Double Bill of Indian Classical Music and Dance – Special Ticket Offer

Southbank Centre is offering a special discount of £5 off all tickets for the Double Bill of Indian Classical Music and Dance, which takes place on the 4th May in the Purcell Room. All you need to do is quote the promo code PALLAVI when booking online, by phone or in person.

With performances from Pallavi Saran Gujral, one of the fastest rising stars of the ancient dance Bhratanatyam, Mick Taylor the internationally acclaimed sitar player, this promises to be a very exciting evening of classical Indian acts.

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Catalyst Rwanda – breakdancing hits street children in Africa

What happens when an English ‘b-boy’ breakdancer meets young Rwandan hip-hop fans being helped by a charity that works with street children in Kigali?

Les Enfants de Dieu aims to transform the lives of Rwandan street children by giving them somewhere to live and an education. There are currently 130 boys aged six to 20 years at the centre and they are passionate about hip-hop. In 2011, London-based Catalyst Rwanda took the world-renowned b-boy Pervez, from Live 2 Break Crew, to work with these remarkable young men.

This summer, some of the boys travel to London to take part in Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia.

Catch Catalyst Rwanda at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall on Thursday 19 July, as part of Africa Utopia. Get tickets here. 

Classical Indian Dancer Pallavi Saran Gujral performs at Southbank Centre

On the 4th May Southbank Centre welcomes the celebrated Bharatantyam dancer, Pallavi Saran Gujral, to perform at the Purcell Room as part of the Double Bill of Classical Indian Music and Dance.

Here is a preview of what we can expect to see on the night:

Bhratanatyam is one of the oldest forms of classical Indian dance, originating 2000 years ago in Southern India, and is rarely performed in the UK. Pallavi will be accompanied by live music from vocalist Venkateshwaran Kuppuswamy, violinist Jyotsna Srikanth and mridangamist (percussionist) Ramamoorthy Sriganesh.

For more info and to book tickets click here