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, 19:15:00 - 20:30:00 Add to calendar

Join Dr Kat Jungnickel, award-winning cabaret performer Ada Campe, and feminist production hub Scary Little Girls for an interactive rampage through the history of the pocket!

Originally commissioned by Theatre and Circus for the 2023 Glastonbury Festival, this event draws on research from the 'Politics of Patents' project at Goldsmiths College, University of London, to show how women have used fashion and design to solve problems, smash stereotypes, and have adventures.

Come and see original patents brought to life, including a Victorian lunchbox and muff combo, an Edwardian life-saving device for sea voyages, and an array of secret compartments in everything from bags and bustles to hats and hooped skirts! If you’re interested in the history of clothing, sportswear, domestic labour, and women’s fashion then this event is for you.

Pockets of Power! is an original concept from Rebecca Mordan (Scary Little Girls), Dr Kat Jungnickel (Politics of Patents) and Dr Naomi Paxton (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)