Chats And Costumes At Cotswold Libraries

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Chats And Costumes At Cotswold Libraries

Meet local costume expert, Shelagh Lovett Turner, at two informal 'talks with tea' and view some of her huge collection of historical costume.

The first of the talks, 'How it All Began…..', takes place at Stow-on-the-Wold Library, on Thursday 20th September, 3pm - 4pm. Shelagh will explain how she started her fabulous collection of costumes and accessories, and how she takes care of them. She'll also be focusing particularly on the bags in her collection - handbags, purses, evening bags and many more, and will bring along some beautiful examples, including a late 18th century purse and some stunning beaded bags from the present day.

'The Allure of The Unseen' is the second of the talks and takes place on Tuesday 16th October at Chipping Campden Library, 11am - 12pm. Underwear through history is the theme and Shelagh will illustrate her talk with some fascinating examples from her collection, including petticoats and pantaloons, the pure silk of the 1930's and the man-made fabrics of 1950’s and 60s.

Each talk will be followed by plenty of time for questions and an informal chat with Shelagh over tea, coffee and cake. Tickets cost £3 per talk and booking is essential. For more details or to book please telephone either Stow-on-the-Wold Library, 01451 830352 or Chipping Campden Library, 01386 840692.

Posted : 12/09/2007 11:27:21

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