#CulturedKids June 2017

#CulturedKids

It’s June, and over here in the UK, spring has definitely blossomed into pre-summer. For the time being, at least, we’re blessed with good weather, and all the outdoor fun that comes with it.

It’s given us the opportunity to harness that sun-fuelled energy boost, and explore London. We re-visited two of our favourite family cultural events, Monski Mouse Baby Disco Dance Hall, part of the South bank’s Underbelly festival, and Adventures in Wonderland, a thrilling immersive show in The Vaults, under Waterloo Station. Yesterday we learnt about some of London’s Thameside landmarks on a boat trip with City Cruises. And today we’ll be visiting the Discover Story Centre, in Stratford, where the children will take part in an animation workshop with artist Grace Emily Manning.

My choice for #CulturedKids in June, though, is a walking tour of the street art in Brockley, south-east London. The area’s often overlooked in favour of more established street art locations, like Shoreditch and Camden. But there’s been a wave of new talent flowing into the area, culminating in a street art festival that starts this weekend, and ends on 10 June. Do check it out.

Brockley street art

Brockley street art: Bob Marley by Dale Grimshaw

For June, #CulturedKids will be hosted by the rather wonderful Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays. It’s her first time hosting, so do pop over to her blog to link up, and give her a warm welcome.

There were some beautiful posts last month. Three that caught my eye were:

Top Literary Destinations for Families in England, by WanderMum.

Shakespeare’s House, Stratford-Upon-Avon (Credit: Shakespeare’s Birth Trust: Amy Murrell)

If you want to find out how to discover the Dorset of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, learn more about Jane Austen in Bath, or find out just why Bram Stoker was inspired to write Dracula in Whitby, then this is the post for you.

The Plague Village – Eyam and Curber Edge, by A Bavarian Sojourn.

The lovely Emma has written about a visit to a Peak District village which came through the Plague in 1665, by shutting itself off from the world. It’s a fascinating story, and one that’s commemorated in a museum full of pathos and curiosities.

The First Hippo on the Moon by the mummysphere.

This theatrical adaptation of David Walliams and Tony Ross’s book was created by Les Petits, the people behind Adventures in Wonderland. We’ve seen a few of their shows, and have always come away glowing with good feeling. Kirsty’s write-up suggests that The First Hippo on the Moon will bring a similar buzz.

What have you been doing this month? Do hop over to Catherine’s blog, to link up your #CulturedKids posts for June!

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