Kids Corner | Take your kids on an adventurous voyage

The Expedition One of Europe’s most significant artists and contemporary storytellers, Simon Starling, is bringing Danish audiences his latest creation, The Expedition. His puppet play follows a hapless adventurer as he attempts to reach New York City by boat. It’s a journey beset by calamities, and one where he meets a host of strange characters including an elusive zebra-striped beast and a sinister submarine. Starling was awarded the Turner Prize contemporary art award in 2005 for his “unique ability to create poetics and draw together a wide range of cultural, political and historical narratives”. The playing time is 25 minutes.

South Galleries, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, Cph K; Playing: Sun & Jan 22 at 17:00; free adm for under 16s & accompanying adults; www.kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk

Basim Danish teen sensation Anis Basim Moujahid aka ‘Basim’ is known as the guy who almost won X-factor in 2008 at the ripe old age of 15. Since then he’s scored a record deal and released two CDs ‘All that I would have said’ (which reached number eight in the Danish charts) and ‘Free Yourself’. With his loved-up song lyrics and natural charm, Basim will pull the heart strings of any pre-teen or teenage girl.

Frederiksberg Hovedbibliotek, Falkoner Plads 3, Frederiksberg C; performance: Sat 11:30–12:00; Free adm; www.fkb.dk

Dolphins and Whales Dolphins and Whales takes kids on an exciting and emotional adventure. For the first time ever these amazing animals have been recorded in 3D, allowing audiences to experience their lives and living conditions as never seen before. The film gives an insight into the many unknown aspects of these creatures, particularly looking at their advanced communication and social skills. The film lasts for an hour – recommended for ages 3-18.

Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Gl Kongevej 10, Cph V; ends Feb 3, screening Thu 12:20, Wed & Fri 15:50, Sat & Sun 11:10; Tickets: adults 135kr, kids 85kr; www.planetariet.dk

Life and Death This exhibition has been designed to give children a framework in which to talk about life and death. Developed in collaboration with teachers and psychologists, ‘Life and Death’ shows artwork that depicts the cycle of life. By using art as a tool to approach the subject, kids can form their own opinions on the topic and not feel too confronted by what can be a difficult subject. Designed for kids aged 6- 12.

Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48, Cph K; ends Sep, open Tue-Sun 10:00–17:00, Wed 10:00–18:00; free adm; www.smk.dk

Adventurous Couture For every girl who’s ever dreamed of being a queen, or at least dressing up like one, this is the exhibition for you. ‘Adventurous Couture’ displays the most beautiful ball dresses that Queen Margrethe has worn at special occasions since 1960. Admire the exquisite craftsmanship that goes into their creation … in wonder at the sheer extravagance.

Amalienborg Museum, Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, Cph K; open Tue–Sun 11:00–16:00; tickets 45-65kr, free adm for kids; www.rosenborgslot.dk





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