Imagine Children's Festival


Southbank Centre presented the 19th Imagine Children’s Festival in February 2020, featuring Michael Rosen, Dermot O’Leary, Cressida Cowell and Konnie Huq.

We fed and interacted with dinosaurs, celebrated the Harry Potter books and went on adventures with Pippi Longstocking.

The largest festival of its kind in the UK, Imagine Children’s Festival is dedicated to families experiencing and enjoying all kinds of art and culture together.

Come back next year for 12 days of the best international performance, music, literature, comedy, creativity, parties, participation and free fun for children aged 0 – 11 and their grown-ups.

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The ninth episode of our regular podcast looks at the lack of diversity in children’s literature
John Hegley reads his favourite childhood poem, Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc
Cargoes by John Masefield read by Francesca Beard
Laura Dockrill, reads her favourite childhood poem, Roald Dahl's The Pig

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