Regal Raby

Setting up costumes at RabyWe have just presented costume events at both Woodhorn Museum and Raby Castle.

Yesterday we presented two Tudor Fashion Shows for the Woodhorn Museum in Ashington in Northumberland.

Both shows proved to be extremely popular with other four hundred visitors attending our events.

Visitors at the show ranged from people in their eighties to quite tiny toddlers aged from about four – everyone really enjoyed it.

A visitor asked to have her picture taken with King Henry, she asked ‘Could I be your seventh wife ‘!

Paramjit  – Events Manager at the Woodhorn said she had received ‘ brilliant feedback ‘ and that ‘everyone really enjoyed the day’.

I would also like to thank my team Angela – Costume Assistant, Kevin – Sound Technician/Road Manager and Tracy – Narrator.  Not forgetting Helen, Laura, my husband Mick and son James for modelling – you were all brilliant.

Read about our events as part of the Bank Holiday celebrations in today’s copies of local newspapers ‘ The Journal ‘ and ‘ The Evening Chronicle’. See my beautiful model Laura on the cover as Anne Boleyn.

The Journal - Anne Boleyn - 7th May 2013 006

Due to popular demand I am also presenting a talk about the construction and design of my costumes at the Woodhorn on 2nd June 2013.

Today I set up a display of four of my 16th inspired costumes in the superb Barons Hall in Raby Castle in Durham.

Built for the mighty dynasty of the Nevills, this great fortress stands proud and defiant, its history rolling back almost a thousand years.

It is beautiful  castle – scenes from the recent film  ‘Elizabeth the Golden Age were filmed at Raby.

The Baron’s Hall is a magnificent setting for my costumes – they look amazing arranged front of portraits of previous occupants dressed in their finery.

This small but stunning display will culminate in a ‘Tudor Fashion Show’ presented in the hall itself on 27th May 2013. The costumes in the display will be worn by live models as well as an additional number of costumes. The show will be accompanied by beautiful period music.

I would like to thank Rachel and Claire for all their help today with setting up the display.

We are really looking forward to presenting the shows on 27th May 2013.




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