January 30, 2012 09:37
| Going Out
Want to feel amazingly smug about doing your mummy job while giving yourself a genuine treat at the same time? Then take your baby, infant or child to a Classics with my Baby concert at a variety of London locations including Christ Church in Chelsea. On their easy to navigate web site there are details of upcoming performances and you can also order tickets online.
It was real splendour listening to genuinely emotive and passionate musicians, playing well-known classical pieces with my child perched in my lap. The organisers, Philippa Mo and Miaomiao Yu are not mere technical masters of a massive repertoire; they are communicating subtle emotions, moods, tones in a dramatic, but genuine way.
I took my son to a 10:30 concert at Christ Church in Chelsea. While he ran around the church and rolled around the floor most of the time, he was listening and I was thoroughly enjoying sharing time with him in a beautiful space over flowing with superbly performed music.
So if you have a mellow child, or a hyperactive one like mine, do not be put off by the high-brow nature of the activity. It’s for kids and it’s meant to be fun and enjoyable, not silent and pensive.
Philippa and Miaomiao put an added brilliant feature: cake and tea stall. Arrive early, mingle, have a drink and buy a cake made by the fabulous baker Claire of Claire’s Happy Cakes
The concerts cost £10 per adult and children are free, as I mentioned above, you can buy the tickets online. Check this space for half-terms and special days off from work.
Laura Vogel is a local mum of two and runs London-baby.com, a local parent's guide to free and affordable activities for babies, toddlers and young children in London.