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Date and time
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 09:45 to 15:30
Address
Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
England
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom

About the Event

This Textile Stories Study Day will explore textiles in relation to the key ceremonies in human life, from naming ceremonies such as christenings, to weddings and funerals.  How have the garments associated with such ceremonies changed over time?  What sorts of fabrics and colours have been used? How have these ceremonies been depicted in literature, art and in film? From the medieval period to the present day, we will consider how conventions have changed and the importance of textiles to these key moments in human life.  

This is the 7th Textile Stories Study Day to be organised by the English Department, University Centre of Shrewsbury and University of Chester.  It is designed for anyone interested in textiles and their fascinating stories. The day will involve talks, displays and stalls. Participants are invited to send their own photographs of naming ceremonies, weddings and funerals in advance for a display. 

9:45am   Registration

10am      Sarah Thursfield, 'The Trousseau of Isabella of France, 1307'

11am      Holly Kirby, 'The Costume Collection at Attingham Park: Phases of the 8th Lady Berwick's life as seen through her clothing'

12pm     Lunch

1pm       Lisa Blower (Award-winning novelist and short story writer)

1:30pm  Amanda Ford, 'Grave Concerns:  Material Mourning in the Writings of Elizabeth Gaskell'

2:30pm  Giula Miller, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral: Costume and Ceremony in Contemporary Film'

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Address

Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
England
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom