Category Archives: For Children

Song Academy -after school creative songwriting club

Here’s one more activity to add to your children’s already busy extracurricular schedules (either during the school year or over school breaks):  Classes at Song Academy for 7-16 year olds,  run in Fulham, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Chiswick & Chelsea.   Rowena … Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert

Over a year ago i recommended getting tickets for the V&A’s Hollywood Costume Exhibit which i expected to be good.  This vast undertaking which spread over a large footprint in the museum far surpassed my expectations.   The costumes were sourced … Continue reading

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GREASE The Musical at Wimbledon Theatre Oct 15 – 20

The New Wimbledon theatre has had a good run of it lately with Starlight Express, Rent and now Grease the Musical passing through as they tour the UK. From the theatre: “It’s the original High-School musical, featuring all the unforgettable … Continue reading

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Goodnight Mister Tom with Oliver Ford Davies at Phoenix Theatre from 22 Nov 2012

The Chichester production of Goodnight Mister Tom, adapted  from the classic novel by Michelle Magorian, opens at the Phoenix Theatre 27 Nov 2012, following previews from 22 Nov – running to 26 Jan 2013, when the play goes on a … Continue reading

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Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show 2012, September 23

The eighth Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show will be held  on Sunday  23 September from 10.30am-3.45pm on the cricket pitch area within the Gardens (entry via Staveley Road). The show is organised by Chiswick House Organised Walkers in association with … Continue reading

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Valentino: Master of Couture, November 2012 – March 2013 at Somerset House

If you haven’t had enough of Ballgowns after seeing the V&A Exhibition, you can head over to Somerset House for a  major new show celebrating the life and work of Valentino.  It will showcase over 130 exquisite haute couture designs … Continue reading

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Hidden Spaces and History at Somerset House

Hidden Spaces and History… Somerset House offers hour long tours in which  you’ll discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, scientific curiosity and naval power, extravagant entertainments and ‘the King’s Shilling’, as they lead you from the airy lightwells … Continue reading

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Barbican -Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s

The Barbican’s new exhibition includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during two of the most memorable decades of the 20th century. Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s brings together over 400 works, some rarely seen, … Continue reading

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Time to start thinking about Christmas already?

While it seems strange to post this on a warm and sunny day, it’s time to get some Christmas theatre lined up for December.  My friends know i love Middle Temple Hall and so a perfect one to start booking … Continue reading

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The Arch by Henry Moore

After being disassembled in 1996 for repairs, The Arch has been restored at its original location in Kensington Gardens by The Royal Parks and The Henry Moore Foundation. From the Royal Parks:  “The Arch is a six-metre high Roman travertine … Continue reading

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British Museum – Shakespeare Staging the World July 19- November 25th

From the British Museum “The British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.  The exhibition provides a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city, … Continue reading

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Sadler’s Wells Theatre Some Like it Hip Hop- September 20th -October 13th

If you missed this show last fall, ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop is fun for the whole family.  The best thing we’ve seen at Sadler’s Wells to date.  From the Sadlers website: “Some Like it Hip Hop “was one … Continue reading

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National Gallery Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present

16 hours ago 16 hours ago While October 2012, post-olympics, post-diamond jubilee seems light years away,  one must plan ahead for the Next Big Thing.   One never knows what the next blockbuster show or exhibition is, but in London it is always best to … Continue reading

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Ballgowns: “British Glamour Since 1950” – Victoria and Albert Museum, May 19- January 6

The V&A’s upcoming exhibit ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ will feature more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights in the museum’s new fashion galleries.  It will include dresses worn … Continue reading

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Studio Tour Casts Spells Like Harry Potter – NYTimes.com

I’ve mentioned the new Warner Brother’s Harry Potter tour once before, but just wanted to post an article from the New York Times Travel Section. The writer and her daughter were enchanted by the tour         “and how could you … Continue reading

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“Be Happy with What You Have”: Pembridge School Art Exhibition at Debut Gallery

Debut Contemporary, on Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill is proud to present “Be Happy With What You Have”- an installation piece made by the girls from Pembridge Hall Advanced Art Club Year 6 in collaboration with Debut artist Henry Wood. … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to book tickets to the upcoming Hollywood Costume Exhibition

while october seems light years away, the months do pass quickly….

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Kensington Palace reopening in March

Over the last few months, I have been keenly observing (from the outside) the £12 million transformation that Kensington Palace is undergoing.  The gardens alone will be worth visiting when it re-opens on 26 March.  But there will be an … Continue reading

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The Cartoon Museum – Half Term Classes

. Over school half term, the Cartoon Museum always has interesting classes for children of all ages.  Since we’re rapidly moving towards October half-term you might look into them including one below:                        Cool Manga October 25th   Doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

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London Honey Festival August 21st

If you plan on going to see Cinema Paradiso on Sunday night, you still have time to attend The London Honey Festival – a celebration of London Honey.  It is a free public event at the Royal Festival Hall from … Continue reading

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