Buttons & Biscuits: Morning Coffee with Lynn Knight

11am for 11.30am - 12.30pm - Monday 12 April

Cathedral Quarter Hotel, DE1 3JR

The Button Box: The story of women in the 20th century, told through the clothes they wore.

"I used to love the rattle and whoosh of my grandma’s buttons as they scattered from their Quality Street tin."

A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight's family: a scarlet ladybird from her own childhood, chunky turquoise buttons that fastened her mother's sixties-era suit, a sky-blue buckle from a dress her grandmother wore. Each button has its own tale to tell ...

The Button Box traces the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage.

Bring a few of your own treasured buttons and chat about them over coffee.

£8 (includes tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival) Deadline: Wednesday 7 June.

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Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

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