LIFT Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 29TH JUNE 2014

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LIFT Festival The London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if your prefer) returns to the capital in 2014 at theatres, arts venues and other sites around London. There's a huge range of events - 30 productions from 13 countries in 2014 - including live performances, art exhibitions and a Haitian-inspired funeral procession. Events take place on the streets, squares and promenades of London from Canning Town to Harlesden and major venues include the Barbican Centre, National Theatre, Southbank Centre and Institute of Contemporary Arts. The 2014 programme includes Campo's Next Day at the Unicorn, Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich at Arts Depot, Lundahl and Seitl's Symphony of a Missing Room at the Royal Academy, I Want to Play As You at Stratford Circus, and The Roof - a 360-degree panoramic performance which gives an insight into the mind of a free runner trying desperately to stay alive, viewed from a car park opposite the National Theatre.

 

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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LondonTown.com - LIFT Festival 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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring LIFT Festival on LondonTown.com

 
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Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £163  32% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 4 minutes from LIFT Festival
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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  30% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from LIFT Festival
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  35% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from LIFT Festival
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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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 LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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
 
 
 
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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 LIFT Festival
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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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 best museums, galleries, attractions near LIFT Festival
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as LIFT 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 > Attractions >
SE1 | Same location as LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from LIFT Festival
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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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from LIFT Festival
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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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as LIFT Festival
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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Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from LIFT Festival
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
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from LIFT Festival
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
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 19 minutes from LIFT Festival
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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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from LIFT Festival
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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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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, SE1 | Same location as LIFT Festival
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
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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 LIFT Festival
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
 
 
 

Southbank Centre events

 
Hungry Childhoods: An Expression Of Food Insecurity By Children From Kids CompanyHungry Childhoods: An Expression Of Food Insecurity By Children From Kids CompanyArtwork from children which deals with insecurities surrounding food.23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Hungry Childhoods: An Expression Of Food Insecurity By Children From Kids Company
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 9am-8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Artwork from children which deals with insecurities surrounding food.
Philharmonia OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraKrzysztof Urbanski conducts Smetana's Vltava (From Ma Vlast), Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No 9 (From the New World). With pianist Jan Lisiecki.23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Philharmonia Orchestra
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Krzysztof Urbanski conducts Smetana's Vltava (From Ma Vlast), Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No 9 (From the New World). With pianist Jan Lisiecki.
Rights, Not CharityRights, Not CharityMiriam Sugranyes presents an exhibition which looks at children across the world who battle for their rights, whether campaigning for education or escaping their war torn homeland.23rd October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Rights, Not Charity
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Oct 2014 - 9.30am-5.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Miriam Sugranyes presents an exhibition which looks at children across the world who battle for their rights, whether campaigning for education or escaping their war torn homeland.
The Debating Chamber: TalkThe Debating Chamber: TalkBring your ideas, listen and speak up or write down your messages.23rd October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
The Debating Chamber: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd to 26th Oct 2014 - 10am-11pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Bring your ideas, listen and speak up or write down your messages.
Dance UmbrellaDance UmbrellaDance UmbrellaOne of the world's leading dance festivals, Dance Umbrella has been bringing new dance experience to London since 1978 and in 2014 under new Artistic Director Emma Gladstone the festival celebrates its 36th anniversary. Highlights of the 18-day festival include 'Le Patin Libre', a show by Canadian collective which reinvents ice skating at Alexandra23rd October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Dance Umbrella
event > Dance > Modern Dance - Dance Festivals
PRICING  Various, many performances Free
DATES  14th to 31st October 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
One of the world's leading dance festivals, Dance Umbrella has been bringing new dance experience to London since 1978 and in 2014 under new Artistic Director Emma Gladstone the festival celebrates its 36th anniversary. Highlights of the 18-day festival include 'Le Patin Libre', a show by Canadian collective which reinvents ice skating at Alexandra... More about this event
 
Design-Nation Presents...Design-Nation Presents...This years annual event will have a focus on renewal, and eight new members will present a collaboration designed around the theme.23rd October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Design-Nation Presents...
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 31st October 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
This years annual event will have a focus on renewal, and eight new members will present a collaboration designed around the theme.
The White Plein-AirThe White Plein-AirVideos by Evgeny Granilshchikov, Mikhail Maximov and Dimitri Venkov together with an installation of paintings by an artist collective, highlighting the links between politics and art in Russia in the present day.23rd October 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
The White Plein-Air
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th September to 9th November 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Videos by Evgeny Granilshchikov, Mikhail Maximov and Dimitri Venkov together with an installation of paintings by an artist collective, highlighting the links between politics and art in Russia in the present day.
Wind Of TimeWind Of TimeContemporary works by Russian artists exploring the socio-political context of their homeland, including videos by Evgeny Granilshchikov, Mikhail Maximov, and Dimitri Venkov.23rd October 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Wind Of Time
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th September to 9th November 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Contemporary works by Russian artists exploring the socio-political context of their homeland, including videos by Evgeny Granilshchikov, Mikhail Maximov, and Dimitri Venkov.
Tom Phillips: Illuminated TweetsTom Phillips: Illuminated TweetsDisplays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations.23rd October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Tom Phillips: Illuminated Tweets
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd to 26th Oct 2014 - 11am-8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Displays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations.
Catching DreamsCatching DreamsThe UK's annual national showcase of art by prisoners. The artworks on show were created by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.23rd October 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Catching Dreams
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  24th September to 30th November 2014 - 10am-11pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
The UK's annual national showcase of art by prisoners. The artworks on show were created by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees.
 

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Philharmonia Orchestra
Concerts | On 23rd October 2014 

Southbank Centre

Krzysztof Urbanski conducts Smetana's Vltava (From Ma Vlast), Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No 9 (From the ...More

Dance Umbrella
Dance Umbrella
Dance | Until 31st October 2014 

Southbank Centre

One of the world's leading dance festivals, Dance Umbrella has been bringing new dance experience to London since 1978 and ...More

 
Design-Nation Presents...
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Southbank Centre

This years annual event will have a focus on renewal, and eight new members will present a collaboration designed around ...More

The White Plein-Air
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Southbank Centre

Videos by Evgeny Granilshchikov, Mikhail Maximov and Dimitri Venkov together with an installation of paintings by an artist collective, highlighting ...More

The Debating Chamber: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Southbank Centre

Bring your ideas, listen and speak up or write down your messages....More

Hungry Childhoods: An Expression Of Food Insecurity By Children From Kids Company
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2014 

Southbank Centre

Artwork from children which deals with insecurities surrounding food....More

Rights, Not Charity
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Southbank Centre

Miriam Sugranyes presents an exhibition which looks at children across the world who battle for their rights, whether campaigning for ...More

Mirrorcity
Mirrorcity
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

Presented in a wide variety of media, this group exhibition includes works by artists who seek to address the dilemmas, ...More

 
Wind Of Time
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Southbank Centre

Contemporary works by Russian artists exploring the socio-political context of their homeland, including videos by Evgeny Granilshchikov, Mikhail Maximov, and ...More

Catching Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

Southbank Centre

The UK's annual national showcase of art by prisoners. The artworks on show were created by prisoners, offenders on community ...More

 
 
 
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