The Southbank Centre's annual festival for children boasts activities for all ages, from opera for babies to vampire-themed Valentine's Day celebrations for teens.
Imagine 2013 offers more than 100 free and ticketed events, with plenty to keep families entertained during half-term.
• Readings from leading authors including David Walliams, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Anthony Horowitz, Cressida Cowell, James Patterson, Simon Mayo, Cathy Cassidy, Laura Dockrill and a rare appearance from Judith Kerr
• Interactive performance pieces that take audiences around the site, including a chance for adults to put on a pink shell suit and relive life as a 9 year old in Bryony Kimmings’s show Mega
• A day looking at the rise of the alternative family, putting children of same-sex parents centre stage featuring actress Sophie Ward and Coronation Street star Charlie Condou
• A chance for children to get up close and personal with life-size dinosaur puppets in the UK premiere of Erth’s critically acclaimed show Dinosaur Petting Zoo
• The Red House Book Awards, the only national book award voted for entirely by children
• Theatre for children, including the London premiere of The Queens Knickers
• Animated films Magic Piano and The Chopin Shorts by BreakThru films, with live accompaniment from young pianists.
Venue Details & Map
Belvedere RoadLondonSE1 8XX
- 0844 847 9910
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- Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo East. Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, on York Road, on Belvedere Road and on Stamford Street.
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