Today’s pick in our round up of #whatson in UK Design this month is Interwoven Histories at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills. Referencing the expansive textile and clothing industries and history of Leeds, this exhibition presents a collage of material to explore the work, lives and representations of migrants (past, present and future). 'This exhibition tells the stories of migrant workers in Leeds, in relation to the city's historically significant textiles and garment industries. Populations from the Caribbean and South Asia were encouraged by the British government to migrate to the area beginning in the 1950s to work in the textile factories. The show includes historical documents, oral histories, community publications and newspapers from the time, and what I found really interesting was the rhetoric around race and equality then, and how similar it still feels to today.' Kendall Robbins @kendallshirlee, Programme Manager, Fashion – Architecture Design Fashion, British Council.
At Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills until April 1, 2018. The Victorian market and the city of Leeds (series) circa 1965-66, Timothy Neat
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