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.
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.
Join Jane and Ninya as they undertake a forensic analysis of the bodies of evidence for the typical Tudors in the historic Shire Hall of Nottingham for the official launch of The Typical Tudor, which focuses on the dress of ordinary men and women. Follow their progress as they search for the missing persons lost to history for so long. Be part of an exciting courtroom drama at the National Justice Museum and witness the evidence for these elusive missing persons go on public trial. Experts in pictorial, archaeological and documentary material will plead their cases and undergo cross-examination to test their reliability as witnesses to the past appearance of people for whom only remnants and rags remain.
Visit our Facebook page for updates and check in here for regular announcements about the speakers, programme and venues. Put the date in your diary and plan your trip to Nottingham – home of Robin Hood (allegedly) – a Champion of the Ordinary Man and Woman!
Confirmed speakers in the court room on Saturday 4 April include Susan North, curator of fashion at the V&A Museum; Dr Kathy Davies, author of Artisan Art: Vernacular Wall Paintings in the Welsh Marches 1550-1650; Hilary Davidson; curator of Fashion & Decorative Arts at Museum of London from 2007 to 2012 and Tarnya Cooper, Curatorial and Collections Director, National Trust and author of Citizen Portrait: Portrait Painting and the Urban Elite of Tudor and Jacobean England and Wales. The after-dinner speaker for the gala evening is Amber Butchart, presenter of A Stitch in Time, who will talk about her fascinating secret life off screen.
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.
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.
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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