May 2015 Newsletter including the best events happening in London

Dear London Mums

May is the month that puts us all in the holiday mood: with two bank holidays and a school half term we are slowly getting ready for the long Summer break. Looking for something fun to do this May? We put together a guide with activities and an events’ calendar including the best events happening in London every day this May & beyond.

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CREATIVE GARDENING PROJECTS

This May you can try a few creative gardening projects to keep the kids busy outdoor. Getting muddy is especially good for urban children who have less opportunities to be close to nature. It is certainly better than allowing them lots of screen time.

Rock Bugs

Shoe Garden Project

spring watering can color LR

Here are Chic Gardening Essentials that might come in handy for your gardening projects. You can also try to win 1 of 6 prize bundles (including a luxury food hamper & a gardening kit).

 

LONDON ATTRACTIONS

Shard

If you want to go to town London offers so much and all museums and palaces have always something new to discover even for the ‘veteran’ visitors like many mums are who have probably visited the Science Museum and other attractions often enough to know all pieces on show. Here are some of our favourite ones.

27 Fab Things to do with (and without) kids in London

Embankment Summer Market 29-31 May 2015

Pushing the Envelope6 – 16 May 2015 at the House of Illustration – An exhibition of 138 beautifully illustrated envelopes from around the world:

envelope parcel event house of illustration collage

On 6 May 1840 the Penny Black was used for the first time, with a design showing the head of Queen Victoria. This stamp, proof that postage had been paid, revolutionised the postal system – previously postal charges had been paid by the recipient. House of Illustration, in collaboration with Hereford College of Arts, invited artists and illustrators from across the world to respond to this landmark anniversary by creating and sending their own decorated and embellished envelopes.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair: London’s Premier Spring Shopping Event – 31 May

 

BEYOND LONDON

Lots of events at the fantastic Arundel Castle this month and throughout the Summer. Read our child reporter Chiara’s review of Arundel castle here.

Arundel Castle

MORE ENTERTAINMENT

There are lots of great movies out in cinema for indoor entertainment too. Here are our favourite reviews:

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Far From The Madding Crowd

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Marvel’s Daredevil gets a modern revamp by Netflix

The Last Five Years

A Little Chaos

 

WORKSHOPS

Before the summer starts, come along to our workshop to learn some of the bread and butter skills you need to run your mumpreneur’s business.

Practical Workshop: Do your own Marketing Communications using social media 18 June 2015 10am-3pm

london mums magazine DIY PR workshop

MAY RECIPE IDEAS

There are lots of Spring recipes for you and your kids to try.

tibits hummuswithredpeppers

And our very special recipe to make your own Hummus and other Mediterranean themed meal ideas:

Hummus with red peppers and walnuts

Vegetable quiche, Mediterranean style

But if you are after recipes to loose some weight before the Summer check this article:

How to Lose a Stone in 2 Weeks and Feel Great! Recipes included!

green tea cocktailrecipes color illustration

Cocktails and mocktails

Apple and Ginger

Pomegranate Blueberry & Pimms

Ginger, carrot and apple juice

Tea-based Cocktails

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INTERESTING FEATURES THIS MAY

Fashion Trends: Women’s Spring / Summer 2015

fashion trends spring summer 2015 CUSTO_BARCELONA_SS15_Sketches

Don’t miss on our Audrey series, if you are a fan of Sixties Fashion:

1954, sabrina&david

Why I love Audrey Hepburn

Audrey & Hubert De Givenchy: Haute Couture Fashion is born out of a beautiful friendship

A day in Rome with Audrey Hepburn

 

COMPETITIONS

We have lots of new giveaways and ongoing competitions for everyone. Don’t forget to enter them. Everyone loves freebies.

If you haven’t done it yet, you can read and download our Spring issue of the FREE LONDON MUMS MAGAZINE online.

London Mums Magazine Spring 2015 issue 14 collage

Enjoy!

Have an entertaining May and Bank Holidays wherever you will be!

Monica

monica@londonmums.org.uk

You can also find me on Twitter @londonmums , Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

 

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