Dave Haslam: Jazz flappers and moral panics at Manchester Art Gallery

Polly Checkland Harding
Installation image of design by Vivienne Westwood. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes.

Dave Haslam: Jazz flappers and moral panics at Manchester Art Gallery, City Centre 20 October 2016 Entrance is free

In partnership with 14-18 NOW, this evening talk – illustrated by music and images – explores the cultural changes brought about by and after the First World War, focusing on the causes and effects of the boom in jazz and going out dancing in particular. Dancing had an influence on the fashions of the day, leading to lighter fabrics designed with movement in mind, but it also sparked social panic; as a ‘female’ activity, it was feared that that the attractions of the Mecca ballrooms would emasculate a generation of men. Writer Dave Haslam explores all this and more in what promises to be a fascinating discussion. Free, book tickets here.

Dave Haslam: Jazz flappers and moral panics at Manchester Art Gallery, City Centre 20 October 2016 Entrance is free

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