Kensington Mums Fit Club
every Saturday, 10.30am – 11.30am
More details on our blog: Kensington Mums’ Social Events this August and September.
Kensington & Fulham Open Studios
10th – 12th and 17th – 19th October 2014
Visit the very spaces where art is created by local artists during Kensington & Fulham Open Studios! 55 participants at over thirty spaces will be taking part – entry to all venues is free. More details at Visit Kensington & Fulham Open Studios this weekend.
MULTIPLIED 2014 – Contemporary Editions Fair
17th – 20th October 2014
Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, SW7 3LD
Taking place during Frieze Week, the fifth edition of the UK’s only art fair dedicated to contemporary prints and editions – MULTIPLIED – features forty of the world’s most esteemed galleries take part. Entry to the fair is free; more details can be found at Contemporary prints and editions fair MULTIPLIED returns to Christie’s South Kensington, 17th – 20th October.
Comedians by Trevor Grifiths
20th – 22nd & 24th October October 2014
Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, King’s Road, SW10 0DR
Starring TV’s John Pickard and standup comedian Gary Colman, this immersive production brings the audience up close and personal into the world of comedy. Set in a secondary school in Manchester at the last evening of a night school course, there’s a comedy agent viewing the graduation performance. Will the budding comedians get on the first wrung of the ladder of fame? What will they be prepared to sacrifice to get there?
Tickets can be booked online – airline-style pricing applies, so the sooner you book, the cheaper it is! (Tickets priced £12, £14 and £16)
Directed by Andrew Richardson, company members: Simon Balcon, Adam Bone, Stephen Christos, Gary Colman, Oliver Hewett, Naveed Shahzad, Craig J Simons, Rick Stupple, John Pickard, produced by Simon Balcon and Jamie Hannon Arts.
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 .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.