By The Cut of their Cloth – 300 Years of Mixed Race & Multicultural History

Wednesday 5th October

Join us for this coffee morning Black History Month event with local artist and designer, Warren Reilly.


Spanning 300 years of Brent’s Mixed Race and Multicultural History through the lenses of art photography and fashion, By The Cut of Their Cloth (BTCOTC) is an online exhibition curated by local artist and designer, Warren Reilly and The Mixed Museum.

Inspired by Warren Reilly’s 2018 dissertation, ‘Pageboys to protégés’ and Dr Chamion Caballero’s interest in the unnamed sitters in the Petersen Collection at Glamorgan Archives, BTCOTC explores Brent’s rich multicultural and mixed-race histories.

In particular, it continues in the tradition of the Brent 2020: London borough of culture project ‘Fashioning our History’ by using fashion as a lens to look at marginalised social histories.

The Online Exhibition is split into 7 main sections including:

Stories of Colonial Brent – A look at Brent’s colonial past Multiracial Brent – Stories of modern migration and multiculturalism from the borough The Boy From Brent – Curating Warren’s ‘family archive’ Archive Discoveries – What we Found in Brent Museum and ArchivesBrent Stories – Brent residents and creatives share stories of their mixed-race and multicultural family histories with BTCOTC Fashioning our History – Exploring stories of racial mixing and multiculturalism using fashion as a lens Artistic Responses – Encouraging creative responses to historical accounts.