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The Rest is NoiseOne of the Southbank Centre's most ambitious classical music projects to date, The Rest is Noise is a year-long festival that takes audiences on a chronological journey through music in the 20th century. Based on the 2007 book by Alex Ross, the series will bring the book to life through concerts, performances, films, talks and debates. The backbone of the festival will be provided by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, who will provide more than 30 concerts to help with the storytelling and dramatisation of the most important musical, political and social moments of the 20th century. Jude Kelly, the Southbank Centre's Artistic Director, describes the festival as viewing 20th-century music "through the prism of history with its revolutions and counter-revolutions, its major moral and philosophical upheavals around race, gender, faith, political credo and pacifism and its new relationship to technology and artistic democracy."

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  37% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Rest is Noise
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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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Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from The Rest is Noise
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Covent Garden, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
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 ...More
 
 
 
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1984
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th June to 3rd September 2016
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 6 minutes from The Rest is Noise
Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan revive their production of George Orwell's seminal novel 1984 this year. After premiering at the Nottingham Playhouse in ...More
 
 
 
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Funny Girl
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th April to 8th October 2016
Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from The Rest is Noise
Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star in Funny Girl, which transfers from ...More
 
 
 
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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 Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Rest is Noise
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
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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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
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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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
 
 
 
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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Rest is Noise
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Rest is Noise
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
 
 
 
Institution of Electrical Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Savoy Place, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Rest is Noise
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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 The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Rest is Noise
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Rest is Noise
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, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as The Rest is Noise
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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 The Rest is Noise
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
 
 
 

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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
DATES  Running from  Saturday 17th December 2016untilMonday 2nd January 2017
VENUE  Southbank 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
 
The East PointersThe East PointersThe threesome who hail from Prince Edward Island, Canada, performs its Celtic-influenced folk and roots material.2016-07-29T13:00:00+01002016-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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Free EventToday Only
The East Pointers
Lokito Ya CongoLokito Ya CongoThe six-piece deliver the rhythms of Congolese music style soukous; an upbeat call to the dance floor.2016-07-29T17:30:00+01002016-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Lokito Ya Congo
The TempestThe TempestA production of Shakespeare's mystical drama for children with autism and special needs.2016-07-29T11:30:00+01002016-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
The Tempest
Ludovico EinaudiLudovico EinaudiThe world-renowned Italian pianist and composer performs works from his latest album, Elements.2016-07-29T19:30:00+01002016-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Ludovico Einaudi
Klanghaus: On AirKlanghaus: On AirArt and rock band The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman present their site-specific, 360-degree, immersive experience which aims to bring the space to life. Featuring live performance, sound design, projected images and glimpsed vignettes.2016-07-29T15:00:00+01002016-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ends Today
Klanghaus: On Air
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 i2016-07-29T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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Now On

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Festivals
PRICING  Various
DATES  9th July to 29th August 2016
VENUE  Southbank 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.2016-07-29T11:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Homeless Library
Arctic Love, Just You And MeArctic Love, Just You And MeView Jonathan Kennedy Enyim-Otebil's winning entry in Southbank Centre's nationwide Design Challenge. The piece takes inspiration from an image of two polar bears and evokes ideas of love and sustainability.2016-07-29T10:00:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Arctic Love, Just You And Me
Love FlagsLove FlagsThe flags incorporate the true lovers' knot and the rainbow colours that represent the peace and pride movements.2016-07-29T10:00:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
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Yuri Grigorovich's adaptation of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's celebrated 1895 production, set to Tchaikovsky's score....More

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

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Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Rest Is Noise

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Rest Is Noise

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Rest Is Noise

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Rest Is Noise

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Rest Is Noise

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Rest Is Noise

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from The Rest Is Noise

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

 
 
 
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