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Annual General Meeting 2019

All Friends are welcome to join us for our AGM, which will include a presentation from Clare Wright MBE of Wright & Wright Architects, who are leading the redevelopment of the Geffrye. The event is free but prior registration is ESSENTIAL. This is a Friends only event.

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Velvet & Feathers - The Victorian Parlour

Sonia Solicari, Director of the Geffrye Museum, will give us a fascinating insight into the importance of the parlour in a Victorian household, the significance of its furnishings and decoration, and how its use evolved over time.

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Streetlife London - From Chaucer to Banksy

Writer and performer Nick Field presents a vivid romp through 700 years of London’s street life, inspired by items from the London Metropolitan Archives. Traversing pageants and protests, street art and fashion, Nick will bring to life the characters and events that have shaped London’s rich street life - and reveal a range of fascinating materials from the archives.

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Museum of Immigration and Diversity

A guided tour of the unique and remarkable Museum of Immigration and Diversity, housed in a Grade II listed, unrestored 1719 Huguenot silk merchant’s home. A rare opportunity to see inside this truly hidden gem.

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Whitechapel Noise - Politics, Sex and Religion in the Yiddish East End

Author, historian and Yiddish singer Vivi Lachs presents an evening of stories and song celebrating the East End’s vibrant Yiddish community and popular culture before WW1, bringing untold histories to life. With feisty, spicy and moving music-hall songs and punchy, political ballads, Vivi will give us a fascinating window into a working-class immigrant community.

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'Silvertown Special' Walk with Derelict London

Derelict London guide and author Paul Talling will take us on a tour of fascinating and abandoned sites in history-filled Silvertown, visiting iconic buildings such as the Millenium Mills, the squatted Tate Institute, the remains of Tay Wharf, and a Victorian church that’s now a music hall.

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