Kids and family events

Hammersmith London - Lyric Square

ArtsFest marks the start of HammersmithLondon Summer Festival, now in its 10th year. Guided walks, live theatre, deck chairs, Wimbledon, live streaming from the Royal Opera House all on Lyric Square and all FREE! For more info go online or visit the cabin on Lyric Square.
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Events and activities throughout HF ArtsFest 2017 // Guided walk - Saturday 3rd June 11:00-12:00
Lyric Square
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations - A&FIC

The Albert & Friends Instant Circus troupe of highly skilled young performers bring a riotously fun filled circus show to this year¹s ArtsFest. Join us in Ravenscourt Park for an outdoor circus spectacular. Family entertainment at its best!
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Sunday 11th June 2017
Ravenscourt Park
Free

Cat & Hutch - The Velveteen Rabbit

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ tells the story of a toy rabbit’s wish to become ‘real’ and how one child makes this happen through love, imagination and nursery magic. We use puppetry and original song to bring this timeless story to life. Followed by a meet and greet of the puppets.
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7th, 8th & 9th June at 14:00
Bush Theatre
Adult - £10, Child/Cons. - £7, Family (4 ppl.) - £30

Macbeth Centre Friday Jewellery Club

To show case the skills and continuing independent work of local women who have met through the H&F Adult Skills provision at Macbeth Street where the Jewellery Room provides a safe and affordable studio opportunity
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Saturday 3rd June 12:00-16:00
Hammersmith Town Hall - Arts & Crafts
Free

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Stand up for Kids

A very special mixed bill, comedy extravaganza featuring some of the best comedians the circuit has to offer. It’s not just a child friendly gig – it was MADE for kids. (And there’ll be something for the parents as well).
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Saturday 3rd June, 12.00-13.00
The Bush Theatre
Free (All ages)

Ignition Dance Festival by Dance West

Community Dance groups from across West London take to the stage. Professional MC Hakeem Onibudo will once again be presiding over Ignition’s highly entertaining community dance showcase. Featuring the brightest and best local dance talent, this high octane event is sure to get everyone moving. Produced by DanceWest and supported by Arts Council England
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Saturday 3rd June 2017 13:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 18:30
Lyric Hammersmith
Adult £7 Child (under 15), Concession £5 UNDER 16

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Joseph Morpurgo

Multimedia comic Joseph Morpurgo follows up 2015’s multi-award winning Soothing Sounds For Baby with something new. TRIPLE WINNER at Chortle Awards 2016 – Award for Innovation, Breakthrough Act and Comedians’ Comedian
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Saturday 3rd June, 13.30-14.30
The Bush Theatre
£5

HF ArtsFest at Westfield London

HF ArtsFest will take over the Westfield Presents stage to deliver an exciting and innovative mix of local community acts including Bavarian dancers and hip hop crews. The Westfield Food campaign will also be taking place at the centre so there is a lot for the community and visitors to look forward to over this weekend.
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Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 14:00-18:00
Westfield London
Free

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Geins Family Giftshop

Like persistent dandruff Gein’s Family Giftshop are back. And they are itching to show you what they’ve come up with. Skin ailments aside, Gein’s Family Giftshop are a multi-award winning 4 strong, 5 star sketch group who’ll be hawking out yet another hour of “fluid and twisted” (The Guardian) sketch comedy.
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Saturday 3rd June 15.00-16.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Comedy Yoga with Marijana

Meet Marijana, ‘Health & Happiness Guru…. to the stars’ The only woman this side of nirvana who can melt your cold, cold hearts. Funny Women Award winner Gabby Best parodies the yearly onslaught of fitness advice in this interactive, character comedy show.
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Saturday 3rd June 17.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival Features: Nish Kumar

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week and QI. Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2015 & 2016. Rose d’Or winner – Best Radio Comedy.
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Saturday 3rd June 18.30-19.30
The Bush Theatre
£15

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Tim Key

Tim Key presents a work in progress. He will also be falling back on old material because, and this is not a criticism, he doesn’t have enough new material.
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Saturday 3rd June 20.00-21.00
The Bush Theatre
£18

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Sunday Assembly

The only way to understand Sunday Assembly is to experience it for yourself. There will be singalong songs, moving stories, passionate speakers—all finished with tea and cake (or coffee and doughnuts!)
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Sunday 4th June 12.00-13.00
The Bush Theatre
Donation only

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features:: Me & My Bee

Climate change is massive. Bees aren’t. Our fuzzy little friends need our help and so we’re launching a political party disguised as a party party disguised as a show. Multi award-winning theatre company, ThisEgg, invites you to save the world – one bee at a time.
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Sunday 4th June 13.30-14.30
The Bush Theatre
Free

Cat & Hutch - Mask Making Workshop

Hop along to our free workshop at Hammersmith Library where we’ll be making rabbit masks and turning you all into real rabbits!
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Sunday 4th June 14:00-16:00
Hammersmith Library
Free

HF ArtsFest Arts & Entertainment-The Odissi Dance Group FULL HOUSE

The Bhavan Centre - Institute of Indian Art and Culture is the largest centre of its kind outside India. Its purpose is to preserve the tradition and heritage of India. The Bhavan was founded in India in 1938 and there are more than 100 branches of the Bhavan in India. The UK Bhavan was the first independent overseas branch and it was inaugurated in 1972.
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Sunday 4th June from 2.00-5.00 p.m.
Hammersmith Town Hall
FULL HOUSE INVITATIONS CLOSED

HF ArtsFest Arts & Entertainment -Age Well Ceilh Dance Group FULL HOUSE!

Enjoy the wonderful enthusiasm of the Age Well Dance Group as they present sets of Irish Dancing. A joy to watch and to get your feet tapping!
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Sunday 4th June between 2.00-5.00 p.m.
Hammersmith Town Hall
FULL HOUSE INVITATIONS NOW CLOSED

Open Age - Best of Cockney Pride

Open Age is working in partnership with Bus Pass to Broadway. Bus Pass to Broadway provide themed shows for a wide range of venues including care homes, residential homes, community centres, day care centres, schools, birthday parties and cabarets. Their shows are bright and beautifully costumed and a full sound system is provided- all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show!
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Sunday 4th June 15:00-15:30
Hammersmith Town Hall
By invitation only. Request via email info@hf-artsfest.com

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Tom Allen

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo, The Great British Bake Off’s Extra Slice, The John Bishop Show, Virtually Famous, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the O2 and heard on Radio 4’s Just a Minute.
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Sunday 4th June 15.00-16.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features:: Spencer Jones

This work in progress show is the very start of an idea I have about doing a kind of play. But with routines within it. So there will be props and music.
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Sunday 4th June 17.00-18.00
The Bush Theatre
£5

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: Joe Lycett

Hello my sweet child. Come and join me, Joe Lycett, in a Shepherd’s Bush, where I will be attempting to ENTERTAIN and AMAZE you. I’ll be performing a toxic mix of new and old material which will only last an hour of your life, but which may well stay with you for years.
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Sunday 4th June 18.30-19.30
The Bush Theatre
£15

Shepherd’s Bush Comedy Festival features: The Guilty Feminist

Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? Join comedian Deborah Frances-White, with guests Susan Wokoma and Somalia Seaton, for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience.
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Sunday 4th June 20:30-21:30
The Bush Theatre
£15

The Big Red HF ArtsFest Bus

To open the 4th HF ArtsFest 2017, the Big Red HF ArtsFet Bus tours the Borough on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th with lots of balloons & postcards to give away. See the 'pop-up' performances too with a variety of artists to entertain you!
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From Monday 5th to Wed 7th on Shepherd's Bush Green and Thursday 8th & Friday 9th June 12.00 to 2.00
Watch out for the Big Red Festival Bus at a location near you!
Free

Ella the Great Comes to Shepherd's Bush Green!

As part of the Big Red ArtsFest Bus, Ella the Great brings the thrill and the spill of the circus clown. Come along and try your hand at spinning a plate and a bit of clowning around to boot!
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Monday 5th June from 12.00-2.00
The Big Red ArtsFest Bus Shepherd's Bush Green
Free

Music and Movement

Drop-in musical play, songs and dance activities delightfully engage babies and their loved adults. Live instruments, colourful resources and skilfully woven activities are a precursor to music appreciation. From newborn babies to 3-year-old toddlers. Classes are Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:45am, see our website for more information. "
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Wednesday 7th June from 9.45 a.m.
The Music House for Children
£8 per child / £14 for siblings (saving £2) 020 8932 2652

Open Theatre Workshop (5-7 years)

Chickenshed Theatre offer an opportunity to ‘drop in’ and try out one of their inclusive theatre workshops for a range of ages, taught by their highly skilled practitioners exploring drama, dance and music. Contact Chickenshed Box Office on 020 8292 9222 or email bookings@chickenshed.org.uk to guarantee a place.
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Wednesday 7th June 16:30-17:45
The Wharf Rooms
Free - Booking Essential

Circus Skills

Free fun class for 5-14 year olds. They will learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, juggle, spin plates, tight-rope walking and much more. 5.15-6.15pm on Wednesday during term time.
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Wednesday 17.15 to 18.15
Edward Woods Community Centre
Free

Open Theatre Workshop (11-17 years)

Chickenshed Theatre offer an opportunity to ‘drop in’ and try out one of their inclusive theatre workshops for a range of ages, taught by their highly skilled practitioners exploring drama, dance and music. Contact Chickenshed Box Office on 020 8292 9222 or email bookings@chickenshed.org.uk to guarantee a place.
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Wednesday 7th June 18:30-20:00 (11-17 years)
The Wharf Rooms
Free - Booking Essential

Scott Joplin Centenary Piano Event

To mark the 100 anniversary of the King of Ragtime Scott Joplin, Steve Law performs some of Joplin’s greatest and best loved music.
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Thursday 8th June at 12.30 p.m.
The Atrium, St Paul's Church
Free

Ella the Great Comes to Bishops Park!

As part of the Big Red ArtsFest Bus, Ella the Great brings the thrill and the spill of the circus clown. Come along and try your hand at spinning a plate and a bit of clowning around to boot!
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Friday 9th June from 12.00-2.00
The Big Red ArtsFest Bus Bishops Park
Free

Story Time

Workshop and activities, please bring an adult with you.
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Friday 9th June from 10.30a.m.-12.00p.m.
Amnesty Book Shop
Free

Get Lucky Theatre presents The Superhero

This is a dark comedy set in a frozen London. In this perilous and cold environment, amidst climate refugees (from mammoths to penguins) fourteen-year-old Kate falls in love with a local hero and embarks on a journey to places she never knew existed.
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Friday 9th 19:30
Lyric
£10.00 Concessions £8.00 Box Office 020 8741 6850

Rachael Butler - Create a play in 1/2 a day!

A fun and creative drama workshop for young people aged 7-11/12-18 with Autism, Aspergers or communication difficulties. Create your own character, make your own props in our Arts and Craft corner, and perform in your very own play to parents and siblings at the end of the day!
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Saturday 10th June 10:30-13:30
Edward Woods Community Centre
Free - Booking Essential

Little Green Fingers

Hands-on gardening workshop for children and their parents to explore and learn how vegetables and flowers grow. Practice sowing, planting, caring for and harvesting produce and flowers in our beautiful garden. Ages 3+ with parent.
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Saturday 10th June 10:30-12:00
Bishop's Park
Free - Booking Advisable

H&F Unity Day Celebrations -Mangrove Steel Band

The Mangrove Steelband is one of the most prominent in Europe. Formed in 1980 from a ‘Pan Round Neck’ group of the traditional type has established itself as a fully-fledged modern orchestra. Current and Seven times winners of Panorama, the UK's National Steel pan competition.
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Sunday 11th June at 11.30 a.m.
Ravenscourt Park
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations with Taxi Pata Pata

Led by Nsimba Foggis - artistic Director and founder Taxi Pata Pata Music and Arts - he of the renowned Taxi Pata Pata - Britain's Best African Band, International, National and LBHF Festival favourite, 1st UK African band to have a BBC Radio One live session, WOM@TT Best Of British Award Winner, Golden Rose Best Music in Advertising (with John Peel), Bernie Grant Leadership Award
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Sunday 11th June, between 12.00 and 5.00 p.m.
Ravenscourt Park
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations -Ella the Great

An open workshop with Ella the Great mini circus with hand held equipment
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Sunday 11th June 12:00-16:00
Ravenscourt Park - Unity Day
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations -Breast Cancer Haven

The Haven will have an information stall onsite to promote the charity and our volunteering opportunities.
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Sunday 11th June from 12.00 to 16.30
Ravenscourt Park
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations - Want Not

An Elaina Arkeooll installation of Austerity Bunting comprised of used and dried teabags clipped to garden twine with paperclips. Could be partially completed live with participation a short workshop? Suitable for outdoor or indoor installation can be left in situ.
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Ravenscourt Park - Unity Day
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations-Human Library

This HFVC project is a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes, discrimination and prejudices through dialogue an is a place where books are on loan to readers. However, the books are people who are willing to share their life experience and reading is a conversation.
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Sunday 11th June
Ravenscourt Park
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations-Puppets with Guts

Puppets with Guts is a high-quality big puppet company based in West London. Its mission is to inspire people, to have fun and make brilliant shows where radical puppets and stories are brought to life. With over 15 years experience, the company is committed to developing events through methods of education and community engagement that combine big puppets, physical theatre, design and music.
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Sunday 11th June between 1.00-4.00 p.m.
Ravenscourt Park
Free

H&F Unity Day Celebrations -Djanan Turan

Djanan Turan is a singer-songwriter and producer of Turkish origin, based in London. She has a 5 piece band formed up of Alice Mary Williamson on clarinet, Al Maranca on bass Bubu on drums and Djanan on vocals and keys. Their live set is a vibrant, melodic and fun mixture of various influences from raga to Turkish beats, cabaret to disco
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Sunday 11th June 13:30-14:00
Ravenscourt Park - Unity Day
Free

Pelican Music - Dances in Music

A concert played by young talented instrumentalists, as well as professional players. Audiences will accompany a narrator along the journey, who will paint the picture of Dances in Music. Suitable for all. This concert will be especially inspiring for young musicians who are currently learning their instrument.
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Sunday 11th June 14:00-16:00
St Peter's Church, Hammersmith
Adults - £7 // Children (under 12) - Free