The Lost Thing at Royal Opera House

Despite having seen it, I still find it tricky to categorise The Lost Thing at Royal Opera House, the  part opera, part musical theatre, part contemporary dance by Candoco Dance Company. Based on the picture book by Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing tells the strange story of when bottle top collector Shaun (Joel Brown) finds a lost, bizarre creature on…

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Museum Mum picks: December 2019

Looking for things to do with kids in London in December 2019? Each month I choose a few of the upcoming cultural events for families that I’m most excited about. London really seems to be upping its Christmas game, and I’m thrilled we’ll have plenty of time off together to make the most of it. I currently have seven cultural…

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Queen’s House Ice Rink in Greenwich

Those of you with teens will know how hard it can be to trick them into spending time with you. So an invite to the press launch of the brand new Queen’s House Ice rink in Greenwich was the perfect excuse to have some mum and daughter time – even if it meant risking humiliating myself with my total lack of…

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Christmas at Waddesdon Manor with kids

A visit to Waddesdon Manor at Christmas will get even the Grinch into a festive stupor. Each year this grand 19th century house, built by banker Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to house his exquisite decorative arts collection, transforms into a winter wonderland. From elaborate music-themed displays to winter light trails and fair, there’s plenty of sparkle, glamour and fun for…

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Museum Mum picks: November 2019

November feels like my perfect month – we have less pressing commitments and can enjoy the routine of everyday life. I’m excited about my first visit to World Travel Market and the seven museum trips currently in the diary and am  hoping to spend time outdoors enjoying autumn’s beautiful colours,. Here’s my pick of the most promising cultural things for…

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