South Ken Kids Festival

London, UK
18th - 24th November 2019
South Ken Kids Festival

The South Ken Kids Festival is back for its 22nd edition! This year, some of the most talented children’s writers and illustrators from both sides of the Channel and beyond will be in attendance: Axel SchefflerMagali Le HucheColas GutmanSophy HennEmily RandPiret RaudJoe Todd-StantonCatharina Valckx and many more!

The South Ken Kids Festival 18-24 November 2019 welcomes children's writers and illustrators from all around the world: 

Axel SchefflerMagali Le HucheColas GutmanSophy HennEmily RandPiret RaudJoe Todd-StantonCatharina Valckx and many more! The guests will be giving workshops in more than 40 schools around London and at the Institut français, where you can also expect a programme packed with exciting public events, under the patronage of the marvellous Quentin Blake!

Click here for a full list of events throughout the week 

And click here for a full list of the guests in attendance 

TV5MONDE is a proud partner of the South Ken Kids Festival 2019. 


South Ken Kids Festival

More for Kids from the Institut français du Royaume-Uni

In addition to the South Ken Kids Festival, the Institut français offers year-round activities and resources for kids, families and schools.


Their digital platform Culturethèque, ran by qualified librarians, is an online library featuring more than 400 free ebooks, picture books, tales, comic books, magazines and bilingual books for kids to stream. They also offer 200 free audio and video contents recorded during previous events at the Institut français.

Visit culturetheque.org.uk

Kids activities

The Institut français offers a wide range of activities for children and families throughout the year, from film screenings in its in-house cinema to baby rhymes, storytelling sessions and video games. From 0 to 12 years old they cover it all! Learn French through songs and games in the Kids French Lab! Little inventors can experiment with sciences, technology & design in our T(h)inker Club, and little artists can sharpen their pencils with our Art Club.

School activities

They welcome classes on our South Kensington premises and help them discover the best of French culture and language. Watch a French film in the cinema, and explore the biggest and most beautiful French library overseas. With their Set French Days, you can immerse pupils in French culture for a full day with a linguistic or cultural activity and a film screening. You can also book a School Screening only or a French Day à la carte.

Visit the School Activities page

Book signings

Browse through hundreds of books at Bibliothèque Quentin Blake and from on-site booksellers: Tales on Moon Lane for the English editions and La Page and European Bookshop for those who can read French. Artists will be happy to sign their books.

Updated on
Wednesday 13 November 2019 - 13:11 by TV5MONDE