Celebrate the world’s winter holidays at the Museum of Home’s annual Winter Festival, which explores universal themes of light, kindness, warmth and colour. When: October 22
Celebrate the world’s winter holidays at the Museum of Home’s annual Winter Festival, which explores universal themes of light, kindness, warmth and colour.
When: October 22 to January 28. Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays, 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm).
Where: Museum of the Home
Ticket price: Free museum entry
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Many communities have a cultural celebration that punctuates the winter months. Winter Festival brings these together for everyone to enjoy.
Join the museum to celebrate Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Lunar New Year and also learn how they are marked at home. Discover stunning light installations and decorations, new stories and also displays about winter at home and through time. Come together for a programme of talks, creative sessions, supper clubs and live performances. Winter Festival offers moments of joy, thoughtfulness and intrigue to make the best of the season.
The Winter Festival supports Behind the Door, the Museum’s campaign for change, working to raise awareness of and tackle hidden homelessness among women.
Hidden homelessness refers most commonly to women – often working, often with children to care for – who will do whatever they can do avoid sleeping rough. This means sleeping on friends’ couches or in spare rooms for short periods, moving between hostels and sometimes poorly-maintained or unsafe emergency accommodation.
To tackle this, Behind the Door partners with London Homeless Collective, which brings together over 25 charities working directly with those experiencing homelessness across London.
October 22 (Saturday) - January 28 (Saturday)