Songs and Stories for Terrific Tots

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

bookings@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk

0208 870 6060

Life Drawing Workshop

Life Drawing Workshop

Sunday 27th April 2014   

1.30-4.30pm

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)

Booking required

For more information or to book please email Zoe or Kathryn at bookings@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk or call

0208 870 6060

Evening Talk

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 contact@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk or by calling 020 8870 6060.