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


I hope you all had a lovely half term holiday with your little ones and ready for back to school and routine. Would love to know what you got up to!

Kensington Mums visited Somerset House to see Valentino: Master of Couture Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the life and work of Valentino over 130 exquisite haute couture designs. There is a section presenting the work of Valentio form his personal archive and the catwalk itself offers information about the couture on display since the 1950s all the way to 2010s. Also on display is the wedding dress of Princess Marie Chantal of Greece demonstrating the attention to detail with each stitch by hand. The exhibition is running for another week until the 3rd of March, for more info please click here.


Kensington Mums visited the Bubble Show at the Science Museum and had plenty of fun their indoor play area, The Garden.



Kensington Mums visited the Natural History Museum to see the 2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Some of the photographs are truly captivating and surreal. This is very popular event especially as its the last week, running until the 3rd of March. For more information, click here.



In case you missed our last post, you can view pictures of our Kensington Mums play morning here.




Read the lovely review from two Kensington Mums who attended our Valentine’s pamper morning. Just click here.




Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day with Kensington Mums. Candle and a Card Workshop £40
We’ve joined up with I made it myself to celebrate Mother’s Day.  When was the last time you made your mum a hand made gift and or card?  We’re guessing for lots of us it was when we were children, well this is a chance to make your mum’s day with a grown up version.  Tuck your little one in bed and come along to a make and take workshop to celebrate Mother’s Day. You will take home a candle and a card for Mother’s Day all hand made with love by you. Everyone will be taught how to make their own scented candle in a vintage teacup and a Mother’s Day card using simple but effective sewing techniques and gorgeous liberty print fabrics. You will learn new skills, meet other Mums and leaves with something you are really proud of! This fun and hands on evening class based in the lovely Whole Foods Kensington. Monday 4 March 19.30 – 21.30. Limited places available, to book please email [email protected].

We want you to celebrate Mother’s Day every day! This day should be celebrated because so many Mother’s work super hard all year round and rarely get the merit they deserve. So although I’m a bit biased, I’m down for it one million percent. You are invited to take part in the Kensington Mums Motherhood Exhibition. Come share your stories and voices. The exhibition will showcase and support mums to develop and share their own motherhood stories using their own personal pictures which to them illustrate definition of motherhood. Its free to take part, all you need to do is email [email protected].


Mini Harrods News. Saturday 2nd of March. Former British squad gymnast Hasit Savani will be performing a live acrobat set in Childrenswear, fourth floor from 1pm-5pm.


Head to Kensington Central Library every Wednesday and Friday morning from 10am-10.20am for baby rhyme time. Get there early as the places get packed very quickly and little ones will enjoy clapping and singing to their favourite song. Also Brompton Library have baby rhyme time from 2pm-2.30pm.


Whole Baby Club at Whole Foods Kensington. Monday 4th March from 10 to 11am. You will get to meet Krystal, Healthy Eating and Skincare Specialist.  Krystal will be giving a short talk/demo on foods to help build  mum and baby’s immune systems.  There will be tasters of some of the simple easy to follow recipes.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend.

Storytelling in Waterstones, Kensington on Saturdays at 3pm. FREE

Drop in Design every Sunday at Victoria and Albert Museum. Explore the V&A’s collections through drawing and making activities. Choose a challenge, hunt for ideas in the galleries then create and make your own designs as a family – from fantasy doors to fancy hats.

Easter Fair at the Kensington Town Hall. 13th March 2013 in support of the Magical Wand Appeal for the Brain Tumour Research Campaign. Click on image for more information.



Little Mudlarks Toddlers Group every Monday at Museum of London. Learn, play and explore together every Monday during term-time in this fun, hands-on and creative session for toddlers (walkers – 5 years) and carers. For extra fun join us on the first Monday of the month for Messy Mondays and on the third Monday of the month for Musical Mondays. Please call the Box Office on 020 7001 9844 to book your place on one of our sessions in advance on the Friday before the Monday you would like to visit. Booking opens at 10am for the Little Mudlarks toddlers group and from 11am for the Mini Mudlarks babies group.

Job club at St. Cuthbert with St. Matthias CE Primary School and Earl’s Court Children’s Centre. 22 March 2013. FREE. Booking essential. Are you actively looking for work or planning to get back into work and need some support? If so, the job club is for you! Help with CVs, interview techniques, understanding the job market and more. Please click here for more information, crèche provided.

Here is a great quote to start your week.


The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart. Josiah G. Holland


Wishing you all a lovely week.