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