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Pelourinho WeekendOn 17th and 18th August 2013 the Southbank Centre hosts Pelourinho Weekend, a free event celebrating the music and energy of the Pelourinho neighbourhood of Salvador in Brazil. This includes Afro Brazilian music, dance and spoken word performances by artists from Pelourinho and London, as well as the first UK performance by members of Banda Dida, a drumming school for girls and women. All activities in the festival are free and start on Friday 16th August with a Kinetika performance. On Saturday there are workshops on Afro Brazilian dance and drumming, and a music and spoken word performance. The weekend wraps up with a Capoeira demonstration and a performance by dancers, musician and singers from Brazil's folk dance company Bale Folclorico, based in Pelourinho.

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Union Car Park
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1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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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London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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
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South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Pelourinho Weekend
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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Strada
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Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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Giraffe
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Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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King's Arms
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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The Thirsty Bear
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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Bassoon Bar
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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Gordon's Wine Bar
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47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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Skylon
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Pelourinho Weekend
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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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Pelourinho Weekend
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Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetThe story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips for an impromptu jam in Memphis which woul2016-12-17T00:00:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING£20-£95
DATESRunning from †Saturday 17th December 2016untilMonday 2nd January 2017
VENUESouthbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
The story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips for an impromptu jam in Memphis which woul...†More about this event
Pram Jam: Early Years Singing Workshop (2-5 Years)Pram Jam: Early Years Singing Workshop (2-5 Years)A singing workshop for children and their parents.2016-08-24T10:30:00+01002016-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Festival of LoveFestival of LoveFestival of LoveReturning for a third year, Southbank Centre's summer-long Festival of Love celebrates love in all its guises. Last year saw different types of human love explored and the project continues in 2016 with installations, performances and free events, including the second Big Wedding Weekend on the August Bank Holiday weekend when 100 couples are i2016-08-24T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Now On

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals
PRICINGVarious
DATES9th July to 29th August 2016
VENUESouthbank Centre
Returning for a third year, Southbank Centre's summer-long Festival of Love celebrates love in all its guises. Last year saw different types of human love explored and the project continues in 2016 with installations, performances and free events, including the second Big Wedding Weekend on the August Bank Holiday weekend when 100 couples are i...†More about this event
The Homeless LibraryThe Homeless LibraryFirst-person stories of Britain's homeless.2016-08-24T11:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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The Homeless Library
Family Gamelan Taster SessionFamily Gamelan Taster SessionExplore the Javanese percussion instruments.2016-08-24T11:00:00+01002016-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Jeppe Hein: Appearing RoomsJeppe Hein: Appearing RoomsJeppe Hein: Appearing RoomsTo the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers perception of solid forms. To the many kids and families who flock to the South Bank in the summer, the Danish artist's water jets provide a great way to cool off, dashing in and out of the unpredictable spurts of water. Watch2016-08-24T00:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Free EventOngoing

event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATES21st May to 18th September 2016
VENUESouthbank Centre
To the art world Jeppe Hein's 'Appearing Rooms' is a delightful mix of sculpture and architecture, playing with the viewers perception of solid forms. To the many kids and families who flock to the South Bank in the summer, the Danish artist's water jets provide a great way to cool off, dashing in and out of the unpredictable spurts of water. Watch...†More about this event
Power of PowerPower of PowerPower of PowerExploring the concept of power in the 21st century, Power of Power is a new festival at the Southbank Centre. Running across four weekends from May through to October, it invites leaders in the fields of politics, literature, business, academia, art and music to debate everything from the rise of robots to the gender pay gap and the role of politic2016-08-24T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals
DATES29th May to 9th October 2016
VENUESouthbank Centre
Exploring the concept of power in the 21st century, Power of Power is a new festival at the Southbank Centre. Running across four weekends from May through to October, it invites leaders in the fields of politics, literature, business, academia, art and music to debate everything from the rise of robots to the gender pay gap and the role of politic...†More about this event
Architecture TourArchitecture TourDiscover the creative design of the building.2016-08-25T18:00:00+01002016-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Behind The Scenes Tour: Royal Festival HallBehind The Scenes Tour: Royal Festival HallExperience life backstage with access to restricted areas of this historic building.2016-08-25T14:00:00+01002016-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Behind The Scenes Tour: Royal Festival Hall
Big Wedding WeekendBig Wedding WeekendBig Wedding WeekendAlthough it was first launched in 2014, to celebrate the year same-sex marriage became legal, all couples, gay and straight, young and old, are welcome to say 'I do' at the Southbank Centre's great Big Wedding Weekend. Getting hitched at the iconic London arts venue means everything from the flowers to the photographs, the registra to the music, wi2016-08-27T00:00:00+01002016-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals
PRICINGEarly Bird Packages £1950 or £2950 for a communal feast (up to 38 guests)
DATESSaturday 27th August 2016
VENUESouthbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
Although it was first launched in 2014, to celebrate the year same-sex marriage became legal, all couples, gay and straight, young and old, are welcome to say 'I do' at the Southbank Centre's great Big Wedding Weekend. Getting hitched at the iconic London arts venue means everything from the flowers to the photographs, the registra to the music, wi...†More about this event

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Iris Theatre's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's swash-buckling novel as an immersive outdoor promenade production. Pirate costumes encouraged....More

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