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The London African Music FestivalThe 11th London African Music Festival takes place at 14 venues across London including the Jazz Cafe, The Vortex Jazz Club, Rich Mix and The Flyover in Portobello this September. There are several different events taking place throughout the ten day festival, from soul to funk and gospel to soukous, as the very best of African music and culture are celebrated through names such as Nigerian singer Queen Salawa Abeni, a Muslim, who unites with The Yoruba Women Choir and band, a Christian choir led by Funmi Olawum for a special concert at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall. The majority of the artists at this year's festival are performing in London for the first time or are making their fesival debut including rapper M3NSA, Eritrean singer Miryam Solomon and Somalian poet Elmi Ali.

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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The London African Music Festival
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The London African Music Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The London African Music Festival
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The London African Music Festival
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from The London African Music Festival
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from The London African Music Festival
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47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from The London African Music Festival
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Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetSpandau Ballet bassist, Martin Kemp, stars in the story of how the world's first supergroup came together when it comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Kemp plays legendary record producer Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Le2016-12-17T00:00:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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PRICING£20-£95
DATESRunning from †Saturday 17th December 2016untilMonday 2nd January 2017
VENUESouthbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
Spandau Ballet bassist, Martin Kemp, stars in the story of how the world's first supergroup came together when it comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Kemp plays legendary record producer Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet, the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Le...†More about this event
Gamelan Winter ChimesGamelan Winter ChimesMusicians from Southbank Centre's community Gamelan programme perform an array of mystical repertoire showcasing gongs, chimes and metallophones, as well as lively upbeat party pieces to welcome in the festive season.2016-12-11T14:00:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Philharmonia Orchestra: Christmas ClassicsPhilharmonia Orchestra: Christmas ClassicsDavid Hill conducts the orchestra, with soprano Ailish Tynan and The Bach Choir, for some festive favourites including Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Festival, Sir David Willcocks's Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Engelbert Humperdinck's Overture, Hansel And Gretel, Gounod's arrangement of JS Bach's Ave Maria, Rutter's arrangement of Adolphe Adam's2016-12-11T15:00:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Philharmonia Orchestra: Christmas Classics
Winter Charity ChoirsWinter Charity ChoirsHear from choirs associated with charities throughout the weekend.2016-12-11T11:30:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Light Up The Room: Portraits By RankinLight Up The Room: Portraits By RankinA pop-up exhibition of portraits by acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer, Rankin.2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002016-12-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Light Up The Room: Portraits By Rankin
Winter ChoirsWinter ChoirsFrom seasonal songs, to classical, choral, jazz and pop, choirs of all shapes and sizes serenade audiences throughout the festive season.2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002016-12-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Heritage: A User's ManualHeritage: A User's ManualA multi-faceted archive exhibition made by curatorial students, with local community groups. This Southbank Centre Archive Studio exhibition interweaves archival material and contemporary responses to reveal the connections between the construction of Hayward Gallery in the 1960s, and the life of Southbank Centre today.2016-12-11T10:00:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Heritage: A User's Manual
GonksGonksCuddly, festive Nordic creatures from Hemmingway Design, spread across the site.2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Gonks
Southbank Centre Christmas MarketSouthbank Centre Christmas MarketSouthbank Centre Christmas MarketThe Southbank Centre Christmas Market returns with the chalet-style stalls once again lining the riverfront between Waterloo Bridge and the London Eye. Strolling on the riverside at this time of year is one of the best free things you can do in London and with the pretty market on the pedestrian promenade it becomes a real treat. The traditional wo2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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event > Exhibitions > Seasonal†|†PRICINGFree
DATES11th November 2016 to 8th January 2017
VENUESouthbank Centre
The Southbank Centre Christmas Market returns with the chalet-style stalls once again lining the riverfront between Waterloo Bridge and the London Eye. Strolling on the riverside at this time of year is one of the best free things you can do in London and with the pretty market on the pedestrian promenade it becomes a real treat. The traditional wo...†More about this event
Nofit State Circus: BiancoNofit State Circus: BiancoNofit State Circus: BiancoBringing their silver spaceship Big Top to Hungerford Car Park leading circus troupe NoFit State, present a new version of Bianco, an all-consuming, spellbinding concoction of contemporary and traditional circus, dance, beautiful stage design, with music from a live band. Part of the Southbank Centre's Winter Festival, performances are just part of2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-01-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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event > Theatre > Circuses
PRICING£25-£29.50
DATES23rd November 2016 to 22nd January 2017
VENUESouthbank Centre
Bringing their silver spaceship Big Top to Hungerford Car Park leading circus troupe NoFit State, present a new version of Bianco, an all-consuming, spellbinding concoction of contemporary and traditional circus, dance, beautiful stage design, with music from a live band. Part of the Southbank Centre's Winter Festival, performances are just part of...†More about this event

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