This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 20th Oct 2018
Take any skill, bookbinding, clockmaking, silversmithing, banking, science, medicine, cartography - and you will find the legacy of the remarkable Huguenots.
Skills of the Huguenots Day celebrates contemporary interpretations of these talents so whatever you are interested in, drop in and participate, watch and listen, dance, walk and be amazed.
Some are drop-in events, others need booking, go to their website for details.
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11am-2pm Hand & Lock Gold Workshop (up to 3 hours) £25 to cover materials. Places limited to 12 people
12.00pm and 1.30pm Paper Making - Try Papermaking with the Frogmore Paper Mill team
12.00pm and 3pm Escape to Freedom - Just take off your shoes and participate with Corrie Lunghi
11.00am, 12.00pm, 1pm and 2pm Greatest Hits: Science Museum - An explosive show for all ages
2.30pm Huguenot Military Stories - An opportunity to ask Professor Edward Vallance what life was like in the 17th and 18th century army
Drop-ins from 11am-4pm:
Bank of Chocolate - Sir John Houblon was the first Governor of the Bank of England - he worked with real money but learn about the basics of finance with Tim Kidd - and some chocolate
Say Bonjour to French - Speak snippets of the Huguenot language with Monsieur Paul Baker and his beret!
Make your Own Plant Dyes with Michelle Sinden of Spitalfields City Farm
Art Workshops include:
Embroider a tile, Wonderful Paper Weaving, Be a 17th Century Fashion Designer, Historical Collage, Create a Huguenot Cross.
How a clock works - With clockmaker from the Palace of Westminster Paul Roberson
Is my surname Huguenot? - Fellows of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain will be on hand with their database of births, marriages and deaths.
Be a Cartographer - Participate in an absorbing map workshop
Silhouettist Matyas Selmeczi will be on hand to demonstrate his skill - and you have the chance to be his model!
50 Huguenot Heroes - Be amazed at the famous Huguenot names you may recognise and their outstanding achievements Diane Watts and Paul Baker will tell you more.
Artisans - Agata Nowak, Mary Spyrou, Jenny Duff, Annwyn Dean, Roger Dennis, Zoe Angle, Farah Qureshi, Louise Goult
Talks cost £5 each
11am The Gentle Author 'The Small Trades of Spitalfields’
1pm Professor Edward Vallance 'The Huguenots and the Revolution of 1688’
2pm Kate Wigley 'Samuel Wilson: a London Silk Diary’
3pm Rosie Taylor-Davies ‘It is all in the Detail: C18 Embroidery’
Cost: Free of Charge
Contact and Booking Details
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-10-20 2018-10-20 Europe/London Skills of the Huguenots Family Day Skills of the Huguenots Day celebrates contemporary interpretations of these talents so whatever you are interested in, drop in and participate. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/10/20/skills-of-the-huguenots-family-day-180961 Christ Church Spitalfields,Commercial Street,London,London
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