Huguenot Month Launches in Spitalfields

October is Huguenot Month

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Huguenots were French Protestant refugees who fled persecution during the 16th to 18th centuries, many of whom settled in London. They contributed their skills to many fields, including silk weaving, furniture design, spinning and dyeing, silversmithing, clock making and jewellery.

‘Huguenots of Spitalfields’ have a packed programme of events to celebrate these extraordinary, creative and talented people.

Highlights include:

  • Take a step back in time - Visit the unique and atmospheric ‘still-life drama’ of Dennis Severs’ House – a beautiful Georgian house in Folgate Street.

  • Enjoy a Georgian-Style ‘Back in Time for Dinner’

  • Find out how to trace your Huguenot ancestors

  • Hear how Queen Anne’s ladies-in-waiting prepared for her dazzling candlelit birthday ball, at the Townhouse in Fournier Street.

  • Hear Dan Cruickshank talk about Queen Mary II and enjoy a gin and tonic.

  • Take a room-by-room tour of a Georgian house in Spitalfields to eavesdrop on those living and working in the kitchen, parlour, bed chamber and garret.


For full programme visit: http://www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org/walks-events.html