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    Things to do in February half-term

    A toddler wearing a kaleidoscope glasees

    Half-term is approaching. Yes, really. At last a break from the home schooling or remote learning… for everyone. 

    But, with the country still in lockdown, how’re you going to keep the little ones entertained during nine school-less days?

    Well, that’s where we can help. Our concert halls, stages and cafes may still be closed, but we still have some activities to help stimulate young minds. As well as a couple of performance pieces for you to enjoy at home, we also have an outdoor exhibition for those of you passing nearby, and a great range of creative toys and games just a click away.

    A toddler sits beneath a flurry of confetti in this image depiction of the event Kaleidoscope
    Kaleidoscope

    Kaleidoscope

    Sat 20 February, 10am & 11.30am

    Fill your little one’s world with colour with this online musical experience for babies aged 3-18 months, and their grown-ups. Twinkling lights, and captivating colours, connect with mirrors and sounds in this 30 minute performance inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops.

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    Disco ball

    DYSCO

    Sat 20 February, 2pm

    It’s time to get down and move like no-one is watching in this free, but ticketed, online DYSCO. Ditch the uniformity and find joy in your own movement in this playful online workshop, where there’s no such thing as being a good dancer or a bad one. Just follow DJ DYSCOURSE (aka dance artist Aby Watson) and embrace it; all dancing is good when it feels good.

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    David Ogle, Loomin, 2020: Light installations on trees around the Southbank Centre. Image credit, Morley Von Sternberg
    MORLEY VON STERNBERG

    Winter Light

    Daily, from dusk til late

    If you’re one of those lucky people located close enough to the South Bank that you can pass by on a daily walk, then try and time your outing for dusk, and get the full experience of our Winter Light exhibition. Situated across our buildings and walkways, this free outdoor exhibition features more than 15 artworks and commissions that take inspiration from light and colour.

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    Superhero Colour-in Cape with pens and crayons

    Kids activities galore in store

    If you can’t make it out, and you want a break from the online world, then check out the range of creative activities, crafts and games available for kids in the Southbank Centre Shop. From puzzles to paints, colouring in to creating a din, there is plenty to keep little hands busy and to stimulate minds during another week in lockdown.

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    Introducing ArtsDrop

    ArtsDrop is a set of arts-themed learning resources created by the Southbank Centre for schools and families. These free learning tools can be downloaded at home.