Imagine Children's Festival

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 22ND FEBRUARY 2015

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Imagine Children's FestivalImmersive opera, Russell Brand and a site-wide Alice in Wonderland installation are all part of the inspiring Imagine Children's Festival at the Southbank Centre, giving children no end of entertainment for two weeks over February half term. Highlights include a performance by the Berliner Philharmoniker, the London premiere of children's opera Brundibar and - a first for the festival - Festival Ideas Cloud asks 'What Would I do as Prime Minister for the Day'. The beauty of this festival is that many of the events are free including a family concert in the Close Ballroom on 15th February conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. There are interactive performances including Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play and more for under-threes including a new early years soft play village, baby yoga sessions and two shows: Curious and Circles in The Sand, both by Half Moon Young People's Theatre. There are appearances from Judith Kerr, a fancy dress Animal Parade Day (16th February), and it all ends with a Big Fish Little Fish rave.

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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Underground Stations

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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
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Car Parks

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

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    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 10 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 11 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    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
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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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    The Hayward Gallery
    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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    22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Shopping > Clothing
    106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    Unit 6, Royal Festival Hall Riverside, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 12 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Education > Careers Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 17 minutes from 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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    Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    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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    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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    10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    62 Stamford Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Belvedere Road, SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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    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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    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Imagine Children's Festival
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Imagine Children's Festival
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