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Halloween at London Canal Museum

There are always plenty of family friendly Halloween events to choose from in London. This year we went to London Canal Museum on a Halloween Boat Trip at Kings Cross. It’s a tiny museum, but definitely worth a visit.
The event happened on Sunday, which is not exactly on Halloween, but the Halloween spookines was in the air. In the museum there was face painting and some Halloween stories, but the most scary part was the boat trip through the Islington tunnel.
There were plenty of Halloween decorations such as ghosts and skeletons or bloody parts of bodies hanging from the ceiling. Our ride started great with a scary Witch wanted to eat every child on a board, however later they just let us sit at the front.
It’s a shame that no one continued with the Halloween stories as the atmosphere could be even better, but definitely I would recommend a night boat trip through this long tunnel.

 

 

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Street Art Update

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Another update, some of those pictures had been taken two weeks ago. I’ve got more recent ones, which I will post them soon. Sorry for not being here often enough as I would wish to, just not enough time during a day. That’s why my recent street art walks are happening at night. Finally a week off and time to catch up and have a bit of rest from the stressful weeks.

 

 

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London Wall

What an amazing project organised by Street Art London and Museum of London. Thierry Noir, Run and John Dolan painted the London Wall.
John Dolan drew London landscape leaving families opportunity to add their own creations to London streets.
Kacper loved adding some Minecraft figures on the London buses and Tower Bridge. Can you spot a purple crazy girl with an Iphone on Tower of London? that’s me 🙂
It was great to see the artists placing their finishes touches on their works.

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Urban Exploring

Finally I had a chance to see the abandoned building in Bromley by Bow. It’s not really really abandoned as someone squats there, however it’s definitely not safe due to plenty of rubbish, holes and every floor looks like it’s about to collapse. The street art pieces there are amazing and it will be a big sadness when the building will be destroyed completely!

 

 

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Epping Forest

Last week we went on a trip to Epping Forest. The weather wasn’t perfect, but at least it wasn’t raining. As an extension to our Forest School lessons we thought will be great to go to a real forest and we had chosen Epping Forest. It was a perfect place to recreate some of our favourite stories, such as The Gruffalo and We are Going on a Bear Hunt.
We had fun exploring this mystical and enchanted areas of the forest as apparently it is one of the most haunted forests and woods in the world. We found lots of mud and the sound of oozy mud was great.
We looked for minibeasts, birds, animal footprints. We looked at different plants, trees and we build a shelter ourselves. Look at our muddy wellies.

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Thierry Noir

The latest exhibition in Howard Griffin Gallery, which is now only for few more days is Retrospective by Thierry Noir. He is well known for being the first to paint the Berlin Wall and creating brightly coloured artwork, which was forbidden at that time. Thierry Noir work brings smile and actually this is his first solo exhibition. Very often he also wears a bright yellow coat himself.

Next time.. Pablo Delgado!

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Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a beautiful place to visit, sunny day made it even more special. Easter time was all about the chocolate and the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. On the normal day there are always plenty of attractions from visiting Palm House, Aquarium, Gallery of Botanical Art to climbing on the Xstrata Treetop Walkway, visiting Woodland Garden or Waterlily House.

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This time Kew Gardens celebrated 50th birthday of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Whipple-Scrumptious activities. There was the Whipple-Scrumptious Plant Hunt; The Great Glass Elevator; The Television-Chocolate Room; The Nut Room; The Inventing Room and after long queue we get into The Chocolate Room, where we worked with a chef from the Roald Dahl Museum and we decorated our own chocolatey creation with own fantabulous name and packaging. What a great idea for Easter.

Kew Gardens also offers daily free walking tours or if you are tired you can take Kew’s land train!