Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
Step into the enchanting world of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends with a special exhibition, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Original drawings by illustrator E.H. Shepard go on display for the first time in 40 years, as A.A. Milne’s stories are brought to life in the largest ever exhibition dedicated to the loveable character and his creators. Consider the working relationship between Milne and Shepard, examine the unique language used by the author, and find out more about the influences that helped to forge the popular stories and characters, based on real-life toys owned by Milne’s son, Christopher Robin. Other highlights include original manuscripts and a 1928 Christopher Robin nursery tea set owned by the Queen. Children can see the stories in a new light, through art and word play, and take part in a range of family-friendly events and activities related to the exhibition.
Foraging with John the Poacher
Meet the man foraging for fresh ingredients up and down the Lea Valley and Hackney Marshes. John the Poacher supplies ingredients to some of east London's hippest bars and breweries, cafés and restaurants — all of it foraged from local land. Jonathan Cook, spends his days foraging in east London for herbs and salad leaves, mushrooms, fruits and flowers, or fishing, or hunting for wood pigeon and rabbit, before trading his spoils with local pubs, restaurants and food companies for meals and pints of dark beer. For some time now, John has been showing people where and how to identify edible foods that grow on our lands and in our cities. Join John for this guided walk of discovery during this winter, before gathering in one of Johns local pubs for a mulled wine and some christmas cheer. Meeting at Aho Studio, Hackney Wick, Sunday 10th December 10.30-11am. £35 Rsvp via Meet-up in advance or directly via Paypal to or £40 cash on the day. Limited to 20 spaces.