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Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury

Tue 11th July 2017
11.30 am

Gainsborough’s House Museum, Gainsborugh St, Sudbury C010 2EU



Tel: 020 7923 0331

The exhibition will explore the local and national history of silk in England from the eighteenth century to the present day, focusing on the diaspora of silk manufacture from Spitalfields in London to Sudbury in Suffolk.

A diverse range of illustrative objects including silk pattern books, historic costume, portraiture and contemporary couture fabrics made by Sudbury’s three active silk mills.

A tour of the house with an informative guide followed by curator Louisa Brouwer, Keeper of Arts & Place introducing the exhibition.

Trains to Sudbury run every hour from Marks Tey on the Liverpool Street to Norwich line. Trains arrive between 20 past and half past the hour and leave 5 mins later. The journey takes approx 1hour 20 mins.

Lunch in the town.

Members: £6 entrance - pay at the door. Art Pass free. £6 talk.