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Imagine Children's Festival

9 Feb - 19 Feb
Children have the chance to hear some of their favourite authors, join in at free family-friendly performances and get creative in fun workshops at Imagine.

Come along for 11 days of jam-packed half-term fun in a festival run by kids for kids.

Enjoy the best children's theatre, literature and music, with plenty of workshops and free activities for children up to 12-years-old.

Immerse yourself in your favourite children’s classics, whether uncovering the magic of storytelling through pictures with Chris Riddell and Friends or listening to the popular rhyming stories of Julia Donaldson with a double-bill of The Gruffalo & Room on the Broom accompanied by whimsical orchestral music.

Discover our brand new immersive tour Adventures of Moominland and go on a journey in search of Moomins with author and illustrator Tove Jansson.

That's not all: more than half of our events are free, including a special screening of The Little Mermaid where the film is powered entirely by bicycles, interactive storytelling with Nimble Tots, the ultimate party for the whole family, Rave-A-Roo, and much more.

With hours of entertaining antics at Imagine Children's Festival, we have your half-term sorted.

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8 Feb

Free

Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
8 Feb
West Thornton Primary Academy produce poetry that questions, challenges and supports events
Young boy speaking

Free

Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
8 Feb
Are you a budding writer waiting to be heard?
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
7 Feb - 9 Feb
Step into a tented den and discover a magical Neverland-inspired world in Southbank Centre.

9 Feb

Colourful Sculpture of a donkey

Free

Art
9 Feb - 19 Feb
See Finnish artist Jasmin Anoschkin’s large-scale, colourful wooden sculptures
Artistic winter view of a tree

Free

Art
Science & Innovation
9 Feb - 19 Feb
Reconnect with nature in this tree-hugging virtual reality experience
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
7 Feb - 9 Feb
Step into a tented den and discover a magical Neverland-inspired world in Southbank Centre.

10 Feb

Colourful Sculpture of a donkey

Free

Art
9 Feb - 19 Feb
See Finnish artist Jasmin Anoschkin’s large-scale, colourful wooden sculptures
Artistic winter view of a tree

Free

Art
Science & Innovation
9 Feb - 19 Feb
Reconnect with nature in this tree-hugging virtual reality experience
Groove Baby illustration

Free

Dance
Gigs
10 Feb
Bring along your young ones for a fun dancing time

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15 Feb
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Finnish children’s heavy metal band Hevisaurus are making their London premiere at Imagine festival
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Imagine stories

podcast
The children from Imagine Children's Festival interviewed Wayne Hemingway about housing
video
John Hegley reads his favourite childhood poem, Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc

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