Thursday Lates

Thursday Late Nights until 8pm. The Museum is open late on Thursdays during exhibitions with a special programme of events and talks.

Fashioning the Victorians

Thursday 26 April | 6–8pm

From corsets to crinolines, dandies to decadent ‘New Women’, fashions during the Victorian age were changing as fast as a steam locomotive.


Fashion and Textiles: A Designers Story

Thursday 3 May | 6-8pm

Discover the career journey of a Fashion Designer with a specialism of textiles through this insightful and valuable talk by designer Kiren Passi.


In Conversation with Orla Kiely

Thursday 31 May | 6-8pm (Sold Out)

Orla Kiely and the Fashion and Textile Museums’ Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft will be in conversation at this intimate discussion as part of the Museums’ Thursday Lates programme.


Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease

Thursday 7 June | 6-8pm

Consumptive Chic is the surprising story of how beauty and tuberculosis were intertwined during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this talk, author Carolyn A. Day explores the contemporary social trends and advice given at the time in medical writing, literature and personal papers uncovering the intimate relationship between fashionable women’s clothing and medical understanding of the illness.


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