This summer, there’s a Festival of Neighbourhood (translation: a 3-month festival celebrating the concept of neighbourhood) going on at Southbank Centre. Small niece turned 6 yesterday so Sis-in-law and I took all the Smalls we could lay our hands on to play in the sand, explore Beanotown and watch an excellent production of The Queen’s Knickers.
Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre – unsurprisingly on the South Bank of the Thames.
But we certainly didn’t expect to find a greenhouse full of herbs nor an urban orchard.
Beano Town is the iconic imaginary neighbourhood while the comic strip is also celebrating 75 years of print. (pretty impressive when you think how many magazines have folded in this time period.
All in all, a great day out in the (slightly green) big smoke.
Check out everything that’s going on at the Southbank Centre here including The Queen’s Knickers.