Fourth Costume Symposium held at University of Huddersfield

Talks day 2023 – Danny Boyle and Claire Smith.
Photo © Andreas Sterzing 2023.
The fourth Costume Symposium was held at the University of Huddersfield’s Barbara Hepworth Building from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September 2023. The talks day included an interview with director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach, Slumdog Millionaire), a keynote session from award-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (A Room With A View, Mad Max: Fury Road, Gosford Park, Cruella, Mrs Harris Goes to Paris), a presentation by Lucy Sturley on designing costumes for stop motion animation puppets, a panel discussion on the future of specialist costume skills and what are the most urgent questions the industry needs to address, and a talk by Richard Knight, Career Support Manager for Screen Yorkshire, on their work in the region. Two days of hands-on workshops covering a range of costume related skills followed. You can see photos from the event here and read about the workshops here.