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Cutty Sark teas-off for its 150th

Cutty Sark: two words that instantly convey adventure, stealth, the open sea and the might of British engineering. One of London’s most treasured landmarks, the Cutty Sark is turning a grand 150 years young, and to celebrate, the Greenwich museum has laid on some very merry birthday celebrations. So, batten down the hatches, and check…

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Things to do with the kids this half term in London

Believe it or not, the February half term is coming up already. Don’t panic. Here’s a roundup of some fun activities for the kids over the half term in London, including museum events for budding scientists, architects and eco-warriors, Valentine’s activities, some arty entertainment, Shakespeare for younger audiences and opera for the teens. Hopefully, this…

Cultured Kids, Culture for Kids,

CULTURED KIDS #36

Well, hello 2019, and welcome to the first edition of CULTURED KIDS this year, co-hosted with the marvelous Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. Cultured Kids is a virtual space where we share articles on all things cultural every two weeks, for kids around the world. Check the articles below for fun and informative posts from other bloggers on…

Circus 1903, Southbank, review

Circus 1903 | Royal Festival Hall

Please don’t send in the clowns, I whispered to myself as I took a seat at the Royal Festival Hall last night to watch Circus 1903. And here’s the great news: there wasn’t a single Krusty, Bozo or Grimaldi in this funny, sensual and gravity-defying showstopper. What you get instead is a big top serving…

Cultured Kids, Culture for Kids,

CULTUREDKIDS #31

Welcome to our October edition of Cultured Kids, co-hosted with the superlatively cultured Catherine at Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. Cultured Kids is a virtual space where we share articles on all things cultural every two weeks, for kids around the world. Check the articles below for fun and informative posts from other bloggers on theatre, museums,…

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10 children’s books set in London

As a young Parisienne,  I would dream of floating across the Channel to London’s rooftops in the company of a sooty Bert and his Mary Poppins. Pan and Tinker Bell would whisk me over to Big Ben in the blink of a sleepy eye, and for breakfast, I would make marmalade sandwiches with Paddington Bear….

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