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Special events

Garden Variety Bar - cocktails at the Geffrye

26, 27 August, 2, 3, 16 and 17 September, open from 5.30pm

Garden Variety Bar

A series of evenings featuring drinks inspired by the period gardens: each week sees a residency from one of London's most creative bartenders, serving drinks inspired by and even using ingredients from, the Geffrye Museum's period gardens. 

Relax on a deckchair in the serene urban oasis of the gardens, or try your hand at some suitably suave garden games whilst sipping on inspired creations from:

August 26 and 27 - Sweetdram 

September 2, 3, 16 and 17 Gimlet Bar

A specially-invited selection of restaurateurs will be offering curated food options to compliment the garden cocktails. 

Please note, some bar and food operators may only be able to accept cash so please come prepared. Book tickets here


Bee-keeping workshop

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

Saturday 10 September, 12 - 4pm. Tickets £40 / £35 concs - 2nd date added

Barnes & Webb beekeepers at the Geffrye

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 £15

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 here


The Handlebards: The Taming of the Shrew

Saturday 10 September, 7 - 9pm. Gates open at 6.15pm. Tickets £15

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 here


PechaKucha London: Welcome!

Monday 19 September, 6 - 8pm. Tickets £8

PechaKucha returns to the Geffrye with a night hosted by Sarah Thompson, an advocate for transforming the sometimes un-welcoming homes on ex-council estates in to cozy and vibrant living spaces. Our speakers will explore what they think of when they hear the word "Welcome." Each speaker will get 20 slides that are 20 seconds each to speak on the subject.

Our wonderful line up of speakers include Observational Strategist Sarah Buxton, Upholsterer Rachael South, Interior Designer Adam Bray, Kirsty Minns, Creative Director Future Laboratory, Freelance Designer Maria Jeglinska, Ceramicist Alicja Patanowska, Mentor Donna Churchman and Freelance photographer and freelance nurse Andreas Helland.

We look forward to welcoming you! 

Book tickets here


Symmography Stools by Rachael South

Friday 16 - Monday 26 September, Geffrye Museum Shop

Symmography Stools by Rachael South

Traditional chair caner and seat weaver Rachael South is creating a series of six unique stools for London Design Festival, which will be available to buy exclusively at the Geffrye Museum Shop.



Homespun: The Very Private Lives of Timberlina

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, 5.30pm and 7pm. Tickets £10 / £9 concessions

Timberlina

And What? invite you to glimpse the domestic life of London’s favourite country dwelling bearded drag lady.

Through a series of homely settings, Timberlina will explore various domestic dilemmas; from city anguish, home economics to gardening, foraging and free furnishings.

This is a unique opportunity for value-minded women, men and others seeking unrefined inspiration.

Book tickets here

Please note: this is a walking performance and you will be moving through the museum as part of the experience. We will of course, take time for refreshment, and potentially a tipple en route. Comfy shoes recommended.



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