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Special Days

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Special Days

Both The Arts Society Samlesbury and the The Arts Society North West Area host occasional days where members can enjoy presentations on topics of interest.



DAY OF SPECIAL INTEREST – 17th APRIL, 2019

FROM DOWNTON TO GATSBY – JEWELLERY AND FASHION 1890 – 1929.  ANDREW PRINCE

For the series Downton Abbey, Andrew was commissioned to produce many jewels for the main characters, and this inspired him to create a talk based on Downton and the changing styles of the time portrayed.

Jewellery and Fashion are often seen as two entirely separate and distinct fields of design, but this is very far from the case.

In his talk Andrew guides you through the extraordinary periods and events between 1890 and 1929, where the great fashion houses collaborated with the finest of jewellers to produce works of art of outstanding quality and glittering opulence. Along with this he discusses the clients and patrons who commissioned the jewels and how they were worn with the sumptuous gowns.

To accompany his study day, he brings with him many of the pieces used in Downton, so the audience can see what was worn, close up.

This talk will take place at Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle PR6 8NH starting at 10.00 a.m. until 3.00 p.m.  The cost is £30.00 per person to include coffee and lunch.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Please book your place at the March lecture.