Dressed to Swim – design your own swimming outfit

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Do you find shopping for a swimming costume something of a mission impossible? Would you rather design your own? This workshop will let you have a go at creating your own design, in response to your needs and preferences. The session will look at how costumes have evolved over the years, and how that linked to changing social norms. We’ll consider how we might design them differently if we consider a variety of needs related to our body types, access needs, gender identity, cultural backgrounds, and more, and draw our own designs. Led by fashion designer and facilitator Niki Groom (Miss Magpie Fashion Spy).

Additional information

Refreshments and materials will be provided. Please contact us if you have any access needs that you would like to discuss (including facing financial barriers).

Families with children are welcome, we recommend ages 14+ but leave the decision to parents’/carers’ discretion.

This is an inclusive event for everyone, and we’d like to especially encourage Disabled people and members of the LGBTIQA+/queer communities and their allies to attend.

Tickets are available to buy via Eventbrite (with a booking fee) or in person from the Museum’s Gift Shop.

The Museum is accessible for wheelchair users and baby carriers. There is step-free, level entry access to the Town Hall is via the entrance closest to Carfax (to the left of the main steps as you face the Town Hall). Inside the Museum, Museum Makers is accessible via a platform lift and lift to the basement level. Accessible toilets are available in the Museum (close to Museum Makers) and in the Town Hall on the ground floor, before entering the Museum. Please contact the Museum team if you’d like to talk to a member of staff about your access requirements. Further access information can be found on our website: https://museumofoxford.org/plan-your-visit/access

Photo consent: Please be aware that photographs will be taken at this event for use in marketing. If you (or a member of your group) would prefer not to be photographed, please let a member of staff know during the event.

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