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Georgian London; with a private concert at Handel House
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 10:15 AM to 4:00 PM (WET)
London, United Kingdom
Wednesday 3 October | 10:15 - 4:00 | Foundling Museum, Hanover Square, Handel House
This day explores the ever changing and turbulent 1st half of the 18th century. Starting in the Foundling Museum we will pay tribute to Thomas Coram, the philanthropic old sea-captain who was the beating heart behind the Foundling Hospital. Designed for unwanted or orphaned children, the hospital was sponsored by the great satirist of Georgian every-day life William Hogarth, and the famous German composer George Frederic Handel. The museum now is a memorial to these men, to the 25,000 children they helped save and to the aggressive nature of 18th century London.
After lunch we will visit Hanover Square - the first of the three great Mayfair squares - and the John James church of St George’s. The success of this complex paved the way for the huge west end building boom of the early 1720s. Nearby at 25 Brook Street, Handel spent the last 36 years of his life. Here we will be given a private harpsichord concert in his own concert room. We will have time to explore this wonderfully nostalgic house and its beautifully restored Georgian interiors.
NB: The cost of this event includes the private concert @ Handel House, entrance fees to Foundling Museum, taxis, arrival drinks and admin fees.
If you would rather send a cheque, please pay £72 to Art History UK and post it to 148 Sulgrave Road, London, W67PU. For any other queries contact email@example.com.
A £30 deposit will be taken if you cancel within two weeks of the event, £60 within 1 week, and the full amount within 24 hours of the tour.