On & Around the Street


The summer holidays are here and, while the sunshine and warmer weather are most welcome, if you’re a parent, you may be in need of a few innovative ways to entertain your little ones while visiting London or until school goes back in the autumn.

What The Ladybird Heard, the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, is being brought to life on stage at the Cadogan Hall from 24th July until 8th August.

Robbers Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow, but the tiniest, quietest creature of all – a tiny ladybird – has a plan of her own… Expect live music, puppetry and audience participation in a great family treat for the summer holidays.

The performances, at 11am or 2pm, are recommended for ages 2 and above. Tickets are priced from £14.50 to £16.50, while a family ticket is £62. Tickets can be booked and further information found on the Cadogan Hall website: http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/what-the-ladybird-heard-2014/, where you can also download What The Ladybird Saw colouring sheets, dominoes and activity packs.

Buy the book here.