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March 2019

Altered Textiles special display

March 27 @ 10:30 am - March 30 @ 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

In this special display, Altered Textiles, a dynamic group of creatives, are illustrating a range of techniques from embroidery to printing. Meet the artists and explore their ‘Travelling Journals’ which will be on display alongside their artwork. They will also be holding demonstrations, sharing both their expertise and techniques explored in their journals. We can't wait for a week of creative activities, entrance to this special display is included in our museum admission prices. Image: Diana Stone Demonstrations: Morning demonstrations…

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April 2019

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

April 6 @ 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 @ 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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Museum and French Hospital Tour – SOLD OUT

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£12

We will run this event in our next programme July- December Please contact the museum to go on the waiting list for this event or to register your interest for future tours.   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…

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The World of Huguenot Herbs

May 18 @ 10:00 am - June 1 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£4.00

With Rachel Moore from iprintedthat Drop-in workshops every hour from 10.00am-2.00pm no need to book just pop in as part of Refugee Week. 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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Guided Walk of Rochester High Street

June 29 @ 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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