The festival will take over the Institut for a whole week. Enjoy a series of workshops, talks, and book signings with some of the most-loved children's illustrators and authors from both sides of the Channel.
The events are suitable for all ages, but advanced booking is a must! And with so much on, it's worth scanning the website yourself to see which picks most attract you.
For those looking for a handy guide, here's our round-up of highlights from the South Kensington Kids Festival 2017:
Launch event: Michael Morpurgo and François Place
Thursday 16 November
18:00 – 19:00
Full of storytelling, live music, and some creative inspiration, the festival launch party will celebrate the work of Michael Morpurgo and French illustrator, François Place.
Prize Ceremony: BookTube Power
Friday 17 November
16:00 – 16:45
Don't miss out on the festival's BookTube Power competition. Record a short video of yourself reviewing a recent French or English book to enter. A panel of Franco-British BookTubers will oversee the announcement of the winner.
Click here to read the competition rules
Live Drawing: Axel Scheffler and Aurélie Guillerey
Saturday 18 November
13:30 – 14:15
The worlds of Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler and French artist Aurélie Guillerey will collide at the festival this year. Spend an afternoon watching the drawing duo projected on a cinema screen, as their worlds mix on paper.
Les Bonnes Feuilles de Quentin Blake
Saturday 18 November
16:30 – 17:30
Quentin Blake will be seen delivering a talk about his enthusiasm for French literature. The champion of children's illustration has been a patron of the festival for 20 years.
Ages suitability varies according to event, book now to avoid missing out on a place at any of these magical events! See the website for more information and to book your place here.
|What||South Kensington Kids Festival 2017|
|Where||Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place , London, SW7 2DT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
13 Nov 17 – 19 Nov 17, Times vary between performances, check online
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|