Events

Superman was a Foundling

Superman was a Foundling

14 June 2014 - 30 April 2015, 10:00 - 17:00

Foundling Fellow Lemn Sissay has created a unique exhibition in the Foundling Museum Cafe.

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

25 September 2014 - 10 May 2015

Renowned natural history sound recordist and 2014 Handel Foundling Fellow Chris Watson links past and present through a poetic meditation on the importance of place

Waiting

Waiting

01 January 2015 - 30 April 2015

Children aged 2 - 13 years on Puffin Ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital have created an animation inspired by patients waiting to have major operations, and by the story of the foundlings waiting to leave the Foundling Hospital.

Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury

Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury

30 January 2015 - 10 May 2015

SIR JACOB EPSTEIN: BABIES AND BLOOMSBURY (30 JAN - 10 MAY)

Members' Private View

Members' Private View

04 February 2015, 18:00 - 20:30

Friends and Patrons are invited to an exclusive viewing of Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury.

Choral Festival Concert

Choral Festival Concert

05 February 2015, 19:30 - 21:30

Corpus Christi College Chapel Choir and St. John’s Voices perform a selection of works by Britten and Fauré in the beautiful ‘Actor’s Church’ in the heart of Covent Garden. This recital supports the Foundling Museum’s O’Neil Appeal in securing two iconic works for our Collection.

Family Workshop: Super Sculpture

Family Workshop: Super Sculpture

18 February 2015, 10:30 - 16:00

Create clay sculpture inspired by the striking portraits of babies, children and their mothers in the exhibition, Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury. With artist Shelly Wain.

Creative Collaborations: Educators Event

Creative Collaborations: Educators Event

19 February 2015, 13:00 - 15:00

To accompany the exhibition Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies and Bloomsbury, educators can explore the Museum’s Collections and take part in a CPD sculpture workshop, before walking to the Charles Dickens Museum to discover the author’s home and take part in a butter churning workshop, inspired by an authentic recipe of Catherine Dickens.

Family Workshop: Memorial Medals

Family Workshop: Memorial Medals

20 February 2015, 10:30 - 16:00

Many former pupils of the Foundling Hospital joined the military, and many were awarded medals for acts of bravery. Design and make a special medal to give someone or commemorate a particular event in their life.

Foundlings at War: Military Bands

Foundlings at War: Military Bands

24 February 2015 - 10 May 2015

This in-focus display explores the rich history of the Foundling Hospital’s Boys’ Band, established in 1847. Boys joining the band increasingly went on to join military bands, serving in regiments and taking part in military conflicts around the world. With newly-researched archive items, instruments and music on display, we delve into their stories.

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