Commonwealth Family Week

Visit Westminster Abbey this half term and celebrate the Commonwealth during a week of special events for families.

Join the Abbey and The Royal Commonwealth Society to explore art and culture from across this unique partnership of 53 countries, which together represent a third of the world's people.

Activities for children aged 3 - 13 start on Monday 12th February and culminate with a special Family Day on Friday 16th February. All activities are free with entry to the Abbey. . 


ACTIVITIES: DAILY - MONDAY 12TH - THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 

Art in the Nave 
10.00am - 12 noon and 1.30pm - 3.30pm 

Music and Dance performances
11,00am and 2.00pm 

Commonwealth Family tours
1.15pm - meet at the Great West Door

Commonwealth flag display in the Chapter House
10.00am - 3.30pm

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COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' WORKSHOP - MONDAY 12TH AND WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY

As part of our Commonwealth celebration this half term, you can joni one of these exceptional Booker Prize finalists at Westminster Abbey. 

Please note that these workshops are open to young people aged 14-17 years only. 

Stephen Kelman
Monday 12th February, 12.00 - 2.00pm

Romesh Gunesekera 
Wednesday 14th February, 12.00 - 2.00pm

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FAMILY DAY PROGRAMME - FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 

Art in the Nave

10.00am - 12 noon and 1.30pm - 3.30pm 
Join our artist to create your own masterpiece celebrating the cultures of the Commonwealth 

Music and Dance
Enjoy performances by Commonwealth musicians and dancers in the Abbey:
10.30am - African drumming and dance with Miishejeloi Dance Theatre, Ghana
11.30am - Classical Indian Kuchipudi and Kathka dance with Arunima Kumar Dance Company and ANKH Dance
1.30pm - Malay dance with Lili Muslihah and Siti Farahnazirah, Singapore
2.30pm - Songs from Belize with Mike Lindup, Belize, and Calysponian with Alexander D. Great, Trinidad and Tobago  

Commonwealth Family Trails
Start at the Great West Door
Explore the Abbey, site of the annual Commonwealth Service, with our Family Commonwealth Trail. 

Commonwealth flag display
Explore the history and meaning of the flags of the Commonwealth nations, which will be on display in the Abbey's beautiful medieval Chapter House. 

To purchase discounted tickets for the Commonwealth Family Day on Friday 16th February (09.30am - 3.30pm) please visit the event page on Littlebird.

Entry is via the North Door Priority Queue with your pre-printed ticket. Adult tickets are only available to those who purchase child tickets. Maximum of 4 children per adult. Adults are required to remain with their children throughout their time at the Abbey, including tours and workshops. 

For more information, email families@westminster-abbey.org 

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