London Literature Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 8TH SEPTEMBER 2013

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20th May 2013 until 8th September 2013
 
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London Literature FestivalThe Southbank serves up its annual dose of world class literature with a delectable array of spoken word performances, exciting new collaborations, workshops and talks from major writers and thinkers from around the world. Now in its seventh year, the festival has jumped a couple of months earlier to May. Programme highlights include a night of readings by authors on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize; a strand on Alternative Lifestyles; artistic and scientific perspectives on the world's Bees; a celebration of the history, neighbourhoods and creative tensions of London; as well as a line-up of the world's best writers, poets, performers and thinkers, not to forget the ever-popular Women's Prize for Fiction Readings. Speakers at the popular two-week event include literary greats such as Barbara Kingsolver, biographer Claire Tomalin, 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' author Lionel Shriver and historian William Dalrymple.

 

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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Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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Bassoon Bar
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from London Literature Festival
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as London Literature Festival
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Southbank Centre events

 
Gamelan Intermediate CourseGamelan Intermediate CourseIntroductory gamelan workshops.16th September 2014Tuesday 16th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Gamelan Intermediate Course
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Tuesday 16th September 2014 - 2pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Introductory gamelan workshops.
Grayson Perry: LectureGrayson Perry: LectureAn entertaining lecture with Perry.16th September 2014Tuesday 16th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Grayson Perry: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 16th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
An entertaining lecture with Perry.
Tom Phillips, Illuminated Tweets : Opening EventTom Phillips, Illuminated Tweets : Opening EventAn opportunity to view Tom Phillips' ever-changing creation.16th September 2014Tuesday 16th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Tom Phillips, Illuminated Tweets : Opening Event
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 16th September 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
An opportunity to view Tom Phillips' ever-changing creation.
Tom Phillips: Illuminated TweetsTom Phillips: Illuminated TweetsDisplays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations.16th September 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  9th September to 26th October 2014 - 11am-8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Displays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations.
Still Moving Body: CourseStill Moving Body: Course16th September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Still Moving Body: Course
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  16th, 23rd and 30th September 2014 - 6.30pm-8.45pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Modernism In Public And Private: TalkModernism In Public And Private: TalkA discussion of modern design.17th September 2014Wednesday 17th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Modernism In Public And Private: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 17th September 2014 - 6.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
A discussion of modern design.
Youth Orchestra Of BahiaYouth Orchestra Of BahiaThe orchestra performs Julia Wolfe's Rise And Fly Percussion Concerto (new work) and Mahler's Symphony No 1.17th September 2014Wednesday 17th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Youth Orchestra Of Bahia
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Wednesday 17th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
The orchestra performs Julia Wolfe's Rise And Fly Percussion Concerto (new work) and Mahler's Symphony No 1.
Darbar FestivalDarbar FestivalA seven-day celebration of classical Indian music, featuring performances from Rudra Veena, Dr Prabha Atre, Jyoti Hegde and many more.17th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Darbar Festival
event > Concerts > World Music
DATES  17th to 21st Sep 2014 - 9am-11pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
A seven-day celebration of classical Indian music, featuring performances from Rudra Veena, Dr Prabha Atre, Jyoti Hegde and many more.
Joan BaezJoan BaezVeteran American folk and folk-rock singer-songwriter, known for her politically, socially conscious songs and her renditions of other artist's works.17th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Joan Baez
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  17th, 18th, 20th and 21st Sep 2014 - 7.30pm-10pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Veteran American folk and folk-rock singer-songwriter, known for her politically, socially conscious songs and her renditions of other artist's works.
Voicelab: School's Sing-In: WorkshopVoicelab: School's Sing-In: WorkshopSinging workshops for primary schools.17th September 2014Wednesday 8th October 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Voicelab: School's Sing-In: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  phone for availability
DATES  Wednesday 17th September and Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 11am-2pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Singing workshops for primary schools.
 

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Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

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Theatre | Until 11th October 2014 

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Thames Barrier Voyage
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Tours | Until 31st October 2014 

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