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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)

Portraits from the Royal Box

Portraits from the Royal Box

30 January 2015 - 10 May 2015

This in-focus display brings together four rarely-exhibited portraits of Handel and his contemporaries Corelli, Geminiani and Daniel Purcell.

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.

Clock Conservation Day

Clock Conservation Day

28 March 2015, 10:00 - 17:00

Watch conservation in action, as conservators and students from West Dean College work on the Museum’s collection of historic clocks, in preparation for their spring forward into daylight saving time

London Handel Festival: Singalong Day

London Handel Festival: Singalong Day

28 March 2015, 11:00 - 21:00

Sing Handel’s Messiah under the inspirational directorship of Laurence Cummings, who will be assisted by the Little Baroque Company.

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

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