Saturday 14th April 2018
AGM/Study day – Revolution to Rebellion: c. 1650-1750
Alison Carter – “Fashion at the Court of Versailles”
Mark Wallis, Director of Past Pleasures, is “delighted to return to lecture to us on his favourite period of history, and has some original costume pieces to show us. “To the Barricades!” Clothing for Revolutionaries c. 1642- 1789.
Pat Poppy, Re-enactor – “Reproduction Costume”. A talk with examples.
Cost: Members £15, non-members £25. Cost includes tea and coffee – please bring your own packed lunch – Venue – Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road, Itchen Abbas, Nr. Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ
Saturday 21st April 2018
“Oh we do like to be beside the Seaside”
SCCS member Georgina Bradley (costume curator volunteer at Bexhill Museum) will exhibit in the Education Room some curator selected prized items.
Tuesday 22nd May 2018
By invitation of curator Catherine Leonard a talk on Handcuffs & Costume Treasures, Petersfield Museum.
This is a SCCS members only event- cost: £12
Saturday 9th June 2018
Chertsey Museum – Fashion and Freedom- Study Day
Chertsey Museum is delighted to offer a very special study day in association with the Southern Counties Costume Society. It will coincide with the exhibition Fashion and Freedom (on until 2nd September 2018), which explores the history of women’s emancipation and dress from the 1840s to the 1980s with a separate on the story of the Suffrage Movement, and how it touched the local area.
Grace Evans, keeper of costume – “Fashion and Freedom – woman’s Emancipation and Dress”
Nicola Sowter – “Madeleine Vionnet – Fashion Pioneer”.
10.30 – 3.30 – The day also includes a chance to see selected garments from the Olive Mathhews collection, a tour of the above exhibition with Grace Evans – keeper of Costume, tea/coffee. Lunch not provided. Cost £12.50 for SCCS members and Friends of Chersey museum, priority booking for members until April 14th 2018, Non members – £15, Places are limited, so early booking advised through Chertsey Museum 01932 565764. Payment on booking, refunds not available.
Saturday 13th October 2018
“A Passion for Kimonos”
Marion Maule will be examining the materials, influences, techniques and significance of colour and symbolism which has made the kimono an enduring symbol of traditional Japanese culture.
Alison Carter in conversation with SCCS member Meriel Spalding about her collection of kimonos and accessories.
1 – 4.30pm, the Gurkha Museum Library, Winchester SO23 8TS
Cost: Members £15 Non-members £20
Members booking form in the summer newsletter Non-members book via website booking Form.
Tuesday 27th November 2018
Visit to the V&A Theatre and Performance Reserve Collection at Blythe House, Olympia, London
By special invitation from Jane Pritchard, V&A Curator. A last chance
to see this wonderful collection at Blythe House before it is relocated.
Further details to be issued soon. Members only event.
Saturday 9th March 2019
AGM Spring Study Day – Stuarts, Jacobites and Tartan Heritage
The keynote speaker will be Susan North, Curator of 17th and 18th century dress at the V&A, “The Materials of Martyrdom: the clothing relics of Charles I”.
Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road, Itchen Abbas, Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ. Further details with the Autumn newsletter. Advance notice -save the date!