If upping your cultural curiosity is your 2020 new year’s resolution, we’ve got something that is going to help. Christmas may be over but there’s still time to gift yourself as we move into a new decade with Southbank Centre’s annual Membership.
From must-see exhibitions to one-off gigs and inspiring talks, the iconic London landmark’s calendar of events is looking better than ever this year and Members get the first chance to book them all, plus a wealth of other benefits.
Tempted? You will be once you hear what’s in store. First up, the icon that is Grace Jones will be joining forces with Southbank Centre to curate and headline Meltdown festival. The fashion, film and art heroine is set to join an alumni that includes the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Massive Attack, David Byrne and Robert Smith to put on an epic run of culture through gigs, events, exhibitions and more in what has become the UK’s longest-running artist-curated festival. We’ve been several times and cannot recommend it enough. Tickets sell out fast but Members can reap the benefits of priority booking which is worth snapping up the Membership alone. Watch this space for Grace’s full line up, but we can promise it will be anything but mediocre.
If your music taste errs more on the classical side, come February, Southbank Centre will launch their 2020-2021 Classical Season. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing either the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, now is your chance as they’ll both be performing as part of the programme.
For those in need of some 2020 inspiration how does never having to pay for eye-popping art exhibitions at Hayward Gallery sound? Skip the queues this January and enjoy the final weeks of iconic British artist Bridget Riley’s dazzling exhibition. Plus, a whole year of groundbreaking art is waiting for you at the flash of your Membership card.
But it’s not just the unmissable line up of events, exhibits and gigs that Members can indulge in, there are plenty of other reasons to snap up a membership. The stunning Royal Festival Hall bar will be extending happy hour every evening between 5pm and 7pm with two-for-one offers, tasty food and Instagram-worthy views of the Thames – that’s one reason to bypass Dry Jan. As well as exclusive Members’ discounts in the Southbank Centre Shops – the perfect place to pick up conversation starting coffee table books, art-inspired pieces and unique gifts. The discount can also be used at their online shop if you’re not visiting the bricks and mortar store.
All that and so much more for just £79 for the entire year (Membership for two is £140). Gift yourself or a loved one this January and make 2020 your most culturally diverse and inspiring yet.
Buy your membership now at southbankcentre.co.uk or call 020 3879 9555.Save £10 when you set up a monthly direct debit.