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Joyce Ridings: A Retrospective

Start Date 11 May 2011
End Date 3 September 2011
Venue Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall
Location Manchester, England

Having established herself as one of the North West’s leading fashion designers, Joyce Ridings has been chosen by Manchester City Galleries to display a selection of her clothes and designs at the newly refurbished Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall.

JOYCE RIDINGS: A Retrospective, documents the timeless elegance of her designs from 1966 to 2011, as well as showing her steadfast devotion to Manchester.

Moira Stevenson, Head of Manchester City Galleries, said: “It is a privilege for us to host this exhibition for Joyce Ridings, as her clothes exemplify real creativity and craftsmanship, something that we love to celebrate at the Gallery of Costume.”

Dr Miles Lambert, Senior Manager at the Gallery of Costume said: “Joyce’s consistently creative designs are a real feature of the Manchester fashion scene, and we are delighted to be able to showcase her work.”

JOYCE RIDINGS: A Retrospective will be open from 11th May – 3rd September 2011 at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester.

Joyce continues to be inspired to create new collections and her label sells throughout the country and to a growing band of loyal customers via the JOYCE RIDINGS shop, at 9 Police Street, Manchester, M2 7LQ.


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For further information, a detailed press release and biography, pictures and interviews please contact Angela Giles on 07801 834 563 or or visit the Joyce Ridings website at