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Special events

Close up of candle in the almshouse

Waiting for myself to appear

Thursdays to Sundays between 3 and 27 October

Tickets £15

Writer Michael McMillan creates an immersive performance for the historical Geffrye almshouse. Performed by Esther Niles, accompanied by music and visuals from Dubmorphology.

For more information about Waiting for myself to appear

Image of dancing at community event

Seasonal Shindig

Saturday 26 October, 12–4pm

Free. Suitable for all ages

Come and celebrate the season! Free fun for everyone in the museum's front gardens. Enjoy a season ceilidh, craft market, food, and autumnal workshops.

Programmed by our Young Producers.

For more information about our Seasonal Shindig

Calligraphy workshop

Free form calligraphy workshop

Saturday 23 November, 10.30am–12.30pm

Tickets £20–£25

Learn beautiful and decorative writing skills, just in time for Christmas in this workshop led by Mark Brooks.

For more information about this calligraphy workshop

Calligraphy workshop

Traditional broad-edged foundational calligraphy workshop

Saturday 23 November, 1.30–3.30pm

Tickets £20–£25

A traditional calligraphy class led by Mark Brooks. Learn beautiful and decorative writing skills, just in time for Christmas.

For information about the traditional calligraphy workshop

Christmas wreath on a table

BPS workshop: Make a Christmas wreath

Saturday 30 November, 2–4pm


Create a sensory version of the traditional Christmas wreath. For blind and partially sighted adults only.

For information about the workshop

Christmas Greenery workshop

Christmas greenery workshop

Saturday 7 December, 1–4pm

Tickets £50–£60

Create beautiful and unique wreaths and seasonal decorations at our ever-popular Christmas greenery workshop.

For more information about Christmas greenery workshop 

For a calendar of all our upcoming events including family-friendly activities and almshouse tours.