Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection.
Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood with MasterCard (4 May to 8 September 2013) was a celebration of the idea of neighbourhood and an exploration of what it means to be a good neighbour. Local communities and partners from across the UK and abroad participated in creating the festival – from Lambeth and Brixton in South London to artists and young people from Pelhourino in Salvador, Brazil – with a wide-ranging programme of themed weekends, performances, talks, outdoor art installations and urban greenery across Southbank Centre’s 21-acre site.