Previous Events

23 Feb 2014

Sir Quentin Blake

Queen Elizabeth Hall

2014 marks a phenomenal 50 years since Roald Dahl's best-loved tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published.

Literature
23 Feb 2014

Robert Muchamore

Purcell Room

Number one bestselling author of CHERUB and 2014 teen World Book Day author, Robert Muchamore introduces the loudest book of the year, Rock War! M ...

22 Feb 2014

Writing for Tweens

Purcell Room

Author, illustrator and performer Laura Dockrill, plus a panel of authors, journalists and DJs discuss why being age eight to 11 is really important

Literature
21 Feb 2014–23 Feb 2014

Secret Garden

JP Morgan Pavilion

Hidden somewhere in the Southbank Centre, is the magical secret garden, full of wondrous creatures, enchanted plants and stories whispered on the ...

Literature
21 Feb 2014

Rick Yancey

The Clore Ballroom

Award-winning US author Rick Yancey talks about his post-apocalyptic alien invasion thriller, The Fifth Wave

19 Feb 2014

Hot Like Fire

Purcell Room

An afternoon of poems and stories that share the best things about being a child

18 Feb 2014

Jacqueline Wilson

Queen Elizabeth Hall

From Tracy Beaker to Hetty Feather, Jacqueline Wilson has created some of the best loved and most enduring characters in children's publishing ove ...

Literature
18 Feb 2014

Out with the Family

The Front Room at QEH

Join us to celebrate the diversity of today's families and put children of same-sex parents centre stage

18 Feb 2014

The Animal Man

Level 5 Function Room

Animal Man Nick Spellman brings natural history to life by presenting a wide menagerie of live animals.

18 Feb 2014

John Hegley

Purcell Room

From A to Z John Hegley has a witty, surprising and always-entertaining poem for every letter of the alphabet.

Performance
18 Feb 2014

Phoenix Comic Day

The Clore Ballroom

Jump into the wonderful world of The Phoenix with a day of awesome comic-creation workshops.

17 Feb 2014

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Join children's authors Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter as they talk about their best-selling books about Danny and his pet Dinosaur.

17 Feb 2014

Ladybird Live

Level 5 Function Room

Ladybird Live is a unique storytelling event and features a whole host of pre-school delights including storytelling sessions, face painting, colo ...

17 Feb 2014

Where's Spot

Level 5 Function Room

A storytelling session for young children about everyone's favourite pup.

17 Feb 2014–19 Feb 2014

Spraoi

Blue Room, Spirit Level

This is a simple story of two boys who arrive at the same place at the same time and they don't understand what they should do.

Performance
17 Feb 2014

Southbank Stories Revealed

The Clore Ballroom

Over the space of a day, children have been writing and illustrating a collaborative tall tale for Southbank Centre.

17 Feb 2014

The Great Big Gig

The Clore Ballroom

A full on 12-piece soul band playing the best music mashed up with audience participation! THE most exciting live music act for kids and family! E ...

Gigs
17 Feb 2014

The Big Sleepover

Royal Festival Hall

Spend the night on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall telling stories and exploring the building by torch light.

16 Feb 2014

Line of Fire

Level 5 Function Room

When author and illustrator Barroux creates his dramatic ink-and-water illustrations live on stage.

Art
16 Feb 2014

Francesca Simon

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Join author Francesca Simon and illustrator Adam Stower as they explain how the The Lost Gods was created.

15 Feb 2014

Imagine Scratch Mixer

Blue Room, Spirit Level

Scratch Mixer tests new spoken word for children - scream, shout, and tell us what you think! Showcasing some of the most exciting new spoken word ...

15 Feb 2014

Malorie Blackman

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Join Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman in conversation as she talks about her gripping new novel Noble Conflict.

Literature
15 Feb 2014

Patrick Ness

Purcell Room

Patrick Ness introduces his thrilling new novel for young adults, More Than This.

11 Feb 2014

Children's Question Time

Purcell Room

Children are the future and some of their ideas and suggestions could teach politicians a thing or two! Managed by Festival Ideas Cloud, Southbank ...

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