir

Voicelab Welcomes Conductor Guy Protheroe and the choir are joined in this performance by Ian Curro and Roger Carpenter on piano.

Bireshwar Gautam & Sunanda Sharma: Traditional Indian Thumri & Abhinaya

AMC Summer School Bireshwar Gautam vocalist, dancer Sunanda Sharma vocalist Hanif Khan tabla Fida Hussain Khan harmonium Both Gautam and acclaimed Thumri singer, Sunanda Sharma, teach these skilled art forms as part of the Asian Music Circuit’s Sounds of Asia Summer School. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 Purcell Room at 5:30pm: Anindya Banerjee delivers pre-concert seminar accompanied by film on Thumri. Admission free

Sunday 19 barisons

Voicelab Welcomes Barisons Chamber Choir has built up a reputation for excellence, versatility and sensitivity, and their repertoire ranges from Handel’s Zadok the Priest to Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man.

saturday 25 uday bhawalkar sings dhrupad

nishat khan with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Cultural Olympiad Ustad Nishat Khan sitar Philharmonia Orchestra A special event featuring the world premiere of Nishat Khan’s Sitar Concerto performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, alongside music for sitar and tabla. Join us for a special free event in The Clore Ballroom before the performance. Royal Festival Hall, 4pm Admission free

ticket required

Chinese & Japanese Instrumental Music

The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1.30pm Admission free

bexley youth choir & the esterhazy singers

Harrison Birtwistle, Mykel Nicolaou/ Rex Features

Gavin Bryars, Caroline van Oosten de Boer

london forest choir

Voicelab Welcomes A double bill of choirs both led by dynamic young conductor Esther Jones. Join the Esterhazy Singers of London for a toe-tapping programme of popular spirituals and classic songs. The Bexley Youth Choir, based at Bird College in Sidcup, perform everything from classical music to folk, gospel, pop and jazz styles. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3pm Admission free

FRIDAY 24 Tomorrow’s People Good Vibrations Gamelan Challenge

Cultural Olympiad / Friday Lunch A short performance on Southbank Centre’s Indonesian gamelan, by a group of local young people. See page 6. Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1.30pm Admission free

AMC Summer School Uday Bhawalkar vocalist Manik Munde pakhawaj ‘Uday’s voice is a major asset strong, young and charged with fervour and power’. (Hindustan Times, New Delhi). Uday is joined for this performance by Manik Munde on pakhawaj, known for his tremendous musicality and sensitive accompaniment. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12 The Front Room at 6:30pm: Vocal Vistar! Performance by children. Admission free

AMC Summer School Dr Ayako Hotta-Lister koto Liz Walters taiko Sun Zhuo guzheng Professor Zeng Chengwei guqin Asian Music Circuit’s Summer School teachers in Japanese Koto, Taiko Drumming, the Chinese guzheng and guqin perform in this showcase concert. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12

SUNDAY 26 bulgarian voice workshop

Voicelab Welcomes Learn to create the special vocal effects of Bulgarian music. See page 6. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 12.30pm Admission free

Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1.30pm Admission free

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GIGS & contemporary music

Ugly Shy Girls:

Laura Dockrill, Kate Nash, Peggy Sue & Brigitte Aphrodite

united underground

Riz MC hosts this unique mix of cutting-edge street culture, club music, artwork and design set against a backdrop of new-school activism.

London Literature Festival See page 12.

Come down to Southbank Centre and enjoy shows from great female solo artists this summer including the enchanting Emmy the Great, icon Marianne Faithfull, Academy Award-winner Buffy Sainte-Marie and Kate Nash. There’s also the chance to catch free music with our regular Friday Tonic series.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 4pm £10

Fresh Off The Page: Ugly Shy Girl Cabaret Stage London Literature Festival Performers from the Ugly Shy Girls event present a post-event cabaret stage. See page 12. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm Admission free

Folk singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier performs a special London gig.

Sunday 19

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.15pm £20

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Youth Fusion Ensemble, made up of 15- to 19-year-olds from South London, returns for a performance of their own unique blend of soul, jazz, hip-hop beats and Latin flavours.

southwark splash: the first kiss of dawn

Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age) and Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers) perform a very special gig.

Emmy The Great

See Friday 3 July.

Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm Marianne Faithfull

Friday 3

Saturday 4

Friday 10

Friday lunch

fresh off the page: mashing the classics

find your talent

The weekly lunchtime free music series continues. Artists to be announced, details on our website. Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm Admission free

Aronas

Friday Tonic Aron Ottignon leads his quartet on a wild ride of jazz, punk and dance, featuring Aron Ottignon piano, Nick Fyffe bass, Sam Dubois steel drum and log and Paul Derricott drums. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm Admission free

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London Literature Festival Emerging and established spoken word and music talents give their own 21st-century retelling of a classic text or story. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 4.30pm Admission free

Gavin Bryars: nothing like the sun London Literature Festival Gavin Bryars weaves together eight Shakespeare Sonnets, with new music by Antony Hegarty, Alex Balanescu, Mira Calix and Natalie Merchant. See page 10. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Friday Lunch Young people from across the UK present world music including a Balinese Gamelan orchestra from Liverpool and a Bhangra Dhol Drumming ensemble from Southampton.

Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm Admission free

fresh off the page: where to?

London Literature Festival / Friday Tonic Live music inspired by reggae poet Benjamin Zephaniah. See page 11. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm Admission free

Ballroom Summer Nights

Celebrating the best of the alternative cabaret scene, The Clore Ballroom is once again home to some of the most exciting and cutting edge performance artists in London. Also on Friday 24 July. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 9.30pm Admission free

Saturday 11 the rhythm of the gamelan

Rhythm of London Enjoy the sounds of the Javanese gamelan with performances and free workshops open to all. See page4. Royal Festival Hall foyers, from 1pm Admission free

Admission free

JIM HART’S GEMINI

Friday Tonic Gemini is led by vibraphone star Jim Hart and features Ivo Neame (alto sax), Jasper Høiby (bass) and Dave Smith (drums).

Monday 20 Marianne Faithfull

The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm Admission free

saturday 18

Cultural Olympiad / Friday Lunch A short performance on Southbank Centre’s Indonesian gamelan, by a group of local young people who have learned traditional gamelan music and created their own compositions. Central Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 1.30pm Admission free

Behind The Scenes With Tomorrow’s Warriors

Cultural Olympiad This day-long event begins with a showcase from the Teenie Warriors, some of the youngest jazz musicians in London. Then join the Tomorrow’s Warriors Jazz Orchestra at 3pm for an open rehearsal. Across Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2pm

Baby Loves Disco

Admission free

DJs for toddlers and parents alike. See page 14. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 2pm £8

Black Box Recorder first came to national prominence in 1998 when their debut album England Made Me garnered rave reviews, before their second album The Facts of Life became a worldwide smash hit in 2000.

Tomorrow’s People Good Vibrations Gamelan Challenge

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12.50

Singer, songwriter and icon Marianne Faithfull performs a special concert at Royal Festival Hall to mark the release of her extraordinary album, Easy Come, Easy Go, released in March 2009. Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £25 £20

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm Admission free

Ballroom Summer Nights See Friday 10 July.

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 9.30pm

keith jarrett gary peacock jack dejohnette

Friday 24

plus Aidan Moffat and Sleeping States Emmy The Great returns to London to perform songs from her debut album, the deft, determined and thoroughly enchanting First Love.

Cultural Olympiad Tomorrow’s Warriors Jazz Orchestra performs Duke Ellington’s The Queen’s Suite, recreated by the gifted young pianist/composer Peter Edwards.

Saturday 25

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £15

Admission free

the queen’s suite

Admission free

an evening with mark lanegan and greg dulli

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6.30pm

Friday Lunch

plus Madam

Admission free

Performance by 350 Southwark primary children of a magical new work by Eugene Skeef and Hannah Conway. See page 14.

Friday 17

Black Box Recorder

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 5pm

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £15 £12.50

Wednesday 15

Mary Gauthier plus Special Guest Eliza Gilkyson

Across Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5pm £5

the band Kate Nash, PA Photos

Thursday 23

Gary Crosby’s Future Warriors

Cultural Olympiad / Friday Tonic The premiere of the two latest groups to join the Tomorrow’s Warriors family.

Renowned jazz piano trio Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette celebrated their 25th anniversary together in 2008 and now perform their first UK concert in six years. Royal Festival Hall, 8pm £65 £45 £30 £15

sunday 26 bulgarian voice workshop

Voicelab Welcomes Learn to create the special vocal effects of Bulgarian music with its fiery rhythms and unusual harmonies in this unique workshop with Dessislava Stefanova. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 12.30pm Admission free

Tuesday 28 Buffy Sainte-Marie

This celebrated musician and composer performs tracks from her latest album Running for the Drum, in this rare London performance. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £20 £18

Friday 31 TROUBLE TUNE TONIC

Friday Tonic Late-night electro and experimental music, spoken word, rap, live visuals and film art across Southbank Centre’s free spaces. The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall & Concrete, 5.30pm Admission free

The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm Admission free

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Hayward SumMer Exhibition

Other Exhibitions

until 6 September

21 July-30 August

Walking in my Mind

Deceitful Moon

Yoshitomo Nara, My Drawing Room, (bedroom included), 2008 Courtesy: NationalMuseum of Modern Art, Tokyo/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo © Yoshitomo Nara, Photo by Keizo Kiok

Walking in My Mind explores the inner workings of the artist’s imagination through immersive, large-scale installation art. Ten international artists transform the Hayward Gallery’s indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture terraces into a series of gigantic sculptural environments, each of which represents an individual mindscape. Interior worlds of emotions, thoughts, memories and dreams collide with exterior reality, blurring the boundaries between inner and outer space. Artists include: Charles Avery, Thomas Hirschhorn, Yayoi Kusama, Bo Christian Larsson, Mark Manders, Yoshitomo Nara, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Chiharu Shiota and Keith Tyson. There are exhibition tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11am, free with exhibition ticket. The tour on Saturday 4 July is BSL interpreted. Hayward Gallery, 10am-6pm (daily), late night Fridays until 10pm £9, free entry to members.

Visual Arts Events

hayward gallery & VISUAL ARTS

Friday 17

MIND THE MAP

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

A crash-course in mind mapping focusing on the creative potential of diagrams used to visualise ideas. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 2:30pm Admission free

booking essential

TALKING IN MY MIND

This interactive workshop explores the conceptual landscape of the mind of the artist. With a help of a facilitator the visitors create, choose and discuss their own conceptual questions about the exhibition, the artists, the works and their own perceptions.

This summer, the Hayward Gallery exhibition Walking in my Mind explores artists’ imaginations through dramatic large-scale installation art. Make a model of a brain, discover what young people thought of the exhibition through special audio presentations and take an exhibition tour to get the most out of your visit.

Hayward Gallery, 4pm Admission free

with exhibition ticket

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Sunday 5

Walking In My Mind, Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession, 2006, Courtesy of the artist © Yayoi Kusama 2009

Thomas Hirschhorn discusses his work Cavemanman, appearing in Walking in My Mind, where he has transformed one of the galleries into a series of caves filled with the detritus of modern civilisation. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £8

Thursday 30 Brain making

Model brain making workshops with brain specialist scientist Dr Lizzie Burns. Suitable for children ages seven and up. Meet in Hayward Gallery foyer, 12 noon & 3pm Admission free

Aleksandra Mir, First Woman on the Moon (detail), 1999 Courtesy the artist and greengrassi, London© the artist 2009

Opening 40 years after the Apollo 11 moon landings, Deceitful Moon is an exhibition marking the anniversary of the doubt that the moon landings ever took place. Featuring work by British and international artists, the show touches on a tradition of hoaxes and conspiracy theories that reaches back to at least the 18th century. Hayward Gallery Project Space Admission free

8 July-18 September

until 23 october

Peter Newman: Skystation

jeppe Hein, Appearing Rooms

Based on the form of Le Corbusier’s classic LC4 chaise-longue, British artist Peter Newman’s Skystation is a circular, spaceship-like sculpture that also acts as a piece of public seating - a resting place for the weary. Newman also shows a series of his photographs in Concrete, The Hayward’s cafe/bar.

Outside the Hayward Gallery & Concrete Admission free

until 12 July Matthew Darbyshire: Funhouse

This large-scale installation takes its form from the funhouse characterised by wobbly mirrors, undulating floors, and plastic ball pits. Darbyshire’s installation references the ‘visitor-friendly’ design language of much 21stcentury British public and corporate architecture. Hayward Gallery Project Space Admission free

Danish artist Jeppe Hein’s hugely popular Appearing Rooms returns to Southbank Centre. Jets of water shoot into the air to create ‘rooms’, which disappear as quickly as they emerge, inviting visitors of all ages to try their luck at predicting its next move. Riverside Terrace Admission free

Hayward Touring Exhibition 18 July-25 october UNPOPULAR CULTURE & Nostalgia for the bad times

Grayson Perry selects from Arts Council Collection and from the BFI National Archive For full details visit www. southbankcentre.co.uk/ haywardtouring. To find out more about the Arts Council Collection please visit artscouncilcollection.org.uk Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculture Park, Wakefield Yorkshire

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Take in the world’s best writing, internationally renowned music, poetry and path-breaking debate at the third London Literature Festival, with unique headlining events from Buzz Aldrin, Arundhati Roy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Sarah Waters, Lemn Sissay, Amartya Sen, Peter Ackroyd, Susie Orbach and Billie Whitelaw. Enjoy an outdoor production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, an intimate storytelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, two rare stagings of Samuel Beckett’s Not I, and Shakespeare’s sonnets set to music by Gavin Bryars and other musicians, including Antony Hegarty.

Thursday 2

Friday 3

fred d’aguiar: poetry and trauma

Sara Maitland

Southbank Centre and the Young Vic join forces in a major new outdoor production of Coleridge’s classic poem beside the river Thames with original music by Southbank Centre Artists in Residence Bellowhead and a cast featuring 150 children from Lambeth and Southwark primary schools.

mark Gevisser

Mark Gevisser discusses his new book A Legacy of Liberation and takes the pulse of South African democracy. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £9

buzz aldrin

Southbank Centre Square, 12 noon & 3pm Sara Maitland, Adam Lee

Fred D’Aguiar, poet and teacher at Virginia Tech, the American college which bore witness to the massacre of 32 students, discusses the poetry written during the grieving process. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Sarah Dunant

Join us for a semi-dramatised evening of readings, live music and singing inspired by 16th-century Italian convent life, to celebrate Dunant’s new book Sacred Hearts. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Arundhati Roy: on democracy

Sara Maitland has spent silent periods all over the world, and discusses her book, A Book of Silence, with Richard Coles in this event.

Clare Mulley & Alexander Masters

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

These two authors discuss biography and identity, by comparing the different approaches to their work.

Jake Arnott

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm £7

Jake Arnott’s novels have put queer characters right at the heart of bestselling fiction, and he discusses his latest work with Rupert Smith of the House of Homosexual Culture. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Saturday 4 launch breakfast

Learn about this year’s Festival with Senior Programmer Martin Colthorpe while enjoying tea, coffee and pastries. Email membership@ southbankcentre.co.uk or phone 020 7921 0916 to book.

London Literature Festival

Admission free

booking essential

southbank centre book club: ugly shy girl Join us for a discussion of Laura Dockrill’s Ugly Shy Girl as part of a special session of Southbank Centre Book Club with Rachel Holmes.

Booker Prize-winner and activist Arundhati Roy looking at her native India, discusses the subject of democracy with Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti.

Writers from the Tell Tales family in a storytelling event, featuring Olive Senior, Courttia Newland, Sophie Woolley, Manzu Islam and Gemma Weekes accompanied by original music.

Brian Chikwava & Petina Gappah Gavin Bryars weaves together eight of Shakespeare’s sonnets on the subjects of time, memory and music, with additional Shakespeare settings by Antony Hegarty,  Mira Calix, Gavin Friday, Natalie Merchant and Alex Balanescu .

The Wedding Brian Chikwava, Jide Alakija

Brian Chikwava and Petina Gappah discuss their new books, which look at Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwean diaspora in London.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 4pm £7

fresh off the page: mashing the classics or The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Andrew Steggall director Keith Khan/D Lime site designers Jess Curtis costume designer Alex Reynolds choreographer Bellowhead music

Gavin Bryars: nothing like the sun

Admission free

admission free

Global Village

Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm £15 Premium seats £22

booking essential

members only

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £12

American astronaut gives us a harrowing first-person account of the successful lunar landing that came within seconds of failure.

Foyles on Festival Riverside, 3.30pm

Members Bar at Royal Festival Hall, 11am Arundhati Roy, Pradip Krishen 2004

Buzz Aldrin, Rex Features

Some of the most exciting emerging and established talent across the spoken word and music scenes give their own 21st century retelling of a classic text or story.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Sunday 5 the school of life: you are what you read

What journeys will your reading take in the future? The School of Life guides you to the books that can transform and illuminate your life. Also on Sunday 12 July. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 12 noon £7

The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 4.30pm Admission free

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Arundhati Roy, Pradip Krishen 2004

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Sunday 5

Monday 6

wednesday 8

new deal of the mind

Helon Habila & cameron duodu

not i

A coalition of entrepreneurs, teachers and individuals working in the creative industries discuss the current economic crisis. Speakers include artist Louise Wilson. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1pm £9

southbank centre book club: the night watch

Helon Habila and Cameron Duodu read from their work and discuss artists who have inspired them while responding to questions in this event introduced by Nii Ayikwei Parkes. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Join us for a discussion of Sarah Water’s The Night Watch as part of a special session of Southbank Centre Book Club with Rachel Holmes.

London Sinfonietta

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 3.30pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £22 £15 £9 Premium seats £30

Admission free

booking essential

Two new music-theatre works by Harrison Birtwistle, with a libretto by poet David Harsent (The Corridor). See page 3. Also on Tuesday 7 July.

Sarah Waters

Peter Conrad: Islands

Marina Lewycka and Quaisra Sharaz read from their latest work, exploring contemporary urban life and the personal histories of immigration and place that make up human character.

See Tuesday 7 July. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12

Thursday 9

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Wuthering Heights: from Page to Screen

Islands are an eternal symbol of human escape and the subject of Peter Conrad’s new book which explores everything from the desert islands of Robinson Crusoe to Robben Islands, where Nelson Mandela was in prison.

Lemn Sissay, david buckland, david lan & ruth little: The Arctic and us

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 3.30pm £7

fred d’aguiar

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

tuesday 7 not i

Poet D’Aguiar discusses and reads from his new collection Continental Shelf. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 4pm £7

Benjamin Zephaniah

The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7pm £9

Harrison Birtwistle, David Harsent & Marina Warner

Harrison Birtwistle and David Harsent discuss music, narrative and myth through their collaboration on The Corridor, a new piece of music theatre commissioned by Southbank Centre, with writer and critic Marina Warner. Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7.45pm £7 11

One of the UK’s poetry greats, Benjamin Zephaniah, reads from new work and older favourites at this exclusive London show, introduced by Artist in Residence Lemn Sissay.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £10

english journey: 75 years on

granta: a life in writing

AL Kennedy and Adam Thirlwell discuss how our tastes in literature have changed over the past 30 years and discuss their own writing in the digital age.

Friday 10 Samuel Beckett’s Not I is an intense monologue set in a pitch-black space lit by a single beam of light, performed by Lisa Dwan. Following the performance, a discussion with legendary Beckett actress Billie Whitelaw with Dwan and Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre. Also on Wednesday 8 July. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12

fresh off the page: where to?

Heart of Darkness

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £10

Marking the 75th anniversary of JB Priestley’s legendary book, Margaret Drabble and Nina Bawden discuss its legacy. Tom Priestley, to whom the book was dedicated, introduces the evening. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Foyles on Festival Riverside, 3.30pm Admission free

booking essential

Ugly Shy Girls: Laura Dockrill, Kate Nash, Peggy Sue & Brigitte Aphrodite

Saturday 11 The Austen Industry

Live music, spoken word and visual art event organised by our team of young curators inspired by Benjamin Zephaniah.

A Bit of Verbal

Join a line-up of lesbian and gay poets and performers including singer Ste McCabe, novelist VG Lee, rapper Q-Boy and poet Jacqui Appleby for a messy, dirty night of verbal and musical delights. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 7.00pm £7

Caught by the River Kate Nash, Dimitri Hakke/ Getty Images

The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5.30pm Admission free Clare Harman, Caroline Forbes

London Sinfonietta See Tuesday 6 July.

Clare Harman, author of Jane’s Fame: How Austen Conquered the World, discusses the Austen industry.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £22 £15 £9 Premium seats £30

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1pm £9

Join us for a discussion of Brian Chikwava’s Harare North as part of a special session of Southbank Centre Book Club with Rachel Holmes. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 3.30pm

Karen Armstrong

St Paul’s Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall, 6pm £7

All-female show celebrating Laura Dockrill’s second book, Ugly Shy Girl, featuring Brigitte Aphrodite, Peggy Sue, Kate Nash and Laura Dockrill and hosted by Radio 1Xtra presenter Gemma Cairney with post-show entertainment in The Front Room. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 4pm £10

Southbank Centre joins Heavenly Records for an evening of readings, music and musings celebrating fishing and life on the riverbank. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £12

Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Aravind Adiga

MonDAY 13

Admission free

The greatest and most influential novella of the 20th century is performed entire and complete, accompanied by live performance of Elgar’s Enigma Variations transposed for piano. Also on Sunday 12 July.

An exciting night of dark, pertinent and witty short plays, performance prose and poetry featuring Laura Wade, Naomi Wallace, Yang Lian, Michael Bhim, Joelle Taylor, Heidi James and Pascale Petit.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

southbank centre book club: the white tiger Join us for a discussion of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger as part of a special session of Southbank Centre Book Club with Rachel Holmes.

Brand Shorts

Booker Prize-winner Aravind Adiga gives his first public reading from his novel Between the Assassinations.

booking essential

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 3.30pm £7

BAFTA-winning writer Peter Bowker, key cast members and writer and critic Elaine Showalter discuss their approach to the original text, there’s also a sneak preview of this stunning new drama starring Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy.

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

2009 Caine Prize Readings The Caine Prize celebrates the best new fiction from Africa, and this year marks the tenth anniversary of the prize.

southbank centre book club: harare north

Admission free

Sarah Waters returns to Southbank Centre to discuss her new novel The Little Stranger, a chilling ghost story set in a crumbling Georgian house in rural Warwickshire.

the school of life: you are what you read Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 12 noon £7

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Artist in Residence Lemn Sissay introduces his poetry film about the Arctic. David Buckland, David Lan and Ruth Little discuss the Cape Farewell project and share their stories in this special event.

Sunday 12 See Sunday 5 July.

The party continues with a postshow cabaret of fresh talent with Laura Dockrill and Kate Nash, and featuring entertainment from MC Angel and Kandice, dancing, spectacular conversation and a book signing.

Sam Miller & Vikram Seth

This event reveals the dual character of the beguiling megacity of Delhi. Sam Miller talks about his discoveries in Delhi with Vikram Seth.

fresh off the page: the ugly shy girl cabaret stage

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 1pm £7

Love and Marriage

House of Homosexual Culture celebrates gay love and marriage with authors Paul Burston, Stephanie Dummler and Marion Husband, alongside live romantic musical interludes with singer David McAlmont.

Marina Lewycka & Quaisra Sharaz

Southwark Splash: reaching out

Hear some of London’s youngest emerging poets perform their work from Southwark EIC’s annual anthology of children’s writing. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6pm Admission free

Lemn Sissay: Why I Don’t Hate White People

E4 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre Playwright, performer and Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Lemn Sissay’s acclaimed show. See page 17. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £12

Karen Armstrong, Jerry Bauer

Karen Armstrong is one of the key writers about the role of religion in an increasingly secularised world, which she confronts in her new book The Case for God, which she discusses with chair Muneeza Shamsie.

peter ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd discusses his newly published retelling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £10

Liz Bentley £500 a Line!

Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 4pm £9

private peaceful

E4 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre Private Peaceful is based on the award-winning children’s book by Michael Morpurgo. See page 16. Suitable for ages eight and over. Also on 11 & 12 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 3pm £14

This successful comedienne tells of her weird and wonderful travels en route to her final destination, the poem: a bargain at just £500 a line.

Heart of Darkness

Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm

St Paul’s Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall, 6pm £7

booking essential

See Saturday 11 July.

Admission free

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Martin Parr

Amartya Sen

Lemn Sissay: Internal Flight

London Liming

All-girl hip-hop dance groups compete to be the best in the Dare 2 Dance competition. Young women from across the capital come to The Clore Ballroom to show off their moves in an afternoon of high energy performances.

Charlie Dark, Courtesy of Renaissance One

Amartya Sen, gives this year’s Southbank Centre Lecture based on his new book The Idea of Justice, covering a vast range of intellectual and cultural activity. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Tuesday 14 rick stroud

Martin Parr presents Parrworld, an exploration of his photography featuring some of the most enduring images of British people’s travel, hobbies and leisure. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Wednesday 15 Michela Wrong

Michela Wrong discusses her new book It’s Our Turn To Eat, a gripping ‘biography-come-thriller’ about Kenya, one of Africa’s most politically sensitive nations.

Artist in Residence Lemn Sissay presents an exclusive showing of Internal Flight, a documentary film about his return to the children’s homes where he used to live and his search for his family. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £6

Thursday 16 china mieville

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Susie Orbach interviews will self & andrew o’hagan

A festival closing-night Word Up feast of poets, MCs, vocalists, spoken word impresarios, DJs and illustrators, co-curated by Charlie Dark and Melanie Abrahams. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 8pm £8

until 5 july poetry machines

This project was instigated by Artist in Residence Lemn Sissay as a way of celebrating the diversity of poetry from Wordsworth to Goldfrapp as it comes through Southbank Centre, incorporating the work of artist Lucy Harrison featuring 20th century writing machines. Saison Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall Tuesday-Sunday 11am-8pm Admission free

China Mieville reads from and discusses his new book The City and The City, an existential thriller in an unnamed European borderland.

Author of The Book of the Moon explores the moon in its many facets: as scientific phenomena, as a metaphor for discovery and as artistic inspiration.

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm £7

private peaceful

E4 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre See page 16. Also on 11 & 12 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 3pm £14

Jeanette Winterson, kamila shamsie, hanif kureishi and dbc pierre The authors read original short stories celebrating the power of storytelling and the importance of Oxfam’s charitable work across the globe. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £10

Stonewall 40 revolution now Susie Orbach is a pioneering writer in the field of psychoanalysis and in this event interviews Will Self and Andrew O’Hagan, and explores the minds behind their controversial works.

2-16 july southbank centre creative writing summer school

Sharpen your writing skills at our Creative Writing Summer School which returns this year, with one-toone sessions with Greg Mosse and writers taking part in the festival. Check the website for details of the workshops.

Dance & performance Dare 2 Dance

friday 10

friday 17

Thursday 23

Saturday 25

Ballroom Summer Nights

dance challenge

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop

Dare 2 Dance

Celebrate the best of the alternative cabaret scene. Also on Friday 24 July. See page 5.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm £10

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 9.30pm

Join a line-up of experts, performers and witnesses including Professor Jeffrey Weeks, Lindsay River, Rikki Beadle-Blair and Michael Twaits for an exploration of gay history’s most significant anniversary. Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.45pm £9

Admission free

wednesday 15 southwark splash: the first kiss of dawn

350 Southwark primary children show off their performance and design skills in a magical new work by Eugene Skeef and Hannah Conway, directed by Karen Gillingham and designed by Young Visions. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 6.30pm

Watch young dancers from primary and secondary schools and community groups in this exciting national competition, judged by the best UK choreographers. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1pm £9 / 7.30pm £12.50

Saturday 18 Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a worldwide phenomenon sweeping the UK giving parents and their children from six months to seven years the chance to strut their stuff on the dance floor to an afternoon of disco favourites. Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall, 2pm £8

As the excitement builds for Southbank Centre’s annual street dance competition Dare 2 Dance 2009, get a sneak preview of what’s to come in this hip-hop workshop and see the Dance Mob sequence for the first time. Suitable for ages 14 and over. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 2pm-4pm Admission free

Cultural Olympiad Dare 2 Dance invites young female hip-hop dancers to Southbank Centre to showcase their best moves and tricks in The Clore Ballroom. Witness mind blowing performances by London’s freshest young talent as each group battles it out to be the champions. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 11am Admission free

friday 24 Ballroom Summer Nights See Friday 10 July.

The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 9.30pm Admission free

Admission free

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wednesday 1

stand up with pride

tom tom crew

The Tom Tom Crew arrives in London with its super charged collision of circus, heart pumping music and spectacle. ‘Must be seen’ (The Advertiser, Australia). Also on 20 June - 19 July.

Blow your whistles and horns for this joyous night of comedy from some of the UK’s best gay and lesbian comedians. Suitable for over 18s only. Also on Saturday 4 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 10.45pm £15

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £17.50

saturday 4

4 POOFS AND A PIANO

See Wednesday 1 July.

Hot on the heels from their smash hit UK tour, favourite songsters 4 Poofs and a Piano are back with their unique brand of camp comedy song and dance. Suitable for over 16s only.

THURSDAY 2

Already an unforgettable feature of the Edinburgh and Brighton festivals, E4 Udderbelly is a unique performance space in the shape of a giant, upside-down purple cow! It will host an incredible eight week season of comedy, circus, music, magic, theatre and children’s shows.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £17.50

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

friday 3 tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £22

paul sinha

Smart, articulate and thoughtprovoking stand-up from one of comedy’s brightest and most distinctive voices. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

with Marcus Brigstocke, Andre Vincent & guests This is a current affairs comedy show that questions assumptions, ridicules the naysayers, unravels the spin and pooh-poohs the pomposity of headline print. Also on Sunday 12 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 12.30pm £10

tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 2.30pm & 7pm 2.30pm £14 / 7pm £22

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 2.30pm & 7pm 2.30pm £14 / 7pm £22

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 5pm £12.50

potted pirates

The Comedy Store’s resident satirical comedy show featuring a team of highly talented, razorsharp stand-ups. Suitable for over 16s only.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 5pm £12.50

rhona cameron

Award-winning comedian and critically acclaimed author Rhona Cameron presents an evening of hilarious storytelling, classic sharp wit and extremely funny observational humour. Suitable for over 16s only. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

stand up with pride See Friday 3 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 10.45pm £15

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £17.50

josie long and friends

Josie Long presents a one-off show featuring hot skit crew Pappy’s Fun Club and science pin-up Robin Ince, as well as some very special guests. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

thursday 9 tom tom crew

the cutting edge

monday 6 After the hilarious success of Potted Potter, delightful double act and CBBC presenters Dan and Jeff return with this new compressed caper. Suitable for ages six and over. Also on Sunday 5 July.

See Wednesday 1 July.

See Saturday 4 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

See Wednesday 1 July.

Prepare to have your world rocked (in quite a gentle way) by If.Comedy Award-winner David O’Doherty and his tiny keyboard-based musical comedy show.

tom tom crew

potted pirates

tom tom crew

david o’doherty

wednesday 8

The Early Edition presents The Sunday Roast

tom tom crew

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

Prepare yourself for a season of unbeatable entertainment with E4 Udderbelly at Southbank Centre.

sunday 5

beardyman’s complete and utter shambles

Mighty beatboxer extraordinaire Beardyman with special guests from the worlds of music, comedy and visual arts. Suitable for over 16s only. Also on Monday 13 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 8.30pm £14

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £17.50

political animal

The nation’s only and probably best political stand-up gig triumphantly returns to London from gardening leave to harangue and cajole a very naughty planet, with Stephen Grant and music from Gavin Osborn. Suitable for over 16s only. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

friday 10 private peaceful

tuesday 7 tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £17.50

an audience with arthur smith

Comedian, playwright and grumpy old man Arthur Smith airs old gags and creates new ones, recruiting friends and passers by in an attempt to prove that laughter is the one true metaphysical consolation. Suitable for over 18s only. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

Private Peaceful is based on the award-winning children’s book by Michael Morpurgo, telling the story of the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a World War I soldier awaiting his execution by firing squad at dawn. Suitable for ages eight and over. Also on 11 & 12 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 3pm £14

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Josie Long

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friday 10 tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July.

See Wednesday 1 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 2.30pm £14

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £22

private peaceful

rhod gilbert

Direct from his sold-out nationwide tour, don’t miss the hilarious Welsh Misery in his only London date this summer. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

belly laughs live

For the first time in ten years, Underbelly launches its very own comedy night promising belly laughs galore with the cream of the world’s top stand-up comedians. Suitable for over 18s only. Also on Saturday 11 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 10.45pm £15

saturday 11 tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 2.30pm & 7pm £14

private peaceful See Friday 10 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 5pm £14

reginald d hunter

Award-winning comedian Reginald D Hunter brings his critically acclaimed, sell-out show from the Edinburgh Festival to Southbank Centre. Suitable for over 18s only. Also on Sunday 12 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £16

belly laughs live See Friday 10 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 10.45pm £15

sunday 12 The Early Edition presents The Sunday Roast with Marcus Brigstocke, Andre Vincent & guests See Sunday 5 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 12.30pm £10

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tom tom crew

tuesday 14 all at sea

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 5pm £14

Perrier Award-nominated comedian and author Tim FitzHigham in a show of triumph, failure and navigable plumbing about his world record-breaking trip from France to Tower Bridge in a bath.

katy brand and friends

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £12

See Friday 10 July.

British Comedy Award and star of ITV2’s Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show is joined on stage by some of her favourite fellow comedians for an hour of noisy, anarchic fun. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £16.50

reginald d hunter See Saturday 11 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £16

monday 13 why i don’t hate white people

Playwright, performer and broadcaster Lemn Sissay has spent most of his adult life searching for his family who are black like him - join him on a journey of laughter and mental gymnastics to discover why he doesn’t hate white people. Suitable for over 12s only. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £12

beardyman’s complete and utter shambles See Monday 6 July.

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 8.30pm £14

prioritÉ À gauche: bastille day special

Celebrate Bastille Day in style with the comedy scene’s favourite French exchange performing all the hits that made them into the stars they think they are today. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £15

wednesday 15 tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £17.50

thursday 16 woody sez

Charismatic Broadway veteran David Lutken, as Woody Guthrie, is joined by three folk musicians, bringing Guthrie’s music to life. Also on 17-19 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 4.30pm £15

tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £17.50

pete firman

Acclaimed magician and comedian Pete Firman, described as the Tommy Cooper for the MySpace generation, brings his magic show to Southbank Centre for the first time. Suitable for over 16s only. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £12

friday 17

tom tom crew

Southbank Centre Sandpit

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 7pm £22

31 July - 2 August

See Wednesday 1 July.

become a member

The Saison Poetry Library houses the Arts Council poetry collection, the most comprehensive and accessible collection of modern poetry in Britain. The collection, dating from 1912, consists of most poetry from the United Kingdom and Ireland, a large selection from English-speaking countries worldwide, poetry in translation, poetry by and for children, rap and concrete poetry. Audio and video facilities are available in addition to a large variety of magazines, press cuttings and ephemera.

Enjoy free unlimited entry to all exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, receive priority booking and information and pay no booking fees for other Southbank Centre events. Members also get access to the private Members Bar, Members-only events and exclusive offers including a 10% discount in our three Southbank Centre Shops. Join now. Visit www. southbankcentre.co.uk/membership

jason byrne

After another sensational year at the Edinburgh Festival, Jason Byrne presents two riotous nights of comedy. Suitable for over 16s only. Also on Saturday 18 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £17.50

spank

James & Leon’s stellar night of stand up, sketch and musical comedy mayhem comes to the Southbank Centre for one night only. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 10.45pm £15

saturday 18 tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 2.30pm & 7pm 2.30pm £14 / 7pm £22

Hide And Seek, London’s social gaming pioneers, present everything from solo games to huge flash mob collaborations. Join us for a weekend of creating, exploring, sneaking, cheating and playing at Southbank Centre. On Sunday, all the games are family friendly. The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall, 7pm-10pm (Friday), 11am – 6pm (Saturday-Sunday) Admission free

woody sez

Phone 0871 663 2580 or visit any Southbank Centre Ticket Office

Membership is free and the library is open daily (except Mondays) from 11am to 8pm.

See Thursday 16 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 4.30pm £15

jason byrne

get closer: supporters circles

Unique Venue Hire

Get closer to the arts at Southbank Centre by joining the Supporters Circles. From £250 per year you will be invited to previews, rehearsals, receptions and other special events. You will also be kept regularly informed of what’s on, benefit from privileged access to sold-out performances and enjoy unlimited free entry to the Hayward Gallery and use of the Members Bar.

Whether you are organising a conference, party, drinks reception, dinner, meeting or even your wedding Southbank Centre can provide a creative environment for your event with the best views in central London.

See Friday 17 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 9pm £17.50

best of the comedy store

The Comedy Store, dubbed comedy’s ‘unofficial National Theatre’ by The Guardian, proudly presents the brightest comedy talent from the UK and international circuit. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 10.45pm £16

sunday 19 tom tom crew

See Wednesday 1 July.

woody sez

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 2.30pm & 7pm 2.30pm £14 / 7pm £22

E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 4.30pm £15

woody sez

See Thursday 16 July.

SAISON poetry library

See Thursday 16 July. E4 Udderbelly at Jubilee Gardens, 4.30pm £15

& MORE

Your support is invaluable to the continued success of Southbank Centre. For more information please contact the Development Department on 020 7921 0825 or email circles@southbankcentre. co.uk

To book Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room or the Hayward Gallery, please contact our Events team on 020 7921 0702 or events@southbankcentre.co.uk

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There are many restaurants, bars and shops across Southbank Centre to enjoy, from Festival Riverside, along our terraces and in Southbank Centre Square.

Shops

Eat & Drink

eat & Drink Outside

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Summer is great time to experience our beautiful riverside location. Central Bar Terrace, with its incredible panoramic view, is now open, serving a selection of special cocktails, beer and wine right on Riverside Terrace – and enjoy table service as well. Most restaurants and bars have outside seating, or you can make up a picnic and sit by the river or on the grass, enjoying a sunny summer’s day and watching the world go by. Ice creams are available on Queen’s Walk and Riverside Terrace.

Cards, jewellery, toys, musical gifts and 1950s inspired homeware.

Hayward Gallery

Exhibition themed gifts, books and prints plus Hayward publications.

Festival Terrace

Design-led jewellery, scarves, homeware and unique gifts.

Skylon Stylish modern British menu and cocktail bar. Riverside Terrace Cafe Seasonal sandwiches, soups, salad, pastries and cakes. Bread and cakes are baked on the premises.

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall Cafe & Bar Seasonal sandwiches, soups, salad, pastries and cakes, with beer and wine at the bar.

Hayward Gallery Festival Terrace Shop

Festival Riverside

Foyles Extensive selection of books, printed music and gifts.

Eat & Shop

Southbank Centre Square Canteen All-day British menu.

Festival Terrace

Special Offer

ping pong Traditional dim sum, full cocktail menu and special teas. Feng Sushi Handmade sushi and Japanese food. Caffè Vergnano 1882 Italian restaurant and bar with speciality coffees. Le Pain Quotidien Belgian bakery/cafe with all-day dining. Las Iguanas Fresh South American dishes and cocktail bar.

Get a Free Cocktail at Ping Pong

Festival Riverside

Foyles

MDC Music & Movies CDs and DVDs of classical and world music. www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ visiting-us/shopping

Visit Walking in My Mind at the Hayward Gallery (see pg. 8) and enjoy a fabulous complimentary cocktail when you dine at ping pong. Just present your  exhibition ticket when ordering. Only one complimentary cocktail per guest. Valid for up to two guests at ping pong Southbank Centre until 6 September 2009. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount voucher. No cash alternative available.

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Concrete Daytime toasties, salads and soups - nighttime bar with beer, wine and cocktails.

wagamama Pan-asian inspired dishes. Strada Rustic traditional Italian pizza and pasta. EAT Handmade sandwiches, salads, soup, cakes and pastries. Giraffe All-day dining from breakfast to stir fries and burgers.

Cocktails on Central Bar Terrace

Southbank Centre Summer Food Market 10-12 July Browse through 40 stalls situated on Southbank Centre Square furnishing a delicious array of artisan food and drink, including rare cooked meats, fresh mezze, salads and sweets such as cakes, pancakes and baklava. Many producers create meal and drink offers, and a programme of free access demos, tastings and workshops runs each day. Southbank Centre Square 11am-8pm Closes at 6pm on Sunday

Freshly dug vegetables

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ visiting-us/food-and-drink

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July At a Glance

Wednesday 1

Sunday 5

Thursday 9

Sunday 12

Wednesday 15

Sunday 19

Saturday 25

E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew 7pm 4 Poofs and a Piano 9pm

Classical Music Bourne Grammar School Choir, 1.30pm

Classical Music English Chamber Choir, 1.30pm London Forest Choir, 3pm

Classical Music Barisons, 1.30pm Bexley Youth Choir & The Esterhazy Singers, 3pm

Thursday 2

London Literature Festival Michela Wrong, 7pm Susie Orbach Interviews Will Self & Andrew O’Hagan, 7.30pm Lemn Sissay: Internal Flight, 7.45pm

Classical Music Uday Bhawalkar Sings Dhrupad, 7.45pm

Visual Arts Mind the Map, 2.30pm Talking in My Mind, 4pm

London Literature Festival Love and Marriage, 7pm Wuthering Heights: From Page to Screen, 7.30pm Granta : A Life in Writing, 7.45pm

London Literature Festival Fred D’Aguiar: Poetry and Trauma, 7pm Sarah Dunant, 7pm Arundhati Roy: On Democracy, 7.30pm Global Village, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew 7pm David O’Doherty 9pm

Friday 3 Gigs and Contemporary Music Friday Lunch, 1pm Friday Tonic, 5.30pm London Literature Festival Sarah Maitland, 7pm Jake Arnott, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Paul Sinha, 9pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Stand Up with Pride, 10.45pm

Saturday 4 London Literature Festival Launch Breakfast ,11am The Wedding, 12 noon Clare Mulley & Ale xander Masters, 1pm The Wedding, 3pm Southbank Centre Book Club: Ugly Shy Girl 3.30pm Brian Chikwava & Petina Gappah, 4pm Fresh Off the Page : Mashing the Classics, 4.30pm Mark Gevisser, 7pm Buzz Aldrin, 7.30pm Gavin Bryars : Nothing Like the Sun, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 2.30pm Potted Pirates, 5pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Rhona Cameron, 9pm Stand Up with Pride, 10.45pm

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London Literature Festival The School Of Life: You Are What You Read, 12 noon New Deal of the Mind, 1pm Sam Miller & Vikram Seth, 3.30pm Southbank Centre Book Club: The Night Watch, 3.30pm Fred D’Aguiar, 4pm 2009 Caine Prize Readings, 7pm Harrison Birtwistle, David Harsent & Marina Warner, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly The Early Edition presents The Sunday Roast, 12.30pm Tom Tom Crew, 2.30pm Potted Pirates, 5pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm The Cutting Edge, 9pm

Monday 6 Classical Music London Sinfonietta, 7.30pm London Literature Festival Helon Habila & Cameron Duodu, 7pm Sarah Waters, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Beardyman ’s Complete and Utter Shambles, 8.30pm

Tuesday 7 Classical Music London Sinfonietta, 7.30pm London Literature Festival Not I, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 7pm An Audience with Arthur Smith, 9pm

Wednesday 8 London Literature Festival Not I, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Josie Long and Friends, 9pm

E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Political Animal, 9pm

Friday 10 Gigs and Contemporary Music Find Your Talent, 1pm

London Literature Festival The School of Life: You Are What You Read, 12 noon Southbank Centre Book Club: Harare North, 3.30pm Karen Armstrong, 4pm Private Peaceful, 5pm Heart of Darkness, 6pm Brand Shorts, 7pm Aravind Adiga, 7.45pm

London Literature Festival Fresh Off The Page: Where To? 5.30pm Peter Conrad: Islands, 7pm Benjamin Zephaniah, 7.30pm English Journey: 75 Years On, 7.45pm

E4 Udderbelly The Early Edition presents The Sunday Roast, 12.30pm Tom Tom Crew, 2.30pm Katy Brand and Friends, 7pm Reginald D Hunter, 9pm

Dance and Performance Ballroom Summer Nights, 9.30pm

Monday 13

E4 Udderbelly Private Peaceful, 3pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Rhod Gilbert, 9pm Belly Laughs Live, 10.45pm

Saturday 11 Classical Music Centre For Young Musicians Showcase, 12.30pm The Rhythm of the Gamelan, 1pm London Literature Festival The Austen Industry, 1pm Marina Lewycka & Quaisra Sharaz, 1pm Lemn Sissay, David Buckland, David Lan & Ruth Little: The Arctic and Us, 3.30pm Southbank Centre Book Club: The White Tiger, 3.30pm Ugly Shy Girls: Laura Dockrill, Kate Nash, Peggy Sue & Brigitte Aphrodite, 4pm Fresh Off The Page: Ugly Shy Girl Cabaret Stage, 5.30pm Heart of Darkness, 6pm A Bit of Verbal, 7pm Caught by the River, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 2.30pm Private Peaceful, 5pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Reginald D Hunter, 9pm Belly Laughs Live, 10.45pm

London Literature Festival Southwark Splash: Reaching Out, 6pm Peter Ackroyd, 7.30pm Liz Bentley £500 a Line! 7.30pm Amartya Sen, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Lemn Sisssay: Why I Don ’t Hate White People, 7pm Beardyman ’s Complete and Utter Shambles, 8.30pm

Tuesday 14 London Literature Festival Private Peaceful, 3pm Rick Stroud, 7pm Jeanette Winterson, Kamila Shamsie, Hanif Kureishi and DBC Pierre, 7.30pm Martin Parr, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly All at Sea, 7pm Priorit é à Gauche: Bastille Day Special, 9pm

Dance and Performance Southwark Splash: The First Kiss of Dawn, 6.30pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 7pm

Gigs and Contemporary Music The Band, 5pm An Evening with Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli, 7.30pm Emmy The Great, 7.45pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 2.30pm Woody Sez, 4.30pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm

Gigs and Contemporary Music Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, 8pm

Throughout the Month Until 6 September Visual Arts Walking in My Mind

Until 12 July

Dance and Performance Dare 2 Dance, 11am

Visual Arts Matthew Darbyshire: Funhouse

Sunday 26

8 July 18 September

Gigs and Contemporary Music Marianne Faithfull, 7.30pm

Classical Music Bulgarian Voice Workshop, 12.30pm Nishat Khan with the Philharmonia Orchestra, 4pm Chinese & Japanese Instrumental Music, 7.45pm

Thursday 23

Tuesday 28

Visual Arts Deceitful Moon

Gigs and Contemporary Music Buffy Sainte -Marie, 7.30pm

Until 23 October

Friday 17

Gigs and Contemporary Music Mary Gauthier plus special guest Eliza Gilkyson, 7.15pm Black Box Recorder, 7.30pm

Thursday 30

Visual Arts Jeppe Hein, Appearing Rooms

Classical Music Friday Lunch, 1pm

Dance and Performance Hip -hop Dance Workshop, 2pm

Visual Arts Thomas Hirschhorn, 7pm

Friday 24

Thursday 16 London Literature Festival China Mieville, 7pm Stonewall 40 Revolution Now, 7.45pm London Liming, 8pm E4 Udderbelly Woody Sez, 4.30pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Pete Firman, 9pm

Dance and Performance Dance Challenge, 1pm Dance Challenge, 7.30pm E4 Udderbelly Woody Sez, 4.30pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Jason Byrne, 9pm SPANK, 10.45pm

Saturday 18 Gigs and Contemporary Music United Underground, 5pm Dance and Performance Baby Loves Disco, 2pm E4 Udderbelly Tom Tom Crew, 2.30pm Woody Sez, 4.30pm Tom Tom Crew, 7pm Jason Byrne, 9pm Best of the Comedy Store, 10.45pm

Monday 20

Classical Music Tomorrow ’s People Good Vibrations Gamelan Challenge, 1.30pm Bireshwar Gautam & Sunanda Sharma : Traditional Indian Thumri & Abhinaya, 7.45pm Gigs and Contemporary Music Behind the Scenes with Tomorrow’s Warriors, 2pm Gary Crosby’s Future Warriors, 5.30pm The Queen ’s Suite, 7.30pm Dance and Performance Ballroom Summer Night, 9.30pm

Visual Arts Brain Making, 12 noon & 3pm

Friday 31 Gigs and Contemporary Music Trouble Tune Tonic, 5.30pm

Visual Arts Peter Newman: Skystation

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31 July – 2 August & More Southbank Centre Sandpit

Classical Music pages 3-4 Gigs and Contemporary Music pages 5-6 Visual Arts pages 7-8 London Literature Festival pages 9-13 Dance & Performance page 14 E4 Udderbelly pages 15-17 & More page 18

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Access

Parking

Southbank Centre Car Park – Belvedere Road (7am–1am). Southbank Centre Car Park – Hayward Gallery(7am–1am)

Visiting with children

Southbank Centre is accessible to people with disabilities. All our auditoria, ticket desks, The Clore Ballroom and information points have sound enhancement systems. Visitors with a disability can join our access list and may be eligible for concessions. To receive publications in alternative formats and further information: Email: accesslist@ southbankcentre.co.uk Phone: 0871 663 2587 Or, send a fax to: 0870 163 3896.

Public transport

Southbank Centre is located on the Thames Riverside between the Golden Jubilee and Waterloo Bridges. Underground: Waterloo & Embankment Buses: Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road & Stamford Street Mainline rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East & Charing Cross

Children of all ages are welcome at Southbank Centre and babychanging facilities are available in each of the arts venues. Some performances may be unsuitable for children or disallow babes in arms, please check for details when booking.

Groups

how to book www.southbankcentre.co.uk* Tickets 0871 663 2509* 9am–8pm (daily). *Transaction fees applicable. No transaction fees for Southbank Centre Members.

in person

Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office 10am-8pm (daily). The Hayward Ticket Office 10am–6pm (daily).

concessions

Limited allocation of half –price tickets are available for recipients of Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit, those aged 16 and under, and full-time students. Appropriate cards to be shown and discounts cannot be combined.

Spirit Level The Mercers’ Company Gamelan Room St Pauls Pavilion Weston Pavilion Sunley Pavilion Saison Poetry Library Central Bar Level 5 Function Room The Clore Ballroom Skylon Riverside Terrace Café Members Bar 3. Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery Project Space Concrete 4. Southbank Centre Square

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Central Bar Terrace

6. Festival Terrace

ping pong Feng Sushi Caffè Vergnano 1882 Southbank Centre Shop Le Pain Quotidien Las Iguanas

7. Festival Riverside

wagamama EAT. Strada MDC Music & Movies Foyles Giraffe

8. Jubilee Gardens

E4 Udderbelly Groups of ten or more may be eligible for discounted tickets, although the saving varies according to the performance booked and the size of the group. Groups are also eligible for up to 20 per cent off coach hire with first four coaches. Please phone the group booking lineon 0871 663 2598 for more details

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Southbank Centre's July 2009 Diary