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Clock Watching Weekend

Clock Watching Weekend

27 October 2012 - 28 October 2012, 10:00 - 17:00

To mark the end of British Summer Time, the Foundling is celebrating all things horological. Watch conservation in action, join in family workshops, watch the film Hugo and take part in a special event with our 2012 Handel Fellow, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby.

The Passage of Time with Dame Emma Kirby

The Passage of Time with Dame Emma Kirby

27 October 2012, 10:00 - 12:00

Dame Emma Kirkby is the Museum's 2012 Handel Fellow. In this special performance Dame Emma will explore the theme of passing time. In conjunction with Clock Watching Weekend.

An Evening with Michael Morpurgo OBE

An Evening with Michael Morpurgo OBE

26 October 2012, 18:00 - 20:30

Join us in the Museum's beautiful Picture Gallery for an evening with 2012 Coram Fellow Michael Morpurgo OBE as he discusses his life and work, including his new publication, A Medal for Leroy.

Bloomsbury Festival

Bloomsbury Festival

20 October 2012 - 21 October 2012, 10:00 - 17:00

To celebrate the Bloomsbury Festival the Foundling Museum will be opening its doors for free and until 21:00 on Saturday evening. Includes Dickens Performance Pieces and Handel's Anthem for the Foundling Hospital.

Discovering Vivaldi: A London Perspective

Discovering Vivaldi: A London Perspective

17 October 2012, 18:00 - 21:00

The Amadè Players will be performing the recently discovered violin sonata by the prolific Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The Sonata in D major will be given its first performance in modern times at this exclusive concert; it may be the first time that the Sonata in D major has been heard for more than 250 years.

Received, a Blank Child: Dickens, Brownlow and the Foundling Hospital

Received, a Blank Child: Dickens, Brownlow and the Foundling Hospital

27 September 2012 - 16 December 2012, 10:00 - 17:00

Received, a Blank Child: Dickens, Brownlow and the Foundling Hospital explores the facts and fictions that link the life and work of Charles Dickens and Secretary of the Foundling Hospital in the 1850s John Brownlow.

In Focus Display: Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

In Focus Display: Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)

27 September 2012 - 16 December 2012, 10:00 - 17:00

This display marks the 250th anniversary of composer and violinist Francesco Geminiani's death and includes the Museum's portrait of Geminiani, manuscripts and printed music.

Autumn Café Exhibition: Wild New Territories

Autumn Café Exhibition: Wild New Territories

18 September 2012 - 16 December 2012, 10:00 - 17:00

Premiering in London at the Foundling Museum, 'Wild New Territories' brings together many well-known international artists to examine the world’s unresolved relationship between urban growth and our diminishing natural resources.

The English Concert Master Class 2012

The English Concert Master Class 2012

26 June 2012 - 29 June 2012, 10:00 - 16:00

Four aspiring harpsichordists will work with The English Concert, their artistic director Harry Bicket and two solo singers in directing a range of Baroque repertoire. Visitors cannot take part but are welcome to watch and purchase tickets for the concert.

Dressing for the Pleasure Gardens

Dressing for the Pleasure Gardens

08 June 2012, 18:00 - 20:30

This talk will focus on the key styles worn during each of the Pleasure Gardens eras, primarily those of Pepys’, Hogarth’s, Austen and Whistler’s day. The exhibition will be open for the duration of the evening.