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Costume Symposium 2023 opens for registration

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Registration is now open for Costume Symposium 2023. Further information here. Join other costume professionals and students at the University of Huddersfield from 1 – 3 September 2023 for three days of talks and workshops by costume specialists in film, theatre, television and opera. Click to download registration form (Word) Click to download registration form […]

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Costume Symposium 2023 dates and venue

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Save the date: the fourth UK Costume Symposium for costume designers, technicians, makers and BA and MA Costume students is heading north and will be held at the University of Huddersfield from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September 2023, with the usual mix of talks and workshops. Registration will open in June. In the meantime, […]

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Jenny Beavan announced as keynote speaker

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Photo: David Lukacs / Ada Films Ltd – Harris S We are delighted to welcome award-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan OBE (Mrs Harris Goes to Paris) as keynote speaker for the talks day at the University of Huddersfield on Friday 1 September 2023. With 12 Academy Award nominations for Best Costume Design and three wins, […]

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Costume Symposium 2023

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It’s a new year and we are starting to make plans for the 2023 Costume Symposium. It has always been our aim to hold the event in different parts of the UK to give potential participants the chance to attend without the expense of travelling long distances from home. So far we have held the […]

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Costume Symposium 2022 postponed

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We are disappointed that we have had to postpone the 2022 Costume Symposium, which was to have been held at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from 7 – 9 January, because Covid safety concerns have led to closure of the venue on those dates. We will reschedule for later in the year and will […]

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Costume Symposium 2022

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Costume Symposium is back! The 2022 event will be held at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 January. The format will be one day of talks from established costume practitioners, including keynote speaker Jenny Beavan OBE, followed by seven hands-on workshops held over two days. Come and learn about Corsetry […]

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Susannah goes to Spain

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Costume Symposium UK founder Susannah Buxton has been invited to join the Honour Committee of Spain Hat Week, along with acclaimed Spanish designers and the committee’s president, British milliner Stephen Jones. Spain Hat Week is a millinery festival that welcomes hat and fashion designers, millinery supply companies, fashion school students, experts in fashion communication, social […]