International Focus: Southbank Centre London


Happy February to everyone !  We hope 2021 has been safe and sound for you ~!

After a January of features on our short Documentary Notes of Truth (now released on Viddsee !) we are back with our usual blogpost schedule ~ continuing today with an international focus piece on Southbank Centre London !

One of London’s top 5 visitor attractions and the largest arts centre in the U.K., Southbank Centre London is made up of Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Hayward Gallery, National Poetry Library and Arts Council Collection – a sure go-to place for art lovers !

As part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Royal Festival Hall was built in 1951 and is one of the world’s leading performance venues.  Its stunning 2,700 capacity space is a multi-functional arts and performing venue ~ hosting an extensive programme of events throughout the year, featuring highly sought-after musicians.

Check out the clean, architectural lines of the Royal Festival Hall ~!

Home to 4 renowned orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the resident orchestras of Southbank Centre pride themselves in offering around 100 concerts a year, playing music from all ages.

Check out their list of classical music events, including free live-streamed concerts HERE !

Beyond providing a wonderful stage for internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, Southbank Centre also nurtures new talents through its Young Artists & Creatives programme.  Through courses, workshops and performances in visual arts, dance, music, literature and poetry, Southbank Centre works in partnership with various leading youth music and talent development organisations including Tomorrow’s Warriors and Kinetika Bloco, to provide opportunities for young artists to work with established artists, makers and creatives ~ to hone their crafts, build on existing networks and develop their careers.

Here at Chamber Music and Arts Singapore, we also provide a unique platform for interested and passionate youths to experience the behind-the-scenes of music and arts project management.  Specifically through our Internship programme, youth leaders work alongside our professional artists and executive team ~ to serve a community of beneficiaries, children and other youths !

To find out more about the Youths of CMAS, do visit our previous feature HERE !  And stay tuned, for our next International Focus piece, to be offered next month in February !