Costume Symposium 2019 archive

Registration deadline extended to Monday 26 August

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September 2019

presented in association with ScreenSkills High-end Television Skills Fund

at LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) Mount Street, Liverpool L1 9HF

Following on from the very successful first Costume Symposium in 2018 hosted by the City & Guilds of London Art School, which specialises in heritage crafts such as wood and stone carving, conservation of cultural artefacts and contemporary fine art, the second symposium will be taking place this year at LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

There will be three days of talks and workshops with leading costume specialists from Gentleman Jack, Game of Thrones and other major film and television productions.

The weekend is designed for costume technicians and offers an unrivalled opportunity to develop new skills. As well as talks it will feature hands-on workshops on the costume-related practices of millinery, embroidery, corsetry, tailoring and knitting.

Speakers include Tom Pye, set and costume designer for theatre, ballet, film and television, and Penelope Wilton, Downton Abbey and many other film, television and theatre productions.

Practical workshops will be led by Sean Barrett (Millinery), Toni Bate (Pattern Cutting), Michele Carragher (Embroidery Embellishment), Kunza (Corsetry), Vicky Salway (Period Tailoring) and Sarah Shepherd (Renaissance Knitting).  Participants will take part in one workshop over two days.

The symposium will run from 9.30am to 6.00pm each day. Lunch will be provided on Friday 6 September and a reception will be held later the same day.

Earlybird fee for registration by 20 July

£210 for 3 days (talks day + workshop days)/ £140 for 2 days (workshop days only)/ £70 (talks day only)

Regular fee for registration by 17 August – deadline extended to 26 August

£240 for 3 days (talks day + workshop days)/ £160 for 2 days (workshop days only)/ £80 (talks day only)

UK-based participants may be may eligible for bursary funding from ScreenSkills to support their attendance at the Symposium.  Further information here.