Amanda Sutherland is a registered WI and group speaker. With over 500 bookings over the last 4 years, the creative talks have proved to be hugely popular and have been featured in regular newsletters.

We offer 2 talk presentations:

" My creative Journey " (From Costumier to running an accessories empire )

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.

Both of our talks feature our renowned travelling Gift shop where our beautiful boutique hats and jewellery are available to purchase at a group discount. These pieces will be available to browse at the end of the presentations.

Speakers Diary 2017

WI Chadwell st mary - Wednesday 22nd November ( Evening)
WI Chevington - 7th December ( Evening)
Speakers diary 2018
Stevenage Group - 16th January
Saffron Walden WI group - 17th January
Over WI Group - 5th February
Bramford WI - 12th February
Stevenage Trinity WI - February 13th
St Epilets and goldsmore WI - 21st February
Burnham on Crouch U3A - March 2nd
Goldhanger WI - 5th March
Great Waldingfield - 7th March
Elmswell - 13th March
Sandringham WI -  16th March
Braintree Dolphin WI - 22nd March
Marks Tey Silver threads group - 27th March
Aston WI - 5th April
Cherry Hinton WI - 9th April
Haverhill Owls WI - 10th April
Royston WI -  11th April
Vitality 50s group Stevenage - 13th April
Shenfield WI - 17th April
 Grantham Ladies probus group - 18th April
Goffs Oak Group - 24th April ( Daytime)
Peldon Ladies group - 24th April ( evening)
Melbourn WI - 25th April
Potton WI Group - 1st May
Hedingham WI Group - May 11th
Billericay ladies probus group  ( daytime)- 14th May
Chelmsford city girls - ( evening) 14th May
U3A Thorpe Bay - 18th May
Roysia Ladies group - 21st May
Broxbourne WI - 6th June
Great Barton - 7th June
Limebrook Maldon U3A - 8th June
Tollesbury WI - 11th June
S.A Cambridge ladies fellowship group - 14th June
Milton WI - 19th June
Great Yeldham WI - 28th June
Langley WI - 13th July
Ickleford WI - 19th July
Chelmsford U3A - 8th August
Halstead WI - 9th August
Therfield WI ( nr Royston) - 16th August
Romford Daytime WI - 12th September
Great Totham - 13th September
Bottisham WI - 18th September
Stanstead Mounfitchet  U3A - 20th September
Great Sampford - 25th September
Fenstanton WI - 4th October
Fordham Friendship group 11th October
Cotton Quilters Woodbridge - 17th October
Wendos Ambro WI - 18th October
The causeway, St Albans WI - 8th November (Morning)
Eastern and Tillty WI - 8th November ( afternoon)
Hertingfordbury WI - 13th November
Glemsford WI - 14th November
Kinsbourne Green WI - 20th November
Knebworth WI - 21st November
Bradfield community group - 27th November