Friday Five 18 June

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What’s On this Weekend? 

Our Friday Five for 18 June has been curated with Dad’s in mind! Following a nautical theme – you can expect to learn the history of Semaphore flags, art exhibitions at the Wetlands and Father’s Day Film Club at Canada Square Park.

Moomintrail at Walthamstow Wetlands


The Moomins are coming to Europe’s largest nature reserve with giant exhibition Moomintrail at Walthamstow Wetlands.

The outdoor art trail, featuring the white hippo-like characters, celebrates the life of their Finnish creator Tove Jansson.

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Semaphore at Tower Bridge


Find out how Tower Bridge staff used to communicate with river boats using semaphore flags. Then create your own flag and have a go yourself.

Before walkie talkies were invented, the Bridge Director would use semaphore to signal to boats on the Thames. Semaphore is a way of sending messages using your arms or flags to spell out words with each position representing a different letter.

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Father’s Day Film Club at Canary Wharf

fathers days film club at summer festival

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday! Bring a picnic mat and cinema snacks and enjoy two free films on Canada Square Park’s big outdoor screen. Wall-E is showing at 10am and Monsters, Inc. at 11.45 am.

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Discover Sundays at the National Maritime Museum

discover sundays

Explore the National Maritime Museum’s collection through hands-on creative activities with Discover Sundays.

One of the Museum’s artist facilitators will introduce you to the objects, people, histories and cultures represented in the collection.

Find out more here


500 Years of Mischief and Mayhem at the Old Royal Naval College

500 years of mischief and mayhem

Enjoy some cheeky art that is sure to delight all the family at 500 Years of Mischief and Mayhem.

The exhibition at Greenwich’s iconic Old Royal Naval College features artwork by renowned children’s illustrator Nick Ellwood.

Find out more here


Adventure essentials: a homemade card and a gift for dad.

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