It’s 6 o’clock and that means one thing….it’s the news. Granted, it won’t be 6 o’clock when you read this, because 6 o’clock is also shortly before bedtime and the sounds floating down from above suggest that there’s book-ripping trouble a-brewing in Reuben’s room.
But still. The news.
Let’s start with LolliBop. A whole raft of acts have been announced since I last did an update, so hold onto your festival hats (sadly, Nathan’s festival hat got lost several moves ago) Confirmed so far are:
Justin Fletcher (Saturday & Sunday)
Mister Maker (Friday only)
CBBC’s Big Friday Wind Up stars Sam & Mark
Andy Day’s Live Show (I know from my search engine terms that there are a lot of Andy fans out there…and his Dad is so lovely)
Thomas & Friends
Chris & Pui Mini Roadshow
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery of the Pyramid
Cook and Line from Swashbuckle (Fri & Sat)
Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures Show.
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic present a Silent Disco!
Southbank Centre, including music, dancing, fashion shows, DJs, pirate school, den making and takeaway crafts
Skylanders Trap Team™
Postman Pat® Mini Show,
The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre
National Geographic Kids woodlands takeover
Harry’s Wizard School
Live cooking in the Lolli Kitchen
…and more to come. I know not everyone loves Justin (OK, I don’t love Justin) but word on the CBeebies street is he’s quite popular with preschoolers. And word on the mumsnet street is that Mr Bloom is quite popular with preschoolers’ mums.
Meanwhile, there was a very special second birthday a few weeks back. No, not Eva’s (well, that too) but the Dish and the Spoon’s! A big Happy Birthday from LWAT and hope the birthday cake was suitably yummy. The Dish are also starting a children’s book exchange – if your kids have finished with their book, bring it to the Dish and you can change it for a different one! It’s a pilot scheme, so do show your support if you’re in the Nunhead/Dulwich kinda area.
(Oh, and Happy Birthday to Eva too…I guess)
And onto news from Big Fish Little Fish..their last party before going on the festival trail is happening this Sunday in Hackney. We’ll be there, and so should you if there are still tickets left. Have a look at their website for more details. And there’s more news from Crazy Chimps in Kennington – they’re starting a breakfast club, offering entry and breakfast for just £5 per adult and child pair. I’m actually getting liberally scattered with breakfast by Eva as I write this (see, it’s not 6 o’clock anymore…)
Lastly, here’s a very special offer from our Friend Maria at Maria Made It. I’ll let Maria herself explain it: “I’m offering a free sterling silver rope necklace, either 16″ or 18″ with any hand/fingerprint pendant ordered in May. (Order the charm through the website and use the contact me button to request the necklace in your choice of length, saving £10)” Go on readers….order now (and don’t forget to include a personal message to Maria telling her how lovely she is. Or how lovely I am. in fact, go with the second option).