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General News > A Passion For Fashion At The Bowes Museum
A celebration of fashion gets off to a cracking start with The Bowes Museum Lates! on Thursday 27th June – a fantastic opportunity to experience the Museum after hours in the first of a series of late night openings, each with a different theme.
Come along between 6.00 -10.00pm and for just a fiver you can experience a wealth of fashion themed entertainment. Explore fashion by talented young local designers, take a fashionable tour, meet the experts and take a peek behind the scenes of the Picture Stores, access the Fashion & Textile Gallery’s stunning glass cube and take part in our photography competition. Enjoy some tapas and cocktails in Cafe Bowes, and explore all the Museum’s galleries at a relaxed pace, including the Tim Walker: Dreamscapes exhibition, which has featured widely in the national and regional Press. Walker, whose photographs have entranced readers of Vogue for over a decade, is widely acclaimed for his surreal and extravagant settings, which are shown to huge effect in this exhibition as they are displayed in light boxes.
If that has whetted your appetite then put on your classic glad rags and join us for The Big Vintage Picnic from 10.00am - 4.00pm on Sunday 30th June. Shop for vintage clothes and retro home-ware, browse the handmade jewellery, fashion, ceramics and wooden items and meet the makers, treat yourself to beautiful plants and hand-made cosmetics and enjoy an ice cream from Millie the retro van.
A range of stalls will offer delicious local meats, cheeses, bread, cakes, chutneys and a range of hot food, so why not bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic in the Museum grounds, washed down with draught beer from the Black Paw Brewery, or a freshly mixed milkshake.
Events Co-ordinator Rosie Bradford said: “The Big Vintage picnic is a brilliant chance to enjoy everything The Bowes Museum has to offer, whilst shopping for a unique outfit and relaxing in the gardens with truly outstanding food and drink.”
The Big Vintage Picnic is a free event, with free parking, in the Museum grounds. But why not venture inside to see the Tim Walker: Dreamscapes exhibition.
Alongside the first of the late night openings on 27th June, we are launching the 1892 Club for Young Friends of the Museum. Sponsored by Tennants Auctioneers, the club is aimed at school leavers to mid-thirties. There’ll be an opportunity to view the above Tim Walker exhibition, plus the Jeremiah Dixon: Scientist, Surveyor and Stargazer exhibition, as well as the chance to hear about what the Young Friends has to offer and to have your say on the kind of activities you’d like to take part in.
Those interested should contact Francesca Young on 01833 694613 for further information, or contact her at email@example.com