A very exciting, jam-packed programme for anyone who is passionate about Fashion, creativity and heritage. ‘The Impact of Fashion’ will be a mix of interactive talks and creative workshops online in the comfort of your own home.

Here is the exciting line up:

16th March
Dress History and Sustainability – 18.30 – 20.00pm
PhD student Eliza McKee will discuss how society in the 18th & 19th century dressed, reused and mended what they had – using fabric locally and purchased from local makers.
Heather McGuicken from North Down Museum will introduce and explore the museums fashion collection.

20th March
A New Stitch of Life –  14.00 – 16.00pm
A practical mending/repurposing workshop with artist Grace Mc Murray on how to darn and mend old clothing accessories for future use.

*Participants will be supplied with materials for a new stitch of life workshop in the post.

24th March
Museums vs. Fast Fashion – 18.30 – 20.00pm
An interactive talk with Charlotte McReynolds Curator of Fashion at Ulster Museum, on how can thinking like a fashion curator help make you more sustainable.

27th March
Illustrating Fashion – 14.00 – 16.00pm
The amazing Jamie Beard will be sharing tips and tricks in fashion illustration with a sneaky peek at his impressive portfolio of work. All you need is some drawing materials and paper. You can also work digitally if you wish.

31st March 
La Belle Epoque – ‘the beautiful era’ – Creating an exhibition in lockdown. 18.30 – 20.00pm
Charlotte McReynolds, Curator of Fashion at Ulster Museum and Eliza McKee, PHD researcher, will be highlighting the Ulster Museums newest fashion exhibition ‘La Belle Epoque’, which is a celebration of fashion from the museum’s permanent collection from 1870’s – 1910’s.

3rd April 
Big Sister Chat with Lucinda Graham – 14.00 – 16.00 pm
Lucinda Graham, designer/stylist, will be taking us on her journey into NI’s fashion industry, her own personal wardrobe and some tips on how to be successful in the creative industries here.

*No experience required
*16-25 year old’s from Northern Ireland
*Using free apps Zoom and Slack