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Corset on stand

2pm - 3.30pm : Online

Talk Textiles Free Online event

The painful history and feminist resurgence of the corset.

Inspired by the theme of this year's juried textile exhibition - Under the Surface - Joy Evitt, from Norfolk's Costume and Textile Association (C&TA), presents a free online talk on corsets, or 'stays' as they have also been known.

Joy looks at the early beginnings of corset-wearing in dress history, charting the undergarment's journey through time to its excess in Victorian times, and onto the modern fashion of wearing corsets as outer garments.

Joy is the former chair of the C&TA, is passionate about all aspects of costumes and textiles. With 40 years of teaching under her belt, she has a depth of knowledge that she enjoys sharing.

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corset on mannequin
Images from Metropolitan Museum of Art

Her talk complements the C&TA's anniversary exhibition which is free to enter in The Forum's ground floor Gallery, throughout the festival. See below.

The C&TA is an independent charity which celebrates Norfolk's textile heritage and raises funds to help Norfolk Museum Service improve its costume and textile collection.

While all safety measures will be taken and advice given, you participate in free activities and workshops at your own risk.