In Celebration @ The Fan Museum

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 158 months ago
In Celebration @ The Fan Museum

The beautiful Orangery, venue for these events
Back at our Museum of the Month, there's a six month series of performances, lectures and interviews in aid of the lovely Fan Museum. We're intrigued by the tale of a feather fan that will take us back to Mexico and the Conquistadors in January, a Valentine collection of short stories and poems designed for "an adult audience" (oo-er) and a night of Christmassy magic in the Regency building, but right now we're carving a pumpkin in anticipation of October Dreams: Candlelit tales for Hallowe'en.

We're promised newly dramatised readings of chilling tales from masters of the macabre, together with a witches' brew of classic poetry, prose and ghostly anecdote. And then we read the note about how people of a nervous disposition probably shouldn't go, and children under 12 won't be admitted and started wondering whether to spend the night under the duvet instead. If you're braver than us, doors open at 6.30pm on 29 October for a 7.30pm start.

If your tastes run to gore of a different nature, you might be more interested in the event linked in with the current temporary exhibition. Find out more about the military through the ages and how it connects with fans during this presentation, liberally sprinkled with anecdotes. This one's on 10 November, with doors at 6pm for a 7pm start so you've got plenty of time to check out the exhibition in advance.

Tickets to all events are £10 and advance booking is strongly advised. Price includes entry to the museum and light refreshments. See the Fan Museum website for more details. Read previous posts about the Fan Museum or visit them at 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich.

Last Updated 19 October 2009