Festival of Love at Southbank Centre

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Responses from Jackie Magazine Agony Aunts Cathy & Claire at Southbank Centre's Festival of Love. Credit: Belinda Lawley & Southbank Centre


Discover a summer of romance as the Southbank Centre comes alive with the Festival of Love.

A new addition to the Southbank Festival calendar, visitors can expect to encounter a diverse mix of artists, performers, thinkers, philosophers and scientists from across the globe. Brimming with lectures, performances and concerts, the wide range of attractions offer something for lovers of all tastes.

Themed around seven different types of love, this colourful festival brings together a host of events as well as interactive installations, such as the Temple of Agape; a colourful space featuring words of love, and the Sliding Gate; a series of slides suitable for kids and adults. 

Among the other highlights are the What Is Love? exhibition in Queen Elizabeth Hall, which uses film to explore ideas of love; a moving collection of objects by the Museum of Broken Relationships; and a showcase of agony aunt letters to Jackie magazine at Dear Cathy & Claire.

The festival culminates in a weekend of marriage, The Big Wedding Weekend, where dozens of couples are set to tie the knot on stage in Royal Festival Hall and celebrate with special events on the South Bank.

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