Posted: 13 October 2016

Why we’re at WHY? festival

We’re taking part in WHY? What’s Happening for the Young at Southbank Centre in October. Come and see us there.

Southbank Centre’s festival, WHY? What’s Happening for the Young features a jam-packed programme of performances, workshops, talks and debates over five days from 19-23 October. It invites us all to learn about and celebrate children’s rights.

Three ways we’re celebrating children’s rights at WHY? this year:

1. The Children’s Society’s Hidden exhibition

FREE, 19-23 October, Royal Festival Hall

Hidden is a compelling portrait exhibition that tells the story of England’s 166,000 young carers. This October at WHY? you can see the powerful portraits and read young carers’ stories.

2. The Marketplace

FREE, 19-23 October, Royal Festival Hall

We’re at the WHY? Marketplace on the ground floor of the Royal Festival Hall with lots of fun and games for everyone to join in with – come and say hello.

3. WHY? I Care conference day
20 October, Royal Festival Hall, £45 (standard ticket)

At this conference day for professionals you can see:

  • Young people from the Children’s Commission on Poverty will be talking about their inquiry into the reality of school life for children in poverty.
  • Peter Grigg, Director of External Affairs will be speaking on a panel at 11am tackling the question: Are we meeting the rights of children and young people in the UK?

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