Every time we go to the Southbank Centre we come home amazed, a little bit tiddly and with dreams of ditching our editorial jobs for a life of music and performance. Then we catch ourselves on and realise we can’t sing…or dance. The next best thing is writing about it.
On the 18th of April the Southbank Centre is honourably holding a fundraiser for the Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Fund.
This event is headlined by Bridget Christie and Stewart Lee and includes an evening of live entertainment with some of the UK’s leading comedians, musicians and performers. Stewart was the brains behind this event, the idea came to him only a few hours after a fire ripped apart a third of The Battersea Centre. We can tell the place means a lot to him.
Follow up events, throughout May and June, include the Like Mother, Like Daughter theatrical performance hosted in the Complicite Creative Learning & Why Not Theatre. This performance address topics like: ‘What is the most important thing a mother can pass on to her daughter?’ This is hard one for for us. Some think it’s impeccable flirting skills. Others view it as the ability to eat chocolate without getting fat. We assume the performance will be a lot deeper than our fickle thoughts. We can’t wait to be enlightened.
Alternative follow up events include – This Is How We Die – by Christopher Brett Bailey. This follows a string of sold-out performances in the autumn. We’re not going to tell you too much about it as we don’t want to spoil the surprise.
Head on down. It’s for a great cause.
For more information and tickets click here.