Costume and Textile Association

C&TA events 2017

Please note a change of date and venue for this event;

Saturday 10 June

2-4 pm

St Giles Rooms
47 St Giles Street Norwich NR2 1JR

Free admission to members
£5 for non-members.  

All tickets must be booked in advance.

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 The Pamela Clabburn Memorial Lecture

Georgian Fashion Pressures, Pleasure and Discontents’

by Amanda Vickery  
Amanda Vickery is Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London.

Relevant books include Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England (Yale, 2009) and The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England (Yale, 1998), which won the Wolfson, Whitfield and Longman-History Today Prize. 

Amanda co-directed the AHRC Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior, co-editing Gender, Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North-America (Yale, 2005) and managing The Domestic Interiors Database.  She wrote and presented Radio 4’s A History of Private Life and BBC2’s At Home with the Georgians.

Her latest project is Fashioning Empire.

Saturday 24 June

2-5 pm

St Giles Rooms,
47 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JR

£15 members
£18 non-members (afternoon tea included)




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A History Wardrobe Presentation

Fairytale Fashion’


The History Wardrobe return with ‘Fairytale Fashion’ which will look at the influence of 18th century fairy stories on fashion in subsequent centuries.  
Once upon a time... Step into your favourite stories as we explore the world of magical clothes - the red riding hood, cloaks of invisibility, seven league boots and, of course, the legendary glass slippers. 

In Fairytale Fashion we explore the enchanting history of the Princess dress, from Cinderella's ball gown to Princess Diana and Disney. A dazzling fairy godmother dresses Cinderella for all the glory of an 18th Century ball. 


Saturday 15 July

2-4 pm 

Town Close Auditorium at Norwich Castle Museum

£8 members
£10 non members

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Manufacturing Textiles in and around Georgian Colegate - a talk by Dr Michael Nix

Michael Nix, formerly the Research Manager for Transport and Technology, Glasgow Museums, is an independent historian who is researching the Norwich textile industry between 1750 and 1830.

Part of his current research includes a long-term scientific and historical investigation with the University of Delaware into dyestuffs used by Norwich dyers and a study of nearly 2,200 spinners, winders and putters-out in Norfolk.   


Wednesday 16 August

10.00 - 4.00

Jerningham Room
Costessey Centre Longwater Lane

Members £30



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Costume Detectives for a Day

A one-day workshop to unravel the mysteries of the
C&TA Resource Collection.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to examine and analyse Victorian women's' garments, and experience Victorian needlecraft

13 September

£25 members
£30 non-members

Transport, entry, tea  and cake are included.




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Peckover House, Wisbech

A lovely, partly Georgian House set in a beautiful garden.   

Peckover is a Georgian town house full of surprises: elegant and refined, but also intimate and relaxed.


The coach will pick up at Castle Meadow at 9.45 am and the Hall Road retail park at 10.00 am. 

The coach will return to Norwich between 5.40 and 6.00 pm

Saturday 11 November

2 - 4pm

Town Close Auditorium
Norwich Castle Museum

members £8
non-members £10


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Corsets; Agony and Ecstasy

A talk on the history and construction of corsets by

Joy Evitt


Isobel Auker




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C&TA Events Secretary
Barbara Coe        Email:
Tel: 01603 745766                                                                                                              

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