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December 2018

Film Night: Orphee

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£6.50

In this classic 1950 film, directed by Jean Cocteau, a fight breaks out at the Café des Poètes in Paris, between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermithe), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to…

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Christmas Activities: A World of Miniatures

December 20 @ 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2
Prayer Book

Inspired by our miniature prayer book, we will be shrinking down to explore a world of miniatures. What will you create? Using different materials, you can create miniature versions of items from the museum. What will catch your eye? Our beautiful doll, one of our portraits or even your favourite item of dressing up!   No need to book - our activities are drop-in.  £2 per child or free with a family day ticket. Our family day ticket is valid…

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Christmas Activities: A World of Miniatures

December 21 @ 11:45 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2
Prayer Book

Inspired by our miniature prayer book, we will be shrinking down to explore a world of miniatures. What will you create? Using different materials, you can create miniature versions of items from the museum. What will catch your eye? Our beautiful doll, one of our portraits or even your favourite item of dressing up!   No need to book - our activities are drop-in.  £2 per child or free with a family day ticket. Our family day ticket is valid…

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February 2019

Print Making: Exploring Pattern

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£70

Running over two morning sessions: 9 February & 16 February  £40 for one session, or £70 for both sessions, incl refreshments. Rachel Moore from iprintedthat will take you on an exploration of pattern to produce sample wallpaper and fabric. Create your own lino cut tile, explore screen printing techniques and take inspiration from our collection and the designs of Huguenot master weaver James Leman. No previous printing experience necessary. Please bring an apron or painting shirt and a sketch book and pencils. Booking…

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Museum and French Hospital Tour

February 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£12

Visit the Museum and take a behind the scenes tour of the French Hospital, Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street, which are not usually open to the public. The French Hospital was founded in 1718 in London to support the large numbers of Protestants escaping persecution in France, celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018. It was one of the earliest institutions to support immigrants in London, and one of the first in Britain to provide sympathetic care for the mentally…

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March 2019

Guided Walk of Rochester’s High Street

March 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£10

What have the French have done for us? Rochester’s French Connection Join Geoff Rambler on this 90-minute walk of Rochester's High Street. Explore how our relationship with the French – collaborative & competitive, friendly & hostile – has shaped Rochester. Geoff, who has led over 1000 miles of walks, will share the fascinating history of Rochester, highlighting that for over a thousand years our cultures and history have been connected - and probably nowhere more than Rochester which partly owes its…

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Collage: The Natural World

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30

Join artist Fiona Spirals for a collage workshop inspired by the natural world. Fiona will guide you through a morning of creativity, using magazines to create unique collages inspired by the themes of journeys, memories and nature. Perfect for people of all ages and abilities. Fiona shares some of her inspirations 'As an artist, landscapes never fail to inspire me to create collages with dramatic contrasts, but full of hidden elements. I love collage for that reason – I smuggle…

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April 2019

Kids French Film Club: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3.50

In association with Rochester Film Society, we are screening another Kids French Film! The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals in this neighbourhood can't help but ruffle a few feathers. From the creators of Ernest and Celeste. Toys and play mats are available for the little ones. You are welcome to bring snacks with you. Please click here to book Film is in English, Rating U. £3.50 per person.

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May 2019

Museums at Night: The Huguenot Table

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£10

The Huguenot table: Eating in Exile Migration and resettlement in a new country can have major impacts upon cultural practices and experiences. In this talk, Sara Pennell will explore how Huguenot communities found their culinary feet in their new communities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. We are holding this talk to celebrate 'Museums at Night' This is the UK-wide festival of Lates in museums and galleries, produced by Culture24, the Brighton-based arts charity dedicated to shining a light on Britain’s sparkling…

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The World of Huguenot Herbs

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 1, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£75

Saturday 18 & 25 May, 1 June £30, incl. refreshments per session or £75 for all 3 sessions Explore the relationship between culinary herbs beloved by the Huguenots and the therapeutic properties of medicinal herbs in art, with botanical artist Edwina Finn. In each workshop there will be a different focus inspired by the Huguenots. 18 May: Create a recipe card, illustrated with watercolour ink Explore the possibilities of watercolour ink using culinary herbs as inspiration create a unique illustrated recipe…

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Film Night: Diva

May 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£7.00

Doors open at 6.45pm for refreshments and to view the galleries and shop. Join us for our partnership screening of a French classic, in association with Rochester Film Society www.rochesterfilmsociety.co.uk. Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller, from the acclaimed director of Betty Blue. Please click here to book Concession tickets are…

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June 2019

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Talk by Zara Anishanslin

June 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£8.00

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Spitalfields Designer Anna Maria Garthwaite Enigmatic Anna Maria Garthwaite (1688-1763) was one of early modern Britain’s few women silk designers. She also was one of its most prolific. A clergyman’s daughter with family connections to the Royal Society of London and Chelsea Physic Garden and a large number of Huguenot clients and friends, she had intimate ties to global natural history networks that found aesthetic expression in her design work. Her popular designs both…

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Extremes of poverty and wealth among Huguenot Refugees: Talk by Robin Gwynn

June 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

Eminent historian of the Huguenots in Britain, Robin Gywnn, explores the wealth of a few refugees, and the dire poverty of many others. Extremes of wealth had consequences for the refugees themselves but also for their new country – and for those researching their Huguenot ancestors. While the French Protestant immigrants who headed for England in Louis XIV’s reign may have shared religious belief, they were far from one uniform group of people. In economic terms, the large majority of refugees…

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Medway Print Festival in Refugee Week

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3.00

With Rachel Moore from iprintedthat Drop-in workshops every hour from 10.00am-2.00pm no need to book just pop in. All ages welcome! Come and try out Gelli printing, use stamps, stencils and cut outs to create your one-off print. We’re going to explore the theme of “I would save…” Imagine you have to suddenly leave your home – what would you take with you? Explore the galleries to find out more about the experience of refugee.

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