Join the 26th edition of the South Ken Kids Festival! This year, we welcome some of the most talented children’s writers and illustrators from both sides of the Channel and beyond: Magali le Huche, Axel Scheffler, Yuval Zommer, Robert Sae-Heng, Joséphine Seblon, Marion Puech, and more!

Our guests will be at the Institut français for exciting public events and in London giving workshops to schools across the city! With a strong outreach programme, the South Ken Kids Festival encourages each participant to be creative and explore the art of drawing and illustration.

The Institut français throws open its doors to all readers young and old, to watch star illustrators draw, attend family film screenings, or take part in workshops, a slam poetry competition and learn more about filmmaking. Don’t miss the festival’s live drawing performances, including an illustrated concert with the Trio Arcadis and illustrator Grégoire Pont, the newly introduced event, Drawing Sentences!, and the now classic drawing jam, Impro!


With special thanks to The Bressler Foundation for its generous support to the festival.