Saturday 13 March 2010

Cutting the cloth before Coco (Before Chanel)

Fashion and film collide: this evening's screening of Coco Before Chanel at the SpArC Centre in Bishops Castle has an added dimension.

For one, the promoters of the event, SpArClife, are under 25. The SpArC is the recipient of a Big Lottery Award for a project called Where's the Art in SpArC? The two year programme has just started  and will see a variety of arts activities led by and for 11-25 year-olds, culminating in the commissioning of a major piece of public art (worth up to £10,000) for the Centre.

For today the organisers have arranged a film-making and a textiles workshop to run concurrently from 12pm to 4pm. Participants in the Pretty Rubbish textile workshop have been asked to bring along old, unwanted clothes for a major revamp; the other group will film what they do and the results SpArClife: the Catwalk will be shown alongside the main feature this evening at 7pm.

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