Talks & Events


Free* Highlights Tour: Swinging London

Wednesdays and Fridays from 13 February | 1pm

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution.

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Couture Inside Out – Swinging Sixties Style

Wednesday 20 February | 2:30-4:30pm (Sold out)

Join Museum Conservator Gill Cochrane and Guest Curator Teresa Collenette for this rare opportunity to view the ins and outs of couture construction and explore the relationship between couture and boutique fashion in this exciting decade.

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Pocket Venus: The Rise, Fall & Rise of a Hollywood Starlet

Thursday 21 February 2019 | 6-8pm

Join writer and curator Austin Mutti-Mewse in discussing his cross-generational friendship with Mildred Shay, one of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Era’ starlets.

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Friday Evening Fizz

Friday 22 February | 5-8pm (last admission 7:15pm)

Get your weekend off to a groovy start and join us for a very special Friday evening late night opening of Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution. Revel in 1960s style while sipping on a glass of fizz while viewing this happening exhibition.

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Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

Thursday 14 March | 6pm–8pm

Threads of Life is a history of sewing and embroidery, told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances.

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The Future of Textiles: Innovative & Conceptual

Thursday 21 March 2019 | 6 – 8pm

This second lecture in the series introduces 62 Group members Catherine Dormor and Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor. Dormor, Head of Research Programmes at the Royal College of Art, will discuss the event of a stitch, a precarious ecology of exchange and encounter, while Glasgow based textile artist and designer Kinnersly-Taylor will discuss the process of printed textiles while highlighting her artwork ‘Recast’.

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A Modernist: film screening and Q+A with John Simons

Thursday 28 March | 6pm-8pm

Join filmmakers Jason Jules, Lee Cogswell and Mark Baxter for a screening of their film John Simons – A Modernist which reveals the untold story of one of British menswear’s most influential people, John Simons.

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Mid-Century Modern Living with Mini Moderns

Thursday 4 April | 6-8pm

Join designers and authors Mark Hampshire and Keith Stephenson as they talk about how to create the perfect mid-century look in your own home.

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Friday Evening Fizz

Friday 5 April | 5-8pm (last admission 7:15pm)

Get your weekend off to a groovy start and join us for a very special Friday evening late night opening of Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution. Revel in 1960s style while sipping on a glass of fizz while viewing this happening exhibition.

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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day 2019

Dates: Tuesday 9 April | Tuesday 28 May | Tuesday 23 July

Newham College’s Fashion and Tailoring department is holding a series of interactive open days in 2019 at the UK’s only museum dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion, The Fashion and Textile Museum at London Bridge.

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The Sports Shoe – from Field to Fashion

Thursday 11 April | 6-8pm

Join author Thomas Turner as he discusses the history of the sports shoe, with a particular focus on the 1960s. The ‘60s were a period of transformation in the sports footwear industry.

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I’m One 21st Century Mods

Thursday 2 May | 6–8pm

Photographer Horst A.Friedrichs takes you on a journey of contemporary mod subculture through his stunning photographic portraits depicting an identity, an attitude, and a style that's always ’in’ no matter the decade.

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Friday Evening Fizz

Friday 17 May | 5-8pm (last admission 7:15pm)

Get your weekend off to a groovy start and join us for a very special Friday evening late night opening of Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution. Revel in 1960s style while sipping on a glass of fizz while viewing this happening exhibition.

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