What’s On in London

Love, Kids and Potatoes

Love, kids and potatoes in London

photo: Lumbar

Whether you are coming to London to entertain the kids at the start of half term, or celebrate Valentine’s day in more leisurely fashion, here are a few events that are happening in London this weekend and beyond that may help to fill out your stay.

SOUTHBANK CENTRE
Imagine Children’s Festival
Annual children’s literature festival which pulls words off the page with readings, storytelling, beatboxing and poetry.

TATE MODERN
Half Term at Tate Modern
A free drop in service where children can get creative by building and displaying their own creations.

HAYWOOD GALLERY
David Shrigley: Brain Activity
A humorous exhibition showcasing work by artist David Shrigley who specialises in child like rudimentary pieces.

THE WORKINGMEN’S CLUB
Valentine’s Love-a-Fayre
A market with quirky vintage gifts, cheeky underwear and stationary, plus custom liqueurs and a grooming station.

VESTRY HOUSE MUSEUM
Handmade Valentine Fair
A market offering an array of love themed gifts as well as a workshop to create your own personal hubby in doll form.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Lucian Freud Portraits
More than 100 of Lucian Freud’s realist portrait paintings are shown in this exhibition.

TATE MODERN
Yayoi Kusama
Influential Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has work displayed from her productive and lengthy career.

V & A MUSEUM
The Queen by Cecil Beaton
Three decades of photographs of the Queen taken by fashion photographer, Cecil Beaton.

THE OLD VIC TUNNELS
Vault Festival
A series of theatrical events including late night themed parties and a horror-exclusive cinema.

SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM
Spitalfields Potato Day
An event dedicated to the potato with potato printing, longest peel competition and advice on growing the perfect spud.

I hope that gives you a few ideas. Have a great week and if you haven’t booked your London Theatre Break then I hope you do so soon.