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Africa UtopiaBack for a seventh time, Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre looks at how African art and ideas can change the world for the better. The 2019 festival will open with Afrika Shrine Alive from The Kuti Family, bringing the atmosphere and energy of the iconic New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos to London. Further highlights include the Chineke! Orchestra performing Errollyn Wallen's Nenna, and the Africa Utopia Fashion Show, showcasing designers from all over the African continent. The talks and panels line-up welcomes Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, American fashion model Bethann Hardison, poet and rapper Akala, and Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel while other activities include a live makeup tutorial with Mata, a creative writing workshop with Nina Reece, and the return of the Africa Utopia Marketplace, presenting more than 30 stalls of fashion, accessories, books, art and more.

About Southbank Centre

London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design finally move into the 21st century with a proposal that includes a floating glass pavilion, two more roof gardens, a space for riverside arts and a large pedestrian area. More about Southbank Centre

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Africa Utopia Africa Utopia 2014, Big Sing, photo Vic Frankowski†


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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £113† 23% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £450† 37% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £120† 33% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Africa Utopia
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 6th October to 19th December 2020
Africa Utopia, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in Good, the first play from the ...More
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A Doll's House
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 10th June to 5th September 2020
Africa Utopia, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain will make her West End debut in 2020, starring in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House at the Playhouse Theatre. Part ...More
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Sunday in the Park with George
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th June to 5th September 2020
Africa Utopia, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Africa Utopia
Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the West End in summer 2020 to star in Sunday in the Park with George at the Savoy Theatre. The production transfers ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
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 ... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
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 > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Africa Utopia
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Africa Utopia
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Africa Utopia
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Africa Utopia
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Africa Utopia
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Africa Utopia
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Africa Utopia
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Africa Utopia
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Africa Utopia
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Africa Utopia
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Africa Utopia
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 ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Africa Utopia
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

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David Baddiel: Trolls: Not The DollsDavid Baddiel: Trolls: Not The DollsThe widely observed strategy of Don't Feed The Trolls has left many of us defenceless when we are trolled online. The comedian shares his experiences of taking on cyber-paths at their own game.2020-09-03T20:00:00+01002020-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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David Baddiel: Trolls: Not The Dolls
Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell TourSimon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell TourThe absurdist dabbler revisits one of his earliest character creations, a self-righteous leftist in the vein of Billy Bragg.2020-10-09T19:00:00+01002020-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Simon Munnery: Alan Parker Urban Warrior Farewell Tour
Justin Adams And Mauro DuranteJustin Adams And Mauro DuranteGuitarist and composer Justin Adams seeks comfort in the trance rhythms of Taranta with violinist and frame drummer Mauro Durante.2020-11-22T19:45:00+00002020-11-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Justin Adams And Mauro Durante
Chilly GonzalesChilly GonzalesThe Montreal-based pianist and composer Jason Charles Beck, brings his easy listening originals to the UK's stages.2020-12-03T19:30:00+00002020-12-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Chilly Gonzales
Ed Byrne: If I'm HonestEd Byrne: If I'm HonestThe self-deprecating Irish stand-up and master of observational humour, as seen on Mock The Week, candidly discusses the perils of parenthood.2021-02-04T19:30:00+00002021-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
GoldfrappGoldfrappMajestic synthpop and operatic electronica from the duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, who celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Felt Mountain.2021-04-02T19:00:00+01002021-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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