Costume and Textile Association

C&TA events 2018


New date arranged, but fully booked

Costessey Centre
Longwater Lane
Norwich NR8 5AH

£30 which includes materials, tea or coffee, biscuits and parking.


 Costume Detectives - Between the Wars

Unravel some mysteries of the C&TA Resource Collection in an
all-day workshop examining the construction and embellishment of women's garments from the 1920s and 1930s. 

Friday 6 April to
Sunday 8 April

The cost will range from £230 - £260 depending on choice of room.

This price covers travel, hotel accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, plus entrance fees.

Places are limited. Please contact Barbara asap for details and booking form

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A Visit to the Mills and Textiles Collections of the North West

The visit includes the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection and the Helmshore Mills Textile Museum / or Towneley Hall 

The Gawthorpe Textiles Collection is based at Gawthorpe Hall in Pennine Lancashire. The Hall is a National Trust property that is managed by Lancashire County Council.  Guided tours of the textile galleries and study visits include items from the collection not on display. 


Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 April
Start at 6.30 pm

Members £8
Non-members £10 




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Norwich Walks  with Blue Badge Guide Rod Spokes

Monday’s walk lasts one hour while Wednesday’s walk is one and a half hours.

Both walks start at the Erpingham Gate, Norwich Cathedral and take in the Tombland area.


Saturday 19 May

1.30-4.00 pm

members £8
non-members £10 

Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum.




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Annual General Meeting


The AGM will start at 1.30 pm and will be followed by;
a presentation from

Helen Hoyte MBE

, about her new book
The Strangers of Norwich;

This will describe how and why the Strangers from the Low Countries came to Norwich in the 16th C and how they revived the ancient but declining cloth making industry;  included will be details of textile practices.
There will be references to Tudor clothing, facts gathered from contemporary Wills and Inventories. Finally a description of some events during  Elizabeth's five day visit to Norwich in 1578. 


Saturday 23 June

2.00 - 4.00 pm

St Giles Rooms, Norwich

Afternoon tea and cakes are included in the price of the ticket.

members £15
non-members £18


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A History Wardrobe Presentation:

Red Ribbon


The stories of how millinery skills saved lives during WW2. 

Costume historian Lucy Adlington invites you into the wonderful world of fashion, fabrics and home-sewing in the 1940s, to celebrate the publication of her new novel The Red Ribbon – an amazing story of the dressmakers of Auschwitz.


Saturday 14 July 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum

members £8
non-members £10


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Lucile: Fashion Designer & Titanic Survivor

A talk by

Joy Evitt

Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon, an extraordinary British couturier, innovator and businesswoman was traveling to do business in America—she had set up a house in New York in 1909, and Chicago in 1911, the year before the Titanic sailed.



Wednesday 19 September

2.00 pm 

The Malthouse Barn,
The Street,
Oulton, NR11 6AF





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Visit to the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio


This event is held in memory of

Pamela Clabburn

, as conservation was her passion.

 The Studio is the National Trust's only in-house conservation treatment facility.  The Textile Conservation Studio was founded in 1976 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk.

Since 2002, it has been based in a specially converted, award-winning building on the Blickling estate. 


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

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