Imagine Children's Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 23RD FEBRUARY 2014

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Dates:
10th February 2014 until 23rd February 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Various times
 
PRICES
Various | Some FREE
 

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Imagine Children's Festival Take the kids to the Southbank Centre during the February half-term and treat them to Imagine Children's Festival, the annual children's literature festival that pulls words off the page. With two weeks worth of activities, there's a huge amount of literary events to choose from including readings, storytelling, beatboxing and poetry. This year highlights include appearances from children's laureate Malorie Blackman, Jacqueline Wilson, Charlie and Lola author and illustrator, Lauren Child, who chats to her childhood friend Cressida Cowell, the author and illustrator of the How To Train Your Dragon books. CBeebies' Cerrie Burnell reads extracts from her book 'Snowflakes' with live illustration from Lauren Ellen Anderson, and there are plenty of interactive events in which young ones can take part - including a new multi-sensory show by Oily Cart for babies aged six months to two years. There are also events aimed at older children aged 10 and over including an interactive drawing workshop and a creative-writing workshop with author Emma Carroll for 8-12 year-olds. It's also worth dropping in for one of the free activities in the foyer spaces including Dalston's Land of Kids festival which makes a special pop-up at the festival bringing a host of interactive and immersive events with it.

 

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

Imagine Children's Festival images

Imagine Children's Festival  Images courtesy of Imagine Children's Film Festival.  

   
Imagine Children's Festival - Images courtesy of Imagine Children's Film Festival.

Imagine Children's Festival Images courtesy of Imagine Children's Film Festival. 

LondonTown.com - Imagine Children's Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Waterloo Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from Imagine Children's Festival
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London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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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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Canteen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 17 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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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
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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The Sherlock Holmes
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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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
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Skylon
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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Kalakuta MillionairesKalakuta MillionairesThe Brighton-based ensemble performs its mix of Afrobeat and jazz originals.29th November 2014Monday 16th February 2015 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Ongoing
Kalakuta Millionaires
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel
DATES  5th November 2014 to 16th February 2015
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
The Brighton-based ensemble performs its mix of Afrobeat and jazz originals.
Privacy Happy HourPrivacy Happy HourInvestigate the surveillance culture with artist Adam Harvey.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Privacy Happy Hour
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 at 1.30pm-3.30pm and 4pm-6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Investigate the surveillance culture with artist Adam Harvey.
E.A.K: Kid's Mini Game Jam (Ages 8-13)E.A.K: Kid's Mini Game Jam (Ages 8-13)Learn to design web games.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
E.A.K: Kid's Mini Game Jam (Ages 8-13)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 - 11am-3pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Learn to design web games.
The Centre For Computing History WWW TVThe Centre For Computing History WWW TVA tribute to some of the most successful products of the Web from the last quarter century.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
The Centre For Computing History WWW TV
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 - 11am-6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
A tribute to some of the most successful products of the Web from the last quarter century.
End User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That AngelEnd User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That AngelAn exploration on the conditions of how we work on and against the computer.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
End User: Tyler Coburn Postscript On I'm That Angel
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 - 3.30pm-4.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
An exploration on the conditions of how we work on and against the computer.
Design A Web Page (Over 12s)Design A Web Page (Over 12s)Learn the basic elements of web page design.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Design A Web Page (Over 12s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 - 4pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Learn the basic elements of web page design.
Marianne FaithfullMarianne FaithfullThe talented vocalist and song writer celebrates a remarkable career in the music business, with her 50th Anniversary World Tour.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Marianne Faithfull
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
The talented vocalist and song writer celebrates a remarkable career in the music business, with her 50th Anniversary World Tour.
YCAT New Artists Presentation ConcertYCAT New Artists Presentation ConcertStudent musicians perform Schumann's 3 Romances and Liederkreis, Reynaldo Hahn's Le Printemps From 20 Songs, Book 2 and A Chloris From 20 Songs, Book 2, Dutilleux's Sarabande Et Cortege For Bassoon And Piano, Beethoven's Horn Sonata In F, Stjepan Sulek's Sonata For Trombone And Piano and Stravinsky's 3 Movements from Petrushka.29th November 2014Saturday 29th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
YCAT New Artists Presentation Concert
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Saturday 29th November 2014 - 7.45pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Student musicians perform Schumann's 3 Romances and Liederkreis, Reynaldo Hahn's Le Printemps From 20 Songs, Book 2 and A Chloris From 20 Songs, Book 2, Dutilleux's Sarabande Et Cortege For Bassoon And Piano, Beethoven's Horn Sonata In F, Stjepan Sulek's Sonata For Trombone And Piano and Stravinsky's 3 Movements from Petrushka.
Build The Web We Want Game With Play Your PlaceBuild The Web We Want Game With Play Your PlaceHelp build a game about the future of the web.29th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Build The Web We Want Game With Play Your Place
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 - 11am-6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Help build a game about the future of the web.
James Bridle's Rorschmap: Streetview EditionJames Bridle's Rorschmap: Streetview EditionWeb based art project that uses Google Streetview images to create kaleidoscopic shapes.29th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
James Bridle's Rorschmap: Streetview Edition
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 - 11am-6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Web based art project that uses Google Streetview images to create kaleidoscopic shapes.
 

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Southbank Centre

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