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Imagine Children's Festival

7 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

Join us for 12 days of jam-packed half-term fun in our annual festival run by kids for kids. 

Including the best children's theatre, activities to get stuck into and events by inspirational authors, there's loads to do for ages 0 – 12. Be tickled by Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, wriggle along to dance-theatre Tidy Up and join radio personalities and debut authors, Greg James and Chris Smith, for an action-packed Kid Normal event. 

This year we are delighted to have Ben Shires hosting our free events on The Clore Ballroom. The presenter of CBBC’s Officially Amazing, MOTD Kickabout and Shout Out Saturday is our resident funny man, catch him throughout the festival between 10am – 4pm.

Firm favourites such as Bedtime Stories and Fun DMC also return, along with plenty of new free activities. With so much to entertain and delight your little ones, we have your half-term sorted.

Free

Free

10 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace

Free

Free

Various times
until 18 Feb 2018
Various times | until 18 Feb 2018
Art
Children & Young people
Step onto our enormous chalkboard and add your drawing
Step onto our enormous chalkboard and add your drawing

Free

Free

Various times
until 18 Feb 2018
Various times | until 18 Feb 2018
Classical music
Choral
Start each day at Imagine with a warm up for your mouth, voice and body
Start each day at Imagine with a warm up for your mouth, voice and body
THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

Free

Various times
until 18 Feb 2018
Various times | until 18 Feb 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Get glitzy, colourful, and creative with face painting by The Glitterbox
Get glitzy, colourful, and creative with face painting by The Glitterbox

Free

Free

Various times
until 18 Feb 2018
Various times | until 18 Feb 2018
Art
Create rainbow art to add to our growing installation
Create rainbow art to add to our growing installation

Free

Free

Various times
until 18 Feb 2018
Various times | until 18 Feb 2018
Classical music
Dance & Performance
Learn more about Southbank Centre’s rich history and hear live music in this special tour
Learn more about Southbank Centre’s rich history and hear live music in this special tour

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 18 Feb 2018
Various times | Sun 18 Feb 2018
Dance & Performance
Cabaret
See an elite musical theatre, song and dance troupe from central London perform live
See an elite musical theatre, song and dance troupe from central London perform live

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 18 Feb 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 18 Feb 2018
Dance & Performance
DJs, dancing, space-hopping and hula-hooping await at this family friendly party
DJs, dancing, space-hopping and hula-hooping await at this family friendly party

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 18 Feb 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 18 Feb 2018
Art
Have a go at stop-motion animation filmmaking in this session just for kids
Have a go at stop-motion animation filmmaking in this session just for kids
Various times
Sun 18 Feb 2018
Various times | Sun 18 Feb 2018
Art
Literature
Learn the potential of the pencil in this creative workshop with artist and founder of The Pansy Project, Paul Harfleet
Learn the potential of the pencil in this creative workshop with artist and founder of The Pansy...

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