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The stories behind the shoes

A pair of matching shoes pointing to the left. The shoes are on white stilts with narrow bases and the shoes are embriodered blue and gree patterns


Tuesday 22 February – Tuesday 26 April
1 - 1.30pm
£4 per talk or £10 for a series ticket

A chance to meet senior shoe curator Rebecca Shawcross in this lunchtime talk series and learn more about some of the shoes in the collection.

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Tuesday 22 February
Concealed shoes revealed
Explore the fascinating practice of concealing shoes and the reasons why they were hidden in buildings.

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Tuesday 22 March
Chinese Shoes
Take a closer look at some of the diverse shoes from China including bound foot shoes, Manchu horse hoof shoes and tiger face shoes.

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Tuesday 26 April
The swinging 60s Whether you were a Mod or a Rocker come and discover the origins of the brothel creeper, winklepicker and stiletto.

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