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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 holds a unique exhibition in the Foundling Museum Cafe.

Foundlings at War: Word War I

Foundlings at War: Word War I

02 September 2014 - 04 January 2015

Foundlings at War is a major research project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund examining the Foundling Hospital’s historic links with the military.

Dawn Chorus

Dawn Chorus

25 September 2014 - 04 January 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

The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead

The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead

26 September 2014 - 04 January 2015

Exploring the life and collection of Dr Richard Mead (1673-1754), one of the most eminent physicians, patrons, collectors and philanthropists of his day, this exhibition brings to light the Foundling Hospital's relationship with a truly remarkable individual.

Family Workshop: Amazing Architecture

Family Workshop: Amazing Architecture

28 October 2014, 10:30 - 16:30

Join Melany Rose in the Picture Gallery to create a collaborative sculpture and bring the London Foundling Hospital building to life

Family Workshop: Leeches and Lesions

Family Workshop: Leeches and Lesions

29 October 2014, 10:30 - 16:30

Make your own eighteenth-century medicine kit inspired by Dr Mead

Beer Street

Beer Street

30 October 2014, 18:30 - 21:00

Join Dr Steven Parissien, Director of Compton Verney, for an evening of beer tasting

Family Workshop: Halloween Special

Family Workshop: Halloween Special

31 October 2014, 10:30 - 16:30

Conjure your own magic spells in our special Halloween workshop ‘plague, pestilence and poisons’.

Foundling Sunday

Foundling Sunday

02 November 2014, 14:00 - 16:00

To accompany the exhibition The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead, volunteer Flora Allen gives a talk in the Picture Gallery entitled Quacks: medical charlatans of eighteenth-century London. Join us afterwards for a concert performance by flautist Michael Liu and harpist Rebecca Royce.

Lunchtime Concert

Lunchtime Concert

13 November 2014, 13:00 - 14:00

A recital by cellist Leander Kippenberg in the beautiful surrounds of the Picture Gallery.

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