POETRY, STORY-TELLING, MAGIC & STAND-UP COMEDY AT IMAGINE –
SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S ANNUAL CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Thursday 12 – Friday 20 February 2009,
Tickets: £7 (adults); £4.50 (children),
Imagine, Southbank Centre’s annual Children’s Literature Festival, returns in February 2009, with an extensive nine-day programme of readings, storytelling, poetry, stand-up comedy, exhibitions, dance and music across the site – making it the ideal offering to spark the imagination this half-term.
The Festival runs from Thursday 12 – Friday 20 February and is designed for ages 5 to 11 years. Authors include Carol Ann Duffy, Brian Patten, Cathy Cassidy, Jan Blake, James Campbell in Comedy 4 Kids, magic from Paul Kieve.
Free events include a sing-along with folk super group Bellowhead; the opportunity to create stories through sound at The Hayward; a special Imagine Festival installation, including a magical library, on The Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall; an exhibition of Portuguese children’s book illustrations; an interactive trail to explore hidden poetry across the site; Kathak dance workshops with Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Gauri Sharma Tripathi; opportunities to hear the Gamelan; rapping and storytelling with Apples and Snakes; mask making and a performance of The Carnival Of The Animals.