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Janet Arnold Study Day: The Politics of Fashion

Saturday 03 October 2020

Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA

A date for your diary

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The Game's Afoot: the story of shoes

Saturday 20 March 2021

The Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol BS7 9EJ

Historically shoes have always been a signifier of status and wealth and the more decorative and difficult to walk in the less functional they become. Today our desire for comfort in shoes, as in clothes, helped along by advances in textile technology, has led to function and fashion becoming more closely aligned.

Who would have thought that today virtually everyone from children taking their first steps to octogenarians trying to stay mobile would be wearing the same type of shoe, the trainer, which started life as a sports shoe. This study day will look at the history of fashionable shoes from Roman times to present day.

A great opportunity to wear your favourite, most outrageous sparkly trainers, impossible heels, or charity shop moccasins!

See full details. Price Per Person: Member £28.00, Non Member £38.00, Lunch £13.00

You are free to bring your own lunch and eat it on the premises if you wish.