Huguenots of Spitalfields

Huguenots of Spitalfields SUMMER FESTIVAL UPDATE2

More than 2,200 people have attended Huguenot Summer events - in Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol, Wandsworth, Soho and Spitalfields.


Many more read about the Huguenots in the Independent's article 'Refugee Week: The Huguenots count among the most successful of Britain's immigrants'


The Huguenot Museum in Rochester is now open. For details visit


The London Programme has been attached to this newsletter.


There are still places available for:


8th July, 3pm. Peter Duval, Deputy Governor of the French Hospital, will talk about how and for whom it was established in 1718. Townhouse, 5 Fournier Street. £12.50 including tea and cake.


9th July, 7pm. Dr Graham Tomlin explores the character of John Calvin, the inspirational leader of the Huguenots, whose thinking affected so many people across the world. Readings by Sian Phillips and Rodney Archer. Christ Church, Spitalfields. £8 and conc, £6


10th to 31st July. Fabric of the City, a display of contemporary textiles from fashion designers inspired by the work of Huguenot weavers and designers. The CASS Bank Gallery, 59 Whitechapel High Street. E1 7PF Admission free. Their Press Release can be viewed here. Full details at


14th July 10am-5pm Fabric of the City Symposium Room CE1-16 Central House, 59 Whitechapel High Street E1 7PF Their Programme can be viewed here. For information contact


14th July 2.30pm. Huguenots in Rye and Winchelsea by Jo Kirkham at the Rye Castle Museum, 3 East Street Rye. Tel: 01797 226 728


Walks in Soho take place on 4th and 12th July, the City of London 11th and 18th July and on 15th August, Canterbury on 2nd August, Greenwich on 21st July, 12th and 19th September, Clerkenwell on 16th and 26th September and Spitalfields on 7th July, 4th, 8th and 29th August and 1st and 5th September.


Boughton House, known of the English Versailles, opens its doors to member of the public from 1st to 31st August between 1pm -5pm. See the Huguenot Summer exhibition and the extraordinary French legacy of the Huguenot artwork preserved at Boughton.


To see the full programme visit or email if you have any problems.

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