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Weekend Round Up - 23rd and 24th February


Another great weekend is here with loads to do. We are particularly intrigued by the sound of Potato Day at Spitalfields Farm and Mughal India Discovery Day at British Library (pictured above). We'll also be dressing up for one of the great Purim events on this weekend. Whatever you do, have a great time.


Saturday

Islington Arts Factory Frost Fair -  See off the winter blues with IAF’s fabulous annual arts and crafts fair. Meet local artists and craftspeople who will be displaying and selling their original art work. Bring the kids along to enjoy some exciting interactive art workshops. Enjoy cakes, snacks and winter warmers and the great atmosphere throughout the day!

Comedy Club 4 Kids is back at Soho Theatre - A proper comedy club for anyone over the age of 8, featuring the best comedians on the circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! £10, 1pm.

The fantastic Puppet Theatre Barge has returned to its mooring in Maida Vale and is showing Joey Fireworks - Joey the Clown has a bag of fireworks to celebrate the new year. However the Beadle wants his bag of clean laundry and Burglar Bill is definitely up to something... Joey calls in Punch for help and as Big Ben strikes midnight the chase is on! On at 11am and 3pm. Children £8.50, Adults £10. For ages 3+. 

It's Mughal India Discovery Day at British Library - a magical Mughal Discovery Day for all the family, packed with free performances, activities and film celebrating the art and culture of Mughal India. Throw new shapes in a Kathak dance class, try your hand in creative art and puppetry workshops, or lose yourself listening to traditional stories. The vibrancy of the Indian sub-continent will be brought to life in the heart of London. All activities are suitable for ages 6 and up, spaces are limited so please arrive early. 11am-4.30pm. FREE.

It's your last chance to see Dogs Don't Do Ballet at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Highgate. We saw this at Little Angel Theatre over the Christmas holidays and loved it. See our review here.

Sunday

This weekend it is the Jewish Festival of Purim and there are two fantastic family parties happening:

 Pop Up Purim Festival

To celebrate the festival in style join JCC for a Pop Up Purim Festival at The Winchester NW3 where you will be taken on exciting adventures like a trip to circus land, messy play, fancy dress, giant games, a mirror installation and more.

London Jewish Cultural Centre has a Family Purim House Party for School years 1-8 - Karaoke, hamentaschen decorating, face painting and of course enter our fancy dress competition and take part in our catwalk show! Also, a surprise event not to be missed!

It's Potato Day at Spitalfields City Farm - get gardening advice and come along to have a bowl of homemade soup and a slice of tortilla around the fire. Children will love seeing the animals and playing in the tree house.

All Weekend

It's your last chance to enjoy the Imagine Children's festival which runs until Sunday  There are a host of fabulous activities planned, including a Dinosaur Petting Zoo, fantastic workshops, comedy, puppet shows and more. There are also visits from a number of fantastic authors and characters including Judith Kerr (Mog and Tiger Who Came To Tea) and Spot. See the full programme here.

Museum of London, Barbican has some great family events running all weekend including Mask Making and a chance to learn about the games that Victorian children used to play. All FREE.

Fantastic family show The Enormous Turnip (which we saw at Jacksons Lane) is now on at the Arts Depot until Sunday. It's suitable for ages 3+ and good fun. Get tickets if you can.


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