The Servant Problem: Open Evening

Special evening as part of the Exhibition
Swept under the Carpet? 

Servants in London Households 1600-2000

Thursday 16 June, 7-9pm (museum open from 6.30pm),
£16/£13 concs.
To book www.geffrye-museum.org.uk//whatson/book-tickets/ or 020 7749 6024.

Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Road
London E2 8EA

Oil on canvas painting entitled 'The First Place', depicting a domestic interior with a crying maid servant. It is by A. Erwood and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860.

Oil on canvas painting entitled ‘The First Place’, depicting a domestic interior with a crying maid servant. It is by A. Erwood and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860.

This special evening will uncover the lives of servants, their relationships with their employers and the etiquette expected of them from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, through drama, songs and anecdotes.

The trials and tribulations of servants working in London middle-class homes will be brought to life by actors, directed by Etiquette Advisor and Choreographer Maria Clarke, in a promenade performance in spaces throughout museum.

Music will be provided by folk duo Alva, comprising Grammy-nominated vocalist Vivien Ellis and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin.