23rd March 2016
WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 5.30PM
Meet 5.30pm outside St Giles in the Fields Church.
Nearest Tubes: Tottenham Court Road or Holborn
THE SICK, POOR AND ABANDONED OF BLOOMSBURY
We start our walk near the site of a medieval leper colony close to where the plague began and during Handel’s lifetime an area known as the Rookery. We trace the footsteps of abandoned children, and learn about the perils of gin drinking and London’s first hospital and home for children. On our way we’ll see the work of Hawksmoor; hear about some Amazing philanthropists and visit the site of the capital’s first flower show for local residents before arriving at the Foundling Museum for tonight’s concert.
JANICE LIVERSEIDGE is a Blue Badge Guide and Director of Communications and Marketing at the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a Handel enthusiast and very knowlegeable about London.
TICKETS: £10 per walk or £8 if you come to the concert afterwards as well.
The walks need to be booked in advance.
GENERAL BOOKING INFORMATION:
12 JANUARY - online booking for members of the
HANDEL SUPPORTERS only.
19 JANUARY - online booking for everyone else.
21 JANUARY - telephone booking for everyone else -
To book ONLINE please click on the button in the top right hand corner of the website. This will take you to the Booking section. Events will appear there when they are open to booking and not before.
Box office hours:
10am-12.30pm and 2-4pm - Monday to Friday.
During the Festival the box office is open from 10am to 2pm - Monday to Friday. You can also contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Buying tickets on the door - the box office will be open at the concert venue from 3/4 hour before the start. There is generally no need to buy in advance for the Lunchtime Series.
For the concerts at St John's, Smith Square and Wigmore Hall please see the relevant concert pages for details.