Southbank Centre featured free events, 22th – 28th April 2019

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These are some of the selected free events taking place at The Southbank Centre from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st April 2019. Click on the event title for further information.

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Monday 22 Apr 2019 | 1.30pm | Royal Festival Hall , The Clore Ballroom, Level 2

Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems. Hosted by Spin Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders), children are at the heart of this block party.

Whether you’re the proud parent of a Lil Wayne, a Missy Elliot or a whole crew of Beastie Boys and Wee Papa Girls Rappers, this is the jam for you and yours.

Fancy dress is encouraged.

#Family #YoungPeople #Music #Easter #Free

Chineke! Junior Orchestra

Monday 22 April 2019| 3.30 pm |Queen Elizabeth Hall

Under the baton of upcoming talent Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra performs as part of the commemorations for the first Stephen Lawrence Day, held on the anniversary of the teenager’s murder in 1993.

The concert is followed by a panel discussion at 5pm, introduced by Baroness Doreen Lawrence, Stephen’s mother, that looks at the progress London has made since Stephen’s murder.

Hear the Junior Orchestra’s debut performance of Philip Herbert’s Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence as they help to carry Lawrence’s legacy through the power of music, ahead of Chineke! Orchestra’s performance of the same piece at 7.30pm.

The Chineke! Juniors concert showcases some of the UK’s exceptional young BME musicians as they perform Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Holst’s St Paul’s Suite and the rarely performed Othello Suite by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

#Easter #Family #Music

Archive Studio: Drop-in Volunteer Session

13 March to 18 June 2019| Various times | Royal Festival Hall | Free but ticketed

Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Archive Studio, as well as giving much-appreciated help to our collections team.

Everyone is welcome, no skills required. For ages 16 +


Violet Nights: Children of the Windrush

Thursday 25 April 2019| 7pm | Royal Festival Hall , Blue Room, Level 1 | Free, but ticketed

The Windrush scandal shocked a nation, but how has it affected young people? Hear from Marci Phonix and artist Rachelle Romeo in a discussion chaired by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, with a performance by MC LeeN.

At this edition of Violet Nights, explore the government’s ‘hostile environment policy’ and hear intergenerational Windrush stories.

In 2018, the Windrush scandal erupted around UK residents who had their rights threatened or removed by the Home Office, and who were, in some cases, deported. Many people lost their jobs, homes, benefits and access to care on the NHS.

Chairing the debate is Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, editor of the book Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children, a leading new exploration of the Windrush generation.

Joining her in discussion is Grime MC Marci Phonix, who went viral in 2018 for criticising MP Kwasi Kwarteng live on Channel 4 News over the Windrush scandal, and artist Rachelle Romeo, whose father was personally affected by the hostile environment policy.

#Talks #Debates #Windrush

Friday Lunch: Moonfish

Friday Lunch: Moonfish

Friday 26 April 2019| 1pm| Royal Festival Hall , Central Bar, Level 2

Hear new music taking in jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from drummer Riccardo Chiaberta and pianist Maria Chiara Argirò.

The set-up of this new project combines piano, keyboards, synths and pedals, with drums and bass synth played simultaneously.

Pianist, keyboard player and composer Argirò has toured with bands including These New Puritans. Her 2016 debut album The Fall Dance pulled away from traditional jazz to create her own sound. She’s currently part of projects such as Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats, Kinkajous and Teotima. Her second album as a leader and composer is titled Hidden Seas.

Drummer and composer Chiaberta has played with bands including Dugong, Bruno Heinen & Italian Job, Paolino Dalla Porta and Kettle of Kites. He released Lux, his first album as a leader, with the band Nirguna on Honolulu Records, a label co-founded by Chiaberta.

#Music #Jazz #Blues #FridayLunch

Friday Tonic: IORA

Friday 26 Apr 2019 |5.30pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall

Haunting vocals and catchy pop riffs that are both familiar and extraordinary, combining harmonies with electronic sound and samples.

Selected by Scandi-pop star Sigrid for her personal BBC Introducing Radar playlist, IORA’s debut single ‘Thieves’ Den’ was also picked up by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Sweeney.

Her next release, ‘Minotaur Mind’, had a Sia-esque video that saw a massive response. The remix by Murder He Wrote was featured by 3000 Bass on SoundCloud.

After honing her craft on the Brighter Sound residency with Beth Orton and on The Sage Gateshead Summer Studio residency, IORA is currently developing her first EP as part of the Soundcamp and Youth Music project.

Past releases include ‘Human Touch’, a charity single video featuring Maxine Peake with all the proceeds going to Lifeshare (a charity supporting people experiencing homelessness in Manchester)

#Friday #Music #FridayTonic

LPO Junior Artists

Saturday 27 Apr 2019 |6pm |Royal Festival Hall

Hear the next generation of orchestral musicians perform British music alongside LPO members and Junior Artist alumni in a free pre-concert performance.

The LPO Junior Artists are members of our annual scheme for high-level teenage instrumentalists from under-represented backgrounds.

Performers Players from the London Philharmonic Orchestra
LPO Junior Artists

#Music #ClassicalMusic

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.

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