Huguenot Threads

Huguenot Threads, is presented in partnership with the City of London, sponsored by British Land, Water Poet and Crown & Shuttle and will run from 9 to 20 July. Click HERE for Details

Support Us

We are raising funds for the charity's heritage and educational programme, so do please support us and tell your friends. We have now been accepted by HMRC to claim Gift Aid on donations received.

Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School

Here are some of the stunning textile Flower'd designs created by the pupils of Sir John Cass Primary Foundation School, Aldgate, as part of a Huguenot project.

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Strangers' Newsletter

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Huguenots of Spitalfields Events

Spitalfields 1912: Then and Now

thumb christchurch2nd April - 23rd April 2014
To coincide with a major exhibition of photographs of Spitalfields taken by C A Mathew in 1912 a series of walks will take place in April:

  • Sunday 13th
  • Wednesday 16th
  • Wednesday 23rd

All walks start at 11am meet at the front of Christ Church Spitalfields and includes a visit to the exhibition.  No booking necessary.
Donation: £10

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A Lasting Legacy

26th April 2014
A Lasting Legacy: A symposium organised by The French Hospital and The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland to herald the opening of the Huguenot Heritage Centre. Click HERE for more information.

Weaving With Paper

Currently Showing until 28th April 2014
The Handweavers Studio at 140 Seven Sisters Road, London N7 7NS  Visit for more information.

Summer Fundraising Walks

2nd May to 22nd July 2014
A series of walks have been organised throughout the summer to raise funds for the Huguenots of Spitalfields Charity, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your place.

2nd - Visit the Brunel Museum, Rotherhythe, Mayflower Inn, returning home via the Emirates Cable Car (optional) Donation £10. Meet outside Rotherhythe station at 11am
6th - Huguenots Footsteps: Historic Spitalfields, meet outside Christ Church at 2pm, donation £10.
12th - Art at Broadgate. A one hour tour to see the world-class statues and some paintings. Donation £8. Meet at Liverpool St. Station at 11am.
16th - Visit the historic Lincoln's Inn, Chapel and Great Hall. Donation £5 Meet in the Undercroft at 2pm
31st - A 90 minute tour of St Paul's cathedral floor and Crypt. Price £16 Meet at the Friends' Desk at 11am

3rd - Huguenots Footsteps: The Silk Weavers of Spitalfields, meet outside Christ Church at 2pm, donation £10.
6th - A second chance to visit Lincoln's Inn, meet under the Undercroft 2pm, donation £5.
11th - London Bridge Quarter, call in at the Old Operating Theatre, donation £10. Optional (excellent) lunch at The Market Porter in Borough Market for £15 excluding drinks and, if you haven't been well worth it, a trip up the Shard (advance ticket £24.95) Meet at the base of the Monument at 11am
19th - New Architecture in the City. Meet outside the Royal Exchange and walk to Leadenhall Market at 11am. The closer you get, the more impressive they are. Donation £8

1st - Huguenot Footsteps: Immigrants Story, meet outside Christ Church 2pm, donation £10.
9th to 20th - Daily One Hour Walks: Huguenots in the City, meet by the Duke of Wellington Statue in front of the Royal Exchange at 11am, donation £5.
11th & 12th, 19th & 20th - Weekend Walks: Immigrants' Story (12pm), Historic Spitalfields (2pm) and Spitalfields Then & Now (3pm) all meet outside Christ Church, donation £10 for each.
18th - Rochester French Hospital - opportunity to visit the cathedral, castle, Six Poor Travellers' House, Restoration House and see the site of the new heritage centre. Meet at St. Pancras Station at about 11am (to be confirmed), donation £20 (travel extra). Light lunch included.
22nd - Mansion House, finest town palace in London and home of the Lord Mayor of London. Price £5 concession and £7 Adults. Meet at the Walbrook entrance at 2pm


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Huguenot Footsteps

6th May - 28th October 2014
Walk around Spitalfields every First Tuesday of the month from May to October meeting outside Christ Church, Spitalfields.  Donation: £10

Crowd Out – add your voice

8th May 2014 rehearsal process and performance at Shoreditch Church, 6.30pm.

Spitalfields Music wants you to add your voice to Crowd Out, and be part of an extraordinary experience this June.

Crowd Out is a new piece for 1000 shouting, singing, whispering voices by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, and explores how people feel when they are in a crowd.

Stand out and shout, or lose yourself in the crowd to the ebb and flow of voices. This is an opportunity to add your voice to the first ever performances of a truly unique piece of music.

No musical experience is required, just a sense of adventure and the willingness to try something different.

To find out more and sign up, head to

or ring 020 7377 0287 and ask for Wallis Leahy or the Learning & Participation team.

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

6th June - 21st June 2014
The Summer Festival returns in June with an eclectic programme lead by Associate Artists the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh.


Spitalfields Gardens

21wilkes-garden7th June 2014
Several gardens in Spitalfields will be open on Saturday 7th June as part of the National Garden Scheme 2014.  Visit their website for more information.

Huguenot Threads

9th July -20th July 2014
Huguenot Threads, is presented in partnership with the City of London, sponsored by British Land, Water Poet and Crown & Shuttle and will run from 9 to 20 July. It will include three lunchtime lectures at Christ Church Spitalfields, walks in the City and in Spitalfields and events at the London Metropolitan Archive, Guildhall Library, the Worshipful Companies of Apothecaries and Goldsmiths, the French Hospital (including a visit to the site of the Huguenot Heritage Centre) and the Museum of London.

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