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Shop@FTM - late night Christmas shopping evening and exhibition viewing - 4 December 2009

After the popularity of the late night shopping evening last year, why not join us to get an early start on finding those perfect Christmas gifts, with a special 10% discount in Shop@FTM and a free glass of wine? more

Shop Girl Diaries - book launch - 2 December 2009

Shoppers, suitors and chandeliers make up Emily Benet's comic world. Selling light bulbs in her mother's London shop conceals her burning ambition to become a writer. The FTM is pleased to be hosting the launch of Shop Girl Diaries - charming, scatty and endearing, this new book is an adaptation of Benet's hugely popular Shop Girl blog and already has thousands saying she's the new Bridget Jones, but with one difference: she's a real life shop assistant in a very real shop.

One not to be missed and a great Christmas gift for the shopaholic!

The Foale and Tuffin: Made in England exhibition will also be open late, until 8pm - exhibition tickets will be available in advance or on the door. more

Curator's tour - 27 November 2009

On the last Friday of every month you can join one of the FTM's curatorial team for a free tour of the exhibition - guiding you through the highlights and key pieces featured. more

Twist Baby Twist - 27 November 2009

An evening of unmissable Swinging Sixties entertainment at FTM!

Dancing, live music, film, fashion shows, dressing up boxes, 1960s make-overs and DJs will make this show something to twist and shout about!

'Twist Baby Twist' will offer you a snapshot of flower power fun set up against the museum's fantastic exhibition on iconic British fashion designers Foale and Tuffin.

Let's celebrate how the sixties shaped and defined oue music, fashion and art world of today. more

Jacqueline Groag display at the FTM

23rd October - 20th December 2009

In addition to the main exhibition, FTM is hosting a small but insightful display showcasing a selection of the work of the influential textile designer Jacqueline Groag.

Jacqueline Groag was probably the most influential textile designer in Britain in the post WWII era. Originally Czech, Groag studies textile and pattern design in Austria and during the late twenties and early thirties designed textiles for the Wiener Workstätte in Vienna. However, she and he husband were forced to flee to London in 1939 by the political situation in Europe.


Festive fascinators - one day workshop - 21 November 2009

Make Do And Mend is the buzz word this season. Everywhere hip and happening gals are going back to basics, knitting, stitching and baking their way to style on a budget.

Now you can go one further and make your own festive fascinator using recycled materials. With a treasure trove of vintage buttons, beads, feathers and other goodies at your disposal, Mary Jane Baxter will show you how to create your own designer headpiece from a pre-made base. She will pass on tips for blocking your own hats from homeware when you're back home. more

Perfect purses - one day workshop - 14 November 2009

In this one day workshop yoiu will design and make a framed purse for yourself or as a special gift. Bring along any interesting fabrics, beads, sequins and embroidery threads that you may like to use. No previous experience is required and you will have a lovely new purse in time for the Christmas party season! more

Halloween fashion mask-making workshop - for kids 7-12 years - 31 October 2009

Book your kids on this crafty workshop where they can make a super-fashionable mask for Halloween.

Ages 7 - 12 years. more

A walk back through the sixties - 30 October 2009

Take a walk back through the sixties by joining the FTM for a panel discussion with people who were there - Jenny Boyd, Keith Wainwright, Vanessa Denza, James Wedge, Jo Bergman and Sylvia Ayton. What was it really like and what are the influences from that time that are still felt today? more

Curator's tour - 30 October 2009

On the last Friday of every month you can join one of the FTM's curatorial team for a free tour of the exhibition - guiding you through the highlights and key pieces featured. more

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