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People Who Changed the World

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Inspire your children to be part of the next generation of changemakers as we celebrate leaders and pioneers like Emmeline Pankhurst, Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks.

Hosted by presenter and journalist Georgia LA, guests include five-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE, the wonderfully smart Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst and illustrator Andrea Pippins, who presents her new book Young, Gifted and Black.

Guests include:

Eleanor Simmonds OBE
Five-time Paralympic champion Ellie won her first Paralympic medal at age 13. The start of a string of firsts, she went on to become the youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, the youngest recipient of an MBE, the winner of four medals at the London 2012 Paralympics and the holder of three world records.

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon
At aged 11 Anne-Marie was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing and at 20 she received her Master’s Degree in Maths and Computer Science from the University of Oxford. Since then, she has worked for companies such Hewlett-Packard, received numerous Honorary Doctorates and co-founded the STEMettes, an award-winning initiative dedicated to getting women into the STEM sectors.

Georgia ‘LA’ Lewis-Anderson
Journalist, tastemaker and presenter, Georgia is currently working at Google helping to create the British personality of their AI. She’s interviewed everyone from P Diddy to Justin Bieber for the cult YouTube channel SBTV, presented viral show The Fox Problem and is the first UK female presenter for Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1. She also contributes to Vice, BBC radio, the Guardian and Channel 4.

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Royal Festival Hall


£12 Adult £6 Child
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£12 Adult £6 Child

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Age recommendation
For ages 8 – 12

£12 adult, £6 children