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EDT Children’s Arts Festival

The East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich are hosting their second annual Children’s Festival, this time with a focus on the arts! Science Mania Presents… Professor Kaos Kitchen Chemistry (experiments to do at home!) This fast-moving science show gives you the chance to join in with all the stuff most mini mad scientists love to do. Kitchen chemistry shows you how to do all the cool experiments at home. You’ll also get the chance to electrocute your parents! For ages 5 to 10. Monday 28th @ 2pm and Wednesday 30th May @ 4pm. £7 for all 6FootStories presents… The Potato Puppet Playground Join interactive theatre vagabonds 6FootStories for a spud-tacular mash-up of arts, crafts and potato performances as they take you and your potato on an incredible improvised adventure story (potatoes provided!). Learn how to make a potato puppet and join the storytellers in the Potato Puppet Theatre! Recommended age : 3 – 11. Tuesday 29th @ 11am. £7 for all. Mad Etiquette presents… Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on …

Write Sparks 

Write Sparks inspire young writers and help to advance their progress and attainment in English. Through creative writing clubs and support for schools, they aim to encourage young people to love to write. They run engaging and innovative club sessions for reluctant writers and for those with a love for writing. Created by former teacher and Head of English, Sarah Parrott, Write Sparks will be running weekly Saturday morning Creative Writing classes for 9-13 year olds from 17th March – 7th April at the brand new Moon Lane Books, SE23. The ‘Inspire’ group for reluctant writers runs from 9:45-10:45 and the ‘Elevate’ group for those who love to write from 11-12. They will also be running an inspiring and fun Easter holiday course from 9th- 13th April. For information and bookings, please contact info@writesparks.co.uk 300 Stanstead Road, SE23 1DE www.writesparks.co.uk @writesparks SaveSave SaveSave

Mother’s Day Portrait Competition

Award winning Dulwich based stores, the dulwich trader, ed and tomlinsons will once again be running their hugely popular Mother’s Day Portrait Competition. Open to children from Reception to Year 6 at a number of participating local schools, the competition asks children to submit portraits of their mothers or important people in their lives. First run by the dulwich trader over 15 years ago, the competition encourages interaction between local schools, parents and businesses. The only requirement is that the entries should be bold, bright and beautiful. Last year the competition really captured the imagination of local children and the dulwich trader stores were swamped with well over 400 fantastic entries from 14 local schools, panicking mothers and schools were still dropping off masterpieces well past the deadline. Once again the judging panel will include award-winning portrait artist and former Dulwich Hamlet student, Julie Bennett (www.juliebennett.co.uk). Julie has been blown away by the creativity, effort, talent and passion on show in previous years. Ranging from poster paint to sculpture and taking in everything between – …

Skewbald Theatre & the Goose Green Centre present Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

This October half-term join Skewbald Theatre for an exciting story packed full of adventure, snow and dragons! With lively songs and magical puppets bringing to life Michael Morpurgo’s beautifully atmospheric tale of ‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’. High up in the mountains of Switzerland the villagers of Dorta bang their drums, blow their horns and ring the bells to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away. But this year is different, one snowy morning Mimi discovers something extraordinary – a baby dragon sleeping in her woodshed! The little creature is lost and frightened but how did he get there and what happens when his mother comes looking for him? Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon’s castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby to its mother. Running time 50 mins. Suitable for families and children aged 3+ and everyone who loves stories. Adapted and directed by Hayley Byfield and Tory Sandars. Book, lyrics and music by Caroline Wigmore and Jen Green. Adapted from the book ‘Mimi and the …

There’s a tiger in South London!

Les Petits Tigres launch French language music sessions for babies & toddlers in South London. A French teacher and musician, Jackie Colchester founded Les Petits Tigres after the birth of her son to support his language learning. She struggled to find French language activities for little ones in south London and wanted to share her love of French language and music with others. With a growing Francophone community in South London and increased interest in Early Years language learning, Les Petits Tigres offers a fun and organic environment to learn French. Sessions are engaging and interactive using puppets and props. Each class begins with a story told in simple French followed by songs with actions and movement to involve the children. They are appropriate for all levels, from beginners to French speakers. Classes are an ideal way to introduce children to the French language or to provide additional support for Francophone families. Les Petits Tigres is the only provider of Early Years French in East Dulwich. You can find them as part of the excellent …