As a teenager, she made her way to London and Central St Martins. Living in a squat with other young creatives, Esme made the most of the ’70s and ’80s: watching Notting Hill Carnival with David Bowie and starting a New Romantic clothing line called Swanky Modes, before moving into the film business and making costumes for films such as Bridget Jones’s Diary. She tells her remarkable life story with warmth and wit.
A celebration of a creative life lived differently, Behind the Seams is a reminder that it’s never too early, too late or
too soon to pick up a needle and start stitching in a new direction…
Chaired By Claire Malcolm
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Many thanks for a wonderful time up in Hexham, I look forward to a return visit one of these years.
Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful event last night. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed being back in beautiful Hexham - thank you for everything you and the team did to make it all run so smoothly.
I feel incredibly lucky to have this festival on my doorstep. It is world class.
Hexham Book festival is a leading creative force in the Northumbrian cultural landscape, with a positive impact on the lives of so many. Locally based, outward-facing, brilliantly organised, and recognised by writers and readers as one of the attractive and dynamic literary festivals.
Two words, absolutely fantastic. Really looking forward to next year!