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Imagine Children's Festival This year's Imagine Children's Festival has a Roald Dahl theme running throughout, Judith Kerr is in conversation with Ian Craig, Michael Morpurgo's I Believe in Unicorns is brought to life on stage, and Rastamouse co-creator Michael De Souza inspires youngsters to read. The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl takes visitors on a magical journey, there's a music offering that includes Dahl's final book The Minpins set to the music of Sibelius, played by the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, and a ward-winning Dutch puppet company Theater Gnaffel presents a double bill of Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs performed by life size puppets. Comedian David Baddiel discusses his latest children's book, The Person Controller, and Cressida Cowell, poet Joseph Coelho and CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell are just some of the many award-winning authors and illustrators making an appearance. Other highlights include a stage adaptation of Mr Tiger Goes Wild and the huge amount of free activities, from joining in with the Junk Orchestra to the Rap Factor battles, where the next hip-hop superstar will be revealed.

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Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £104† 30% 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
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £138† 33% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 22% 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
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Novel Writing: Your Ending
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Wednesday 28th September 2016
Imagine Children's Festival, Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
Tips and guidance for budding authors....More
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Young Chekhov: Platonov
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 14th July to 8th October 2016
Imagine Children's Festival, South Bank, SE1 | 2 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
A new version of Chekhov's comedy about the schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov by David Hare and produced by Chichester Festival Theatre. "A major work in its own ...More
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Funny Girl
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 9th April to 8th October 2016
Imagine Children's Festival, Savoy Court, Strand, WC2R | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star in Funny Girl, which transfers from ...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 best museums, galleries, attractions near Imagine Children's Festival
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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 & Cook
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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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... 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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London City College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Royal Waterloo House, 51 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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English Language Institute
London > Education > English Language Courses
Royal Waterloo House, 51-55 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
Wide variety of courses offered. Classes of 12-16. Under £200pw.... More
Institution of Electrical Engineers
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Savoy Place, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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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

Million Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetMillion Dollar QuartetThe story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips for an impromptu jam in Memphis which woul2016-12-17T00:00:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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PRICING£20-£95
DATESRunning from †Saturday 17th December 2016untilMonday 2nd January 2017
VENUESouthbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
The story of how the world's first supergroup came together comes to the Royal Festival Hall this December. Million Dollar Quartet is the real-life tale of the night in December 1956 when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together by Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips for an impromptu jam in Memphis which woul...†More about this event
Novel Writing: Your EndingNovel Writing: Your EndingTips and guidance for budding authors.2016-09-28T00:00:00+01002016-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Today Only
Novel Writing: Your Ending
The London Philharmonic OrchestraThe London Philharmonic OrchestraVladimir Jurowski conducts a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1 and Bruckner's Symphony No 4 (Romantic). With pianist Valery Afanassiev.2016-09-28T19:30:00+01002016-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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The London Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Radio 3s Composer Of The Week: LiveBBC Radio 3s Composer Of The Week: LiveDonald Macleod is live every day for a special edition of Radio 3's Composer Of the Week programme. Come along and listen to the broadcast during the week, featuring renowned British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen discussing his life and music.2016-09-28T12:00:00+01002016-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Free EventNow On
BBC Radio 3s Composer Of The Week: Live
The Virtual Orchestra: 360 ExperienceThe Virtual Orchestra: 360 ExperienceThis 360-degree virtual reality experience puts viewers in the centre of the orchestra.2016-09-28T14:30:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Free EventNow On
The Virtual Orchestra: 360 Experience
The Virtual Orchestra: Universe Of SoundThe Virtual Orchestra: Universe Of SoundExperience the Philharmonia performing Holst's masterpiece The Planets.2016-09-28T13:30:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Free EventNow On
The Virtual Orchestra: Universe Of Sound
Sound Frontiers: BBC Radio 3 LiveSound Frontiers: BBC Radio 3 LiveCelebrating seven decades of pioneering music and culture, the radio station and the centre have joined together to celebrate 70 years since the founding of the Third Programme and look to the future with two weeks of immersive and inspiring live broadcasts, performances and events.2016-09-28T14:30:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Sound Frontiers: BBC Radio 3 Live
BBC Radio 3s In Tune: LiveBBC Radio 3s In Tune: LiveThe drive-time programme is live every weekday.2016-09-28T17:00:00+01002016-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Free EventNow On
BBC Radio 3s In Tune: Live
We Are All Human: Art By Offenders, Secure Patients And DetaineesWe Are All Human: Art By Offenders, Secure Patients And DetaineesA showcase of artwork in a variety of styles and forms produced in the UK's prisons, secure hospitals and immigration removal centres, curated by the critically acclaimed writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002016-11-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Free EventNow On
We Are All Human: Art By Offenders, Secure Patients And Detainees
The Blue House By Alpha DiagneThe Blue House By Alpha DiagneSee the house that was the artist's home the Jungle, the refugee camp in Calais, and a selection of his paintings and sculptures.2016-09-28T10:00:00+01002016-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Southbank Centre, † Belvedere Road† † † SE1 8XX
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Royal Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Concerts | Until 11th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Imagine Children's Festival

Henrik Nanasi conducts Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in this revival of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Sung in Italian ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Imagine Children's Festival

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 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 since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Holographic Summit
Business Events | On 28th September 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

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47th International iDate European Dating Industry Conference
Leisure | Until 28th September 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Imagine Children's Festival

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