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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
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A Big Draw for Families
Family Arts Festival 2014

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The Family Arts Festival made its debut last October, entertaining tens of thousands of families across the UK. Now it is returning for a second year; between the 17th October - 2nd November you can expect art, comedy, circus, exhibitions, dance, film, music, and more. Events are happening nationwide, with The Big Draw taking place across dozens of venues. Here is a sneak peak at what you can get up to in London.

Art

Spectacular Stained Glass

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What: Create stained glass tea light holders
Where: All Saints Church, Kingston
When: 28th October

The Big Squelchy Mud Draw

What: Make garden-inspired clay art
Where: Garden Museum
When: 27th - 31st October

How to Draw Waves

What: Artist, Alexander Lee, demonstrates how to draw waves
Where: Gabriel Fine Art
When: 16th & 17th October

Dance

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Dance Proms 2014

What: Showcase of international dance students
Where: Royal Albert Hall
When: 2nd November

Jump

What: Jaw dropping show combining comedy, martial arts, and acrobatics
Where: Peacock Theatre
When: 28th October - 15th November

Family Dance Week

What: A week of dance activities for families with young children
Where: The Place
When: 24th October - 1st November

Music

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Bach to Baby

What: A classical music concert suitable for young children, where they can dance, wander, and listen to music
Where: Holy Trinity Church
When: 22nd October

Sensational 60s Experience

What: Legendary music stars from the 1960s perform live on stage
Where: New Wimbledon Theatre
When: 20th October

The Sound of Indonesia

What: A concert featuring Indonesian music
Where: Royal College of Music
When: 26th October

Performance

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Dad Dancing

What: Contemporary dance performance about growing up into a daughter and growing up into a dad
Where: Battersea Arts Centre
When: 29th October - 15th November

An Audience With Judith Kerr

What: Judith Kerr, author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, talks about her life
Where: Bush Theatre
When: 29th October

The Dinosaurs are Having a Party

What: A musical puppet show
Where: Bush Theatre
When: 30th October

Storytelling

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STORYSTOCK

What: The travelling story circus holds workshops featuring Michael Morpurgo, Lauren Child, The Famous Five, and more
Where: Bush Theatre
When: 28th - 30th October

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

What: Michael Morpurgo's adaptation of The Pied Piper of Hamelin is told
Where: Bush Theatre
When: 28th October

Storymaster Storytime

What: Lots of storytelling favourites, including Kipper, Elmer the Elephant, and Dr. Seuss
Where: Bush Theatre
When: 29th October
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Why? Fun for families
When: 17th Oct - 2nd Nov
Where: Across the UK
Cost: Free - 125
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