Arts & Culture Round-up: The days are dashing away

Arts and culture 610Haven’t the last couple of months flown by? I wasn’t able to post a round-up for March as I was ill with the flu, but World Book Day only seems five minutes ago. As ever, there were tons of posts about books, costumes and the love of literature, by the likes of Mummy’s Little Blog, Life of Ryrie, Mama Not DumberCasa Costello and Emmy’s Mummy.

Another reason the last few weeks have passed in a front of me like a blur is because – together with the lovely Penny Alexander and Swazi Rodgers –  I set myself a Team Honk challenge to see how many of London’s 300+ museums and art galleries I could visit in one day. On 19 March the three of us power-walked and trotted our way across over 30km of the capital’s streets, visiting 26 museums and raising more than £1300 for Sport Relief. It was a mind-blowing day which, two weeks on, I still haven’t quite recovered from. You can read my account of the day here; Penny’s here; and Swazi’s here. We were all so grateful for the support given to us on the day; all those retweets and likes really helped boost our spirits, especially towards the end of the day when we were flagging. And, of course, the sponsorship. A MASSIVE thank you to everyone who’s donated to such a great cause (and it’s not too late to give – just follow the links in our posts if you’d like to donate).

It seems that bloggers have been taking in the cultural sights and sounds of London too. Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays saw Painting the Modern Gardens: Monet to Matisse at the Royal Academy of Arts. Coombe Mill visited the London Imperial War Museum. Five Adventurers went on a Houses of Parliament Tour. Family Friendly Working took in the Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl, an interactive exhibition on the Southbank and Hatty Daze saw The Lost Things, at Greenwich Theatre.

Bringing art into the home, Striking Mum wrote about how her family is learning about art as part of their home-school curriculum. And The Arts Crusader was inspired by Kahlo, Van Gogh, Matisse and Monet into set about exploring flowers in art with her youngsters.

Not to be outdone by the capital, Family Travel Times posted on what to do in Norwich, which seems like a place with lots to offer culture-hounds; A Quirky Kook visited KAWS at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park; and Chelsea Mamma went to the Utah Beach D-Day Museum and Airborne Museum

That’s about it for now, folks. Please keep on tweeting and emailing me your cultural, artsy links!

ps. If you’re looking far ahead to Summer entertainments, there’s a discount code on my blog the Pigeon Pair and Me for The Scarecrow’s Wedding, a Scamp Theatre performance of the Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler tale at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. £4 off each ticket if you book before 30 April….

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About Nell Heshram

Nell Heshram is a writer who blogs at the Pigeon Pair and Me. On her blog she shares tips on arts and culture for kids; family travel; and what’s new in her home town of London.