This Easter, Southbank Centre hosts an array of unmissable events for the whole family including a number of free events and performances, spanning the school holiday weeks and into the Bank Holiday weekend celebrations; from 6-22 April 2019.
Family events are at the heart of Easter this year. Tabby McTat (QEH, 6-13 April), a magical piece of children’s theatre featuring original songs, based on the book written by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler and presented by Freckle Productions will play for fifteen performances in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Soundpit (RFH, 13 Feb-2 June), an interactive musical instrument from artist Di Mainstone, comprising of giant sandpits which are brought to life with graphics, sounds, and motion sensor technology, will be a highlight for children, as well as Kaleidoscope; an immersive experience where children are shown a world of colour inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops (PUR, 9-11 April).
Free music events will be performed around the site every day from 6-22 April, including DJ sets with Anna Greenwood (QEH, 7-13 April), live bands Dizney Rascal (QEH, 13 April) and Boogie Monsters (QEH, 6 April), and an afternoon dance workshop with HomeBros (QEH, 14 April). The accomplished vocalist and songwriter Mellow Baku will captivate with her blend of jazz grooves, soulful reggae, spoken word, blues and world music to an audience in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, creating rich soundscapes as she performs (QEH, 11 April). A travelling band of space aliens, Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace will perform their cosmic music in a free, interactive Friday Lunch performance (QEH, 12 April). Megson Family Folk Show will play an infectious mix of heavenly vocals and lush harmonies (QEH, 7 April) while Mrs H and the Sing-Along Band will get the audience moving with music for the whole family, bringing together elements of folk, soul, Afro, Latin and dub (QEH, 10 April). Further free programming for Easter Weekend will be announced on Southbank Centre’s website nearer the time.
FOOD AND DRINK
Over the Easter weekend, the always popular KERB will be bringing a newest selection of London’s 24 top pop-up traders with their inKERBator Weekender to serve delicious food and drink at Southbank Centre Food Market (18-22 April). From 4 April, Southbank Centre’s favourite riverside hideaway; the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, will reopen to serve drinks and cocktails in the sun.