Children’s events in London Saturday 25 February

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Childrens events in London on Sat 25th February

Our guide to childrens events in London on Saturday 25 February 2012.

 at Natural History Museum, London
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Dino Snores — Sleep over at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Have you ever seen the movie "Night At The Museum"? Well... now's your chance to find out what really stalks the corridors of the Natural History Museum as night descends, with the towering bones of Diplodocus nearby. Activities include a torch-lit tour of the famous galleries, and a live show called "Revenge of the Minibeasts".
Island at Dorfman Theatre, London
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“Island”, at the National Theatre

to Dorfman Theatre When Cameron is told he is going to spend his holidays on an island in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, where the skies flash with ice storms, he isn't very happy. Cut off from all his friends, Cameron can either help his mum with her research, or put on his boots and explore. But is the island really uninhabited? Sat 25th February 2012 will see Island playing at the Dorfman Theatre.
 at Hampstead Observatory, London
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See the stars at Hampstead Observatory

to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory is a small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don't even have to book.

That’s all the events for children, but there are plenty more 25 February events in London, including:

Queen Elizabeth II, by Cecil Beaton25 FebruaryCecil Beaton photographed The Queen as she went from being a princess to a monarch and a mother. This exhibition will feature nearly 100 of his best portraits. Also included are extracts from Beaton’s own letters and diaries, which will reveal the intense planning and working practice of a royal sitting.

Verdi’s “Aida”, performed ‘in the round’25 FebruaryThis spectacular version of Verdi’s “Aida” will be performed ‘in the round’ amongst the ruins of Ancient Egypt. The epic work explores the tragic love triangle between the Ethiopian slave girl Aida, the King’s daughter Amneris, and the Captain of the Guard.

“Her Maj” — 60 years of portraits of the Queen in cartoons25 FebruaryThe Cartoon Museum will be marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a special exhibition of portraits drawn during the last 60 years. Some are affectionate, some are teasing, and some are totally unflattering, but their combined might showcase how her image has changed down the decades, and explores how the monarch’s image was taboo in cartoons even as late as the 1950s.

Rugby 6 Nations: England v Wales25 FebruaryAs the winners of last year’s Rugby 6 Nations, England will be looking to repeat the feat with a game against Wales. The RBS 6 Nations Championship is an annual rugby union competition involving the six best sides in Europe: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

Yayoi Kusama exhibition25 FebruaryYayoi Kusama is probably best-known for her repeating dot patterns. Since 1977 this intriguing artist has spent much of her life living in a psychiatric institution, and her work has been touched by obsession and a desire to escape from psychological trauma.

“She Stoops to Conquer”, at the National Theatre25 February“She Stoops To Conquer” tells the story of Hardcastle, who’s trying to introduce his eligable daughter to his old friend’s son. But his son is crippled with shyness when it comes to wooing the upper classes, and he is tricked into thinking his prospective father-in-law is an old innkeeper, and his daughter is a barmaid.

Who Do You Think You Are? — Live!25 FebruaryLondon Olympia will be hosting a live version of the popular TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?”. If you’ve ever wondered what your ancestors did for a living, where they lived and how they died, then this show is the perfect place to start.

Walk the Olympic Way25 FebruaryThis guided walk will explore the redevelopment of the area around the Olympic Park, and look at some of the finds unearthed by the Museum of London’s archaeologists.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 201125 FebruaryThe Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition reveals the best images from the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition. It includes all of the winners, the runners-up and more than 100 prize-winning photographs.

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