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Imagine Children's FestivalKeeping kids entertained for twelve days this February Half Term, the Imagine Children's Festival delivers a line-up of family fun for 0-11 year olds. Head to the Southbank Centre for colourful puppet show The Very Hungry Caterpillar, multi-sensory experience Nest, the immersive, musical Soundpit and the chance to meet a dinosaur at Erth's Dinosaur Zoo. Other highlights include a celebration of the Harry Potter books and an adventure with Pippi Longstocking while special guests include Michael Rosen, Dermot O'Leary, Cressida Cowell, Cerrie Burnell and Konnie Huq. Children can also learn fun facts about J.K. Rowling's boy wizard with Fleurble Laffalot, see cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat and enjoy music by CBeebies' star YolanDa Brown. Suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst looks at notable female leaders and there's a free daily event highlighting young people making the headlines. Further free activities include illustration workshops, a family sing-along, jazz show Groove Baby and a child-friendly exhibition at the Hayward Gallery.

About Southbank Centre

London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design finally move into the 21st century with a proposal that includes a floating glass pavilion, two more roof gardens, a space for riverside arts and a large pedestrian area. More about Southbank Centre

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Imagine Children's Festival† Michael Rosen: The Missing, Sunday 23 February 2020 †

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £119† 28% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £540† 35% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £120† 26% off
Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is a modern, design-led hotel a short walk from some of the city's most iconic attractions, such as Big Ben and ... More
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Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
London > Events > Comedy †Dates: Thursday 4th February 2021 - 7.30pm
Imagine Children's Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
The self-deprecating Irish stand-up and master of observational humour, as seen on Mock The Week, candidly discusses the perils of parenthood....More
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Dick Whittington
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th & 16th and 19th to 23rd Jan 2021 - Various Times
Imagine Children's Festival, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
For one year only, the newly transformed Olivier theatre hosts Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's update to the folk tale about the merchant who became the ...More
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Dante's In-Furlough
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 3rd December 2020 to 31st January 2021 - Various Times
Imagine Children's Festival, 10 Leake Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Navigate the seven circles of Hell to attend The Devil's wedding in an interactive, socially distanced show inspired by Shel Silverstien's poem Billy Markham And The ...More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat auditorium, ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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South Bank
London > Attractions >
South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall, Queen ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Imagine Children's Festival
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Konditor specialises in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, the first ... More
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... More
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
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Strada
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
Strada has started something of a pizza revolution. The chain has blossomed thanks largely to its focus on fresh, high quality ingredients, and efficient, friendly service. ... More
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Unit 1, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
If you happen to be with the kids on the South Bank this summer this is a great little eatery in which to recharge their batteries. ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Jubilee Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
3 Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
The concrete promenade along the South Bank greatly benefits from this large patch of green grass for striders, strollers and sightseers to relax on. Not ... More
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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King's Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More

Southbank Centre events

Ed Byrne: If I'm HonestEd Byrne: If I'm HonestThe self-deprecating Irish stand-up and master of observational humour, as seen on Mock The Week, candidly discusses the perils of parenthood.2021-02-04T19:30:00+00002021-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
GoldfrappGoldfrappMajestic synthpop and operatic electronica from the duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, who celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Felt Mountain.2021-04-02T19:00:00+01002021-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Goldfrapp
Adam Buxton RamblesAdam Buxton RamblesThe comedian and podcast host rambles on various topics in support of his new book.2021-04-25T19:30:00+01002021-04-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Adam Buxton Rambles
David Baddiel: Trolls: Not The DollsDavid Baddiel: Trolls: Not The DollsThe widely observed strategy of Don't Feed The Trolls has left many of us defenceless when we are trolled online. The comedian shares his experiences of taking on cyber-paths at their own game.2021-04-29T20:00:00+01002021-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
David Baddiel: Trolls: Not The Dolls
Stewart Lee: Snowflake/TornadoStewart Lee: Snowflake/TornadoThe deep-thinking, anti-comedian returns to debate his role in the modern-day comedy marketplace.2021-05-18T20:00:00+01002021-05-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado

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Trafalgar Square 10 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 11 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
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Palace Theatre 15 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
 
 
 
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