Newsletter 13 January 2014

Hello lovely KM readers,
Here’s your weekly newsletter from Kensington mums.
Keeping you in the loop with the local scoop


How was the back to school routine for some of you lovely mummies. This week’s scoop is packed with fun family days out  to do with kids in London, from children’s storytelling to museum visits and pampering for Mums. Yes. We deserve it!

If you follow Kensington Mum on social media, you would have seen a few sneak peaks of what we have been up to. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Please ‘like’ Kensington Mums on Facebook – we post news on ad-hoc events, interesting local knowledge, lots of interesting articles as well as discussions amongst the Kensington Mums community. You can also find us on Twitter @KensingtonMums and Instagram for some instafun. Check our our you tube channel for our popular motherhood exhibition can be viewed on and videos of our past events.

Kensington Mums visited the London Ice Sculpture Festival which was mentioned in last week’s scoop. We posted a few pictures over on our Instagram and Facebook account. It was a magical experience. Amazing work of art by intentional teams competing to be crowned winners in 2014.


We were blessed with a lot of sun this past weekend. This is beautiful Holland Park with the brand new Design Museum in the background which is to open soon in Kensington.




 Kensington Mums events and meet ups

We are so proud to have supported “Story of Mum: Mums Making an Exhibition of Ourselves” all the way to the wonderful Museum of Motherhood in New York City where our pictures from the Kensington Mums Motherhood Exhibition were exhibited. Thank you to the lovely Mums who took part. Pictures credit Captured by Juliana.


Its a full house! Our first coffee morning taking place on Friday 24th of Jan is now full. Email us at [email protected] with subject heading ‘Feb coffee morning’ to register you for the next one. It is a great way to meet local Mums and make friends. Babies and toddlers are welcome.


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Motherhood Exhibition.  Join us in the last motherhood exhibition on Wednesday 22nd Jan 2014 and share your motherhood journey. Address: Chelsea Open Air, little ones welcome (stay and play session). Registration required. Click here for more information.



Save the date for a local event organised by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, for International Women’s Day. Saturday 8th of March 2014. You are invited to join us to celebrate Women’s Day and view the Motherhood Exhibition which Kensington Mums have worked so hard on the past 6 months.


Stay tuned for more special events and meet ups organised by Kensington Mums.

What’s on for you and your little ones

If you didn’t get the chance to go ice skating with your little ones during the festive season, fear not as the Canary Wharf Ice Rink is open right the way through to February 2012. Click here for more information.



Moon Stories. FREE at Oxo Tower Wharf. Sunday 19 January, 2.30–4.30pm Moon Stories, family workshop with Moon Vehicle project leader Joanna Griffin.
Join a space adventure re-enacting the history of moon landings, making space vehicles and a light-based lunar installation for a new mission. (Suitable for ages 8+. Must be accompanied by an adult.) This a Free event, but booking is essential. Click here for more information.


Chinese Festival: Paper, Painting and Performance. Sunday 19 January 2014. FREE. Enjoy performances of music, dance and storytelling, painting demonstrations and drop-in craft workshops. Click here for more information.



Nelson Mandela: The long walk to Freedom – Exhibition. Belgravia Gallery. Celebrate Nelson Mandela with an exhibition of drawings by him and photographs of him. New, unseen work, will be displayed. Click here for more information.



Animated animals. FREE at the Museum of London. Sunday 19 Jan12.30-1.30pm, 2-3pm & 3.30-4.30pm. Bring some of the animals in the galleries to life. Make them move or make them talk, you decide. Suitable for ages 5-11. Click here for more information.



The people behind ‘This Must Be For You‘ are truly inspirational…The group behind this unique project, offers anonymous gifts to you labelled ‘This Must Be For You’ in cafes and public spaces across the city to be picked up by anyone who finds them. What a lovely concept we ❤ at Kensington Mums HQ.


Storytelling and Family Art Workshop at the National Portrait Gallery.FREE. Saturday 18th January 2014. FREE. Click here for more information.



Destiny’s Beauty Salon. Destiny’s Salon offers “time for yourself”.  The salon offers peace, pampering and crèche service with qualified and committed creche workers. If you are interested in getting a beauty treatment, please see this flyer. Destiny’s Salon can be found at 4-6 Golborne Road, W10 5PE, opening hours 10.00-15.00. To make an appointment, call Holmfield House on 0207 938 8400.