Hello lovely KM readers,
Here’s your weekly newsletter from Kensington mums.
Keeping you in the loop with the local scoop.
I hope you had a good week and enjoyed the lovely weather. Whenever good weather comes, we head to the park, its a great way for the little ones to play and run around and for the adults to absorb in some much needed sun. Thank you for the Mums and babies who came along to our Lush Spa Pamper session, its always nice to get pampered. This time the lovely staff at Lush Spa Kings Road even treated my little one to a foot massage!
Last week, I visited the launch of the Women’s Clinic at the BUPA Cromwell Hospital. The clinic is not in the actual hospital which personally I liked. It is tugged away in the mews near the Hospital itself. It is very discreet and caters for all women’s healthcare needs from routine check up,to, blood tests, breast care, gynaecology and more. For more information, please click here.
You are invited to another Kensington Mums Night out. Come and celebrate the summer and join us for an Italian ‘al fresco’ evening, on Saturday, 7th July 2012 at 20.30. Its a great way to meet Mums, socialise and have fun! Please RSVP before Tuesday 5th July to [email protected]. Price £28 (includes open buffet, drinks and music). Restaurant: Its a surprise!
KEEPIN’ IT LOCAL – WHAT’S ON FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE(S).
Fair on the Green. Saturday 7th July 2012. 11.30-5.30pm. Parsons Green. FREE Now in it’s 2lst year, this is going to be a Funday out for childen and their families. With over 100 community, charity and craft stalls, bouncy castles, Punch and Judy, Carousels, Main Stage and Children’s Stage and numerous other activities and attractions all afternoon. Proceeds are donated to various Children’s Charities.
Wiggly Jigglers at the RichMix. Monday 9th of July 2012, 1-3pm.
Children are full of life and leave us in no doubt that they need to move, and that we need plenty of energy to keep up with them. At these creative movement sessions they will get the space, the freedom and the time to move in ways that support their development, and that stimulate their imaginations.Suitable for 0 – 2. For more information and bookings please click here.
Serpentine Gallery. Yoko Ono TO THE LIGHT.
TO THE LIGHT, a major exhibition of the work of celebrated artist Yoko Ono, reflects upon the enormous impact that she has made on contemporary art, exploring her influential role across a wide range of media. This exhibition, her first in a London public institution for more than a decade, includes new and existing installations, films and performances, as well as archive material relating to several key early works.
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. 3-8 July 2012.
This year’s stunning central feature focuses on community gardening, highlighting how gardening can bring people together and improve communal spaces. To give kids a great day out and encourage them to get outside, grow plants and discover nature this summer, the RHS is giving under-16s the chance to visit RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for free. There will be a scarecrow competition, the bee house and garden, beautiful butterfly displays and a children’s trail. For more information on the Flower and show to plan your visit, please click here.
The London 2012 Festival is here! Have a fabulous Festival with free concerts, exhibitions, outdoor spectaculars and more across the UK. For more information, please click here.
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening. 30th June- 8th July and 31st July-7th October. In honour of the diamond Jubilee there will be a spectacular exhibition on Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. shows the many ways in which diamonds have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years. It includes a number of The Queen’s personal jewels – those inherited by Her Majesty or acquired during her reign. The exhibition reveals how many of these extraordinary stones have undergone a number of transformations, having been re-cut or incorporated into new settings during their fascinating history. Buckingham Palace offers a great day out for children. Click here are some ideas to help you plan your visit. It would also be great to see the changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace which encompasses colourful spectacle and British pageantry. The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and takes place daily at 11:30 from May until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting. For more information, please click here.
Pop Up performance at the V&A. Saturday 7th July 2012. Watch as Fabulous Fables and their puppets perform ‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ who went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat.Suitable for ages 3+. Performing at 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00. For more information, please click here.
Ping! is an innovative three year street ping pong project which provides people with opportunities to play social and competitive table tennis, free of charge. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK playing – to bring about a sense of community spirit and get more people playing sport on the run up to the Olympics. To find your nearest table, please click here.
The Duke of York Square is ready for the summer with live screenings of a summer of sport, free screening of the Wimbledon singles semi finals and finals on the 6-8 July 2012, an evening of dance and film by the English National Ballet on the 13th of July 2012.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! at BFI Southbank. Winning the Pirate of the Year Award is like winning an Olympic Gold Medal and the Nobel Prize at the same time, but for the Pirate Captain to claim this most coveted of treasures he must first out-pirate his arch-rivals and plunder the most booty. When a young scientist by the name of Charles Darwin meets the ship’s ‘parrot’, Polly, adventure, treachery, gold and a very grumpy Queen beckon in Victorian London. Based on the book by Gideon Defoe, this is one crackin’ seafarin’ adventure from the ever-reliable Aardman. Cetificate U. Tickets go on sale on 10th July 2012 for showing on 5th August 2012. For more information, please click here.
This was an article published in May 2012, No midwife present for 1-in-4 women at crucial moment of giving birth according to a new study. What is shocking is that 31% of women based in London said their midwife was not present in the room when there was a problem. To read the full article, please click here.
Being a parent is not always easy and children don’t come with an instructions manual! Off course they don’t. Not long ago, the Department for Education announced a trial to offer vouchers for parenting classes to mothers and fathers of children under five. Their aim is to help support parents with topics such as behaviour and development. They state that evidence shows that parents are the single most important influence on their child’s development. They can have a lasting and positive impact on their children’s emotional, physical and intellectual development.
Bestselling author and TV parenting commentator, Liz Fraser, discusses the pros and cons of this scheme and makes some really useful points. Click here to read her views.
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Looking forwards in seing many of you at the Kensington Mums Night Out.
Here is a nice quote to start your week with.
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be – David Bly