Central England 2020

6 June 2020, 10 am – 4.30 pm

King’s Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall, Astrop Rd, King’s Sutton, Banbury, OX17 3PG

Our 2020 theme: Crossing Borders – with special guest speaker Gavin Strachan

We’re back…  we just can’t get enough of King’s Sutton. And the textile lovers of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and central England just can’t get enough of World Textile Day!

The highlight of the day will be a presentation by lecturer in Asian textiles and geo-politics Gavin Strachan. In the textile world, Gavin is well-known as editor of Asian Textiles, the journal of the Oxford Asian Textiles Group. Join him at World Textile Day Central for a textile journey across Asia with 16th century English explorer Thomas Coryate.

Don’t miss World Textile Day Central in King’s Sutton. It’s a great day out! If you need the proof, here are some pix from past years.


What you’ll find at World Textile Day Central 2020

FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles.

FAIR TRADE MARKET from makers, workshops and villages around the world

  • 11 am PRESENTATION. Thomas Coryate: The English Marco Polo by Gavin Strachan – editor of Asian Textiles journal.
  • 2 pm SHORT TALK. Freedom of Movement for Textiles by Jim Gaffney – Asian textile expert, collector and trader. Plus – for a bit of fun – TEXTILE WEAR & TELL. You’re invited to wear and discuss your own world textile garment.
  • £3 per session or £5 for both, tickets at the door
  • Our specialist world textiles traders
  • Disabled access
  • Free parking on site and nearby in village

View/print PDF document: World Textile Day Central 2020

Delicious refreshments from our local stars Beryl and Adele

  • Once again we’ll have delicious savories and cakes all day long, courtesy of Beryl and Adele.
  • Come hungry!

Venue info

  • King’s Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall, Astrop Rd, King’s Sutton, Banbury, OX17 3PG. Tel: 01925 814971
  • Link to venue: www.kingssuttonhall.co.uk

Rail info

  • Station – King’s Sutton
  • From Banbury – 20 minutes
  • From Oxford – 35 minutes
  • 10 minute walk from King’s Sutton station to venue

Road info

  • From Banbury – 20 minutes
  • From Oxford – 40 minutes
  • From Northampton – 45 minutes

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