Textile Tales Project Film Screening: The Lacemakers – The Forgotten Story of English Lace

Wed, 18 Sep - Wed, 18 Sep 2019  16.00pm - 18.00pm

A chance to see Edward Jarvis’ film The Lacemakers – The Forgotten Story of English Lace, with a brief introduction by the film-maker.

As part of Heritage Open Days 2019, on Wednesday 18th September between 4pm to 6pm we invite you to come and watch the film The Lacemakers:The Forgotten Story of English Lace.

Narrated by Robert Lindsay, the film is a documentary that covers the origins of fashion and the industrial revolution:   ‘It’s the story of progress, of modernity and of inventions that helped revolutionise the way we work, dress and live today.  It’s also the story of those who brought elegant clothes within reach of ordinary people.  It led directly to the creation of a new industry based in Nottingham that was at the centre of the global trade in lace.’

Screened as part of the Textile Tales Project contribution to Heritage Open Days, Textile Tales is a National Lottery Heritage Funded project to collect and share oral histories from the region’s former textile workers (many of whom worked in the lace trade).

Showing the film at the Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design is particularly relevant as the School was founded to train lace designers for the region’s machine-made lace industry.

BAFTA nominated film-maker and journalist Edward Jarvis will join us to give a brief introduction to the film, so why not come along and hear the fascinating story of our lace heritage?


Nottingham Trent University, School of Art & Design, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG

Nearest car parking at Trinity Square car park NG1 4AF.