Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution | Terence Conran – Mary Quant

Friday 11 June | 1pm – 2:30pm | £5 | Online Event

Join Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft as he explores how a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists redefined the concept of youth and challenged the established order in 1950s London. At the forefront of this group of young revolutionaries were Mary Quant and Terence Conran. 

Through this online talk, Dennis will reflect upon the exhibition Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution | Terence Conran – Mary Quant which was originally held at the museum in 2019He will discuss key pieces which were featured in the exhibition, including rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant, plus the avant-garde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, such as designers Bernard and Laura Ashley, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and artist and photographer Nigel Henderson. 

Hear how this new wave of design, covering fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, homewares, ceramics and ephemera, had as much of an impact on the style, as well as the socioeconomics of this transformative period of time.   

Conran/Quant: Swinging London - A Lifestyle Revolution, £40, published by ACC Art Books to coincide with the 2019 exhibition, is available to buy from our online shop.

Dennis Nothdruft is Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum. He has led the exhibitions team at the Museum since it was founded by Zandra Rhodes in 2003 and previously spent many years working as a design assistant in Zandra’s studios in both San Diego and London.  

Tickets: £5


This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience.  Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.  

The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end.  

Online Events take place live at the time and date specified above. A recording of the Online Event is not included in the purchase of your ticket. If you are unavailable at the time and date above, please keep an eye on our Events on Demand, where all recordings that meet our quality specifications will be available to purchase in due course. 

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