Thursday Late Nights until 8pm. The Museum is open late on Thursdays during exhibitions with a special programme of events and talks.
Thursday 21 June / 6pm–8pm
Hats have had strong economic and social implications, and even if we no longer feel obliged to wear one, a hat is still a dramatic personal signature. For royalty, whose image is public property, headgear must suggest not only style and glamour but also dignity of office.
Thursday 28 June / 5pm–8pm
Join us on Thursday 28 June from 5pm to enter an immersive installation and be absorbed in the kaleidoscopic colours and rhythms of Orla Kiely’s world of pattern. Your ticket for this evening viewing includes a glass of bubbly, to be enjoyed on your journey through this colourful and engaging look at the life and work of Orla Kiely.
Thursday 5 July | 6pm–8pm
Kate Beavis has been collecting vintage fashion since the late 1980s, but it wasn't until 2008 that she decided to make it her business. In this insightful talk, she will share how to turn a passion into a successful business, and share the wins as well as the watch outs so you too can do the same.
Thursday 12 July / 6-8pm
Presented by lecturer, researcher and designer Alex Russell, and based on his book The Fundamentals of Textile Design, this talk will offer practical advice on building a portfolio of printed textiles and surface pattern designs.
Thursday 2 August | 6-8pm
Indigo is one of the world’s most mystical yet widely used dyes and amongst the oldest to be used for textile dyeing and printing. In this practical and inspiring talk, textile experts Kerstin Neumüller and Douglas Luhanko will explore plant to pigment to garment, sharing their passion for this powerful and popular dye.