£18.50 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Starts 8pm. Seated show.

A unique opportunity to hear the story of Esme Young, fashion designer and judge on the hugely popular BBC show The Great British Sewing Bee. Esme will give a presentation on her life and work, and be interviewed by Guardian journalist Dave Simpson.

Born in 1949, Esme spent her childhood mostly outside and very much unsupervised. She discovered sewing aged 7, and a passion was born. As a teenager, she made her way to London and Central St Martins. Living in a squat with other young creatives, Esme made the most of the creative heyday of the '70s and '80s: watching Notting Hill Carnival with David Bowie, and starting a clothing line called Swanky Modes with three friends and 50 quid each. The '90s saw another career move, this one into costumes for films such as "Bridget Jones's Diary" and "The Beach", before she moved onto the small screen herself.

Esme will also be signing copies of her book, The Sunday Times Best Seller "Behind The Seams", available to buy on the night from our partners, Truman Books.

Part of Ink Slingers: Farsley Literature Festival.

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