Our Pocket Book for August 2nd is full of bits and pieces that have caught our eye this week that we thought might amuse or delight you…this edition is a short one for the holidays but with one or two things that we thought you might like…

  • Visit

Gentleman Jack CostumesThe Bankfield Museum in Halifax has an exclusive chance to see some of the costumes designed by Tom Pye for Sally Wainwright’s TV series Gentleman Jack.

The series about the life of Anne Lister, was filmed largely at her home of Shibden Hall.

The exhibition includes a number of the costumes and props from the series, worn and used by actors including Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle. It also includes a short video from the actors and designers about the costumes.

You can also see original clothing from the period of Gentleman Jack and a whole host of other fashion exhibits from the local Halifax area in the new Fashion Gallery on the top floor.

If you are a dress maker or have an interest in period costume, this exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see some fantastic construction techniques up close.

The costumes for the exhibition have been kindly loaned for display by Lookout Point Productions with assistance from designer Tom Pye.

The exhibition is free runs from until  and is well worth a visit if you are local or in the area.

  • Flowers

We first came across Flowers from the Farm at RHS Tatton Park last year.

They are a multi award-winning, not-for-profit, co-operative of British cut flower growers with members from Cornwall to Inverness.

Their aim is to encourage more people to grow cut flowers in Britain, promote British flowers and to reduce travel miles by promoting locally-grown flowers.

For three special days this August, over 100 growers from the Flowers from the Farm cooperative will be opening their gates to visitors for the first ever Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend in events across the country.

You will be able to see cut flower farms at their blooming best and peek behind the scenes of award-winning artisan movement on farms, allotments and in cutting gardens of every shape and size.

There is an events diary for The Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend which is growing all the time with talks, workshops and tours on a handy map. The events include Pick Your Own days, picnics, suppers and afternoon teas on plots all over the UK.

The Weekend runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th August and is a great opportunity to support flower growers in your area. So pick up a trowel, snap up a beautiful bunch of locally grown seasonal flowers or pick some fruit for tea.

Image from Flowers on the Farm on Instagram 

Hope you have enjoyed the Pocket Book for 2nd August and have a lovely week.

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