huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

SUNDAY 19TH – TUESDAY 21ST JUNE 2016

refugee weekAs part of Refugee Week, The Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival will celebrate the lives, heritage and outstanding contribution made by people from different faiths and cultural backgrounds who have made Spitalfields their home.

Spitalfields, situated just outside the city walls, was the first port of call for many different migrant groups arriving to London for over 250 years. Come to the festival and learn more about this fascinating and diverse part of London. Experience a great range of events taking place in many unusual and hidden venues in the area: listen to Khlezmer music in the atmospheric setting of London’s oldest Ashkenazi Synagogue; hear Bengali poetry spoken in its original form; see an illustrated talk about the 17th century Huguenot silk weavers; take a multi-faith walk around Spitalfields; along with many more events talks, walks, performances, film screenings, readings and tasting experiences. Speakers include: Dan Cruickshank, Mary Schoeser, John Eversley, Dan DeHanas, Rachel Lichtenstein, the Gentle Author, Kathy Chater, Julie Begum and many others.

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Patrons:

John Biggs, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets

The Rt. Revd. & Rt. Hon. Richard Chartres KCVO FSA

Rushanra Ali MP

Michael Rosen, novelist and poet

The festival is a collaboration between local organisations including the Huguenots of Spitalfields, Sandys Row Synagogue and the Swadhinata Trust.

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The Immigrants of Spitalfields programme of events can be seen here

Visit the Immingrants of Spitalfields website for more information

All events can be booked on the Immigrants of Spitalfields EventBrite page

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