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The Amadè Players : A Birthday Concert for Mr.George Frideric Handel

The Amadè Players : A Birthday Concert for Mr.George Frideric Handel

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.

Quentin Blake in conversation with Sir Christopher Frayling

Quentin Blake in conversation with Sir Christopher Frayling

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.

Quentin Blake - As large as life

Quentin Blake - As large as life

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.

Foundling Fellowship

Foundling Fellowship

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.

Annual Conference on Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Annual Conference on Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain

25 November 2011 - 25 November 2011, 10:00 - 17:00

An annual conference at the Foundling Museum exploring eighteenth century music in Britain.

Mr Handel's Charitable Works

Mr Handel's Charitable Works

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.

Captain Thomas Coram & Mr George Frideric Handel by Rozanne Hawksley

Captain Thomas Coram & Mr George Frideric Handel by Rozanne Hawksley

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.

Flourish at the Foundling

Flourish at the Foundling

08 November 2011 - 27 November 2011

Flourish returns to the Foundling Museum with a double exhibition featuring the compelling and accomplished creative output of care-experienced young people.

Sapphire Battersea Day

Sapphire Battersea Day

29 October 2011, 10:00 - 16:00

A fantastic family day at the Foundling Museum celebrating Jacqueline Wilson’s brilliant sequel to historical children’s novel Hetty Feather.

Foundling Fellow Project with Artisjustaword

Foundling Fellow Project with Artisjustaword

22 October 2011 - 23 October 2011

As part of Richard Wentworth’s Soup for 100 project, two of the artists involved, Matt Clark and George O’Shaughnessy from artisjustaword in Oxford are holding a weekend of free workshops at the Foundling Museum.