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The Unthanks

Go on a symphonic exploration of The Unthanks’ best loved material, with cutting edge chamber orchestra, Army of Generals, conducted by Charles Hazlewood. They will also be performing new work especially devised for this show.

With the orchestral arrangements of their instinctive, self-taught pianist Adrian McNally, the Mercury nominated Tynesiders also delve into material from their forthcoming release, including Hymn for Syria.

First there was a mini orchestral experiment, not-so-quietly played out on the Glastonbury main stage, followed by a highly acclaimed sold out debut symphonic performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Now, The Unthanks perform with Army of Generals, featuring some of the world’s leading players of period instruments.

At the baton is conductor Charles Hazlewood, founder of the world’s first paraorchestra, who has joined forces with the untrained McNally to marry folk music and orchestral scale, enhancing the storytelling and beauty of The Unthanks’ songs and lyrics.

For more information, including availability and pricing, please see Southbank Centre's official website.

Discover Southbank Centre


There’s always something to see and do at Southbank Centre, the bustling arts centre by the river Thames. See shows and exhibitions, take part in vibrant festivals, and look out for free music and events. Enjoy a drink or a meal in one of the many bars and restaurants or soak up the atmosphere at the iconic Royal Festival Hall. 

In addition to the Royal Festival Hall, the expansive site includes Hayward Gallery (scheduled to reopen in 2018), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Rooms and the Poetry Library.

The arts centre hosts a festival programme of over 5000 events every year across the genres of art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. For 2017 Southbank Centre places a focus Nordic art and culture - find out more about sustainable food and communal singing, hygge and saunas, paternity leave and the struggle for gender equality

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Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX