2 day Costume standby Masterclass

This course that will give you the knowledge to go onto set and feel confident.

Location: St. Fagans National Museum of History
Tutors: Tracey Ewen Powell, Nadia Nigoumi & Babette Lee

Book 4th & 5th April 2020


This course is geared towards giving you a thorough grounding of the requirements and expectations of a Costume Standby.

Nadia Nigoumi, Babette Lee and Set Etiquette CEO Tracey Ewen Powell bring a wealth of experience to this course and are currently working within Film and Television.

Areas to be covered include the following:-

  • Set etiquette
  • Principle Standby
  • Crowd Standby
  • Continuity
  • Script Breakdowns
  • Practical Exercises
  • Kit

Nadia Nigoumi

Nadia has enjoyed working in Costume Design for 30 years. Firstly, training and working at the BBC and then later as a freelancer for various TV companies. Her experience covers many areas of TV production from game shows and comedy sketch shows to ‘live’ light entertainment and Major Drama Series. All of which require slightly different skill sets. Nadia is also a pattern cutter and costume maker.

Nadia’s mantra is “Flexibility and Variety are the spice of life”


Babette Lee

Babette has worked in Costume within the TV industry for over 30 years. Her roles in the department have varied from Dresser to Costume Designer and everything in-between. She has worked in all genres, Drama, Light Entertainment, Soaps, Sitcoms, Factual, Game Shows and styling individual Presenters/Celebrities. Babette has worked on many shows over the years from Strictly Come dancing, Eastenders and the Chase.

Babette is excited to share and teach from her experiences to the next generation!


Tracey Ewen Powell (Set Etiquette CEO)

Tracey will be with you for both days to give advice and answer your questions.


Travel & Accommodation

St Fagans National Museum of History is located 4 miles west of Cardiff City Centre, just off the A4232.

Buses operate between Cardiff City and St Fagans National Museum of History throughout the year:

  • Easyway 32A – stops in the main car park of the Museum.
  • 320 – stops at St Fagans village.
  • 321 – stops at St Fagans village.

The bus ride between the Museum and Cardiff city centre is approximately 25 minutes.

You can plan your journey using the Traveline Cymru website or by calling their helpline on 0800 464 0000.

The Museum is signposted from junction 33 of the M4 motorway (follow road signs for the Museum of Welsh Life), with direct access from the A4232.

Please email us here if your require information on accommodation.

If you are are thinking of booking but want more information please call us on 07866 433380.

Set Etiquette have a live event coming up in May with a Writer, Producer, Actor and 1st Assistant Director, they will talk through the process of production from Script to Screen. Everyone who attends this course will be given a free ticket to attend.

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