Amanda Sutherland is a registered WI and group speaker. With over 200 bookings over the last 3 years, the creative talks have proved to be hugely popular and have been featured in regular newsletters.
We offer 2 talk presentations:
From Costumier to running an accessories empire ( The creative pathway)
This talks covers background information on the career path through Film, Television and Theatrical costume design and then moves onto an insight into running a successful accessories business.With any creative subject, visuals are a huge part of the session, so a stunning display of headresses are displayed with the opportunity to have a try on.
Trends of a decade (a showcase of 20th century costume)
This talk takes you on an journey through the exciting changing trends with a costume showcase demonstrating original garments and accessories from the 1920s-1950s.
Highlighting the importance of underpinnings from past eras with corsetry and pads onto the celebration of the more relaxed designs of the 20th century.
This talk combines both historical costume references and beautiful visual displays.
To finish off, The Gift shop opens and our beautiful boutique hats and jewellery are available to purchase at a group discount.
WI Sewards End - Wednesday 11th January
WI Risby - Thursday 12th January
WI Castle Headingham - Friday 20th January
WI Goldhanger - Wednesday 1st February
WI Kedington - Thursday 2nd February
WI Hundon - Thursday 9th February
Grantham Ladies club - Friday 3rd March (daytime)
WI Moulsham Lodge - Wednesday 8th March
WI langley - Friday 10th March
WI Shenfield Brentwood - Tuesday 14th March
WI Ickleton - Thursday 16th March
Five Lakes Colchester - Friday 17th March
Colchester ladies club - Thursday 23rd March
WI Hintlesham - Tuesday 4th April
WI Walsham le Willows - Wednesday 12th April
U3A Dunmow - Wednesday 26th April
Great Yeldham ladies group - Thursday 27th April
Stockbrook Ladies group - Thursday 4th May (daytime)
Christchurch Ipswich - Wednesday 10th May
WI Hartest - Thursday 8th June
Hilton WI - Monday 12th June
WI Balsham - Tuesday 13th June
WI Stambourne - Wednesday 14th June
Hatfield Peveral Flower Group - Wednesday 5th July
Stevenage Vitality 50s+ group - Friday 14th July
WI Great Barton - Thursday 3rd August
WI City girls Chelmsford - Monday 11th September
U3A Melbourn - Wednesday 20th September (daytime)
WI Potton - Tuesday 3rd October
WI Centenary Five Lakes - Friday 6th October
WI Packenham - Thursday 12th October
WI Yaxley - Tuesday 17th October
WI Mordon Gala night - Thursday 19th October
WI Stanway - Thursday 2nd November
Thetford society group - Tuesday 7th November
WI Kings Lynn - Friday 10th November ( daytime)