What’s On in London

Jun 5, 2014 by

This Weekend:

 Spialfields Summer Music Fest

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

Up and Down half term family theatre London

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. 

Sounds of Venezuela

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

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.

Gumball 3000

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:

Curzon Cinema, Victoria:  This week’s Kids Club programme: The Muppets.  Saturday and Sunday, 10:45. £3.50 per person.

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

Upcoming Events:


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.

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