A Thousand Fancies at Berrington Hall 2014

A Thousand Fancies

Charles Paget Wade spoke of the power of objects to ‘inspire a thousand fancies.’ In 2014 Berrington Hall will showcase a series of costume exhibitions against the backdrop of its beautiful Georgian interiors to inspire a thousand fancies in our visitors.

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5 different Costume displays from the Charles Paget Wade collection, the Janet Arnold Prize winner, Costumes from the BBC’s Pride & Prejudice and the 2009 film The Duchess will also be on display at different times of the year throughout 2014.

Each week I will reveal more dates, events and exhibitions taking place at Berrington Hall. This week I am pleased to announce the dates for the 5 bimonthly Charles Paget Wade displays accompanying our Gorgeous Georgians at Berrington Hall. Diaries at the ready!

1st March – 30th April
Hats & Bonnets

“It doesn’t matter whether or not you have a head, you must wear the right sort of hat” ~ Kazantzakis

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A display of 18th – 20th century hats and bonnets from the Charles Paget Wade collection and Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre

1st May – 30th June
Wearing the Garden

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Georgian men were no wall flowers when it came to getting dressed! An extravagant display of waistcoats and accessories from the Charles Paget Wade collection and Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre

1st July – 31st August
Big Bottoms and Small Waists

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‘An unnatural Protuberance!’ Undergarments through the centuries from the Charles Paget Wade Costume Collection and Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre

1st September – 31st October
18th Century Country Casuals

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Traditional techniques and quilting explored in costume and accessories from the Charles Paget Wade collection at Berrington Hall and Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre

1st November – 23rd December
Classical Cool

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Opening the Regency wardrobe; Regency costume and accessories from the Charles Paget Wade and Hereford Museum Resource and Learning Centre

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. The embroidery in Wearing the Garden is not to be missed. The closeups show good definition.

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  2. What a great preview of things to come. Bonnets are a fashion statement in themselves.

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