WHAT’S ON

FROM 22 JULY

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON SUMMER SCHOOLS – www.rosetheatrekingston.org

Rose Theatre Kingston’s Summer Schools are back, running from Saturday 22 July – Saturday 2 September, for ages seven – twenty-five, ranging from three days to a week.

The three different options are Three Day Courses, Plays-in-a-Week and Rose Academy. The Three Day Courses are for those aged 7 – 12 and run three times during the summer holidays, Saturday 22 – Monday 24; Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 and Friday 28 – Sunday 30 July, 10am – 4pm. The sessions are an introduction to performance for those with an interest in theatre and acting. This course allows aspiring actors to learn new skills, boost self-confidence and develop team-working skills.

Plays-in-a-Week are open to 10 – 19 year olds and run from w/c Monday 24 July to w/c Monday 28 August, Monday – Saturday. These intensive performance-based courses end with a full, costumed production with each cast working on a script and learning techniques with top-level directors, friendly assistants and stage management. This year’s titles include: The Jungle Book, The Wind in the Willows, Gulliver’s Travels, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1984 and Macbeth.

The Rose Academy is for 16 – 25 year olds on either Monday 24 – Saturday 29 July or Monday 28 August – Saturday 2 September and are by audition only. This course is for those who are serious about a career in acting and who are considering professional training. This course helps applicants maximise their chances of a place at drama school, whilst offering a unique insight into the professional life of an actor. Applicants will work with the best practitioners and get coaching on audition monologues.

A discount of 25% is available for siblings and 10% discount for referring a friend. Prices range from £140 – £200, for more information visit https://goo.gl/Gd7igC or email SarahK@rosetheatrekingston.org, to book call Box Office on 020 8174 0090. Please note, not all courses take place at Rose Theatre Kingston, but take place nearby.


FROM 23 JULY
THE FOOD MARKET, CHISWICK

Near Dukes Meadows, Chiswick – www.thefoodmarketchiswick.com

The Food Market, Chiswick has a host of activities for kids this summer, starting on 23 July with a petting zoo. There will be a selection of friendly farm animals for young children to stroke and touch.

6 August Birds of Prey – Static display of birds of prey within the market – where children will have the oportunity to have one of the birds rest on their arm. Then a flying display in the filed behind the market.

20 August Punch & Judy – throughout the day will be perfmances of classic Punch & Judy shows. Set up around the Dukes Meadows paddling pool.

3 September Donkey Rides – In the filed behind The Food Market Chiswick give the opportunity for young children to ride and donkey and be lead around the field.

Every year these are incredibly popular days for locals as well as people visiting the area especially for these events.

GANGSTA GRANNY
26 JULY TO 3 SEPTEMBER
GANGSTA GRANNY

Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road – www.nimaxtheatres.com
David Walliam’s hilarious hit novel is brought to life for an all too brief run in the West End this summer. Book soon!

KIDS WEEK
1 TO 31 AUGUST
KIDS WEEK

Theatres across London – www.kidsweek.co.uk
The annual kids go free theatre promotion returns with deals on loads of top shows, as well as special backstage workshops.

GARDEN SAFARI
2 AUGUST
GARDEN SAFARI

Chelsea Physic Garden – www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
Explore the hidden secrets of the garden including the jungle room and the animals, plus have a go at pond-dipping.

BIRDS OF PREY DISPLAY
6 AUGUST
BIRDS OF PREY DISPLAY

Food Market Chiswick – www.thefoodmarketchiswick.com
Static display of birds of prey within the market – where children will have the opportunity to have one of the birds rest on their arm. Then a flying display in the field behind the market.

WONDERLAND
7 TO 12 AUGUST
WONDERLAND

Richmond Theatre – www.atgtickets.com
Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, with a medley of magic and wonder.

OUTDOOR SCREENING OF FANTASTIC BEASTS
11 AUGUST
OUTDOOR SCREENING OF FANTASTIC BEASTS

Kensington Palace – www.thelunacinema.com
Bring a picnic and watch this blockbuster Harry Potter spin-off in the fabulous surroundings of Kensington Palace, thanks to The Luna Cinema.

FAMILY STUDIO MIX IT UP
13 AUGUST
FAMILY STUDIO MIX IT UP

Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly – www.royalacademy.org.uk
Capture a kaleidoscope of patterns, prints and a pop of colour at this family studio, inspired by the exhibition Matisse in the Studio.

SING-A-LONG-A GREASE
18 AUGUST
SING-A-LONG-A GREASE

Prince Charles Cinema, off Leicester Square – www.singalonga.net
Introduced by a live host, this special screening features lyrics on screen and a bag of props. Tell me more, tell me more…

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
NOW
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

London Palladium, Argyll Street – www.windinthewillowsthemusical.com
Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad’s insatiable need for speed. Until 9 September.

THE BORROWERS
16 JUNE TO 20 AUGUST
THE BORROWERS

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – www.polkatheatre.com
The timeless classic bursts onto Polkas Main Stage this summer with dazzling puppetry, original music, stunning design and plenty of suspense.

FOODIES FESTIVAL
26 TO 28 AUGUST
FOODIES FESTIVAL

Alexandra Palace – www.foodiesfestival.com
Take part in some of the fantastic kiddy cookery classes at the Foodies Festival. Classes cover everything from easy peasy party pinwheels to homemade butter.

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY
27 AUGUST
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL FAMILY DAY

Notting Hill – www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com
Eat, sing, dance and have fun at the popular family day of Londons world-famous carnival. Follow the childrens parade to the rhythms of steel bands.

PETER & THE WOLF
10 SEPTEMBER
PETER & THE WOLF

Watermans, Brentford – www.watermans.org.uk
Peter has gone camping with his Grandad. He’s supposed to stick to the campsite but he has other ideas…Features music inspired by Prokofiev’s classic.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

London Palladium, Argyll Street – www.windinthewillowsthemusical.com
Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad’s insatiable need for speed. Until 9 September.

13 SEPTEMBER
OUTDOOR SCREENING OF JURASSIC PARK

Battersea Park – www.thelunacinema.com
Introduce the kids to Spieberg’s classic dinosaur epic in this stunning outdoor location. Bring a picnic and make a great family night of it.

CHISWICK BOOK FESTIVAL
14 to 18 SEPTEMBER
CHISWICK BOOK FESTIVAL

Chiswick, various locations – www.chiswickbookfestival.net
Clare Balding & David Baddiel are just two of the speakers booked specifically for children. See also the free performance area in the marquee.

FAMILY STUDIO ANIMAL HOUSE
17 SEPTEMBER
FAMILY STUDIO ANIMAL HOUSE

Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly – www.royalacademy.org.uk
Draw your favourite feathered friends inspired by the exhibition of animal illustrations in Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe.

POETRY REMIX
23 SEPTEMBER
POETRY REMIX

The British Library, King’s Cross – www.bl.uk
Explore shape, pattern and type to create your own poetry. Then experiment with different ways of performing and recording it.

CHISWICK HOUSE DOG SHOW
24 SEPTEMBER
CHISWICK HOUSE DOG SHOW

Chiswick House and Gardens – www.chiswickhousedogshow.org.uk
Increasingly popular, this show has 18 fun classes, a dog bar, My Dog’s Got Talent, celebrity judges (and owners) and plenty of food and drink stalls for man and dog alike!

TALES IN THE ATTIC
30 SEPTEMBER
TALES IN THE ATTIC

Lyric Hammersmith – www.lyric.co.uk
Meet Kronos and welcome to his attic! Kronos has been gathering stories and tales of things gone by and he’s excited to share the best of them with you.
Suitable for 3-6yrs.