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:

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.

Speakers Diary 2017

Barnston WI -  Thursday 21st September
WI Centenary Five Lakes - Friday 6th October
WI Packenham - Thursday 12th October
WI Yaxley - Tuesday 17th October
Hertfordshire WI Audition event - Thursday 19th October
WI Mordon Gala night - Thursday 19th October
WI Stanway - Thursday 2nd November
U3A Halstead - Tuesday 7th November ( daytime)
Thetford society group - Tuesday 7th November ( Evening)
Spalding WI -  Thursday 9th November ( Evening)
WI Kings Lynn - Friday 10th November ( daytime)
Barton WI - Tuesday 14th November ( Evening)
WI Chadwell st mary - Wednesday 22nd November ( 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
Goldhanger WI - 5th March
Great Waldingfield - 7th March
Elmswell - 13th March
Sandringham WI -  16th March
Marks Tey Silver threads group - 27th March
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
Peldon Ladies group - 24th April
Melbourn WI - 25th April
Potton WI Group - 1st May
Hedingham WI Group - May 11th
Billericay ladies probus group - 14th May
Roysia Ladies group - 21st May
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
Hatfield Pevarel Flower club - 4th July
Ickleford WI - 19th July
Chelmsford U3A - 8th August
Halstead WI - 9th August
Romford Daytime WI - 12th September
Great Totham - 13th September
Bottisham WI - 18th September
Stanstead Mounfitchet  U3A - 20th September
Great Sampford - 25th September
Cotton Quilters Woodbridge - 17th October
Fordham Friendship group - 11th October
Dunmow WI - 8th November
Glemsford WI - 14th November