2013 Grand Day Out to Spitafields - our plans have been updated

Submitted by norma on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 19:09

Originally written & submitted by JanetJ on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:22

Grand Day Out Saturday 13th April

Update:
We have decided that we will postpone the trip to London Cloth and rearrange that visit for the summer. The decision was that the logistics of getting to London Cloth would shorten our experience at Spitafields. I think the with the weather forecast, it would not be much fun travelling over the Hackney -

There is so much to see and do at the Huguenots Festival.

I am travelling by train from Northampton hoping to arrive at Spitafields before 12pm.

Hopefully I will see you there

Janet (Chair).

Groups can meet at the local railway station with a view to getting a group discount ticket.

Your rail ticket may include underground travel, so do check this.
Any privileged over 60’s with a bus pass will be able to use this on the buses; otherwise you would need an Oyster card for any bus travel.

When arriving at Euston Railway Station;
Walk across to Euston Square Underground station.
Take the Northern line to Moorgate.
Change to the Hammersmith & City line for Aldgate East Underground Station.

When arriving at St. Pancras and Kings Cross Railway Station;
Make your way to the underground station.
Take the Hammersmith & City line for Aldgate East Underground Station.

At Aldgate East Underground Station;
Come out onto Whitechapel High Street and cross over the road and walk right towards the cross roads with Commercial Street.
First left into Commercial Street. A1202.
Walk past the fourth road on your left (Bushfield Street.) The white church of Christ Church Spitafields is on your right. Go past a few shops.
The arched entrance to Spitafields Old Market is on your left.
The distance is approximately half a mile.

A number 67 bus in the direction of Wood Green will also take you along the Commercial Road.

Spitafields Market is also as close to Liverpool Street Station, Shoreditch and Aldgate Underground stations but have slightly more complicated routes from the main line stations.

Meet in the covered arched area at the entrance to the market at 11.30, 12 or 12.30pm where Ann will be there to meet you. Feel free to arrive at anytime and enjoy all the stalls at your leisure. The weaving workshop is an open drop in style with no pre-booking.

Bring a packed Lunch or try one of the many food outlets, e.g. “Wagama” which is on the first floor level of the market.

More information

Submitted by JanetJ on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 07:02.
Just a few more details about Saturday:

See web pages about the festival: http://www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org/

The Big Weave
Saturday 13 April at Spitalfields Market
When: 10am-5pm
FREE

*A day of entertainment and participation at Spitalfields Market. Demonstrations and workshops throughout the day. Try your hand at weaving: from traditional carpet weaving, spinning using a traditional wheel and table loom weaving. Entertainment includes performances by Céilí Max (a group of traditional Irish Musicians), Olympic Drummers, Hammersmith Morris Men, St Albans Morris Men,Hertfordshire Holly Morris dancers, New Esperance Morris Dancers and the first performance of 'Wax and Yarn' by Nina Perry specially composed for The Big Weave event.
Have you ever wondered whether you are a Huguenot decendant? Come to the Huguenot Society Stand and find out.
There will be over 60 stalls to browse and buy, a chance to weave silk in Spitalfields and to find out whether you are a Huguenot.*

Other things to do

http://www.townhousewindow.com/visit/?page_id=6

http://www.waterpoet.co.uk/

Up date

Submitted by JanetJ on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 09:36.
We have decided that we will postpone the trip to London Cloth and rearrange that visit for the summer. The decision was that the logistics of getting to London Cloth would shorten our experience at Spitafields. I think the with the weather forecast, it would not be much fun travelling over the Hackney -

There is so much to see and do at the Huguenots Festival.

I am travelling by train from Northampton hoping to arrive at Spitafields before 12pm.

Hopefully I will see you there.