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Packed Half Term Programme At Imagine Children's Festival

The Imagine Children’s Festival at London’s South Bank Centre runs from February 8th to 18th with a vibrant cross-arts programme.

The festival is bursting with a programme of music, storytelling, comedy, poetry, dance, visual arts and plenty of interactive activities for children aged 0-11 years.

And this year’s Imagine is a Relaxed festival, meaning people are allowed to enter and leave the auditorium freely, and there is an open attitude towards audience noise and movement.

In addition, there are specific sensory adapted shows, BSL-interpreted and non-verbal performances programmed, allowing a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

With over 100 events packed into eleven days and 50% of the festival completely free, Imagine makes world-class artistic experiences accessible for everyone.

Imagine Children’s Festival is about children and families exploring new ideas and experiences together and, with half of the festival's events free and all performances relaxed, the festival continues its mission; to give every child a space to play, create and express themselves,” explained Ruth Hardie, Head of Public Programming at the Southbank Centre.

Live events include CBeebies’ YolanDa’s Band Jam, magician and TV presenter Stephen Mulhern, World's Youngest DJ DJ Archie and scientists Ben Garrod and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

Plus there are children’s literature events with Michael Rosen, Cressida Cowell and Zanib Mian and theatre highlights include Julia Donaldson’s Tales from Acorn Wood, Hermit and Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish.

For further information and tickets go to or telephone 0203 879 9555



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