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What's going on in west London this weekend, including a fun family rave

Big Fish Little Fish family rave for children is coming to west London this weekend, along with a host of other activities and events

Do something fun and exciting in west London this weekend

Need something to occupy yourself or the children this weekend (Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13) whether it's a day out or an evening concert?

Big Fish Little Fish are bringing a fun family rave to Notting Hill, complete with bubbles, glitter cannons, giant balloons and a giant parachute!

There is also a whole host of other events going on across west London, from exhibitions to plays.

Pick your favourite and enjoy a fun weekend.

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Take your little ones to an exciting family rave!

Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave

Big Fish Little Fish are a family rave crew that travel around the country holding events, including at Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, The National Gallery and more.

A spokesperson for Big Fish Little Fish said: "We book big name DJs - this event will have Hacienda resident Chad Jackson, who is famous for the track Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked).

"Fancy dress theme is 'Around The World'. We'll have some freebies from Lonely Planet Kids to give away. On the dancefloor, as well as the great tunes we'll have bubbles, glitter cannons, giant balloons and a parachute dance finale."

Where: Acklam Village Market, Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove, W10

When: Sunday November 13, 1pm to 3.30pm

Cost: Tickets cost £9 for adults, £6 for walking children and free for pre-walking infants

Visit: www.bigfishlittlefishevents.co.uk

See some gorgeous theatre just for children

The Tinderbox at Watermans Arts Centre

Norwich Puppet Theatre breathes new life into Hans Christian Andersen's tale of magic, bravery and love with puppetry, animation and music.

A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. The soldier goes on a remarkable roller coaster adventure from rags to riches and back again! Will he survive and win the love of the beautiful princess?

Where: Watermans Arts Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS

When: Sunday November 13

Cost: Tickets cost £8 for adults, £7 for concessions

Call: 020 8232 1010

(Image: John Angerson)

Enjoy a fun concert for a good cause

Brent Symphony Orchestra annual charity concert

Visit Brent Symphony Orchestra's annual charity concert in aid of charity Making the Leap.

The concert will include Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Dvořák's Golden Spinning Wheel and Brahms' joyous Symphony No.2.

Where: St Martin's Church, Mortimer Road, Ladbroke Grove, NW10 5SN

When: Saturday November 12

Cost: Tickets cost £10 for adults, £8 for concessions. 11 and under go free

Call: 07530 904 584

Visit the Natural History Museum's iconic ice-rink!

Ice Rink at The Natural History Museum

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Natural History's iconic ice rink is open for another year!

Why not skate around the beautiful rink and enjoy the stunning surroundings before heading into London for a delicious hot chocolate?

Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD

When: Thursday October 27 to Sunday January 8, 2017

Cost: Tickets cost from £12.65 for adults, from £8.80 for children

Call: 020 7942 5511

(Image: Stephen Frak)

See a classic film on your doorstop

The Graduate at Ealing Classic Cinema Club

Benjamin Braddock completes college and returns to his family home, but finds himself aimless and adrift. At a loss over what to do, he ends up getting trapped in age gaps and intimate over-involvement with his parents, their married couple friends, and their daughter...

See classic film The Graduate at Ealing Classic Cinema Club this weekend!

Where: Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing, W5 2BY

When: Friday November 11

Cost: Tickets cost £7 for adults, £6 for concessions

Call: 020 8825 5000

Explore the Great Barrier Reef in amazing virtual reality!

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive

Set sail on a journey deep beneath the waves, exploring planet Earth's largest coral reef.

With Sir David Attenborough as your guide, you'll learn about the challenges faced by this extraordinary aquatic community, and find out how scientists are researching ways to conserve one of nature's most important ecosystems... All in amazing 3D virtual reality!

Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD

When: From Monday November 7 to Sunday December 18

Cost: Tickets cost £6.50

Call: 020 7942 5511

(Image: MMVIII Jeff Hunter/Getty Images)

See hilarious comedian Jim Davidson live in Hayes

Jim Davidson: 40 Years On at The Beck Theatre

Britain's most controversial comedian celebrates an explosive 40 years in show business.

All of the triumphs and the tragedies will be brought together for a truly theatrical and hilarious evening of comedy.

Where: The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, UB3 2UE

When: Friday November 11 to Saturday November 12

Cost: Tickets cost £26 for adults, £24.50 for concessions

Call: 020 8561 8371

Celebrate Shakespeare's amazing 400th anniversary!

The Shakespeare Revue at Richmond Theatre

Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary with this enchanting collection of witty music and skits.

The show includes songs and sketches by Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noël Coward, Cole Porter, Fry and Laurie, Stiles and Drew, Stephen Sondheim and many more.

Where: Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond, TW9 1QJ

When: Monday November 7 to Saturday November 12

Cost: Tickets cost from £16.40

Call: 0844 871 7651

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