Tuesday, March 1

you free friday? in london?

Treasured Tweed: 100 Years of Harris
Friday, March 4th 14.00-17.00.
£26, £21 concessions, £5 for students.
Book tickets online or call (011 44) 020 7942 2211

The V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, in South Kensington, London) has a talk and exhibit scheduled for this Friday, the event marking one hundred years of production of the classic cloth, Harris Tweed.
Among those taking part on Friday will be Patrick Grant, a Savile Row Tailor and Menswear Designer of the Year in 2010, the National Museums of Scotland curator Fiona Anderson and fashion historian Jonathan Faiers.

Patrick Grant will speak about his work with tweed as a tailor on Saville Row. Fiona Anderson will give an introduction to the history of Harris Tweed and she will also talk about how it is made.

The event, at the Hochhauser Auditorium in the V&A’s Sackler Centre, will also include a presentation called Tweed: Reception & Identity by Dr Jonathan Faiers, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies for the School of Fashion and Textiles at Central St Martins.

Harris Tweed Authority chief executive Lorna Macaulay, who will also speak at the event, said: “It’s an honour for the Harris Tweed Authority to be associated with an establishment like the Victoria and Albert Museum.
-via StronowayGazette