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live music // screenings // exhibitions // kids // festivals

events Feb 13

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--------------------------------------------gallery@oxo 11am – 6pm daily CH talents: Depicting Fashion Explore a unique set-up of emerging Swiss designers carving out their niche in the international market ---------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------Park Plaza County Hall 8pm Free Live Music Every Thursday evening in Spectrum Bar ---------------------------------------------

14 – 24 Feb

21 Feb

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 11.30am, 1.30 & 3pm Imagine Big Sing Extravaganza! Come for a day full of songs and be part of our free Imagine Big Sing workshops

Every Thursday

All Month

--------------------------------------------BFI Southbank Mon – Sun 11am – 11pm Polanski Posters A selection of International film posters displaying a wide range of images and strong graphic styles

Graffiti Classics at Southbank Centre Sunday 17 February

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1 Friday

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 6 – 7.30pm Suntrap Contemporary Folk music --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 1pm Accordion Duo: Bartosz Glowack: Presented by The Royal Academy of Music The duo responds to the theme of connecting with national identity by performing a mixture of early 20th-century compositions and original folk repertoire from their homeland ---------------------------------------------

3 Sunday

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 1.30 – 2.45pm Cabaret Verite French chansons and sultry Tango ---------------------------------------------

4 Monday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 7.45pm Royal Colleage Of Music String Quartet Woven Words: Lutosławski Centenary 2013 ---------------------------------------------

5 Tuesday

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 5.45 – 7.15pm Virtuosos Repertoire from Bach, Verracini & Händel, encompassing Eastern European music, Tango, to original compositions ---------------------------------------------

6 Wednesday

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 5.45 – 7.15pm Louise Jordan Young Folk singer provides an enchanting twist on the traditional British Folk song ---------------------------------------------

7 Thursday

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 5.15 – 5.50pm and 6.45 – 7.15pm Hal Fowler and Phil Hakes Swing music --------------------------------------------Park Plaza Westminster Bridge 6 – 9pm Ladies’ Night Free entry into Primo Bar for ladies on the first Thursday of the month, live music and half price cocktails ---------------------------------------------

8 Friday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 1pm Poulenc in focus Students from the Royal College of Music explore the chamber music of Francis Poulenc --------------------------------------------National Theatre 6 – 7.30pm Juliet Howland Winchester based singer, songwriter, actress and composer plays the piano, flute and guitar

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 5.30pm Ambitronix: Steve Argüelles & Benoït Delbecq Two of the most distinctive 21st-century experimental musicians play a rare UK gig at Southbank Centre ---------------------------------------------

10 Sunday

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 1 – 2pm Becky CJ Unique and original songs by exciting, London based singer-songwriter ---------------------------------------------

11 Monday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 10.30am & 1pm London Adventures Take a wander around Southbank Centre with poet Tiffany Tondut then create your own London Adventure poems --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 11am Why do humans invent things that kill us From cigarettes to bombs to guns to drugs, it seems to be a strange world in which adults don’t think about the consequences of their creations ---------------------------------------------

12 Tuesday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 10.30am Young StorySLAM: live Have you got the Literary X Factor? --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 1pm Schools Take the Stage To celebrate all the creative ideas between Southbank Centre and local schools ---------------------------------------------

13 Wednesday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 11am Why aren’t there more houses people can afford The Festival Ideas Cloud poses questions to a panel of speakers --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 5pm Class and the Classroom A panel discussion raising tough questions around the impact of class in the classroom ---------------------------------------------

14 Thursday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 10.30am French Baby Tales (with the Institut Francais) A professional storyteller and librarians help babies familiarise themselves with the French language. Parents must accompany their children

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 5.45 – 7.15pm Jeanie Barton A nostalgic yet refreshing mix of Latin grooves, bebop, vocalise & ballads ---------------------------------------------

15 Friday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 1pm In Harmony Lambeth Come and hear Stockwell children’s orchestra from in harmony Lambeth as they present a very special Friday lunch performance --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 5pm Dylan Howe/Will Butterworth ST Drummer Howe and pianist Butterworth expand the line-up with award-winning saxophonist Julian Siegel and double-bassist Nick Pini --------------------------------------------National Theatre 5.45 – 7.15pm Los Musicos Music from South America ---------------------------------------------

16 Saturday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 11am Babar The Elephant The National Youth Orchestra returns to Imagine with a new performance of the classic children’s story ‘Babar the Elephant’ --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 11.30am Where’s Wally At various points throughout the day, Wally will be somewhere on the Southbank Centre site – can you find him? Prizes for anyone who comes dressed as Wally! --------------------------------------------National Theatre 1 – 2pm and 5.45 – 7.15pm David Perkins Ragtime pianist ---------------------------------------------

17 Sunday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 10.30am & 2.30pm Sarah Mc Intyre & Philip Reeve Join story legends Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre --------------------------------------------National Theatre 1.30 – 2.45pm Caroline Loftus Jazz vocalist and band --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 1 – 3.30pm Grafitti Classics Sixteen strings, eight dancing feet and four voices with one aim – to make classical exhilarating for everyone --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 3pm Where’s Wally See Saturday 16 February

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--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 10.30am & 1.30pm Sound poetry, error and bad singing If you often ‘mis-hear’ songs, come and explore mondegreens (mis-heard song lyrics) with poet Holly Pester --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 11.30am Bicycle Powered Children’s Disco! Pedal your way into party mood with this bicycle-powered children’s disco! --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 5pm The Age of Celebrity A panel talk chaired by performance artist Bryony Kimmings investigating the social and psychological effects that the celebrity age is having on young people in the UK ---------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 1 – 2pm and 5.45 – 7.15pm Perunika Acapella vocal trio incorporating Bulgarian, Macedonian & Russian traditional song & Orthodox chants into a broader Slavic repertoire ---------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------------BFI Southbank: Tue – Sun 1 – 8pm BFI Mediatheque This Working Life: Steel The steel industry has provided some evocative and poetic subject matter for filmmakers throughout the 20th century --------------------------------------------BFI Southbank Mon – Sun 11am – 11pm Displays from the Archive’s Collections: John Boorman A teaser for their forthcoming John Boorman season, featuring costume designs, illuminating correspondence and annotated scripts --------------------------------------------National Theatre Echoes of a Vanished World: A Lifetime in Pictures, by Robin Hanbury-Tenison Stunning photographs which have captured indigenous peoples’ homelands as they were eroded by the modern world --------------------------------------------OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie Live Music Enjoy live jazz every evening, and Saturday and Sunday lunchtime in the Bar & Brasserie --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 10am – 11pm Formerly This exhibition of photography and poetry commemorates a London that is now fast disappearing --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 10am – 6pm SSS T!!! Alexis Teplin’s new body of work relates to the earliest moments of abstract art in the 20th century ---------------------------------------------

18 Monday

19 Tuesday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 12, 1.30 & 3pm Streetdance Workshops Pop along and try out some new dance moves in these free streetdance workshops --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 12pm Alternative Fairytales, Alternative Families A day devoted to alternative fairytales and storytelling that put children of same-sex parents centre-stage ---------------------------------------------

20 Wednesday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 12, 1.30 & 3pm Big Bingo Show with Timberlina & Hey Baylen A riotous rock‘n’roll show ---------------------------------------------

21 Thursday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 6pm Philharmonia Orchestra: Music of Today Recital by an award-winner of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund ---------------------------------------------

22 Friday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 11am, 1 & 3pm Boom Boom’s Bow Boom Boom’s Bow’ is a free interactive jazz musical romp for the whole family --------------------------------------------National Theatre 5.45 – 7.15pm Zenoria Trio Incredible variety of music, including Classical, Folk and Jazz – especially arranged for the unique combination of two violins & double bass --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 12pm In Harmony Lambeth Presents Watch the wonderful young musicians of In Harmony Lambeth as they perform familiar and new orchestral repertoire

23 Saturday

24 Sunday

--------------------------------------------National Theatre 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm Colour Me a Story Come and join us for a Pantone-themed afternoon session of arts, crafts, stories and giveaways! --------------------------------------------National Theatre 1.30 – 2.45pm Sugar Kings Authentic Cuban music ---------------------------------------------

Every Friday

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 1pm Friday Lunch An eclectic weekly lunchtime music series in The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall --------------------------------------------Southbank Centre 5.30pm Friday Tonic A weekly music slot to wind-down, including jazz, tango, folk and gospel

Long Players 22 – 24 Feb

--------------------------------------------Bargehouse 11am – 7pm daily Oitij-jo – showcasing Bangladeshi creativity A vibrant celebration of art, design, textiles, literature and music from, or with roots in, Bangladesh (partially free) ---------------------------------------------

1 – 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 17 Feb

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre Square Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 6pm & Sun 12 – 6pm Real Food Market Enjoy delicious street food, sweet treats and fresh produce from the specially chosen Real Food Market stalls ---------------------------------------------

All Month

Every Evening

--------------------------------------------Park Plaza Westminster Bridge From 8pm Free Live Music Enjoy jazz and soul performances every night at Primo Bar --------------------------------------------IWM London is closed as part of its major redevelopment and partially reopens in July 2013 with a new family exhibition Horrible Histories®: Spies

15 – 24 Feb

--------------------------------------------Southbank Centre Square 12pm Imagine Children’s Festival Real Food Market This extended market over half term and with Imagine Children’s Festival has the same delicious street food, sweet treats and fresh produce, with a little extra for the kids

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February Free Events on South Bank  

All the latest free events on the South Bank, London

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