Bloomsbury Festival this weekend

Bloomsbury Festival this weekend

 

Admission is free to the Foundling Museum on Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 October!
As part of the Bloomsbury Festival, a celebration of the cultural diversity throughout the local area, we are opening our doors and running a series of free events for all ages.
SINGALONG WITH THE FOUNDLING MUSEUM CHOIR

Saturday 24 October, 11:00-12:30
Learn to sing Handel’s greatest works in the eighteenth century surrounds of the Picture Gallery, with The Foundling Museum Community Choir.

CURATOR TALK: THE FALLEN WOMAN

Saturday 24 October, 14:00 – 15:00
Join Professor Lynda Nead, curator of The Fallen Woman, as she reveals the hidden stories of women who left their children at the Foundling Hospital.

AFTERNOON CONCERT

Saturday 24 October, 16:00-16:45
James Brawn brings the Museum’s 1923 John Broadwood & Sons piano to life, with a programme including works from Beethoven and Liszt.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

Sunday 25 October, sessions from 11:00-12:30, 13:30-15:00 and 15:30-17:00
Drop-in, suitable for ages 5 and up.
Delve into Victorian entertainment and create your own magic lantern slides inspired by the exhibition The Fallen Woman. In this artist-led session, explore ideas and stories of children falling into unknown fairy-tale lands.

26 PAIRS OF EYES: A TORCH-LIT PERFORMANCE

Sunday 25 October, 17:30-18:00

**THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT**
Join us for an after hours torch-lit tour of display 26 Pairs of Eyes. Hear writers involved in the project perform a selection of their sestudes beside the objects that inspired them, on this journey of discovery through the Museum.
For more details about the festival and other great events in the area, visit bloomsburyfestival.org.uk