14 April 2012, 14:00 - 15:00
Join us for a poetry reading and help us celebrate the launch of the Foundling Museum’s new poetry anthology, Tokens for the Foundlings.
31 March 2012 - 01 April 2012, 11:00 - 16:00
Join the Foundling Museum for an exclusive weekend when children and young people from across London will take over and run the Museum, which will be transformed into an 18th century fair for two days!
25 February 2012, 14:30 - 15:30
In conjunction with the exhibition, Quentin Blake - As large as life, Hogarth Curator Lars Tharp will look back to the where the tradition of great artists creating work for hospitals began. Lars will look at William Hogarth's associations with London's major hospitals in the eighteenth century, through Hogarth's life and images.
23 February 2012, 18:00
The Foundling Museum is pleased to be celebrating Handel's 327th birthday, in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Amadè Players with a performance of the Foundling Hospital Anthem and a Concerto for Organ.
22 January 2012, 14:00 - 15:00
Join us for an exclusive afternoon as Sir Christopher Frayling discusses the latest exhibition, Quentin Blake - As large as life with the artist. The talk will also explore Quentin's wider artistic practice.
12 January 2012 - 15 April 2012
Quentin Blake, one of Britain’s best-loved and most successful illustrators presents Quentin Blake – As large as life. Now in it's closing week, the exhibition features familiar illustrations alongside new work created for hospitals in the UK and France.
01 January 2012 - 31 December 2012
The Foundling Fellowship is given biennially to three individuals whose work resonates with the visionary, creative philanthropy of Thomas Coram, William Hogarth and George Frideric Handel. The Fellowship celebrates the role of artists, writers and musicians in changing young lives for the better.
25 November 2011 - 25 November 2011, 10:00 - 17:00
An annual conference at the Foundling Museum exploring eighteenth century music in Britain.
22 November 2011, 19:30
In 1749, Handel generously offered to give a fund-raising concerts to help complete the Foundling Hospital. Inspired by these performances, Mr Handel’s Charitable Works, taking place in St Johns in Smith Square London on St Cecilia’s Day, also includes excerpts from Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem, Ode to St Cecilia and Solomon.
15 November 2011 - 08 January 2012
Exploring the fragility of the human condition, fine artist Rozanne Hawksley, presents an installation exploring the Foundling Hospital’s original lottery admission and the philanthropic aims of George Frideric Handel and Thomas Coram.