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Special events

Design Show East

Please note that unfortunately this event is now postponed - new dates to follow.

 

GrandFest

Sunday 5 June

Grandfest at the Geffrye

Learn a new skill at the Geffrye as part of a special day celebrating the skills of talented older people.

Wood Turning: 12pm and 2pm

Wet Felting: 1pm and 3pm

Gardening - Grow Your Own: 11am and 1pm

In partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service. Free but booking essential. Find out more here

 

Open Evening: The Servant Problem

Thursday 16 June, museum opens at 6.30pm, performance 7 - 9pm. Tickets £16 / £13 concessions

High Life Below Stairs by James Caldwell after John Collet 1772

Join us for a special evening uncovering the lives of servants, their relationships with their employers and the etiquette expected of them from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, through drama, songs and anecdotes.

Book tickets here.

 

Hamlet with The Malachites

Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 June, Friday 1 July, 7 - 9pm. Gates open at 6.15pm. Tickets £12 / £10 concessions

The Malachites

Shoreditch's very own Shakespeare company returns with a rousing performance in the atmospheric period gardens.

Bring a blanket, refreshments will be on sale. Booking essential. Book tickets here.


Mini Moderns are 10

Pop-up shop

Mini Moderns

Tuesday 12 July - Sunday 14 August

Highlights of Mini Moderns products celebrating ten years of 'pattern with a story'.

Update Your Upholstery

Saturday 16 July. Drop-in sessions 10am - 5pm. Free

Learn traditional upholstery techniques using Mini Moderns textiles with Rachael South

 

Bee-keeping workshop

Saturday 27 August, 12 - 4pm. Tickets £40 / £35 concs

Visit the Geffrye's hives, learn the basics of keeping bees with urban bee-keepers Barnes & Webb, then enjoy a honey-based afternoon tea in the café. Book tickets here.

 

The Handlebards: Romeo & Juliet

Friday 9 September, 7 - 9pm. Gates open at 6.15pm. Tickets £12 / £10 concessions

The Handlebards

The Handlebards

The first of two knee-slapping, irreverent, bicycle-powered Shakespeare productions performed in the front gardens by this four-strong, all female troupe.

Bring a blanket, refreshments will be on sale. Booking essential - book in advance at www.handlebards.com


The Handlebards: The Taming of the Shrew

Saturday 10 September, 7 - 9pm. Gates open at 6.15pm. Tickets £12 / £10 concessions

The second of two knee-slapping, irreverent, bicycle-powered Shakespeare productions performed in the front gardens by this four-strong, all female troupe.

Bring a blanket, refreshments will be on sale. Booking essential - book in advance at www.handlebards.com


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