Follow Us on Twitter

Southbank Centre - September to December 2011

Season preview

THE SOUTH Bank Centre has announced its programme for Autumn 2011 and it includes Carol Ann Duffy reading from her new collection.

Margie Orford – Monday, September 19.

South African writer Margie Orford reads from her new crime novel, Daddy’s Girl.

Celebrating Edward Thomas – Thursday, September 22.

Edward Thomas is one of Britain’s most influential WWI poets and this event brings to life his poetry, his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost, and the zeitgeist he wrote from.

Richard Gott and Kwasi Kwarteng – Tuesday, September 27.

Richard Gott and Kwasi Kwarteng discuss their new books, which take a critical look at traditional views of the British Empire and its influence.

Caroline Moorehead – Wednesday, September 28.

Caroline Moorehead’s A Train in Winter tells the story of French women resistors who, early one morning in 1943, were taken from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz.

My Dinner With Andre (Screening) – Saturday, October 1.

Back in 1981, My Dinner With Andre – composed almost completely of an extended dinner conversation between two middle-aged men – revitalised independent filmmaking in America.

Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn – Sunday, October 2.

Thirty years on from their groundbreaking film, My Dinner With Andre, Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn meet again to mark the anniversary and to honour the memory of master filmmaker Louis Malle.

Vanya on 42nd Street (Screening) – Sunday, October 2.

Filmed in an abandoned theatre in the heart of Manhattan, this iconic piece of cinema from 1994 is a screen version of Andre Gregory’s workshop performance of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, starring Wallace Shawn and Julianne Moore.

Afghan Monologues

Afghan Monologues – Tuesday, October 4.

The world premiere of this new documentary play from iceandfire theatre, brings to the stage the real words of men and women in Afghanistan, as well as Western commentators from the front line.

In the Shadow of Death, a film on Roberto Saviano – Wednesday, October 19.

Roberto Saviano is the author of the bestselling novel Gomorrah, about the Neapolitan mafia, and has been living in hiding since 2006. This, the first public screening of a new documentary film, will be followed by a discussion on freedom of expression.

Laura Oldfield Ford – Monday, October 31.

Laura Oldfield Ford’s graphic novel Savage Messiah infiltrates the politics, psychology and pop-cultural past of an alternative London.

Small Is Beautiful – Wednesday, November 2

Caroline Lucas MP and Professor Victoria Chick revisit EF Schumacher’s influential book Small is Beautiful to question the end of economics.

Carol Ann Duffy – Monday, November 7.

Carol Ann Duffy presents a reading from her new book The Bees, her first full collection since becoming Poet Laureate in 2009.

Simon Sebag Montefiore – Saturday, December 10.

Having made his name with his biographies of the young Josef Stalin and Catherine the Great, Simon Sebag Montefiore has now published Jerusalem: The Biography.

A descendant of the first European to be allowed by the Ottomans to visit the Temple Mount, he scours family diaries and little-known memoirs to tell the story of the city through the lives of the men and women – prophets, poets, peasants and soldiers, kings and conquerors – who shaped it.