Talks & Events


Free* Highlights Tour Night and Day

Wednesdays and Fridays from 17 October | 1pm

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs.

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1930s Glamour with Revival Retro

Thursday 18 October | 6–8pm (Fully Booked)

You are warmly invited to an evening of glamour and elegance at the Fashion and Textile Museum. We are thrilled once again to be hosting a fashion show in conjunction with London’s Revival Retro Boutique on the first Thursday Late of Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs exhibition.

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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | 12pm–3pm

Newham College’s Fashion and Tailoring department is holding an interactive open day on Tuesday 23 October from 12pm–3pm. The event will take place at the UK’s only museum dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion, The Fashion and Textile Museum at London Bridge.

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Fashion’s Most Powerful Print | Leopard Print with Hilary Alexander

Thursday 25 October / 6-8pm

Join award-winning journalist Hilary Alexander in discussing her first book Leopard: Fashion’s Most Powerful Print. The talk examines the enduring appeal of fashion’s most perennial print through the warriors, celebrities and royalty who have worn it throughout the centuries.

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In Conversation with Holly Fulton

Thursday 1 November / 6–8pm

Join Creative Director and Designer, Holly Fulton and Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum, Dennis Nothdruft, for an insightful conversation on what it takes to sustain a fashion and design brand.

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Fashion Chronicles with Amber Butchart

Friday 2 November | 6-8pm

Join us for a special Friday evening talk to celebrate the release of Amber Butcharts latest book The Fashion Chronicles the style stories of histories best dressed.

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1930s Friday Evening Fizz

Friday 2 November | 5-8pm (last admission 7:15pm)

Kick off your weekend with a swing and join us for this very special Friday evening late night opening of Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs.

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Fashion in Multiple Chinas

Thursday 15 November / 6-8pm

Much has been written about the transformation of China from a clothing-manufacturing site to a fast-rate fashion consuming society. Less has been written on the process of making Chinese fashion.

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Couture Inside Out – 1950s Paris and London

Wednesday 28 November | 2pm-3:30pm

Join Curator Dennis Nothdruft for an up-close and intimate look at key highlights from the Fashion and Textile Museum Collection.

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A Life on Savile Row – in conversation with Richard Anderson

Thursday 29 November | 6-8pm

Savile Row tailor Richard Anderson will be in conversation with Deputy Editor of The Jackal magazine, Aleksandar Cvetkovic to discuss tailoring, menswear and style.

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Black American Style in the 1930s with Carol Tulloch

Thursday 6 December / 6-8pm

Join writer and curator Professor Carol Tulloch in discussing individualized Harlem styles of the 1930s, taking inspiration from her book The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora.

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1930s Hairstyling Masterclass – with the House of Drewvid

Thursday 13 December | 6-8pm (Sold out)

Join us for an evening of glamour and styling as David Dorling (of the House of Drewvid) shows you how to recreate authentic 1930s hairstyles.

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Party Dances of the 1930s

Thursday 20 December | 2:30pm-4:30pm

Join jazz instructor, Nikki Santilli in this two-hour class to learn some of the classic dances of the 1930s.

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How Fabric Changed History

Thursday 10 January | 6–8pm

From the mummies of Ancient Egypt to the lab-blended fibres that have allowed astronauts to moonwalk - fabrics, manmade and natural, have changed and shaped the world we live in.

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