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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND SEPTEMBER 2013

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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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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The London African Music Festival
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South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The London African Music Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The London African Music Festival
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Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The London African Music Festival
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The London African Music Festival
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The London African Music Festival
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from The London African Music Festival
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Comedy In The DarkComedy In The DarkA selection of acts perform their stand-up routines in total darkness.2016-05-06T00:00:00+01002016-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Comedy In The Dark
Guillermo RozenthulerGuillermo RozenthulerThe Argentinian guitarist and vocalist performs Cuban boleros, Argentine tango, Brazilian bossa nova and candome from Uruguay.2016-05-06T13:00:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Free EventToday Only
Guillermo Rozenthuler
Yaz Fentazi TrioYaz Fentazi TrioThe oud-player is joined by percussionist Samir Nacer and bassist Robyn Hemmings for a performance of music that draws on the rich musical tradition of jazz, blues and North African music.2016-05-06T17:30:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Yaz Fentazi Trio
Karl Jenkins RequiemKarl Jenkins RequiemJenkins conducts his Palladio For String Orchestra, The Healer For Soprano, Baritone, Chorus & Ensemble and Requiem, with The Palladio Orchestra of London and the London Philharmonic Choir.2016-05-06T19:30:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Karl Jenkins Requiem
Phil Nichol: I Don't Want To Talk About ItPhil Nichol: I Don't Want To Talk About ItEnergetic humour and surreal improvisations from the acclaimed Canadian stand-up.2016-05-06T21:00:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Phil Nichol: I Don't Want To Talk About It
Spank!Spank!Offbeat, conversational humour and surreal observations of everyday life from Carl Donnelly. Also featuring Spencer Jones and Trygve Wakenshaw.2016-05-06T22:45:00+01002016-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Spank!
Udderbelly FestivalUdderbelly FestivalUdderbelly Festival Look out for an upside-down purple cow as you're crossing over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the Southbank Centre from mid-April - failing that, just listen out for the belly laughs - and you'll find your way to London's funniest summer event. The colourful, comic, curvaceous cow marks the spot of the Udderbelly - a two-month festival of 2016-05-06T00:00:00+01002016-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Ongoing

event > Comedy > Comedy Festivals
PRICINGVarious prices (most tickets under £20)
DATES7th April to 17th July 2016
VENUESouthbank Centre
Look out for an upside-down purple cow as you're crossing over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the Southbank Centre from mid-April - failing that, just listen out for the belly laughs - and you'll find your way to London's funniest summer event. The colourful, comic, curvaceous cow marks the spot of the Udderbelly - a two-month festival of ...†More about this event
What You Need To Know: Mozart The Magic FluteWhat You Need To Know: Mozart The Magic FluteAn in-depth session exploring Mozart's The Magic Flute.2016-05-07T12:00:00+01002016-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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What You Need To Know: Mozart The Magic Flute
The Showstoppers' Fantastical Story FactoryThe Showstoppers' Fantastical Story FactoryA musical adventure exploring magical kingdoms.2016-05-07T13:30:00+01002016-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Brian Tyler Live: Film Music For Stars, Cars & SuperheroesBrian Tyler Live: Film Music For Stars, Cars & SuperheroesExperience exciting music from Tyler's most famous scores spanning over 70 films, including the Marvel films, The Fast And Furious films, Star Trek: Enterprise, plus game score franchises such as Far Cry, alongside classic film scores that have influenced Tyler.2016-05-07T19:30:00+01002016-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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