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Image of Art of make believe: Staging Children’s Stories

Art of make believe: Staging Children’s Stories

A free exhibition in the National Theatre’s Wolfson Gallery


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Essential festive travel info from TfL

Festive travel advice and essential information from TfL


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Waterloo Christmas Carols

Join in Waterloo's carols singalong on Lower Marsh with choirs, members of the community, and people from all over London!


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NYE Fireworks Information

All you need to know about the London New year's Eve Fireworks


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BFI to re-release One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

In celebration of Jack Nicholson’s 80th birthday, BFI Southbank re-releases One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Image of Production images released for LOVE – A new play by Alexander Zeldin

Production images released for LOVE – A new play by Alexander Zeldin

Playing at the National Theatre until 10 January 2017. 


Image of Further casting and on-sale dates announced

Further casting and on-sale dates announced

25th anniversary production of Angels in America at the National Theatre 


Image of Leo Villareal wins Illuminated River project

Leo Villareal wins Illuminated River project

Find out more about Leo Villareal, the light artist who won the Illuminated River competition 


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Banksy’s coming to South Bank

The Banksy Prints Gallery will be opening at the ultra-hip Mondrian London Hotel on Dec 1 2016


Image of London Duck Tours donate to Evelina London Children’s Hospital

London Duck Tours donate to Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Charlie duck and team present a donation of £1,000 towards the appeal 


Image of Rehearsal images released for LOVE

Rehearsal images released for LOVE

LOVE - a new play written through a devising process by Alexander Zeldin opens in the Dorfman Theatre on 5 December


Image of Sir Lenny Henry launches On Demand in Schools Primary

Sir Lenny Henry launches On Demand in Schools Primary

A streaming video service available for teachers at Primary & Secondary schools in the UK


Image of The Illuminated River Exhibition

The Illuminated River Exhibition

Six visions of how the river and its bridges might be transformed after dark


Image of Sadiq Khan brings the Night Tube to South Bank and Waterloo

Sadiq Khan brings the Night Tube to South Bank and Waterloo

Sadiq Khan opens the 24/hour Jubilee line in South Bank today


Image of All change in the Olivier and Lyttelton Theatres

All change in the Olivier and Lyttelton Theatres

New shows to fill Chekhov performances 


Image of New Shows Announced at the Old Vic

New Shows Announced at the Old Vic

An exciting new programme of theatre and events is announced


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Lightbulb Walks

A rare opportunity to explore the National Theatre with artists Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford. 


Image of Cate Blanchett presents £50K Bursary Award

Cate Blanchett presents £50K Bursary Award

Hope Dickson Leach is announced the winner of the £50k IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award, in partnership with the BFI


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Wider events programme revealed for London Film Festival

New additions to London Film Festival industry events programme announced


Image of Rafe Spall joins the cast of ‘Hedda Gabler’

Rafe Spall joins the cast of ‘Hedda Gabler’

Rafe Spall joins the cast of ‘Hedda Gabler’ alongside Kyle Soller and with Ruth Wilson in the title role at the National Theatre. 


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Celebrate Shakespeare at the National Theatre with a free app for iPad and iPhone

Released to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death


Image of Rehearsal images released of ‘The Red Barn’

Rehearsal images released of ‘The Red Barn’

The Red Barn, a new play debuting at the Lyttelton Theatre this October


Image of Explore the spooky seas this hallow-marine at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Explore the spooky seas this hallow-marine at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Spot some of the scariest creatures in the ocean this ‘Hallow-marine’!


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National Theatre Platforms

NT Platforms programme announced 


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New Views

Applications for New Views 2016/17 (September 2016 – July 2017) are now open!  


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Connections 2017 at National Theatre

The National Theatre’s Connections is delighted to announce the newly commissioned plays for 2017 


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London Design Week at Mondrian London

Mondrian partners with London Design Festival to offer an exciting series of events, talks, workshops and tours. 


Image of Rehearsals begin for Amadeus at National Theatre

Rehearsals begin for Amadeus at National Theatre

A new production of Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, directed by Michael Longhurst 


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Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel

A free BBC Learning virtual reality experience available at the National Theatre 


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Great Fire 350

Uncover the stories of the Great Fire of London with Great Fire 350, a series of events across the capital. 


Image of South Bank, Then and Now Walking Tour

South Bank, Then and Now Walking Tour

Free guided tours showcase how dramatically South Bank has changed since the early 90s and what the future holds.


Image of BFI Southbank Celebrates Star Trek at 50

BFI Southbank Celebrates Star Trek at 50

Original cast member, Nichelle Nichols, is joining the 50th anniversary celebrations!


Image of The Official Visitor Guide to South Bank

The Official Visitor Guide to South Bank

Practical information, advice and inspiration!


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Get a kick out of summer!

Come and meet Carl, Sally, Danny and Sony in Jubilee Gardens!


Image of River Stage returns to the National Theatre this summer

River Stage returns to the National Theatre this summer

Free vibrant mix of live music, DJs, dance performances and more!


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Waterloo Food Festival

Join in and celebrate Waterloo Food Festival with a street party along Lower Marsh


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Casting announced for Angels in America

These actors will join the cast of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. 


Image of London Festival of Architecture: South Bank Highlights

London Festival of Architecture: South Bank Highlights

A hub for dramatic architectural design.


Image of Visit the Sunny Side in South Bank London!

Visit the Sunny Side in South Bank London!

Festivals, family fun, free events, food and drink, film, theatre, exhibitions... and much much more!


Image of Skylon meets The Marshmallowist!

Skylon meets The Marshmallowist!

Skylon is partnering with The Marshmallowist to create unique, decadent, delicious marshmallows.


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The Complete Walk

37 Plays. 37 Films. 37 Screens. 


Image of MBNA Thames Clippers calls all Elizabeths to enjoy a free day out fit for a queen

MBNA Thames Clippers calls all Elizabeths to enjoy a free day out fit for a queen

Free travel for those who share Her Majesty's name or birthday(s!)


Image of Penguin Point Returns to SEA LIFE!

Penguin Point Returns to SEA LIFE!

Penguins are back this May half term!


Image of Steven Spielberg Season

Steven Spielberg Season

The BFI Southbank pay homage to one of the most critically and commercially successful directors of all time 


Image of Hugh Grant honoured with BFI Fellowship

Hugh Grant honoured with BFI Fellowship

Star of Four Weddings and a Funeral redefined the British leading man for a generation.


Image of London Marriot Hotel County Hall Refurbishment

London Marriot Hotel County Hall Refurbishment

Hotel unveils breath-taking new design 


Image of London Eye Celebrates its 16th year!

London Eye Celebrates its 16th year!

The Coca-Cola London Eye celebrated its 2016 opening and 16th year with surprise Champagne capsules!


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What to see in London: South Bank, The Heart of Winter!

The Team at South Bank London have released their Christmas video, on time for the winter season!


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Landscape Photographer of The Year

See the annual competition which celebrates imagery of the best sights our country for FREE at Waterloo Station now!


Image of London Fireworks 2015 | New Years Eve | Essential Information

London Fireworks 2015 | New Years Eve | Essential Information

All you need to know about the NYE fireworks.


Image of Join Jack Frost on a mission of winter merriment!

Join Jack Frost on a mission of winter merriment!

See a giant mechanical Jack Frost puppet will parade around the Blackfriars’ mile!


Image of London NYE tickets go on sale Friday 2 October

London NYE tickets go on sale Friday 2 October

Tickets go live Friday 2 October for London's NYE Fireworks!


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Ernie's Beach

Thames foreshore by Gabriel’s Wharf named Ernie’s Beach.


Image of MBNA Thames Clippers Tube Strike Information

MBNA Thames Clippers Tube Strike Information

All you need to know about the enhanced Thames Clipper services during the planned tube strike this August. 


Image of Dandelyan at Mondrian London WINS Best New International Cocktail Bar

Dandelyan at Mondrian London WINS Best New International Cocktail Bar

Awarded at the Tales of the Cocktail's Spirited Awards, New Orleans


Image of The Green Room wins New London Architecture award

The Green Room wins New London Architecture award

The Green Room has won the top award in The Temporary category at New London Architecture Awards!


Image of Shrek: The New UK Theme Park arrives in South Bank!

Shrek: The New UK Theme Park arrives in South Bank!

After months of anticipation, Shrek’s Adventure! London opens in the South Bank next week!


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Green Weekend

In celebration of South Bank’s newest attraction, DreamWorks Tours Shrek’s Adventure! have an extra special surprise in store!


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Waterloo Festival

The Waterloo Festival reaches its climax this year, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo!


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Waterloo Food Festival

Waterloo Food Festival returns to London's South Bank for a flavour packed month full of events and activities!


Image of IWM Announced Art Fund Prize Finalist!

IWM Announced Art Fund Prize Finalist!

IWM London has been named one of six finalists for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015!


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Book now & get 30% off at Shrek's Adventure!

Book your tickets for Shrek’s Adventure and get 30% off the price of your ticket by booking online!


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New Season Announcement at The Old Vic

The winds of change have blown at The Old Vic


Image of The Coca-Cola London Eye ‘turns’ 15 with a new tattoo

The Coca-Cola London Eye ‘turns’ 15 with a new tattoo

The Coca-Cola London Eye ‘turns’ 15 with a new tattoo!


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A Review of Imagine Children's Festival

Emma Clements, with the help of her daughters, reviews Imagine Children's Festival at Southbank Centre.


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National Theatre Present their First Season of 2015

Find out National Theatre's plans for April and beyond.


Image of A Review of Apocalypse Meow at Southbank Centre

A Review of Apocalypse Meow at Southbank Centre

A review of Meow Meow: Apocalypse Meow - Crisis is Born


Image of Season's Greetings From South Bank

Season's Greetings From South Bank

South Bank is bursting with festive cheer this winter


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The Winter Festival

The Winter Festival returns and will transform the Southbank Centre for the festive season


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Lambeth Fireworks

Lambeth's annual fireworks display will, this year, feature a 20 minute musical display, a bonfire, funfair, stalls and various entertainments.


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Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts' Relay

Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts relay race across London for charity.


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Our South Bank Website Launch

A new local information website from South Bank and Lambeth Council.


Image of The Best Of The Rest At London Film Festival

The Best Of The Rest At London Film Festival

For those seeking something a little different at LFF


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London Eye Announce New Sponsorship

Merlin Entertainments Plc and Coca-Cola Great Britain announce new sponsorship for the London Eye


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London Film Festival

the BFI London Film Festival takes over the capital for 11 days from the 8th October


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SEA LIFE Super Heroes

There is more to SEA LIFE London Aquarium then coming face to face with jaws.


Image of Spotlight on... Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar

Spotlight on... Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar

This month, Michael Sanders sharpened his steak knife, readied his gin-palette and headed to Gillray's Steakhouse and Bar.


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South Bank Summer Photo Competition

Ever wanted to see your own photography exhibitied on South Bank?


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Lambeth Country Show 2014

No other family friendly London event mixes the inner-city and the countryside as well as this free Brockwell Park extravaganza 


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Waterloo Carnival

Join the fun at the eleventh annual Waterloo Carnival.


Image of Best Restaurants in London's South Bank | Review: OXO Tower Brasserie

Best Restaurants in London's South Bank | Review: OXO Tower Brasserie

Masterchef semi-finalist, Michael Sanders is eating his way through South Bank. First up, the OXO Tower Brasserie.


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Top 10 South Bank Photos by Mike Kemp

London based photographer Mike Kemp has masterfully captured the spirit of South Bank with a series of images


Image of 'Other Desert Cities' at the Old Vic

'Other Desert Cities' at the Old Vic

Take a look at our review of Jon Robin Baitz's new offering.


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Pancake Day

Being that it's Pancake Day, take a look at our gallery of tasty treats... you may even find some new ideas for how to eat yours!


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National Hugging Day: The Best Hugs on South Bank

The 21st of January marks National Hugging Day and we are embracing this special date with open arms.


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Sunday Lunch at Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

Our guest contributor indluges in a sumptuous Sunday Lunch at Gillray's. 


Image of Fascinating Aїda's 'Charm Offensive' at Southbank Centre

Fascinating Aїda's 'Charm Offensive' at Southbank Centre

The cabaret trio bring their satirical new show to Southbank Centre. 


Image of 'Fortune's Fool' at The Old Vic

'Fortune's Fool' at The Old Vic

Check out our review of Ivan Turgenev's savagely funny play. 


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Our Top 15 Tongue Twisters

Sunday the 10th of November is International Tongue Twisters Day. Here are our favourites. 


Image of Our Mural in Waterloo Station

Our Mural in Waterloo Station

We have been working with illustration collective, Animaux Circus to create a mural in Waterloo Station. Check out the finished product. 


Image of 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Old Vic

'Much Ado About Nothing' at the Old Vic

Our reviewer examines the realtionship between Mark Rylance and Shakespeare. 


Image of Claude Sautet's 'Classe Tous Risque' at BFI Southbank

Claude Sautet's 'Classe Tous Risque' at BFI Southbank

Rory Gibson reviews a film often hailed as 'one of the best French gangster films.'


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10 Silly Superstitions from Around the World

It's Friday the 13th, so here are 10 crazy superstitions from around the world.


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25 Famous Left-Handers

Tuesday the 13th of August in Internation Left-Handers Day so we have created a list of our top 25 favourite lefties! 


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Our Top 20 Uncommon Instruments

Our pick of the weirdest, strangest, rarest, most funny looking instruments from the furthest flung corners of the world. 


Image of 'Alternative Guide to the Universe' at Hayward Gallery

'Alternative Guide to the Universe' at Hayward Gallery

Roma Clemie reviews the latest exhibition at Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery. 


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Theatre Highlights for June

Our pick of the plays and performances in the South Bank area this June. 


Image of 'Sweet Bird of Youth' at the Old Vic

'Sweet Bird of Youth' at the Old Vic

Take a look at our review of Kim Cattrall's latest tread on the London boards. 


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Mighty Beards Through Time

It's beard week - here's a selection of the finest beards from artists, composers, and playwrights throughout history. 


Image of 'Man of Steel' at BFI IMAX

'Man of Steel' at BFI IMAX

Our guest contributor reviews the latest take on the story of everyone's favourite superhero. NB: No longer showing at IMAX. 


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'LIMBO' at London Wonderground

From the producers of 2012's 'Cantina' comes the show of the summer at London Wonderground.


Image of Our Guide to Father's Day on South Bank

Our Guide to Father's Day on South Bank

What to buy, do, and see this Father's Day. 


Image of 'Children of the Sun' at the National Theatre

'Children of the Sun' at the National Theatre

A review of Maxim Gorky's darkly comic play about Russia's intellecutual elite. Now on at the National Theatre.


Image of 'Iron Man 3 3D' at BFI IMAX

'Iron Man 3 3D' at BFI IMAX

Robert Downey Jr dons the famous red suit, once more, in the third installment of the Iron Man series. NB: no longer showing at IMAX.


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'Table' at The Shed

Resident blogger, Andy Currums reviews the first show from brand new pop up venue The Shed.


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Introducing The Culture Trip

Learn about the best art, culture and travel for every country in the world.


Image of 'Oedipus Rex' part of the Pasolini season at BFI Southbank

'Oedipus Rex' part of the Pasolini season at BFI Southbank

Rory Gibson reviews a film by this polemic Italian director.


Image of Our Guide to May Half Term in South Bank

Our Guide to May Half Term in South Bank

The best family activities to enjoy in the South Bank area this half term. 


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This Week's Top Date Idea

Do an 'all-nighter' at BFI IMAX


Image of Our Guide to the May Bank Holiday Weekend in South Bank

Our Guide to the May Bank Holiday Weekend in South Bank

We've picked the best events for you to enjoy during this three day weekend. 


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Easter on South Bank

Our guide to the best events and activities to occupy your Easter bank holiday weekend. 


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Mother's Day on South Bank

We have some great offerings for Mother's Day on Southbank - festivals, film, and discounts at great restaurants. 


Image of 'The Winslow Boy' at The Old Vic

'The Winslow Boy' at The Old Vic

Resident blogger, Andy Currums reviews one of the must-see performances of 2013 at the The Old Vic.


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London Fashion Week

London Fashion week is in full swing and the fash pack are heading to South Bank. 


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IMAGINE Children's Festival at Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre's annual festival of children's literature returns for another year. 


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The Real Deal - Afternoon Tea at The Library, London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Sampling the delights - it's a hard job but someone's gotta do it! 


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BFI Future Film Festival - Monday

Our favourite events on the final day of this fantastic festival. 


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BFI Future Film Festival - Sunday

Our recommendations for day 2 of the festival. 


Image of BFI Future Film Festival - Saturday

BFI Future Film Festival - Saturday

Our pick of the all the events on the first day of the festival. 


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Valentine's Day on South Bank

Tales of love and heartbreak in the South Bank area.


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South Bank Chocolate Festival

We took an indulgent trip to smaple the many treats at The Chocolate Festival. 


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Travel Trade

South Bank has something to suit groups of all ages, sizes and interests as well as independent travellers


 
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