Our old friends Canela Fina! delivered yet another great event for Brompton library with their chocolate event for children. We had a full house with everyone champing at the bit to get to the eating part of the event. Of course, that came at the end, so before that we had a history of where chocolate came from and how it’s made, all with graphics on our screen, and then the chocolate song with hand actions that was so fast in the end no-one could keep up with it… but had great fun trying!
Then came the part that everyone had been waiting for – tasting the white, brown and black chocolate before drawing pictures of the Aztec god of chocolate (I hadn’t known there was one!) and then, even better, being given two little doughnuts to decorate with chocolate sauce (white and brown) and sprinkles.
Well, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, can you?
I can’t believe that our wonderful providers of Spanish storytelling and dance events, Canela Fina!, have only been around for one year! Many of you will know of them from the bi-lingual children’s events they put on for us during school holidays (including this week!), mixing stories, dance, movement and music and teaching the non-Spanish speakers a few words and phrases as they go.
As organisers of their events in Kensington and Chelsea, Sandeep and I were invited to share this milestone with them in a chartered pod on the London Eye and what a great experience it was! Although the weather wasn’t really conducive we enjoyed the food and refreshments (canapes and wine!) but mostly we got to meet other people that they work with and had a long chat with Maria about her plans for the future and other events she could provide for adults as well as children.
Canela Fina! have come a long way since their first session with us, always creating a new programme for each series of events and I like to think we’ve helped and encouraged them along the way. Their next programme this half term is Storytelling- Los 3 cerditos y Caperucita Roja (the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood).
Here’s to their next year!
For more half term events please see our children’s events page.