What’s On: London Baby, Toddler and Family Events This Week

Apr 2, 2014 by

monkey Music Chelsea

Monkey Music Chelsea’s Summer Term is soon to start, make sure that you don’t miss your chance for a place as the Summer Term is rapidly filling.  If you are new to Monkey Music, be sure to book for a complimentary session and experience the fun for yourself.  Join the hundreds of Chelsea mums and babies who come week in and week out for Monkey Music’s specialist music curriculum.  For a complimentary lesson or to book your place, ring Caroline or Jayne at 02087679827 or email Chelsea.westminster@monkeymusic.co.uk


Family Events Saturday 5th April

its all about the piano le institute francais

Le Institute Francais, Its All About the Piano:  The Magic Piano and The Out of Tune Piano – watch an interesting film and then listen to a story with piano accompaniment, Saturday 2pm.  Also, get free piano tuition.

Chorus Festival Southbank

Southbank, Chorus: Head over to Southbank for a variety of concerts and workshops over the weekend.  Many are sold out, but there are still some interesting events open to all.

Somerset House Family Events Sat 5th April

Somerset House, Free Family Workshop: Rags to Riches.  Noon-5pm.  Inspired by the Japanese art of Boro, turn scraps of fabric into a carry-all for your precious findings.

Wigmore Hall, Family Concert with Colin Currie.  11am, £7 adults, £5 children.  Bring your little ones to a spectacular percussion concert.  Be entertained by a wide variety of percussion pieces and African drumming.  For ages 5+

Lauderdale House, Saturday Kids Show, Mr. Squash:  Come and enjoy the magical puppetry of Mr. Squash.  10am and 11:30am.  Children under 2 free, adults and children £4.50

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Saturday Films:

Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Eleanore’s Secret. Tickets £1 with £4 membership, popcorn and juice £2. (best £3 you will ever spend on a rainy Saturday)

Barbican Family Film Club: This week’s feature: African Cats. 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, Tinkerbell and The Pirate Fairy, 9:30am. 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 April                                     

Le Institute Francais, Its All About the Piano:  Catavina Family Concert, Bush Ensemble, 3pm, £5.  Musical Storytelling, 5pm, £5.  Also, get free piano tuition.

Southbank, Chorus: Head over to Southbank for a variety of concerts and workshops over the weekend.  Many are sold out, but there are still some interesting events open to all.

Cecil Sharpe House May Day Enlgish Folkdance and Song Society

Family Barn Dance, Cecil Sharpe House: Come bring the kids and take part in a family barn dance.  £6 adults, £4 children, under 2s free.

Ragged School Museum

Ragged School Museum Sunday Open House: come and have a look around Dr. Bernardo’s home for street children.  Take part in the Victoria School experience at 2:15 and 3pm.  Fabulous day to help put some perspective on post-modern childhood.

Wallace Collection, Little Draw: Free drop-in workshop for all ages in the education centre of the Wallace Collection.  1:30-4:30.

Two Temple Place, Sunday Craft: Join Eloise for a drop-in workshop; this week make creepy crawlies.  Located just outside Temple tube stop.  Free, all ages, drop-in, 2-4pm

And on to the upcoming week:

For Babies and Toddlers:

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.

Ritzy, Brixton, Toddler Time:Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free.  This week’s programme: Timmy Steals the Show

Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am.  £7.50.  This week’s feature: 20 Feet from Stardom

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