Northern Society of Costume and Textiles

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Date: 24/11/2018

Title: Christmas 1930's Special

Venue: St Peter's Parish Church, Saltaire BD18 4JH

Cost to Members: 7.50

Cost to Non-Members and Guests: 7.50

Online Bookings By: 21/11/2018 - Click for the Online Booking Form or the Printable Booking Form









St. Peter’s Parish Church, Moorhead Lane, SALTAIRE, Shipley BD18 4JH


This is an extra Christmas event to celebrate a period in history which revelled in the growth of Hollywood and the tremendous knock-on effect this had on women’s clothes, and evening wear especially, amid an obsession with revues and live music on both sides of the Atlantic. Noel Coward, C.B.Cochran and Ivor Novello created amazing productions for the London theatre at the time, pulling in exceptional designers like Oliver Messel and Cecil Beaton. We are hoping some of you will have relevant photographs or items of interest of the era to get us all into the party spirit! We will certainly have several (rather silent) ladies of the ‘Gosford ParkSet to oversee the afternoon’s proceedings, no matter what else ensues! You may even want to dress up yourself!? All contributions welcome….
John Webb has had a lifetime in music of every kind, well hidden behind an academic career. He has a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience…you may even have caught him tickling the ivories in a well-known Harrogate tea-shop!
We are pleased to reacquaint ourselves with a previous caterer, Jeanette, who now specializes in particular food and cakes with a vintage feel!! Just up our street! Why not bring a friend along to join us and see what we’re about? We need more members, and this is a perfect opportunity to make the day go with a swing!!
Progamme: 12.30pm: Assemble & add items/photographs etc. to the display.
1.00pm: ‘Ivor Novello – Man of the Theatre’: John Webb & his music
2.15pm: Afternoon Tea

Pre-booking is essential for this Meeting

PLEASE NOTE: Internet booking via the website must be made by 17 November.