What’s On in London
Spitalfields Music Fest: Friday 6th– Sunday 8th: Folk in a Box 12:30-2pm each day in Bishop’s Square – surprise singer will be performing each day. Free, all ages. Spitalfields City Farm – Sunday 8th June, noon-6pm. Spend a day on the farm watching demonstrations, learning about animals, enjoying the summer market and more. Free, all ages
Chelsea Curzon, Up and Down, Ga Ga Theatre Company: An enchanting play about a penguin who would like to learn to fly, based on a delightful story book with original score in a child-centred, 40 minute production. Brilliant for little ones, and their older siblings will love it, too. Tickets £12 (children ages 2+ are ticketed) Up and Down, Ga Ga Theatre Company, Chelsea Curzon. June 6th, 7th and 8th, 10am and 11:30.
Southbank, Sounds of Venezuela: Take the kids over to Southbank and listen to a variety of concerts and take part in workshops celebrating music. There will be sessions to have a go at steel pans, bring your violin and rehearse and take part in a performance, or just sit back and enjoy a variety of free concerts. Here is the schedule of events
Trooping The Colour, Colonels’ Review: Head over to St. James’s Park and stand anywhere on The Mall from 10:00 and you will see the dress rehearsal for next weekend’s Trooping the Colour. All the pomp, less glory and thinner crowds.
Regent Street, Gumball 3000: Regent Street will be closed off to celebrate 120 “supercars” travelling from USA to Europe – the streets will be filled with car displays, sports demonstrations, live music, circus performers and a kids zone.
Somerset House, Free Family Workshop: Come take part in River Deep, a family workshop for ages 6+. Children will make their own 3D sea creatures (it might even be warm enough for a quick play in the Safra Court fountains after) Noon – 3pm, free, younger siblings most welcome.
Saturday Films and Shows:
Gate Picturehouse, Kids Club: This week’s programme: Khumba. 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: Rio 2. 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, Khumba, 9:30am. Check out the 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
For Babies and Toddlers:
Royal College of Music, RCM Sparks: Mini Music. Bring your 2-5 year olds over to the Museum of Music in the Royal College of music for a special workshop for toddlers. Wednesday, 11th June, 10:30, free but ticket required.
Aquababies: Parent and Baby Aquafit Classes (PABA) now taking bookings for their new classes in Marble Arch (super-sumptuous Marriott pool). Bring the baby, get a workout, spend some quality time in the pool and meet local mums. Fabulous class for post-partum bodies in a great pool; kids up to 3 years old welcome! Read my review
Ritzy, Brixton, Toddler Time:Thursdays 11am, £3 per child, adults free. This week’s programme: Mr. Men and Little Miss Big Reading.
Ritzy, Brixton, Big Scream: Fridays, 11am. £7.50. This week’s feature: Fruitvale Station
Royal College of Music, Sparks Family Discovery, Romeo and Juliet: Through dance, music and movement workshops, explore the plot of this timeless tragedy. The day finishes at the Royal Albert Hall to watch the English National Ballet’s production. £40 for 1 adult and 1 child, £15 for additional tickets. This includes the workshop and performance.Tweet