Thursday, 25 August 2011

The Art of Living: last of summer days in London

The National Theatre Square is alive with theatre, fire, circus, juggling, music, dance and street performance for the annual WATCH THIS SPACE free festival of outdoor entertainment for the summer - another reminder of what makes London so special and why we love the Southbank. And there's plenty happening this August bank holiday weekend!

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The Alternative Village Fete sounds like our cup of tea (and there has to be tea and cake!): a riotous Bank Holiday weekend of unconventional artists, cunning craftmakers and alternative produce stalls in a modern urban take on the traditional village fête in the concrete jungle.

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Friday night is the Big Sleepover - it's now sold out, but what a great idea: Theatre Square becomes a giant inner-city campsite for The Big Sleepover. As the campfire blazes and the barbecue crackles, join us to roast marshmallows, have a singsong and tell spooky stories. Then, for a very limited number, there will be the chance to spend the night under canvas on the South Bank; you’ll need to bring a sleeping bag and warm clothes; adventerous kids (age 7+) are welcome in the family sleeping area. You’ll make your own eggcup, fired in a kiln overnight, ready for breakfast. 
If I was a 7 year old I would be so excited to be doing this, though it's not so easy to crawl back to your own bed in the middle of the night when you get the heebie-jeebies, like we always did when we camped out in the back garden!

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WATCH THIS SPACE runs until September 11th, so it gives us some more time to make the most of the rest of the summer holidays before back to school!

It's worth knowing that the Society of London Producers have declared August 12 to September 4 to be Kids Week in the West End: children aged between five and 16 go free to participating theatre shows when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Read more here... 

The Tiger who Came to Tea, recently reviewed as 'thoroughly enchanting and enjoyable! by Nat at Bambino Goodies, is part of the Kids Week event, so go grab some tickets!

This is part of the Art of Living series of posts that bring you all the things we are passionate about and the things we discover in our lives as mamas.

In our Wednesday Woo blog post series we present a selection of things from the Sisters Guild Boutique.

We also have a Monday Makery with ideas for things to make yourself.

And for a glimpse behind the scenes of Sisters Guild we have the A-Z of Sisters Guild here

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