Carol Hardie forwards news of an interesting event at Manchester Metropolitan University Library’s Special Collections, All Saints, Manchester, on Friday, March 7 in the morning. It’s aboutC20 women designers, artists and writers. I guess that the talk about folk art collectors by Desdemona McCannon will mention my heroine Enid Marx (‘Marco’) and her partner Margaret Lambert: see Compton Verney.org.uk.
Peggy Angusand Puffin books’ illustrators will also be discussed. It all sounds rather a treat.
Chapbooks by contemporary women artists will be given away. It’s free but you have to book in advance. It says that more details are on Facebook. If you’re not on Facebook I daresay that a nicely penned postcard might do the trick. Your PA could phone up for you too.
While I’m in C20 design mode let me remind those of you who enjoy C20 and earlier textiles and fashion that the excellent Manchester Antique Textile Fair will be held on Sunday, March 2 from 10am to 4.30pm, at the Armitage Centre (Sports Hall), Fallowfield, Manchester. This year the theme of talks will explore Eastern European and Russian textiles. Admission is £5 (concessions £4). More details at http://www.textilesociety.org.uk/