Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Little 'Green' Animals required

A request from the Green Party in Lambeth (particularly for Queen fans!)
Hi all,
Next Monday (5th March) at 10am former Queen guitarist Brian May will
join Caroline Lucas and our Mayoral candidate Jenny Jones in Battersea Park
to launch our animal manifesto.
We'd like some local Lambeth Green children to dress up as animals to
be included in the photo. I understand that this might be difficult
for children of school age but if anyone is free and could bring their
child that would be great.
We can compensate for travel, will make sure there's fruit and juice and
can even provide costumes if needed. We're trying to arrange a face painter
too. It shouldn't take more than half an hour.
If you're interested, please phone me on 07825511927.
Joe Williams,
Lambeth Greens,
Mayoral Election Press Officer.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Ruby Rhymes rocks!

Last Tuesday we checked out Ruby Rhymes.

From the minute Ruby starts her Tingaling welcome song you can't help smiling and swaying and my friend's little one danced about for the whole session. The group was big when we went which could be overwhelming for little ones but this just highlights how fun and popular this group is.

The Brixton sessions are £5 per family and £3 for unwaged families. and at 10.30am on Tuesdays so they do coincide with Brixton library storytime but the best things are the space, funky catchy tunes and Ruby's enthusiasm. I was also impressed how she remembered so many of the kids' names too. I'll be reviewing Ruby's CD soon which I'm sure we'll be bopping along to as soon as we press play!

There are many Ruby Rhymes sessions across Lambeth.  They all start at 10.30am and last 50 minutes, including an organic juice and rice cake/biccy break.

No enrolment, just turn up and join in!

Monday: Herne Hill United Church, corner of RedPost Hill and Herne Hill, SE24

Tuesday: Trinity Congregational Church, St Matthews Road, Brixton SW2 Small church situated halfway along St Matthews Road, directly opposite Tenants hall. Entrance is on left side of church.

Wednesday: Clapham Youth Centre, 61 Lyham Road, Brixton SW2 5DH (corner of Mauleverer Rd)

Thursdays: Streatham Friends Meeting House,11 Redlands Way, Roupell Estate. Brixton Hill, SW2 3LU.  

The Brix at St Matthews, St Matthew's Church, Brixton hill, SW2 1JF.

Email: rubyrhymes@gmail.com for further information.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Other Fun and Frivolity this Half-Term - Spring 2012

A Festival for Children run By Children!
Expect music, comedy and performance for the young also a Funfair, bingo, something for all ages

Based at Streatham & Clapham High School in South London, they run pottery classes for children aged 6-14 years. The children encouraged to use their own imaginations, as well as being given stimulating ideas for projects involving different techniques. 
Holiday workshop 20-23rd February but they have regular Saturday workshops too!

A little further afield.... Animate a Medieval Tournament and Joust!
I will running Medieval Stop-Frame Animation Workshops at The British Library
(straight up the Victoria Line, just by Euston Station)
Tuesday 14 February         10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 15 February    14.00 - 16.00
Thursday 16 February        10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 16.00
£3 per child, adults free

Places are still available - call the Box Office +44 (0)1937 546 546 
Check out www.sarahvaci.com for future animation workshops!

Half Term Highlights Spring 2012

Half-Term Highlights in Brixton and beyond (also featured on the brilliant BrixtonBlog)

There’s something for everyone this half-term in and around Brixton whether it’s creating fabulous fearsome dragon masks, building robots, playing basketball or a spot of cookery.

Kids City is on daily from Feb 13th-17th at Sudbourne School with a wide range of activities for 3-11yr olds including wacky relays, basketball, building a robot or clubhouse, a fantastic fancy dress party and much, much more!

Head to Brixton Rec for something sporty, where the Kool Crew will be running a range activities for ages 5-11 daily from 8.30am-5.30pm.

Monday 13th Feb
Dragon Crafts
Brixton Library 2.30-4pm all ages welcome and FREE!

Tuesday 14th Feb
Dragon Crafts, Mask Making and Bracelet Making
Brixton Library 10.30-12 – all ages welcome and FREE !

Wednesday 15th Feb
Activities include: Cookery, Drumming, Glee club singing session, Circus skills and more!
The whole day is 10-5pm but feel free to just come for half a day.

Vauxhall City Farm Family
Family drop in sessions 11-4pm
Help feed the hens, hunt for bugs or make a farmyard craft to take home and
there are brilliant peepholes for little ones to see all the wonderful animals.

Thursday 16th Feb
Vauxhall City Farm Family family drop in sessions are on again from 11-4pm

Friday 17th Feb
Dragon Crafts, Mask Making and Bracelet Making all ages welcome and FREE !
Carnegie Library
188 Herne Hill Road  SE24 0AG
10.30 -12 for under 5s
2.30-4pm for everyone

Friday, 3 February 2012

Jumping, climbing, bouncing babies!

This morning I checked out Gymboree in Herne Hill (well, that's more or less Lambeth...?) with junior, unfortunately Level 4 was a little advanced for him (it is definitely for walkers/runners and he's mostly a speedy crawler) but there was certainly plenty going on. Lovely clean climbing frames at a perfect height for little ones, the activities changed every 5 mins or so and there was a great range of music, action, bubbles, climbing, ball and parachute play. We'll be checking out Level 3 on Monday so I'll report more on that then.

As Milo is a most musical man (he even dances to the news jingle on LBC radio) I will be checking out more musical classes ....
Next week I will check out Ruby Rhymes which is only £5 and now on Tuesday mornings at 10.30 at Trinity Congregational Church on St. Matthews Road, Brixton but it is going head-to-head with Brixton Library Storytime which is free so we shall see which will be our Tuesday morning favourite!!

Also I will try and head to Monkey Music in Herne Hill at Herne Hill Baptist Church, Half Moon Lane SE249HU on Thursday morning, I've heard good things about it. It's also on at St Luke's Church, Norwood High St SE270HS in West Norwood on a Monday afternoon.