Controversial Costume

Yesterday I posted on the Costume Society's Facebook page an article about the new Costume Construction course to be run by the Royal Opera House. My post caused quite a stir and has now reached 43,000 people and started a rather heated debate. http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/46031/new-degree-tackle-costume-making-skills-shortage-performing-arts/ I am personally of the opinion that this course is a great… Continue reading Controversial Costume

Hidden Treasure

I have recently been working at a performing arts school cataloguing their extensive costume collection. Among the costumes stored in the cellar and no longer used by the school I found a unique set of ballet costumes dating from the early days of the Sadler's Wells Ballet and Royal Ballet Companies. I found over 100 costumes from… Continue reading Hidden Treasure