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Special events

Forever Young

Sunday 1 October, 2 - 4.30pm. Drop-in, free. almshouse tours at 2.15pm and 3.30pm. Book on the day, first-come, first-served. Access via steps

Older people at the Geffrye

A special afternoon celebrating older people. Drop into our make and take activities, get hands-on with the museum's collection and sing along in our musical memories session. Enjoy free tours of the restored almshouse, special offers in our shop (10% discount) and cafe (cake and hot drink for £5).

Programmed with community participants of all ages. Part of Silver Sunday and Celebrating Age. Book on day, first-come, first-served.

Adult Workshop: Life Drawing at Home

Wednesday 18 October, 6.30 - 9.30pm. Tickets £20 (includes all materials)

Life Drawing at Home

Ever fancied trying your hand at life drawing? Artist Bella Franks runs life drawing classes in living rooms around London and makes learning to draw accessible and fun. Join her for a special evening of drawing set to music in the inspiring setting of the Geffrye's 20th-century rooms. All abilities welcome.

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Part of the Big Draw

Workshop: Screen Printing

Saturday 21 October, 2 - 4.30pm. Tickets £26 (includes all materials)

Screenprinting workshop

Learn the technique of screen printing, then create a unique artwork using a range of silkscreens and colours to take home. Suitable for adults and supervised children.

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Women of Colour

Saturday 28 October, 2pm

Women of Colour event at the Geffrye

Photography (c) gal-dem magazine

Contributors to gal-dem, a magazine written by women of colour, talk about their latest issue on the theme of home. Free event.

Part of Black History Month

Adult Workshop: Leather Accessories

Sunday 29 October, 2 - 4pm. Tickets £30 (includes all materials)

Hackney Arts Leather making workshop

Pick up some basic leather skills and decoration techniques then design and make your own customised key tag or belt. Suitable for beginners. Families welcome.

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The London Cheese Project

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November, 11am - 7pm. Tickets £4 plus booking fee

London Cheese Project

A must for all cheese lovers, this two-day festival features some of Britain's best artisan cheeses. Buy direct from the makers and sample deliciously gooey street food, from grilled cheese sandwiches to raclette and mac n cheese. Also enjoy craft beer and wine, live music, pop-up events, talks and demonstrations.

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Geffrye Museum Ghost Hunt

Saturday 11 November, 9pm - 3am

Exterior of the Geffrye on a winter's evening - photography Jayne Lloyd

The Geffrye at night - photography Jayne Lloyd

Join us for our last ghost hunt before the museum closes for renovations in January for 18 months.

We had a great ghost hunt back in July where activity was reported throughout the museum, particularly in the basement which is only accessible to the public with Fright Nights London!
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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.

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