What’s on 9th – 15th September

Sep 9, 2012 by

London families need to be aware that the NHS is conducting a consultation of health services in Northwest London, including Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea.  The NHS is considering closing the maternity unit and paediatric A & E (in addition to the regular A and E) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital leaving Westminster with only St. Mary’s for maternity and A and E.  Please forward this email to anyone with a family in the area as it is very important that we are all aware, informed and if possible, engaging on this matter and there is no press reporting on the issue.  There will be a meeting held at Kensington Town Hall (on Horton Street, near High Street Ken Station) Tuesday 11th September, 6:30pm.   Please follow this link to find more information.  Thank you!!

Now for the best of the fun this week in London for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Big Kids and Families,


Just for Babies:

Monkey Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll for Babies.  St. Stephen’s  Church, Gloucester Road, SW7: Mondays 2:25, Thursdays 11:45.  St. Michael’s Church Belgravia, SW1: Tuesdays 2:30.  National Army Museum: Thursdays 2:30. Cineworld, Fulham Road, SW1: Mondays 11:45, Wednesdays 11:45.  Ring Caroline, office administrator on 0208-767-9827 or email Jayne.harris@monkeymusic.co.uk.  Read London-baby’s review here

Monkey Music Jayne Harris - St. Michael's Church Belgravia, St. Stephen's Church Gloucester Road, National Army Museum, Cineworld Fulham Road

Big Scream Gate Cinema: Located just up the steps for the Notting Hill Gate Underground, the historic and charming Gate Cinema puts on a fabulous baby cinema each week.  Come on your own or with friends, there’s low lighting, changing tables and coffee … great way to brighten up the doldrums of sleepless nights and feedings.  For infants under 1 year old, tickets £8, Tuesday 11th September, 10:30am.  This week’s screening: Lawless

Wigmore Hall For Crying Out Loud: Bring your baby under 12 months along and enjoy a splendorous 45 minute concert in the sumptuous Wigmore Hall.  £6 per adult.  Thursday 13th September, 11:00-11:45

Upcoming, Bach to Baby: fabulous concerts for carers with babes and toddlers.  Back to Baby is perfect for babes in arms as these are concert-hall luminaries performing for adults; these are not concerts pitched for children in particular, although they do enjoy them thoroughly.  Thursday, 20th September, 10:30am, Notting Hill Community Church.  £10 per adult.

Babies and Toddlers:

Monkey Music, Heigh-Ho for toddlers 12+: St. Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, SW7: Mondays 3:05 &  3:45, Tuesdays 9:45 & 10:25.  St. Michaels Church Belgravia, SW1: Tuesdays 3:05 & 3:45, Wednesdays 2:25 & 3:05, Fridays 9:45 & 10:25.  National Army Museum: Thursdays 3:10 & 3:50.  Cineworld, Fulham Road, SW1: Mondays 9:40 & 10:20, Tuesdays 10:20 & 11:40, Wednesdays 9:45, 10:25 & 11:05.  Ring Caroline, office administrator on 0208-767-9827 or email Jayne.harris@monkeymusic.co.uk Read London-baby’s review here

Pimlico French Classes– Friday 14th September:  9:30-10:15, 3-4 year olds;  10:15-11:00, 2-3 year olds;  11:00-11:45, 1-2 year olds. Mini French lessons for toddlers and carers: sing songs, dance, interact with puppets, practice manners, make a craft … everyone’s learning, doing and making.  Email to book your free place pimlicofrenchclasses-info@yahoo.co.uk.  St. Saviour Church, Lupus Street, Pimlico (just by the Pimlico Tube, very near 360, C10, 24 bus and Vauxhall Bridge Road busses 2, 36, 436, 88)    

Preschool Classes

Monkey Music, Jiggety-Jig for pre-schoolers 2 and 3 years: St. Stephen’s Church Gloucester Road, SW7: Mondays 4:20, Tuesdays 9:10.  St. Michael’s Belgravia, SW1: Tuesdays 4:20, Wednesdays 3:45 & 4:20, Fridays 9:10 & 11:05. National Army Museum: Thursdays 4:25. Cineworld, Fullham Road, SW1: Mondays 11:00, Tuesdays 9:40 & 11:00, Wednesdays 9:10.  Ring Caroline, office administrator on 0208-767-9827 or email Jayne.harris@monkeymusic.co.uk Read London-baby’s review here

French Nursery Lite for Toddlers: Thursday 13th September 9:45-11:45am, 1-4 year olds.  Check out this gently structured playgroup achieving duel aims of learning French through immersion technique while also providing an introduction to nursery.  There will be music, sport, snack, craft, numeracy, literacy and free play.  Email pimliccofrenchclasses-info@yahoo.co.uk to book your free trial.

Bigger Kids:

Le Institute Francais –  film, Le Petit Nicolas (French with English subtitles).  Nicolas has a happy existence and wants nothing to change.  When he finds out his that his mother is pregnant, he panics and envisions the worst … Wednesday 12th September, 3pm.  £8 per person. Located very close to South Ken Station.


Wallace Collection, Swordplay Saturday: A Day in the Sixteenth Century.  This looks like a fabulous event for the entire family, one adult can amuse the children watching sword fighting on the lawn, making art, watching a play, interacting with Sir Robert Dudley, armour handling, while the other scoots off and listens to various lectures being held.  After, pop into the gorgeous coffee shop with its soaring atrium ceiling a reasonably priced high tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches.  Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park are there to enjoy after you’ve cultured-up your family.  Saturday 15th September, 11:00-6:00pm all ages.  £2 donation.

National Theatre, Drop-in Workshop.  Head over to the Southbank tomorrow and enjoy the fabulous art installations (colourful sand, sculpture and more) and drop in the Family Art Workshop.  Make a sock puppet inspired by Cat in the Hat; design a model box set for Hansel and Gretel; create a character using costumes from the NT shop.   Sunday 9th September, 1pm; ages 6+, free

Royal Academy of Art, Family Studio: By the Sea.  Experiment with water colour creating beautiful landscapes inspired by the Impressionists in this creative family workshop.  Drop in, all ages, free!!

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  1. Ooh Swordplay Saturday’s one I missed! I’m overdue a visit to the Wallace Collection with the kiddies. There’s so much to do in this town, the mind boggles! Can’t wait to catch up next week x

  2. Hey, head over today!! I might finish work early enough to join you all….

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