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Imagine Children’s Festival returns to Southbank for February half term

Hervé Tullet and David Walliams amongst stars at magical event

Posted: 15 February 2013
by Fiona McKim

Why should grown-ups have all the cultural kudos? If your child enjoys taking in the arts as much as the next culture vulture,  then we have just the event for your family this February half-term.

The Imagine Children’s Festival is a fun-packed, full-on takeover of the Southbank Centre by children, for children. The two week event, running from February 11–24, will play host to the world’s biggest names inchildren’s literature, dance, theatre and art – with many events totally free.

Our prediction for hottest ticket this year is Junior Design Award winning author and artist Hervé Tullet, who will be talking about his inspiration and leading a magical children’s art workshop in the Clore Ballroom – all sans charge!

Other standout events include the chance to build an 8-foot high book from LEGO bricks, James Campbell’s ever-tickling Comedy Club 4 Kids and dad-to-be David Walliams telling all about his appetizing new tome – Ratburger.

With over 70 fabulous events taking place over the fortnight, there is sure to be an exciting activity to please children of every disposition, or simply head along, stroll around and soak up the rambunctious atmosphere.

For the full programme and ticket details, visit the Southbank Centre Imagine Festival portal


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