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Educating yet entertaining: Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum

Educating yet entertaining: Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum

Entertainment, Exhibition
Words and pictures: Marija Tomsone | Subbing: Isabella Dawe Today, with only 12 days left until Christmas, we decided The Voice of London Entertainment section needs more festive feed. That is why on Sunday, one of the coldest days of the year (and whitest, as it finally snowed in London) we found ourselves at the Christmas Past exhibition at the Geffrye Museum - a tiny gem in the east of the city, showing Londoners the best traditions of festive home decorations. The Geffrye Museum (named after Sir Robert Geffrye, Lord Mayor of London in 1685) portrays traditional English home and home life traditions. It consists of 11 rooms and a garden displaying life, traditions and interiors of London’s middle-class for the past 400 years. Every late November the museum turns into the most festive
Have yourself a very merry ‘cheap’ Christmas

Have yourself a very merry ‘cheap’ Christmas

Christmas, culture, Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel
The Christmas season is here and we are all short on money, so the Voice of London Lifestyle came up with a few festive ideas that you can do at home with friends without having to reach your pockets. Making mulled wine What is Christmas without a mulled wine? If you can’t afford to visit the Christmas markets, don’t worry- you can do it at home and it will be a fun day with friends, even if you succeed or fail. You can get recipes from the Internet and even get £5 bags from a fancy shop like Fortnum & Mason’s to put in your mulled wine recipe. Baking Christmas Cookies Nothing shouts Christmas louder than freshly baked Christmas cookies. The Internet is filled with recipes for everyone who can or cannot bake. Put on some Christmas music on and get your dough rea
I’m dreaming of a German Christmas

I’m dreaming of a German Christmas

Christmas, culture, Featured, Lifestyle
Words, audio & photos: Bernadette Galbraith | Subbing: Joanne Clark With Christmas fast-approaching, I explore the beauty of Christmas markets. I checked out Hyde Park's annual Winter Wonderland event, along with a comparison of the popular Christmas markets in Germany.   Take a listen to the podcast below, where I compare Christmas markets and discuss how Germany's culture has influenced the way we celebrate Christmas today. https://soundcloud.com/bernadette-galbraith/im-dreaming-of-a-german-christmas
Still haven’t done your Christmas shopping? Here are 5 websites to help you out

Still haven’t done your Christmas shopping? Here are 5 websites to help you out

Fashion, Featured
When it comes to shopping in London our feelings are mixed. The variety and amount of shops to go to? We love that. Shopping surrounded by thousands of people and queueing for hours? No, thank you. Even if you are the type of person who prefers in-store shopping, you have to admit that Christmas is an exception. Going to Westfield or Oxford Street around this time of the year is a challenge. It feels like millions of Londoners have decided to do their shopping at the exact same time as you. Queues for the changing room, queues for the cash desk, it seems that people are everywhere. The ultimate goal is to get from one shop to another without being punched by someone in a hurry. But are holidays not supposed to bring peace and happiness? So how about we help you to avoid unnecessary
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