The History Wardrobe returns with February treats

History Wardrobe

There is a treat in store for you this February, especially for fans of the History Wardrobe with two very different presentations in two weeks in our museums.

You shall go to the ball

A dazzling fairy godmother will dress Cinderella for her glorious ball in ‘Fairytale Fashion’ at Bagshaw Museum, Batley, on Saturday, 13 February, as the enchanting history of the Princess dress is unfolded. And favourite stories will be used for you to explore the world of magical clothes – from the red riding hood and cloaks of invisibility to seven league boots and the legendary glass slippers.

The dark side of the wardrobe

In stark contrast, Gothic for Girls, at Red House, Gomersal, on Sunday, 28 February, showcases sinister women and the enduring lure of black in fashion. The presentation combines shiveringly beautiful costumes and darkly dramatic readings from the best of British ‘gothic’ writing, including Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe, Charles Dickens and Horace Walpole… and coming right up to date with The Woman in Black.

Book tickets to see the History Wardrobe

Both presentations start at 2pm and last approximately two hours. Tickets for ‘Fairytale Fashion’ are £12.50 and are available from Bagshaw Museum, Wilton Park, Batley, or by calling 01924 324765.

Tickets for ‘Gothic for Girls’ cost £10.50, including a complimentary drink, and are available from Red House, Oxford Road, Gomersal, or by calling 01274 335056/07773 212763. Access to the Red House presentation is via stairs.

Early booking is advised for both presentations.

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