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Before the Zip - the invisible history of textiles and their makers

Event Description

Clothes, what would we do without them? On the other hand, we tend to take them for granted, easily available, cheap and disposable. This talk re-introduces the 'invisible history' of textiles from thread and weaving, to decoration and the clothes and fastenings of our ancestors in the near and far past. Along the way we will get insight into the invisible makers and why thread and cloth have been so important to world history.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Sun Jester

Meet the Host, Sun Jester

Graham, Towse and Bronwen Harrison have presented a variety of informal talks and musical entertainments for adult groups since 2014. Offering a wide range of topics, their aim is to enlighten, divert and amuse.  For over 25 years, Sun Jester have worked in the education, heritage and entertainment sectors with many and varied organisations such as English Heritage, National Trust and prominent heritage sites and museums. Graham has a passion for military and social history, Towse is a historian and museum professional; both are archaeology enthusiasts while Bronwen is a professional musician and vocalist.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!