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

We are just six weeks away from the opportunity to immerse yourself in Huguenot Heritage with a course running on Wednesday mornings starting at the V&A on 1st May, encompassing visits to the Soho streets where Huguenot craftsmen lived and worked, to view Huguenot silver at the French Church, Soho Square and Goldsmiths’ Hall and hear leading experts Robin Gwynn, author of Huguenot Heritage; Sasha Gerstein from the Courtauld Institute on the Courtauld dynasty of goldsmiths, Marc Meltonville from Historic Royal Palaces on Huguenot cooks and confectioners and Dinah Winch from the Huguenot Museum.  Here is the link:

As a special offer for members of the Huguenot Society, Directors, Officers and residents of the French Hospital and Trustees and associates of the Huguenot Museum and the Idlewild Trust booking the course is available from 1 April 2019 at 25% discount quoting the link HUGUENOT295

Dr Tessa Murdoch is joined in leading this exciting adventure by colleague Alice Minter Gilbert Curator. Fresh from three months concentrating on Huguenot Refugee Art and Culture, as Getty-Rothschild Fellow, Dr Tessa Muroch guarantees high levels of engagement and enthusiasm from the course leaders. It would be wonderful to welcome you to this unique series.

Just published by author Frank Meeres 'The Welcome Stranger: Dutch Walloon and Huguenot Incomers to Norwich 1550-1750.

This book looks at Norwich’s strangers, looking at where they came from, when they arrived, how they lived in Norwich and how they integated with the native population, detailing their work, their homes, their leisure activities, their health, and where they worshipped, were christened, married and buried. 

The Welcome Stranger


Learn to write a blog with the Gentle Author

Many of you will have enjoyed the Gentle Author’s wonderful blog. Now you have an opportunity to learn from his experience how to create a blog of your own, and perhaps to tell your own family’s Huguenot story. The courses will be held over a weekend in an eighteenth century weaver’s house in Spitalfields. Topics covered will be:
How to find a voice , how to find a subject, how to find the form, the relationship of pictures and words how to write a pen portrait, and what a blog can do.

Dates are: 2nd - 3rd February, 11th - 12th May & 10th -11th November.

Fee is £300 but a special reduced rate of £250 is available to Huguenots!

Overnight accommodation is available at the Townhouse, Spitalfields

More details here:

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