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Fate, Hope & Charity

Fate, Hope & Charity

25 January 2013 - 19 May 2013, 10:00 - 17:00

Fate, Hope & Charity brings to light the untold stories of the Foundling Hospital tokens, small everyday objects, left by mothers with their babies at the Hospital between c.1741-1760.

In Focus Display: Handel’s operas 'Teseo' and 'Imeneo'

In Focus Display: Handel’s operas 'Teseo' and 'Imeneo'

25 January 2013 - 19 May 2013, 10:00 - 17:00

Handel’s Teseo was first performed 300 years ago and a display in the Handel Gallery marks the anniversary with the oldest surviving source of the complete opera.

Touring Exhibitions at Barnet Museum

Touring Exhibitions at Barnet Museum

01 December 2012 - 28 February 2013

Currently on show at Barnet Museum, north London are two exhibitions which unite the experiences of children in the eighteenth-century and twentieth-century Foundling Hospitals.

Concert: The Mechanics of Folklore: Geminiani, Handel and the Melodies of the British Isles

Concert: The Mechanics of Folklore: Geminiani, Handel and the Melodies of the British Isles

30 November 2012, 18:00 - 21:00

Performed by the Amadè Players this concert is in association with the Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain Conference and marks 250 years since the death of Italian composer, violinist and music theorist Francesco Geminiani.

 Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain Conference

Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain Conference

30 November 2012

This year is the twenty-eighth annual Conference on Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Download the programme here.

Conference: Handel at Court

Conference: Handel at Court

24 November 2012 - 25 November 2012, 10:00 - 17:00

Join us for the biennial conference of the Handel Institute, which includes a curator led private view of Handel House's Charles Jennens exhibition.

Academy of Ancient Music Handel Festival

Academy of Ancient Music Handel Festival

17 November 2012, 19:00 - 21:30

Join the Academy of Ancient Music as they celebrate the rich musical life of Handel and his contemporaries, including Geminiani.

Foundling Fellow Project: Soup for 100

Foundling Fellow Project: Soup for 100

05 November 2012

In a celebration of our 2012 Foundling Fellows, we are hosting Soup for 100, a project to form links between the emerging and the established in arts and education.

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.