Events for the Under Fives in London October 2nd – 17th 2010

There is always loads to do in London with the little ones, but here are the best of the free and affordable events for the Under Fives the next few weeks.  Hope this helps, please send comments, suggestions, tips and reviews to me!!  Thanks, Laura

PERFORMANCE:

BARBICAN

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS 

Tel: 020 7638 4141

www.barbican.org.uk

WATCH THIS SPACE FAMILY MATINEE:

THE PLANETS – AN HD ODYSSEY

The Houston Symphony and music director Hans Graf merge the astronomical expertise of the United States’ space industry with a symphonic classic, Gustav Holst’s The Planets.  Acclaimed filmmaker and scientist Dr. Duncan Copp, a member of the NASA team has created a new films to accompany a live performance of The Planet.

Sat 16 October, 3:00 pm

SOUTHBANK CENTRE

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Tel: 0871 663 2500

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

NICOLA BENDETTI: CLOSE UP

Nicola Benedetti makes an informal appearance on The Clore Balllroom at Royal Festival Hall to introduce and sign her new CD.  This is also an opportunity to hear Nicola perform a selection of short works, an experience sure to inspire an audience of all ages.

Sun October 17, 2:00 pm

 

MUSEUMS

BRITISH MUSEUM

Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG

Tel: 020 7323 8394

www.britishmuseum.org

Open 10:00-5:30 pm daily

Admission: free for permanent collection

DRAWING THE WORLD

Saturday 9th October 11:00 – 4:00 pm, all ages, tickets required for some events

Take part in the Big Draw at the British Museum with a fun-filled day of events for adults, families and children.

SOMERSET HOUSE

Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Tel: 0207 845 4600

Open 10:00 – 6:00 pm, daily.

Admission: £5 adults, £4 children

FREE FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Saturday 9th October, 11:30 – 12:30

The Free Family Workshops invite families to be creative and learn together through a range of activities including painting and model making.  This session will focus on mini-beasts, music and masks.  Under fives welcome

Ages 6 – 12, drop-in, spaces allocated on arrival from 1:00 pm on the day, children must be accompanied by an adult.

MINI MAKE BELIEVE

First Sunday of the month, 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Children aged 5 and under and their families are welcomed into the new Mini Make Believe workshops.  Collect your free ticket from 11:00 on the day from the information desk in Seamen’s Hall. 

Free with admission, tickets allocated on arrival from 11:00 on the day

  

FAMILY AND BABY CINEMA

BARBICAN: E.T. Saturday 16th October, 11:00 (all ages)

http://www.barbican.org.uk/ffc07/what’s-on

 RENIOR RUSSELL SQUARE: Little Nicholas.  Sunday 7th November 11:30 (all ages)

http://www.curzoncinemas.com/venues/renoir#/events/cinekids

 ELECTRIC CINEMA: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  Saturday 2nd October, 10:30 (all ages)

http://www.electriccinema.co.uk/kids.php

 BIG SCREAM GATE NOTTING HILL: Made in Dagenham.  Tuesday 5th October, 10:30 (carers and babies) http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Gate_Picturehouse/Whats_On/Clubs_Groups/

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