05 February 2015, 19:30 - 21:30
Cambridge University’s 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. Organised by the Brandenburg Choral Festival, this recital supports the Foundling Museum’s O’Neil Appeal in securing two iconic works for our Collection.
12 February 2015, 18:30 - 21:00
The White Balloon (1995) will be screened in the Picture Gallery as part of the Cinema of Childhood tour, curated by Mark Cousins, which explores issues of child development and well-being through film. Shot in ‘real time’, Jafar Panahi’s editorial debut absorbs into the delicate and enquiring world of a 7-year-old girl as she encounters a troubled adult world. Time Out describes it ‘as a movie of audacious subtlety and simplicity’, and a deserving Cannes prize-winner
23 February 2015, 18:00
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. The award-winning Academy of Ancient Music aim to energise and breathe new life into baroque and classical music, by staying true to the style and spirit of how it was first performed
26 February 2015, 18:30
Guest Exhibition Curator, Gill Hedley, explores Sir Jacob Epstein’s life and work in Bloomsbury. The Foundling Hospital stood as an ever-present feature in the backdrop to a period of remarkable artistic creation amid dramatic domestic circumstances. Discover the fascinating story behind how a pioneer of modernism was entranced by the subject of babies and children
27 February 2015, 11:00 - 13:00
Explore the life and work of Jacob Epstein with Janice Liverseidge. Discover more about Epstein’s life, loves and artistic inspiration while taking in the wealth of statues and sculptural works depicting some famous figures of Bloomsbury’s history. The walk will culminate at the Foundling Museum.
05 March 2015, 18:30
The acclaimed Tony McManus, best known for his virtuosic fingerstyle guitar-playing, performs an intimate solo in the Picture Gallery. Described as “the best Celtic guitarist in the world” by Pentangle’s John Renbourn, McManus finds a unique voice on the acoustic guitar leading listeners on an assured journey to the depths of his music
17 April 2015, 18:30
The award-winning trio Moore Moss Rutter bring their “intelligently crafted musical adventures” to the Picture Gallery as they kick off their summer tour. Comprised of fiddler Tom Moore, melodeon player Archie Churchill-Moss and multi-instrumentalist Jack Rutter, MMR are well known for meticulous reworkings of English tunes and compositions. They have performed widely, from Glastonbury to living rooms, and their sets promise a range of musical creativity, from mellow and precisely-engineered soundscapes to wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes.
19 April 2015, 13:00 - 15:00
Explore the life and work of Jacob Epstein with Janice Liverseidge. Discover more about Epstein’s life, loves and artistic inspiration while taking in the wealth of statues and sculptural works depicting famous figures from Bloomsbury’s history. The walk will culminate at the Foundling Museum