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Home Fronts

Home Fronts - a Ruskin Walk in Shoreditch


10.30am- 1.30pm Saturday 27 June, 2015 Start with a walk from Shoreditch High Street overground station, via 'Unto this Last', furniture maker in Brick Lane, to  finish with a workshop at the Geffrye Museum

Complementing the Homes for the Homeless: Seeking shelter in Victorian London exhibition at the Geffrye Museum, we invite you step out on a Ruskin Walk in part to explore places where Shoreditch has provided shelter for the homeless, in part to establish how current was 19th Century, John Ruskin's philanthropic approach to providing homes, and in part to draw on the Geffrye Museum's substantial furniture collections to make imaginative furniture of your own.

Join  Martin Fidler, creator of the Ruskin Walk and Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking in this combined walk and furniture making workshop.  Participants will uncover the shifting trends in the ‘spirit of the home’ and in buildings that  provide shelter in and amongst the streets of Shoreditch.

Price £25 for a 3 hour event starting with a particpatory walk from Shoreditch High Street overground station, via furniture-maker Unto this Last in Brick Lane, and finishing at the Geffrye Museum, to view the Homes for the Homeless exhibition, take part in a maker workshop, and enjoy refreshments from the Museum's restaurant.

Date added: 15 June 2015

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