Adult Learners Week

VARIOUS EVENTS May 2012

Discover Hackney (www.discoverhackney.co.uk)has another excellent programme of activities for adults this May


Saturday 12 May, 11.00am - 1.00pm

ARCHITECTURAL CONTRASTS IN HAGGERSTON 

Discover Haggerston's architectural gems during a guided tour which will take in contrasting landmarks from a Victorian garden square to a bold post-war school.
The Building Exploratory , 8 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ
FREE but booking required, call 020 7729 2011 or email &#;strong&#;mail@buildingexploratory.org.uk&#;&#;strong&#; 

 


Monday 14 - Friday 18 May, 7.30pm

TALKS AT THE TOWER

A series of talks on historical Hackney themes, taking place in St Augustine's Tower, Hackney's only medieval building.The Tower will be open for refreshments from 7.00pm.

14 May: 18th century London by Jerry White

15 May: Jewish Hackney by Rachel Kolsky

16 May: Hackney History in Context by Sean Gubbins

17 May: Jerry O'Neill - Hackney's forgotten novelist by Ken Worpole

18 May: The Old Nichol slum in Shoreditch by Sarah Wise

St Augustines Tower , The Narrow Way – opposite Marks and Spencer

FREE but booking required: please contact &#;strong&#;info@hhbt.org.uk&#;&#;strong&#;or ring Lisa on 0208 986 0029

 

Monday 14 May - Sunday 20 May,  times t.b.a

THINGS THAT TELL TALES

Help to uncover the Hackney histories held in Hoxton Hall's rich and varied archive, including artefacts and memorabilia.  Work with a qualified archivist to learn the fundamentals of caring for and cataloguing historical objects, and explore how those objects contribute to the stories of our community.

Hoxton Hall , 130 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH

FREE but booking essential, email mailto:lorna@hoxtonhall.co.uk&#;subject&#;lorna&#;20at&#;20hoxton&#;20hall or ring Lorna on 0207 684 0060

 

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 May, 7.00pm

HACKNEY THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Talks and walks focusing on the built environment and the social and cultural history of Hackney, based on a new Hackney Society book, Hackney: An Uncommon History in Five Parts, edited by Margaret Willes.

15 May: Broadway Bookshop, 6 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ

with Juliet Gardiner and Ann Robey.

16 May: Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0RN with David Garrard and Margaret Willes.

FREE but booking required, email mailto:events@hackneysociety.org?subject=Events%20at%20Hackney%20Society or ring 07771 225183.

 

Wednesday 16 May, 6.00 - 8.30pm

GLOBAL HOMES  

A special evening opening at the Geffrye Museum to explore how cultures from around the world have influenced homes in England. Join us for live music, talks, craft workshops and a chopstick challenge. Tickets £6.00 adults /£4.00 concessions (includes a glass of wine). 

The Geffrye Museum , Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

Booking required, contact the Bookings Officer on 020 7749 6024 or email &#;strong&#;bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk&#;&#;strong&#;.

 

This page was added on 02/05/2012.
 

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