Talks & Events


Free* | Jazz Age Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of the current exhibition.

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Fashion Shows in the Early 20th Century

Thursday 8 December / 6–8pm

Explore the history of the first fashion shows in America and France from the late 19th century to the end of the 1920s.

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Free* | Art Deco Architecture in London

Friday 9 December / 11.30am and 12:15pm

Join expert guide Yannick Pucci for a dazzling short talk about London’s Jazz Age Architecture.

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1920s Charleston Dance Class

Thursday 29 December / 10:45am or 12pm

Join this one-hour taster class to hear how the Charleston dance craze swept across America in the 1920s, while you learn a few classic moves.

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1920s Jazz Dancing Workshop

Sunday 8 January 2017 / 2.30pm–4.30pm

This afternoon workshop for adults is an opportunity to learn classic 1920s dance moves such as the Charleston, the Bees Knees and the Scarecrow, along with afternoon tea at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

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Free* | Debutantes and the London Season

Wednesday 11 January / 2.30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Jazz Age beauty, glamour and fashion as we present a roll call of the 1920s debutantes perfectly preserved by the Mary Evans Picture Library.

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JOSEF FRANK Meet the Exhibition Curator & Team

Friday 27 January / 1pm

See the new exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting before it opens to the public at this talk and panel discussion with the exhibition curator and designer.

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Free* | Josef Frank Curator Tour

Wednesday 1 February / 1pm

Join Dennis Nothdruft, Curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum to see and learn more about the highlights of the exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting

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Tartan and Tweed

Thursday 2 February 2017 / 6-8pm

An enlightening talk with authors and journalists Caroline Young and Ann Martin exploring the chequered history of tartan and tweed from their origins in the Scottish Highlands to their reinvention, growing and continued popularity and use in contemporary fashion design, music, art and film.

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Free* | Josef Frank Exhibition Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 3 February 2017

Join one of the Museum team to see and learn more about the highlights of the exhibition JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting

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Dutch Wax Textiles

Thursday 23 February 2017 / 6–8pm

Hear the amazing story of how Dutch and English machine-made copies of Indonesian Batik, destined for the South-East Asian market in 1900, became an unexpected success on the West Coast of Africa.

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Neisha Crosland in Conversation

Thursday 2 March / 6–8pm

Join Neisha Crosland at the Fashion and Textile Museum as she shares her own story as a designer, exploring a myriad of cultural pathways and making unusual connections along the way.

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William Morris Textiles: Now and Then

Thursday 16 March / 6pm

William Morris’ designs for wallpaper and textiles have remained popular since the late 19th century. Join Jenny Lister, Curator of textiles and fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum to explore why Morris’s approach to design and decoration has such enduring appeal.

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Jacqueline Groag Textile Design

Thursday 23 March / 6–8pm

Join us for a colourful talk which explores Jacqueline Groag’s career with reference to her contemporary Josef Frank.

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Free* | Anna Sui Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 31 May 2017

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition The World of Anna Sui.

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