Thursday 14 February 2013

Textile Stories

Saturday 15th June 2013
English Department
University of Chester

Do you have an item of clothing which tells an interesting story? Have you ever made an item from or with textiles which means something special to you? Are you aware of an interesting local textile treasure? Do you find the clothing of the past of particular fascination? Are film and television ‘costume dramas’ compelling viewing because the ‘drama of costume’ offers added pleasure? Do you just want to find out more about textiles, fabrics, clothes and costumes and their remarkable stories in fact and in fiction?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then contact Deborah Wynne ( for more information and a ticket to this free one-day event. This study day is open to all who are interested in the ways in which textiles tell stories, whether family histories or personal narratives, or the tales told in local and wider communities.

There will be a number of activities and talks including:

’Down Memory Lane: Yorkshire’s Heritage Examined through Clothing’
Lynne Webster and David Backhouse (The Yorkshire Fashion Archive, Leeds)


‘All that Glitters…: The 5th Marquis of Anglesey’s Clothes and Costumes’
Viv Gardner (Emeritus Professor of Theatre Studies, University of Manchester)


‘Reading Miss Havisham’s Dress: Screening Great Expectations
Amber Regis (University of Sheffield) and Deborah Wynne (University of Chester) 

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