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The Gender Agenda

You can find out about our latest participation opportunities here, and be a part of the new music works we commission and stage.

Past Projects

CONNECT: The Audience as Artist

CONNECT is a Europe-wide project to create and perform new compositions involving the public. In March 2019, audience members had the opportunity to take part in a world premiere with the London Sinfonietta. Alongside our ensemble, participants performed a new work, ORANGO, for ensemble and audience by Italian composer Oscar Bianchi at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Philip Venables: The Gender Agenda

A concert piece like no other, The Gender Agenda turned Queen Elizabeth Hall into a gameshow and the audience into contestants. Complete with challenges and commercials, The Gender Agenda had all the features of a gameshow, but turned on its head - think The Generation Game meets Southpark. Hosted by the brilliantly charismatic David Hoyle, audiences could choose to play the game onstage in this irreverent and funny exploration of gender (in)equality.

Capturing the spirit of change that accompanied the London Sinfonietta’s first ever concert in 1968, this event marked the ensemble’s return to Queen Elizabeth Hall in its re-opening festival. 

Philip Venables on The Gender Agenda