WOWzers. Literally. Women of the World unite, with an explosion of creativity and colour. In this week’s guide there is fun to be had with paintings and flowers and loads of good things to inspire you to get out and celebrate life and spring. Now is the time. Give yourself permission to have a ball.
WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, South Bank Centre, Fri 10 March
Hello, look who it is.
Learn about the Krays in the East End, dodo doodles, feed pigs on a farm, and surf the Hemel waves. Collapse in a heap. Half term done.
The London Design Festival is in full swing right now, with events going on all over the capital that are just stunning — and there’s definitely a huge variety to tempt you. I’m just reeling at home many clever, creative people there are out there, given that I couldn’t design my way out of a paper bag…
I’m a big fan of a little museum. The British Schools Museum in Hitchin is one of the ones I’ve driven past loads of times, but never managed to stop and have a look round. So when it was raining the other day — hello, August! — me and my youngest met some friends there for a good old nosey.
It was great watching all three kids — 10, 7 and 6 — getting stuck in with old-school wooden games.
I popped into the preview evening of a new exhibition by the local collective ‘Common Thread’ last night — and I was very glad that I did. The chance to check out their work, Pimms in hand, was a proper treat…
I’ve mentioned the exhibition ‘Tiger, Mog, and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective’ in the Summer Hols Survival Guide, and I took my two – 5 and 11 – down to see it last week. We’re big Mog fans in our house – as well as ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea.’ But mostly Mog….
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