May 1st – 16th 2010 Events

Here are some highlights of fun activities that might be of interest over the next few weeks:

WORKSHOPS 

MINI MAKE BELIEVE, SOMERSET HOUSE

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.

Sun May 2, 11:30 – 12:30 pm  

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

Ages 0 – 5

MUSIC

SONGLINES FAMILY WORKSHOP, Barbican

A creative music workshop celebrating chance encounters, unexpected spaces and the nature of sound.

Sat May 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Tickets: £3.00

All ages

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, Southbank

The theme for this FUNharmonics concert is journeys.  The concert begins in America with Dvorak and moves to Iberia with Debussy finishing with Schifrin’s Mission Impossible.  Hands on sessions with instruments, face painting and human orchestra before the concert in the foyer. 

Sat May 8, 11:30 am

Tickets: begin at £9.00

All ages

THEATRE

TALES FROM THE SHED, Chickenshed Theatre

This interactive performance introduces children to a universe where there is no edge to the stage, so children and performers travel a theatrical journey together.

Every Friday, 11:30 am and every Saturday, 10:00 & 11:30 am throughout May

Tickets: £5.00 (Adults) £4.00 (Children) Babies 6 months and under can enjoy Tales for free.

All ages

 THE FABULOUS FLUTTERBYS, Angel Theatre

This brand new production follows the adventures of two very different caterpillars who eat their way to success!  Come and watch Hamish and Grace as they encounter a blues-singing Slow Worm Joe, a patch of mean strawberries and Adam and his army of marching ants.

Sat May 1 – Sunday July 4, performances daily Wednesdays – Sundays

Tickets: £10.00, previews on Sat May 1 and Sun May 2 for £5, Friday 5:00 pm for £5

Ages 3+, baby-friendly performances on Sundays

 TIM BAT AND HIS BOX OF TRICKS, Tricycle Theatre

Gentleman Juggler Tim clowns his way through his impressive repertoire with lots of style and music.  Expect juggling, puppets, thrills, and plenty of laughs.

Sat May 1, check times

Tickets: £5.00

Ages 4 – 7

HICCUP THE HIPPOPOTAMUS

Hippo hiccups every time he gets worried.  One day he loses his glasses and his hiccups cause the whole jungle to shake!  One by one the creatures who become disturbed by his hiccupping try to help him, including Anthony the Ant, Malcolm the Monkey, Olive the Ostrich and finally the King of the Jungle.

Sat May 15, check times

Tickets: £6.00

Ages 3+

 Bila Rodrigues, an international champion swimmer and highly recommended by several London-baby readers, is offering “baby lessons” on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am, in the lavish Dolphin Square pool -NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED! Each class is £15. Text Bila to book: 07545612705

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