Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Imagine Festival, South Bank, London 10-26 February

A cornucopia of events for children with music, storytelling, book swops, drama taking place at various venues in and around the Royal Festival Hall. Authors include Cressida Cowell, Morris Gleitzman, Francesca Simon, Jeremy Strong, Jacqueline Wilson, Mackenzie Crook and a poetry platform with Roger McGough, Jackie Kay and Lemn Sissay. Drama includes "Private Peaceful" and the glorious sounding "Trial of Dennis the Menace".

This year for the first time the Red House Children's Book Award takes place in February and tickets can be bought on the Imagine website. Alas as far as I can see there is no mention of any link with the Federation of Children's Books who run the award but perhaps they will be present on the day or throughout the festival. Seems the perfect opportunity to raise the profile and get new members.

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