FYI: NEXT WEEK at Bruce Castle Museum - two special events
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Doors open 12 noon. Refreshments available
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A Special Event - Celebrate the end of Black History Month in Haringey at Bruce Castle
Talking About Textiles: Celebrating the Crafting Genius of Althea McNish
A panel discussion led by Rose Sinclair, Goldsmiths College
Thursday 31 October
Marking the end of Black History Month in Haringey, come along to this special evening at Bruce Castle where we can celebrate the young and emerging talents of Haringey Young Musicians and honour our very own internationally-renowned Windrush generation legend from Tottenham - Althea McNish.
Althea McNish (external link) is a living icon in the world of textiles. Since she started designing over sixty years ago, her designs have graced a myriad of spaces.
Althea made Tottenham her home. She is regarded as part of the Windrush Generation, and as such her contribution to the design culture and couture of British textile design, and beyond in the wider arts is being constantly being reassessed and brought to the fore.
Talking about Textiles: Celebrating The Crafting Genius of Althea McNish is a panel discussion and presentation led by Rose Sinclair of Goldsmiths College (external link), with up-and-coming fashion designer Marquel Williams, from Tottenham. It celebrates not only the work of Althea McNish located at Bruce Castle Museum, but also those inspired by her work. In this presentation and discussion, we seek to look at the place of textiles through the black British design and female lens, and ask questions of the design icon Althea McNish. We also seek to ask what is it to craft and design as a black woman and what are the legacies of Althea’s work in the 21st century?
Hope to see you at Bruce Castle
Haringey Archive and Museum Service, Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU
T. 020 8808 8772