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22 & 23 Sep at Southbank Centre | 25-28 Oct at Barbican Centre | 24 & 25 Nov at Sadler's Wells
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Darbar FestivalThe Darbar Festival, a regular fixture on London's event calendar since 2006, takes place at the Southbank Centre, the Barbican and Sadler's Wells, bringing the best of Indian classical music and dance to three London venues over three months. Darbar is on for two days, 22nd and 23rd September, at the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall and four days (25th to 28th October) at Milton Court Barbican Centre. On 24th and 25th November, Akram Khan curates two days of Indian classical dance at Sadlers' Wells. One of the only festivals that offers the two kinds of Indian Classical music - Hindustani from the North, and Carnatic from the South - the festival was set up in memory of Bhai Gurmit Singh Ji Virdee, an inspirational teacher of the tabla. As well as live concerts and dance there are talks, workshops and 60 minute hatha yoga classes set to classical Indian music.

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Darbar Festival, South Bank, Covent Garden, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Darbar Festival, 7 Exton Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Darbar Festival, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Darbar Festival
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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Strada
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Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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Giraffe
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Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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Courtauld Institute of Art
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Darbar Festival
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Darbar Festival
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
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Jubilee Gardens
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3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Bernie Spain Gardens
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Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Darbar Festival
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Darbar Festival
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Darbar Festival
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The Thirsty Bear
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62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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Bassoon Bar
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Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Gordon's Wine Bar
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47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Skylon
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Darbar Festival
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The Deck at the National Theatre
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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Darbar Festival
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Southbank Centre events

Renee Anne LoupretteRenee Anne LoupretteThe organist performs Bach's Prelude And Fugue In G, Marin Marais's Suite from Alcyone, Jehan Alain's Variations Sur Un Theme De Clement Jannequin, Ad Wammes's Myto, Nadia Boulanger's Improvisation from 3 Pieces and Durufle's Suite.2018-09-19T19:30:00+01002018-09-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Drag: Self-Portraits And Body PoliticsDrag: Self-Portraits And Body PoliticsRadical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day by artists embracing drag as an art form, including Pierre Moliner, Valie Export, Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman.2018-09-19T11:00:00+01002018-10-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Bill Ryder-JonesBill Ryder-JonesOriginally known as the lead guitarist for The Coral, the Cheshire-born singer-songwriter performs minimal alt rock.2018-09-20T19:30:00+01002018-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Jazz Jamaica All Stars: The Trojan StoryJazz Jamaica All Stars: The Trojan StoryA musical extravaganza featuring Brinsley Forde, Noel McKoy, rising stars Dem Three and Southbank Centre Voicelab and Singology choirs, led by gospel choir leader Mark De-Lisser, accompanied by Gary Crosby's 22-piece orchestra, celebrating 50 years of Trojan Records with The Trojan Story.2018-09-20T19:30:00+01002018-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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TruthTruthHelen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett's story that looks at the once-simple notion of truth in a messy modern age.2018-09-20T19:45:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Truth
Moses SumneyMoses SumneyThe singer-songwriter performs his original guitar-based folk and soul compositions.2018-09-21T20:00:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Moses Sumney
Susheela RamanSusheela RamanThe London-based musician and composer performs her mixture of ambient, world and other musics in her original material.2018-09-21T20:00:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Susheela Raman
Debashish Bhattacharya And Praveen SheolikarDebashish Bhattacharya And Praveen SheolikarIndividual duet performances by the violinist Praveen Sheolikar and tabla player Vinod Lele and slide guitarist Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and tabla player Sukhwinder Singh.2018-09-22T18:30:00+01002018-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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London Concert Orchestra: Star Wars And Beyond: A Sci-fi SpectacularLondon Concert Orchestra: Star Wars And Beyond: A Sci-fi SpectacularToby Purser conducts a programme of science fiction film music by Jerry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, John Williams, David Arnold, Steven Price and Danny Elfman.2018-09-22T19:30:00+01002018-09-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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