About Costume Symposium
In 2017 award-winning costume designer Susannah Buxton was invited to speak at a costume symposium for young technicians and designers held at the Opera House in Oslo, Norway. The experience inspired her to set up a similar event in the UK. The first UK Costume Symposium was held in London in June 2018, followed by the second at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2019. There will be further events in other parts of the country.
Costume Symposium videos
Watch this video from the second UK Costume Symposium in Liverpool (6-8 September 2019) to see what it’s all about.
Here’s the video from the first UK Costume Symposium in London (15-19 June 2018).
Here’s a trailer for a video from the Crafts Council in which Susannah Buxton talks about her career as a costume designer and why it’s important to share knowledge and experience with designers and makers through events such as Costume Symposium. To see the whole film visit the link at the end of the trailer and scroll down the Crafts Council page.
Photos from costume symposium 2019
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- Embroidery Embellishment
- Pattern cutting
- Period tailoring
- Renaissance knitting
- Talks day
what participants said about Costume Symposium 2019
Plans are under way for this year’s Costume Symposium, to be held in September 2020. With our intention of taking the symposium to different regions around the UK, we have our sights set on Bristol this time. Dates and venue will be announced soon – watch this space! Image by Dean Moriarty from Pixabay
The weekend is almost here and we are off to Liverpool for the second annual UK Costume Symposium at LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), presented in association with ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund. We would like to thank our generous supporters, including Gareth Neame, Jim Carter, Imelda Staunton and the Mackintosh Foundation, without […]
We know how difficult it can be for freelances to commit to events ahead of time, so we are giving you an extra week to register for the Costume Symposium at LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), 6 – 8 September. Extended deadline is Monday 26 August. Information and registration form here. Join other costume […]
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, host of 2019’s Costume Symposium in September, has launched a new MA Costume Making course. It aims to produce versatile and creative costume makers with the advanced technical construction skills to produce costumes for all types of performance. Students will advance their costume construction skills through a range of […]