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May 2019

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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May Half Term Weaving and Stitching Workshop

May 31 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

Join weaver Ann Bowdler for another fantastic workshop. Try a variety of weaving techniques including paper weaving, along with simple stitching activities inspired by Huguenot designs.   No need to book just drop in throughout the day £3 per child or free with our family day ticket £10: Our family day ticket entitles 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children unlimited access to the galleries as well as any craft activities happening on that day

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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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Phosphoros Theatre: Pizza Shop Heroes

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

As part of Refugee Week we are delighted to be joined by Phosphoros Theatre who will be performing their latest production 'Pizza Shop Heroes' It will be an evening to remember with Shortlisted for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2016, this unique emerging company stars four refugee young men who made the arduous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. They have told their ‘stories’ repeatedly to the Home Office as part…

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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 – SOLD OUT

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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August 2019

Stitch Sketch Workshop

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£50

Explore creative ways of developing ideas through mixed media with artist Cas Holmes. Use a range of techniques including dyeing and staining pages, drawing with found objects, stitching and layering to open up the thought processes to the creation of your own work. Over the session you will select images, photocopies and details of old work, textures of interest to work with. This could be on any theme, nature, the world around us, family or even something which makes you…

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