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.
19 February 2015, 10:30 - 11:30
Bach to Baby is an innovative classical concert for babies created by mum and pianist, Miaomiao Yu. Concerts at the Foundling Museum are inspired by Handel and bring classical music to babies and parents. Tickets include free entry to the Museum.
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.
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.
23 February 2015, 18:00 - 21:00
Celebrate the 330th Birthday of George Frideric Handel with the Academy of Ancient Music, as they perform a selection of pieces by the composer and his contemporaries.
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.
26 February 2015, 18:30 - 20:30
Guest Exhibition Curator, Gill Hedley, explores Sir Jacob Epstein’s life and work in Bloomsbury.
27 February 2015, 11:00 - 13:00
Explore the life and work of Jacob Epstein with Janice Liverseidge
01 March 2015, 14:00 - 15:00
Epstein expert Evelyn Silber explores the extraordinary controversies aroused by the artist’s large-scale public works. Silber’s talk is followed by a performance from Early Music troupe Musicke in the Ayre.
05 March 2015, 18:30 - 21:00
The acclaimed Tony McManus, best known for his virtuosic fingerstyle guitar-playing, performs an intimate solo in the Picture Gallery.