We have 25 presentations to choose from covering over 200 years of social history. Each presentation is based on a wealth of academic and textile research, presented in a lively and engaging manner. The talks last for over an hour, with plenty of time for you to come and chat afterwards, and to examine the costume displays in greater detail. Please contact Lucy to make a booking enquiry.
Click here for details on current fees and expenses. Click on each title below to find out more.
*New for 2017*Pink - The True Story
A celebration of this love/loathe colour, from 18th century dandies to modern day women warriors
*New for 2017*The Red Ribbon
Author talk by Lucy Adlington about 1940s fashion and the dressmakers of Auschwitz
Gothic for Girls
Dark drama, the beauty of black in fashion and the best of British supernatural writing
The story of the Princess dress and magical clothes from well-loved tales
Great War Fashion
A costumed author talk for "Great War Fashion - Tales from the History Wardrobe"
A sumptuous indulgence in 200 years of women's fashion in silk
A dramatic glimpse into life onboard the legendary ocean liner
Votes for Women
The story of suffragette style and the fight for political freedom
From charlady to glamour goddess, a dazzling display of Fifties fashions
Frocks on Parade
A nostalgic journey through the clothes and culture of our lives 1940 - 1990
We Love Laura!
A celebration of Laura Ashley fabrics and fashions from the 1960s to now