Ongoing for October

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London-LeavesCindermouse at the Little Angel Theatre

  • Until 30 October 2009
  • Travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse finds love in the arms of a Prince.  Reminiscent of the Cinderella story, this enchanting and humourous tale is a classic Little Angel production brought to life for a whole new set of young theatre-goers. 
  • Suitable for age 3 and above.
  • Weds/Thurs 10am & 1pm (11am & 2pm in half term); Fri 1pm & 5pm (11am & 2pm in half term) Sat/Sun 11am & 2pm; Baby Friendly performances Sunday mornings at 11am; Extra half term shows on Tuesday 27 October
  • Adults £10 / Children & Concessions £8; Friday Fives: 5pm Friday performances all tickets £5


Wonderland at the V&A Museum of Childhood

  • Until 10 January 2010
  • A magical exhibition of contemporary artwork portraying fairytales, myths and legends from around the world.
  • The exhibition will include work inspired by well-known European tales, including the much-loved favourites like Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, and The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, as well as folklore from other continents.
  • V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA.
  • Admission free.


metm9Face Painting at Climbers and Creepers in Kew Gardens

  • Weekends in October and daily during half-term (Sat 24 October – Sun 1 November) from 10.30am to 3.30pm
  • Head over to Climbers and Creepers to get your face painted, as part of our Autumn festival.
  • Choose from lots of animal and tree-inspired designs.
  • Prices: £4 per face, £7 for two!


Autumnal Storytelling at Kew Gardens

  • Near the Xstrata Treetop Walkway
  • Every Saturday and Sunday during October with sessions run at 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm
  • Join our storyteller on a wander around the area near the walkway to hear enthralling tales. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Prices: Free once inside Kew Gardens, but sessions must be booked (see below).
  • For more information, call 020 8332 5655


Now You See It – Cafe gallery projects

  • Saturday 10, 17, 24 October at 10am -12am
  • A series of three workshops for children and young people, concentrating on developing observational drawing skills. Using the magic, trickery and illusions from our current ‘Now You See It’ exhibition as a starting point for improving looking and drawing. ‘Now You See It’ features new work by emerging Artists’.
  • Children (over seven) and teenagers
  • No admission although donations are welcome.
  • The Gallery by the childrens play area, Southwark Park, London, Southwark SE16 2UA. Tel: 0207 237 1230


“Witch & Wizard Fashion Design Competition” at Victoria Library

  • October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
  • What will the the best dressed Witch & Wizard be wearing this Halloween? Could you design an outfit for them? This competition is open to children of school age (5-16yrs). There will be four age groups with a winner from each and one overall winner. All entrants will receive a certificate, the winners will receive a prize.
  • Victoria Library, 160 Buckingham Palace Road, London, Westminster City SW1W 9UD. Tel: 0207 641 4259

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