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Weekend Round Up - 27th and 28th April


There's a lot to do this weekend with theatre, music, art and Kylie all making an appearance in our listings this week. It does seem to have a particularly international feel with the play Hue Boy (shown above) in town, Mexican Children's Day at the Museum of Childhood and Animal Tales of India at The Tricyle - but we guess that's just London...Have a fantastic weekend and do tell us if you come across anything we missed.


Saturday

There's a pop up performance at the V and A called Let's Get To It - As the museum lights up with pop music, go backstage to discover the dazzling delights of Kylie Minogue’s shows and career, from her crazy headdresses to her tiny corsets! 11am, 1pm and 3pm. FREE.

See Birbal's Animal Tales of India at Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn - Birbal, famous adviser in the court of King Akbar tells delightful moral tales. The stories are brought to life with models, masks and costumes and audience participation. Find out how a monkey fools a crocodile, listen to the wisdom of Birbal as he gives advice and helps a poor man deal with a mean money-lender. These and other popularstories form an indispensible part of Indian folklore. Come and hear them for yourselves. At 11am, 1pm and 3pm and for ages 4+.

Phoenix Cinema Kids Club is showing Jasper Penguine Explorer at 11am- Delightful German animation in which Jasper the penguin wants to explore the greater world beyond the edge of the ice...

There's a Children's Interactive Music Workshop at The Forge in Camden at 11am suitable for ages 1-4 - Run by experienced workshop leaders, these regular music-making sessions are a great way to introduce and encourage your children into music. £5. 

There's a Families Create Session at the Zabludowicz Collection in Camden. 2-5pm. FREE.

Lauderdale House, Highgate has a children's show called Who's in for tea? - Have you ever wondered what happens in Wonderland when Alice isn’t there? Well, let the Mad Hatter tell you at his tea party with the help of 'Horace', the Paper Puppet. This one-man show is a nonsensical little play which will delight children of all ages, from 2 to 102! For ages 2-8 at 10am and 11.30am. 

Sunday

There's an event for all dads called Dads in the Picture happening in Camden -there will be indoor and outdoor games, facepainting, circus skills, puppet making and more. FREE.

Jacksons Lane, Highgate is showing Hue Boy (pictured above) - Hue Boy has a problem that everyone is talking about... he is small and doesn't seem to be growing. His family and the villagers all have their opinion on what he should do and his school friends tease him. Until one day Hue Boy understands what it is to be tall despite his height. Suitable for ages 3+ and showing at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm.

All Weekend

It's Mexican Children's Day at the Museum of Childhood - 
Every year in Mexico on 30 April the hustle and bustle of the streets and daily worries are put on pause to give way to games and the sound of children's laughter. This year the V&A Museum of Childhood and The Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom, with the support of Wahaca, are celebrating Mexican Children's Day with a range of family activities and lots of fun!There are free, drop in activities all day including pinata making, storytelling, face painting and much more.

The fair is in town all weekend at Victoria Park in Finchley.

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