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Weekend Round Up - 8th and 9th February



Lots to do this weekend as there is luckily lots of theatre and other indoor activities to ward off the threat of rain. Have a great weekend.

Saturday

Lauderdale House, Highgate is showing Small Fables - A magical shadow puppet performance inspired by the great fables of Aesop and La Fontaine. A rabbit is interrupted every time he tries to sing his song, while a boy who cries wolf gets his comeuppance. 

See Disney's classic Cinderella for £2 on the big screen this Saturday morning at the Barbican at 11am.

The Phoenix Cinema Kids Club also has a classic film as it is showing the 1953 film Peter Pan at 12pm - Wendy Darling enjoys telling her younger siblings Michael and John stories about the mythical Peter Pan. One night, much to everyone's amazement, Peter flies into the Darling nursery and - sprinkling the kids with magic pixie dust - flies off to Never-Never Land with them.

If you've not already done so, take a trip to Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate for the excellent Tales From The Shed - highly entertaining, interactive theatre shows that are perfect for young children. They are informal, lively and amazingly engaging as the performers and audience share the same space - children are always encouraged to make a lot of noise and to make the story happen. We guarantee that every show will be fun, really silly and that there will be plenty of colourful puppets and live songs.10am and 11.30am.

The Museum of Childhood, Hackney celebrates National Storytelling Week - the Story Spinner team will be telling stories from 11-4pm. Bring your favourite book too.

Zabludowicz Collection, Camden has a Families Create Session today - Led by artist Effie Coe, they explore different ideas, materials and processes each week. This week make your own costume and become a character. For ages 3+, FREE, 2pm.

Comedy Club 4 Kids is on at Soho Theatre at 2pm - stand-up comics and sketch acts, performing for kids of 6+ at a time of day they can see it, in venues they can go to, and with jokes without any rude words so they can watch it!

The Story Spinner team will be in the Museum telling their favourite children's stories. Come along and bring your favourite books to share too! - See more at: http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/events-and-activities/national-storytelling-week#sthash.l1khhXGC.dpuf
The Story Spinner team will be in the Museum telling their favourite children's stories. Come along and bring your favourite books to share too! - See more at: http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/events-and-activities/national-storytelling-week#sthash.l1khhXGC.dpuf
The Story Spinner team will be in the Museum telling their favourite children's stories. Come along and bring your favourite books to share too! - See more at: http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/events-and-activities/national-storytelling-week#sthash.l1khhXGC.dpuf
Sunday

Arts Depot, North Finchley is showing Tomten at 11am and 2pm -
On a snowy mid-winter's night Tomten watches over the farm. He visits all the animals, looking into their dreams, and reassuring them it will soon be spring again. An enchanting puppet show about the passing of time, based on the Swedish poem by Viktor Rydberg.
Audiences are invited to stay and meet the puppets afterwards. £9 suitable for ages 3+.


Jacksons Lane Highgate is showing Arthur's Dream Boat (Pictured above) -
One night Arthur has an amazing dream. He can’t wait to tell everyone but no one is interested.
When Arthur’s dream begins to creep into reality, surely his family will start to listen?
A magical and playful children’s show with fun puppets, so enchanting that everyone will want to sail away with Arthur in his dream boat. For ages 2+ showing at 12pm and 3pm.

JW3, Swiss Cottage has Pop: Magic Theatre Performance at 2pm and 4pm -
With his faithful teddy bear and fantastic basket of tricks, Christian Lee is all set for a lovely day at the seaside... until the day takes a turn and things don't quite work out as planned. Join our hapless hero and be astounded in this totally word-free clown and magic show. Mr Bean meets Charlie Chaplin in this mind-blowing feast of illusion, comedy and a MASSIVE balloon! The most fun-filled show for children and families around! Suitable for age 2-102! Especially recommended for ages 3-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £8 adults, £4 children.

The Forge, Camden has storytelling for little ones with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Mr Magnolia - An enchanting session of storytelling and live music! Come and rediscover some of the nation's favourite children's stories and bring them to life with songs and music. A lovely experience for all the family! For children age 2-5, £5. Stay for a great brunch after in the lovely cafe. 

Have a good weekend and do tell us what you get up to @northlondonmums.

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