After attending the Cambridge admission policy presentation before the holiday (not my most relaxing idea I have to say), I realised with horror that I am getting it completely wrong with my children… None of them has yet found a passion in life – never mind they are respectively 12, 10, 8 and 7 – so how will they ever look credible at English university interviews??? So my new missions is to fill their Sundays with mind-widening activities … instead of morning in bed and afternoon not doing much… great… So let’s reviews what’s available in London currently.
Back to my beloved art exhibitions first.
- Jackson Pollock at the Whitechapel Gallery , which I mentioned in a previous post, is still running until 24 March;
- and so is “ Good Grief, Charlie Brown ” at Somerset House (until 3 March).
- A major exhibition is coming to Tate Britain from 27 March (until 11 August): “ Van Gogh and Britain ” – definitely worth booking ahead.
- The Tate Modern is running a “ Pierre Bonnart: the Colour of Memory ” until 6 May.
- At the Science museum, the “ Wildlife photographer of the year ” exhibition is running until 19 June.
- And the British Museum will host a “ Edvard Munch: Love and Angst ” exhibition from 11 April (until 21 July).
- Not sure it qualifies for art for everyone (it does definitely for me), the V&A is hosting “ Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams ” until 14th July – the exhibition is sold out until then but extra tickets are released regularly, fingers crossed I manage to get hold of one…
Outside of visual arts, quite a few other London museums can certainly appeal to children:
- The Science Museum, in particular the Wonderlab gallery;
- the V&A Museum of Childhood;
- the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, close to the meridian;
- the RAF museum in Hendon, very close to Wembley;
- the Grant Museum of Zoology.
I hope these provide you with plenty of ideas to fill your weekends with cultural fun – no more Sunday lie-ins I’m afraid, oh Lord….