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Cloth and Class: Paisley Shawls in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Writing

Thursday 14 November, 2019, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Paisley shawls are a recurring motif in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing. What is their importance and meaning in her work? Join designer and textile lecturer Margo Singer to find out, in this fascinating talk.  Take the chance to see the display of original paisley wool scarves from the Elizabeth Gaskell Family Collection too.


Thursday 14 November, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm


Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove
Manchester, M13 9LW United Kingdom
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0161 273 2215

As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.