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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 […]

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Costume Symposium 2020 – update

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We had planned to hold the third UK Costume Symposium at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in September 2020.  Due to Covid-19, the symposium has been postponed.   As our practical workshops are hands-on and involve close contact with tutors, we would not be able to deliver the full workshop experience while maintaining social distancing […]

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Costume Symposium 2020 to be in Bristol

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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 

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Costume Symposium in Liverpool this weekend

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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 […]

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Registration deadline extended to Monday 26 August!

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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 […]

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Costume Symposium 2019 host LIPA launches MA Costume Making

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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 […]

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Register by 20 July for earlybird rate

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If you register for the 2019 Costume Symposium at LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) by 20 July, you can take advantage of our earlybird rates. 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)

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Costume Symposium 2019 opens for registration

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Registration is now open for Costume Symposium 2019.  Further information here. Join other costume professionals at LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) from 6 – 8 September 2019 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 […]

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Costume Symposium comes to Liverpool

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In September 2018 award-winning costume designer and Costume Symposium producer Susannah Buxton presented a masterclass to BA Theatre & Performance Design students at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Describing successful period drama design as a mixture of authenticity and originality, Susannah said, “The hardest part of the job is making the clothes look […]