My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

Huguenot Festival, 8-21 April 2013

THE GREAT SPITALFIELDS HUGUENOT FEST…Don’t even think of missing it.All the details are on the website! And very exciting – talks by Dan Cruickshank and Tessa Murdoch (and me!), walks around Sp;italfields every day (just turn up!).  Or book if you’re a group. Events at the V&A, Bishopsgate Institute, Guildhall. Walks are not only about the Huguenots but also the various immigrant groups who’ve settled in Spitalfields. Hear all about the fashionable silks the wealthy commissioned, how the weavers lived and died, the other industries the Huguenots excelled in.  The choice is enormous with speakers such as Dan Cruickshank & Tessa Murdoch.  But you can also just turn up for a walk without booking. I am doing a talk on the Spitalfields silkweavers at the Guildhall 2 pm, 9 April  at the Guildhall, Aldermanbury, the City.  No need to book for this one and free!


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