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For Budding Iggy Peck Architects
Imagine a new building and help us construct our own city.
Imagine an orchestra built from everyday items rescued from the junkyard.
Southbank Centre teams up with Discover Children's Story Centre for London Children’s Book swap.
Mister Cleghorn’s Seal
Level 5 Function Room
Judith Kerr is the author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog.
Step into the off-kilter universe of David Baddiel’s latest novel, The Person Controller
Werewolf Club Rules
Join Joseph Coelho for this performance and interactive poetry session.
Blue Room, Spirit Level
Meet the tiger who came to party.
What did you dream about last night: something funny? Something scary? Were you flying or swimming or dancing?
With Wendy Shearer
Join the ancient tradition of oral storytellers in this workshop.
Get your face painted for Imagine.
Join a special guest in The Clore Ballroom as they read aloud their favourite bedtime story.
Roald Dahl Experience
Did you know that Roald Dahl used to be a spy? And also a fighter pilot, inventor and historian of chocolate?Embark on a magical and interactive j ...
Create your own animated films at our Imagine Animation Zone.
Learn to play the gamelan, an ensemble of percussion instruments from Java and Bali.
What did you dream about last night? A monster? A superhero?
Climb aboard our Storytelling Boats and imagine life on the ocean waves.
Roll up as BUMP Rollerdisco returns to Southbank Centre for Imagine Children’s Festival.
Southbank Centre Market is a food lover's destination.
Listen to a story on our enormous bed with storyteller Vanessa Woolf
All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing; not only from books but from children’s minds.
Listen to your favourite Dahl stories
Relax, put on some headphones and listen to some of your favourite Roald Dahl stories.
Let your toes tap and your fingers snap with the West End Kids.
with Chineke! Junior Orchestra
Find out what it feels like to be part of an orchestra by taking a 'passenger seat'.
Perfect your pitch by attending this workshop with choral leader Naomi Hammerton
Illustrating Poems Workshop
Come and meet the editors of Falling Out of the Sky: Poems about Myths and Monsters.
Learn how to bring stories to colourful life in this illustration workshop led by Nadia Shireen.
A Live Event for 5-7 year olds
Fancy some preposterously good poems? Then pile into The Poetry Library for this special Imagine poetry reading for five- to seven-year-olds and t ...
Letters are great to write with, but did you know you can draw and design with them too? Alphadoodler is the activity book in which you can bend, ...
A Live Event for 8-11 year olds
In the mood for some particularly excellent poetry? Then pile into The Poetry Library for this special Imagine poetry reading for eight t ...
Renowned storyteller Giles Abbott leads this session for blind and visually impaired children.
Sing all the scrumptious songs from the 1971 musical film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, the ever-popular children's movie featuring cla ...
What rhymes with rug?
Royal Festival Hall
For the first time ever, two of the most popular children’s authors appear together in Royal Festival Hall
Roald Dahl's epic story
Roald Dahl's epic story, The Minpins, is presented with music by Sibelius
Songs to tell stories
Do you love to sing and tell stories? If you're aged 8 -12 and enjoy performing, join a week-long singing course over February half term, as part ...
Gamelan for 3-5 year olds
Bring your little ones to a fun session exploring Southbank Centre's beautiful gamelan.
Join us as we embark on a voyage over and under the ocean waves.
Become an archive explorer for the day as you get exploring with our Archivist.
Tall Stories and Mermaid Tales
Award-winning authors Candy Gourlay and Laura Dockrill discuss tall tales and fiction
Imagine a funny, strange creature you’d like to receive a message from in your dreams.
Step onto the dance floor for a family workshop day with Folk Dance Remixed.
Artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin bring their distinctive perspective to this playful A to Z for early readers
Join author Cressida Cowell as she talks about the final book in her How to Train Your Dragon series
Join master storyteller Jamila Gavin on a magical adventure to learn how stories travel.
A magical musical adventure for kids
The exuberant improv artists behind Showstopper! - The Improvised Musical create musical adventure for kids.
Gamelan for Parents and Babies
Come for a relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies.
From the Wicked Young Writer Awards
Have you got a story you want to tell but don't know how to start?
Join Mary Ononokpono as she discusses her creation Talulah The Time Traveller.
Learn how to create art that helps to tell a story in this workshop led by Marta Altés.
Join the non-fiction creative team from b small publishers for a fact-filled workshop.
Holly Smale is the bestselling author of the award-winning Geek Girl series
A Workshop in Kindness
Join bestselling author and illustrator Sophy Henn for a celebration of kindness.
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof
Learn about growing your own food at this fun family workshop
Dress up as whoever you want to be in this story-filled session.
Have you ever heard of the power of the flower? Would you like to make clay all day? Come and join this fun family workshop and sculpt your own bo ...
Be the Change - Make It Happen
To celebrate Bernadette Russell’s new book, you’ll get to explore stories and ideas through inspiring questions and be encouraged to be curious an ...
Making Stories Together
At this fantastical workshop, see stories and characters grow and flourish from the seeds of your ideas.
Make up your own poetry with Selina Nwulu at this workshop for all the family.
Come and listen as we read Roald Dahl’s Matilda cover to cover.
Bake a fanciful cake inspired by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and enter our Yummy Competition.
By Ailie Cohen and Lewis Hetherington
Larry’s got no time for fun, but that’s all about to change
Hear songs inspired by popular children’s tales in this performance created by children aged 8 to 12.
With Nick Makoha
Working with poet Nick Makoha, explore the hero that you are; perhaps even the superhero.
Venture behind the scenes of a murder mystery with Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike
With Jo Clayton
Join storyteller Jo Clayton as she invites you into the uncanny world of Dutch writer Tonke Dragt. Tonke is the author of internationally bestsell ...
by Michael Morpurgo
Enter a library of books that hold more than just stories within their covers
Give it up for da Easy Crew! That oh so cool Caribbean crime bustin’ mouse is in town.
With Jenny Broom
Embark on a journey through picture book The Wonder Garden’s five habitats and their many animal inhabitants.
A Workshop for the Curious
Have you ever asked yourself why things are the way they are? In this interactive workshop with Christiane Dorion, facts come to life as we explor ...
Mrs H and the Sing-along Band are coming to Southbank Centre for the first time.
I Am A Bear
A morning of events for youngsters from the OAE
Award-winning Dutch puppeteering company Theater Gnaffel comes to London for the first time
A ROALD DAHL CELEBRATION
A Funharmonics event with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Daytime Block Party for Kids and Parents
Get ready for three hours of child-friendly hip-hop, funk, disco and block party anthems.
The greatest comic making show on earth!
Join the Etherington Brothers as they sally forth into a world of heart-stopping stories.
Gareth P Jones
Visit the town of Larkin Mills, famous for its ice cream parlour; and a lot of unexplained deaths.
With the help of an illustrator, create your very own e-book to download and read at home.
With Chris Riddell
Hold on to your socks and enjoy stand-up comedy for kids with Imagine favourite James Campbell, plus live illustrations from Chris Riddell, the 20 ...
Explore our new Roald Dahl exhibition at a private view for teachers.