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Dressing Fancy: an exhibition on Georgian fancy dress then and now

14 June @ 11:00 am 30 June @ 4:00 pm

Dressing Fancy

Explore the histories of Georgian fancy dress and the legacies of it today in this free pop-up exhibition. It includes historic costume, recreated historical dress, and multi-sensory elements.

Try your hand at dressing up yourself with the dress-up box, and share your opinions with us on what fancy dress means to you.

This pop-up exhibition is created in collaboration with historical dress makers, experts and community partners, to explore how and why the Georgian’s dressed up.

The exhibition delves into questions such as what was it like to choose, make and buy fancy dress? Where did Georgians get their fancy dress inspiration from?

Who attended the fancy balls and how did costume allow them to challenge or conform to societal norms? And where does fancy dress sit in conversations around appropriation and appreciation?

Bennett Street
Bath, BANES BA1 2QH United Kingdom
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