Activities for Kids during the Summer Holidays

The long school holidays are upon us, but with a difference. Quarantines are now needed for many holiday destinations and many parents are cautious about flying. So what do you do with the kids for the next few weeks? If you haven’t already booked a “staycation” in another part of the country, other options are now (re)opening up here in London. Some are local gardens or businesses whi

Miriam Margolyes and Amit Shah to star in new online play

Miriam Margolyes and Amit Shah to star in new online play

Louise Coulthard's new online short play, 'Watching Rosie', will have its world premiere in August. Created by Original Theatre, the show will star award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes, Amit Shah and Coulthard herself. The play explores how those with dementia are coping during

Tiny Happy People

Chiswick Auctions – Islamic & Indian Art

Chiswick Auctions – Islamic Art

West End stars perform to support Black Lives Matter

West End stars perform to support Black Lives Matter

Various West End stars have joined the upcoming concert series supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Sharon D Clarke, Noma Dumezweni, Clive Rowe, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Johnnie Fiore, Brenda Edwards, Zaris-Angel Hator, Rachel Adedeji, Aisha Jawando, Norm Lewis, Brittney Johnson, Brandi Chavonne Massey, and Joe Aaron Reid and mo

BroadwayHD – Into the Woods

Riverside studios – charity quiz

Royal Opera House ballet – Woolf Works

Royal Opera House – La Bohème

Duke’s drive-in cinema

Royal Albert Home – Cliff Richard

Royal Albert Home - Cliff Richard

Sir Cliff Richard will be delivering an exclusive session of music and stories from his home in Barbados, as part of the Royal Albert Home Sessions. The coronavirus outbreak has forced the Royal Albert Hall to close its doors, but there is now a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around. Sir Cliff has performed

London Wetland Centre

London Wetland Centre

London's 'urban oasis for wildlife and people' is open for socially distanced strolls among the lakes, ponds and gardens, with play areas open for children. Located on Queen Elizabeth's Walk in Barnes, the wetland centre is a perfect day out to break up the monotony of lockdown. "We are delighted to be able to welcome people back to our wetlands after this ext

Online comedy club is ‘Just the Tonic’ for lockdown blues

Online comedy club is 'Just the Tonic' for lockdown blues

'Just the Tonic' comedy club are offering a series of ticketed events to stream. Available from 27 June at 8.00pm, it features comedians that are usually booked for stand up, now exploring completely different aspects of comedy, as they try to get to grips with the new world order. This event features Russell Kane, Henning

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic Kids has several free, fun and informative things to do for children on their website. Action games, personality quizzes, 'funny fill-in' puzzles and videos of amazing animals are just some of the things available. They also offer free extra information for users with magazine subscriptions, including videos & interesting quizzes

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Quizzes for Kids

Tate Kids is offering a selection of interactive art lessons and quizzes for children on their website. Whether you want to find out what the top five rainbow art pieces are, which surrealist artist you are, how to draw a 'sound creature' or how to make a play dough sculpture there's broad selection to keep children occupied. Tate is trying to increase its onl

Artists (Staying) At Home

The annual invitation into the homes of some of west London's best loved artists has become a virtual invitation this year, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 1973, artists based in Chiswick, Shepherd's Bush & Hammersmith have been inviting members of the public into their homes to view (or buy) their jewellery, paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, ceramics, glassworks

Bedford Park Festival online talk: Frank Matcham and the Chiswick Empire

Images: Empire House, photograph Jon Perry; Chiswick Empire The man who built Chiswick's music hall theatre was Victorian architect Frank Matcham, the most important and influential of all theatre designers in Britain to date. The Chiswick Empire, built in 1912, was one of 100 - 150 which he either built himself or in which he played some part in the design. They are immediately

Bedford Park Festival 2020

Eddie Izzard online show dates announced

Eddie Izzard online show dates announced

Eddie Izzard has announced a string of online shows, which are available towards the end of the month. Split across 5 days, the famous actor & comedian will be reading 90-minute performances of Charles Dickens' classical novel Great Expectations. Listeners around the world can tune in at 10:30AM (UK

Dance workshops for all the family

Dance workshops for all the family

Sadler's Wells theatre is presenting a series of online workshops and activities for families to dance along to in the comfort of their own home. Available since April, via their youtube channel, there's something for everyone wit