Hello lovely KM readers,
Here’s your weekly newsletter from Kensington mums.
Keeping you in the loop with the local scoop.
The holidays are almost here and there are only days to go until the UK goes Olympic mad. Our local streets are showing off a truly Olympic spirit! Just hoping the weather will improve for the Summer.
Thank you to everyone who attended the KM night out, it was a huge success thanks to all of you who came. You can see the pictures on our Facebook page. Lorena, a lovely Kensington Mum will be putting together a video clip of our Night Out. It will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, so watch this space. Thank you Lorena!
Last week, I attended a playgroup called Tots and Toddlers for the first time at Holy Trinity Brompton in Knightsbridge. It was a very pleasant playgroup, light and airy with a lovely opening to the garden where little ones to explore. The toys were clean and age appropriate in each corner with baby changing facility. I chatted to some lovely Mums who shared with me their stories and told me of new playgroups which I did not know about. Tots and Toddlers meet during term time on a Thursday morning from 10-11.30am in Church House at HTB Brompton Road. I was told by the Mum who runs the playgroup that next week will be their last playgroup before the summer holidays. They will be having a summer party so if you are here, do go along with your little one. For more information on the playgroup, please click here.
On Saturday I went to the Fair on the Green in Parsons. It was a lovely day out despite the bits of rain we got. They had bouncy castles, face painting, rock climbing and lovely stalls selling hand made accessories, baby wear, toys, t-shirts and lots more. They even had Candy Floss which is my favourite! Pictures from the Fair on the Green can be seen on our Facebook Page.
Please note there will only be two Kensington Mums newsletter sent out in August. Don’t despair, to be kept up to date with what’s on, please join me on our Facebook Page or follow me on Twitter where you can be updated with upcoming events to enjoy with the whole family this Summer. I would like to take this time, while you are still reading this, to thank each and every one of you for your continuous support and most importantly for believing in Kensington Mums. Please keep sharing these newsletters with your other Mummy friends to be kept in the loop with the local scoop! Wishing you all a fabulous summer.
We are taking a break for the Summer. All events will resume in September.
KEEPIN’ IT LOCAL – WHAT’S ON FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE ONE(S).
St Martins Courtyard Food Festival, 14th July 2012. Sample the best in global cuisine at the St Martins Courtyard food festival, when the stylish restaurant and shopping destination hosts Thai street food, a pop up tequila bar, a hog roast, wine tasting and much more. For more information, please click here.
Big Dance Bus at Chelsea Theatre (7 World’s End Place, SW10 0DR) on Friday 13th July 2012 from 4.30 to 8.30pm.
Make Friday 13th July a truly memorable day! Come and experience spectacular performances in World dance and join in fun dance workshops for free. A great family day…not to be missed…Flamenco, Roma, Irish, American, Australian and much more.
Ricard Petanque Garden Party on Saturday 14th July from 11am – 6pm at the Chelsea Physic Garden. FREE. Get in the spirit of summer and celebrate Bastille Day at the Ricard Petanque Garden Party, where a day of genteel seasonal amusement awaits. For more information, please click here.
The Pitter Patter Family Brunch in Ealing on Saturday 14th July 2012, 10-12pm. A fun packed two hours of family entertainment, including face painting, storytelling, bubbles and disco dancing. For ticket information please click here.
Fashion in Motion: Craig Lawrence at the V&A Museum opens 20 July 2012. Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion events presented against the unique backdrop of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Featuring some of the greatest designers of our time, Fashion in Motion brings the excitement and spectacle of the high fashion catwalk to a wide audience.
Free ticket entry. Tickets are very limited so booking is essential. Tickets are available from Monday 9 July at 09.00. To book, call 020 7942 2820. For more information, please click here.
More London. The Scoop at More London is an outdoor sunken amphitheatre with seating for 800. Throughout the summer months it regularly hosts a variety of free events – from free films, free music and free theatre to local community events and activities. The Scoop at More London is open to everyone. For a list of events, please click here.
The Olympic Games are nearly here, Watching fantastic sporting action is not the only way to get involved in London 2012. From lining the streets to welcome the Olympic Flame, to enjoying Festival events across the UK, there are so many ways to join in. Click here to find out how.
Family Art Workshop at the National Portrait Gallery on 21st July 2012. From 11.30am or 14.30pm. Get going with this hands-on art workshops for all the family led by a team of artists. Please note this workshop require a free ticket, which is available on the day one hour before the event starts from the staff member on the landing outside the Main Hall. Suitable for families with children aged 5 – 11. For more information, please click here. Also on 21st July from 10:30-11:15, Storytelling for Families:”…and all the animals loved him”. Suitable for 3+. For more information, please click here.
Holland Park Ecology Centre. Summer Holiday activity programme. 23 July 2012- 3 September 2012. Full timetable is available here.
Pop Design Culture Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum.
POP! will explore the impact of music, art and personality on the development of the fashion of the times. From the poodle skirts and embellished leathers of the rockers through to the Punk era, this exhibition will take in the cool stylings of the Mods, the high baroque of Psychedelia and the kitsch glamour of 70s retro by designers such as Mr Freedom and Miss Mouse.The exhibition will provide new insight into 20 years of popular culture from the collection of Target Gallery, London which is one of the most comprehensive private collections of its kind. For more information, please click here.
Bugs and Butterflies! at the Wallace Collection. Monday 23rd July, 2012. From 10:30am – 12:30am. Come and have a closer look at the Wallace Collection’s colourful Dutch still life paintings with flowers, fruit, bugs and butterflies. Then join the artist Agnieszka Arabska to create your own creepy crawly or fancy butterfly window sticker to take home. Please bring a small box to take your sticker home with you. Ages 7+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Price £7. Accompanying adults free. For more information, please click here.
Humpty Dumpty: A wibbly woobly world of words. Interactive dance performance for children aged 3-7years.Ealing Road Library on Tuesday 24th July 2012. For more information, please click here.
Our Londinium 2012 at Museum of London. Opening for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Our Londinium 2012 is the largest update to the Museum’s Roman gallery since it opened in 1994 and explores the parallels between Roman London and today’s modern capital. Young people have reinvented the Roman London gallery. Through films, sculpture, audio-visual displays and objects from 21st century life, discover how Roman London still lives on in today’s modern capital. For more information, please click here.
Make-it: Jewellery at the V&A Museum on Saturday 14 July 2012, at 14:00. Create jewellery from a range of everyday and inexpensive materials and explore different techniques and processes. Suitable for 10-12 years old. Advance booking essential. To book please click here.
Stuck for FREE things to do this Summer? Read the article in the Families West magazine, to get their top tips on days out, walks and bike rides and much more. Click here to read the full article.
Wishing you all lovely summer.
Next week we will have a guest post and I will be back with another fun filled newsletter on the 23rd July 2012. Until then, take care,