Island to Island exhibition launch
5 October, 6-7.45pm
Join us to celebrate the official launch of our new exhibition, Island to Island: Journeys through the Caribbean, presenting a visual journey through the English-speaking Caribbean with stunning photographs taken over the past sixty years.
Free. Please RSVP via Eventbrite - Island to Island.
Caribbean memories coffee morning
12 October, 11am-12.30pm
Reminisce and share stories about the Caribbean, from memories of childhood, visiting relatives or holiday experiences. Suitable for adults, Caribbean elders encouraged. Free - drop-in
Caribbean Through a Lens
19 October, 6.30-8pm
Join photographer Tim Smith for an illustrated talk about the Island to Island exhibition. Discover how growing up in the Caribbean shaped his career, and the stories of migration and identity that have influenced his work. Suitable for 16+.
Free. Booking essential via Eventbrite - Caribbean Through a Lens.
Get Up, Stand Up: Songs from the Caribbean
Wednesday 25 October, 1-2.30pm
Join Hackney Museum's resident artists from Advance UK for an afternoon of music, songs and art inspired by the Caribbean. Advance UK supports adults with learning disabilities. Free. Drop-in.
Half-term family workshop: #BlackArtMatters
Thursday 26 October, 2-4pm
Discover the sights, sounds and stories of the Caribbean and create your own posters and flags with storytellers and artists. Free. Drop-in.
Saturday 28 October, 2-5pm
African and Caribbean people have lived in Hackney for hundreds of years. Join Young Hackney for a museum takeover revealing the poetry, petitions and protests of African and Caribbean young people in the past that have shaped Hackney today. Free. Drop-in.
Race, Place and Photography: Caribbean Stories
Thursday 2 November, 6-7.30pm
Come and share your photographs, memories or personal items that you associate with home, arrival and belonging. Together with local artist Ekua McMorris, look at how different communities have shaped Hackney starting with African and Caribbean experiences. Suitable for 16+
Free. Booking essential via Eventbrite - Race, Place and Photography.
Black British music in Hackney
Thursday 9 November, 6-7.30pm
If you're a music lover, come and share your stories, memories or memorabilia of Black British music in Hackney. Help Hackney Museum find out more about the people, places and events that have shaped the sounds of the borough for a special exhibition in October 2018.Free. Booking essential via Eventbrite - Black British music in Hackney.
Memoir writing workshop: Hackney, My Hackney
Saturday 18 November, 1-4pm
In this workshop with Andrea Enisuoh, come and explore the unique and untold historical stories of African and Caribbean people in the borough and think about how to share your own story. Free. Booking essential via Eventbrite - Hackney, My Hackney.
Local history for ESOL learners
We work in partnership with curriculum managers at Hackney Learning Trust to develop courses, where ESOL learners use the museum to enrich their learning of the English language on Tuesdays and Fridays in the museum. For more information about our formal ESOL programme please visit the ESOL Advice Service where you'll find help and support.
Xenia: women learning English together
Are you learning English? Come and make a friend, practice English, learn new things, and share your culture. Do you speak fluent English? Come and make a friend, practice whatever you want to, learn new things, and make London a more welcoming place.
Women from all walks of life are invited to come along and meet, connect and learn in our next Xenia meet up for women. English language learners and women who are confident in English will participate in activities together, discovering the area, talking and forming relationships. We use a different theme each meeting to enable the conversation to flow and friendships to form.
You're welcome to bring your children.
Our Stories - art workshops with Advance UK
People with learning disabilities and their families and carers are invited to take part in creative workshops inspired by the museum collections on supported by staff from Advance UK.
Music with Maddy
Fridays, 10am-11pm, from Friday 6 October
Singing, dancing, instruments, puppets and creative fun for babies and children under 5 and their parents, guardians or carers. £5 per child/£2 for siblings.
Email Maddy to book your place. Please note, Music with Maddy does not run during summer half term. Please note that Music with Maddy does not run during school holidays.