b'| CULT URE |EAST| CULT URE | meetsWESTA\x1fNORDIC\x1f\x1f at The Fan MuseumExperience As the stunning Grard Lvy exhibition is due to close at the end of September, another prepares to open in October - running until the end of the yearRotherhithe twinkles again this winter with its own specialF ollowing on from a successful Summer exhibition,Folding fan with mother of this season The Fan Museums elegant Georgianpearl sticks and leaf painted by Scandinavian Christmas market interiors play host to a colourful, vibrant displayJosephine Calamatta. France, ca. of the Museums treasuresa showcase of1870. The Fan Museum, Helene Alexander Collectionextraordinary richness and diversity. S treet food, local markets and social scenes haveThe broad ranging display will include fans from both EastTHE FAN MUSEUMand West and which represent the complex, multi-faceted popped up all over south London for years andhistory and culture of the fan through di\x1ferent ages. the best ones always arise in grassroot areas withRunning from 2 October to 29 December, the exhibition a deep sense of community. is supported by a number of events including a lunchtime Up along the Thames from the Southbanklecture on Thursday 17 October given by Dr Kate Felus,12 Crooms Hillis an experience that is quite unique. A long-establishedauthor of The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden, and aGreenwichcommunity of Scandinavians made Rotherhithe their homespecial Chinese Operatic performance by Kathy Hall ofSE10 8ERcenturies ago and their traditional celebrations throughoutThe nearest stations are Bermondsey and Canada WaterLondon Chinese Opera Studio. In full costume and with fant: 020 8305 1441the year attract more than just Finnish and Norwegianand theres even a Thames Clipper service nearby. in hand, her performance is sure to be a spectacle not to bee: info@thefanmuseum.org.ukvisitors. This Christmas there will be a Scandinavian MarketAs the scandimarket.co.uk says, Come and experience themissed.w: thefanmuseum.org.ukalong Albion Street near Rotherhithe station and, if theNordic atmospherereading between the lines no doubt weather is right, its likely to make for a very atmospherictherell be plenty of traditional costumes, hotdogs and beer weekend at the end of November. too. Folding fan painted with views of Vesuvius and the Bay ofFolding fan painted with a lady having her wig styled by a Home to both the Finnish and Norwegian churchesNaples. Italy, ca. 1780. The Fan Museum, Helene Alexandergentleman on a ladder. France, ca. 1770. The Fan Museum, Albion Street has a cute parade of shops and eateries too Collection Helene Alexander Collectionvery much in the tradition of old London, making it a verySJMANNSKIRKEN - THE NORWEGIAN di\x1f erent day out to Bankside and its market crowds. CHURCH ABROADIf you are missing the snow-capped pistes or fancy an1 St.Olavs Squareearly \x1e avour of Santas Lapland then pop these dates intoAlbion Street, Rotherhithe, SE16 7JByour diary: t: 020 7740 3900Friday 22 November 12noon-7pm e: london@church.noSaturday 23 November 10am-6pm w: church.no/londoneventsSunday 24 November 10am-5pm20THE RIVER MAGAZINE|Autumn 2019 THE RIVER MAGAZINE|Spring 201833'