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This weekend in North London:magic, fairytales and much more!

There's lots going on this weekend to inspire imaginations, from performances of Mozart, and a production of Goldilocks, to the last weekend to visit the Magic Worlds exhibition at the Museum of Childhood.

This is the last weekend to visit the Magic Worlds exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood (pictured above). Magic Worlds explores the world of fairy tales and fantasy literature, the history and origins of magic and how themes of magic have influenced many artists and writers. The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey into miniature magical worlds, complete with witches, wizards, fairies and magical creatures. Suitable for all ages.

The Barbican is showing Rawums(:), a playful and interactive exploration of the laws of gravity for 2 to 5-year-olds from German company florschütz & döhne.  In this trip to the wonderland of gravity for very small children, two clownish performers explore falling and flying, lightness and heaviness in a beautifully poetic form of physical theatre.


Saturday 3 March

The Little Angel Theatre, N1is showing Mozart with Puppets. Discover the extraordinary music of Mozart: marionettes, glove and rod puppets are brought to life by his works, weaving their stories among the musicians. Music featured includes The Magic Flute and overture to Don Giovanni. For children 2+ Under 2's admitted to the 11 am performance only.

Head to the Museum of London Docklands to explore the collections and find whale-related objects, be inspired by beautiful whale music and create a short story book about these mysterious creatures. For children 5+.

Further afield, the Geffrye Museum has a workshop for children 5-11, 10.30- 12.30 and 2-4pm. themed "Springtime Frames". Create a springtime character or flower-shaped photo frame.

The Saturday morning kids show (10- 10.45)  at Lauderdale House is The Bird Princess.  Breathtaking Korean fan dancing, storytelling and puppetry blend to tell the tale of the enchanting bird princess who flies down from her bird kingdom to the human world to weave her magic spell. Join in with her happy dance finale.


Our lovely friends who run The Vintage Tea and Gift Fair at the Boogaloo, Highgate, are holding a special event on Saturday to help raise funds and aware for The Eve Appeal which funds research in gynaecological cancers.  Don your their vintage frocks and come down to The Boogaloo to enjoy the great shopping and have tea and cake served in grogeous vintage crockery, and help support a great cause.

Camden Council has a free family day to celebrate the launch of an outdoor gym at Alf Barrett Playground, WC1. It's at 1-2pm and there will be free arts and crafts for children as well as guided walks and the opportunity to get free exercise advice.

North London Vintage Market is also in town at St Marys Church in Hampstead -Forget the new year blues and come and see us for a dazzling dose of delicious vintage homewares, clothing and collectables!

Sunday 4 March


Goldilocks is showing at the Arts Depot for children aged 2- 6 years. Using table-top puppetry and musical influences from around the world, this production brings this classic story to life with a twist.

Mini Make Believe takes place at Somerset House between 11.30 and 12.30. For children 2-5 years, the theme is spring hopping, skipping and jumping,  songs, stories and bouncy hats.

This Sunday there is also the first Age of Enlightenment Tots Concert-Let's Get on the Bus! at 11am at the Southbank Centre. This promises to be a fun, lively and interactive session for everyone aged five and under (and their parents) - come and join musicians from the Orchestra for an hour of musical fun. Booking required.

For something a bit different, try out the Barn Dance hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society at Cecil Sharp House, Primrose Hill from 3 to 5pm. Bring the family along for fun, lively dances from the British Isles, with a band and caller to help you along. Dances are specially selected to suit children and adults of all ages.

Jewish Museum, Camden has a Young Artists Craft Studio 1-3pm to make masks and noise makers. Free for under 5s and £3.50 for over 5s.

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