Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

The Fan Talk and The Regency Wardrobe Collection.

The Regency Town House

Saturday, 19 October 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST)

The Fan Talk and The Regency Wardrobe Collection.

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Tickets 9 Tickets Ended £17.00 £0.00
Normal Price Tickets 25 Tickets 19 Oct 2019 £20.00 £0.00

Share The Fan Talk and The Regency Wardrobe Collection.

Event Details

Would you like to join other fashion enthusiasts and learn about Georgian and Regency fashion history? Would you like to hear about an art project which recreates historic fashion in paper?

Join us on Saturday 19th October for an afternoon all about Georgian and Regency Fashion.

To be held in the drawing room of The Regency Town House in Brunswick Square, there will be two talks each of 45 minutes duration, one exploring fans and fashion, the other presenting an art costume project 'The Regency Wardrobe Collection'.

In the interval enjoy tea and cakes made by our kitchen team in the Town House basement kitchen.


The Fan Talks

Fans were an essential fashion accessory and where fashion led, so fans would follow.

This talk describes the various types of English paper fans and how they were crafted and used, closely following the great change in styles of dress as the 18th century led into the Regency period.

The speaker, Mary Kitson, is a freelance art history lecturer specialising in fans, a consultant to The Fan Museum in Greenwich and Membership Secretary of the Fan Circle International.

The Regency Wardrobe Collection

Stephanie Smart established The House of Embroidered Paper as a unique fashion house and fine art studio. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at The Regency Town House, where she is developing The Regency Wardrobe Collection, to be exhibited during Brighton Festival in May 2020. 

Each garment she makes is inspired by period and place, history and story, and each is created using only paper and thread.

By constructing the garments entirely out of paper, with embroidered and applied decoration, Stephanie is creating a collection that re-interprets the popular Regency art form of the paper-cut silhouette and responds to the history of the house.

When completed, The Regency Wardrobe Collection will be centred around 8 or 9 life-sized outfits, complemented with individual items of clothing and accessories. While each piece will be accompanied by related research text and imagery, in accordance with her practice it will also stand alone as a piece of intricate and intriguing decorative fine art. 

Stephanie will talk about the background to her work using paper textiles and her current work at The Regency Town House.



Where is the event?

The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH.

By car: There is no parking in Brunswick Square. Paid parking is available in the surrounding streets and in the car park at Regency Square, a 15 minute walk from the Town House.

By train: Brighton is well connected by rail, with London Victoria to Brighton taking only around 50 minutes. Both Brighton Station and Hove Station are a 15 minute walk from the Town House.

Can I stay at the venue? 

No, but there are many hotels in the area, including the Brunswick Hotel just a few doors away.

What are the timings?

The event starts at 2:00pm.

2:00-2:45 Fan Talk

2:45-3:15 Break for tea and cake

3:15-4:00 Stephanie Smart

Will there be opportunities for socialising?

Yes. Guests usually arrive a bit earlier than 2:00pm and, of course, there's the opportunity to have wonderful costume chats over tea and cake at the interval.

Can I bring my partner? 

Of course - as long as they buy a ticket if they're attending the event itself. 

What is the refund policy?

Please be advised that if you are unable to attend the event we are unable to offer refunds, transfers to a digital ticket or credits for a future event. If you buy a ticket and are unable to attend, you are welcome to sell your ticket as long as we have at least 48 hours notice of the name of your replacement and any dietary requirements. Please email this to

Is my ticket transferrable?

If you are unable to make the event, you may transfer your ticket to a friend/colleague. Just drop us a line at least 24 hours before the event with their name (and dietary requirements). 

Is there an alternative method of payment?

Automating registration and payment via Eventbrite helps us keep ticket prices down so that is our preferred method of payment. However, if you can't manage the Eventbrite system just contact us and we can arrange for you to visit us at Brunswick Square and pay in cash at the Town House. Also you can send us a cheque in the post. Email us if you'd like to pay either cash at the Town House before the event or send a cheque.

Where can I contact the organiser with any other questions?

Please email any queries to

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?



Do you have questions about The Fan Talk and The Regency Wardrobe Collection.? Contact The Regency Town House

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

The Regency Town House
13 Brunswick Square
BN3 1EH Hove
United Kingdom

Saturday, 19 October 2019 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST)

  Add to my calendar


The Regency Town House

The Regency Town House

The Regency Town House is raising the profile of Brighton & Hove as a historic location.  We encourage a better preservation of the city's built heritage.  We are developing an appreciation of Regency architecture and social history.

We are in the process of recreating a traditionally refurbished historic home. We offer a programme of events about the history/architectural heritage of Brighton & Hove. We are also developing digital resources relating to life in the Regency period.

  Contact the Organiser

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.