Monday, June 18, 2012

London 2012 Festival - Cultural Olympics

Here are just a few of the many events from 21 June to 9 September which are suitable for children.  To see the full list and booking details  go to

The Caucus Race: Join Alice and other Wonderland characters in the famous race where everybody wins!  Free.  8 July Merton Fields, Oxford.

aMAZEme Marcos Saboya creates an installation featuring a maze made up of thousands of books, taking inspiration from Jose Luis Borges.  free. 31 July-24 August.  Southbank Centre, London

Alan Ayckbourn - The Boy Who Fell Into A Book.  An out of this world detective adventure in which avid reader Kevin chases Rockfast Slim though every book on the shelf.  18 July - 28 July Soho Theatre, London

Bee Detective - Tin Bath Theatre Company.  A spectacle with animation, vibrations and waggle dancing for young audiences.  As part of Unlimited.  23-24 June, Cardiff; 13 -15 July Alnwick Garden Northumberland, 31 August - 2 September Southbank Centre London

CROW - Handspring UK.  Award-winning Handspring Puppet Company UK gives Ted Hughes' CROW poems new life, co-commissioned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, as part of Greenwich/Docklands International Festival.  18June - 7 July.  The Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance, Greenwich

KidsWeek in the West End.  Events, prizes, super theatre workshops and free tickets to London's best shows.  Whole of August (so unsure why it is called a week!).  West End Theatres, London

In a Pickle - Oily Cart.  A journey for children aged 2-4 through Shakespeare's landscapes.  19-23 June Stratford Circus, London 27 -30 June, Northern Stage, Newcastle

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