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The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival: Disappearing Spitalfields

  • Category
    Talks
  • Date(s)
    17 April 2013
  • Time
    7:30 PM
  • Price
    £10*
  • Concs.
    £8*
The Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival: Disappearing Spitalfields
Spitalfields Market exterior, c1910 (London Collection Photographs, Bishopsgate Library)
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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.

The history of Spitalfields can be defined by change, but the changes currently taking place are potentially far greater in scale and character than ever before. Is this, after 900 years, the end for Spitafields as a distinct and independent entity? Will it become just an adjunct of the City and a tourist destination? Architectural historian and Spitalfields resident Dan Cruickshank highlights the physical losses alongside the social and economic changes Spitalfields has experienced and considers the way in which these changes continue.

Professor Dan Cruickshank has written and broadcast about architecture, conservation and cities around the world. He has been a resident of Spitalfields for over 30 years.

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