The Textile Stories Study Day: From the cradle to the grave

The Textile Stories Study Day: From the cradle to the grave

£20.00

The Textile Stories Study Day: From the cradle to the grave
Textiles Associated with birth, marriage and death from the medieval period to the present

Saturday 11th May, 2019 - 10am-3:30pm
The Guildhall, University Centre Shrewsbury,
Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ


£20.00 including lunch and refreshments

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 and within different cultures? 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.

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

For further information contact: Professor Deborah Wynne, English Department d.wynne@chester.ac.uk. To reserve your place on-line please complete the brief form below, then click "add to cart"


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