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The huguenoTs of spiTalfields

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M ONDAY 8 A PRIL TO S UNDAY 21 A PRIL 2013


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from banking to silk weaving, the huguenots – french protestant refugees who fled Catholic france in the 16-18th centuries – have made a huge contribution to spitalfields, and all other countries where they sought sanctuary. To celebrate their talent, a festival of walks, talks and special events has been planned. The festival marks the 250th anniversary of the death of anna Maria garthwaite (1690-1763), the outstanding english textile designer who lived in spitalfields and worked closely with huguenot silk weavers. This year is also the 415th anniversary of the signing of the edict of nantes (13 april 1598), which allowed the huguenots to worship freely. The festival, supported by the huguenot society, aims to raise funds for public artwork in spitalfields dedicated to the huguenots and for the huguenot heritage Centre in Rochester. for details of events in Rochester visit www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org

Drawing Room at Dennis Servers’ House, see next page


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DAILY 8 - 12 APRIL guided walks

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1. The immigrants' story 2. historic spitalfields 3. The silk weavers of spitalfields leaving from Christ Church spitalfields, e1 6lY When daily at 11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm (for evening tours please email) Admission £10; booking required bookings@huguenotsofspitalfields.org

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dennis seveRs’ house

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visit this 18th-century recreation of a huguenot silk weaver’s family home. dennis severs' house, 18 folgate street e1 6BX When 12noon-4pm Admission £10 www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

14 F EBRUARY TO 10 M AY The huguenoT legaCY

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exhibition at the Bank of england Museum. find out how the huguenots made a contribution to every aspect of life in Britain, including banking. Bank of england Museum, Bartholomew lane eC2R 8ah When Mon-fri 10am-5pm FREE www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum T 020 7601 5545


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M ONDAY 8 A PRIL eXploRing spiTalfields

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Talk by Tim kidd, Blue Badge guide guildhall library, aldermanbury eC2v 7hh When 2pm FREE unreserved seats, please arrive early www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/guildhalllibrary T 020 7332 1870

la Reine MaRgoT

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watch this classic french prize-winning film about the st Bartholomew’s day Massacre starring isabelle adjani and directed by patrice Chéreau (with english subtitles). The underground picturehouse, The water poet, folgate street e1 6BX When 7pm Admission £8, includes a glass of wine; booking fee applies www.wegottickets.com/thewaterpoet

T UESDAY 9 A PRIL MeeT The CuRaToR aT The CloCkMakeRs’ MuseuM

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visit one of the oldest collections of clocks in the world and meet the curator who will be on hand to answer your questions and highlight the huguenot clocks in the display cases. The Clockmakers’ Museum, guildhall library, aldermanbury eC2v 7hh When 10am-4pm FREE www.clockmakers.org


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TA L K The huguenoT silk weaveRs: fRoM RiChes To Rags

Talk by sue Jackson, nadfas lecturer and Blue Badge guide guildhall library, aldermanbury eC2v 7hh When 2pm FREE unreserved seats, please arrive early www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/guildhalllibrary T 020 7332 1870

fRoM woRM To waRdRoBe: weaRing spiTalfields silk

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Talk by Beatrice Behlen, senior Curator, fashion and decorative arts, Museum of london Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 7pm Admission £7; concs £5 www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

21 - 23 Fournier Street, a fine example of an early Georgian Street in London


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W EDNESDAY 10 A PRIL TRaCing YouR anCesToRs

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Talk at the london Metropolitan archives london Metropolitan archives, 40 northampton Road eC1R 0Bh When 2-3pm FREE booking essential www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma T 020 7332 3820

TA L K iReland as paRadise: huguenoT MiliTaRY, poliTiCal and eConoMiC poweR

Talk by very Reverend dr william McComish, former dean of the Cathedral of st pierre, geneva Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 7pm Admission £7; concs £5 www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

The art of silk weaving in Spitalfields


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T HURSDAY 11 A PRIL Thanksgiving seRviCe aT ChRisT ChuRCh spiTalfields

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address by the Rt hon dr Richard Chartres, Bishop of london. The retiring collection will be donated to the spitalfields huguenot art fund and the huguenot heritage Centre in Rochester. Christ Church spitalfields e1 6BT When 11am FREE booking essential via info@huguenotsofspitalfields.org a limited number of unreserved places will be available on the day

fRenCh BoRn, london Made: The TRades of The huguenoTs

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Talk by Jim gledhill, Curator of social and working history, Museum of london Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 7pm Admission ÂŁ7; concs ÂŁ5 www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

S. Schwartz, 33a Fournier Street - the street today / Christ Church Spitalfields, see above


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F RIDAY 12 A PRIL

The Big weave aT spiTalfields MaRkeT

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Try your hand at weaving with the help of stitches in Time, a participatory arts organisation, at this special event at spitalfields Market. They will be running workshops on tapestry, quilting and embroidery throughout the day alongside demonstrations of weaving and spinning by the members of the london guild of weavers, spinners and dyers. with plenty of stalls selling arts, crafts and woven goods and live entertainment in the performance area – this promises to be a great day out be a great day out for the whole family. spitalfields Market e1 6aa When 10am-5pm FREE

Christ Church Spitalfields and Spitalfields Market event


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F RIDAY 12 A PRIL TouR of BishopsgaTe insTiTuTe

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This beautifully-restored grade ii listed building which combines elements of the arts & Crafts and art nouveau styles with typical victorian features. home to a library and archive collections, the institute hosts events and courses throughout the year. Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 11am and 2pm FREE booking required www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

S ATURDAY 13 A PRIL ConTeMpoRaRY TapesTRY aT wesT dean

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Talk by philip sanderson, Creative director, west dean Tapestry studio Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 2.30pm Admission £7; concs £5 www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

Bishopsgate Institute, City of London, see above / Fournier Street named after Huguenot resident George Fournier


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S UNDAY 14 A PRIL TouR of sandYs Row sYnagogue

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enjoy this tour led by Jeremy freedman, 6th generation member of the community at sandys Row. Built as a huguenot chapel in 1763 and converted into a synagogue in the 1850s, sandys Row retains much of the original huguenot interior and houses some incredible artefacts. sandys Row synagogue, 4a sandys Row e1 7hw When 11am and 2pm Admission ÂŁ5 www.sandysrow.org.uk

M ONDAY 15 A PRIL fRenCh language TasTeR sessions

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Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 1.10-1.50pm and 6.30-7.10pm FREE booking required www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

Silk by Anna Marie Garthwaite silk / Sandy Row Synagogue, see above


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whaT is a pRoTesTanT? whaT is a huguenoT?

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Talk and discussion hosted by Rev andy Rider, Rector of Christ Church spitalfields, with Rev Rod green and Rev giles fouhy. guildhall library, aldermanbury eC2v 7hh When 2pm FREE unreserved seats, please arrive early www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/guildhalllibrary T 020 7332 1870

The huguenoTs’ sToRY

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Talk by Michael gandy, Research officer at the huguenot society Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 7pm Admission £7; concs £5 www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

Exterior Dennis Servers’ House


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T UESDAY 16 A PRIL aT hoMe wiTh anna MaRia

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fundraising event at an 18th-century huguenot house in spitalfields with Clare Browne, Curator of Textiles at the v&a, and architectural historian, dan Cruickshank. wine and canapés will be served. full details including confirmed location given on booking When 5-6pm Admission £25; booking required via bookings@huguenotsofspitalfields.org Our grateful thanks go to Peter Dunne, The Water Poet, Folgate Street, Spitalfields for his kind sponsorship of this event.

life and deaTh in spiTalfields:

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The huMan ReMains fRoM ChRisT ChuRCh CRYpT 30 YeaRs on Talk by dr Margaret Clegg, head of the human Remains unit at the natural history Museum. The human remains excavated from the crypt of Christ Church spitalfields form one of the most important collections in the world. nearly 400 (out of over 900) skeletons removed were named individuals. The original project collated a huge amount of information about their lives and social circumstances making the collection invaluable to the on-going research undertaken by the natural history Museum’s own and international researchers today. Christ Church spitalfields e1 6BT When 7pm Admission £7; concs £5; booking essential www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/whats-on T 020 7377 1362


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W EDNESDAY 17 A PRIL disappeaRing spiTalfields

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Talk by dan Cruickshank, architectural historian and spitalfields resident Bishopsgate institute, 230 Bishopsgate eC2M 4Qh When 7.30pm Admission ÂŁ10; concs ÂŁ8 www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events T 020 7392 9200

spiTalfields silk

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hear from Beatrice Behlen, senior Curator, fashion and decorative arts on the subject of spitalfields silk Museum of london, 150 london wall london eC2Y 5hn When 12noon and 2pm www.museumoflondon.org.uk

The Town House, 5 Fournier Street


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F RIDAY 19 A PRIL open daY aT ChRisT ChuRCh spiTalfields

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huguenots held key roles in the commissioning, building and early life of the church and today offers a rare opportunity to view the church crypt. don’t miss the song recital of huguenot-related works by Carola darwin (soprano). Christ Church spitalfields e1 6BT When 10am-4pm; song recital 1.10pm-2pm FREE (Rector's 11am Tour – £10 per head) Huguenots@ccspitalfields.org.uk T 020 7426 5363

Spitalfields Silk panel dated 1748 - 1750 courtesy of the Museum of London


CiTY infoRMaTion CenTRe The City of london information Centre, located between st paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge, is staffed by a multilingual team who are on hand to help you with any visitor queries. whether you need directions, ideas of what to see next or information about events in the City, the team will be happy to help. Monday to saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm sunday 10am – 4pm City information Centre, st paul’s Churchyard eC4M 8BX www.visitthecity.co.uk

Cover image: georgian fanshawe dress, 1752 - 1753 © Museum of london Court dress traditionally thought to have been worn by Mrs. ann fanshawe when her father, Crisp gascoyne, was lord Mayor of london in 1752-53. Consisting of a bodice with a short skirt, stomacher and petticoat, this dress is made from a spitalfields woven white silk, brocaded with alternating motifs of silver cornucopia from which spill polychrome flowers, barley and hops. The bodice is open at the front with robings cuffs and sleeve ruffles enriched with silver lace. The stomacher is trimmed with the same lace, alternating with cream, yellow, green and mauve ribbon shells. The skirt is cut very wide at the side hoops. The merchant's packs, barley and hops incorporated in the design of the silk allude to Crisp gascoyne's profession as a london merchant and member and Master of the Brewers' Company.


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H U G U EN O T S O F SP it al fi el ds .o rg w w w.h ug ue no ts of sp for ticket information, programme changes and updates visit www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org where events are free, a donation to the huguenot public art fund would be appreciated.

The huguenoTs of spiTalfields

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M ONDAY 8 A PRIL TO S UNDAY 21 A PRIL 2013


Huguenot Society Festival