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sophie_wardIn association with Stonewall, the leading LGB charity in the UK, Square Peg Media is proud to partner the Southbank Centre’s Rise of the Alternative Family on 19th February. From 12.00 to 16.00 the team behind the popular Alternative Parenting Show, the inspiration behind the event, will join acclaimed actress Sophie Ward and education experts from Stonewall to help children from alternative families meet each other in a fun and informative way.

The afternoon is part of the Imagine Children’s Festival, which is taking place at the Southbank centre from 11th – 24th February.

The event is free to attend and will include Sophie Ward reading extracts from John Boyne’s ‘The Terrible Thing That Happened To Barnaby Brocket’

Children will also have the opportunity to take part in story creation with theatre director Jennifer Lunn, star in a film created by actor, director and writer Rikki Beadle-Blair or join in a laugh-out-loud event with Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning children’s author and Sir Paul McCartney collaborator Philip Ardagh.

Linda Riley, MD of Square Peg Media and commercial director of the Alternative Parenting Show, said: “It is an honour to be involved with such a ground-breaking event. When I became a mother to my twins 6 years ago I could never imagine that alternative families would be made a central part of a children’s festival.”

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