What's On > Fashion, Feminism and Feathers
|Venue details:||Morning and Drawing room|
|Date:||Thursday 13th September, 2018|
|Time:||19:30 - 21:00|
Group discount: Buy 10+ and save 10%
|Booking information:||Box Office: 01582 878100|
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Mary Miah and Tessa Boase for Luton Culture presents
Fashion, Fury and Feminism – the Women who Saved the Birds
Twelve years before the suffragette movement began grabbing headlines, a very different women’s campaign caught the public imagination. Its aim was simple: to save the birds from the cruel fashion for feathered hats.
This is the extraordinary story of the RSPB’s birth – the subject of Tessa Boase’s gripping new social history, Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather.
Join the author for a talk, and learn how the plumage trade operated, from the women who worked in it, the women who campaigned against it – and the women who wore the lavish hats. Curator Mary Miah will also be opening up old boxes of vintage milliners’ feathers – a unique chance to view the feather workers’ art.
Age guidance: 16+