Each month our members are invited to an exciting talk with a member of the millinery world. 

Please check back on this page for further updates on who will be talking to us exclusively.

For more information on how to become a member and the full benefits please click here.

Ian Bennett

Tues 7th Sept - 8pm

Join British milliner Ian Bennett for a feather extravaganza! He'll talk about anatomy, varieties (including some vintage beauties!), properties, best uses and share tips to prepare, dye, cut, spray, knot, strip, float and mount this very versatile trimming.

BMA Ambassadors

Tues 2nd Nov - 8pm

It's our first "Hat Surgery!" This is your opportunity to pose millinery questions and challenges to BMA Ambassadors. Ask about tools, blocking, wiring, materials, finishing, trimming, trends, specialty millinery, business issues - our team has you covered.

Maor Zabar

Tues 5th Oct - 8pm

One of Israel's leading costume designers, Maor Zabar launched a a millinery atelier in 2014. He joins us to share some of his unexpected, colorful, and surreal creations, talk about his design journey and give insight into what drives him creatively.

Previous talks

1st June 2021 - Rebecca Share from Hat Atelier
6th July 2021 - Beverley Edmondson of Making Money From Millinery
3rd August 2021 - Elly Stemerdink from The Hat Magazine & Marianne Jongkind author of the book Hat Couture 

*whilst every effort is made to ensure the monthly talks are presented as advertised, in the unlikely event of unforeseen circumstances we will endeavour to replace the speaker with someone of equal interest