Thursday Lates

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

Uneasy Heads – Royalty and their Hats

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 Fizz: An evening adventure in to A Life in Pattern

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.


Vintage: From Passion to Business With Kate Beavis

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.


The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design

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.


Botanical Inks

Thursday 19 July | 6-8pm

Join botanical dye expert Babs Behan for this fascinating talk, discussing where and how natural dyeing processes fit within today’s fashion industry and global movements such as Fibershed and Fashion Revolution.


Indigo: Cultivate, Dye, Create

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.


How to Dress by Alexandra Fullerton

Thursday 6 September / 6pm–8pm

Join fashion insider and shopping fanatic Alexandra Fullerton as she reveals the tips and tricks that industry stalwarts swear by in putting their outfits together.


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