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A 1965 living Room decorated for


Christmas Past, Geffrye Museum


Photograph by Chris Ridley


2pm and 3pm Workshop: Squeaking and Squawking Decorations (ages 2-16) Create a sugar mouse or beautiful Edwardian-inspired bird Christmas decoration. 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm Workshop: Festive Gifts Galore (ages 11-16) Create spicy and aromatic festive soaps and herb bags to give as gifts this Christmas. 2-4pm


Exhibition Talk: Christmas Past in Focus


can see how Christmas has been celebrated in English middle-class homes over the past 400 years. The origins and meanings of many of our Christmas traditions are explained and explored, from feasting and kissing under the mistletoe to hanging up stockings and decorating the tree.


Geffrye Christmas Events - all FREE!


Open Evening: An Edwardian Christmas


demonstration, sing along to live festive music or bring children to a


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Bank of England Museum Bartholomew Lane EC2 Cartoons and Caricatures Until 31st December


NB Closed from New Year until March for refurbishment


Barbican Art Gallery Pop Art Design Until 9th February


British Library Euston Road NW1 Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain Until 11th March


njoy Christmas Past by candlelight, listen to a seasonal talk, watch a greenery


decoration-making workshop. Enjoy a festive supper in the restaurant or find an unusual gift from the shop.


Thursday 5 December, 5-8pm. Free A


British Museum Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia Until 23rd March


The Courtauld Gallery Strand WC2 A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany Opens 30th January


The Curve Barbican Centre


Ayşe Erkmen: Intervals Until 5th January


Christmas Past Family Day Saturday 7 December. Free


lively day of Christmas workshops for children aged 2+, with carol singing for all


ages. Workshop places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes in advance. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Christmas Carols (all ages) Sing along to some favourite


Christmas carols with Robinsing Music.


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Saturday 14 December, 11.30am and 3pm. Free Farewell to Christmas


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ttend the Geffrye’s traditional burning of the holly and the ivy, with carol singing, stories


about Epiphany and a taste of mulled wine and Twelfth Night cake. Please note that this event takes place in the garden, so wrap up warm! Sunday 5 January, 3.30-5pm. Free


The Geffrye Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 Tuesday-Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm Closed: 24, 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan Admission: Free www.geffrye-museum.org.uk


What’s on December-March


Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art Canonbury Square N1 Giorgio di Chirico: Myth and Mystery Opens 15th January


The Foundling Museum Brunswick Square WC1 Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss Until 5th January


National Gallery Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance Opens 19th February


National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Until 9th February


Royal Academy Daumier (1808-1879): Visions of Paris Until 26th January


Tate Modern Paul Klee: Making Visible Until 9th March and Richard Hamilton Opens 13th February


xplore Edwardian Christmas traditions in this informal gallery talk.


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