Southbank Centre featured free events, 8th – 14th April 2019


These are some of the selected free events taking place at The Southbank Centre from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th April 2019. Click on the event title for further information.

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Family Rise and Rave

7 Apr 2019 – 13 Apr 2019 | Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer

Wake up and rave at an all-singing, all-dancing party for the whole family with DJ Anna Greenwood, playing classic dance tunes to start the day right.

Get on the dancefloor with Greenwood, who combines brilliant beats with sequins, spangles and sparkle. She switches between DJing and dancing to create a high-energy start to the day for all ages.

#Music #Family #YoungPeople


Monday 8th April 2019| 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer | Free

Wake up and rave at an all-singing, all-dancing party with DJ Anna Greenwood

Air guitars at the ready! Rock out with the hair-spinning, guitar-rocking interactive band, playing quality tunes for the whole family.

Rocktopus formed in 2015 when Andy Hawkings and Tom Veck discovered their shared passion for rock music, performance, teaching and songwriting with children.

The pair knew that children deserved more than just sickly-sweet bland nursery rhymes – children deserved to be able to rock out.

#Easter #Family #Music

London Rhymes

Tuesday 9th April 2019| 6pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall| Free

Warm up your pipes, shake a leg or just enjoy the music at a free show of folk, world and original tunes for all ages.

London Rhymes inspires families to sing more in the everyday – creating new tunes and rhymes for parents and children to enjoy together.

The project, led by Rosie Adediran and charity Creative Futures, has worked across London in support of parents with young children. Featuring Rosie Adediran (vocals, ukulele), Raph Clarkson (trombone), Alex Munk (guitar) and Rosie Bergonzi (percussion).

#Music #Electronica #Free

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band

Wednesday 10th April 2019| 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall| Free

Bring your voices, silly dances and a sprinkling of mischief to a fresh kind of sing-along, combining music styles from around the world with comedy and theatre.

Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band get you moving with music for the whole family, bringing together elements of folk, soul, Afro, Latin and dub.

Headed up by Mrs H on lead vocals and guitar, the all-star band includes members of Red Snapper, Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo, Beth Orton’s band and The Leisure Society, on an array of instruments including guitars, banjos, double bass, accordion and trumpet.

#Easter #Family #YoungPeople #under5s

Mellow Baku

11th April 2019| 1pm| Queen Elizabeth Hall| Free

The accomplished vocalist and songwriter captivates with her blend of jazz grooves, soulful reggae, spoken word, blues and world music.

Mellow Baku combines soulful folk, jazz and roots and acoustic guitar with live vocal looping improvisations and electronics to create rich soundscapes as she performs.

Currently Associate Vital Spark Artist with The Spark Arts for Children, Baku sees performances as opportunities for people of all ages to connect, share stories and explore. She’s completed two albums and gives workshops in public groups, schools and for the NHS.

This event features Dîan Gasper on keys and Peter Adam-Hill on drums.

Philharmonia April MMSF Young Artists Recital

Thursday 11th April 2019| 6pm | Royal Festival Hall| Free

Gifted young musicians perform intimate chamber works in a free recital from the recipients of the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme.

Hear some of this year’s recipients perform a selection works in this performance, specially programmed by the Fellows to complement the full Orchestra’s evening programme at 7.30pm.

Captain Avery and the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace

Friday 12th April 2019| 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall| Free

A travelling band of space aliens spread intergalactic peace with their cosmic music in a free, interactive Friday Lunch performance.

Crash-landed in Sheffield with just a broken-down spacecraft, a handful of drums and guitars and a celestial saxophone, Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace play cosmic Afrobeat, space shanties and mutant disco.

Their goal is to heal the universe through the vibrations of their cosmic music. They have previously performed at venues including Hootenanny Brixton, Folk Forest and Shambala Festival.

Friday Tonic: Hilang Child

Friday 12th April 2019| 6pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall| Free

Ed Riman, aka Hilang Child, is half-Welsh, half-Indonesian and 100% evocative songsmith, combining compelling acoustic and electronic elements.

Dizney Rascal

Saturday 13th April 2019| 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall| Free | British Sign Language

What do you get when you mix a heap of Disney classics with spoonfuls of sugar, ska and reggae? Dizney Rascal!

From Camp Bestival to Festival 8 to Boomtown, Dizney Rascal have melted the hearts of Disney lovers across the country.

Come on a wild journey through the world of your favourite animated classics with the band who recreate well-loved tales with a twist.

Afro Dance Party with HomeBros

Sunday 14th April 2019| 1pm | Queen Elizabeth Hall| Free

Learn all the best moves from hip-hop dance pros HomeBros at an afternoon workshop – no experience necessary.

UK Afrobeat pioneers, professional dancers and choreographers HomeBros, aka Unkle TC and Kurtyswift, take you through everything you need to know to learn two dance routines.

After the workshop you have the opportunity to show off your new-found moves and perform alongside HomeBros and some of the best young Afro dancers in London.

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy & Bartók

Sunday 14th April 2019| 6pm | Royal Festival Hall| Free

Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in his own arrangements of well-loved music by JS Bach, Debussy and Bartòk.

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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