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World Press PhotoA free display of the best photographs submitted to the annual World Press Photo of the Year competition can be seen on Level 2 of the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall every year in November. Subject matters on display in this year's exhibition include images of events depicting war-torn territories, the ongoing refugee crisis, rallies protesting police brutality and displays of the power of nature such as an avalanche that swept over a Mount Everest basecamp as a result of 2015's Nepalese earthquake. The winning World Press Photo of the Year, taken by Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson, shows refugees crossing the border from Serbia into Hungary before a secure fence on the border was completed.

 

About Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan arts centre, with 21 acres of creative space and an extraordinary history. Within the Southbank Centre the Royal Festival Hall, one of the world's leading concert venues, stands at the heart of the site. More about Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

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English National Ballet: Romeo and JulietEnglish National Ballet: Romeo and JulietEnglish National Ballet: Romeo and JulietCreated especially for English National Ballet in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Rudolf Nureyev's award-winning Romeo and Juliet comes to the Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall this summer. Performed by the English National Ballet, it brings together Shakespeare's heartbreaking love story with Nureyev's passionate choreography and 2017-08-01T00:00:00+01002017-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Created especially for English National Ballet in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee, Rudolf Nureyev's award-winning Romeo and Juliet comes to the Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall this summer. Performed by the English National Ballet, it brings together Shakespeare's heartbreaking love story with Nureyev's passionate choreography and ... More about this event
 
 

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