This year’s theme is Space and there is intergalactic outdoor theatre performances, pop-up planetariums and the Space Station installations to get all space hoppers excited.
The children and families programme is sponsored by Leyf Nurseries this year and is brimming with fun free events including the Shambush Space Station Art Installation which will be touring neighbourhoods across SW1 and the finale event the Out of this World Fun Afternoon hosted by The Pimlico Million, at Churchill Square on the 20th of July. For more information go to www.southwestfest.org.uk
The Young Londoner family friendly highlights for SouthWest Fest:
Out of this world fun afternoon
A fun afternoon for children young people and families featuring arts and crafts, sports activities, circus school, face painting, stalls and loads more.Plus Pop next door to Churchill Gardens Hall to experience the wonders of space in the Pop-Up Planetarium! This event is produced in partnership The Pimlico Million a resident-led a funding and community development organisation, making Pimlico an even better place to be more info at www.thepimlicomillion.org.uk
When: 20 July 2019
Where: Churchill Gardens Square
How much: free
Want to experience what space is really like? Head into this pop-up planetarium to see for yourself! A wonderful experience for all to see, book your free ticket to get your time-slot to see the show, lay down and look up.
When: 20 July 2019 12pm til 5pm
Where: Churchill Gardens Hall
How much: free but need to book a space here
The Space Station produced by Shambush! & SouthWestFest
This summer celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing with Shambush! and their Space Station. An accumulative artwork, fun for young children and families. Shambush! will lead intrepid explorers in building a giant space station with crafty materials made over the 4 weekends of SouthWestFest. Join in painting and making special solar panels for the Shambush space station. Collect stickers from each training camp to become a fully qualified Sham-Astronaut and discover the secrets inside the Space Station, an exploration of all things out of this world!
When & Where: 13th July from 2pm til 5pm at Thamesbank Centre, Turpentine Lane, Pimlico SW1V 4BD
14 July from 2pm til 5pm at Ebury Bridge Estate Hall, Ebury Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RU
20th & 21st July from 12pm til 5pm at Tate Britain Garden, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG
How much: free