London Craft Week 2018, running May 9th -13th, includes a 5-day millinery extravaganza at The Art Workers Guild (just 5 mins walk from Russell Square Station). Royal milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan, Edwina Ibbotson and Noel Stewart have brought together a host of events presenting the skills and workmanship that are all part of the millinery/hat making craft.
- A stunning exhibition including work by 17 high level milliners - entrance is free and the exhibition opens Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th May.
- Fascinating demonstrations on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 of London's top milliners
- Talks and Q & A sessions with top London milliners
- Two unique films will be shown on Sunday 13th May, the first a couture millinery lesson and the other telling the beaver/felt story, will be shown on Sunday. These two professional film makers explore the many fascinating aspects of the craft, and will be present on the day to introduce their work and discuss what drove them on to discover this little known industry!
Sunday 13th May - 11am 'The Millinery Lesson' a film by Mike Southern
‘The Millinery Lesson’, a fascinating insight into the life of Marie O’Regan now 92 years old, one of the great masters of our time, as she takes us through her millinery lesson. No only teaching technique but explaining the importance of proportion, balance and design.
Tickets £10 including refreshments. Tickets must be pre-booked.
Sunday 13th May - 2pm - 'Mad About Hats' by Olivier Vandersleyen
'Mad About Hats' is from Belgian film maker Olivier Vandersleyen who researched the felt/hat industry for almost 4 years to put together this fascinating account of of the beaver, and its impact on not only the hat industry but with our trade links to America. The film begins in the 1700’s and includes interviews with contemporary milliners, Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones, who speak about felt and how it has changed in the 21st century.
Price: £10 including refreshments. Tickets must be pre-booked.