A children’s literary festival is coming to Battersea Power Station this half-term.

Two-day event Storystock will host live literature shows, workshops, interactive storytelling sessions and various performances when it launches on February 12.

Children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr, who will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’, will be a special guest on February 13, followed by a Q&A session.

She will also be telling other popular stories, such as ‘Mog’s Adventures’ and ‘The Crocodile Under the Bed’.

Rob Tincknell, chief executive of Battersea Power Station Development Company, said: “Battersea Power Station is a great place for families to visit this half term. Our literary festival in partnership with Storystock is going to feature a fun packed programme of live-literature shows, immersive workshops, performances and interactive storytelling sessions.

“It is sure to be a great day out for our young visitors and grown-ups alike and a good opportunity to explore the exciting new neighbourhood that’s emerging here.”

Families are also encouraged to walk around Circus West Village and have lunch or a drink near to the River Thames while visiting.

Stores will be open those days, include TheCoffeeWorks Project, BoomCycle’s spinning store, and The Battersea General Store.

Storystock co-founder Claire Gill said: “We are so excited to be taking Storystock’s circus of stories with angels and urchins magazine to a very special venue this February half-term.

Battersea Power Station will host this year’s first Storystock festival with an amazing line up including favourite children’s authors, literary performances and bookish activities for primary school aged children and their families, including the 50th anniversary celebrations of ‘The Tiger that came to Tea’ with the author and illustrator Judith Kerr, The power of Adventure with Katherine Rundell and Abi Elphinstone, pictures from The Bright Emporium and many more.

“We can’t wait to inspire and excite more children into literature and reading.”

Storystock will run from February 12 to 14.