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 Hairstyling Masterclass – with the House of Drewvid

Thursday 13 December | 6-8pm (Fully Booked)

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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HNC/HND in Fashion and Costume Open Day

Friday 14 December | 1-3pm

HNC/HND Fashion and Costume is a specialist qualification for individuals interested in the craft and practical skills involved in the exciting world of catwalks, costume and couture fashion. To find out more about this course provided by Newham College and taught at the renowned Fashion and Textile Museum, take the opportunity to join the team at this interactive open day.

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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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Christmas Party

Thursday 20 December | 5:15 - 8pm (last admission 7:15pm)

To celebrate the Night & Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs exhibition in festive style, the Fashion and Textile Museum invites you to a special Christmas party.

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1930s Hairstyling Masterclass – with the House of Drewvid

Friday 28 December | 2-4pm

Back by popular demand! Join us for an afternoon of glamour and styling as the House of Drewvid show you how to recreate authentic 1930s hairstyles.

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Pocket Venus: the Rise and Fall and Rise of a Hollywood Starlet

Thursday 3 January | 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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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day 2019

Dates: Saturday 5 January | 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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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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