Huguenot Threads

We have devised a wonderful programme of over 35 events (many of them FREE) for you, which we know will capture your interest; from walks in the City and Spitalfields, to opera and a French Protestant Church Service, from Clockmakers and Goldsmiths to Military History, from Spitalfields Silk to Huguenots in the East End, from a tour of Christ Church to the Forgotten Weaver's Housing - and so much more, just click HERE to find out.

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Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School

Here are some of the stunning textile Flower'd designs created by the pupils of Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School, Aldgate, as part of a Huguenot project.

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9th July -20th July 2014
Huguenot Threads, is presented in partnership with the City of London, sponsored by British Land, Water Poet and Crown & Shuttle and will run from 9 to 20 July. It will include three lunchtime lectures at Christ Church Spitalfields, walks in the City and in Spitalfields and events at the London Metropolitan Archive, Guildhall Library, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, the French Hospital (including a visit to the site of the Huguenot Heritage Centre) and the Museum of London.

Daily Huguenots in the City Walks

Wander through the streets and alleyways of the City and hear the festival guides tell the stories of the Huguenot characters who transformed banking, finance, journalism and so much more.

walks last an hour, price: £5

9-20 July 2014 11am Duke of Wellington Statue in front of the Royal Exchange
Weekend Walks

An opportunity to discover the wonderfully diverse and vibrant area of Spitalfields. Whether you interested in history, architecture, silk weavers, immigrants, you'll find something to fascinate you.

walks last 90min, price: £10

12-13 & 19-20 July 12pm, 2pm & 3pm Christ Church Spitalfields
Dennis Severs' House

Visit the wonderful 18c Huguenot house to experience a `still-life' drama of what life could have been like inside for a family of Huguenot silk weavers.
T. 020 7247 4013

price: £10

12,15,17,19 July 12noon to 4pm 18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields
Lunchtime Lecture: Craftsmen of Excellence

The Skills of the French Protestant Silversmiths at the V&A - One hour talk by Melodie Doumy in the Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre Level 3

Entrance is FREE but early arrival recommended.

16 July 2014 1pm V&A Museum
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The Huguenot Story

This is a story of bravery, entrepreneurism, creativity and industry told by Charlie de Wet (chair of Huguenots of Spitalfields).

Tickets cost £5.00

Wed Jul 16 2014 6pm Guildhall Library
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Behind the Scenes Tour

Tour the archives and meet with LMA professionals to find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.

FREE but booking essential

Thur Jul 17 2014 2-3pm London Metropolitan Archives
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Tea, Silk and Sweatshops: how migration made London, from the days of Dr Johnson

A warm welcome awaits you in this 300 year old house. Speaker: Susie Symes.

Talk costs £5 (including a glass of wine). Doors open at 6.15pm

Thur Jul 17 2014 7pm Dr Johnson's House
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Day Visit to Rochester

Join us on a fabulous day's visit to The French Hospital and the future Huguenot Heritage Centre. You will have a chance to see the cathedral, castle, Restoration House, and the Six Poor Travellers' House, as well as see the Alms Houses and rare Huguenot artefacts at the French Hospital.

Cost: £20 including refreshments (travel costs not included)

Fri Jul 18 2014 TBD St. Pancras Station
Open Day at Sandy's Row Synagogue

Once one of the nine Huguenot chapels in Spitalfields Sandy's Row Synagogue is London's oldest Ashkenazi Synagogue.

Entrance £4 including refreshments. Talk and tour at 12pm and 4pm.

Sun Jul 20 2014 10am - 4pm Sandy's Row Synagogue