HoSF: The Big Weave (free)

  • April 13, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Join the Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival to celebrate their achievements and contributions to London. Wearing Spitalfields silk in the early c18 was a real status symbol as a dress would have taken months to weave and days to sew.

Try traditional weaving and spinning with the London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Find out your heritage at the Huguenot Society. See demonstrations of tapestry, quilting, lace-making and embroidery in Spitalfields Market. Listen to the premiere of Wax and Yarn by Nina Perry, composed specifically for the event.

Spitalfields has a long history of immigration. It boasts Georgian houses, independent shops, pubs and even its own Hawksmoor church.

We will meet at the English Restaurant for a quick coffee before walking across to the market. This is an informal event so feel free to come and go as you please. If the weather is clear, we can round off with cocktails at Sushi Samba up the Heron Tower.

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  • Christian Z

    I'll be in the area from 12 to 3pm. Hope to catchup, after I finish with my guests,

    April 13, 2013

  • JIM

    I'm busy that day but, if I can make the time, I'd like to go to a couple of other "Huguenots of Spitalfields" events:
    8 April... La Reine Margot The Water Poet Watch this classic French prize-winning film about the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre (English subtitles) 7pm Admission £8, includes a glass of wine
    9-12 and 16-19 April... Dennis Severs' House Visit the 18th century recreation of a Huguenot silk weaver's family home 12noon-4pm £10

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • Andrea L.

      Please feel free to make any of them official Meetups.

      April 7, 2013

  • Christian Z

    I shall be in the area from 12 noon.
    Nearly 2 months ago, I arranged a meetup with some friends and someone who has Huguenot ancestry in attending the 13th April event.
    I shall update RSVP by friday 12th April in hope to catchup.
    By the way, the much delayed New Members dedications are in the making..these wiill be up at some stage before mid April.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Barbara

    Am away for this but would have loved to have gone. Spitalfields is a fascinating area of London.

    1 · March 13, 2013

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