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The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival: Contemporary Tapestry at West Dean
  • Category
    Talks
  • Date(s)
    13 April 2013
  • Time
    2:30 PM
  • Price
    £7*
  • Concs.
    £5*
The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival: Contemporary Tapestry at West Dean
Spitalfields Silk © Museum of London
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The Huguenots were members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France during the 16th and 17th centuries. Fleeing religious persecution during the 17th century, the Huguenots fled France relocating to Protestant nations across the world. The large community that settled in Spitalfields left an indelible mark on the area with a major weaving industry producing some of the finest work of the times.

To celebrate their talents and contribution, we present a series of events as part of The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival. Events take place at various venues from 8 - 21 April 2013.

Since the mid 1970s the Tapestry Studio at West Dean has been producing large scale tapestries woven to commission and has a history of working with artists such as Henry Moore, John Piper and Howard Hodgkin, Adrian Berg, John Hubbard and Tracey Emin. In addition the studio can create site specific projects, and has designed and woven tapestries for The Palace of Westminster, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chelmsford Cathedral and Sheffield Museum. This talk will cover all aspects of the Studio's activities including the tapestries currently being woven for Stirling Castle and a collaborative project with Michael Brennand-Wood.

Philip Sanderson is Creative Director at the West Dean Tapestry Studio. Sanderson has designed tapestries for numerous clients, most famously the New Parliamentary Buildings in Westminster. Philip is also a tutor on the Visual Arts and Short Course programmes at West Dean College.

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    020 7392 9200

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