The Southbank Centre’s renowned and celebrated Imagine Children’s Festival runs until Saturday (February 17) with a programme of creative, imaginative and fun-filled experiences for all the family to enjoy.
With over 130 events packed into eleven days and 40% of the festival completely free, Imagine makes world-class artistic experiences accessible to everyone.
Now in its 22nd year, Imagine Children’s Festival is the UK’s leading arts festival for children aged 0 - 11 years and their grown-ups. This year’s festival has featured a multi-artform programme bursting with music, storytelling, dance, crafts, comedy and free events, bringing children and families together to explore new activities and spark imaginations.
Imagine Children’s Festival is a relaxed festival, which allows visitors to enter and leave the venues and events freely. There is also 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.
"Imagine is about children and families being creative together,” said Ruth Hardie, Head of Public Programming at the South Bank in London.
“Through a range of innovative performances, literature events, music and more, we work with artists to share inspiring stories and ideas and encourage children to play, imagine and express themselves. There really is something magical for everyone to discover in the programme this February half term."
Dance and performance is at the heart of the festival with gravity-defying choreography and digital projections featuring in the London premiere of Starchitects: A Cosmic Adventure (pictured above) that runs until Saturday.
There’s also still time to catch renowned TV comedian Rosie Jones on February 15 presenting her sparky new story about a young girl with cerebral palsy and her adventure to find new friends in The Amazing Edie Eckhart.
For details of all the performances and shows go to https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/imagine-childrens-festival