London Mums Back to School 2017 newsletter including FREE events in London

 

Dear London Mums

 

  School is back and our job as masters of entertainment is over for at least another month and half. Work feels like a holiday (giggle).

 

  I don't know about you, but for me things are changing as my son has just started secondary school and I need to adjust at being mummy taxi now (before we used to walk to school) and to being head of police when checking that homework is done properly. Secondary school adds a new dimension to parenting.    

 

Back to school shopping

 

Schooling Tips

I have asked London Mums' expert Lorrae Jaderberg for her practical advice on how to adjust to schooling after the Summer holidays. Here are some of her articles:

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING – AND HOW TO ENCOURAGE IT

How to choose the right school for your child

Motivating your child

 

FREE EVENTS

Mark you diary with these free events across London for the forthcoming weeks and months.  

 

FREE events at the Museum of London Docklands Sep - Dec 2017

The Museum of London Docklands offers amazing FREE events for families from now until December. Check their website for a full list.    

 

FREE events in London - Calling all foodies! Eat, drink and fiesta like a Latin American without leaving London

COMIDA FEST: London’s most unique Latin American food festival closes its Summer edition with a grand finale event on 16th & 17th September in Putney Bridge

 

  If you missed Comida Fest in Greenwich or Tower Bridge, fear not! The unique Latin American Food Fest, one of the newest trends in street markets in London, will host its final weekend of the season on 16th and 17th September, at Putney Bridge’s Bishops Park - Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham SW6 6EA. After two successful events at Cutty Sark Gardens and Tower Bridge, which put nearly 50K people into Latin American mode this Summer, Comida Fest ‘s grand finale is filled with attractions and will finally unveil the winner of Comida Fest, Avianca’s and Chimu Adventures travel competition to Colombia. 

 

People attending Comida Fest can expect typical and innovative dishes by our street food traders specialists in Latin American Cuisine: Guasacaca – arepas from Venezuela  – Smoked Meat Sandwiches  – Brazilian style hot dog – Argentinean empanadas and steak sandwiches  – meat skewers from Colombia  – Mexican tacos and burritos  – authentic Peruvian cuisine  – Colombian street food specialists – Brazilian tapioca wraps   –  ceviches inspired by different Latin American countries   – Acai berry sorbet  – Brazilian churros filled with doce de leite -  Brazilian cheese bread dough balls  – Andean healthy food

 

The most amazing Latin Food fiesta would not be complete without an arts & culture programme specially designed to entertain adults & kids. Expect DJs and bands playing the best Latin tunes during late afternoons and evenings, whilst the mornings will be dedicated to family activities: games, storytelling and workshops.  See the full programme here: comidafest.com/events

 

 

FIRST SUSTAINABLE FOOD WEEKEND AT MERCATO METROPOLITANO 15-17 September 2017, at Elephant and Castle, South London

  

Mercato Metropolitano hosts the First Sustainable Food Weekend from 15-17 September as part of the Urban Food Fortnight – with a weekend that explores Mercato Metropolitano’s mission of shaping the way we think about food safety, environment, sustainability and social inclusiveness in London. Disco Soup is a global movement that celebrates delicious solutions to food waste - and this one will feature 1,000 people chopping to the beat while they create a meal collectively, using surplus food that would otherwise have been wasted.  And all prepared while dancing to tunes provided by DJs from next door neighbours Ministry of Sound. It's part of the three-day Sustainable Food Weekend which features a programme of informative, fun and exciting events – and all with a serious message about food sustainability.  Events include free seminars, workshops, classes and film screenings, with highlights including:


 
 -        Cooking classes covering pizza, pasta, gelato and ‘the best local fish you’ve never cooked’
 -        Workshops such as ‘How to compost’, ‘Urban farming’, ‘Sauerkraut Crowd and Jam Session’, ‘Breads makeover’ and ‘Save our Roots’ 
 -        A Smoothie Bike where pedal power creates fabulous smoothies made from leftovers
 -        Screenings including 2012 documentary More than Honey on honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia, 
and Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 climate change documentary Before the Flood
 
  

West End Shows Offers of the month

London Mums West End page have now new sales on shows and London attractions. Check here http://londonmumsmagazine.entstix.com/    

September Giveaways

london mums competitions -home page

Enter our fabulous competitions for the chance to win some of these prizes http://londonmumsmagazine.com/category/competitions/    

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Til the next one, get in touch if you want to share your thoughts and ideas with fellow London Mums.  

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

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About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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