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The London African Music FestivalThe 11th London African Music Festival takes place at 14 venues across London including the Jazz Cafe, The Vortex Jazz Club, Rich Mix and The Flyover in Portobello this September. There are several different events taking place throughout the ten day festival, from soul to funk and gospel to soukous, as the very best of African music and culture are celebrated through names such as Nigerian singer Queen Salawa Abeni, a Muslim, who unites with The Yoruba Women Choir and band, a Christian choir led by Funmi Olawum for a special concert at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall. The majority of the artists at this year's festival are performing in London for the first time or are making their fesival debut including rapper M3NSA, Eritrean singer Miryam Solomon and Somalian poet Elmi Ali.

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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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Belief and Beyond BeliefBelief and Beyond BeliefBelief and Beyond BeliefProfessor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday and an app based on his book A Brief History of Time. With eight themed weekends throughout 2017, the new Southbank Centre festival explores themes of spiritual belief, religious belief and what it means to be hu2017-09-20T10:00:00+01002017-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICINGVarious, Free to £45 | Day pass £15, Weekend pass £25
DATES16th January to 17th December 2017
VENUESouthbank Centre
Professor Stephen Hawking opens the year-long Belief and Beyond Belief festival appearing at an exclusive event marking his 75th birthday and an app based on his book A Brief History of Time. With eight themed weekends throughout 2017, the new Southbank Centre festival explores themes of spiritual belief, religious belief and what it means to be hu...†More about this event
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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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InsideInsideTo mark the 10th anniversary of the Koestler Trust annual exhibition, renowned artist Antony Gormley curates the 2017 edition which contains works in various media that have been created by detainees in the UK's prisons.2017-09-21T10:00:00+01002017-11-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Chisara AgorChisara AgorAn eclectic mix of jazz, folk and pop from the Peckham-based, self-taught multi-instrumentalist.2017-09-22T13:00:00+01002017-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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