Library events for NE1′s Newcastle Fashion Week 2012
After a successful programme of events at Newcastle Libraries last year, join us again to help celebrate NE1′s Newcastle Fashion Week in style. From Saturday 26 May – Sunday 3 June 2012 venues across the city will take part in fringe events and promotions which will showcase the popularity of fashion in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Fashioning the past
31 May 2012
6pm, City Library
Costume historian Gillian Stapleton reveals the secrets of her exquisite replica garments. To book phone 0191 2774100.
Tudor fashion show
2 June 2012
6:30pm, City Library
Julia Soares-McCormick returns to City Library to showcase her fabulous 16th century replica costumes. To book phone 0191 2774100.
From hot pants to Adam Ant
28 May 2012
6:15pm – 7:45pm, City Library
Relive the 1970s in this talk and fashion show by culture historian Hilary Fawcett. Includes a fashion show of vintage garments. To book phone 0191 2774100.
Bite sized crafts
28 May – 5 June
10am – 2pm
Pop in to City Library in during your lunch hour to try out a range of crafts with staff and students from Newcastle College including felting, printing and machine embroidery. No need to book.
Vintage costume display
All week, City Library
A selection of vintage costumes belonging to the Progressive Players, the resident company at Gateshead’s Little Theatre, will be on display on level 3 of City Library.
eBay for beginners
2:30pm – 4pm
Ever wanted to use eBay to buy and sell clothes or jewellery online? This session will take you through the eBay basics to get you started. To book phone 0191 2774100.
Online shopping for beginners
29 May, 1:30pm – 3pm, City Library
31 May, 1:30pm – 3pm, Gosforth Library
1 June, 1:30pm – 3pm, Jesmond Library
Do you want to take your first steps shopping online? This session is a basic guide to buying clothes from online stores. To book phone 0191 2774100.
Bobu’s customising and upcycling workshop
3pm – 5pm
Bring an item of clothing to customise or update. Transform old clothes and be inspired to see unwanted items in a new light. Embellishments and scraps provided. To book phone 0191 2774100.
That’s not my hat!
26 May, 27 May, 30 May
2pm – 2:30pm, City Library
Children’s story time. Come dressed as your favourite story character or choose from our selection of dress up clothes. Under 5s. No need to book.
Paper fashions/crowns and tiaras
26 May and 2 June
2:30pm – 3:30pm, City Library
Craft sessions for children. Make fun clothes for Miss. and Mr. Fits, or craft gorgeous royal headgear. Ages 5-12. To book phone 0191 2774100.
The wooden fashion display
Saturday 26 May – Sunday 17 June, Gosforth Library
Prepare to be amazed at the unique sculptures crafted by Tom Newstead, a local artist. Tom creates works of art from wood remnants and chippings, his amazing collection of sculptured fashion items have to be seen to be believed.
The Suit Amnesty
Saturday 26 May – Sunday 3 June, City Library
As part of NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week, we have teamed up with The Suit Amnesty to help tackle homelessness and unemployment while giving your wardrobe a bit of breathing space.
We are calling for your unwanted suits – whether they are too small after the post-Easter indulgence or victims of the annual spring clean – to be re-gifted to homeless and disadvantaged job seekers through local charity, The Cyrenians.
Drop-off your suits at City Library between 26 May and 3 June.