This two week program led by Mandy Barrington will provide participants with a unique insight into British Costume for Screen. 2019 celebrates the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth; using Queen Victoria as the main theme for this specialist program, participants will be given an insight into the screening of the successful British television series ‘Victoria’. This will include talks from industry professionals, specialist workshops in millinery, where participants will have the opportunity to design and make an individual Victorian Bonnet. Plus, a series of visits to see costume collections across the country.
During the first week the visits will include two days in the North of England, visiting Stockport Hat Museum, the wonderful costumes at Lotherton Hall and Chatsworth House, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the last Mitford, and the sometime prison of Mary Queen of Scots.
The second week will include visits to Osborne House on the Isle of White, Queen Victoria’s family home and a retreat from the stresses and intrigues of Court Life. Designed by Prince Albert in the style of an Italian renaissance Palazzo, Osborne House was built between 1845 and 1851 and is where Victoria felt most at home.
We will end the study tour with a two day visit to London that will include ‘The making of Harry potter’, where the fantastic design that went into creating the world of Harry Potter through set, costume and props are exhibited. On the final Friday we will visit Kensington Palace to see clothing belonging to Queen Victoria Empress of India and then on to see collections held at The Victoria and Albert Museum.
The study tour will include three workshop days, two overnight stays, one in Manchester and the other in London, including a theatre performance. We also hope to include some surprise visits and special events that enhance your visit.