Hello lovely KM readers
Here’s your weekly newsletter from Kensington mums.
Keeping you in the loop with the local scoop.
I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the rest of weekend. Its been really cold this week and I had to wear my winter coat again! I just hope that the warm weather is around the corner. Thank you to all those who attended our KM meet ups last week. The Belly Dance with Baby class was loads of fun, a very good workout. I think I may have moved some muscles which I never knew excited. The babies had fun dancing along with us and shaking it! It was lovely to meet some new KMs at the Saatchi gallery tour. These tours were very popular and I might organise more of them in the future. The exhibition was very interesting and for a change the little ones were appreciating art as much as they can. If you would like to recommend any outings or meet ups, please get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you. Last week, I got some very nice emails thanking me for all the hard work I put into the newsletter and it really made my day! That I am not just writing to a computer but to lovely Mummies who are reading my weekly newsletter. Thank you so much for believing in Kensington Mums and for your continuous support. It really means a lot to me.
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This event is now fully booked for our FREE pamper session on May 21st at Lush Spa Kings Road. I hope to see some of you there, and for those who would like to come, do not worry there will be more pamper sessions like this organised by KM. So watch this space.
Kensington Mums would like to invite you to join us for Baby Cinema at Beaufort House, Chelsea. At 10am on Tuesday 29th May join Kensington Mums for coffee/tea, a film and lunch at Beaufort House Chelsea all for only £9.90 (please note there will be a KM joining fee to attend this outing). Please note this is an exclusive event just for Kensington Mums. The morning will start with a welcome tea or coffee where you will get the chance to chat with the other mums. The film will be screened at 10.30am in the Club Room at Beaufort House on their 65-inch plasma with surround sound. Your little ones can either sit on your lap or kick around on the soft matting that will be provided while you sit back and relax. The movie showing will be One Day. Spaces are limited. To book please email [email protected] by Sunday 27th May with heading ‘KM Mummy and Baby Cinema’.
SAVE THE DATE
It’s Kensington Mums Night Out on Friday 8th June at 8.30pm. A chance to take a well-deserved break, come and join us for dinner for only £10.95 (there will be a KM joining fee to attend this outing). To book please email [email protected] with heading ‘KM Night out’.
Monday 11th June 2012 at 1pm. We will have a guest speaker Helen McNallen who will share with us her experiences about her depression and talking to us about post natal depression and how it affects a lot of Mums. Helen is the author of the book Depression can be fun and runs her own website to help other suffers http://www.depressioncanbefun.com/. If you would like to attend, please email me at [email protected] with heading KM PND Talk so that I can send you more information on where we will be meeting. Please note there will be a KM joining fee to attend this talk.
Monday 18th June at 1pm. We will have a guest speaker Dr Anne McMunn, Senior Lecturer & Graduate Tutor at the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL who will share with us her research Having it all – dispelling the myths about work and motherhood. We hear a lot about the stresses of juggling motherhood with paid work, and the subsequent harm this might cause children. However, this talk discusses evidence from UK cohort studies following generations of men and women which suggests that working mothers not only end up healthier in mid-life, but that their daughters may also end up happier too.If you would like to attend, please email me at [email protected] with heading KM UCL Talk, so that I can send you more information on where we will be meeting. Please note there will be a KM joining fee to attend this talk.
KEEPIN’ IT LOCAL – WHAT’S ON FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE(S).
Little Dish’s Spring Party in Holland Park. Tuesday 22nd May from 11 to 1pm. There will be lots of fun for kids with children’s entertainers running exciting party games, free picnic for little ones. if you would like to attend please RSVP to [email protected] For more information, please click here.
Chelsea Flower Show. May 22- 26 2012. Whatever you love about gardening, there’s something for you at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea Flower Show. For more information, please click here.
Storytelling for under 5s at the Museum of London. Tuesday 29th May from 3-3.30pm. Meet in the galleries for stories, music and fun. FREE. For more information, please click here.
Archaeology Weekend at the Tower of London. On 26 and 27 May 2012. Discover the secrets of archaeology in hands on activities at the Tower of London’s annual Archaeology Weekend! This is a FREE event. For more information, please click here.
Perfect for 5+. If your kids are getting into the Olympics spirit then you must visit the British museum to see the 2012 medals up close and personal. For more information, please visit their website.
Outdoor Flying Trapeze Class in Regents Park by Gorrila Circus. Just as its name suggest, this is suitable for all levels. Classes can be booked for one day or for a 4 week course. For more information, please click here.
The Queen Art and Image Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this landmark exhibition brings together some of the most remarkable and resonant images of Elizabeth II made during her reign. Open until 21 October. To book tickets and for more information, please click here.
Build the Truce – Family Activity at the Imperial War Museum in London. On 26-27 May 2012 from 11am–1pm and again from 2pm–4pm. Come along and take part in a series of activities, and storytelling session suitable for all ages with parental supervision. Free drop in activity. For more information, please click here.
The international BD & Comics Passion festival is back at the Institut Français from the 24-27 May 2012. Fans of comic books, graphic novels and bandes dessinées rejoice. Kids will enjoy workshops to learn the art of writing for comic books, family comedy shows, book signing, workshops to create your own graphic novel on your iPad and much more. For bookings and more information, please click here.
Museum of London, London forever on Saturday 26th May from 12.30-1.30pm & 2.30-3.30pm. London is forever – from the Romans to the Olympics. Celebrate London as a centre of global trade, industry, the arts and sport. In the run up to the Olympics, help create an animation that reflects London as a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Draw, cut, stick, take photographs and add things to our animated film. FREE. This is suitable for ages 5+. For more information, please click here.
Big Nature Day at the Natural History Museum on 27 May 2012.. Celebrate nature and biodiversity at the Natural History Museum to mark International Biodiversity Day in May. Enjoy lots of free activities including, ladybird hunt, bugs count, tree trail nature-inspired crafts and activities and much more. For more information, please click here.
Claytime at Underbelly. Claytime is a play with clay, where the audience are invited to
participate. Indefinitearticles invite you to a place where the earth’s natural material meets with children’s imaginations: a world of fabulous forms, amazing animals and morphing monsters. With live musical accompaniment. Suitable for 3years+. For more information, please click here.
Chelsea in Bloom from 21- 26 May. In its 7th year, Chelsea in Bloom will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and all things British with stunning fresh flower displays lining the streets of the royal borough. Chelsea retailers will again compete to create the most imaginative and creative display formed with fresh flowers and plants. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite Peoples Choice Award for the most popular and eye-catching display by visiting chelseainbloom.co.uk. for more information, please click here.
Cake Tease Demonstration at Peter Jones, Sloane Square. On 26 May 2012, to celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower show, Cake Tease London will be demonstrating how to create and decorate stunning floral inspired cupcakes. This will be taking place at the demonstration kitchen, in the Basement at 12 noon, 1.30pm, 3pm.
BABY Rock ‘n’ Roll DISCO every Saturday in Belsize Park from 4-5pm.
Brains: The mind as matter at the Wellcome Collection. This free exhibition seeks to explore what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change. Featuring over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos and photography, ‘Brains’ follows the long quest to manipulate and decipher the most unique and mysterious of human organs, whose secrets continue to confound and inspire. Please note, this exhibition contains objects and images that some may find disturbing, including medical specimens and surgical film sequences. It is intended for those aged 14 years and over and is not recommended to those prone to fainting.
Mascots of the Olympic Games at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood. Open from 19 May – 28 October 2012. Mascots of the Olympic Games is a small display showcasing 38 mascots from past summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, including this year’s mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville. For more information, please click here.
POP UP VINTAGE FAIRS on Sunday 27th May in Islington.
Whether you just want to browse and enjoy the eclectic mix of stalls, pick up some bargains, enjoy some afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings or find that unique item – POP UP VINTAGE FAIRS LONDON is the place to spend your Sunday. Entry £3. For more information, please click here.
Fly Zone flight simulators at the Science Museum. Take control in 360° interactive 3D flight simulators. Children must be aged 9 years or over. For bookings and more information, please click here.
A the top market research company called Allegra Strategies are carrying out a study on nursing products and baby toiletries. If you would like to take part, please click here.
Whole Foods Market Kensington is inviting you to attend the launch of ‘Whole Baby Club‘ starting soon with exclusive events & activities. For more information and to register your interest for the launch day email [email protected]
Wishing you and your families a lovely week.