family & young people

Playground of Poems

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

Go around and around, climb and sliiide through playful poems by Edward van de Vendel, with a reading from the author followed by a poetry workshop.

His collection Super Guppy is about getting your socks wet, being tucked in at night, and having a plaster on your knee – ow! – taken off.

Follow tales of everyday life and read between the rhymes with poems for ages 6 and over.

Dutch illustrator Floor de Goede invites children to draw something as simple as a line, or a scribble and he will turn it into something far more exciting, such as an animal, or a person.

He will finish the workshop reversing the roles and asking the kids to finish off his drawings in any funny, or unexpected way they would like to!

This event is part of New Dutch Writing, presented by the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


£10 adult and child
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£10 adult and child


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Age recommendation
For ages 6+

Each ticket admits one adult and one child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

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