Stuff and nonsense at Jacksons Lane


Managing Editor Abbe Bates and her son Herbie enjoyed a performance of Goldilocks and The 3 Bears in London recently at the lovely Jacksons Lane theatre in Highgate. The children’s story is brought to life by kids theatre company Stuff and Nonsense with amazing costume, puppetry and acrobatics, and some witty dialogue too. It was Herbie’s first visit to the theatre, and he thoroughly enjoyed it! The show is currently on tour until June.

Restored bus for Acton depot

London Transport Museum patrons in front of the restored Wright Handy DW15.

London Transport Museum patrons in front of the restored Wright Handy DW15.

THE London Transport Museum’s branch at Acton has become home to a Wright Handy DW15 bus, newly restored to its original condition in London Buses Gold Arrow livery.

The restoration has been carried out to mark the 70th anniversary of Wrightbus and will be used as a ‘live’ exhibit during rallies and events at the museum.

The Museum Depot in Acton offers opportunities to visit with your group for a behind the scenes tour of the collection.

For further information telephone 020 7565 7298

Move for Museum of Brands

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Formerly located on Colville Mews in Notting Hill, London, The Museum of Brands has announced the opening date for its new building on nearby Lancaster Road.

Conveniently situated two minutes from Ladbroke Grove Tube station, the new museum has larger exhibition areas to display its huge collection, exploring the history of consumer culture, and includes a new learning space, which will offer creative sessions that can be booked by groups.

Other new elements include a café with a garden offering a quiet haven away from the bustle of Portobello Road. The café will give visitors an opportunity to enjoy homemade soup, sandwiches, cakes, pastries, cold drinks, tea and coffee, with a take-away option also available.

The museum’s award winning shop, stocking retro-inspired gifts, branded souvenirs, and replica vintage games and toys has also made the move.

Featuring thousands of items from the unique Robert Opie Collection, the museum demonstrates how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising.

The official re-opening will take place over the Easter Weekend – 25th to 28th March.

Discounted entry is available for groups of 10 people or more.

For further information telephone 020 7243 9610 or visit The Museum of Brands website.