Events by Venue

What’s On 2019 – Events by venue

Barnes BookMarquee

  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Axel Scheffler
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Festival favourite Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler returns drawing a selection of his…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Lauren Child
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person UK Children’s Laureate Lauren Child, and superstar creator of Charlie and Lola,…
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  • 3.00pm to 4.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Frank Cottrell Boyce
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £6 per person What would you do with a robot best friend? Bestselling award-winning author,…
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  • 10.00am to 10.30am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    A Bear Called Paddington
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £6 per person Everybody’s favourite bear and Darkest Peru’s most famous export comes to life…
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  • 11.00am to 12noon
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Francesca Simon
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £6 per person Join Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon and find out what Henry gets…
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  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Michael Rosen
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person The legendary author, poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen, author of We’re Going…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Matthew Syed
    Barnes BookMarquee

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £6 per person What if you could get better at maths? Shine in exams? Succeed…
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OSO Arts Centre

  • 10.00am to 10.45am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Baby Broadway
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 0-8 Tickets £10 per person A fun family sing and dance along to well-known songs from hit…
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  • 11.30am to 12.30pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Candy Gourlay
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 3-7 Tickets £6 per person Is it a mermaid? Dive under the sea with BookTrust Writer in…
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  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Jessie Burton
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person Think you know all about fairytales? Think again! Join bestselling author Jessie…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Elmer The Patchwork Elephant
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £8.50 per person It's Elmer’s 30th Birthday and his friends are planning a special birthday surprise!…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Nick Cope’s Family Songbook
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 2+ Tickets £8.50 per person Join former Candyskins frontman Nick Cope for a fun acoustic folk-rock musical…
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  • 12.30 to 2.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    The Greatest Showman Singing Workshop
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £8.50 per person Come and sing along to a fantastic medley from the smash hit…
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  • 3.00pm to 4.20pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Kensuke’s Kingdom Theatre Workshop
    OSO Arts Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £10 per person When Michael and his faithful dog Stella are stranded on an island…
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Kitson Hall

  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Robin Stevens
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £6 per person Robin Stevens is the award-winning author of the Murder Most Unladylike series…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Maz Evans
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person Bestselling author Maz Evans takes you on an odyssey through her hilarious…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Petr Horacek
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Multi-award winning Czech illustrator Petr Horacek reads and draws his characters from…
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  • 10:00am to 11.00am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Roald Dahl & The Wurble Gobblers
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £8.50 per person All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing, not only from…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Roald Dahl & The Wurble Gobblers
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £8.50 per person All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing, not only from…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Caroline Lawrence
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £6 per person Caroline Lawrence, the million copy selling author of The Roman Mysteries, introduces…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    The School of Music
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £8.50 per person Meurig and Rachel Bowen’s new book for children The School of Music…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
    Kitson Hall

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £6 per person Supertato and his old gang are back and this time they are…
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Barnes Green Centre

  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Ross Welford
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person Come and meet Ross Welford, the author of four highly acclaimed novels…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Fleur Hitchcock
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £6 per person Author Fleur Hitchcock introduces her chilling thrilling new adventure The Boy Who…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Jim Smith
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person Join Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Jim Smith for an extra keel…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Kieran Larwood
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £6 per person Join Blue Peter award winner Kieran Larwood. Podkin One Ear and the…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Lisa Thompson
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £6 per person Join Lisa Thompson, the bestselling award winning author of The Light Jar…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Adam Baron
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person Budding authors should join Adam Baron, acclaimed author of Boy Underwater, for…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Sibeal Pounder
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person Sibéal Pounder brings together the characters from her brilliant, bonkers, bestselling Witch…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Steven Butler & Steven Lenton
    Barnes Green Centre

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £6 per person Bestselling author illustrator team Steven Butler and Steven Lenton welcome you to…
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Barnes Methodist Church

  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Emma Carroll
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 10+ Tickets £6 per person Join the queen of historical fiction Emma Carroll to hear about her…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Tom Palmer
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person The creator of the Football Academy, Foul Play and The Squad series,…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Libby Jackson
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £6 per person or £15 inc copy of book A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories…
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  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Steve Antony
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person It's a picture book party with award winning author and artist Steve…
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  • 3.00pm to 4.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Christopher Lloyd
    Barnes Methodist Church

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £6 per person Christopher Lloyd celebrates his latest world history book Absolutely Everything: A History of Earth,…
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Barnes Methodist Church Hall

  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Paula Harrison
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £6 per person Go on the most adorable of adventures with author Paula Harrison to meet the Princess…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Dr Mandy Hartley
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 7+ Tickets £6 per person What is DNA and where in our bodies do we find it?…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Chitra Soundar
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Storyteller and author Chitra Soundar takes you on a journey from the…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Imogen & Isabel Greenberg
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 8-12 Tickets £6 per person Calling all goddesses in the making! Discover the adventures of Athena, the…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Sophy Henn
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £6 per person High-five a polar bear, see eye-to-eye with a giant squid and hop…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Leigh Hodgkinson
    Barnes Methodist Church Hall

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Join co-creator Leigh Hodgkinson for this celebration of all things Olobob. There…
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St Osmund’s Primary School

  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Marcia Williams
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £6 per person Travel back in time with master storyteller, Marcia Williams as she talks…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Ben Bailey Smith & Sav Akyüz
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £6 per person Bring your best dance moves and coolest rhymes for some big purple…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Sam Usher
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Join author illustrator Sam Usher as he takes you on a very…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Joe Todd Stanton
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £6 per person Julian the Mouse has lived alone for as long as he can…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Hillary McKay
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £6 per person The Costa Children’s Book Award winner Hilary McKay chats with the Children’s…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Plundered! by Really Big Pants Theatre Company
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £8.50 per person PLUNDERED! Whilst searching for hidden treasure, a famously selfish pirate captain has…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    S F Said
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 9+ Tickets £6 per person SF Said speaks about his journey from young reader to the multi-award…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Jeremy Strong
    St Osmund’s Primary School

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £6 per person Join cardigan-wearing Armadillo and tuba-playing Hare, along with their bestselling creator Jeremy…
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Barnes Village Nursery

  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Aardman Animations Model Making 1: Gromit
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £10 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman characters…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Aardman Animations Model Making 3: Hognob
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £10 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman characters…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Aardman Animations Model Making 2: Shaun the Sheep
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £10 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman characters…
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  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Aardman Animations Model Making 2: Shaun the Sheep
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £10 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman characters…
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  • 3.30pm to 4.30pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Aardman Animations Model Making 3: Hognob
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £10 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman characters…
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  • 11.30am to 12.30pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Aardman Animations Model Making 1: Gromit
    Barnes Village Nursery

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £10 per person Learn from expert model makers how to form the famous Aardman characters…
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St Mary’s Church

  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    David Almond
    St Mary’s Church

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £6 per person David Almond is a giant of children's literature. The author of the…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Judith Kerr
    St Mary’s Church

    Suitable for ages 12+ Tickets £6 per person Judith Kerr in conversation with Ian Craig Join children’s literature legend Judith…
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Rose House

  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Rose Robbins
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 4+ Tickets £6 per person Author and special needs tutor Rose Robbins leads this inclusive mask-making workshop…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Sally Kindberg
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 5+ Tickets £6 per person Join cartoonist Sally Kindberg’s pirate crew for this fun drawing session full…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Moomins Story & Craft
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 8+ Tickets £8.50 per person Join storyteller and crafter, Liz Fost, for an hour of Moomin magic!…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.30pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Karen Inglis
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 16+ Tickets £8.50 per person Are you an aspiring children’s author who can’t find a home for…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.30pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Emily Haworth-Booth
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 6+ Tickets £8.50 per person Award-winning author-illustrator Emily Haworth-Booth’s debut children’s book, The King Who Banned the…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    That’s Not My…
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Celebrate the 20th birthday of That’s not my… with this sensory storytelling…
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  • 10.00am to 11.00am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    That’s Not My…
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Celebrate the 20th birthday of That’s not my… with this sensory storytelling…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    That’s Not My…
    Rose House

    Suitable for ages 3+ Tickets £6 per person Celebrate the 20th birthday of That’s not my… with this sensory storytelling…
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Castelnau Community Centre

  • 10.00am to 11.15am
    Sat 11 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 4-5yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 4-5 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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  • 11.30am to 12.45pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 6-7yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 6-7 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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  • 1.30pm to 2.45pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 8-9yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 8-9 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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  • 3.00pm to 4.15pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 10-13yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 10-13 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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  • 10.00am to 11.15am
    Sun 12 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 4-5yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 4-5 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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  • 3.00pm to 4.15pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 10-13yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 10-13 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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  • 11.30am to 12.45pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 6-7yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 6-7 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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  • 1.30pm to 2.45pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    RAD Matilda Musical Theatre Workshop For 8-9yrs
    Castelnau Community Centre

    Suitable for ages 8-9 Tickets £10 per person Sing and dance to the music and choreography inspired by the smash…
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Barnes Common

  • 11.30am to 12.30pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    The Lost Words: Seek Find Speak
    Barnes Common

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £10 per person Barnes Common becomes a spectacular stage for the London premiere of Seek…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    The Lost Words: Seek Find Speak
    Barnes Common

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £10 per person Barnes Common becomes a spectacular stage for the London premiere of Seek…
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  • 4.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    The Lost Words: Seek Find Speak
    Barnes Common

    Suitable for ages All ages Tickets £10 per person Barnes Common becomes a spectacular stage for the London premiere of…
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  • 11.30am to 12.30pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    The Lost Words: Seek Find Speak
    Barnes Common

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £10 per person Barnes Common becomes a spectacular stage for the London premiere of Seek…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    The Lost Words: Seek Find Speak
    Barnes Common

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £10 per person Barnes Common becomes a spectacular stage for the London premiere of Seek…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    The Lost Words: Seek Find Speak
    Barnes Common

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £10 per person Barnes Common becomes a spectacular stage for the London premiere of Seek…
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Betty Blythe Tea Room

  • 3.00pm to 4.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sat 11 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 1.00pm to 2.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 12noon to 1.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 2.00pm to 3.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 3.00pm to 4.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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  • 4.00pm to 5.00pm
    Sun 12 May 2019
    Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
    Betty Blythe Tea Room

    Suitable for all ages Tickets £13.50 per person With Betty Blythe Tea Rooms 'It's always tea time,' in Alice in…
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Barnes Children’s Centre

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