WHY? What's Happening for the Young Festival


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Southbank Centre's WHY? What's Happening for the Young festival explores issues relating to children and childhood. Taking as inspiration the UN's 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, the festival covers issues as diverse as family life, playground politics, war, poverty, cyber safety, employment, the environment and the arts.

Big name speakers on the bill include the Children's Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson; actor and director, Femi Oyeniran; Amal Azzudin, one of the original Glasgow Girls campaigners; and Charlie Condou, actor and star of Coronation Street.

Various sessions are geared for schools, families, young people and adults and include comedy performances, talks, interactive activities and a Big Sing.


Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
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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