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  • Peaky Blinders Costume Show

    • 20th July 2019 - 15th September 2019 at 10:30 - 16:30 (Every day)
    • Location: Museum and Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5TU
    • Cost: Free, donations welcomed

    Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery is playing host to 8 costumes from BBC TV’s popular series “Peaky Blinders this summer! The costumes include those worn by Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson and Tom Hardy.

    nuneaton museum and art gallery

    Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery will be playing host to 8 costumes from BBC TV’s popular series “Peaky Blinders this summer!  The costumes include those worn by Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Tom Hardy and Sophie Rundle.  The costumes have been brought together specifically for the Museum and Art Gallery.

     

    Peaky Blinders is a television drama which tells the story of the Shelby family and their criminal activities in Birmingham.  The first series aired on BBC2 in September 2013.  The fifth series will be broadcast shortly. Set in the period after the First World War it portrays a world of poverty, hardship, political unrest, post traumatic stress disorder and hedonism.  The Shelbys like those around them, are trying to find their place in this new world.  The show is inspired by a real life criminal gang of the West Midlands.   Ths show will also include dressing up for younger visitors.

     

    Cosprop is a company you may not have heard of but their work will probably be familiar to you.  Specialising in the creation and provision of period clothes for film, stage and theatre they are one of the world’s leading costumiers.  If you have seen a period drama the chances are you will have seen their work. Costumes for Victoria, Downton Abbey, and Christopher Robin starring Ewen McGregor and Hayley Atwell are among their recent works.  Other actors which they have had the pleasure to dress include Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Depp.

    Founded in 1965 by John Bright, an Oscar winning costume designer in his own right, Cosprop has a uniquely distinguished reputation for authentic reproductions of costumes spanning a 300 year period from the early 1700s right through to the swinging 60s. Beyond this they also have smaller collections and create costumes from earlier historical periods.