Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and award-winning podcaster, who knows Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery well because he went to school nearby, at Bedales, in the 1960s.

In the 1970s and 1980s he became well-known for the distinctive jumpers he wore on breakfast television, inspiring fashion trends and bringing joy to many. Gyles designed these mostly one-off jumpers with his knitwear partner, George Hostler, and their ‘Gyles & George’ brand has been a favourite among pop stars and celebrities since the 1980s, counting Princess Diana and Elton John among its early fans.

In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Gyles brought some of his favourite jumpers out of the closet and shared a jumper-a-day with his followers on Twitter and on Instagram. Many of these will be on display in this two-part exhibition. The Spring/Summer selection will include the famous I’m A Luxury sweater, while later in the year, the Autumn/Winter selection will feature designs that take their inspiration from performance and pantomime.

Plan your visit

We want everyone who visits Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery to enjoy the building, collection and exhibitions. We hope the following information will help you plan your trip to the Museum and Art Gallery. If you require any further information or would like to give us some feedback, please email or call 01730 262601

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How can I get to the venue?

Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery is housed in the old Police Station and Courthouse on St Peter’s Road in the centre of Petersfield.

Our address is: Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HX

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