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Feb
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Alexander Calder at Tate Modern @ Tate Modern
Feb 7 all-day
Alexander Calder at Tate Modern @ Tate Modern  | London | United Kingdom

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

 Tate Modern: Exhibition
11 November 20153 April 2016

American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects.

 

Free for Tate Members
Adult £18.00 (without donation £16.30)
Concession £16.00 (without donation £14.50)
Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid
No booking fee on this exhibition
Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian).

Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12-18 years) by telephone or in the gallery.

Tickets can be booked 8 hours or more in advance online, and at least 24 hours or more in advance by telephone +44 (0)20 7887 8888.

Beauty & The Beast @ Polka Theatre
Feb 7 all-day
Beauty & The Beast @ Polka Theatre  | London | United Kingdom

Meet two sisters who couldn’t be more different. Cassandra is as feisty as Belle is timid, but when their father is threatened by a fearsome Beast, it is Belle who comes to the rescue. Follow her brave adventure to the Beast’s mysterious castle where Belle must discover the true meaning of beauty.

As their story unfolds, Belle and the Beast strike up a friendship and soon the castle chimes to the sound of laughter and music. But can Belle set her prince free from a beastly curse?

The enchanting children’s classic comes to life this winter in an exhilarating Polka show brimming with adventure, music, magic and mystery.

Main Theatre
Running time  110 minutes (including interval)

BSL Performance Sat 9 Jan, 11am

This show is suitable for children aged 6 – 12
AGE POLICY: Children younger than 6 will only be admitted to performances marked All Ages Welcome

Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglmore @ Unicorn Theatre
Feb 7 all-day
Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglmore @ Unicorn Theatre | London | United Kingdom

Where is Jeramee? Where did all this sand come from? Will Oooglemore ever do as he’s told?

Delivered with wit, impeccable timing and plenty of clowning around, this show, directed by Tim Crouch (I, Malvolio, international touring; An Oak Tree at the National Theatre) and written by Gary Owen (Iphigenia in Splott, National Theatre; Violence and Son, Royal Court), is a surprising and surreal encounter with three people who have a lot to say – and only three words with which to say it.

Performances for adults: 23 Feb, 25 Feb & 9 Mar at 7pm

Age guide: 3+
Duration: Approx 50 mins

Minotaur @ Unicorn Theatre
Feb 7 all-day
Minotaur @ Unicorn Theatre | London | United Kingdom

In Crete, in an impossible labyrinth, lives a fearsome and lonely beast with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Only his sister Ariadne cares for him, and she dreams of setting them both free from the rule of their selfish father, the King.

But when Ariadne sees her chance to escape, she makes a terrible pact with the enemy’s son that will change everyone’s future for better or for worse.

This playful, clever retelling of the well known Greek myth will be an action-packed treat from the writer of the Unicorn’s highly successful 2013 Christmas show, Cinderella: A Fairytale.

Age guide: 8+

Running time: Approx 1 hr 15 mins

Science Museum – Cosmonauts @ Science Museum
Feb 7 all-day
Science Museum - Cosmonauts @ Science Museum  | London | United Kingdom

In 1957 Russia launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into space and just four years later sent the first ever human – Yuri Gagarin. Discover the dramatic story of how Russia turned the dream of space travel into a reality and became the first nation to explore space in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age will reveal the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK, including:

  • Vostok 6: the capsule flown by Valentina Tereshkova, the first ever woman in space
  • Voskhod 1: the capsule used on the first mission to carry more than one crew member
  • LK-3 Lunar Lander: a single cosmonaut craft built to compete with Apollo
  • a collection of gadgets that cosmonauts – and pioneering space dogs – need to live in space, including a shower, toilet, medical instruments and survival kits for crash landings.

Explore the historical, cultural and spiritual context of Russian space travel, shaped especially by the turbulent early decades of the twentieth century. See poignant testimonies and memorabilia belonging to some of the biggest names in spaceflight and discover the deeply personal stories of the pioneers who kick-started the space age.

Triplicity
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“This is a superbly balanced trio and each member deserves credit” The Jazz Man Jim Rattigan is one of the UK’s foremost jazz french horn performers. He has performed all over the world as a jazz soloist and band member. In 2014 he recorded his most recent album Triplicity, the album that forms the basis of his Omnibus performance. For this gig, Jim will be joined by violinist John Garner and pianist Liam Noble. Liam Noble After studying music at Oxford University, and jazz at the Guildhall in London, Liam Noble started to build a reputation of note playing with Stan Sulzmann, Anita Wardell, John Stevens and Harry Beckett. His first CD, a solo entitled “Close Your Eyes” was released in 1994, and contained a mix of standards, originals and improvisations. This mixture of approaches has characterized his music ever since. His newest recording is a solo CD, due for release in early 2015 on Basho Records, which features an eclectic mix of improvisations, as well as versions of music by Edward Elgar, Joe Zawinul and Rodgers and Hammerstein. John Garner Driven by a desire to push the boundaries of the violin, John Garner pursues numerous avenues in his music-making. John has performed to scores of audiences all over the world, in celebrated venues including London’s Wigmore Hall, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Synagogue of Novi Sad and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. He appears regularly with groups including The Hot Club Ensemble, live-electronica outfit Meraki, and The Guastalla Quartet. jimrattigan.com | john-garner.info | liamnoble.co.uk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vePTWZSBWxE

Feb
8
Mon
After School Clubs @ Orleans House Gallery
Feb 8 all-day

Exciting weekly workshops offer budding young artists the opportunity to explore a broad range of artistic media and practice with our experienced gallery artists. Each term brings a varied selection of projects which are explored in group sizes of no more than sixteen, allowing participants to try more messy and adventurous media than may be possible at school.

Often taking inspiration from Gallery exhibitions or the work of other artists, our Art Club members benefit from being given creative opportunities in a relaxing and inspiring environment.

How to take part
Spring Term Art Clubs take place from the week beginning 11 January until the week beginning 21 March, with a week off for half term in the week beginning 15 February.

This is a 10 week term costing £100.

Alexander Calder at Tate Modern @ Tate Modern
Feb 8 all-day
Alexander Calder at Tate Modern @ Tate Modern  | London | United Kingdom

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture

 Tate Modern: Exhibition
11 November 20153 April 2016

American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects.

 

Free for Tate Members
Adult £18.00 (without donation £16.30)
Concession £16.00 (without donation £14.50)
Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid
No booking fee on this exhibition
Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian).

Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12-18 years) by telephone or in the gallery.

Tickets can be booked 8 hours or more in advance online, and at least 24 hours or more in advance by telephone +44 (0)20 7887 8888.

Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglmore @ Unicorn Theatre
Feb 8 all-day
Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglmore @ Unicorn Theatre | London | United Kingdom

Where is Jeramee? Where did all this sand come from? Will Oooglemore ever do as he’s told?

Delivered with wit, impeccable timing and plenty of clowning around, this show, directed by Tim Crouch (I, Malvolio, international touring; An Oak Tree at the National Theatre) and written by Gary Owen (Iphigenia in Splott, National Theatre; Violence and Son, Royal Court), is a surprising and surreal encounter with three people who have a lot to say – and only three words with which to say it.

Performances for adults: 23 Feb, 25 Feb & 9 Mar at 7pm

Age guide: 3+
Duration: Approx 50 mins

Minotaur @ Unicorn Theatre
Feb 8 all-day
Minotaur @ Unicorn Theatre | London | United Kingdom

In Crete, in an impossible labyrinth, lives a fearsome and lonely beast with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Only his sister Ariadne cares for him, and she dreams of setting them both free from the rule of their selfish father, the King.

But when Ariadne sees her chance to escape, she makes a terrible pact with the enemy’s son that will change everyone’s future for better or for worse.

This playful, clever retelling of the well known Greek myth will be an action-packed treat from the writer of the Unicorn’s highly successful 2013 Christmas show, Cinderella: A Fairytale.

Age guide: 8+

Running time: Approx 1 hr 15 mins

Musical Buds lessons @ St. Barnabas Clapham Common
Feb 8 all-day
Musical Buds lessons @ St. Barnabas Clapham Common | London | United Kingdom

Musical Buds recorder and early years music lessons are based on the Suzuki method and provide an excellent musical foundation for children aged 3+ in the Clapham area.

Science Museum – Cosmonauts @ Science Museum
Feb 8 all-day
Science Museum - Cosmonauts @ Science Museum  | London | United Kingdom

In 1957 Russia launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into space and just four years later sent the first ever human – Yuri Gagarin. Discover the dramatic story of how Russia turned the dream of space travel into a reality and became the first nation to explore space in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition.

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age will reveal the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK, including:

  • Vostok 6: the capsule flown by Valentina Tereshkova, the first ever woman in space
  • Voskhod 1: the capsule used on the first mission to carry more than one crew member
  • LK-3 Lunar Lander: a single cosmonaut craft built to compete with Apollo
  • a collection of gadgets that cosmonauts – and pioneering space dogs – need to live in space, including a shower, toilet, medical instruments and survival kits for crash landings.

Explore the historical, cultural and spiritual context of Russian space travel, shaped especially by the turbulent early decades of the twentieth century. See poignant testimonies and memorabilia belonging to some of the biggest names in spaceflight and discover the deeply personal stories of the pioneers who kick-started the space age.

Tin Pan Annie Music classes @ St Luke's Church
Feb 8 all-day
Tin Pan Annie Music classes @ St Luke's Church  | London | United Kingdom

Fabulous fun-filled music classes accompanied by guitar with props, puppets, pictures story, percussion, bubbles and excellent live music.
9.30 – 14 months – 2 year olds
10.10 –  babies
10.50 – 2 years and up
See website for other days and venues
free trial

Tumble Tots @ Broomwood Church Hall
Feb 8 all-day
Tumble Tots @ Broomwood Church Hall | London | United Kingdom

TUMBLE TOTS, the country’s leading physical play programme from 6 months to 5 years, is offering £10 off classes during January!!

Designed to develop children’s physical skills of agility, balance, co-ordination and climbing along with songs and rhymes through the use of brightly coloured Tumble Tots equipment.

The programme is structured to develop children’s positive personality traits including confidence and self-esteem.

Each 45-minute weekly session combines fun, excitement and challenge in a safe and caring environment. All sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child. It is structured according to the different ages and stages of a child’s development.

We would love to hear from you so please contact us and join in the fun!

Classes run at this location every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during term time.

Contact julia.forrest@tumbletots.com or call on 020 8464 4433 or visit our website at http://www.tumbletots.com

Discovering historic replica costume with Esther Dean, award-winning designer @ Fulham Palace
Feb 8 all-day
Discovering historic replica costume with Esther Dean, award-winning designer @ Fulham Palace

Join Esther Dean, BAFTA winner and distinguished costume designer and for this talk about the Palace’s fascinating costume collection, which includes both authentic copies and antique theatrical costume. Attendees will be able to examine the clothing up close and dress up. Booking recommended. Jessie Mylne Education centre

Mini Yoga – Yoga for 4-8 year olds, Local Motion @ Local Motion
Feb 8 @ 4:15 am – 4:45 am
Mini Yoga - Yoga for 4-8 year olds, Local Motion @ Local Motion | London | United Kingdom

Yoga for children aged 4-8 years. We use imagination, storytelling, fun and music to teach the fundamentals of Hatha yoga.

GymBabes @ Broomwood Church Hall
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am
GymBabes @ Broomwood Church Hall | London | United Kingdom

We now have vacancies in our fabulous Gymbabes classes on Mondays at 9.30am or Thursdays at 11.30am so hurry to book your place! Gymbabes is from 6 months to walking confidently and is great fun so contact Julia at julia.forrest@tumbletots.com, call
0208 464 4433 or visit our website at www.tumbletots.com for more information and to book a trial class.

Little Larks Crafts @ Skylark
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Drop in or book ahead for our weekly pre-schooler craft sessions.
Three fun activities to stimulate little imaginations, plus a colouring table.
Price includes a healthy snack and juice served at 10.45.
Sessions are designed for parent or carer and child to enjoy together, please supervise your little one at all times.

Tin Pan Annie Music for babies & toddlers @ St Lukes Church Hall
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Tin Pan Annie Music for babies & toddlers @ St Lukes Church Hall | London | United Kingdom

Fabulous fun-filled live music classes accompanied by guitar and run by pre-school music education expert of 21 years, with songs, rhymes, percussion, stories, props & bubbles. Come for a free trial. Drop in classes available. Age appropriate classes for babies, toddlers and over 2s

Monkey Music @ St Barnabas Church
Feb 8 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Music @ St Barnabas Church | London | United Kingdom

Fun music classes for babies from 3 months to 4 years in age-specific classes. Lots of instruments, colourful props and sensory experiences.

Monkey Music @ Trinity Road Chapel
Feb 8 @ 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Music @ Trinity Road Chapel  | London | United Kingdom

Fun music classes for babies from 3 months to 4 years in age-specific classes. Lots of instruments, colourful props and sensory experiences.

Body Back After Baby – specialist Postnatal exercise class. @ Balham Baptist Upper Hall - dance studio
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The only weight management programme designed specifically for Postnatal Mums! Getting back into shape after you have had you baby is easier said than done. This course is a unique opportunity for you to regain your pre-pregnancy figure. We will ensure that you lose weight safely and effectively whilst aiming to boost health and nutrition for you and your baby. The class includes monitoring tools, nutrition advice as well as cardiovascular and strength exercises designed to optimise weight loss and fitness goals. Our timetable includes varying styles of Body back class to include circuits, aerobics and low impact routines, giving you more variety and the ability to vary your classes to suit you. Evening classes are designed to be more advanced and without babies. Includes monitoring & nutritional advice (please note additional times may be scheduled to attend this service), weekly emails and personalised programmes. Baby Zones provided in day time classes. Also note that it doesn’t matter whether your baby is 2 months or 20 years – the issues we face as mums in terms of fitness and weight loss goals is exactly the same and any mum is very welcome to this class.

Mini Yoga – Yoga for pre-schoolers, It’s a Kid’s Thing @ It's a Kid's Thing
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Mini Yoga - Yoga for pre-schoolers, It's a Kid's Thing @ It's a Kid's Thing | London | United Kingdom

Yoga classes for pre-schoolers aged 2.5 years upwards. Fun for Mum and child with stories, music, props and fun incorporating the fundamentals of Hatha yoga.

Mini Yoga for Pre-Schoolers in Earlsfield @ Eddie Catz, Earlsfield
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Mini Yoga for Pre-Schoolers in Earlsfield @ Eddie Catz, Earlsfield | London | United Kingdom

Come and join Mini Yoga for a fun, yoga inspired class incorporating music, props and stories which will capture your little ones imagination. Suitable for pre-schoolers from 2.5 years upwards. First class is free so come along and give it a try!

Monkey Music @ The County Arms
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Monkey Music @ The County Arms | London | United Kingdom

Fun music classes for babies from 3 months to 4 years in age-specific classes. Lots of instruments, colourful props and sensory experiences.

Nature Neighbours Outdoor Playgroup @ Hounslow Heath
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Neighbours Outdoor Playgroup @ Hounslow Heath | Hounslow | United Kingdom

This Winter get outside and join us at our outdoor playgroup on Hounslow Heath.

Nature Neighbours is an opportunity for children aged four and under and their grown ups to enjoy being outside, playing, learning and making new friends.

Each week our Leaders will prepare outdoor play activities for you and your child to enjoy together at our specially agreed site.

Sessions are led by Heidi and Grace who are qualified teachers, Forest School Leaders and 1st aiders. You and your children will be in expert hands for our morning together.

Who is welcome?
We welcome all children under five. Your children will need to be supervised by you at all times. For this reason, we do not suggest you bring any more than two children and a baby per adult.
*our 1/2 term session on 17th February is open to school aged brothers and sisters

What shall we wear?
Dress for the outdoors. Wrap up warm and wear study boots.

Cost
£1 per family payable on arrival.
Including:
Snacks and hot drinks for everyone
Waterproof over trousers for children

Book your space online in advance.

For more information contact Heidi heidi@naturelinks.co.uk

This project is possible thanks to funding from the Near Neighbours Grant.

Babies and crawlers playgroup @ St michaels church (main entrance)
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Friendly playgroup for parents and babies up to around 18 months. £2 – tea / coffee/ biscuits provided

Hartbeeps Music class – Baby Beeps @ The Jam Tree
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Hartbeeps Music class - Baby Beeps @ The Jam Tree | London | United Kingdom

Hartbeeps Baby Beeps – sitting to walking

At Hartbeeps, we put your child at the heart of our magical, musical adventures. We offer original and super fun sensory and developmental baby, toddler and pre-school classes, all set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies. We take you and your little one on a sound journey and bring the story to life with funky puppets, fun props and sparkly parachutes that you won’t see anywhere else!
Term times – please check website

Pray, Play and Tumble @ St Bede's Church, Thornton Rd SW12 0LF.
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Mondays 10-11.30am Toddler Group “Pray, Play & Tumble” in St Bede’s Church hall. 58 Thornton Rd SW12 0LF. Songs with actions and a Bible story, followed by tea and coffee, play, art and a session in the soft play room!

Animal Story Time at Battersea Zoo! @ Battersea Park Children's Zoo
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Each Monday throughout January & February animal loving toddlers (with accompanying grown ups!) can come and listen to a small, furry animal story (with maybe a couple of cool reptile ones too!). AND get the opportunity to meet the real life characters! There’s colouring-in fun too! The fun starts at 11am. Usual entrance fees apply, activity is free.

Hartbeeps Music Class – Baby Bells @ The Jam Tree
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Hartbeeps Music Class - Baby Bells @ The Jam Tree | London | United Kingdom

Hartbeeps Baby Bells – 6 weeks to sitting

At Hartbeeps, we put your child at the heart of our magical, musical adventures. We offer original and super fun sensory and developmental baby, toddler and pre-school classes, all set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies. We take you and your little one on a sound journey and bring the story to life with funky puppets, fun props and sparkly parachutes that you won’t see anywhere else!
Term times – please check website

French Fun & Games @ KidsZone / KidsFusion
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
French Fun & Games @ KidsZone / KidsFusion | London | United Kingdom

Introducing French to your petit garçon et fille, our French tutor will make learning French fun, with lots of singing and dancing. Parents can join in on the fun too!

Monkey Music @ Balham Leisure Centre
Feb 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Monkey Music @ Balham Leisure Centre | London | United Kingdom

Fun music classes for babies from 3 months to 4 years in age-specific classes. Lots of instruments, colourful props and sensory experiences.

Monkey Music at Balham Leisure Centre @ Balham Leisure Centre
Feb 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Monkey Music at Balham Leisure Centre @ Balham Leisure Centre | London | United Kingdom

Fun music classes for babies from 3 months to 4 years in age-specific sessions. Lots of instruments, colourful props and sensory experiences.

Tempo Tots – Teddington @ St John Ambulance, 26 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 OAQ
Feb 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Tempo Tots - Teddington @ St John Ambulance, 26 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 OAQ

Live interactive music making fun from 3 months to 4 years! Free trial to all newcomers.

Posture, Pelvis and Prams @ The Train Station Gym
Feb 8 @ 2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
We are a small, friendly local gym catering to all fitness levels.
These sessions concentrate on rehab for the postnatal client which is infrequently talked about and yet is a very important component for the new mum’s health and sense of well being after having a baby. 
There are also Yummy Mummies sessions too!
Please bring along your new baby! 
Free parking available.
Mini Yoga After School Club for 4-8 years @ Local Motion
Feb 8 @ 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Mini Yoga After School Club for 4-8 years @ Local Motion | London | United Kingdom

Come and join Mini Yoga for a fun, yoga inspired class incorporating music, props and stories which will capture your little one’s imagination. Suitable for children from 4-8 years. First class is free so come along and give it a try!

2nd baby preparation class, The Baby Care Company, 1-2 year gap @ Off Northcote Road, SW11
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2nd baby preparation class, The Baby Care Company, 1-2 year gap @ Off Northcote Road, SW11

I run 2nd baby preparation classes to get you ready for life with your 2nd baby. Grouped by age gap so you meet fellow mums to form a social group in the same position, we go through ways of coping with 2 at mealtimes, bed and bath time, how to feed your baby and entertain your older one, and a reminder of newborn care – looking in particular at sleep and routines and feeding
Evening dates coming up are below (with later ones up to July 2016 on my website) and 1-2-1 classes are also available if you’d prefer.
I’d be delighted to answer any questions info@thebabycarecompany.co.uk 07968 187998 or help check which class would be best to come to.
8th Feb 1-2 year gap
10th Feb 2-3year gap
23rd Feb 3yr+ gap
Some recent feedback and photo from a class this week
“A lovely class and great refresher course. Great to meet other mums with same questions/worries. Some great practical tips for 2.” (Tess, Dec 2015)
“Hugely informative and great to go back through having a baby! Esp. liked thinking about bathing/sleep routine” (Rachel, Dec 2015)