Thursday, 3 January 2013

Lambeth - What's on for the family - January 5th-6th 2013

Happy New Year! Hope the first few days of this new year have been good. I'm back to work next week after a long maternity leave! Scary stuff.

However, lets see what we can do at the weekend:

SATURDAY (5th January)

Staying local, let the kids learn a bit about nature at the Brockwell Park Community greenhouses with the Saturday Morning Nature Explorers. Aimed at 7 to 12 year old, it runs from 10am to 12pm and cost £2  a child.

The Brockwell Park Greenhouses are located not far from the cafe on the top of the hill in Brockwell Park. Buses to the main park entrance at Herne Hill include  3, 196, 322, 68 and 37. You can also catch the overground to Herne Hill.

If you don't mind a little bit of a journey, head to the Victoria and Albert Museum for another chance to see performances from the Nutcracker It can be viewed in the lecture theatre at 11am, 1pm or 3pm.

The number 345 bus will take you to South Kensington; alternatively take the train or tube to Victoria and catch the District Line.

SUNDAY (6th January) 


Take a trip to the West End and make a collage mask at the Photographer's Gallery. The family workshop runs from 2pm to 5pm.

The gallery is located at 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, W1F 7LW, near Oxford Circus. Buses to the area include the 88, 137, 159 and 3.

Heading to London's East End, visit the Geoffrye Museum and join in the farewell to Christmas festivities including making Epiphany puppets. The workshop runs from 1:30 to 3:30pm.

Hop on the number 35 bus to Shoreditch. The museum is a five minute walk from there.

And finally, celebrate Twelfth Night outside Shakespeare's Globe, when the Holly man (the winter guise of the Green man) arrives on a boat up the Thames and toasts the people, the river and the Globe. The Bankside Mummers then perform a play. Head to the front of the globe for 2:45pm.
The Holly man arrives!

To get to Bankside on bus, the 45 which passes through Brixton stops at Blackfriars Bridge Road. Alternatively, there is always the tube to Southwark.

Enjoy taking the decorations down and have a lovely weekend!

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