It’s a Wandsworth Bake-Off, Sparks Charity Day and we’re awash with coffee on 26th for Macmillan! Your ‘What’s On’ guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 18th September 2014

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Welcome to your NappyValleyNet weekly “What’s On” guide!

As September presses on, we’re all getting back into our usual habits – some good, some bad – and perhaps creating some new, improved ones.  A change is as good as a rest, they say, so why not check out our fab calendar,  positively overflowing with bright ideas, for both the regular classes as well as something out of the ordinary. Do keep posting your own events and spread the word (click here)

Let’s start with the one-offs!  Take a break from the norm and do something a little bit different

Sparks Charity Day on Wandsworth Common is fast approaching!  We’re thrilled to be supporting the day, and if you haven’t already got your tickets, then you can book them right here (click here).  It promises to be a fun-packed Sunday with lots on offer to entertain all of us from Try Time Rugby, Dantastic, Bertie & Boo, Amanda’s Action Club and Open Air Fit to name a few, as well as a delicious BBQ from Skylark.  I feel a lovely-happy-friendly-community-fundraising kind of day coming on!  Right up my street.  See you there!…click here for more details

Love the name of this one!  ‘To Bump & Beyond’ is a coffee morning hosted by SW19 Lawyers for working mums at Cannizaro House in Wimbledon this Friday morning.  Hear some top tips on all the various employment issues that can come with motherhood.  Buggies & babies welcome – of course!…click here for more details

It’s the Wandsworth Bake-Off on Saturday!  Inspired by that well-known programme off the telly?  Incensed by ‘Freezergate’?!  Now’s your chance to make your mark.  Bake in advance then take your splendid creations along to Northcote Records between 11am and 12pm on Saturday.  Prizes will be awarded for best in each category as well as an overall Star Baker!  Get baking!…click here for more details

It’s Open House London this weekend, so we all get the chance to peek inside iconic buildings, many of them very close to home, as doors are flung open across this great city.  How about a tour of the New Covent Garden Flower Market, a look around the RCA Dyson Building or a snoop at the latest developments at Nine Elms?…click here for more details 

Colourscape is back on Clapham Common for you to explore music, colour and light in this amazing inflatable sculpture, and two concerts taking place this weekend…click here for more details

Go along to the Doodle Bar on Sunday and help create some sculptures in an art workshop open to all ages, which they’re running to celebrate the opening of ‘Move’, a new exhibition.  So get your creative head on and get moving!…click here for more details

Pitter Patter Southfields is hosting a relaunch party on Saturday 27th to celebrate the refurbishment of the The Old Garage, now The Old Fields (sounds like quite some refurb!). Join in for free entertainment from Musical Express and Monkey Music plus a goody bag for the first 30 families through the door.  Race you there!…click here for more details

In the mood for a good old giggle?  Then go along to Teddington for a performance of Dick Barton Special Agent.  This version is an all-singing, all-dancing zany spoof of the BBC 1940s detective series.  Sounds like fun!…click here for more details

Now, which of the local World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan will you be going to? So many to choose from, so little time..!  There’s plenty of room for all of them on our calendar; the question is, how many coffees can you manage?!  It’s fab that so many local businesses, and I’m sure many households, are embracing it. Will it be the The County Arms (click here). Travel Designers (click here)Nature’s Purest (click here)or Skylark?…click here for more details

Some are familiar, some are new.  It’s the regulars that keep us all happily on track and entertained

Amanda’s Action Club is in full voice at Skylark Cafe with sessions every day except Wednesday with fun, fitness and music for your little ones (and you!) to enjoy.  Shake that tail-feather…click here for more details

Delve into the wonderful Aladdin’s cave of an art studio at Lavender Leonardo’s with it’s after-school workshops for children aged over 5.  New themes are looked at each term with an emphasis on art history too.  Inspiring!…click here for more details

Et Patati Patata are running fun french classes after school on Tuesdays in Fulham Library.  Immerse them in 100% french, from drama to cooking to books.  That’s not cooking the books, you understand…click here for more details

Bumblebee Beats music classes are underway again with a busy timetable at The Bedford for little ones.  With various percussion instruments as well as pom-poms, gym-ribbons, puppets and bubbles, you’ll make a merry band!…click here for more details

Stagecoach Theatre Arts start their Saturdays at Graveney School soon and each session will include drama, singing and dancing.  Time to build that confidence and help them shine!  Enter stage right…click here for more details

Join in on the Little Footprints Mother & Baby Group on Thursday mornings in Fulham.  Anyone with one or more up to 18 months old is welcome – so far the youngest attendee was 3 weeks!  Can I come just for a cuddle?!…click here for more details

As the new term gets underway, Little Voices Putney are offering two trial classes in September.  With singing, drama and classes working towards LAMDA exams, this could be the one for any budding starlets from age 4 and up…click here for more details

Bubbaboo sessions are starting again and Babbling Bubbas gets underway next Thursday.  Run by a speech and language therapist, there’s signing, singing and games to help with early communication development, from the first lovely sounds to the wonderful stories imparted by toddlers!…click here for more details

Quite tired after all that?! Put your feet up with a cool glass of something refreshing in hand and take a look at our property pages.  We’ve mapped out all the local school catchment areas so you can search for homes to buy or to rent nearest to your number one here for more details

Four fabulous properties from our Preferred Property Partners this week:

Available with Marsh & Parsons is over 3,000 sqft of living space in a semi-detached, 5-bedroom house with both a front and back garden and only a stone’s throw from Clapham Old Town…click here for more details

New to the market with Savills, is a sensational, semi-detached, 5-bedroom family house with exceptional living space and a large 75ft garden…click here for more details

From Douglas & Gordon, a truly stunning home offering just over 4000 sqft of accommodation plus a larger than average garden…click here for  more details

And from Hamptons International a recently refurbished, 5-bedroom house, tastefully styled to create a stunning family home.  The natural lower ground floor features an eat-in kitchen/dining room that opens onto a charming and well-sized garden…click here for more details

That’s it for this week.  Whatever you decide to to, have fun!

Love, Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team x

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