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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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day 2019

Dates: Tuesday 19 February | 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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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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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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