Huguenots of Spitalfields Strangers' Newsletter - Issue 3
Issue 3 - Spring 2014
Hello Dear Strangers
But the best news of the year is that the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres KCVO DD FSA has agreed to be our Patron. Some of you will recall the brilliant sermon he gave at the Thanksgiving Service last April, a copy of which can be read here.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
April 2, 9, 16, 23 (Wednesdays) and April 6,13 (Sundays) at 11:00am
One April day in 1912 photographer C.A. Mathew probably missed his train from Liverpool Street Station and so filled his time by wandering around Spitalfields taking photographs. These wonderful images give us the opportunity to arrange the first fund-raising initiative in 2014 for the Huguenots of Spitalfields charity. We meet outside Christ Church Spitalfields, visit the C.A. Mathew exhibition at Eleven Princelet Street (www.elevenspitalfields.com) and walk the route that C.A. Mathew probably would have taken over a century ago. Guides Tim, Paul and Charlie will make sure you have an enjoyable visit. No need to book. Donation of £10 per head.
April 9th 6pm - 8:30pm
Every first Tuesday of the month, May to October
Watch out for the Women in Art series coming shortly to BBC2. Anna Maria Garthwaite, the Spitalfields textile designer, will be featured in Episode Two. Huguenot silk weavers will feature again in the BBC Great British Sewing Bee which will be broadcast on February 18th at 8pm on BBC2.
The stunning designs, created by the pupils of St John Cass Primary Foundation School in Aldgate, will shortly be made available as postcards. They cost £2 for four and can be purchased at the Town House, 5 Fournier Street, Spitalfields from April.
Why should I care about the Huguenots?
Where did they worship?
What was the population of London when the Huguenots arrived?
What is their legacy?
HUGUENOT HERITAGE CENTRE
If you have any objects that relate to skills of the Huguenots who came to Britain after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes that you are willing to loan to the Huguenot Heritage Centre, please contact Claire Adler on firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS
The Huguenots of London, Robin Gwynn, Alpha Press. Describes the contribution Huguenot society made to English banking, commerce and the crafts and professions in London. Essential reading and a classic. www.sussex-academic.com
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