What’s On This Week in London:

Oct 2, 2013 by

Before we get to the weekend events, do take a moment and think about attending this fantastic Halloween party that supports a worthwhile cause:

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Wishes and Witches Halloween Event (October 14th 2012)
The Lyla Nsouli Foundation for Paediatric Brain Cancer Research is delighted to be holding its second halloween event, “Wishes and Witches”, a carnival of Halloween fun for the family, Sunday, October 13th, 2013 from 3-6pm, at One Mayfair, 13a North Audley Street.

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Family Events Saturday 5th October

codogan Hall Saturday Spectacular

Codogan Hall, Saturday Spectacular.  Come and join the Southbank Sinfonia orchestra for Stars and Stripes. Introduce your children to Gershwin and Bernstien in a concert filled with familiar themes and lots of audience participation.  £5 children, £8 adult, £22 family ticket all ages.  Hall opens at 10:45 to have a look and play with the instruments, concert starts at 11:30.

Somerset House Charm Offensive Family Workshop

Somerset House, Free Family Workshop: Picture This.  Create a magnificent book for your own story or create a book for your favourite.  Free, noon – 3pm, ages 6-12.

Wigmore Hall Family Concert: Musical Journeys to Outer Space.  Come and join the Aurora Orchestra in the sumptuous Wigmore Hall for a delightful little concert.  Ages 5+, 11am-noon.  Children £5, adults £7.

Macbeth Little Angel Theatre

Little Angel Theatre, Macbeth.  Recommended for ages 12+, tickets half-price this opening weekend.  £6 per person to see Macbeth adapted for long-string marionette.  Saturday shows 3:30 – 5:00 and 7:30-9:00

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Looking for a family-friendly venue?  Benihna Chelsea is a fantastic place for kids.  Located just down the King’s Road; quality, healthy food; fabulous venue for parties; and all-around fantastically entertaining for kids.  Read about Chelsea’s family-friendly Benihana here

If you are unsure about school dinners I have some pack lunch suggestions with Abel and Cole breaking the costs down to £2 a day for organic, easy to make lunches.  If you use the code Londonbaby at the checkout, and you are not already a customer, you will receive a free cookbook and your 4th box will be free. 

Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: Monsters University. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. My husband’s rainy day ace in the hole read the review, fabulous value for Saturday morning family time in a great location. Also, head down the road to The Gold on Portobello Road in the heart of Notting Hill and have a fabulous family-friendly meal in a pre-gentrified Notting Hill gem. Be sure to get one of the balcony tables in the atrium area … wonderfully food, cool venue and very family-friendly for slightly older kids.

Le Institute Francais, CiniKids.  From Upon Poppy Hill, in English.  Come and watch this uniquely inspired coming of age story set in Yokohama, Japan in 1963.  Tickets £5.  11am, ages 6+

Barbincan Family Film Club: Epic. Tickets are £2, bring the kids and escape the cold while you chill and watch a movie. Great price. 11am, all ages.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: This week’s feature, Flushed Away; 10:30am. Check out the newly refurbished Electric Cinema in Notting Hill with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs. Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning. Tickets £8 per person. All ages

Family Events Sunday 6th October

Family Activities Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection, Little Draw.  Come join artist Anna Curtis and explore the theme of flora and fauna repeated patterns.  Free, all ages.  1:30-4:30

Little Angel Theatre, Macbeth.  Recommended for ages 12+, tickets half-price this opening weekend.  £6 per person to see Macbeth adapted for long-string marionette.  Sunday shows 3:30 – 5:00 and 7:30-9:00

Forge Arts Venue, Keys and Coffee.  Join Shelley Levy on clarinet and Pavel Timofejevsky on piano.  £9 adult, £3 child.

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

Crib Notes, Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery, Crib Notes.  Come and take a guided tour with Sarah Lucan and explore the current exhibit with your infant or toddler.  Warning, the current exhibit does contain graphic nudity.  Tour costs £3

Forge Arts Venue, Imagination Station: Bring the babies , from 4 months, along to this enchanting music and sensory class.  From 10am Wednesday mornings, 4 months to 3 years.

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Buggy Bootcamp, Hyde Park: Join Kerri Holland and the nicest group of new mums and dads, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am.  Meet at the pedestrian bridge near the Serpentine Café (not the big bridge past the Lido) and bring the little ones along. Fantastic Value £9 for a one-off class and great fun.

Monkey Music Chelsea

Monkey Music Chelsea, Gloucester Road & Belgravia: Chelsea’s favourite specialist weekly music classes guarantee lots of fun and giggles, mesmerizing the little ones with Monkey Music songs, beautiful puppets, hand crafted props, specialist percussion instruments, dance, movement and magical bubbles, providing the perfect, structured environment for your child to flourish and develop. It’s great for making grown up friends too!  Fabulously clean, wonderful venues, great families and kids.

The highly acclaimed Ding Dong( 3-4 yrs) classes teach the children to read music, introduce the instruments of the orchestra and provide a super preparation for learning an instrument.
Monkey Music was voted the best class in Chelsea by NETMUMS last year.

For all class details and to book a complimentary class please click here
http://www.monkeymusic.co.uk/area/chelsea-belgravia-knightsbridge-gloucesterroad-westminster

Join Monkey and his friends on facebook too https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyMusicChelseaAndWestminster?ref=hl

Beaufort House Mummy Mondays: Introducing Chelsea’s latest craze in King’s Road baby fun, Mummy Mondays at Beaufort House.  Hop over the Beaufort House, on The King’s Road, on Mondays with the little ones for classes with Culture-kids, La La Lydia Jenkins, Alisa and the Wriggly Crusaders and more (classes cost £10).  Come and sample Beaufort House’s award-winning menu, 2 courses £10.  Mondays from 11am

Gate Picturehouse, Big Scream. Tuesdays at 10:30. Bring your infant under 12 months on for a screening of The Way, Way Back.  Tickets are £8.50.

 

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