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Esme Young

Esme Young: Behind the Seams: My Life in Creativity, Friendship and Adventure

Tuesday 24 May | 7.30 - 8.30pm

£10 Venue: QUAD

Tuesday 24 May, 7.30 - 8.30pm at QUAD

Sponsored by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.

From adventures at Central Saint Martins to The Great British Sewing Bee, go behind the seams of Esme Young's amazing life ...

At age five, Esme was asked to write in her notebook, but instead, she filled it with drawings - the only way she knew to express herself. At seven, when it was discovered she was partially deaf, she found refuge in her sketchbooks. Shortly after, Esme made her first garment and a passion for sewing and designing was born.

Living in a London squat with other young creatives, Esme studied at Central Saint Martins, launched the Swanky Modes clothing line with three friends, watched Notting Hill Carnival with David Bowie and altered a dress for Cher. In the '90s she designed outfits for Trainspotting, Bridget Jones's Diary and The Beach, before she moved onto the small screen herself.

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 ...

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