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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Southbank presents Imagine children's festival

23rd January 2013

The annual Imagine children's festival is returning to London's Southbank next month.

For two weeks the Southbank will be transformed for the annual Imagine Children's festival.

All of the events have been chosen by kids and are aimed at young people staying at central London hotels or living in the capital.

Children play a key role in the two-week festival that coincides with half-term, from selling programmes to showing people to their seats, as well as appearing in many of the performances.

Highlights for 2013 are expected to include Mouth Open, Story Jump Out, which is an interactive storytelling session that tells the story of Polarbear - a young boy with a very active imagination. This unique event takes place in the foyer of the Southbank Centre from February 11th to 13th.

There are also a number of theatre events during the festival, including Prime at the Purcell Room on February 11th. Aimed at 11-year hyphen olds, the play follows the story of Tina, who attends a life-changing house party.

Between February 18th and 22nd, the festival will host a special stage version of Nicholas Allen's hit children's book, The Queen's Knickers, which tells the story of Dilys, the Queen's maid entrusted to look after the royal undergarments.

The Southbank is ideal for visitors and is close to a number of other popular London attractions, including the EDF Energy London Eye, the London SeaLife Aquarium, the Florence Nightingale Museum, the National Theatre, the British Film Institute and Tate Modern. 

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