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Summer reads and bedtime stories for children

Jul 24 2016
nibble author summer books little tiger press

There are lots of new Summer reads and bedtime stories for children out there to keep the little ones entertained. Here are London Mums and Kids Club favourite ones. These stories we have chosen are especially engaging. It certainly helped having the authors reading them. Watch them in our exclusive videos. Don’t forget to subscribe to the London Mums’ YouTube channel for more videos, reviews and fun stuff.

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Film review: Swallows and Amazons (out on 19 August 2016)

Jul 23 2016
Swallows and Amazons film Boat

Swallows and Amazons is a pleasant upcoming family film for this Summer to add to the list of great great movies released or due to be released soon (Finding Dory & Piper, The Secret Life of Pets ….). The enchanting film will be in cinemas from 19 August. It brings to life the classic novel by Arthur Ransome, telling the tale of the Walker children’s summer holiday in the Lake District, sailing, camping and fishing.

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New Aardman film EARLY MAN starring EDDIE REDMAYNE

Jul 22 2016
Aardman EARLY MAN EDDIE REDMAYNE ANNOUNCED Dug&Hognob SHOT_1_0057_f1

I supposed as we haven’t heard much from AARDMAN recently that they are working hard on new projects and I expect great things from a movie which has been announced with STUDIOCANAL. The new animation features the man of the moment Eddie Redmayne who has joined Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure called EARLY MAN as the voice of Dug.

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West End play: THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Jul 21 2016
The Scarecrows' Wedding (image from Edinburgh Festival 2015). Photo Steve Ullathorne (3)

Diego (9) and I went to watch a new Summer play based on THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and were not disappointed. At the end of the show we even met the illustrator who wrote a lovely dedication on our book, which we have read and treasured for many years. Call me childish or infantile, but I totally loved the way the story was brought to life by just three talented actors.

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Ice Age Fun at Pizza Express

Jul 19 2016
pizza soho

To celebrate the end of school I took my son and a couple of his friends Pizza Express. The great surprise was a delicious new children’s Piccolo menu alog with the new film Ice Age – Ice Age Collision Course activities to kill waiting time. We had an amazing time and felt we started Summer with a bang emulating Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn which the new movie catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World.

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