Talks & Events


Free* Highlights Tour: Weavers of the Clouds

Wednesdays and Fridays from 26 June | 3pm

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru.

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A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru

Thursday 27 June | 6–8pm

To coincide with the display, A Thread: Contemporary Art of Peru, curator Claudia Trosso will give an evening talk on the featured artists, their inspiration and creative processes.

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Thea Porter’s Scrapbook

Thursday 11 July | 6–8pm

Venetia Porter and the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft discuss the intriguing life and work of fashion designer Thea Porter.

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Textile Folk Art

Thursday 18 July | 6pm–8pm

In this Thursday evening talk, artist and author Anne Kelly will discuss her inspiration for her book Textile Folk Art and her unique and inspiring interpretation of folk and naïve art in cloth.

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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day 2019

Tuesday 23 July | Tuesday 27 August | Tuesday 22 October

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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An Evening with Martin Morales

Thursday 8 August | 6–8pm

Join restaurateur, Chef, author, entrepreneur and arts producer Martin Morales for an insightful talk on his passion for Peruvian culture.

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Couture Inside Out – 1950s Paris and London

Wednesday 14 August | 11:30-1pm

Join Museum Conservator Gill Cochrane and Guest Curator Teresa Collenette for this rare opportunity to view the ins and outs of couture construction.

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Bojagi – Korean Textile Art

Thursday 22 August | 6pm – 8pm

Join leading expert Sara Cook for this Thursday Late talk and discover how the traditional textile art of Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths inspired ten years of research into historic practitioners and artists today.

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Cochineal: The Ultimate Red

Thursday 29 August | 6–8pm

This lecture by Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive at Royal School of Needlework, will tell the story of cochineal, its role in textiles and how and why it was one of the most popular dyestuffs.

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London Couture and Swinging London: The Riposte

Tuesday 8 October | 2pm

In 1968 London was still swinging. The most famous of all London couture designers with international fame was Norman Hartnell.

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