Songs and Stories for Terrific Tots
Thursday 24 April, 10.15–10.45am (followed by playtime)
This week’s theme is: Puppets
Songs, stories and playtime for tots (6 months – 3 years) and their parents or carers.
£3 per child. Please book in advance by email of phone
0208 870 6060
Life Drawing Workshop
Sunday 27th April 2014
Join artist Heather Ross and life model Rocio for a life drawing class to coincide with Wandsworth Museum’s Keep It Clean! exhibition. This class offers an opportunity to observe the model in a museum context, to gain insight from an experienced teacher and to learn new skills or develop an already existing interest in observational / life drawing. This class has been designed with all abilities in mind.
Cost: £15 per participant (participants must be aged 14 or over)
For more information or to book please email Zoe or Kathryn at email@example.com or call
0208 870 6060
Museum Evening Talk
London’s Rubbish – Two Centuries of Dirt, Dust & Disease in the Metropolis
with author Peter Hounsell
Tuesday 20 May 7.30pm in the Museum Café. Tickets £6.
The skyline of Victorian London was dominated by sinister mounds of rubbish, graphically described in Dickens’ novel Our Mutual Friend. Surprisingly, these dust mounds were where hundreds of so called ‘running’ or ‘flying’ dustmen made a meagre living. Working in the open air in all weathers, amid the dust and smell, they separated out the refuse, selling much of it on, in an early form of recycling. They turned a profit from mere rubbish: the ‘Alchemy of Dust’. In time the fear of cholera and other epidemic diseases resulted in public health legislation that banished the dust mounds, and 150 years later Londoners do their own recycling. In this fascinating talk, Peter Hounsell explores the major changes in the management of London’s rubbish over the last two centuries.
Please book your seats in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 8870 6060.