Clapham arts venue The Papered Parlour has teamed up with the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to put on two amazing-sounding evenings this March and April. Open to adults only, there will be performances, talks and workshops, plus a bar and live music.
On 3rd March, ‘Ethical fashion in the age of austerity’ is the theme as the Papered Parlour hosts an ‘ethical mini-festival’ at the Museum. Expect workshops, performances, craft sales and panel discussions as leading eco-journalists discuss the rise of ‘slow fashion’. V&A trustee Betty Jackson will be there, plus The Guardian’s ethical living columnist Lucy Siegle. Stylist Jocelyn Whipple will run a green styling workshop, and you can pick up sustainability tips from eco-campaigners ‘Labour Behind the Label’ and ‘Love Fashion Hate Sweat Shops’. Surely a must-see for any ethical fashion devotee!
On 7th April it’s time for the ‘It’s your write!’ evening – there isn’t too much information available about this one yet, but what we know is that authors, artists and musicians will be there to inspire. DIY record labels, independent film and zine-counter culture will be the topic for workshops, talks and performances.
Find the V&A Museum of Childhood next to Bethnal Green tube station; Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA.