Perfect marriage of vintage fashion and venue #Leek #Staffordshire

VINTAGE FASHION IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Councillors Sybil Ralphs and Gill Burton admire the gowns from a bygone era.

VINTAGE FASHION IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Councillors Sybil Ralphs and Gill Burton admire the gowns from a bygone era.

For many people weddings are all about the clothes and the venue so a vintage wedding fashion show at Leek’s Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery this month really is the perfect marriage!

Following a hugely successful sell-out vintage clothes show last year, Notty Hornblower, from Hope House Costume Museum, is returning to the town with her wonderful collection of wedding dresses of yesteryear.

The ‘Here Comes the Bride’ fashion extravaganza is taking place on Saturday 28 March between 1pm and 3pm and with tickets at just £5 demand is expected to be extremely high.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs, Leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, said: “The Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery has come a long way in the last four years and has a burgeoning programme of events which, alongside the exhibitions and gallery displays, are attracting more and more visitors.

“Our varied programme features diverse attractions, such as this vintage wedding fashion show and the bi-monthly tea dances, which are helping to bring this superb building and its treasures to a wider audience. We’re fortunate to have such a venue in the Moorlands and events such as this really showcase both the clothes and the Nicholson to their best advantage.”

Councillor Gill Burton, cabinet member with responsibility for arts and culture, added: “Last year’s vintage clothes show was a real hit so we’re delighted to be welcoming Notty back again to share her fabulous collection of vintage wedding dresses.

“I hope lots of people are able to join us for an afternoon of nostalgia and glamour. Having seen some of the dresses that are on display in the Nicholson at the moment I’m certain we can look forward to a fantastic show!”

To secure your seat at the show, or for more information about what’s on at the Nicholson, contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01538 483741.

Photograph – VINTAGE FASHION IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Councillors Sybil Ralphs and Gill Burton admire the gowns from a bygone era.

 

ENDS

SMDC Media Release Contact: Carolyn Sanders – Media Relations Manager

Press Office: (01538) 395588 or 07595 270937

Email: carolyn.sanders@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Web:  www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

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