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Amanda Sutherland creative talks continue to be a huge success with over 5 years experience in public speaking for audiences with womens institutes, U3A and various social groups all over the region 

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Amanda Sutherland currently offers 2 presentations which work as a part 1 and a part 2

PART  1 MY CREATIVE JOURNEY

An exciting Career journey through Film, Television and Theatrical costume design with an insight into running a successful Accessories business. Audiences have been completely amazed at the enthusiasm and creative energy that this presentation is delivered. The talks are informative and amusing as well as having inspired 1000s of audience members with often a standing ovation. The part one talk which has received numerous awards and has featured in many newsletters. A stunning display of headdresses and accessories complete this award winning presentation.

PART 2 TRENDS OF A DECADE

The part 2 talk is the perfect follow up to the original presentation, where audiences will be guided through the changing trends of costume design with a showcase demonstrating original garments and accessories from the 1920s-1950s. Highlighting the importance of underpinnings from past eras with corsetry, hip rolls and pads onto the celebration of the more relaxed designs of the 20th design. Amandas successful business has been inspired by accessories from previous decades where audiences will be shown how the glamour of the Victorian era, the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have inspired her stunning accessory collections which are available worldwide. This talk combines both historical costume references and beautiful visual displays.
At the end of the presentation members are invited to browse the ever popular Gift shop where eco jewellery and  vintage style hats and neck wear are available to purchase at a group discount of usually 50%.

If you are wanting to enquire about the presentations or wish to make a booking please contact me and i will be happy to assist

Due to the current Covid-19 crisis many of our bookings have been forced to cancel. Please contact me if you are one of these groups yet to reschedule for next year, as the 2021-2022 diary is now open.

SPEAKERS DIARY 2020
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  • Brightlingsea U3A - 4th September 2020
  • South Hanningfield - 9th September 2020 (to be confirmed)
  • Meldreth WI -10th September (evening) 2020
  • Mill Road Cambridge WI - 16th September
  • Bedfordshire embroiderers guild - 17th September 2020
  • Hitchin Ladies group - 1st October 2020
  • Burnham on crouch U3A - 2nd October 2020
  • Stansted U3A -15th October 2020
  • Earls Colne WI - 19th October 2020 (to be confirmed)
  • Kingsbury WI St Albans ( morning)- 20th October 2020
  • Stondon WI - 21st October 2020
  • Rayne Wives -  16th November 2020
  • Hockley and Hawkwell U3A - 20th November 2020
  • Ladies Probus Harpenden - 26th November 2020
  • Aston WI - 3rd December 2020
2021 BOOKINGS
  • Caldicote WI - 19th January 2021
  • Stansted U3A -21st January 2021 (rescheduled)
  • Rayne WI - 2nd February 2021
  • Sandy Night owls - 3rd February 2021
  • Gibson WI - 4th March 2021
  • Townswomen Guild southend - 8th March 2021
  • Furzefield WI - 18th March 2021
  • NFU ladies group east bedford - 30th March 2021
  • Waterford village hall WI - 1st April 2021
  • Hitchin Townswomen Guild - 6th April 2021
  • Boxford WI - 12th April ( evening)
  • Billaricay Ladies Probus - 12th April 2021
  • Redgrave Ladies group - 13th April 2021
  • Gislingham WI - April 21st 2021
  • Bishops Stortford - 10th May 2021
  • Henlow WI - 13th May 2021
  • Fingringhoe WI - 8th June 2021
  • Strood WI - 23rd June 2021
  • Elsenham WI - 15th July 2021
  • Black Notley WI - 20th July 2021
  • Pakenham WI - 12th August 2021
  • Harpenden WI - 19th August 2021
  • Thurston WI - 2nd September 2021
  • Chelmsford U3A Daytime - 8th September 2021
  • Wheathampstead WI - 8th September 2021 
  • Stamford-le-hope and district U3A - 9th September 2021
  • Walthambury WI - 14th September 2021
  • Dengie Flower club - 15th September 2021
  • Grantham Ladies luncheon group - 1st October 2021
  • Bury WI - 7th October 2021
  • Broomfield U3A - 13th October (daytime) 2021
  • Ipswich Embroiderers guild -13th October ( evening ) 2021
  • Breakaway group Bury st edmunds (daytime) - 14th October ( daytime) 2021
  • Buntingford WI (evening) - 14th October 2021
  • Northill and Ickwell WI - 19th October 2021 
  • Upminster ladies Probus Group - 20th October( daytime) 2021
  • Leigh on Sea U3A - 21st October ( Daytime) 2021
  • Foxton WI - 2nd November ( evening 2021)