The Snow Child : A WINTRY TALE FULL OF WARMTH THIS CHRISTMAS. By Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare
Synopsis : Once upon a time there was a man and his wife who loved one another dearly, and although they were content and lived happily, there was just one thing they longed for: a child of their own. So one cold, white winter’s day, they sculpt a daughter out of snow and something magical and extraordinary happens.This beautiful and inventive show by award-winning company Dancing Brick will transport you into the wintry world of this gorgeous Russian folktale.
Ages : Nursery to year 2 (up to age 7) Duration : 50 minutes
My Culture Club Event Date : Clore Theatre, Sunday 29th November, at 11.30am (doors open 10 mins before start, latecomer not always permitted)
Address : Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street Southwark, LondonS E1 2HZ
Box Office : 020 7645 0560
Sian contact : 07958 385 929 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Housekeeping : NO PHOTOS • NO PHONES • NO FOOD. They do allow drinks (hot drinks must have a lid) and ice creams during the show, and you can pre-order ice creams when you book to benefit from a discount (email Sian if required).
Food : The venues Unicornershop located in the foyer, is open an hour before the performance and sells a range of delicious locally made cakes and savouries, healthy snacks, Fairtrade tea and coffee and a selection of soft or alcoholic drinks as well as a fantastic collection of ethically sourced toys and gifts at pocket money prices. If you're after something a bit more substantial to eat, there are also a number of local restaurants and cafes available (See below):
Travel & Location : The Unicorn is centrally located, just a short walk from London Bridge station. As part of their goal to improve our environmental sustainability, they recommend visitors plan their journey in advance using the TFL Journey Planner, making use of the many public transport options that access the theatre.
Travel Updates : There are currently major changes to overground train journeys going through London Bridge station - some services will not stop at London Bridge. Please ensure you check the Thameslink Programme website and plan your journey in advance.
Tube and Rail : London Bridge station is just 5 minutes away (National Rail, Northern and Jubilee lines)
Bus : RV1, 47, 343, 381 stop just outside the Unicorn Theatre on Tooley Street.
Bike : There are bike racks on the pavement opposite the Unicorn Theatre, plan your route using the TFL Cycle Planner.
Taxi : If travelling by taxi, we encourage visitors to use a provider that offers hybrid cars to reduce their environmental impact, such as Green Tomato Cars.
Parking : Tooley Street is a red route and there is no parking available at the theatre. We recommend QPark Butler’s Wharf, 5 minutes walk from the theatre, for more info visit www.q-park.co.uk.
River : London City Bridge pier is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Unicorn Theatre. Thames Clippers stop at the pier every 20 mins, throughout the day, serving 19 piers throughout London. For more information visit www.thamesclippers.com.Please note: due to extensive work being carried out at London Bridge station on Tooley Street, we recommend you check travel updates at www.tfl.gov.uk before you depart.
Eating in the Area:
Leon, More London (5 min walk) Naturally fast food - their menu uses the Children's Food Trust guidelines to ensure that every meal is balanced, nutritious and delicious!
Ask Italian, Shad Thames (10 min walk) A lovely family friendly place with a great set menu for £6.25 per child, they also have a picture gallery where they display children's drawings!
Zizzi, Shad Thames (10 min walk) Set amongst the historic warehouse buildings in the dockyards on the River Thames and with a brilliant decor, this branch of everyone's favourite Italian is definitely worth a visit.
Roast, Borough Market (15 min walk) Situated in London's iconic food market, this restaurant is a popular choice to celebrate a family occasion - they often have free meals for children in the school holidays too.
Giraffe, Southbank (20 minute bus ride on the RV1) Freshly cooked food for the whole family served to the sound of great music - their children's menu provides options for a variety of food allergies.
Make A Day Of It
There are plenty of places to visit in and around the local area, here are few suggestions of some family friendly attractions and activities:
UP Club (free) We run a free, drop-in creative club from 12-2pm most Saturdays. Take part in a different activity every week, from making picture portraits, superhero comics and more.
The Scoop at More London fountains (free) Just a 2 minute walk away towards the Thames, these fountains are always a popular choice for children during the summer months.
Potters Fields (free) A lovely park next to City Hall, a great spot for a picnic and boat spotting - you may even catch Tower Bridge opening if you're lucky!
Design Museum (Under 6's go free, other prices vary) The collection is made up of over 3,000 objects that range from the early Modernism of the 1900s to the cutting edge of contemporary design. All family visitors can also pick up a free Family Trail from the admissions desk and there is also a great programme of creative activities for ages 5-11.
HMS Belfast (Under 16s go free) Explore the Imperial War Museum's HMS Belfast - with its nine decks full of stories of what life was like on board to discover and a number of weekly activities for families, this local attraction is perfect.
Golden Hinde (Family ticket £20, children under 3 go free) Another local ship! This one is located close to Borough Market and is a full-size reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake's sixteenth-century flagship.
Walk along the South Bank With the Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, London Eye and more - you're bound to find something to entertain you. If you're visiting Wed - Thu, why not take a wander through Borough Market on your way to the South Bank?