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Special events

Home and the City: Celebrating Life on the Kingsland Road

Saturday 25 February, 2 - 4.30pm. Free

Janetka Platun's Globe

Globe by Janetka Platun

An afternoon of workshops and activities celebrating home and the local area. Share memories, create maps, see artist Janetka Platun's copper sphere sculpture 'Globe' and watch a film of its journey around East London collecting stories from local residents. 

Supported by Queen Mary Centre for Public Engagement


The Art of Batik

Sunday 26 February, 2 - 4.30pm. Tickets £23

Create striking textile designs using the ancient art of Batik with community artist Rhian Sutcliffe. Suitable for all ages, under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets via www.hackneyarts.com


Swing Your Heart Out!

Thursday 16 March. Dance class: 6.30 - 8pm Tickets: £5. Social dance: 8 - 10.30pm Tickets: £10. Combined ticket: £13

Swing dancing

Put on your dancing shoes and come along to a Swing extravaganza at the Geffrye! Take part in a class then show off your moves to live music by the renowned London Dance Orchestra.

Tickets via www.designmynight.com


The Art of Batik

Sunday 9 April, 2 - 4.30pm. Tickets £23

Create striking textile designs using the ancient art of Batik with community artist Rhian Sutcliffe. Suitable for all ages, under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets via www.hackneyarts.com


Swing Your Heart Out!

Thursday 20 April. Dance class: 6.30 - 8pm Tickets: £5. Social dance: 8 - 10.30pm Tickets: £10. Combined ticket: £13

Put on your dancing shoes and come along to a Swing extravaganza at the Geffrye! Take part in a class then show off your moves to live music by the renowned London Dance Orchestra.

Tickets via www.designmynight.com


Bees and Tea

Saturday 22 April, 12 - 4pm. Tickets: £40, £35 concessions

Barnes & Webb beekeepers at the Geffrye
Learn the basics of keeping bees with urban beekeepers Barnes & Webb, visit the Geffrye hives, then enjoy a honey-based afternoon tea in the café overlooking the gardens.

Book tickets here.


Pecha Kucha: The Key, the Secret

Thursday 27 April, door open 6pm, talks from 7pm. Bar open. Tickets: £8

An evening of fast and fascinating presentations by a mix of inspiring speakers based on the popular Japanese talk format. Each person has just six minutes to present twenty images.

Tickets via indytute.com


London Craft Week

Wednesday 3 - Sunday 7 May

Watch this space for an exciting craft-related series of events during London Craft Week.


Late Night at the Geffrye: Let the Good Times Be Gin!

Friday 19 May, 6 - 10.30pm. Tickets £5

Let the Good Times Be Gin!

A celebration of all things Gin, this special evening includes talks on the craft of distilling, drinking songs, cocktail masterclasses, lessons on gin pairings and of course, lots of gin to taste! 

Tickets via www.designmynight.com


Lotions and Potions

Saturday 20 May, 1 - 4.30pm. Tickets £16, £13 concessions

Sprigs of lavender in the Geffrye Museum herb garden

Make your own sweet smelling herbal concoctions including hand lotion, shampoo and soap.

Book tickets here.

View our garden tours here.

Celebrating Chelsea Fringe.


Swing Your Heart Out!

Thursday 25 May. Dance class: 6.30 - 8pm Tickets: £5. Social dance: 8 - 10.30pm Tickets: £10. Combined ticket: £13

Put on your dancing shoes and come along to a Swing extravaganza at the Geffrye! Take part in a class then show off your moves to live music by the renowned London Dance Orchestra.

Tickets via www.designmynight.com


Bees and Tea

Saturday 27 May, 12 - 4pm. Tickets: £40, £35 concessions

Barnes & Webb urban bee-keeping

Learn the basics of keeping bees with urban beekeepers Barnes & Webb, visit the Geffrye hives, then enjoy a honey-based afternoon tea in the café overlooking the gardens.

Book tickets here.

Celebrating Chelsea Fringe.

You can view all of our other events in our online calendar

Swing Your Heart Out!

Thursday 20 April. Dance class: 6.30 - 8pm Tickets: £5. Social dance: 8 - 10.30pm Tickets: £10. Combined ticket option: £13

Put on your dancing shoes and come along to a Swing extravaganza at the Geffrye! Take part in a class then show off your moves to live music by the renowned London Dance Orchestra.

Tickets via www.designmynight.com