This month's family round up has it all: time travelling bears, bears in space, exit pursued by a bear... Also, there's pancakes.

Grab your diaries, it's time to be organised and plan your entire year! With my advice on the best family events, of course.

Written for Everything Theatre

There are a lot of adjectives we could possibly use to describe the year 2017, but one that surely no one would argue is ‘turbulent’. And as one of theatre’s functions (at least, according to Shakespeare) remains to ‘hold up a mirror to nature’, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this was reflected on the London stages. Indeed, our theatres have been the scene of plenty of, ahem, drama this year, both on stage and off. Join us for a quick recap of the ups and downs.

Well, they did a pretty shit job of editing this one, but still... Head over to London Calling for my December family roundup, which includes precisely two things that are not Christmassy.

Bonfire Night, the Lord Major and William Morris: read all about it here.