Kensington Mums Fit Club
every Saturday, 10.30am – 11.30am
More details on our blog: Kensington Mums’ Social Events this August and September.
Miniversity Halloween Half Term Holiday Camp
Monday 27th – Friday 31st October 2014
Chelsea Academy, Lots Road SW10 0AB
Open to kids aged from 4 to 12 years old, this ICT-based half term camp is run on a university theme written especially for children. Each day is based around a different subject that you might study at university – for example, ‘architect for a day’. Kids will put together a presentation based around these themes; older children will also search for universities that offer degrees related to the theme to include in their presentation.
Learning is done in the morning (3 x sessions) with a show (to the other children) featuring all the presentations held each afternoon. At the end of each day there is a prize giving where children can win stickers, mini pops, USBs and the main prize of a graduate trophy!
The timetable is as follows:
The holiday camp costs £50 per day or £230 for the full week. A standard day runs from 9am to 3pm, although extended hours (8am to 5pm) are also available.
To reserve a place and for further info, please email study@
28th – 30th October 2014
Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, W12 8LJ
This autumn half-term, the story-telling festival STORYSTOCK – aimed at primary school children aged 3 to 11 years old – returns to the Bush Theatre; last year saw over 2,000 visitors during the festival’s run!
This year will once again see three busy days of activities – there’s Michael Morpurgo Day (28th October) which will include a performance by Michael Morpurgo himself; The Big Draw Day (29th October) with Q&A sessions with author Judith Kerr (The Tiger Who Came To Tea), author and illustrator Lauren Child (Charlie and Lola) and Jeanne Willis (Supercat); and Adventure Day (30th October) with Jan Blake reading her Anansi stories – amongst many other activities and events. Please do see the STORYSTOCK website for full details of the jam-packed schedule!
Tickets cost £4 to £16 and can be booked online.
Embarko Repuglia Dating Night
6.30pm – 9pm, Thursday 6th November 2014
Embargo Republica, 533 Kings Road, SW10 0TZ
Enjoy a dating night with a difference – one with your canine companion! Find out more: A dating night with a twist at Embargo Republica, 6th November.
European Doctors Orchestra Concert
3pm, Sunday 16th November 2014
Cadogan Hall, SW1X 9DQ
The European Doctors Orchestra returns to Cadogan Hall in November, celebrating its own 10th anniversary along with Cadogan Hall’s. With Elizabeth Wallfisch, its Patron, as soloist in the Brahms’ dramatic Violin Concerto, the programme opens with Sibelius’ Finlandia, a celebration of his homeland, and ends with Tchaikovsky’s last symphony, the Pathétique.
The European Doctors Orchestra is an orchestra of doctors from across Europe, performing and delighting audiences in London, Birmingham, Berlin, The Sage: Gateshead, Oslo, Edinburgh, Poznan, Verona, Budapest and Bucharest, whilst making money for local medical charities. Following its recent performance in Birmingham it was said of the orchestra that ‘although they’re all amateur musicians, the sounds they produce are anything but amateur!’
Profits from ticket sales from this concert will go to support the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity which is fundraising to purchase a surgical table for the new hybrid operating theatre at the Brompton Hospital.
Tickets cost £25, £20, £15 for adults, and £10 for children under 16. Tickets can be bought online or by calling the box office on 020 7730 4500.
Concordia Voices – “For the Fallen”
7.30pm, Saturday 22nd November 2014
St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, SW3 6NH
Conducted by William Petter and with accompanist Paul Ayres, the amateur chamber choir Concordia Voices presents the concert “For The Fallen” which will feature Duruflé’s Requiem and other works by Elgar, Leighton and Ireland.
Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions) on the door or £10 (£8 concessions) in advance. Tickets may be booked by emailing email@example.com.
World Child Cancer’s Christmas Carol Service
7.30pm, Thursday 4th December 2014
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ
World Child Cancer will be hosting a Christmas Carol Service which will feature musical performances by the amazing Dulwich College Chapel Choir. Those attending the service will include World Child Cancer patrons and special guests including actress Susannah Harker. All guests will be provided with mince pies, kindly donated by Harrods, and either soft drinks or wine after the concert.
World Child Cancer is a small local charity that works to support children in low and middle income countries who are suffering from cancer, helping improve their cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.
Designer Sales UK Christmas Sample Sale
12pm – 6pm, Friday 5th & 12pm – 5pm, Saturday 6th December 2014
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE
Tickets cost £2 (£1 concessions) and can be bought on the door. VIP tickets – which let you into the sale an hour early, with a glass of bubbly and a goodie bag to keep – can be bought online.
Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th December 2014
Opening Times: Friday – 10am-8pm; Saturday – 10am-6pm; Sunday – 12pm-5pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE
The 2nd annual Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair returns this year bigger and better. This now three day weekend shopping event is ideal for the last minute Christmas shopper who wants something unique not found anywhere else. This popular gift fair will bring together a unique group of over 60 quality exhibitors under one roof, selling quality fashion, jewellery, childrenswear, homeware, and yummy food & drink. FREE Prize raffle for all who attend – £700 worth of prizes! Also FREE photo framing workshop for kids and FREE professional portrait courtesy of Image Thirst Family Photography.
So bring your Christmas shopping list and do all your Christmas shopping in one go! See event website for full up to date details of this exciting event.
Admission is £3. (Part of the proceeds go to the children’s charity Make-A-Wish Foundation)