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Easter events at the Foundling Museum

Events preview

THE FOUNDLING Museum has announced its events for Easter 2015 and they include:

Foundling Sunday – Sunday, April 5, talk at 2pm, concert at 3pm.

Curatorial Advisor Agi Katz considers whether it was Epstein’s humanity or skill that made him a great portrait sculptor. Epstein wrote of his greatest artistic hero, Rembrandt, that his heart ‘seemed to warm towards the men and women who sat for him’ as ‘he seemed to penetrate into their inner selves’. Followed by a piano recital from Maite Aguirre.

Folk at the Foundling: Moore Moss Rutter – Friday, April 17, doors open at 6.30pm, concert at 7pm. Tickets: £10, £8 concessions and Foundling Friends.

The award-winning trio Moore Moss Rutter, bring their ‘intelligently crafted musical adventures’ to the Museum as they kick off their summer tour. Fiddler Tom Moore, melodeon player Archie Churchill-Moss and instrumentalist Jack Rutter are well known for meticulous re-workings of English compositions. Whether performing at Glastonbury or in living rooms, their sets promise a range of musical creativity from mellow and precisely-engineered soundscapes to wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes.

Foundling Walk: Exhibition Special – Sunday, April 19 from 1pm – 3pm. Meeting at the British Museum. Tickets: £10, £8 concessions and Foundling Friends.

Explore the life and work of Sir Jacob Epstein with Janice Liverseidge. Discover more about Epstein’s loves and artistic inspiration whilst taking in a wealth of statues and sculptural works that depict famous figures of Bloomsbury’s history. The walk culminates at the Foundling Museum.

Band Day – Saturday, April 25 from 11am – 4pm. Family Workshop 11am – 1.30pm, 2pm – 4pm. Band Performances, 2.30pm and 3.30 (20 mins each).

This is a family day of live music, talks and workshops that celebrates the history of The Foundling Hospital’s Boys’ Band. This all day event brings to life the current display Foundlings at War: The Boys’ Band, running until May 10.

Camden Concert Band will perform outside the Museum near the grounds of the original Foundling Hospital, recreating musical sounds once familiar to the area. A family workshop will run during the day, where children can make their own Band Day instruments, alongside talks on the history of the Boys’ Band.

The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ

Website: www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk/