The Crayonettes debut at the V&A Museum Of Childhood

The Crayonettes at the V&A Museum Of Childhood, Sunday 31st October from 14:30 to 17:45pm
@ The Summerly Room

A Halloween-themed afternoon of songs, workshops, dressing up and dancing!


The Crayonettes make their live debut at a special for-kids show at the V&A Museum Of Childhood, performing songs from their recent kids album Playing Out – Songs For Children & Robots in two 20 minute sets during the course of the afternoon which will also feature kids workshops with Susie Croizer of Electric Juice making kids costumes from recyclable materials ( and film director James Hunter on making music videos for slightly older kids. There will be light refreshments available and the afternoon will round off with a kid’s disco, courtesy of

The Crayonettes album, is out now on One Little Indian records (copies will be available to buy on the day from the Museum Of Childhood shop).

The event will be free and work on a first come first served basis.

Children are welcome to explore the rest of the museum too if they wish!

The Crayonettes are Kathryn Williams & Anna Spencer; two mums weary of the traditional ‘children’s cd’ format, those well meant but over-earnest singalongs performed inevitably in a ‘well-to-do horse-y voice’. Meeting up for their boys - Louis (4) and Lenny (3) - to play together, Kathryn and Anna noticed the weird and wonderful ideas the boys would conjure up from their imaginations ‘and we got to thinking about creating something that would make them laugh and make us laugh. We wanted songs that sounded like punk or disco or hip hop or country - The Small Faces brushing their teeth or The Velvet Underground asking questions about toads!’

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