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    Special Event:  Archivist's talk - From Botany Wool to Winceyette: Winter at M&S

    Archivist's talk - From Botany Wool to Winceyette: Winter at M&S

    Thursday 2 March

    Discover the history of M&S winter fashion in this Archivist's talk from the M&S Company Archive.

    Fleecy knickers were an M&S best seller in the 1920s, while men in the 1960s could keep warm in thermal underpants! Looking at film, adverts and original garments, find out how M&S have kept customers warm, and stylish, since 1926.


    Christmas, 1932 001 (ID 2830)


    Booking essential, please call Leeds City Museum on 0113 378 5001 or email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk to reserve your place.


    Leeds City Museum
    Millennium Square
    LS2 8BH


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    Future Events

    Family Event

    Archive Birthday Party: Fun For All!

    11th March 2017

    Help us celebrate our fifth anniversary!


    Special Event

    M&S on the Big Screen: Special Cinema Screening

    18th March 2017

    From West End dancers in terylene skirts, to a James Bond-style hunt for wool, join the M&S Company Archive to discover how M&S used award-winning songwriters and exotic locations to advertise on the silver screen.


    Lunchtime Talk

    M&S and University of Leeds: Five Years of Partnership Working

    28th March 2017

    A chance for UoL staff and students to find out more about the partnership between the University and M&S and how the two organisations work together.


    Special Event

    M&S At The Festival Of Vintage

    22nd April 2017


    M&S brings the M&S Company Archive collection to the Festival of Vintage.


    Archivist's Talk- Style for the Sun: Swimwear at M&S

    18th May 2017

    Get in the holiday spirit by discovering the history of swimwear at M&S through film, adverts and garments


    Lunchtime Talk

    Archivist's Talk: M&S Milestones

    7th June 2017

    Celebrating key M&S innovations and milestones in 2017.


    Special Event

    Archive On Tour: Pop-up Archive in Manchester

    17th June 2017

    Pop-up M&S Company Archive at intu Trafford Centre in Manchester.


    Special Event

    Rock around the Frock

    8th July 2017

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