A family day by St. Margaret's House
In 2017, we curated more wonderful activities for the families of Bethnal Green, with a special focus on creativity and wellbeing.
We teamed up with long time friends of St. Margaret's House to create an eclectic mix of activities throughout the day.
All the happenings were also free!
THE EXPLORATORIUM – Healthy Eating
The Exploratorium science machine was in grave danger of imploding and our eccentric scientist needed your knowledge to save it! Children used their knowledge of Healthy Eating to help refill its information tanks with scientific facts and fun.
Time: 10:30 – 11:25AM ; Age: KS1 (ages 5 to 7) ; Number of children: max 30 LOCATION: Hall
MY LITTLE SOUS CHEF - COOKING WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS & KIDS
This interactive workshop involved cooking with your little sous chef. It was a fun activity for the whole family, with kids learning about different foods and their health benefits. They also got to taste test their final creation!
TIME: 11.45AM-12.30PM ; AGES: 4-8 ; NUMBER OF CHILDREN: MAX. 10, each accompanied by one parent; LOCATION: GARDEN
KIDS YOGA CLASS
Yoga and mindfulness helps children realise their full potential. This workshop enabled children to experience the effects of yoga in a fun and interactive way. They explored traditional yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation in a non competitive environment.
TIME: Session 1, 2pm - 2.30pm // Session 2, 2.30pm - 3pm; AGES: Session 1, 3 to 5 yrs // Session 2, 6+ yrs ; NUMBER OF CHILDREN: 12 PER SESSION ; LOCATION: HALL
MAGIC SHOW, BUBBLE SHOW AND BAlLoONS SHAPING
Adyʼs performance is so experienced, it appealed to all ages! With a background from drama school, he has been entertaining children between 3-7 for nearly 10 years and he has done everything, from performing street magic and comedy shows, to creating a sell-out west end magic show at Leicester Square theatre.
SEATED ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE TASTER SESSIONS
This easily accessible and highly effective therapy is performed in a professional massage chair, whose purpose is to align the muscles of the body for optimal treatment, while working over the clothes. Annalisa Cohen has been a practising complementary therapist for the past five years, and her focus as a therapist is to make bodywork therapy an accessible part of a client’s normal routine, without compromising on the quality and effectiveness of each treatment.
TIME: Slots were available between 10.45am - 11.45am//12.15pm - 1.15pm
Rhythms of the World
BY GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA
Everyone got to hear and learn some African and Latin-American percussion with Claude Deppa from South Africa and Carlos Fuentes from Chile.
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm Ages: Any age but children had to be accompanied by an adult!
On top of all of our activities, several market stalls were also setup around the garden
Our charity shop Ayoka raided their rails for a special selection of everything that had come in recently.
The Sewcial Circle teach sewing, dressmaking and craft to the next generation and they sold all sorts of items that can also be made with their DIY kits.
Camicrafts is a wonderland of quirky, creative, accessories, costume and home décor. If you love festivals, you would have loved everything they sold here!