Out and About in London (Nov 13-15)

Out and About This In London  (Weekend 46: November 13-15)

 As the christmas season draws nearer, activities and events start to pop up from all angles, we picked three of

our favorites for you and your family to enjoy this weekend!













What: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Where: Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SB, 020 8543 4888, http://www.polkatheatre.com

When: November 14 – February 19 (Call for times)

Price: £8

About: The Polka’s playful version of the classic fairytale, directed by Jonathan Lloyd with music by Julian Butler.













What: Welcome party for the new Lord Mayor of London

Where: Mansion House – St. Paul’s Cathedral- Royal Courts of Justice http://www.lordmayorshow.org

When: Saturday, November 14, 11:00-18:00

Price: £8

About: The show welcomes the new Lord Mayor of the City of London into office. The three mile long parade

will have marching bands, floats, airplanes, ceremony and fireworks!













What: Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Where: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, Isle of Dogs, E14 5AX,  http://www.canarywharficerink.com

When: November, 14 – Saturday February, 21, Mon-Sat 9.45am-11pm; Sun 9.45am-7.30pm (closed Dec 25).

Price: daytime £10, evening £12 (under 12: £7.50, family: £32.00)

About: Serene Scenes in the city, Canary Wharf Ice Rink offers group skating lessons for those new to the sport,

bars and restaurants in the Park Pavilion and a Moose Bar for you parents who like a bit of rink side wine.

Posted on : November 13th, 2009 Comments : 0
Category : Travel

A Trip to the Theatre: Princess and the Pea

final flyer

The Unicorn Theatre is putting on a quirky and inventive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of the search for a real princess with a pile of mattresses and a single pea. Princess and the Pea is guaranteed to get even the youngest of children enthralled and involved in the story with the use of sheets, puppets and dreamlike projections. The play is ideally for ages 2-5 and was originally shown at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon a few years ago. Back by popular demand, it is advisable to book in advance and quickly so that you don’t miss out. It runs from this Thursday (22nd October) until Sunday 1st November. Times are 10.45am and 1.45pm Thurs-Sat and 1.45pm on Sundays.

Cost: £10 (Concs £7.50), Family ticket £28

Where? 147 Tooley Street, Southwark, LONDON SE1 2HZ.

Station: London Bridge or Tower Hill

For more information, or to book, click here.

And if you do go, let us know how it you find it by either leaning a comment below or emailing [email protected] !

Posted on : October 20th, 2009 Comments : 0
Category : Travel

Polka Theatre turns 30!

Polka Theatre is the only theatre in the UK aimed exclusively at younger audiences (ages 0-13).  In terms of innovation, they are well known for their work entertaining the very young. From the age of 9 months, children can take part in workshops.

Polka Theatre

On the 11th October, it is Polka Theatre’s 30th Birthday and to celebrate they are holding a day of fun and games for absolutely free. Children will be able to contribute to a huge birthday card, eat cake, hear stories and take part in games around the building. There will also be a magician to entertain young minds. There will also be an exclusive opportunity to gain a sneak-peek of their Christmas show for 1-5yr olds, as the cast will be holding an open rehearsal.

Polka Theatre stage

The event runs from 1-5pm, with the cake cutting taking place at 4.30pm. A special guest will also be present.

For more information, go to http://www.polkatheatre.com

Posted on : October 9th, 2009 Comments : 0
Category : Travel


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