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What's on this weekend? 22nd-23rd September in London


There are lots of great things on this weekend including your last chance to see the various Park Art in Haringey installations dotted around parks and museums. It is also London Open House Weekend and although a lot of things are booked out there are still good things to do and an excellent programme for children. Little Angel Theatre, Islington is also opening its new show The Tear Thief, which is adapted from a book written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Saturday

Capel Manor Gardens has their City Harvest Festival on today - this show brings together local community farms and gardens from across London. A show for the whole family where ducks, geese, rabbits, ponies, peas and pumpkins make their way to Capel to compete for the best in show. Can you pick a winner? 10am-4pm.

Arts Depot, North Finchley has the exciting sounding Ockham's Razor: Not Until We are Lost - a promenade show in which the audience moves around with the performers and gets to watch some dazzling aerial performances. The show is suitable for 8+.

As part of the London Book Art Fair, Whitechapel Gallery has a family workshop to create your very own vegetable printing press. Make inks from beetroot, onions and cabbages then use natural inks to make books and prints to take home. For children of all ages and their families. 12-2pm. Free. Booking essential.

Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other books will be signing his books in Muswell Hill at the Childrens Bookshop, Fortis Green Road 11am -12pm.

Spatula Kids Comedy, Paradise Kensal Green- Comedy trio ‘Spatula’ present a one-hour show of funny sketches and interactive games ideal for kids aged two to nine years. Sixty minutes of giggles and grins are guaranteed: from musical statues, minstrel-in-the-mouth-catching and staring competitions, to a classic round of rock-paper-scissors and a wacky word game reminiscent of the 90’s favourite ‘Mallet’s Mallet’ - the kids will love the farcical talking fish and adorable friendly alien too. 1-2pm, £5.

Horseman's Sunday, Hyde Park is an unusual day in which horses are ridden around central London in an annual event that's taken place every year since 1967 when the stables were under threat of closure. There is a fete, children's activities and lots of opportunities to see horses and ponies.

Sunday

The Snail and The Whale, Jacksons Lane - Tall Tales who previously brought The Gruffalo to the stage, bring this version of Julia Donaldson's much loved book.

It's Harvest Festival at Regents Park Allotment Garden - lots of opportunity to buy and taste the lovely produce plus children's activities. 11am-5pm. Free.

All Weekend



To celebrate Westfield Stratford City's 1st birthday , activities will be held in four main locations of the mall. Circus themed entertainment, events and kid friendly activities are occurring throughout the weekend.

South Gallery, Ground Floor:
-    Circus ring master and entertainers including jugglers, magicians, mime artists and more
-    Candy floss & popcorn machines
-    Cake pops handed out
-    Oversized birthday card where customers can leave “happy birthday” messages for WSC.
-    Enter to win prizes
-    Photo booth

Great Eastern Market:
-    Kids’ activities all weekend – shopper bag and party hat decorating at Great Eastern Kitchen
-    Saturday: 500 Waitrose cupcakes to be displayed and given out to lucky customers
-    Sunday: 500 Buttercup cupcakes to displayed and given out to lucky customers

Northern Ticket Hall
-    Circus entertainers including stilt walkers and clowns
-    fortune cookies, balloons and more given away

For more information about what's on this weekend, see this link.

This item is sponsored by Westfield. 

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