Diary 2017

Saturday 25th February 2017

AGM & Spring Study Day By Popular Request – Performance Costume

Jane Pritchard MBE‘200 Years of Dance Costume’ – Curator of Dance at the V&A Museum and author of Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes.
Michele Carragher – ‘The Embroidery Narative’ –  Costume embroiderer for the TV series Game of Thrones.
Mandy Barrington‘Historical Stays and Corsets for the Modern Performer’ – Senior Lecturer in Costume at the Arts University, Bournemouth. In this role she has been teaching the next generation of costume makers for over 14 years, using her experience of pattern drafting and garment construction to support the production of costumes for numerous professional theatre productions. Christine Wright will be exhibiting and talking about her award winning Lewes Bonfire Society costumes

Venue: Chawton Village Hall, Winchester Road, Chawton, Hampshire GU34 1SB

Saturday 1st April 2017

Fashion day at the Bishopsgate Institute “FASHION STREET”, organised by dress historian E. J. Scott in association with the Bishopsgate Institute.

E-J will help us explore the photography, ephemera and news archives etc. with the senior archivist and exhibitions officer.
The Bishopsgate Institute is at 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH

Saturday 22nd April 2017

A Day out in Lewes

Two of the lesser known treasures of Lewes, a combined visit to Edward Reeves Photography Studio http://www.edwardreeves.com/archive/ and the Wardrobe Collection at Lewes Little Theatre http://www.lewestheatre.org/  Lewes, East Sussex. 10.30am – 4.00pm Members cost £15.00. Non SCCS members  cost £20.00

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The School of Historical Dress

Many of you will know that the school has recently moved in to a permanent new home. We have received an invitation from Jenny Tiramani to visit.  The School houses the Janet Arnold Archive as well as an ever expanding collection of dress and textiles which are regularly used for study on its courses.  http://theschoolofhistoricaldress.org.uk/Includes Tea and coffee – Bring a packed lunch, or there are cafes nearby. Members £15.00. Non SCCS members cost £20.00

Thursday 13th & Friday 14th July 2017

Herefordshire Costume Visit

Once again we are off on our travels – so get the dates in your diaries! Full details will follow in the Spring Newsletter, but this year’s adventures will take us to Herefordshire.

Wednesday 2.00-400pm we have an optional add on trip to Ludlow Museum Resource centre to see among other things, the 1708-9 mantua featured in Patterns of Fashion1.  Cost Members £6.00

Thursday, we will be visiting Berrington Hall, home of the Snowshill Costume Collection, which was collected by Charles Paget Wade, previous owner of Snowshill in Gloucestershire. Anyone who has copies of the Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion series or Nancy Bradfield’s Costume in Detail 1730-1930, will be aware of this important collection.

Friday morning will be a visit to Charles and Patricia Lester Ltd. Fashion and textile Art, manufacturers of luxury textiles at the Workhouse Design Studios and then in the afternoon we will be spliting into to 2 groups to visit the Hereford Costume Collection, housed at the Museum Resource and Learning Centre in Hereford and to vist some of Herefords city sights. Cost £30.00 for both days, plus entrance to Berrington hall for Non-National Trust members.

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

This is the first UK exhibition to explore the work and legacy of the Spanish couturier, showcasing over 100 garments and hats crafted by Balenciaga, his proteges and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. It examines Balenciaga’s work from the 1950s and 1960s – arguably the most creative period of his career – when he dressed some of the most renowned women of the age and became revered by his contemparies, including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel. Only 15 tickets, timed for 1.15pm available to members only. Introductory talk before the visit. Cost £12.50.

Thursday 30th November 2017

Westminster funeral effigies

SCCS members have been given a unique offer from Brighton based conservator, Zenzie Tinker for a tour of the exhibition of Westminster Effigy costume which will be open to the public in 2018. Still in the course of construction this exhibition will eventually include costume from the funeral effigies of Elizabeth 1 and Francis, Duchess of Richmond.
Location:  Westminster Abbey London on Thursday 30th November at 2.15pm.  SCCS Members Only