Wonderful events taking place at Bruce Castle Museum & Archive!

Read on to find out about the wonderful events taking place at Bruce Castle Museum & Archive! From a special violin recital THIS SUNDAY to mark the Lunar New Year, to workshops, walks and talks to celebrate Women’s History Month 2024.

Special Event – Music @ The Castle

  • Sunday 25 February, 2.30-3.30pm


A roaring and happy Lunar New Year to you! In this Year of the Dragon, we wish you all good health, prosperity and peace!

Welcoming in the Chinese Spring Festival, we have joined up with Ming Ai (London) Institute in Bounds Green to bring you Music @ The Castle – a special violin recital of Chinese and Taiwanese works from Constance Hsieh and her pupil Jacqueline, along with keyboard accompaniment from Jane Ling.

Including a beautiful adaptation of “The Butterfly Lovers”, this recital will blend traditional and contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese music, all in the historic backdrop of Bruce Castle’s gallery.

The recital also accompanies our exhibition ‘The Two Williams: Violin Maker and Photographer’.

Eventbrite tickets have sold out for this event. However, if you wish to attend then please email us at [email protected] and we will let you know if any space becomes available. Thank you!

That’s all from us for now. Be sure to stay informed on everything that’s happening at Bruce Castle Museum & Archive via our website’s events calendar, which is regularly updated: Events | Bruce Castle

Beginner’s Draw @ The Castle

  • Saturday 2 March, 10.30am-12.30pm

Suitable for ages 16+. Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Perhaps your New Year’s Resolution has been to learn a brand-new skill, or rediscover an old passion for art?

Either way, come along to Bruce Castle for the opportunity to unleash your inner artist and explore technique, line and space with a Susan Bryan, local artist-tutor.

This is a wonderful chance to connect with your innate creativity in the inspiring, Grade 1 listed backdrop of Bruce Castle Museum & Archive.

Tickets are £15 and can be bought in advance via Eventbrite., or on the door on the day.

For any queries, please contact Susan on 07535 676276

Celebrate Women’s History Month @ Bruce Castle!

Throughout February, Bruce Castle Museum & Archive we will be celebrating the women of Haringey past and present through a range of completely FREE talks and events. We hope to see you there!

Las Witchas Collective: Song, Drumming, Art and Craft Workshop for Families

  • Sunday 3 March, 1.30-3.30pm

Free, all welcome. No booking required. Just drop-in!

Come hear and join Las Witchas Collective as they explore through song and drums the memories our mothers and grandmothers have left in us.

Help them with their music and be inspired and get crafty, making a colourful card to give to the special women in our lives. All in time for Mothering Sunday.

All are welcome to come along, bring their own memories and use their imagination to create little works of art on card.

This free workshop will be lots of fun and spiced up with Afro Latin music by Las Witchas!

For any queries please email [email protected]

Creative Craft and Upcycling Morning Workshop (for adults) with Siân Dorman

  • Saturday 9 March, 10.30am-1pm


This workshop is currently sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list then please email us at [email protected]

This Women’s History Month join Siân Dorman at Bruce Castle as she shares her crafting skills and creative ideas at this morning workshop. Using upcycled waste plastics and jewellery clasps, you can recycle and be inspired to make a unique, handmade and lovely gift – one that is sustainable and also in good time for that special woman in your life for Mothering Sunday.


All welcome – from novice to experienced crafters.


Materials and refreshments provided.


PLASTIQUE By Siân (plastiquebysian.com)


This workshop is currently sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list then please email us at [email protected]

Haringey Women’s History Walk – Pioneers and Pleasure: Muswell Hill Women

  • Saturday 9 March, 11am-1pm

Free. Limited tickets still available via Eventbrite

Meet: Outside The Everyman Cinema, Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, London N10 3HS

From suffragettes to the feminist punk band The Slits, Muswell Hill has some remarkable women to discover. First settled as part of a medieval shrine to Mary, mother of Jesus, more secular inhabitants include an influential 20th century designer Peggy Angus and pioneering Egyptologist Myrtle Broome. Just join your guide Oonagh Gay on this 90-minute circular tour and learn more on this free walk about women from Muswell Hill.

Oonagh Gay is a fully qualified tour guide who regularly does walks and tours around Haringey and London with Islington Guided Walks.

Please dress for the weather and wear suitable footwear.

Spaces are limited. Booking is essential via Eventbrite.

For any queries please email [email protected]

Curator’s Pick with Al Johnson: ‘Land of Laundries’

  • Thursday 21 March, 2.30-3.30pm

Free, all welcome. Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Join sculptor Al Johnson as she discusses the inspiration for and making of ‘Land of Laundries’, which will be on display in Bruce Castle Museum’s Compton Gallery for the duration of Women’s History Month.


Al Johnson will talk you through the reminiscence workshops with older women at the Museum of the Home in London, and at Maerdy Women’s Guild in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales, that helped inform her work. The cleanliness of laundry was once seen as evidence of proficiency as a wife and mother for working-class women. ‘Land of Laundries’ suggests that, despite over a century of feminism, washing continues to be women’s work.


Please book your free ticket for this in-person talk via Eventbrite.


For any queries, please email [email protected]


Al Johnson: Home (aljohnsonsculptor.com)