Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Horrockses Exhibition Now Open!

The new Horrockses exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum is now open! This brand new exhibition is displaying fashions from the 40's and 50's in celebration of one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the twentieth century.

The exhibition will be running from July 9th to the 24th October

Opening times are Wednesday - Sunday, 11Am - 6PM. Last entry at 5:15PM

Ticket prices are £6.50 for adults, £3.50 for students and concessions, free entry for under 12s

Thursday, 1 July 2010

New Designers 2010 25% off tickets

New Designers 2010 25% off tickets

Discover the dynamism, ingenuity and energy of the next design generation from architecture to animation, furniture to fashion, graphics to glass. New Designers is renowned for showcasing the very best in graduate design and this year marks its 25th anniversary. It will showcase 3,500 of the brightest and most creative talents from Britain's leading design courses.

The show is divided into two parts shown below and takes place at the Business Design Centre, London, N1. FTM e-newsletter subscribers can get 25% off entrance.

Part 1: 1 - 4 July 2010 (Awards Preview 30 June)

Textiles, Fashion & Accessories, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, One Year On

Part 2: 8 - 11 July 2010 (Awards Preview 7 July)

Product Design, Furniture Design, Visual Communications (including Graphic Design and Illustration), Spatial Design, One Year On

Discount tickets offer - Save 25% / book now 08448480139 or at Please quote ND18.

FTM joins in London 2010 Open Weekend with Happening Hankies

Sat/Sun 24-25 July / Drop in between 2pm and 4pm

The FTM is challenging visitors of all ages to come along to the museum, get creative and make their own design and print. It will then be printed onto a white handkerchief which can be kept as a memento of their achievement.

FTM staff will be on hand to support and encourage those who have no experience of design or print or teach those with some experience more advanced techniques.

Free with admission to FTM

Get creative this summer

If you fancy doing more than just flopping on a beach and want to learn something new this summer, we are running two great summer school courses. Handbag design (16-20 August) and Designing Shoes (23-27 August) are run by some of the best people in the business. Each five-day course is good value at £195 each or if you book both get a great discount and pay only £300.

More info: Shoes

And this July, we still have some places left on our free courses for teenagers age 16 - 18 in screenwriting and film production.

16-18 courses details here

Curator's talk and book signing

Your opportunity to hear from textile expert and Horrockses curator Chris Boydell, who has an infectious enthusiasm for all things Horrockses. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title and author Chris will also be signing copies of it on the evening.

Entrance £12/£9 including exhibition entry and a glass of wine. Limited spaces. Book now.

Opening 9th July 2010: our feel-good summer exhibition Horrockses Fashions - Off The Peg Style in the '40s and '50s.

Beautiful summer dresses and glamorous evening wear were specialities of Horrockses Fashions Limited, manufacturer of one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the 1940s and 1950s.

The company is best known for its full-skirted dresses that were sought after by women everywhere and were even worn by Queen Elizabeth II.

The exhibition opens on 9th July and runs until 24th October at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Full details here.

As always, we have a number of great talks and workshops to complement the exhibition.

You can view the full schedule here.

Photo: Henry Clarke