Costume and Textile Association

C&TA events 2017




Saturday 20 May

1.30-4 pm

Town Close Auditorium, Norwich Castle Museum.

£8 members
£10 non-members 

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Annual General Meeting


The AGM will start at 1.30 pm, followed by a talk by

Lisa Little


Drop Dead Gorgeous

; Lisa will explain to us what regency ladies were prepared to do, to look good.

Joy Evitt,

Chair of C&TA will speak about her research into Regency wedding dresses from the Shire Hall Costume and Textile Collection at Shirehall, plus related aspects of life in Georgian Norwich. 

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’

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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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.   



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

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