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What's on this weekend- theatrical pursuits and more!

Lots on again this weekend- with a distinctly theatrical feel...here's our pick!

Saturday



This is the last chance to see the Horrible Histories at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Using actors and ground-breaking 3D special effects, these two astounding shows The Awful Egyptians and The Ruthless Romans are adapted from Terry Deary's bestselling books and are guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! The cost is £14.50 for children and £18.50 for adults.


For more theatrical exploits, head to the Little Angel Theatre in Islington which is showing the Steadfast Tin Soldier- a charming adaptation of the Hans Anderson story told through puppetry, music and storytelling. For children 3+.


Circus Space, Coronet Street, London, N1 is hosting a Circus Skills experience day for young people from 2.30 to 5.45pm. Aimed at children 8-16 years, this session gives children the opportunity to learn flying trapeze, diabolo, tightwire walking and static trapeze.
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Lauderdale House is hosting a Saturday Morning kids show,  Kan Kan the Kangaroo , about a little Kangaroo who falls out of his mums pouch, and the friends who try to help him. The performance is at 10am.

If you fancy grabbing a bargain or selling some of your old baby things then head to the nearly new sale hosted by NCT Barnet St Stephens Memorial Hall (Behind Christ Church) 620 High Road North Finchley, N12 ONU from 10am-12pm. Details here. There's also a table top sale in Wheststone at Manor Drive Methodist Church (Corner of Manor Drive and York Way), Whetstone, N20 0DZ, 10am -1pm.

For more retail therapy, head to the art, design and crafts fair taking place at  T. Chances, 399 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 6QN between 1 and 7pm.

There is Apple Day from 3 to 6pm, Hornsey Vale Community Centre,60 Mayfidld Rd, N8 9LP. Variety of apples to taste, juice pressing, apple crafts,nature crafts, and many more...

This week is International Babywearing Week and there is an event to celebrate this taking place today, 11am-3pm in the Lower Hall, Hargrave Hall, Hargrave Road, N19 5SP (nearest stations are Archway and Upper Holloway). There will be information and advice available from local babywearing consultants and experienced babywearers, a chance to meet other parents who carry their babies and toddlers, a marketplace for buying new and secondhand slings as well as a raffle with some amazing prizes on offer.More information about the event can be found on the website (ibwlondon.wordpress.com) and Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/ibwlondon2011). A flyer for the event can also be downloaded from here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/66463275/IBW-2011-London-Event-A4-flyer



Sunday


Diwali on the Square takes place at Trafalgar Square from 2-7pm. Celebrations for the Festival of Lights include traditional Garba dances (2-3pm), an opening ceremony with Diwali messages (3.15-3.30pm), stage shows (3.35-5.20pm) and devotional songs (6.20pm), plus stalls, displays, food and atmospheric light displays.




The Big Draw Stokey takes place 1.30 to 4.30. Part of October's Big Draw, this is a day of drawing in Stoke Newington's Abney Park cemetery and nature reserve. The artwork and photos from the day will be geomapped onto a virtual map of the park to create a giant group art installation. Don't forget your pencils!

The Victoria and Albert Museum is also hosting a Big Draw Event from 11am to 5pm- free and open to all.  There are drawing fun and games for all the family around the museum plus a programme of talks, workshops, demos, competitions and portfolio advice for teenagers.

The Jewish Museum is holding a family walk and tour of its fascinating exhibition "Entertaining the Nation" which tells the fascinating story of Jewish contribution to British entertainment from Victorian music hall to the stars of today. 2-3pm

If you fancy something cultural, then head to the Barbican which is hosting the LSO Discovery Family Concert: Music from the Movies which is suitable for 7-12 year olds at 2.30pm. Tickets are £4 for under-16s and £10 for adults. It promises "a swashbuckling, wand-waving, spine chilling, intergalactic chance to see the LSO in action as they perform some of their most famous movie soundtracks of all time."Arrive early for the free foyer activities from 1pm.


Our new favourite place Jacksons Lane is showing the Balloon Gardener at 3pm, for kids aged 4+.  Sit back and enjoy the amazing balloon creations.


The Arts Depot is showing  Friend or Foe, written by Michael Morpugo, author of War Horse. This is a story of extraordinary friendship set during WII. The show is at 2pm and tickets are £12.50. The Arts Depot is also showing The Magician's Daughter at 12pm and 3pm, for children 3-7. Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Little Angel Theatre bring their trademark blend of puppetry and song to a captivating story, written by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen.

And for some interesting stories, Magic Carpet Storytelling at the National Gallery takes place at 10.30am. Free.

There is an event to celebrate the new playground opening at Stationers Park, Mayfield Rd, N8. Celebrating opening of beautiful wooden castle at Stationers Park playground. Dress up S a princess or knight and join our medieval theme crafts - shields making, cone hat ,making, flags and collages, and many more. 3-6pm.

We'd love to hear what you are planning for the weekend! Have we missed something? Let us know!




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