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12 July 2017The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields
14 June 2017The Day Parliament Burned Down
10 May 2017The Art of the Poster
12 April 2017Not just Smoke and Mirrors - The Magical Art of Camouflage in Warfare
08 April 2017Anniversary Lunch - Punch and Judy
08 March 2017Art Inspired by Wine
08 February 2017Vivaldi in Venice
11 January 2017The Art and Architecture of the Khmer Empire
14 December 2016The Corked Conjurer: comedy, contempt and credulity in Georgian England
09 November 2016Legends of Czech Glass
12 October 2016Beautiful, Beastly, Bizarre: the Art of Hieronymus Bosch
14 September 2016 Contemporary Artists - Antony Gormley - Anish Kapoor
13 July 2016Restoration Dramas: How some of Britain’s best-loved buildings were saved from destruction
08 June 2016The Elgin Marbles
11 May 2016The Shakers: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts
13 April 2016It Will Never Show - Designing historical costumes for film and television
09 March 2016Everything Very Fine
10 February 2016The Drama behind the Taj Mahal: The Life and Times of the Indian Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
13 January 2016The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces: religious architecture of the world
18 December 2015Carols by Candlelight
09 December 2015GRAND FATHER FROST AND OLD NEW YEAR. CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IN RUSSIA
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14 January 2015BLOOD ROSES AND ELEPHANTS: THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF ST. ALBANS ABBEY
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08 January 2014The history of the Skyscraper
11 December 2013Three Wise Men: Gold, frankincense and myrrh- the traditions of the Magi
13 November 2013Treasures and Curiosities from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle
09 October 2013Vermeer’s Shadow: Han Van Meegeren, master forger
11 September 2013The Genius of Antonio Stradivari
10 July 2013Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture
12 June 2013English Art Deco Ceramics: Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper and Ruskin
08 May 2013'What an Eye': The Art of Claude Monet
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10 October 2012The Splendour of Hampton Court Palace - including restoration and gardens
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09 May 2012John Opei, The Cornish Wonder
11 April 2012Painters of Myths and Dreams: England’s Late Pre Raphaelites
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09 November 2011The Colour Red - It's Sacred and Secular Meaning
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14 September 2011Antoni Gaudi
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08 June 2011A Family Affair - Florence and the House of Medici
11 May 2011Sir Thomas Brock - London's Forgotten Sculptor
13 April 2011The Arts and Crafts of Mexico, Past and Present
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09 February 2011History of the River Thames
12 January 2011Omai, the Exotic and Joshua Reynolds
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08 July 2009EARLY FLEMISH PORTRAITS
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13 May 2009MUSIC ON THE GRAND TOUR
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11 March 2009PHOTOGRAPHY AS FINE ART
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14 January 2009HAVE YOU GOOD TASTE?

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The Huguenot Silk Weavers of Spitalfields
Sue Jackson
Wednesday 12 July 2017

Welcomed with open arms for their luxury skills, the Huguenots’ fortunes fluctuated wildly. The lecture will be about their early 18th century houses that still stand, how they were decorated and lived in and the fashionable patterned silk dresses—who designed and made them. Mantua dresses allowed the silk designs to be shown to their full advantage and Spitalfield silks became extremely popular. Finally, the trade died out with some weavers literally dying in poverty at their looms.

Mrs Sue Jackson BA (Hons) worked originally in art and design publishing. As well as lecturing she is a qualified Blue Badge Guide and has published work on the lost world of the Fleet River.