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Joan Charnley: Textiles, Art and Legacy

22 April 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
£5 – £10
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Textile Society Event


Join us online with Nigel Durkan, co-founder of The Weavers Factory for a talk on award-winning textile designer Joan Charnley.

For our second online event of 2021 we have Nigel Durkan co-founder of The Weavers Factory who will give a talk on Joan Charnley.

For 50-years the Weavers Factory was home to award-winning textile designer Joan Charnley. Located in Uppermill on the outskirts of Manchester, the gallery was built in 1808 and used as a weavers factory before being abandoned when the Industrial Revolution made small-scale weaving untenable. Joan bequeathed the house and studio to her dear friends and neighbours, Nigel Durkan and Julian Bovis, who discovered an “unbelievable” hoard of textiles going back to the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Nigel Durkan will talk about the legacy of an incredible designer whose textile designs spanned the mid-century and longer. She took part in the Festival of Britain and her design Beachcomber is now in the V&A.


Time permitting there will be a Q&A. We invite you to submit a question when booking your ticket.

This is a fund-raising event. The Textile Society was established in1982 as a educational charity supporting students, designers, historians and practitioners. The Society promotes the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles both historical and contemporary.

All profits from this event will fund our awards and bursary scheme.

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Date: 22 April 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost: £5 – £10


Venue Name: Online Event
Address: United Kingdom
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