Discover the unique world of performance.


The World of Head Dresses

Discover the unique world of performance. I have been taking dressing up seriously forever, both as a dancer and costume designer.

Now, I am unleashing your creativity, offering a collection of joyous workshop experiences inspired by my career in the intoxicating world of theatre.

I invite you backstage to share my collection of designs, top tips and tricks to create your own exquisite masterpiece, flamboyant, fanciful and decadent, with every attention to detail.

Commissions accepted for extraordinary bespoke headpieces.



Vintage Swim Hat Workshops

Planning on taking a plunge? Why not do it in style, sporting your own gorgeous aquatic headwear creation?

I will have everything to hand to inspire and facilitate the birth of your unique designs.
Cap your curls in one of these beauties and never worry about the waves.

Basic hand sewing skills and an advanced sense of adventure required.


Mermaid Headpieces Workshops

Would you like to unleash your inner mermaid? Then immerse yourself in the festival spirit and transform into a salty siren or wild water naiad.

Be whoever or whatever you desire. I will have everything you need at hand, so delve deep into the treasure chest of foraged shells, magic pearls and sea glass or bring along your own keepsakes or mementos to fashion into your very own divine mermaid crown. Basic hand sewing and an advanced sense of adventure


Floral Crown Workshops

Inspired by Cornish flowers? Then let your imagination run wild.

In this workshop you will learn how to handcraft a glorious flower crown using Italian crepe paper.

I will lead you step-by-step through the process of flower making, teaching you tips and techniques to create your very own magical botanical crown. Included in the workshop will be all the tools and materials. Basic cutting skills and an advanced sense of adventure required.


Show Girl Headdress Workshops

Playfully delve into the dazzling world of The showgirl.

Dive boldly into the feathers and diamante. You will be lead joyfully through the process of creating your very own showgirl headdress.

Basic hand sewing skills and an advanced sense of adventure required.


I have been taking dressing up seriously forever, as a dancer and designer.

Fiona Chivers


About Fiona

I am a designer, maker and occasional performer. My career started when my designs were selected for a Linbury award, I won a commission to design Sabina for The Bush Theatre.
Since then I've had a vibrant career as a freelance designer both in the UK and internationally, creating designs for dance, opera, drama, film and site-specific installation. Companies include Panta Rei Danse, Moko Dance, C-Scape, Kneehigh, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Trinity College of Music and Holland Park Opera, as well as working extensively with Theatre Royal Plymouth.
I have exhibited at National Theatre, Hanbury Galleries, Chisenhale Gallery, Sala Endanza, Transform and Revelation and Prague Quadrennial.
Originally trained as a dancer, my background has led to a passion for high energy physical performance which pushes boundaries and encourages new audiences.


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