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)

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.

Curator's Talk: Portraits from the Royal Box

Curator's Talk: Portraits from the Royal Box

01 April 2015, 12:00 - 12:30

Portraits from the Royal Box Curator, Colin Coleman, introduces the paintings on display in the First Floor Foyer.

London Handel Festival: Showcase

London Handel Festival: Showcase

01 April 2015, 19:00 - 21:30

Handel Singing Competition finalists perform a selection of intimate and dramatic Handel Cantatas with continuo accompaniment

Foundling Sunday

Foundling Sunday

05 April 2015, 14:00 - 16:00

Curatorial Advisor Agi Katz considers whether it was Epstein’s humanity or skill that made him a great portrait sculptor. Followed by a piano recital from Maite Aguirre.

Folk at the Foundling: Moore Moss Rutter

Folk at the Foundling: Moore Moss Rutter

17 April 2015, 18:30 - 21:00

The award-winning trio Moore Moss Rutter bring their “intelligently crafted musical adventures” to the Picture Gallery.

Foundlings at War: Band Day

Foundlings at War: Band Day

25 April 2015, 11:00 - 16:00

The Foundlings at War: Military Bands display is brought to life with family workshops, talks and a live band marching in the former grounds of the Hospital, recreating the sound of the Foundling Hospital Boys’ Band

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