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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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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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day 2019

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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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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Meet Dame Zandra Rhodes + Afternoon Exhibition Preview

Wednesday 25 September | 4pm – 6pm

We are excited to announce that Dame Zandra Rhodes will be joining the Museum team for a glass of fizz at this exclusive meet and greet event. Enjoy the first opportunity to meet Zandra and preview Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous before the exhibition opens to the public.

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Meet Dame Zandra Rhodes + Breakfast Exhibition Preview

Thursday 26 September | 10am – 12pm

Start your morning in style and join Dame Zandra Rhodes at this exclusive meet and greet event. Enjoy a cup of tea and fresh pastries at this morning preview of Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous, before the exhibition before it opens to the public.

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Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous – Curator Talk

Friday 27 September | 11:15am

Join British design legend Dame Zandra Rhodes alongside the curatorial team from the Fashion and Textile Museum to hear the behind the scenes story of Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous.

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Alchemy of Screen Print Exploration

Thursday 31 October | 6–8pm

Textile innovator and designer Trish Belford will present an illustrated talk showcasing some of the screen printing techniques she specially developed for many UK fashion and textile designers; Vivienne Westwood, Georgina Von Etzdorf, Neisha Crosland, Helen Storey, Liberty Prints, English Eccentrics and Zandra Rhodes.

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