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What's On > Free Event: The Romance of the Straw Hat

The Hat Factory

Date: Tuesday 27th February, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Cost: Free
Booking information: Limited seating, booking essential.
Box Office: 01582 878100
Book Online: Buy Tickets

Luton Culture presents

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Come and discover some fascinating information about Luton's historic hat trade, with Veronica Main!

Starting as a small trade in the early 1800s Luton town’s industry rapidly grew to become the manufacturing centre for hats worn by people around the world. Join Veronica Main (formerly the curator responsible for the Hat Industry and Headwear Collection at Luton Culture) as she takes you on a journey of Luton's rich heritage; discussing Luton’s place as a vibrant international trading centre for the hat industry and its busy hat factories. 


Part of The Hat District: Celebrating the Past, Creating a Future Exhibition

A series of free public events at the Hat Factory to find out more about the new Hat District developments; transforming derelict hat factories into inspiring creative workspaces for the future. 

All events are free to attend. To book for events, visit or call the Box Office on 01582 878100 between 11am and 6pm (Monday to Friday)

To find out more about the Hat District or to register your interest in leasing space, receiving news, or becoming part of our Hat District membership programme, visit

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