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North London Mum's Weekend Round-Up -1 and 2 March 2014

Enjoy the weekend with lots of different and unusual events on for families,from sciencetastic events at the British Library to a Russian festival in Trafalgar Square.
Activities galore at the Roald Dahl Museum

All weekend

This weekend, the Cutty Sark is holding "Family Fun Whatever the Weather". Under 5's can join the Cutty Sark's storyteller for tales of wind, waves and getting wet, while you stay warm and dry inside the ship. On Sunday, over 5's can meet Captain Woodget, Cutty Sark’s longest serving master to learn about life on board the famous tea clipper.  Check the website for timings. 

"Give it a Go" also kicks off this weekend. Give it a Go is a North London sports campaign that aims to support more people having a go at sport in Waltham Forest, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. Local sports organisations will be organising free sports provision for people of all ages and abilities. The project is a great opportunity for people to try a new sport or activity or rediscover one they once loved - all for free! There's something on offer to suit everyone's interests with over 40 different free activities on offer across North London. Visit the website to find activities near you. 

This weekend is also the Real Food Market at the Southbank offering a delicious range of sustainably and ethically produced food across 40 carefully selected stalls. 11 to 8pm on Saturday and 12 to 6pm on Sunday.

Saturday 1 March 

Mrs Bubbles and The Teddy Bear's picnic is the Saturday morning show at Lauderdale House. Join Mrs Bubbles on her magical stroll through the park. It’s a lovely sunny day; she has her blanket, her book and her picnic … what could possibly go wrong? Bring your own teddy bear to join in the picnic.

Discover Dahl's Archives at the Roald Dahl Museum this Saturday. For children 10+ years: a behind-the-scenes look at our archive store which houses Roald Dahl’s manuscripts and letters, with the museum Collections manager and archivist. Sessions at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.
The British Library is holding a Sciencetastic Family Discovery Day from midday to 4pm. This promises to be a huge day of FREE and fabulous science activities. Make, see, touch, sign, experiment, watch and laugh.  This event is fully accessible for families with deaf children and parents, but all families are welcome.

Activities include:
The Science Museum Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Show at 12.30 and 14.30
Beautiful Science ten minute tour (with BSL interpreter) at 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00.
Drop in activities from The October Gallery, The British Postal Museum and Archive, The Science Museum, The Grant Museum (from 14,00 – 16,00), Camden Family Learning and the University of Bath!  Plus the event is supported by a number of organisations who support the deaf community offering information and even more activities!!

Sunday 2 March

This weekend is the culmination of the Russian week- with Festival Maslenitsa, in Trafalgar Square from 1.30 to 7pm.

Comedy Club for kids is running at the Jacksons Lane Theatre. Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old. With the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits! Shows at 12pm and 3pm.

The London Jewish Cultural Centre is running a drumming workshop for children aged 8 to 11 years, from 2pm- 4pm. The workshop will be harnessing the power of African Drums in a unique workshop which will include transforming household objects like plastic bottles and cans into shakers, drums and maracas creating a junk orchestra.

The Arts Depot has 3 performances of Jack and the Beanstalk. Fee Fi Fo Fum! Expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. Features giant shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver, and a big leafy explosion!

JW3 has Imagination Station- Family Music time for the Under 5's at 10.30. The session is an original and exciting music and movement session for adults and children using instruments and specially selected equipment. From a fibre-optic space scene to a thrilling underwater expedition, you’ll all really enjoy our cutting-edge adventure musical activities.

More activities at the Roald Dahl Museum, with a Crodscolloping Chocolate Decorating workshops at 11.30am, 1pm, and 2.30p for children 4+ years. Join the chef from Cafe Twit, to decorate your own crodscolloping chocolate bar with glumptious goodies and tasty surprises. £5 per participant.

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