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 and booking forms with the January members mailing.

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Treasures of Chilcomb House

Visit to Hampshire Cultural Trust costume collection at Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, Winchester.

Further details and booking form with the January members mailing.

Tuesday 14th May 2019

Worthing Museum visit

“From shirt to shift”

Lecture by Suzanne Rowland, fashion historian, on the developement of the blouse, riding habit shirts to shift dresses -1770s-1920s.  Plus “hands on” of associated costume from Worthing museum, with costume curator Gerry Connolly.

Further details and booking form with the January mailing.



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. “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.

Cost: Members  £12,  non- members £18. Venue: Bexhill museum,

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

Speakers  Grace Evans, keeper of costume – “Fashion and Freedom – woman’s Emancipation and Dress”

Nicola Sowter“Madeleine Vionnet – Fashion Pioneer”.

Cost £12.50  for SCCS members and Friends of Chersey museum,  Non members – £15.

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

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. Members only event.