Below is a list of 2013 Huguenot festival Events

Thursday 14th February - Friday 10th May

  • The Huguenot Legacy Exhibition - the achievements of the Huguenots and their early connection with the Bank of England
    Time: see website for museum opening times
    Location: Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, EC2R 8AH
    Cost: Free, visit The Bank Of England Museum Website for more information


Monday 8th April

  • Remembering Europe's French Huguenots - Launch Event
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm  Reception sponsored by Peter Dunne at the Water Poet, Folgate Street
    Location: European Union in London - Europe House,32 Smith Square. SW1P 3EU
    Speakers: Clare Browne, curator of textiles at the V&A, Dan Cruickshank, writer and architectural historian and Robin Gwynn, the authority on Huguenots in Britain.
    Cost: Free but reserve places by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • La Reine Margot, the classic French prize winning film about the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre (with English subtitles)
    Time: 7pm
    Location: The Underground Picturehouse at The Water Poet, Folgate Street, Spitalfields
    Cost: £8.00 (including a glass of wine) (booking fee applies)


Tuesday 9th April

  • The Clockmakers' Museum
    Time: 10am - 4:00pm
    Location: Entrance via Reception at the Guildhall Library
    Curator: Sir George White
    Cost: Free and visit


Thursday 11th April

  • Thanksgiving Service
    Location: Christ Church Spitalfields
    Guest: Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres
    Cost: Retiring Collection in aid of the Huguenots of Spitalfields Public Art Fund and the Huguenot Heritage Centre in Rochester.  Apply for reserved seat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Unreserved places will be available on the day
    Info: Guests with reserved seats are requested to be seated by 10:45am after which vacant seats will be made available to the general public.


Friday 12th April

  • Tour of the Bishopsgate Institute
    Time: 11am (full) & 2:00pm
    Location: Brushfield Street and Broadgate
    Speaker: Stephan Dicken
    Cost: Free but reserve place
  • The French Hospital, Rochester - OPEN DAY
    Time: 10:00am. to 4:00pm
    Location: The French Hospital, Rochester
    Cost: Free Visit or call 01634 843107 for more information


Saturday 13th April

  • The Big Weave
    Time: 10am - 5pm
    Location: Spitalfields Market (Click Here For Directions)
    Info: 'The Big Weave' at Spitalfields Traders Market on Saturday 13th April will be the highlight of the Festival celebrating the Huguenots weavers community of Spitalfields. An exciting programme of activities and entertainment makes this a great day out for the whole family. Throughout the day from 10am to 5pm there will be -
    • Over 60 stalls to browse and buy
    • Sheep from Hackney City Farm
    • London Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers show how fleece becomes yarn
    • Have a go at weaving silk and cloth
    • Demonstrations and workshops showing the various ways of weaving and hand-knotting of carpets
    • Stitches in Time helping visitors make their own souvenir badge
    • Try out circular, rag and table loom weaving
    • Contribute to a large scale participatory weaving installation
    • Search for your Huguenots ancestry
    • Guided walks in historic Spitalfields
    Performances: from 12:00pm 4:00pm including:
    • prsf logo'Wax and Yarn' is a new composition by Nina Perry that explores the relationship between music and textiles, combining a musical interpretation of the rhythmic pattern, colour and design of cloth, weavers songs and a montage of recordings of weaving and loom operation.  Follow her blog here
    • Olympic Drummers
    • New Esperance Morris
    • Hertfordshire Holly Morris dancers
    • Hammersmith Morris Men
    • St Albans Morris Men
    • Susan Black 'Reflections on Edith Piaf'
    • Bernadette Bentley, 'East End Songwriter and Performer'
    • Evelina Sanders, opera singer with Viktor Sugeng (keyboard)
    • Huguenots' Melting Pot of Cultures dance performance (Esther Matthews)


Sunday 14th April

  • Tour of Sandys Row Synagogue
    Time: 11am and 2pm
    Location: Sandys Row
    Cost: £5


Monday 15th April

  • French Language Taster Sessions
    Time: 1:10pm - 1:50pm and 6:30pm - 7:10pm
    Location: Bishopsgate Institute
    Cost: Free but reserve place


Tuesday 16th April

  • At Home with Anna Maria - Fund Raising Event
    Time: 5pm
    Location: Fournier Street
    Speaker: Clare Browne & Dan Cruickshank
    Cost: £25 per person, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Thursday 18th April

  • Visit to the French Hospital in Rochester
    Time: TBC
    Location: Meet at St. Pancras
    Speaker: Peter Duval, Deputy Governor & Dr Tessa Murdoch, Director
    Cost: £35 (including light luncheon, travel extra) Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Click Here for full details.


Friday 19th April

  • Christ Church Spitalfields Open Day
    Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Location: Christ Church Spitalfields
    Cost: Free
  • Christ Church Spitalfields Guided Tour
    Time: 11:00am
    Location: Christ Church Spitalfields
    Cost: £10.00 per person, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Christ Church Spitalfields Lunchtime Recital
    Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Christ Church Spitalfields
    Performer: Carola Darwin (soprano)
    Cost: Free - but a donation to the Huguenots of Spitalfields Art Fund and Christ Church Music Fund would be appreciated.