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    Rock around the Frock

    Saturday 8 July

    Join us at the Archive to experience the glamour and rock'n'roll of the 1950s.

    The 1950s: Glamour came bouncing back and M&S embraced the optimism of the decade bringing new fabrics and the New Look to the high street.


    Join us for a day celebrating this remarkable decade

    - Learn to jive with rock’n’roll dance classes from the wonderful Swing Dance Leeds. Classes will take place from 11:30-12 and 1:30-2 and there'll be music all day.

    - Get that 1950s look with a new hair do - Le Keux Vintage Salon will be here to give you a super up-do.

    - Discover unseen 50s fashions with our display of archive garments

    - Enjoy special screenings of our fantastic 1950s cinema adverts... complete with popcorn!

    This event is free and everyone is welcome, and we'd love to see your own 1950s outfits, so please dress to suit the decade if you'd like to!

    This is a free event and there's no need to book, just drop in between 11am and 3pm.

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    M&S Company Archive
    Michael Marks Building
    Off Clarendon Road
    University of Leeds
    LS2 9LJ


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