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November 2017

Story Time

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2.00

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. There are books, colouring, toys and fun each week. Refreshments for adults and children. All ages welcome. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.

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Book Club: La Reine Margot

November 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

Following a successful first meeting in October our next book will be La Reine Margot, by Alexandre Dumas. Published in 1845 it opens with the celebrations for the marriage of the beautiful Catholic princess Margot and the Protestant Henri of Navarre in 1572. At attempt is made on the life of prominent Protestant Admiral Coligny, leading to the St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre and what follows is a story of drama, love and intrigue. The popularity of La Reine Margot and…

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December 2017

The Saturday Club: Traditional Decorations and Patchwork Pictures

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£4.00

Join us for Saturday Club in December and make your own traditional decorations and patchwork scenes during Rochester's Dickensian Christmas weekend. Drop-in welcome - no need to book. £4.00 per child Powered by Eventbrite

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Story Time

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2.00

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. There are books, colouring, toys and fun each week. Refreshments for adults and children. All ages welcome. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.

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Film Night: Breathless

December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£4.00 - £6.50

Finish the Rochester Film Society season with mince pies and this classic French film telling the story of a wandering criminal and his American girlfriend. Have a look around the Museum galleries beforehand with admission included in the ticket price. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7:30pm Adults £6.50, concessions £4   Powered by Eventbrite

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Story Time

December 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2.00

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. There are books, colouring, toys and fun each week. Refreshments for adults and children. All ages welcome. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.

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January 2018

Story Time

January 18 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. Bring your under 5s along every Thursday morning to have fun with toys and games as we bring stories to life each week. Squash, milk and play mats available - plus tea and coffee for the grown ups. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.

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Colour & Stripe Workshop with Margo Selby

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£20.00

This workshop is a yarn winding workshop which explores stripe, colour, palette and proportion. Suitable for anyone interested in either textile design or colour, this workshop is designed to help develop a confident instinctive approach to colour with the support of some basic theory. Please note this event takes place in Rochester Art Gallery which is on the ground floor of the Visitor Information Centre but is being booked through the Huguenot Museum. To book please click here or call…

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Talk by Margo Selby

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£8.00

Margo Selby will talk about her career as a woven textile designer and artist, about the growth of her woven textiles brand alongside her art practice and how these two very different sides of her work complement each other. Margo will give some insight into her commercial collaborations with partners including Osborne and Little, John Lewis and Transport for London. She will also talk about the connection her artworks have with Huguenot weaving, as well as the creative and technical processes behind…

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Story Time

January 25 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. Bring your under 5's along every Thursday morning to have fun with toys and games as we bring stories to life each week. Squash, milk and play mats available - plus tea and coffee for the grown ups. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.  

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Book Club: Queen Jezebel

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

January's book is by Jean Plaidy, one of the country's most widely read novelists, and portrays the final years of the reign of the infamous Queen Catherine de'Medici, including the St Bartholomew's Day massacre. No special knowledge of the Huguenots is necessary - just a love of history and a good story! Thursday 25 January 2-3.15pm Free, refreshments included, no need to book.

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February 2018

Story Time

February 1 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2.00

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. Bring your under 5s along every Thursday morning to have fun with toys, games, music and more as we bring stories to life each week. Squash, milk and play mats available - plus tea and coffee for the grown ups. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.  

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Talk by Olivia Horsfall Turner: Pattern-drawing and silk-weaving: decoding the designs of the ‘late ingenious Mr Leman’

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£8.00

Image: Victoria & Albert Museum Olivia Horsfall Turner, Senior Curator of Designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum, explores the extraordinary work of Huguenot master weaver, James Leman, who worked in Spitalfields in the early 18th century. A large number of his designs, which transformed English silk design, survive in the V&A collection. Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner curates the Museum’s collection of design drawings and models. After studying at Cambridge, Yale and UCL, she worked as an Architectural Investigator at…

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Story Time

February 8 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2.00

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. Bring your under 5s along every Thursday morning to have fun with toys, games, music and more as we bring stories to life each week. Squash, milk and play mats available - plus tea and coffee for the grown ups. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.  

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Family weaving workshop with Ann Bowdler

February 14 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£1

Join Ann Bowdler for a fun interactive workshop exploring a whole range of weaving techniques. This is a drop in session and is £1 per child. Click here to book or call the museum on 01634 789347.

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Story Time

February 15 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2.00

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. Bring your under 5s along every Thursday morning to have fun with toys, games, music and more as we bring stories to life each week. Squash, milk and play mats available - plus tea and coffee for the grown ups. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.  

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Family weaving workshop with Ann Bowdler

February 15 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£1

Join Ann Bowdler for a fun, interactive workshop exploring a whole range of weaving techniques. This is a drop in session and is only £1 per child. We are also offering a family day ticket for £10, this includes entrance to our galleries and our craft activity!

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Two Day Weaving Workshop with Margo Selby

February 16 @ 9:45 am - February 17 @ 5:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£160.00

This workshop is suitable for all levels from complete beginners through to advance weavers who may want to look at their work with a fresh approach or learn a new technique. This weaving workshop is designed to build confidence and freedom when working on a hand-loom, to mix yarn and colour in creative combinations. Warped looms and weft yarns are provided. Click here to book. These spaces have now sold out. We have additional places for people with their own loom,…

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Story Time

February 22 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2.00

Join us throughout the year for Story Time. Bring your under 5s along every Thursday morning to have fun with toys, games, music and more as we bring stories to life each week. Squash, milk and play mats available - plus tea and coffee for the grown ups. £2.00 additional children 50p each, adults free.  

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Book Club: The Virgin Blue

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

February’s book is Tracy Chevalier’s debut novel 'The Virgin Blue' which tells the story of a rural French family in the sixteenth century in tandem with their modern day descendant, Ella, who finds herself paralleling her Huguenot ancestor as she moves to France and discovers some shocking family history. No special knowledge of the Huguenots is necessary – just a love of history and a good story! Thursday 22 February 2-3.15pm Free, refreshments included, no need to book.

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