November is here and its time for #CulturedKids November 2017.
What did you do for Hallowe’en? I ventured up to Kensington and was bowled over by the extravagant decorations. Not only were the houses decked out in cobwebs and adorned with ghosts the streets teamed with elaborately costumed children and adults. Next year I think that I will take the teens to see the spectacle. What actually took me to Kensington was an invitation to 18 Stafford Terrace, entering the front door is like stepping back in time as the Victorian decoration remains pretty well intact. A more detailed blog post will follow but in the meantime here is my Instagram post of the interior.
18 Stafford Terrace is a Victorian gem. Punch cartoonist Linley Stambourne lived there with his family in the late 19th century and it hasn't changed much since. Fans of William Morris will be in seventh heavean. Thank you @18staffordterrace and @sutton for a special halloween tour. #victorianhouse #williammorris #aestheticmovement #kensington #london #hiddenlondon #interiors
How was half term for you? We headed back to my childhood home in Norfolk where we picked apples and raked leaves. Norwich is home to the Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts which has been a favourite of mine for decades, at present they have a display of Fabergé animals made for the Royal family which is well worth a visit if you are nearby. Back home now and time for serious Christmas planning, have you bought your Christmas Show tickets yet?
Thank you for linking up to October’s #CulturedKids the posts that especially caught my attention were:
Trish Burgess of Mum’s Gone To …. answered a question that I have often asked myself What’s it like in a Nculear Bunker? Not only did she get to visit the bunker she also met some of the Cold War staff, fascinating stuff.
Sam from North East Family Fun went back to 1867 at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House for a behind the scenes tour that is also a bit of a performance. The Opera House was being restored when I was a student in Newcastle many years ago and I would love to visit.
Katie from Untold Morsels wrote about visiting Venice with Kids. Even if you are visiting Venice with just grown ups the guide is excellent, I’m going to have to visit again just to see gondolas being made.
Have you had any cultural adventures with children recently? You can link them up to #CulturedKids with Nell over at The Pigeon Pair and Me.