London: Family Guide to Half Term Concerts, Perfromance and Screenings
Half Term Guide to Concerts, Performance and Screenings:
Wigmore Hall, Dominic Harlan, Solitary Hotel: Thursday 30th, 11am. Join presenter and pianist Dominic Harlan for a highly entertaining story, of a hotel, crooks, traitors, smugglers, and a nine year old boy told in song. Sarah Gabriel, soprano and Paul Carey Jones, baritone. Tickets £9 adult, £7 children.
BFI, Films for Families: Screenings on Monday 27th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th, Friday 31st and Saturday 1st (mostly at 2:30, check times and listings) you can see The Invisible Man, E.T. or Fantastic Voyage on the big screen. Also, there are half-term workshops at the BFI run in conjunction with these films, email to check for availability.
Royal Albert Hall: Blues Storytelling for Families – Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th, 10am. Tickets £3.50 per person. Join Paul Rubinstein and take a journey to South America, and begin a magical exploration of Blues music. Ages 5-12.
Shakespeare’s Globe, Shakespeare Untold Half Term: For children ages 6+, explore The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream through these clever retelling of our favourite stories by minor characters who explain to the children what really happened. Tickets £15 with very limited availability at the moment.
LMA Mini Maestros, St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Handel’s Water Music: Originally written for George I, the first performance of the piece was on the River Thames, 50 musicians played on board boats sailing next to the royal barge. This is a highly interactive concert for children and adults. Tickets are £8.50, £6.50 and the concert is on Saturday 25th, 4:30.
Cadogan Hall, Crash Bang Wallop: The City of London Sinfonia will be putting on a highly entertaining performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream, Magic and Mischief. Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, Debussy and Tchaikovsky all brought in to create an early afternoon of mischief and fun. Tickets £10 each or £30 for 2 adults and 2 children. Concert begins at noon, but there are pre-concert activities starting at 11am.
Little Angel Theatre, Fantastic Mr. Fox: head over to Islington to watch Roald Dahl’s story of cunning foxes and angry farmers brought to life with enchanting puppetry and live music. Tickets on Friday afternoon, 5pm, are only £5; single tickets £14, ages 4-11
Barbican Framed Film Club: LIAF Amazing Animations– Saturday 25th, 11am, 0-7 years. Take the kids over to the London International Animation Festival, tickets are £2 each and you will be treated to a series of short, animated films for children.
Half Moon Theatre: two interesting performances over the half term holidays, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (recommended for ages 3-7 but older/youngers warmly welcomed) and The Story Giant, ages 7+. Tickets are all £8.
Unicorn Theatre October half term: Seesaw, for ages 2+ tickets £10-£16; Triple Bill, ages 8-12, £10-£16; Nosferatu, ages 8+; £10-£16.