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What's On this Weekend 8/9 September

What's on this weekend? Plan your family weekend with the kids with our round up of what's on in London 8th–9th September

We have heaps and heaps of inspiration for things to do in London this weekend. The following events are all a&u recommended and should be on any parents' radar! Click on the headers and links for more info and to book:   

I Object at the British Museum

From a banknote with hidden rude words to satirical Turkish shadow puppets, Ian Hislop has hand-picked a treasure trove of forgotten objects. Sounds fascinating for older kids. Opens today! Tickets: £10 adults, U16s go free. 

ian hislop I object british museum

Eye object: Ian Hislop searches for dissent. © 2018 British Museum

Penguin at the Lyric Hammersmith

Ben is delighted when he rips open his present. Inside is a penguin. Will penguin ever speak? And when he does, was it really worth the wait? Based on the book by Polly Dunbar. This Saturday at 11am and 1pm. Recommend for ages 2–7.

penguin lyric hammersmith

SYLVIA at the Old Vic

Catch this musical collaboration with Sadler's Wells and ZooNation celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst this month at the Old Vic. Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement. Suitable for ages 10+. Tickets: £12–£45. The show runs until 22nd September.

sylvia old vic 

Emotional States Family Workshop at Somerset House

Parents and children are invited to 'remix' their emotions through design and playful investigations this Sunday at Somerset House. Use your fondest memories, as well as colours, paper and other materials, to build your own miniature installation or emotive object. Sessions at 11.30am and 12.30pm. Suitable for ages 5–11. Tickets: £25.50 per combined adult/child ticket. (Part of London Design Biennale 2018.)

emotional state somerset house 

© 2018 Somerset House Trust

Judith Kerr: The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the RA

As part of the Festival of Ideas, author and illustrator Judith Kerr talks about her life, work and her escape from Nazi Germany with writer, critic and broadcaster, Francine Stock. Recommended for ages 5+. Tickets: £10 adults, £5 concs. 

the tiger who came to tea judith kerr RA

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