Orchestra Audience

An Audience with

Amanda Sutherland


Amanda Sutherlands creative talks have now been running for over 8 years and have received huge recognition with the Women's institute, U3A groups and social groups. The talk covers the areas of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk which is generally within a 50 mile distance of the studio. Having received outstanding reviews and standing ovations, Amanda brings her experience of Fashion, Costume, Crafting and creative business skills to the mix and delivers in an informative and humorous way which is guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

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


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.


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.
If you currently have a booking and due to covid are needing to cancel and reschedule, please note that we are now extending our bookings into 2022
  • Stondon WI - 19th May 2021
  • Fingringhoe WI - 8th June 2021
  • Strood WI - 23rd June 2021
  • Brightlingsea U3A - 2nd July 2021(daytime)
  • 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
  • Burnham on crouch U3A - 3rd September 2021
  • Chelmsford U3A Daytime - 8th September 2021(daytime) 
  • Stamford-le-hope and district U3A - 9th September 2021(daytime)
  • Walthambury WI - 14th September 2021
  • Dengie Flower club - 15th September 2021
  • Bedfordshire embroidery guild - 16th September 2021
  • Hockley Hawkwell U3A - 17th September (daytime 2021)
  • Bedford WI daytime group - 21st September 2021
  • Grantham Ladies luncheon group - 1st October 2021
  • Kesgrave Group - 5th October 2021
  • Bury WI - 7th October 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
  • Foxton WI - 2nd November ( evening 2021)
  • Rayne Wives - 15th November (evening) 2021
  • Kingsbury WI St Albans - 16th November ( morning 2021)
  • Ladies Probus Harpenden - 25th November 2021
  • Stondon WI - 17th November 2021
  • Aston WI - 2nd December 2021
  • Leigh on sea U3A - 16th December 2021 TBC

Speakers diary 2022

Caldicote WI - 19th January 

* Sandy Owls WI - 2nd February

* Townswomen Guild southend - 8th March

* Gislingham WI - March16th 

* Boxford WI - 4th April 

* Wheathampstead WI - 13th April 

*  Henlow WI - 13th May

* Potton WI - 6th September 

* Bishops Stortford U3A - 19th October