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Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

BATA SHOE MUSEUM FOUNDER’S LECTURE

The Second Annual Founder’s Lecture 2012 will be AT MY FEET: SUGGESTION AND CONTRADICTION IN THE LANGUAGE OF SHOES. It will be presented byMargaret Visser, Writer and Broadcaster, moderated by Novelist Katherine Govier. The lecture will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6:30 pm, in the George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto.   There will be a reception at the Bata Shoe Museum following the lecture. Those who attend will have the opportunity to view the latest exhibition, Collected in the Field: Shoemaking Traditions From Around the World with Mrs. Sonja Bata.   Lecture: $30 adult; $20 BSM (and CSO) members and students;  Lecture + Reception: $60 adult; $40 BSM members and students. LIMITED SEATING FOR TICKETS, call 416.979.7799 x445 or E...

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Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

LECTURE on MONUMENTAL CARD-WEAVING in ETHIOPIA

Friends of Textiles & Costume Presents Royal Processions and Rural Replicas: Monumental Card-Weaving in Ethiopia The Gondar Hanging Presenter: Dr. Michael Gervers Friday, October 19, 2012, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Classrooms 3 & 4, main Floor Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queens’ Park Circle, Toronto Dr. Michael Gervers is a medieval and art historian at the University of Toronto. His current interest is the Orthodox Christian rock-cut and monolithic churches found in Ethiopia. His presentation will focus on the great card-woven church hangings with particular reference to the so-called Gondar hanging, a ROM treasure. It was made in the early 18th century and depicts the coronation of an Ethiopian king. Free to FTC members; all others $20.00 Registration Required To register/purchase tickets call 416 586-5797 or    Go to www.rom.on.ca/whatson and select by date on “What’s On”...

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

COSTUME JOURNAL VOL. 42 # 1 USUAL FEAST

The first of two issues of Costume Journal for 2012 is another rich  presentation of exhibitions and events, well-illustrated reviews of some events or books (in colour on the covers) and resources in new books and catalogues. This issue presents serious issues facing the CSO with a request for member help for its future operation.  ...

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

LOUVRE-LENS TALK at BATA SHOE MUSEUM

INTRODUCING THE LOUVRE-LENS, illustrated talk by Xavier-Dectot, Director of the Musée du Louvre-Lens, Monday, 1 October 2012, 6:30 pm. The city of Lens in Northern France will be the satellite location of Paris’ Musée du Louvre, with Xavier Dectot the newly appointed Director. Pre-registration is required for this lecture.  For more information visit the Bata Shoe Museum website via our links page, go to ” events by date.”...

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Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

60 YEARS OF DESIGNING BALLET + THE TUTU PROJECT

The Design Exchange presents 60 Years of Designing Ballet and The Tutu Project from 11 July to 2 September 2012. A behind-the-scenes look at the fantasy of ballet, the exhibition includes hundreds of items from the National Ballet’s archive. This back stage pass is a rare opportunity to engage with the theatricality, innovation, glamour and beauty that is The National Ballet of Canada! The exhibition also includes The Tutu Project, a collection of 60 unique tutus created to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary. Tickets are only $10/Free for Design Exchange members. Information:  see website national.ballet.ca or call 416  (1- 866)...

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Costume related | 0 comments

SOCKDOLAGER PRODUCTION AT CAMPBELL HOUSE MUSEUM 14–29 June, 2012

Sockdolager, described as a lightning-paced dark comedy set in the late 1920s, is a site-specific production held in Campbell House Museum.  A World Premiere presented by The Templeton Philharmonic and Campbell House Museum, it immerses its audience in this exciting era of Toronto’s history. With a talented cast of nine this stylized and engrossing tale explores both the profoundly dark and the profoundly silly (see the website www.campbellhousemuseum.ca for a synopsis of the plot and other information). 14 June: Preview 9 PM 15 June: 7 PM & 9 PM 16 June: 7 PM only 19–20 June: 7 PM & 9 PM 22–24 June: 7 PM & 9 PM 26–29 June: 7 PM & 9 PM Tickets $17 in advance; $20 at the door*.  For tickets call 416-597-0227 ext 2 * Note that each ticket is redeemable for an additional complimentary performance (as space allows; tickets are...

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