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What's on this weekend - 28th - 29th July

It's here at last. The main event this weekend is clearly the Olympics and with weather this good, you can get outside to watch it at BT London Live in Victoria Park or Hyde Park or Trafalgar Square. There's also a big screen at Haggerston Park, Hackney. If you've not got tickets, you can still soak up the atmosphere of watching with a crowd whilst the best of the Olympic Games is shown on giant screens - there are also sports activities and live music. Free entry.


For a non-olympics themed event head to the Victoria and Albert Museum who have a pop up performance suitable for 7+ at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Professional actor-interpreters tell you the story of how and why the Museum objects came to be made and why they were acquired for the collection.They also have performances for 3+ running at the same times.

Children's Republic of Shoreditch is open every Saturday until 11 August 10am - 4pm for family activities including writing, drawing, spy missions and more.

There is an open air showing of Fantastic Mr Fox in Holland Park at 1pm and 4pm.  A revival of the version commissioned by Opera Holland Park in 2010 especially designed to be performed in the beautiful gardens and natural scenery of Holland Park.
Labyrinth - Free Family Festival Victoria Park, Finchley. a free outdoor arts festival for young people and their families. Entertainment includes live music, street theatre, comedy, steel pan orchestra and more. 12pm-6pm.

Wolves Lane Fun Day - Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre N22 has a family fun day including bouncy castle, music and drumming, animals, face painting and food and drinks. 9am-5pm.

Phoenix Cinema Kids Club has The Itch of The Golden Nit and Wallace and Gromit at 12pm. There is a free activity for children aged 5-10 before the performance which starts at 11am. You should book in advance for this as numbers are limited.


National Gallery has free activities for 5-11s every Sunday and this week the theme is Bodies in Motion. 11-12.20 and 2-3.20. Free.

Museum of Childhood Summer Festival - The best in family festival fun right on your doorstep in Bethnal Green.The Museum grounds will be buzzing with live music, dance, walkabout acts, arts and craft activities, designer stalls, food, face painting, rickshaw rides and games. Don't miss it! Free.

Sutton House Family Day - visit this lovely National Trust property in Hackney- Come along to a preview event for the new 'Breakers Yard' outdoor space. Opening autumn 2012, you will be able to play, grow and relax in this wonderful new garden. Visit this family day to get a taste the different fun that's coming in Autumn.

Have a great weekend and do tell us if we missed anything.

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