Go behind the scenes to discover how stunning West End stage costumes are produced from scratch
Are you dazzled by the amazing costumes you see on stage and screen? Have you ever wondered how they're created? Now you can find out at Stoke Newington WI's January meeting.
Let Stoke Newington WI's talented secretary, Claire-Louise Hardie, transport you on the magical journey of a costume from initial idea to finished garment, introducing you to the many artisans and myriad techniques involved along the way.
Claire-Louise is an established theatrical costumier with an impressive CV. She has worked in all aspects of the exciting world of theatrical costume, all over the UK and abroad, from an RSC tour of Japan to TV's Midsomer Murders.
In her fascinating, interactive talk, Claire-Louise reveals all the people and tricks used to make costumes for stage and screen. There will be a chance for us all to practise what we learn and create a character board for an actor and break down a section of script.
After Claire-Louise's talk there will be a chance for members and non-members to chat and socialise and plan our future meetings for 2013.
There will also be a chance for new members to join and old members to renew their subscriptions – which are now due!
This event is free for both members and visitors
When & Where
Stoke Newington Womens Institute
Stoke Newington Women's Institute meet on the Second Monday of each Month at 7pm in Stoke Newington
Currently the venue is:
downstairs in the dining area past the bar at The Prince Pub Kynaston Road London N16
All women of all ages and cultures welcome, a great opportunity to meet new local ladies from all walks of life, learn new craft skills, and about current issues such as local charities or climate change, the Stoke Newington Literary Festival etc and have a drink and a natter in an relaxed informal setting.