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Special events

You can view all our upcoming events, including family-friendly activities and Geffrye Friends events on our calendar.

Yoga for Creativity and Mental Wellbeing

Saturday 10 November, 10.30am - 1pm. Tickets £22.15 including booking fee

Hackney Arts Yoga Workshop

'To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong' - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Unleash your inner creativity and learn how it can bring a sense of release and happiness into your life with these yoga and creativity workshops led by community yoga and meditation teacher Lara Piras.
Get tickets here.


Screen Printing Workshop - Print Your Own Wrapping Paper & Christmas Cards

Saturday 17 November, 2 - 4pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Saturday 1 December, 2 - 4pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Take this introductory lesson in screen printing and learn to print your own wrapping paper and Christmas cards. Choose from a wide range of designs and colours using high-quality materials to make your own unique, handmade items. Perfect for making your gifts stand out this year and adding a personal touch to your festive mail.

No experience needed and all materials are provided by Hackney Arts. Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Book in advance to secure your place.

Book 17 November workshop here.

Book 1 December workshop here.


Make A Winter Wellness Survival Kit

Saturday 24 November, 2 - 4pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Saturday 8 December, 2 - 4pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Winter wellness workshop with Hackney Arts

Learn to love the colder months by making your own wellness products to keep you cosy indoors. In this workshop you’ll learn about the restorative and relaxing properties of herbs and essential oils, making your own nature-inspired winter survival kit. This selection of handmade products includes herbal bath-bags, an all-natural sleep pillow and a soothing scented candle, all for you to take home at the end of the session.

No experience needed and all materials are provided by Hackney Arts. Suitable for adults only. Book in advance to secure your place.

Book 24 November workshop here.

Book 8 December workshop here.


Christmas decorations workshop

Wednesday 28 November, 6.30 - 8.30pm. Tickets £30 excluding booking fee (family-friendly, ages 8+)

Saturday 8 December, 11am - 1pm. Tickets £30 excluding booking fee (family-friendly, ages 8+)

Christmas decoration workshop

Create beautiful handmade decorations using brightly coloured origami shapes, seed pods and fir cones, taught by fine artist and florist, Freya Gabie. All materials provided.

Book for November workshop here.

Book for December workshop here.


Make A Christmas Terrarium 

Thursday 29 November, 7 - 9pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Thursday 13 December, 7 - 9pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Make your own indoor garden in a glass bowl with a special festive twist. A terrarium is a handmade, mini-ecosystem, made with living plants that thrive in contained conditions. They’re a great way to add green into your home and easy to look after. Take this workshop to learn how to make them, which plants to choose and how to maintain them. We’re making ours with a Christmas theme, think cute decorations and festive sparkles, making this the perfect centrepiece for your dining table this season.

No experience needed and all materials are provided by Hackney Arts. Suitable for adults only. Book in advance to secure your place.

Book for November workshop here.

Book for December workshop here.


Make A Rainbow Wreath

Thursday 6 December, 7 - 9pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Saturday 15 December, 2 - 4pm. Tickets £35 per person excluding booking fee. 15% concession for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

A fun and colourful take on the traditional Christmas wreath. Our rainbow wreaths are made from carefully arranged baubles giving a unique look, guaranteed to make your door the most stylish in town. Our expert teacher will be on hand to advise, either follow our designs or make up your own style. We’ll have extra glitter and sparkles at the ready to give it the perfect festive finish.

No experience needed and all materials are provided by Hackney Arts. Suitable for adults only. Book in advance to secure your place.

Book 6 December workshop here.

Book 15 December workshop here.


Christmas Greenery Workshop

Sunday 9 December, 1 - 3pm. Tickets £60 including booking fee. Tickets £50 including booking fee for students, 60+ and Geffrye Friends

Christmas greenery workshop

Join the Geffrye's Head Gardener for our popular festive greenery workshop. All materials provided.

Book tickets here.


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