Festival of the World

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

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1st June 2012†until†9th September 2012
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Festival of the WorldInspired by the cultural vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the Festival of the World has got it all. From the UK's largest ever poetry festival to an urban beach with a twist, the Southbank Centre will be transformed to show visitors how art can transform lives. Running throughout the summer as London celebrates the 2012 Olympics, the festival is based around Coubertin, a founder of the modern Olympic movement, and his belief that the arts could inspire young people in a manner similar to how sport can. The combination of sport and art is a theme common in many festivals this summer and, with a packed out programme of events at Southbank, you'll be hard pressed not to find something to enjoy here.

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

Festival of the World images

Festival of the World† Credit: Belinda Lawley †

Festival of the World - Credit: Belinda Lawley

Festival of the World Credit: Belinda Lawley†

LondonTown.com - Festival of the World Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Waterloo Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Lambeth North Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Waterloo East Railway Station
5 minutes walk
Waterloo Railway Station
5 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Union Car Park
13 minutes walk
Library Street NCP
13 minutes walk

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Festival of the World Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX 1st June 2012 - 10th September 2012 Inspired by the cultural vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the Festival of the...

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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £157† 35% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from Festival of the World
A simply unbeatable location for anyone who loves to keep themselves busy. London's County Hall is at the heart of the South Bank, surrounded by theatres, ... More
Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 34% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
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
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £145† 36% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
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Events near Festival of the World

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes from Festival of the World
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 11 minutes from Festival of the World
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
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Entertainment near Festival of the World

Near Festival of the World
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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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Sights and Attractions near Festival of the World

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Festival of the World
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South Bank
London > Attractions >
SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Festival of the World
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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Shopping near Festival of the World

The best shops and markets near Festival of the World
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
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Restaurants near Festival of the World

What are the best dining options near Festival of the World London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
The menu at Canteen reads like a comforting childhood reminiscence with some sophisticated bunting thrown on top. Devilled kidneys on toast, followed by an excellent slow-roast ... More
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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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Education near Festival of the World

Near Festival of the World
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from Festival of the World
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Festival of the World
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 19 minutes from Festival of the World
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Festival of the World gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Festival of the World
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Festival of the World
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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Pubs near Festival of the World

The best pubs near London Festival of the World.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Festival of the World
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, SE1 | 8 minutes from Festival of the World
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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Nightlife near Festival of the World

Festival of the World clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
Designed by the Eden Project and run by Company of Cooks, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Festival of the World
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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Meeting venue hire near Festival of the World

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Festival of the World.
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Festival of the World
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
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Festival of the World
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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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing
Kalakuta Millionaires
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES5th November 2014 to 16th February 2015
VENUESouthbank Centre†
The Brighton-based ensemble performs its mix of Afrobeat and jazz originals.
Privacy Happy HourPrivacy Happy HourInvestigate the surveillance culture with artist Adam Harvey.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Privacy Happy Hour
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 29th November 2014 at 1.30pm-3.30pm and 4pm-6pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
Investigate the surveillance culture with artist Adam Harvey.
E.A.K: Kid's Mini Game Jam (Ages 8-13)E.A.K: Kid's Mini Game Jam (Ages 8-13)Learn to design web games.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
E.A.K: Kid's Mini Game Jam (Ages 8-13)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 29th November 2014 - 11am-3pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
Learn to design web games.
The Centre For Computing History WWW TVThe Centre For Computing History WWW TVA tribute to some of the most successful products of the Web from the last quarter century.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
The Centre For Computing History WWW TV
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 29th November 2014 - 11am-6pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
A tribute to some of the most successful products of the Web from the last quarter century.
End User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That AngelEnd User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That AngelAn exploration on the conditions of how we work on and against the computer.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
End User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That Angel
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 29th November 2014 - 3.30pm-4.30pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
An exploration on the conditions of how we work on and against the computer.
Design A Web Page (Over 12s)Design A Web Page (Over 12s)Learn the basic elements of web page design.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Design A Web Page (Over 12s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 29th November 2014 - 4pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
Learn the basic elements of web page design.
Marianne FaithfullMarianne FaithfullThe talented vocalist and song writer celebrates a remarkable career in the music business, with her 50th Anniversary World Tour.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Marianne Faithfull
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATESSaturday 29th November 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
The talented vocalist and song writer celebrates a remarkable career in the music business, with her 50th Anniversary World Tour.
YCAT New Artists Presentation ConcertYCAT New Artists Presentation ConcertStudent musicians perform Schumann's 3 Romances and Liederkreis, Reynaldo Hahn's Le Printemps From 20 Songs, Book 2 and A Chloris From 20 Songs, Book 2, Dutilleux's Sarabande Et Cortege For Bassoon And Piano, Beethoven's Horn Sonata In F, Stjepan Sulek's Sonata For Trombone And Piano and Stravinsky's 3 Movements from Petrushka.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
YCAT New Artists Presentation Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSaturday 29th November 2014 - 7.45pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
Student musicians perform Schumann's 3 Romances and Liederkreis, Reynaldo Hahn's Le Printemps From 20 Songs, Book 2 and A Chloris From 20 Songs, Book 2, Dutilleux's Sarabande Et Cortege For Bassoon And Piano, Beethoven's Horn Sonata In F, Stjepan Sulek's Sonata For Trombone And Piano and Stravinsky's 3 Movements from Petrushka.
Build The Web We Want Game With Play Your PlaceBuild The Web We Want Game With Play Your PlaceHelp build a game about the future of the web.29th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Build The Web We Want Game With Play Your Place
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 - 11am-6pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
Help build a game about the future of the web.
James Bridle's Rorschmap: Streetview EditionJames Bridle's Rorschmap: Streetview EditionWeb based art project that uses Google Streetview images to create kaleidoscopic shapes.29th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
James Bridle's Rorschmap: Streetview Edition
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 - 11am-6pm
VENUESouthbank Centre†
Web based art project that uses Google Streetview images to create kaleidoscopic shapes.

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Human rights lawyer Philippe Sands narrates an original piece based around the Nuremberg trial of 1946. With music by Bach, ...More

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What Is A Pixel' (Over 8s)
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Create objects inspired by the pixellated world of Minecraft....More

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Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

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