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Scores came to enjoy Aladdin-themed fun!

 

We beat those back-to-school blues with an afternoon of FREE Aladdin-themed family fun on Saturday 7th September.

The event, organised by the “The Brunswickids” took place from 11am – 2pm last Saturday. It was run by the team from Platinum Performing Arts and Nicky Nacky Noo (From the Land of Noo).

We welcomed a big crowd of children with their families to enjoy a host of fabulous FREE entertainment throughout the afternoon with Nicky Nacky Noo entertaining children with dance, balloon fun, magic and general fun and games.

The little ones had the chance to meet Jasmine, Aladdin and the Genie from the story of Aladdin! They posed for photos with them, providing families with fantastic memories to last a lifetime. The children joined them for dancing, games and our traditional Brunswick kiddie conga around the centre.

The event was the latest in a long line of FREE family events run by The Brunswick this year, which have proven incredibly popular with young families each time. They are the perfect opportunity for the whole family to let their hair down for a few hours and enjoy some TOTALLY FREE fun!

World-famous Sculpture Comes to The Brunswick!

We’re all set to welcome some incredibly well-travelled guests as a sculpture by world-renowned creators of public art ‘Gillie and Marc’ is set to arrive at The Brunswick this September!

The new sculpture called ‘Together Forever on Wheels’ is due to arrive in the middle of next month and will stay in the centre for the next eight months. The piece incorporates Gillie and Marc’s most popular sculpture themes, Rabbitwoman and Dogman, Vespas, and coffee.

Rabbitwoman and Dogman tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become soul mates. The Rabbit and the Dog, as unlikely animal-kingdom companions, represent diversity and acceptance through love.

In ‘Together Forever on Wheels’ Rabbitwoman takes the lead on the bike while Dogman gets cosy in the sidecar next to her, trusting her to take him somewhere incredible. With a seat on the back of the bike, this sculpture is interactive, allowing YOU to jump on and be part of Rabbitwoman and Dogman’s next adventure – we sense photo opportunities galore!

This amazing sculpture has been installed in major cities across the world to show love and acceptance and is part of the ‘Travel Everywhere With Love’ project, so it’s fantastic news that it is now coming to The Brunswick, London for you to enjoy!

We’re also working on another exciting collaboration between The Brunswick and Gillie and Marc set to involve local children’s charities, and the commissioning of a second set of sculptures called ‘Creatures of Hope’ that will be designed by children and brought to life in sculpture form in 2021. Watch this space for more details on this exciting project! 

With our Brutalist architecture, stunning sculptural installations and vibrant music and events calendar, The Brunswick makes the ideal spot for anyone with a creative mind.

The Brunswickids presents Aladdin in Brunswickland

11am-2pm, Saturday 7th September 2019

The summer holidays may be nearly over and the kids heading back to school but the fun doesn’t stop once schools are back, because we’re planning a fabulous afternoon of FREE fun!

Bring the kids to join Nicky Nacky Noo and the team from Platinum Performing Arts from 11am – 2pm on Saturday 7th September as The Brunswickids presents FREE Aladdin themed fun & games, song & dance, balloons, face painting, kiddie conga, kiddie limbo and lots more.

 

There will even be the chance for the little ones to meet Jasmine, Aladdin and other characters from the story of Aladdin and pose for photos with them – providing you with fantastic memories.

 

It’s the perfect opportunity for kids to beat those back to school blues and enjoy some TOTALLY FREE FUN!

Kids flocked for Free Fun at The Brunswick

We had a great time at our latest FREE family event for The Brunswickids, hosted by Vicky (“It’s not funny”) and Nicky Nacky Noo (From the Land of Noo) on Saturday 10th August.

 

Lots of families turned out to enjoy fun and games, song and dance, stories, magic, balloons and face painting from 11am – 2pm on the day. 

 

Plus children were also able to enjoy The Brunswick’s traditional Brunswickids Kiddie-Conga and Kiddie Limbo around the centre!

 

 

The event was the latest in a long line of FREE family events run by The Brunswick this year, which have proven incredibly popular with young families each time. They make the perfect opportunity for the whole family to let their hair down for a few hours and enjoy some TOTALLY FREE fun!

 

The next ‘Aladdin’ themed event is planned for Saturday 7th September. Further updates to follow! 

Explore The Hidden Secrets of The Brunswick at Open House London

 

Ever wondered what The Brunswick looks like up close? We’re excited to announce our participation in this year’s Open House London, which takes place across the weekend of 21st and 22nd September 2019.

 

Throughout the weekend we’ll be opening our doors to an exclusive few, who will have the opportunity to explore our striking Brutalist features, on tours led by the Camden Guides team.

 

We will host three tours each day, showcasing and celebrating the centre’s iconic architecture and exploring many areas, inaccessible to the public, within the walls of the building.

 

Open house London is the world’s largest festival of architecture giving you FREE access to over 500 buildings, walks and tours across the city. Now in its 25th year, the festival offers the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy and learn about our capital’s hidden architectural gems and how they influence the shape of our neighbourhoods, both now and in the future.

Free fun with the Brunswickids!

11am-2pm, Saturday 10th August 2019

 

Summer isn’t all sunshine and smiles when it comes to keeping the little ones sweet during the school break, so we’ve decided to cut the grown-ups some slack and put on an afternoon of FREE fun for the kids at our Brunswickids summer party!
Join us from 11am – 2pm on Saturday 10th August for FREE fun & games, FREE story time, FREE mini disco and much, much more with Vicky and Nicky Nacky Noo, from the land of Noo.

 

 

It’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to let their hair down for a few hours and enjoy some TOTALLY FREE fun!

Enjoy a little Positivity Through Poetry at The Brunswick

Need a little pick-me-up? Or something to brighten your day? 

We’ve teamed up with legendary poet, James McInerny, to provide you with a few moments of positivity throughout the summer.

You’ll be able to see several new poems every week, by James, displayed on chalk boards here at The Brunswick. These thought provoking pieces are created to inspire, amuse and promote a positive mind-set within the community, so whether you’re in need of some Monday motivation or mid-week inspiration, why not pop down and have a read?

James has recently taken the UK arts scene by storm with his poems in the public realm. They are currently being showcased at a number of locations across the capital including throughout the London Underground and Stansted airport.

 

 

We’re working closely with London creatives to continue to create an arts hub in the heart of Bloomsbury and the ‘Positivity Through Poetry’ event follows the introduction of our ‘Brunswick Unplugged’, live music event on Saturday lunchtimes. So watch this space as this continues to grow…

Go Greek, goes down a storm!

On Thursday 20th June, we held our second ‘Go Greek! Cyprus Night’, which, this year, paid tribute to Christos Lazari (Founder of Lazari Investments Limited, who own The Brunswick).

 

We had an incredible evening with FREE Greek food, drink, music and entertainment for everyone to enjoy with colleagues, friends and family. An astonishing 17,380 people came to celebrate with us during the course of the event and we were busier than ever before!

 

 

Headlining the event were Greek music virtuosos the Tsahouridis Brothers. There was also back-to-back LIVE music and dance throughout the night with acts including Diastello, The Elite Greek Dancers and Figoura School of Greek Dance, as well as Ageliki Darra, Monica Michael and Marios Lazari. Traditional plate smashing also took place on the main stage, which really wowed the crowds!

 

 

Further entertainment was provided by George Karageorgis and Leonidas, while everyone enjoyed a FREE delicious and varied spread of traditional Greek cuisine, as well as drinks, all catered by Apollo Restaurant and Wilton Patisserie.

 

 

We also announced some very special donations by the Christos Lazari Foundation, which was set up in tribute to Christos Lazari. Fifteen thousand pounds is being donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital and thirty thousand pounds for medical research to be undertaken by the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, which is located in Queens Square very close to The Brunswick. Five thousand pounds is also being donated to Coram, which helps vulnerable children and young people and is based behind Brunswick Square. Finally, fifty thousand pounds is being donated to the Dora Village in Cyprus, the birthplace of Christos Lazari, to improve community recreational facilities in this area. These extremely generous donations will make a huge difference to these significant and life changing charities.

 

 

Here’s what some of our guests had to say…

 

Helen Costa, said, “Thank you so much for a beautiful event – myself and my kids loved it. We’re looking forward to the next one. It brought not only the Greek Cypriot and Greek community together, but it also it brought all communities together and the love was shared around!”

Marios Avraam, said, “It was a truly wonderful event – so inspiring!”

Courteney J Noonan, said, “Thank you so much for putting on this amazing event – loved it.”

 

 


Special thanks to our incredible photographer, Kostas Lasithiotakis, for capturing these superb shots of our 2019 events.

Kostas’s objective is to capture the essence of an event in an elegant and vibrant way – his style of photography is fresh, vivid and dramatic. These images tell a story and ensure the memories made at our events are never forgotten.

 

To view more of his work please visit www.photosophy.co.uk