We all need a bit of love in our lives and since the summer is when it seems to pour out of us at its thickest and fastest, London Southbank Centre are capitalising on the infectious loved-up feeling in the capital with a two month love extravaganza. With a whole host of activities, performances, music, exhibitions and free events it will be impossible not to find something to suit your tastes.

You can find delightful comedy from the ever optimistic Josie Long who performed the overall best-reviewed show at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.

Live music lovers will not be disappointed with live performances from great names such as folkster Duke Garwood, acoustic gems Mahotella Queens, gypsy crooners Gypsy Butter and eclectic music-makers Wild Card.

Immerse yourself in the hypnotic Brazilian beats from acclaimed percussionists Baila Brazil or listen to the poignant voices of asylum seekers from around the world taking part in The Big Sing as part of Refugee Week.

Get your creative juices flowing with poetry workshops or a class on writing fiction for performance with Katy.

Get your kids involved in the love-in with Love Larks Children’s Course, which offers a week-long singing course for young people between the ages of 8 and 12.

Art-lovers can peruse the creations and projects of refugees and asylum seekers in Give Me Shelter and opera aficionados and novices alike will fall in love with Garsington opera’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

If all the love is making you want to do something special for others you should visit the Volunteering Market where organisations seeking volunteers will welcome you with open arms.

There is plenty more on the bill but places may fill up fast so get booking!