Movies in the Village Hall will be screening "Victoria and Abdul" as part of its autumn season on Friday 20 October. Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, the film tells the story of Queen Victoria's unlikely friendship with her young Indian clerk Abdul Karim.
If you can't wait for the film itself, you can get a taste of the sumptuous costumes worn by taking a trip to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight where they are currently on display. This is the first film ever to use the interiors of the Queen's seaside retreat.
The costumes have been designed by Oscar-nominated costume designer Consolata Boyle with particular attention to detail such as Victoria's V&A monogrammed shoes. Both formal and informal attire worn by Dame Judi can be seen and amongst Ali Fazal's costumes is a faithfully recreated scarlet and gold livery with a peacock-blue striped silk turban, which was designed for the Queen's Indian servants who waited at table.
The exhibition is in Victoria's Indian-inspired Durbar Room, which features in the film, until 30 September.
More news from Curry Rivel
Brexit Readiness: Defra Food & Farming Briefing Wed 23th Oct12pm — 2pmWessex Pavilions, Royal Bath & West Showground, Prestleigh, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN Defra is working with the NFU, the Heart of the South West LEP and Mendip District Council to host a free 'Ready for Brexit' event aimed at businesses within the farming, food and drink sectors.This event is...
Temporary Closure of Portfield15th Oct 20199.30am — 3.30pmSomerset County CouncilDistrict of South SomersetParish of Curry RivelTAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the County Council of Somerset propose to make an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along...
Somerset Waste Partnership October Newsletter has some excditing news about recycling including an update on the roll out of Recycle More, Garden Waste charges and moreWith far more recycling each week and three-weekly rubbish collections, Recycle More is rolling out to you, starting with 51,000 households in Mendip. Plus scroll down for:Garden waste collections could be getting...
Old School Room
Drayton Village Hall