“Linton Kewsi Johnson LIVE” – Jamaican British dub artist and father of reggae poetry: A week long special performance

Monday 14th – 20th May 2018, 7.30 PM @ The Southbank Centre, Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX

Hear Linton Kwesi Johnson, the living legend and father of ‘reggae poetry’, share his journey. Sharing powerful critiques on modern Britain, from the world’s first reggae poet, he uses politics as an organising principle for his message and sound.

Johnson joins us as we delve into his career spanning more than 40 years, from his time in the British Black Panthers to internationally acclaimed poet.

Running time: 150 minutes.

Tickets priced £15 – £25 (+ £2.59 booking fee).

Book your tickets now at the Southbank Centre


(B)old festival: Monday 14 – Sunday 20 May 2018

Southbank Centre today announces (B)old, a brand new festival celebrating age and creativity, supported by The Baring Foundation. Championing new and established artists aged 65 years and over, (B)old features a week of vibrant programming from Monday 14 – Sunday 20 May 2018 taking place across Southbank Centre’s 17 acre site including the newly reopened Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

(B)old explores and challenges cultural perspectives of age and the role it plays in arts and society, as well as the impact of creating and experiencing art at a later age. The new festival offers something for all ages and showcases work from artists across dance, music, theatre, visual art and literature. The programme features free events and activities, and an array of engaging workshops, talks and debates bringing the idea of ‘age’ into discussion.