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Crafts, Dragons, Exhibitions…

Posted by Boundary Community Launderette on 02/02/2012

This weekend there are a couple of  family events at the Geffrye Museum and Whitechapel Gallery, two interesting exhibitions just a few steps from the launderette and the Rich Mix celebrates the Chinese year of the dragon…

Geffrye Museum has its  monthly Saturday Special on 4th February offers a range of fun activities, including quizzes for all ages, with a quiz desk and a feely box open all afternoon. 5-11 year olds can construct a teacup-shaped clock to tell the time at Tea Time Tick Tocks from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.00 – 4.00pm. 11-19 year olds can create their own animation using handling objects from the museum’s collection at Art-house Animations, 2.00 – 4.00pm. For full details and workshop registration information visit the Geffrye Museum Website

© Geffrye Museum

Whitechapel Gallery is holding a Family Day on Saturday 4 February, from midday to 4pm. You can follow an artist’s family trail around the gallery and join drawing, craft and sculpture workshops to make your own 3D landscape or create an animation with your model including its own atmospheric soundtrack. The day is led by artists Phil Sadler & Ben Duckworth of Juneau Projects and is inspired by the poetic film and photography in the current Zarina Bhimji exhibition. Register in advance online or turn up on the day. For full details visit the Whitechapel Gallery Website

The Rich Mix is celebrating the Chinese Year of the Dragon on Sunday 5th February from 11.30am until 4.30pm. There will be delicious food, beautiful crafts, dynamic lion dances, world-renowned musical performance and creative arts workshops for children. Take your family and friends for a special Chinese experience. To see the full programme of events and other information visit the Rich Mix website.

© Rich Mix

The Idea Generation Gallery, on Chance Street, is hosting the exhibition Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording until 12th February. Since his tragic death in the mid seventies, Nick Drake’s haunting music has influenced countless artists – from Kate Bush to Radiohead. This is a brand new exhibition, telling the story of how the discovery of a previously unheard recording has touched the lives of a very special group of people; the lucky few, who were chosen to hear it. For more information and opening times visit the Idea Generation website.

© Idea Generation Gallery

Just a couple of doors from the launderette, the Calvert 22 Gallery‘s current exhibition is The Forgetting of Proper Names,  that focuses on the vibrant contemporary art and culture from Poland centred around a core exhibition of three young, dynamic Polish artists showing for the first time in London: Wojciech Bąkowski, Anna Molska and Agnieszka Polska. For opening times and more information visit the Calvert 22 Website.

Wojciech Bakowski. Take a Minute, 2011, Performance Courtesy Galeria Stereo, Poznan

It’s going to be a cold and possibly snowy weekend, so wrap up warm. Don’t forget that we’re open from 8am until 7pm, (last wash 6.15), and a service wash can give you more time to rest or do something else! Whatever you do, enjoy your weekend.


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