Everyone is Welcome at the Southbank Centre’s Summer Season – You Belong Here

David Olusoga: Black British History and Belonging 2024. Image Credit Karen Robinson.

Everyone is welcome at the Southbank Centre’s summer season You Belong Here, which takes place from July – September 2024. The season offers an extensive programme of art, conversation, music and performance from world-class artists, writers and performers,  exploring the concept of belonging in art and society.

David Olusoga and Kelechi Okafor are some of the incredible writers, activists and historians who will provide in-depth discussions on Black British history, community and identity. Anastasiia Liubchenko presents the family show Home, a colourful and playful tale of a trip to discover a new home, inspired by Liubchenko’s personal story of emigration.

Strong Like Us: Kelechi Okafor Friends 2024. Image Credit Full Frame Atelier.

You Belong Here’s public programme features a number of community-driven Riverside Terrace takeovers with ground-breaking groups such as AZEEMA and SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS, bringing free workshops, music and performance to the site.

Azeema’s Open House

The new contemporary-classical music festival Sound Within Sound (4 – 7 July) draws inspiration from Kate Molleson’s book of the same name. The festival features 20th-century composers with concerts from London Sinfonietta, Siwan Rhys and Quatuor Bozzini among others.

The exhibition Tavares Strachan: There is Light Somewhere at the Hayward Gallery continues on the theme of lost histories and unsung cultural trailblazers across a diverse range of mediums. The HENI Project Space presents Naomi Rincón Gallardo: Sonnet of Vermin (18 Jun – 1 Sept), the first of three free exhibitions delivered in partnership with the RC Foundation, Taiwan (R.O.C.), spotlighting exciting work from emerging international artists. 

Whereas the European Premiere of Crazy Smooth: In My Body staged at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (18 – 20 July), brings together an intergenerational group of hip-hop dancers to explore the hardship and heroism of ageing in street dancing. 

For more information and listings of events visit: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on


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