Friday 3 - Sunday 5 April 2020

Missing Persons: Who were the Typical Tudors?

Registration for Missing Persons: Who were the Typical Tudors? costs £299 (US$379/€335), including VAT*. There are limited tickets available, so don't delay! Included in the price is a two-day programme of events, and a copy of the book The Typical Tudor. The book will not be available prior to the conference and delegates will be the first to receive their copies at the gala dinner on Saturday 4 April. The Typical Tudor is scheduled to go on sale via The Tudor Tailor’s Etsy shop in mid-June 2020.

*US$ and € prices are indicative as they will depend on the current currency conversion rate at the time of purchase.
Please note that a partial refund will be given if a cancellation is made in writing 70 days or more before the event. Partial refunds for cancellations made at shorter notice will be given on a discretionary basis dependant on whether the ticket can be resold or not.

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Please let us know if you have special needs of any kind when you book. The Tudor Tailor aims to make appropriate provisions provided the details are noted before 28 February 2020.

The conference programme includes:

Friday 3 April 2020

Registration is at the Society of Artists Gallery where there is an opportunity to see The Typical Tudor exhibition with garments from the book on display.

Saturday 4 April 2020

The full day’s conference at the historic courtroom of the National Justice Museum is hosted by Jane and Ninya, who introduce papers presented by experts on the evidence for the dress of middling and lower-class people in the Early Modern era.

A buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea, coffee and refreshments are provided.

Nottingham’s magnificent Council House is the setting for a three-course gala dinner with pre-dinner drinks and an after dinner speaker. At the end of the evening, copies of The Typical Tudor are presented to all conference delegates.

Sunday 5 April 2020

Take the opportunity to view The Typical Tudor exhibition featuring garments from the book, browse and purchase supplies in the Tudor Tailor shop at the Society of Artist’s gallery in the shadow of Nottingham Castle. Jane and Ninya host the exhibition throughout the day.

Visit Roger Watson Laces and meet Ashley Watson, expert and proprietor of one of the last Nottingham lace workshops still in operation in the city’s famous Lace Market. See a selection of historic designs together with items from the company’s archives and try your hand at scalloping lace. There will also be lace on sale at this behind-the-scenes event, which is exclusive to friends of The Tudor Tailor.

Tickets for a guided tour of the hidden maze of 500 underground caves which lie beneath the city of Nottingham are included in the conference programme. The trip under the streets and back in time reveals the only medieval underground tannery in the country.

Join award-winning tour guide and storyteller Ezekial Bone as he provides an insight into the textile traditions of Nottingham through the ages. The private tour for conference delegates takes in the historic sites of the famous Lace Market in the city centre.

Nottingham also offers a host of historic and original retail outlets and eateries including Joe’s Store (aka The Tin-Tin Shop), Inspired and Chocolate Utopia.

More details about the speakers and other activities plus some exclusive add-on events will be provided as the programme is confirmed. Please subscribe to The Tudor Tailor’s newsletter to receive updates directly to your inbox.

Please note that accommodation is not provided but suggestions for convenient and comfortable hotels will be available in due course.

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